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SOUND-BITE FACTS   -   EU REFERENDUM NEWS
ARCHIVE : 1 - 14 JUNE 2016
OPTION 1 : LEAVE
OPTION 2 : REMAIN
THE POSITIVE ECONOMIC CASE FOR LEAVE
Let’s look at two pictures and see which one we would choose
  1. Option 1 : Leave EU, sell to the growing World markets, plus the EU
  2. Option 1 : Remain in biggest-failing trade bloc in the World
For you and your family,
which picture is more likely to make you better off?
No wild figures from the Government can disguise the truth
The EU is ‘last century’, stuck in bureaucracy, protectionism,
unemployment, and repeated failures
The World is our future – let’s get out there and grow
14 june 2016   [Source: IMF World Economic Outlook Database]
Another exclusive, positive, simple, voter-friendly analysis from Facts4EU.org!
EU expansion
and immigration is an ECONOMIC and DEMOCRATIC issue
Mayotte National Flag



Yet another Facts4EU.org exclusive
EU CAN’T STOP TAKING POOR COUNTRIES
Latest territory: Romania?(2007)  Bulgaria?(2007)  Croatia?(2013)
No, it’s Islamic MAYOTTE, just 2 years ago
'Where’s that?' we hear you ask
  • On 01 Jan 2014, the EU accepted Mayotte as part of the EU
  • Mayotte is a poor island off Africa, with a 97% Islamic population
  • They voted to become part of France so they could join the EU
  • Population is 227,000 of which 55% are under 18 years old
  • 71% of adults are unemployed
  • It is still ruled under Islamic law
Mayotte: Latest of EU’s enlargements - British people are told nothing
Next time Cameron says Turkey won’t join until year 3000, remember this
Vote Leave to stop the constant deceptions,
the huge costs, and the enormous risks
[Sources: EU Council Directive 2013/61/EU – Mayotte. INSEE (French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies) : Résultats statistiques de Mayotte. INSEE: population statistics. EU Commission European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations 2016.]
14 June 2016
PEOPLE HAVE KINDLY SAID WE PRODUCE THE MOST EFFECTIVE STUFF OF ANY CAMPAIGN,
TO EXPLAIN WHY WE SHOULD LEAVE THE EU
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THE EU ELITE'S EXPANSIONISM IS COSTING THE UK BILLIONS
Each new country is poorer, meaning huge costs to the UK taxpayer
EU is paying €23.2 BILLION to these countries before they even join
EU's money comes from ever-smaller number of countries like the UK,
who are net contributors to the EU
The EU has never stopped expanding
since we joined.

It started as 6 countries and now encompasses 28 including the UK.

13 other territories are in various stages of negotiating their membership.

132 MILLION people from 4 non-EU poor countries will get visa-free access this year
  • Over 1.25 million people claimed asylum in the EU in 2015. 73% of them were male
  • Migrant arrivals in Greece in January 2016 were 38 times higher than January 2015
  • Nearly three-quarters of asylum-seekers were NOT from Syria
  • Turkey’s population is 78.7 million and is 99% Islamic, with 85,412 mosques
  • The EU is spending €23.2 BILLION of EU taxpayers' money on non-EU countries like Turkey, Moldova, Albania, etc, which are destined to join soon
The 2 richest countries in Europe - Norway and Switzerland - don't want to join,
but the poorest countries are queueing up
The Failing EU Is Out Of Control - This Is Not a Safe Club To Be A Member Of
[Sources: EU Commission paper on costs of enlargement. Official Turkish Statistical Institute: Cultural Statistics 2013. Turkstat Census of Population 28 Jan 2016. EU Frontex report 22 Feb 2016. Eurostat Asylum Statistics 2015, published 02-04 March 2016. UN population data 2015. ]
14 June 2016
EU EXPANSION

The facts about the
EU army and more countries joining EU
EU ARMY? TURKEY? - WHAT ARE THE FACTS?
- REMAINERS DISMISS AND PATRONISE, WE GIVE THE FACTS
For months we've reported on EU's military intentions including EU army
We've also reported on EU expansion - Turkey and many other countries
Voters say they want facts. Our facts below are in two parts:-
  1. What has actually happened so far
  2. What the EU is planning
These facts are well-researched as always and are incontestable
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THE EU ARMY
SO FAR

Can you imagine the British Forces under the command of a German General?

German military is "fusing" with Dutch military
SHOULD THE UK BE ABLE TO DEFEND ITSELF?
  • EU has created: the European External Action Service, the EU Institute for Security Studies, the European Defence Agency, the EU Military Committee, the EU Military Staff, the Eurocorps, and the EU Battle Groups
  • Discretely, the EU has been building everything it needs to run a combined military under the EU flag
  • Meanwhile, German 1st Panzer Division has taken over Dutch 43rd Mechanised Brigade
  • German Rapid Forces Division has taken over Dutch 11th Airmobile Brigade
  • Dutch have now agreed to combine naval forces with Germany
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'EU ARMY'
CLAIM PROVED
THE EU ARMY
IS COMING

Can you imagine the British Forces under the command of a German General?

German military is "fusing" with Dutch military
SO, FACTS ARE CLEAR, WHAT ABOUT FUTURE?
  • 2007 - BBC: “The European Union has quietly acquired what might be described as a standing army.”
  • 2015 - Jean-Claude Juncker, President of EU Commission: “The European Union needs its own army"
  • "Such an army would help us design a common foreign and security policy.”
  • April 2016 - German Defence Minister, Ursula von der Leyen: "This collaboration shows the extraordinary depth of the partnership with the Netherlands... Dutch and German [forces] will live, work, train and exercise together in the future. They become a fused entity"
  • "This is the path to a European Defence Union," she added.
  • Only 5 weeks ago, ‘Europe Day’, 9th May - President Daul (largest party in EU parliament): “Today more than ever, the peace of our continent cannot be safeguarded without a common and functional security union, including a European army.”
  • Finally, the Lisbon Treaty's express policy is for an EU 'Defence Union'

Prime Minister goes 'Cold Turkey' just before Referendum

(Believe it if you want)
OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT AND EU POLICY ON TURKEY JOINING EU
So why - only 17 weeks ago - did he sign EU's commitment for Turkey to join "at an accelerated pace"?
And why is it still official Government and EU policy, Mr Cameron?
Exclusive:
EU TO ALLOW
132 MILLION
VISA-FREE ACCESS
EU EXPANSION ISN'T ONLY TURKEY
There are many other countries lined up to join the EU
We have significant information about the overall picture of EU expansion, but unfortunately our current resources don't allow us to write and code this essential information for you at this time.
It's a shame, because it will make devastating reading and should be very useful for all campaigners.
13 June 2016
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13 June 2016
MANY HAPPY RETURNS YOUR MAJESTY, ON THE WEEKEND OF YOUR OFFICIAL 90th BIRTHDAY
90 Glorious Years, 64 Years As Our Sovereign
Elizabeth II, Dei Gratia Britanniarum Regnorumque Suorum Ceterorum Regina, Consortionis Populorum Princeps, Fidei Defensor.
Head of the Commonwealth of 53 nations (representing ¼ of the World's population), Queen of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
12 June 2016
SUNDAY EDITORIAL
12 June 2016
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GREAT NEWS, LATEST POLL SHOWS 10% LEAD
However we need 20% lead if Leave is going to win
  • We’ve consistently argued Leave needs 20% lead to win
  • Despite evidence, many people will still go for ‘safe option’ on 23 June
  • Below we continue to show voters will be better off out
  • We show OECD’s data proving Single Market hasn’t worked
  • We show mass immigration has a massive cost to families and communities
We wish strength and courage to all campaigners going out today.

