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A possible right to stop future EU laws if enough countries agree with us

Well there’s a surprise! In future if a majority of EU Parliaments agree, we can stop an EU proposal we don’t like. How does that differ from being able to stop an EU Commission proposal today if we have enough votes around the Council of Ministers table? Not a lot. The only thing that works […]

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Staying in the EU is the risky option

The main problems the Stay in campaign have is they do not like much of the current EU, and can’t tell us how much more centralisation there will be. They seek to argue that the EU is just a trading club. They say they don’t want to join the Euro and the common borders, two […]

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What does Brexit look like? A lot better than staying in.

The Better Stay in Europe campaign only wants to paint gloomy and false pictures of the complexities of Brexit. They have nothing positive to say about belonging to the EU. Out of the EU we will be free to make our own laws and spend our own tax revenues as we see fit. The Leave […]

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Leave must mean leave

Again yesterday when debating on TV BSE just kept the lies flowing that when we leave we will continue to pay money to the EU and accept free movement. Two of the main reasons to leave are to get our money back and to control our own borders. Mexico with a free trade agreement, Canada […]

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Taxing times for Google and others

I am going to break off from the EU exit series for a couple of days to deal with taxation, as there is an ill informed topical debate underway about it. I am publishing this blog for tomorrow early this week-end as some Sunday journalists may find it helpful. There are two major judgements involved […]

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We will be a democracy again if we leave the EU

A fundamental principle of democracy is that one government and Parliament cannot bind another. To ensure the power of the people voters need to be able to dismiss a government that does not please and replace it with one that does. Any law, decision or spending priority that needs changing should be capable of change […]

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Why the UK will have more influence in the world if it leaves the EU

THE UK WILL BE MORE INFLUENTIAL WHEN IT LEAVES THE EU Out of the EU the UK will regain her rightful place on world bodies. The UK will reclaim her own seat at the World Trade Organisation, in World Climate talks and similar fora. Instead of having to broker a line with 27 other countries, […]

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Leaving will be good for farmers and fishermen

When the UK leaves the EU it will carry on paying all the current grants to farmers. We will have our own money to spend, and will have all the money we had to send to the EU to pay for our farm subsidies back under our own control. A Conservative government will guarantee existing […]

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We can have cheaper energy if we leave the EU – and better security of supply

ENERGY One of the most damaging policies the EU has visited upon us is dear and scarce energy. The UK needs to be free to have its own energy policy based on domestic security of supply and lower prices. EU energy policies are pricing energy intensive industry out of the UK, and also damaging the […]

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Leaving the EU will be good for our trade

TRADE Outside the EU the UK will have more scope to sell to the rest of the world, will be able to draw up its own free trade agreements with other countries, and will see its balance of payments deficit cut by the ending of EU contribution n payments. The £10 billion the UK contributes […]

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