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We have already lost £200 bn of income and output by belonging to the EU

Using Mr Osborne’s method of assessing economic loss we have already lost far more than he fears we might by belonging to the EU.  Just look at the losses we can directly blame on our membership: Membership of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism forced on us by John Major, the CBI, the TUC and the […]

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Our hyperactive EU government

The latest work programme from the EU shows little let up in the manic energy to regulate, legislate and continue its wish to impose its will on most of our government activities and law making.  There are 38 proposals in energy, 66 in so called financial stability and many others from everything from competition to […]

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The GP service

On Friday I turned my attention again to the GP service. I have been working on this issue most of this Parliament, as there has been an increase in the number of complaints from people unable to obtain a  timely appointment to see the doctor. There have also been requests from doctors themselves for assistance […]

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Negotiating trade

I am amazed at how the media still go on and on about future trade, just as Remain wishes them to do. Remain wishes to muddy the water. Most countries trade just fine with each other under WTO rules. The average world tariff under WTO rules is now very low, and considerably lower than the […]

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What does staying in look like if you do not join the Euro?

It woukd be ridiculous to join a football club but state you do not wish to play or watch football. It would be even odder to complain about the consequences of other club members playing and watching, leaving you on your own at club events. Yet the UK government thinks it sensible to belong to […]

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CBI says improving outlook for second quarter as pound rises on better polls for leave campaign

The latest manufacturing trends survey and forecast from the CBI are at variance with the doom laden nonsense from some of the Remain campaigners. The CBI states that  “Firms’  outlook for the upcoming quarter is a little firmer. Both output and demand are expected to grow, with the latter underpinned by strong expectations for export […]

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Why we will be better off out

1 We will be able to spend £10bn a year on our priorities instead of sending that abroad and not getting it back. That adds 0.6% to our GDP. 2. We will regain control of our fishing grounds, which will enable us to rebuild our fishery and return to being net exporters instead of net […]

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Message to the Remain media: The referendum is not mainly about trade but about self government

Our trade is not at risk if we leave. The rest of the EU will want to continue to sell to us, so they will not want to impose new barriers. Yet we live with the double Remain lie every day in the media The first lie is we will lose our trade when we […]

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President Obama confirms in the EU there is no US trade deal and outside we could negotiate one

What a load of fuss about nothing. The Remain side have got their lackeys in the media to repeat bitter nothings about Obama’s message. The facts are simple. Inside the EU for 43 years we have no US trade agreement. The EU has sole responsibility for negotiating one. Outside the EU we would start with […]

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Shakespeare’s writings: their modern relevance now 400 years young.

(from a speech made to Dorset and later to Wokingham Conservatives)   This week we celebrate England’s greatest writer. 400 years ago he died after a phenomenal written output.  He towers over the world literary stage four hundred years after his death. A replica of his theatre has risen on the South Bank where it stood […]

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