It’s you who are putting in the real work in this campaign.
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'SINGLE MARKET'
MYTH DESTROYED
UK VOTERS
CAN SMILE
LEAVE’S ECONOMIC ARGUMENT FINALLY TRIUMPHS
On Friday, the Single Market myth was blown apart by Remain’s own ‘experts’ : the OECD
  • OECD 2016 report shows Single Market hasn’t worked in 30 years
  • Cameron-Osborne and Remain campaign’s no.1 strategy blown up
We’ve worked through two days and nights analysing this devastating 86-page OECD report published Friday, to summarise it for campaigners and voters.
Our 8-part demolition of the Single Market is below

We think it leaves Remain with nothing to say
on the economy (or anything else)
Details, graphs, and clear statements for voters are all below
They devastate the Remain campaign's case
[Sources: OECD JUNE 2016 report on EU and Single Market ]      12 June
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SINGLE MARKET MYTH DESTROYED
PART ONE
CAMERON'S FRIENDS AND 'EXPERTS', THE OECD
Below you'll see a series of our analyses of the OECD's 2016 report on the EU and the 'Single Market'
Firstly, some things you should know about the OECD
  • The OECD is pro-EU, based in Paris
  • Their executives don't pay any income tax
  • The OECD receives millions in funding from the EU
  • Last year the UK Government alone gave them over £15 million
  • Their Director-General's earnings exceed £400,000 p.a.
  • He urges you to remain in the EU
[Source: OECD report and accounts ]      11 June
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SINGLE MARKET MYTH DESTROYED
PART TWO
SUMMARY OF SINGLE MARKET FAILURE, BY OECD

REMAIN CAMPAIGN’S No.1 ANSWER TO EVERYTHING IS
“We must be in the Single Market or our economy will disintegrate”
Key findings from 86-page OECD report yesterday:
  • EU Single Market remains ‘unfinished and stalled’ after 30 years
  • Goods market ‘far from fully integrated’, services market far worse
  • ‘Unjustified and disproportionate requirements’ for services (80% of UK economy)
  • Services growth in last 3 years only 0.1% of EU GDP
  • Single Market suffers from high level of regulation
  • EU’s promises to reduce excessive regulations ‘remain to be implemented’
  • Single Market isn’t ‘single’ – big variations by country
  • Poverty increasing across EU
  • EU GDP projected to fall this year
We’ve worked through two days and nights analysing this devastating 86-page OECD report published on Friday 10th June.
Details, graphs, and clear statements for voters
are shown below.
[Sources: OECD JUNE 2016 report on EU and Single Market ]      12 June
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'SINGLE MARKET'
MYTH DESTROYED
PART THREE
THE ‘SINGLE MARKET’ AND POVERTY
OECD says poverty fell in UK and rose in the EU, 2008-2014
OECD REPORTS THAT:-
  • UK’s poverty rate declined by -0.5%. EU’s rose by +0.8%
  • Unemployment still high in EU, widespread across euro area
  • Challenges for economies and on quality of life of EU citizens
  • Estimates of structural unemployment have risen
  • Deep cuts to unemployment benefits in affected countries
Does this sound like the great EU Single Market
which Remain says we can’t afford to leave?
[Source: OECD JUNE 2016 report on EU and Single Market ]      11 June
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'SINGLE MARKET'
MYTH DESTROYED
PART FOUR
THE ‘SINGLE MARKET’ AND BUSINESS PREVENTION
OECD report shows Single Market causes major business regulation burden for UK
Effectively, the Single market doesn't exist
OECD REPORTS THAT:-
  • ‘Unnecessary costs of regulation hamper the Single Market’
  • Digital economy hampered by national regulations
  • 'Single Market' regulations in EU 2.5 times those in UK, more than 3 times in France, for energy, transport, communications
  • Very high regulation barriers in services (80% of UK economy)
  • EU’s promises to fix all this ‘remain to be implemented’
Does this sound like the great EU Single Market
which Remain says we can’t afford to leave?
[Source: OECD JUNE 2016 report on EU and Single Market ]      11 June
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'SINGLE MARKET'
MYTH DESTROYED
PART FIVE


THE SINGLE MARKET AND YOUR INCOME (OECD)
Why is GDP (national income) rising and personal income falling?
Let’s look again at what OECD (Cameron’s favourite ‘experts’) show us
Why is the economy growing but the average person’s income (after inflation) falling?
  • Economists talk about GDP - national income
  • National income has risen by over 25% since 2007 (OECD)
    (This has nothing to do with the Single Market - see ‘Part 8’ below)
  • Real people look at their own income, not GDP
  • Average incomes have fallen by over 6% since 2007, after inflation (OECD)
What has the Single Market done for real people?
The average person is worse off than in 2007 (OECD)
Voting Leave is a vote for a brighter, more prosperous future
[Source: OECD June 2016 report, EU & Single Market | Stat.OECD ]      12 June
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'SINGLE MARKET'
MYTH DESTROYED
PART SIX
THE ‘SINGLE MARKET’ ISN’T A MARKET AT ALL
OECD report shows it's political, and the 'market' part doesn't work
Effectively, the Single market doesn't exist
EU defines it as the 4 fundamental ‘freedoms’, including free movement
  • Free movement means mass uncontrolled immigration into UK
  • Government and ‘experts’ like uncontrolled immigration
  • It keeps down wages (says Chmn of Remain campaign)
  • Real people look at immigration and think jobs and wages
  • They think housing, GPs & hospitals, schools, services
UK population has grown by over 5% since 2007 (OECD)
Cameron said he wanted to stop free movement,
Merkel said no
The only way to stop this madness is to vote Leave
[Source: OECD JUNE 2016 report, EU & Single Market | Stat.OECD ]      12 June
WHAT IS 'THE SINGLE MARKET'?   WE GIVE YOU THE SIMPLE FACTS.
A Special Fact Box from Facts4eu.org.  And it's good news!
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'SINGLE MARKET' MYTH DESTROYED
PART SEVEN
"The Single Market" isn’t about trade, it’s about politics
1. No other trading bloc in the world:
  • Demands total political obedience
  • Demands open borders
  • Imposes its own social laws on members
  • Imposes its tax system on members
  • Has its own (failed) currency
  • Is forming its own army
  • Has shown zero growth since 2008
  • Demands £10bn per year membership fee
The ‘Single Market’ should really be called the ‘Single Government’
2. Despite the hype, there's no visible effect on the UK’s growth rate in 30 years
  • 30 years is surely long enough to see the effects of this wonderful 'Single Market'?
  • Click here for UK's growth rate since we joined the EU
  • Can you guess when the Single Market started?
  • Mr Osborne, if the Single Market is so important, why didn't our growth rate jump?
3. The Single Market is based on goods not services - only 20% of our economy is goods
  • Messrs Osborne and Cameron talk of the EU 'completing the Single Market' as being vital
  • What they mean is that it should have been extended to cover services long ago
  • Services are 80% of our economy, unlike the rest of the EU
  • In 30 years, the EU still has no single market in services
  • In the EU, when something's in the UK's interests, it doesn't get done
4. Over 150 countries trade happily with the EU, without joining the ‘Single Market’
  • If the UK leaves the EU, nothing will change - trade will carry on
  • The UK will negotiate a 'British Option" - a trade deal in our own interests
  • Even if it's not perfect, it will still be better than our current arrangement
  • No more mass immigration, no more EU-imposed laws, no more EU politics
  • Just good profitable trade, the way the rest of the world has done it for years
Note: The graph showing average growth has been produced from data from the IMF
- one of the Government's current favourite international bodies.
It shows a rolling average trend line of the growth of the UK's economy each year.
June 2016
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'SINGLE MARKET'
MYTH DESTROYED
PART EIGHT

Mr Cameron, please look at the graph. Can you even tell when the Single Market started?

