Pro BREXIT weekend of action

Organised by The People’s Charter Foundation, the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January saw demonstrations to back our withdrawal from the European Union in Cardiff, Nottingham and London.

 

Nottingham

First up was Nottingham, where the headline speaker was Bill Etheridge MEP

Prominent Brexiteer Martin Costello also spoke, this time about how the EU affects British jobs

Finally, local UKIP candidate Fran Loi (Who stood against arch remainer Anna Soubry last year) gave his take on the events since the Referendum

 

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Theresa May and the Florence BREXIT speech

As I predicted, the Tories are selling us out on BREXIT

Theresa May is now talking of an extended ‘transitional’ period before leaving the EU with a £20bn ‘Divorce settlement’ and continued free movement of people and jurisdiction for the ECJ (European Court of Justice – an oxymoron if ever I saw one)

This blatant betrayal left me seething as I have my say on this video – the monotone delivery is down to me trying to keep a lid on my temper!

UKIP – Job done or only just started?

With the resignation of both Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless, many in the media are now saying that UKIP has achieved its goal and it is no longer relevant on the political landscape.

Indeed, the aforementioned Mr Carswell has been gloating on his Twitter feed about a council byelection in his area where the Tories have taken a seat from UKIP , claiming that many Kippers think ‘job done’.

So, what is the reality? With the triggering of Article 50 and the initial founding reason for UKIP (Leaving the EU) looking like a reality, what have UKIP got left to offer?

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Why the Labour lies show UKIP can win in Stoke

Following the resignation of Labour MP Tristram Hunt in Stoke-on-Trent, UKIP announced yesterday (21st January) that new party leader, Paul Nuttall MEP, will be our candidate in the subsequent byelection.

paul-nuttall-stoke

The seat is historically a Labour stronghold but their majority was down to 5000 at the 2015 General Election and, significantly, it registered one of the highest Leave votes at last year’s referendum.

The poor turnout at the General Election (Just 49%) shows how disillusioned local voters are with the party that has represented them in the past.

If Labour lose this seat (Plus the other byelection in Copeland, another former stronghold with an even slimmer majority) then Labour could be consigned to a spot in a museum similar to the one that Mr Hunt has left his constituency to take up a post with.

With this in mind, it was no surprise to see Labour Shadow Chancellor and my old sparring partner, John McDonnell, go on the offensive during this morning’s Marr Show on the BBC. However, both his body language and his line of attack show why the Labour High Command are terrified of the UKIP challenge in the seat and must be contemplating the possibility of an embarrassing defeat.

Spin, smear and downright lies

Once again, McDonnell trotted out the standard lie about UKIP wanting to privatise the NHS – this has never been a part of any UKIP manifesto.

Paul Nuttall spoke a number of years ago about making the procurement arm of the NHS more competitive – common sense when we see some trusts paying £25 for a lightbulb and issuing costly prescriptions for painkillers that you can buy for as little as 30p at the pharmacy. Yet in Labour’s eyes, this is ‘privatisation’.

So, let us look at the reality.

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