MR CAMERON, IF THE SINGLE MARKET IS SO GREAT
and if it's the reason we must put up with mass EU immigration, loss of sovereignty and democracy, inability to make our own laws, massive pressure on housing, schools, the NHS and public services....
Can you please explain why there's been no growth effect?
Make Britain Wealthier Again – Vote Leave
[Source: IMF data tables, rolling 5 year average]     12 June 2016
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM LAST NIGHT'S DEBATE ON ITV?
ITV debate
Leave debaters: Andrea Leadsom (Con), Gisela Stuart (Lab), Boris Johnson (Con).
Remain debaters: Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Angela Eagle (Lab), Amber Rudd (Con)
BORIS AND FIVE STRONG-MINDED WOMEN
How did he and they get on? Our analysis of the ITV debate
  • Most national Press comment gave debate to Leave
  • Leave gave facts and arguments, Remain offered personal insults
  • Best debater: Andrea Leadsom, in our opinion
  • Gisela Stuart also excellent, Boris on good form
Lessons: Much better defence of £350 million per week claim required, if this is to be maintained. Remain’s “£4,300 per household worse off” claim could have been raised briefly.
Positives: Strong upbeat message overall from Leave, excellent points. Leave debaters came across as likeable, and quoted facts. Leave never retaliated over continual insults.
      10 June
FACTS4EU.ORG EXCLUSIVE ANALYSIS
Click on the graph to see the 'headline' figure of £350 per week, compared to the gross figure, and the figure after our rebate
£350 MILLION PER WEEK & THE BATTLE BUS?
Once again last night, £350 million per week figure dominated
So let's use Mr Osborne’s independent ‘Office for Budget Responsibility’, 2016 figures :-
  • £398 million per week gross
  • £305 million per week of our money even after our ‘rebate’
  • £87 million per week of our money then spent by EU in the UK
    All these payments to farmers, universities etc, will continue
    which leaves £218 million per week that we pay for what?
Facts4EU.org has always said that a figure of £10 billion per year is a very reasonable and uncontestable figure to use, for what the EU costs us.
£398 million per week is the OBR’s estimate for this year, gross.

Even £192 million per week (£10 billion per year), is understated as a net figure after all deductions.
Frankly it’s a massive understatement of the total cost of the EU to the UK
[Sources: Office for Budget Responsibility, March 2016 data ]      10 June
FACTS4EU.ORG EXCLUSIVE ANALYSIS
(as with almost everything you read on this site)
Voter registrations on 'Remain' days
GOVERNMENT’S ‘FIX’ OF REFERENDUM RESULT
Unprecedented extension to voter registration – we show the results
  • Government completed its rigging of Referendum vote
  • We show results of 2-day extension to voter registration
  • 436,000 extra registrations, of which only 2% were aged 65+
  • 77% were aged under 45 – the most likely group to vote Remain
  • Site down for only 100 mins before original 7th June deadline

This isn't about process - it's genuine concern for democracy, arising from a flagrant Government move to influence the Referendum vote. Raising this serious concern might make them think twice about any further nonsense before Polling Day.
A breathtaking abuse of Government power to fix a Remain result.
[Sources: Electoral Commission, Cabinet Office ]      10 June
The Norwegians had the confidence to reject the EU and they have never looked back

You may find some of what they say awfully familiar!
THE NORWEGIANS ALSO FACED PROJECT FEAR
In 1994 Norway's government lied to their people too.
The Norwegian people saw through the lies, voted no to the EU,
and they've thrived ever since.
(Short clip, 2 mins 50 secs)
10 June 2016
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Falling gov't bond rates, courtesy of tradingeconomics.com and UK Treasury

UK's borrowing costs fall, as World shows confidence in UK
WORLD GIVES BIG THUMBS UP TO UK
Cost of borrowing for UK falls by 45%
  • Falling interest rate for UK debt shows World’s confidence in UK
  • The lower the rate, the more confident they are
  • UK’s borrowing costs have fallen from 2.2 to 1.2% since July
  • UK’s cost of borrowing has fallen 45% in 10 months
Government says UK economy suffering because of Brexit fears
The facts show huge confidence in UK, despite Brexit
[Sources: TradingEconomics.com, UK Treasury Dept ]      09 June
FACTS4EU.ORG EXCLUSIVE ANALYSIS
(as with almost everything you read on this site)
EU migrant workers by 2030

Official Government data shows huge risks of remaining in EU
EU MIGRANT WORKERS TO RISE TO 10 MILLION
Osborne predicts to 2030, so we look at EU migrants working in UK by then
  • Government data shows almost 10 million EU migrant workers in UK by 2030
  • This means a minimum of 15 million extra EU citizens
  • All will need healthcare, housing, schools, public services
  • This is about the economy and our standard of living
Staying in the EU means the UK can’t stop this
Note: We used official government data showing increase in EU migrant workers in last 6 years and projected it forward to Remain's favourite year: 2030.
[Sources: Office of National Statistics, 2016 data ]      09 June
FACTS4EU.ORG EXCLUSIVE ANALYSIS
(as with almost everything you read on this site)
Voter registrations on 'final' day

Official Government data shows how they're fixing the result today
GOVERNMENT MOVES FAST TO 'FIX' REFERENDUM
48 hour extension to deadline, for registration of Remain voters
  • All polls show young voters most likely to vote Remain
  • Some young people left it until 10.30-12.00 on last night
  • How many pensioners tried to register after 10.30pm at night?
  • On final day, ‘young’ registrations 10 times higher than ‘older’
  • Why extend 48 hours? The site was only down for 100 minutes
  • We propose extension tomorrow morning, 07.30-09.10am
There is only one way of describing this.
A breathtaking abuse of power to fix a Remain result.
[Sources: Electoral Commission, Cabinet Office ]      09 June
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WHY ‘INDEPENDENT EXPERTS’ ARE FOR REMAIN
IMF, OECD, WTO, BoE, CBI, TUC - Mr Cameron's rich friends

The EU's ticking time bomb under the UK economy, which they don't want you to know about
BRUSSELS’ TICKING TIME BOMB UNDER UK ECONOMY
Cameron’s looking in the wrong place for bombs
EU delays budget review – until after Referendum
It wouldn’t look good if there’s a huge rise in EU costs...
  • Massive extra bill expected for migration crisis (see box below)
  • Greek debt payment due after we vote, further bailouts needed
  • Massive extra bills expected for bailouts of Italy and France
  • Brussels and Cameron hiding huge new EU bills until after we vote
There is a bomb, it’s ticking, but it’s coming from Brussels
The EU is in deep trouble
The only safe option is to leave while we still can
[Sources: EU economic committee May, EU Commission statements]      08 June
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The voting public must be told the truth.

Most people expect the Prime Minister
to do this.
CAMERON SAYS EU CAN’T CHARGE UK MORE
What do the facts say?
  • In 2014 EU presented UK with bill for extra £1.7 billion pounds
  • Cameron-Osborne said UK wouldn’t pay it – “appalling”, “unacceptable”
  • Then Osborne said we’d pay half
  • Then in 2015, UK quietly paid £2.9 billion pounds to the EU
Imagine how many hospitals, schools, and houses
that would have paid for
The British voting public deserve better than this
Voting Leave on 23rd June is the first step
[Sources: EU Commission | Bloomberg | Hansard]      08 June 2016
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Labour's Gisela Stuart is worth listening to - calm, informed, and not stuck in the past
LABOUR AND UNION LEADERS CLAIM EU PROTECTS US
Once, EU defended social values, now the Left is only ⅓ of EU
  • EU now dominated by centre-right governments and big business
  • EU austerity has devastated lives of a generation of Europe’s youth
  • EU policies have driven millions to come to UK, driving down UK wages
  • Labour’s main argument for remaining – EU protects workers rights
  • But workers’ rights are only relevant if you have work
The ‘social EU’ was last century
For modern Labour voters and trade union members,
the new EU is run by an increasingly dangerous elite
07 June 2016
IN THE END IT WILL COME DOWN TO YOUR OWN JUDGEMENT
When something’s been true for years, it’s for you to judge and decide
  • When the EU economy’s been failing for years, why will it suddenly get better?
  • When EU unemployment’s been disastrous for years, when will they make jobs?
  • When EU immigration into the UK has been rising fast for years, why will it stop?
  • When the Single Market’s never given us extra growth, when will it ever?
  • When the EU’s currency has been in crisis for years, when will it collapse completely?
  • When the EU’s outvoted the UK 72 times out of 72, why will the 73rd time be different?
  • When the EU has gradually reduced Parliament's law-making to 40%, why won’t it reach 0%?
  • When unelected bureaucrats run more and more of our lives, why will they give that up?
When the arguments are disputed, recent history is often the best guide.
Sadly, experience and the facts show only one thing. It's time to Leave the EU.
Sources: All the above facts come from official sources, described in detail on this site.
(With more voluntary donations, and therefore more resource, the points would have clicked through to the relevant items)
07 June
TIM
‘NICE BUT DIM’
FARRON
Lib-dem leader embarrasses himself on
live TV
at Cameron rally
Farron
Very unwise to accuse Leave of lying and then lie himself
DID HE REALLY SAY THIS ON NATIONAL TV TODAY?
“There isn’t a single, recognised, credible economist, at all, that’s backing the Leave side”
Tim, YOU KNOW there are:-
  • Patrick Minford, Professor of Economics at Cardiff University
  • Dr Gerard Lyons, 27 years as chief economist for leading global banks
  • Roger Bootle, Chairman of Capital Economics, specialist adviser to Treasury Select Committee
  • Ryan Bourne, Head of public policy, Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Professor Tim Congdon, former member of Treasury Panel of Independent Forecasters, one of the “Wise Men” 1992 – 1997 advising Chancellor on economic policy
  • Warwick Lightfoot, former economics editor of The European, special adviser to Chancellor of Exchequer 1989 - 1992
  • Kent Matthews, Professor of banking and finance at Cardiff University
  • Neil MacKinnon, global macro-strategist at VTB Capital
  • And more. Oh, and two former Chancellors of the Exchequer.
Tim, if you're going to accuse Leave of conning the Public,
please try to get your facts right first.
06 June
Arlene Foster
CHANCELLOR’S VISIT TO NORTHERN IRELAND BACKFIRES
Osborne tries Project Fear about Northern Ireland border, and fails
Commenting on the North/South border during his visit, Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster said:
“We have access to a common travel area. We’ve had that long before the EU. We will have that if the Referendum brings a Leave vote.”
Perhaps that's why George is popping over the border to Eire,
in the hope of finding some friends?
Incidentally, when was the last time you saw the Chancellor in Northern Ireland?
06 June
MONDAY
EDITORIAL
06 June 2016

Believing in a better, brighter, more prosperous Britain with a global future
72 YEARS AGO TODAY, D-DAY BEGAN EUROPE’S LIBERATION FROM DICTATORSHIP
  • On June 6th 1944 over 250,000 Allied servicemen risked their lives
  • They did so to restore freedom and democracy to Europe
  • Many made the ultimate sacrifice in the D-Day landings
  • Today we face a different kind of tyranny and dictatorship
In 17 days’ time, all you have to do is put an ‘X’ in a box.
It’s called democracy,
and we have our brave forebears to thank for that.
Please don’t let them down.
06 June 2016
Sajid Javid
CHALLENGE: NAME A REMAINER WHO LOVES THE EU
Ever heard a Remainer who loves the EU just as it is?
Unfortunately there’s no reform on offer.
If there had been, Cameron wouldn’t have come back with nothing.
We can’t vote for an imaginary utopian EU
Reality means voting on the EU as it really is,
which means a vote to leave
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Non-EU Australia has trade deals with top global economies
THE EU?
WINNING THE ECONOMIC ARGUMENT - AGAIN
LET'S HIT THIS TRADE THING ON THE HEAD
Trade deals aren't hard. Countries do them in under 2 years.
  • Australia isn’t an EU member, like 93% of the World’s population
  • Australia can do free trade deals on its own
  • The UK can’t under EU law – only the EU Commission can
  • Australia has deals with the World’s largest economies
  • The EU, after 59 years, still hasn’t managed it
The UK is a traditional trading nation
If we leave, we can trade again globally
How could we possibly do worse than the EU?
The World is our future – let’s get out there and grow
05 June 2016   [Source: Australian Gov't Trade Dept data | Official EU Eurostat data ]
'MUST WATCH' SHORT VIDEO
This is your President
Click to watch
(1min 15 secs)
YOUR EU PRESIDENT…. MAKES YOU PROUD?
This man has immense power over your life
  • He’s President of the all-powerful EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker
  • He’s in overall charge of proposing and implementing all EU laws
  • He has a reputation for being very fond of Cognac...
You didn’t vote him in, and you can’t vote him out
The BBC has never shown you this stuff, but we will
The UK can do so much better than this
05 June  [Source: EU-Eastern Partnership summit, Latvia 2015, NollToleransTV]
SATURDAY
EDITORIAL
04 June 2016

Believing in a better, brighter, more prosperous Britain with a global future
TO ALL VOLUNTEER CAMPAIGNERS
We hear from many people, organising stalls, going door-to-door, organising small debates
  • You don’t get the glory of TV or the national newspapers
  • You deal with difficult people who don’t share your views
  • You’re sometimes frustrated by the official campaigns
  • You’re often infuriated by TV news coverage, or lack thereof
And yet you keep going, week after week, day after day
You do the hard graft to inform the public
You believe in doing what’s right for our country
On this first Saturday in June, we salute you all.
04 June 2016
THE GOVE SKY TV DEBATE
Michael Gove on Sky News Debate
Source: Sky News
'The Gover'
made a good impression
‘WHOSE JOB? WHOSE JOB WILL GO?’
Sky’s school-boyish interviewer gets a little over-excited
  • Last night, Faisal Islam asked Michael Gove to guarantee all jobs on Brexit
  • 'The Gover' rightly refused, given that it was a stupid question
  • "Whose job? Whose job will go?" shrieked young Mr Islam, no doubt smelling a 'scoop'
  • Er… Faisal, not even Governments will guarantee each person’s job
  • And Leave is a campaign, not a Government – it can’t guarantee policy
Please try asking the Remain campaign
to guarantee everyone’s job if we stay
The public will look at probabilities.
We're twice as likely to be unemployed in the Eurozone.
Now there's a fact for you, Faisal...
04 June  [Source: Sky TV Debate, Michael Gove]
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EU POPULATION WITHOUT UK
EU MARKET
WITHOUT UK
THE ‘MARKET OF 500 MILLION PEOPLE’
THE ‘BIGGEST MARKET IN THE WORLD’
We're sure the Remain campaign and the PM will want to correct these statements.
  • Minus the UK, the other 27 EU countries total 443 million people, not 500 million
  • Minus the UK, the 27 EU countries national income is $13.4 trillion
  • The USA is much bigger, at almost $18 trillion
  • And the EU is the fastest-failing trade bloc in the World
So post-Brexit the EU is not 500 million people it’s 443 million,
and it’s not the biggest market in the World
The World is our future – let’s get out there and grow
04 June 2016   [Sources: Official EU Eurostat data 2015 | Official IMF 2016 data ]
THE CAMERON SKY TV DEBATE
Cameron on Sky News Debate
Source: Sky News
David Cameron,
meets the Public
INTEGRITY, TRUST, AND… MR CAMERON ON SKY TV
PM squirmed through Sky TV debate under audience attacks
  • Almost all questions were answered by ‘the Single Market’
  • Immigration? Single Market. EU laws? Single Market. Public services? Single market
  • Regrettably British Public saw continual deceit from PM on national TV
  • From EU criminals entering UK, to Turkey, to immigration promise becoming ‘ambition’, to so-called 'reformed EU'
'EU drives me crazy' he admitted.
03 June  [Source: Sky TV Debate, David Cameron]
CORBYN NOT SATISFIED WITH EU WITHOUT (UNACHIEVABLE) REFORM
Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn,
02 June
CORBYN REJECTS EU AS IT IS
In major speech on EU, his enthusiasm failed him
Called for major EU reforms, rejected EU-US trade deal (TTIP)
  • Does Corbyn know that Cameron tried and failed to get EU reform?
  • And that was when Cameron was threatening to leave
  • If UK votes to remain, there’s clearly no chance of EU reform
  • Corbyn’s first two reasons to stay were beaches and bees
  • These may be important, but the first two reasons to stay???
“None of us are satisfied with the EU as it is,” he stated.
A very strange way to support a vote to Remain
But not surprising from a man who always supported Leave?
02 June  [Source: Speech by Jeremy Corbyn]
The World is a big place
THE EU THINKS ABOUT ITSELF
THE UK THINKS ABOUT THE WORLD
  • 206 countries in the World
  • Only 28 countries in the EU
  • The EU is only 7% of World's population
  • Shouldn't we think about the other 93%?
A vote to leave means
A better, brighter, more prosperous Britain
with a global future.
Making Britain Great Again
02 June 2016   [Source: United Nations population and country data]
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CHAOS IN EU
OUTLINED BY EU PRESIDENT
Massive risks exposed yesterday
Tusk
President of European Council Donald Tusk speaks
EU’s VERY EXISTENCE THREATENED, SAYS PRESIDENT
“naïve Euro-enthusiastic visions” are to blame
Shock speech by President of EU Council on “this difficult - perhaps even dramatic - time in the history of the European Union”
  • It’s EU policy to combine 19 countries into one superstate
  • All agree this is essential but there’s no agreement on the money
  • No agreement = Euro will ‘explode’ = economic disaster
“these challenges will affect not only the economic future of Europe, but also its very existence as we know it.”
“Forcing lyrical and in fact naïve Euro-enthusiastic visions of total integration… is simply not possible.”
Conclusion: The EU is in chaos. The risk of remaining is impossibly high.
The UK can escape the chaos by voting to leave while it still can.
02 June 2016  [Source: Speech by President Donald Tusk at European Business Summit, 01/06]
CLASSIC VIDEO


FACTS4EU.ORG IS NON-PARTY, WE GIVE YOU FACTS
But this is our favourite Nigel Farage video
“Who are you?”
  • It sums up many things wrong with the EU
  • The BBC doesn’t seem to be keen to show it
  • This video is from 2010
  • The public simply haven’t been informed about the EU for many years
While we work on more detailed news, this is a good video
Nigel Farage highlights how a nobody can end up
being President of the EU Council
Unfortunately people like the unelected man he's talking to
affect your life without you knowing it.
01 June 2016
WE'RE NOT VOTING TO LEAVE EUROPE
(ONLY THE EU)
cafe society

A South of France beach
Many of us will still holiday in Europe!
MR CAMERON CONFUSES ‘EUROPE’ WITH ‘THE EU’
We’re not voting about Europe in the Referendum
  • We’re voting about our membership of an expensive club called the EU
  • Europe : a land-mass of 50 countries
  • EU : a political group of 28 countries, wanting to be a superstate
If the UK leaves the EU, we’ll still :
  • Go on holiday to popular European destinations
  • Share our culture, compete at sports, lose at Eurovision
  • Buy their products and sell them ours
  • Cooperate together on terrorism, crime, the environment
  • Defend Europe as part of NATO
Outside the EU we won’t pay them over £200 million a week (net)
We’ll make our own laws and our own trade deals
We’ll be a better, brighter, more prosperous Britain with a global future
01 June 2016
We produced some great news items in the last few months -
EU Referendum News - Researched Facts, not Fiction.
 
Below are the fact boxes which are linked to from some news boxes above.
These give more details and more sources
 
 
THE EU EFFECT - RISING ENERGY BILLS. 7 years of EU, compared to 7 years in the USA


Official EU Commission Report on dramatic rise in energy bills in the EU
An official EU Commission Report shows how energy prices have risen over a 7 year period, and and what we can expect in the future if we stay in:-
  • Household electricity prices went up by 22% in the EU, compared to a rise of only 8% in the USA.
  • Household gas prices up by an amazing 45%, compared to a rise of only 3% in the USA.
  • Industry had rises of 38% for electricity and 35% for gas, compared to falls of 4% and 66% in the USA.
  • The EU Commission President said: "Energy costs are set to rise in all scenarios".
Conclusion: EU membership costs us far more
than our net contribution of £10 billion per year.
Remaining In The EU Is Expensive – Leaving Means Taking Control.
[Source: Presentation by President of European Commission to European Council: http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/pdf/energy3_en.pdf#page=8 ]
17 June 2016
 
TURKISH SET TO BECOME AN EU LANGUAGE AFTER MEPs VOTED TO APPROVE
MEPs voted in the EU Parliament to approve a 14 page document about Turkey.

On the last page, the document says the EU:
  1. "Welcomes the initiative ... to make Turkish an official language of the EU, and urges the parties to accelerate this process."
  2. The reference to the Turkish language was buried on the final page of the report.
  3. The MEPs approved the report by 375 votes to 133 votes, on Thursday 14 April.
[Sources: EU Parliament website. P8_TA-PROV(2016)0133 2015 Report on Turkey, European Parliament resolution of 14 April 2016 on the 2015 report on Turkey (2015/2898(RSP).]
 
TURKEY TAKES BACK ONLY 20 SYRIAN MIGRANTS
IN FIRST MONTH OF €6BN EU DEAL WITH MERKEL
  1. In the 1st month of its €6bn EU deal, Turkey has taken back 20 Syrian migrants from EU
  2. In return, they have sent 110 Syrians to the EU for resettlement
  3. The deal which was organised by German Chancellor Merkel is costing the EU €6 billion
  4. The Turkish Prime Minister said they now qualify for visa-free EU access
  5. He went on to say that the migrant deal will be off if the EU doesn’t grant visa-free EU access for all its 78 million citizens
[Sources: Main Turkish newspaper: http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/ | Reuters | BBC TV ]             13 June 2016
 
THE EU ARMY IS COMING, INSISTS HEAD OF LARGEST EU PARLIAMENT GROUP
President Daul’s statement on 9th May couldn’t be clearer
  1. “Today more than ever, the peace of our continent cannot be safeguarded without a common and functional security union, including a European army.”
  2. “This is the only way to defend our core values and defend the lives of EU citizens.”
  3. So said Joseph Daul, President of EPP, on ‘Europe Day’ (9th May 2016).
  4. The EPP is the largest political party - 75 member-parties from 40 countries, members include Angela Merkel, President Jean-Claude Juncker (EU Commission) and President Tusk (European Council), 7 EU and 5 non-EU heads of state and government, 14 members of the European Commission.
  5. If the EPP President says it, it’s official policy.
IN RELATED NEWS: Germany takes over Dutch military forces
  • 2014: The German Rapid Forces Division took over the 11th Airmobile Brigade of the Netherlands.
  • 2015: The German 1st Panzer Division took over the Dutch 43rd Mechanised Brigade.
  • April 2016: Germany and Netherlands agree to combine naval forces.
"This collaboration shows the extraordinary depth of the partnership with the Netherlands… Dutch and Germans will live, work, train and exercise together in the future. They become a fused entity",
said German Defence Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, April 2016.
"This is the path to a European Defence Union," she added.
AND FROM REPORTS WE STARTED PUBLISHING IN MARCH....
1. Last year, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of EU Commission said: “The European Union needs its own army... Such an army would help us design a common foreign and security policy.”

2. What he didn’t tell you is that the EU Army is already well on its way. The EU has created: the European External Action Service, the EU Institute for Security Studies, the European Defence Agency, the EU Military Committee, the EU Military Staff, the Eurocorps, and the EU Battle Groups. Discretely, the EU has been building everything it needs to run a combined military under the EU flag.

3. Even the BBC has said: “The European Union has quietly acquired what might be described as a standing army.”

4. The above is another example where the British people aren’t aware of what the EU is doing. Imagine our defence decisions being taken in Brussels. Imagine the defence of the UK in the hands of an Italian or German general. This is our future if we stay in the EU.
MEANWHILE, Mr Cameron and Government Ministers continue to deny an EU Army exists or is being planned. Sorry Mr Cameron, but this is a simple fact.
Vote Leave To Keep British Forces Defending the British People.
(See also our Security page)
[Sources: Official websites of European External Action Service | EU Institute for Security Studies | Eurocorps | European Union Military Committee | EU External Affairs Sub-Committee House of Lords | Also BBC News 2007, Guardian 2015. | EPP Press Release 09 May 2016: http://www.epp.eu/press-releases/europe-day-eu-efforts-must-be-proportionate-to-the-threats-we-face/ | And German Defence Ministry ]
 
WHY ARE MANY ‘INDEPENDENT EXPERTS’ FOR REMAIN?
Here are the earnings of some of these rich & powerful people
  • Mark Carney, Canadian Governor of Bank of England : £880,000 p.a.
    13 years at Goldman Sachs which makes millions from the EU
  • Roberto Azevedo, Brazilian Director-General of WTO : £600,000 p.a.1
    35% of World Trade Organisation funding comes from the EU28
  • Angel Gurria, Mexican Director-General of OECD : £400,000 p.a.1
    OECD receives funding from the EU
  • Christine Lagarde, French MD of IMF : £500,000 p.a.1
    Currently under investigation by French courts
  • Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General of CBI : £312,000 p.a.
    founder/co-owner with husband of luxury French chateau business
  • Frances O’Grady, Head of TUC : salary £143,207 p.a., 6 weeks paid holiday. TUC receives EU funding.
  • The above are just six examples of ‘independent experts’ telling the British voter to vote Remain.
  • The earnings figures above relate to the last year for which information was available. We don’t have their latest earnings which will of course be higher.
  • They move in a rarified world, from top job to top job, and they all want the UK to Remain.
  • Carney: Governor of Bank of England. Previously at Goldman Sachs (13 years), Canadian Gov’t Finance Dept, Governor of Bank of Canada, Chairman of the Bank for International Settlements, Chairman of the Swiss-based Financial Stability Board.
  • Christine Lagarde: MD of International Monetary Fund. Broke IMF Treaties to prop up the Euro. Previously arch-Europhile French Finance Minister, Chairman of US law firm Baker & McKenzie. The IMF made massive loans to prop up the Eurozone. If the UK leaves and stops contributing, the IMF’s loans to the Eurozone are more vulnerable.
    She is due to stand trial before the French Court of Justice in a €400 million fraud and negligence case but maintains her innocence of all charges.
  • Carolyn Fairbairn: Director-General of CBI. Previously Partner at McKinsey, Director of the BBC, Lloyds Bank, Capita, UK Statistics Authority, Financial Services Authority
Do these ‘independent’ people represent the interests of most British voters?

Leaving the EU is in the interests of normal people, not the Rich & Powerful.
Sources: [ CBI accounts 2013 | BoE accounts 2015 | OECD accounts 2014 | BBC, World Bank, IMF, CityAM, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Economist, EU Commission - please ask for links. ]
1Note: The salaries and generous additional allowances for people working for 'international organisations' above are not subject to any taxes so we have given a reasonable estimate of what their earnings would be if they were taxed like a normal person.
Note: Ms Fairbairn has every right to be involved in the luxury French hotel business which she founded with her husband - and her place looks beautiful. We just think that voters have the right to know who is lecturing them how to vote, and what these people's own particular circumstances might be.
09 June 2016
 
MIGRANTS COST EU OVER A £1/4 TRILLION POUNDS IN 2015 – EU COMMISSION RELEASE FIGURES & PROPOSALS
FACTS4EU.ORG
EXCLUSIVE

(as with almost everything you read on this site)


EU Commission gives shocking new figures for cost of migrants into the EU
EU Commission announced proposed new asylum rules for EU countries.
They've effectively set the processing cost per migrant at
¼ million euros per man, woman, and child.
  • EU countries must accept forced relocation of migrants again.
  • If countries refuse, they pay a “contribution of €250,000" for each applicant.
  • Note that this figure is a ‘contribution’, not a fine – and the Commission does not even say it’s the full cost per migrant.
  • EU now admits to receiving 1.32 million asylum seekers in 2015.
  • That means a cost in 2015 of a £¼ TRILLION pounds.
  • That’s such a massive number it’s hard to comprehend. It’s the equivalent of £3.9 million for every man, woman, & child in the UK.
THE EU – AN INCREASINGLY COSTLY AND CHAOTIC REGIME
[Sources: EU Commission Press release | EU Commission asylum statement | Official Eurostat asylum figures ]
 
CITIZENS OF NON-EU NORWAY AND SWITZERLAND ARE TWICE AS WEALTHY AS EUROZONE CITIZENS


Voters want facts, not wild claims. Here are some real facts from the IMF.
Outside the EU, Norwegians and Swiss are twice as wealthy per person as Eurozone citizens
  • Norway and Switzerland are outside the EU.
  • Unlike all the 13 poorer countries queuing up to join, the Norwegians and the Swiss are very happy being outside the EU.
  • The Remain camp quote Norway and Switzerland all the time, even though the UK will do a 'UK deal' with the EU after we leave, because we're so much bigger than Norway or Switzerland.
  • The graph shows you their GDP (national income) per person
  • Now, would you rather be inside or outside the EU?
The facts show we can be much wealthier out of the EU.
Vote Leave and let’s make Britain great again.
[Source: Official IMF international financial tables ]
22 June 2016
 
“WE’RE OUTSIDE SCHENGEN, SO WE CONTROL OUR BORDERS” – IS MR CAMERON RIGHT?
The PM says that being outside the Schengen area means we control our borders. Here we debunk this and explain the reality in simple terms.
  1. The UK is not in the ‘passport-free’ Schengen area. EU passports must be presented at the UK’s borders.
  2. But if someone has an EU passport, the UK can’t stop them entering.
  3. All EU citizens have the right of entry into the UK, to live and work, by showing their passport.
  4. That’s what ‘free movement’ is, and it’s compulsory for all EU members, including the UK.
  5. We must even allow in EU citizens with criminal records.
  6. Being outside the Schengen area makes no difference – all can come.
The only way to control free movement of millions of EU migrants into the UK is to leave the EU.
These are the simple EU facts and they are uncontested.
[Source: EU Lisbon Treaty]
 
PRESIDENT OBAMA : UK ‘TO BACK OF QUEUE’ FOR TRADE DEAL ON BREXIT
We’re sure the President didn’t mean to mislead when he visited, so here are the facts:-
  • The UK exported £47.5 billion to USA in 2014 – without a trade deal. Our exports have grown 5% per year since 1998.
  • The EU hasn’t managed a US trade deal since 1957 – there isn’t one.
  • Current attempt (TTIP) ‘frozen up’ – only 15% of Americans and 17% of Germans support deal.
  • Trade deals are negotiated concurrently – UK is doing fine without waiting for EU deal which may never come.
  • However we could do a lot better if our EU membership didn't prevent us from doing free trade deals with the World's biggest economies.
  • The US has 20 free trade deals with individual countries – the UK is bigger than all of them.
  • Australia has had one with the USA for 13 years. If they can, so can we. But only if we leave the EU.
President Obama's 'back of the queue' comment means no change.
The UK is doing fine exporting to the US without a free trade deal.
We could do even better if we left the EU and could negotiate our own deal with the US.
[Sources: ONS export data set 2016 https://www.ons.gov.uk/ | YouGov poll for Bertelsmann Siftung 21 Apr 2016 ]
 
HOME SECRETARY’S REAL VIEWS ON EU IMMIGRATION
Read what Theresa May really thinks about the EU and immigration.
In her speech to the Tory Party Conference just 8 months ago, Mrs May said :-
  1. “The numbers coming from Europe are unsustainable.”
  2. “We need to build 210,000 new homes every year to deal with rising demand.”
  3. “We need to find 900,000 new school places by 2024.”
  4. “Thousands of [our] people forced out of the labour market, still unable to find a job.”
  5. “Workers coming to the UK can claim over £10,000 on top of their salary in benefits.”
  6. “Schengen means they can make their way to the British border at Calais, without checks.”
  7. “Many will get EU citizenship and the free movement rights that come with it.”
  8. “There's no case in the national interest for immigration of the scale we have experienced over the last decade.”
Nothing has changed since then except that numbers keep growing. EU immigrants continue to arrive daily and Mrs May as Home Secretary can do nothing to stop them.
Mrs May : Leaver by belief, Remainer by career choice
Fact: UK can’t control mass immigration from EU while staying a member of the EU.
[Source: Speech to Conservative Party Conference, Oct 2015 ]
 
SUMMARISED EXCERPTS from the Business Minister's "Remain" declaration
SAJID JAVID is Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the President of the Board of Trade. Note: his pro-remain statement came after Mr Cameron’s ‘renegotiations’ this year.
So these are the pro-remain Business Minister’s current views
Taken from his official and current statement:-
OVERVIEW - “My heart says we are better off out.”
“It's clear now that the United Kingdom should never have joined the European Union. In many ways, it’s a failing project, an overblown bureaucracy in need of wide-ranging and urgent reform.”
“If this year’s referendum were a vote on whether to join in the first place, I wouldn’t hesitate to stand up and say Britain would be better off staying out”.
On Mr Cameron’s ‘Reformed EU’:
“I am disappointed by the scope and scale of the reforms offered by the European Council.” … “Even fans of the EU will admit that further treaty changes are needed to fix crises such as the Eurozone meltdown.”
On our business future post-Brexit:
“I’d embrace the opportunities such a move would create and I have no doubt that, after leaving, Britain would be able to secure trade agreements not just with the EU, but with many others too.”
On Britain being stronger in or out:
“Had we never taken the fateful decision to sign up, the UK would still, of course, be a successful country with a strong economy. We would be an independent trading nation like the US, Japan, or Canada.”
On being out of EU, taking control of immigration, being independent:
“Over the years, we would have developed trade agreements with the EU and with others, all without surrendering control over immigration or our economic independence.”
On the Government’s Project Fear:
“As I’ve said before, a vote to leave the EU is not something I’m afraid of. I’d embrace the opportunities such a move would create…”
“Ignore the scare stories about a vindictive EU snubbing the UK – it simply couldn’t afford to, and an agreement letting the UK maintain its current level of access to EU markets would, eventually, materialise.”
Our interpretation:
The pro-Remain but anti-EU Business Minister seems to be telling us:
‘Our house is on fire, but we can’t call the Fire Brigade
in case they use water to put out the flames.’
NOTE
Mr Javid has always been one of the strongest Eurosceptics in Cabinet. Some say that his eventual statement for ‘Remain’ was made to safeguard his job.
We leave you to decide.
Source: Full article published on Mr Javid’s official website. We’ve summarised his thinking under various headings using excerpts from his own article and you can read the full article here. His article was originally published in the Mail on Sunday.
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IF YOU’RE A YOUNG VOTER, ASK YOURSELF WHAT’S COMING FOR YOU AND ALL YOUNG PEOPLE OF EUROPE IF WE STAY IN THE EU


How does it feel to be young in mainland Europe?
Youth unemployment is a tragedy all over the EU

The Brussels elite don't seem to care - it's been like this for years.

The only way to make this change is to take action by voting to leave, and forcing them to change their policies.
  • Under 25’s have been suffering joblessness for years in mainland Europe.
  • It’s not only in Greece (50%), in Spain (48%), and in Italy (40%).
  • Even in Brussels, the EU’s Capital, youth jobless is running at 36.2%.
  • However in non-EU European countries the youth jobless rate is an average of only 9.1%.
You choose - stay in the dysfunctional and jobless EU?
Or build a brighter future in an exciting, successful, independent UK, growing rapidly through new global trade partnerships - inspiring our fellow Europeans with an alternative vision that genuinely works.
[Source: Official Eurostat data 2016 ]
 
'BREXIT' WON'T HURT OUR TRADE WITH UK: GLOBAL CFOS
Brexit won't affect our trade with the UK, says survey of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) of world's biggest companies.
  1. Nearly 73% said Brexit would mean 'no change' or 'slightly more likely to trade' with UK
  2. Only 2.1% said they were 'significantly less likely' to trade with the UK in the event of Brexit
  3. The results come from the latest annual CNBC Global CFO Council survey
This annual CNBC survey of the finance directors of the world's largest firms was one which could not be influenced by phone calls from Downing Street.
Who said 'Leave' has lost the economic argument?
Facts4EU.org continues to show we'll be better off if we vote to leave,
using real facts
.
[Source: CNBC Global CFO Council Annual Survey 2016]
 
THE BIGGEST FACT OF THEM ALL - YOU SHOULD READ THIS
IF YOU KNOW THE FACTS, YOU CAN DECIDE
SO WHY IS NO-ONE TELLING VOTERS WHAT 'REMAIN' WILL LOOK LIKE?
  • The EU mutates and grows every year. Often in a significant ways. Generally unreported on British TV.
  • 19 of the 28 countries are now in the Eurozone. They share the common currency: the Euro.
  • All other members except UK and Denmark must join in the end – Treaty rules.
  • The Eurozone is in crisis and the EU's only solution is economic and political union – one state.
  • This was always the intention of the EU's founders from the beginning - now it's coming.
  • Last year the EU set out a plan, described in many official documents, to achieve it.
  • The EU plans to merge all 19 Eurozone countries’ economies and policies by 2025 – only 9 years away.
So by 2025, 19 Eurozone nations will effectively become one country.
You didn't know this? That's because British TV almost never reports such things.
  • Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, the Netherlands, etc will cease to exist as sovereign, self-governing countries.
  • This is fact. States which can't control their budgets, their banks, their taxes, their borrowing, their benefits, their social policies, their borders, and their foreign policy, obviously cannot be considered to be sovereign nations.
  • The UK will then be on the outside of everything. The German-dominated 'United States of Europe' will reign, and yet we'll still be expected to pay ever-growing contributions.
  • The British people will feel like extras, paying to appear in someone else’s foreign movie.
Sounds alarmist?  This future is fully-documented by the EU.
Mr Cameron knows this – why isn’t he telling you what you’re voting for?
For the EU, ‘One Direction’ means one country.
A Financial and Political Union of all member states:
A ‘United States of Europe’.
In the end the UK will be forced to join this political and financial union.
When that happens the Pound will go, your taxes, benefits and laws will come from an unelected government in Brussels (many do already), your armed forces will be under foreign Generals, you’ll have the EU anthem and fly the EU flag, and an EU President will inevitably become Head of State instead of your Queen.
Mr Cameron can say what he likes about our supposed 'special status', or our supposed opt-outs from 'ever closer union', Schengen, and the Eurozone. It won't make any difference. The EU has a long history of ignoring agreements and referendum votes, and of taking ever more power. In the end we'll have to join.
IMPORTANT : Only vote to Remain if the future above is what you want.
[Sources: There are hundreds of EU documents about this. Possibly the most important recent one is the EU "5 Presidents’ Report" from last year: https://ec.europa.eu/priorities/publications/five-presidents-report-completing-europes-economic-and-monetary-union_en | Other links: http://ec.europa.eu/priorities/deeper-and-fairer-economic-and-monetary-union_en | On EU powers and democracy: http://facts4eu.org/facts/laws_and_democracy.htm]
 
FOR A PAY RISE OF 627% WOULDN'T YOU COME TO THE UK?
EU data shows huge pull-factor for EU migrants.
1. In Bulgaria the average pay is £3.31 per hour. In the UK it's £20.76.

2. Bulgarians coming to do the same job in the UK will receive on average more than six times their pay back home.

3. Hourly rates by country in EU vary by 1000%.

4. If you could multiply your pay 6 times, wouldn't you consider moving country?

5. How can 'free movement' work when wages can be different by 1000% on average across the EU?

Why would anyone stay in a poorer EU country?
EU MEMBERSHIP: A SERIOUS RISK FOR UK JOBS AND UK WAGES
(We have nothing against Bulgarians, they're nice people. This is just an example.)
[Sources: Official Official EU Eurostat data 2016.]
 
CAMERON GOES COLD ON TURKEY JUST BEFORE REFERENDUM
10 years of being pro-Turkey, then going cold-Turkey just before the Referendum?
Here are some short excerpts from Mr Cameron's speeches on Turkey's accession to the EU.
  • 2005: “We warmly welcome the accession talks with Turkey.”
  • 2010: “So I will remain your strongest possible advocate for EU membership and for greater influence at the top table of European diplomacy. This is something I feel very strongly and very passionately about.”
    “Turkey deserves its place at the top table of European politics – and that is what I will fight for.”
    “The case for Turkish membership of the European Union is indisputable.”
    (Ankara, speech to Turkish Parliament, Jul 27, 2010)
  • 2015: “I can confirm the British government’s policy hasn’t changed and he’s absolutely right in what he says about the importance of helping Turkey [become an EU member state].”
  • May 2016: “Turkish membership of the EU, don’t think about it. It’s not remotely on the cards.” (House of Commons Liaison Committee, 04 May 2016)
  • June 2016: Turkey won't join the EU until "the year 3000” (Sky News TV Debate, 02 June 2016)
10 years fighting for Turkey’s membership – gone in a Referendum instant.
Believe it if you want...
[Sources: Hansard, House of Commons | Ankara, speech to Turkish Parliament | Hansard, UK Parliament Statement to the House | Hansard, to Parliament Liaison Committee | EU press release ]
13 June 2016
 
TREASURY REPORT :   'WILL I REALLY LOSE £4,300 PER YEAR?' - NO YOU WON'T
We explain Mr Osborne’s extraordinary claims in normal language.

We've read his 202 page Treasury report so you don't have to. Below we give a summary in a way that most normal people like us would understand things.
  1. Mr Osborne claims you’ll lose £4,300 per year per household by 2030.
  2. The £4,300 figure is 'GDP per household'. This is NOT 'income per household'.
  3. No-one uses 'GDP per household' - not even the Treasury before now. GDP is a measure of national income - that's nothing like personal income.
  4. Based on Mr Osborne's figures, the Treasury Select Committee say Osborne's 'GDP per household' is the equivalent of only £1,600 of income per household. But this sounds less impressive...
  5. Mr Osborne's claims are based on predictions for 2030 – no-one in the financial world forecasts that far in advance. (Even the Treasury's latest 6-month forecasts were wrong by £27 billion.)
  6. Critically, Mr Osborne doesn't admit that national income will still rise if we leave, even with his own pro-EU figures.
  7. He's really saying you'll still be better off in 2030 with Brexit, but in his pro-EU view not quite as much.
  8. The report was produced by Treasury civil servants. The public used to rely on their impartiality. All that has changed and the Head of the Civil Service has confirmed that they're backing the Government case to Remain.
  9. Mr Osborne's claims in the Treasury Report are based on hundreds of assumptions which favour the Remain case. And the Report even assumes immigration will be an extra 3m people - way above the Government's target of 'tens of thousands per year'.
  10. Even with his unusual calculations, his apocalyptic version of Brexit still shows :
National income growth per person very similar to remaining in the EU. (See chart.)
So, even if you don't believe anyone these days (no reason you should), at least you now know that even with Mr Osborne's own 15 year forecasts your income won't fall by £4,300 per household if you vote to leave the EU. In fact it will rise, and the economists who correctly predicted the ERM and Euro crises forecast that it will rise higher than if we stayed.
It's your choice. We think the British Public know when they can smell a rat.
We'll leave the last word to the BBC's Political Editor, Laura Kuenssberg, when the report was published:
"If Osborne believes all that,
did he REALLY mean it when he said he'd be ready to leave EU
if UK didn't get renegotiation?"
Note to Editors: We can provide details of the calculations, and source material from the Treasury Report and the IMF, to back our chart and assertions.
[Sources: Treasury website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-treasury | Treasury report: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hm-treasury-analysis-the-long-term-economic-impact-of-eu-membership-and-the-alternatives | IMF (approved by Mr Osborne last week) World Economic Outlook Database, April 2016 | 27 May Treasury Select Committee Report
 


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