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THE FACTS4EU.ORG COUNTDOWN
Until polling booths open and we start to Make Britain Great Again
SOUND-BITE FACTS   -   EU REFERENDUM NEWS
ARCHIVE 16-31 MAY 2016
Click on each fact-box below for details and official sources, or scroll down
WE BUY THEIR CARS
LOOK WHAT IT COSTS UK
WHY THE EU WILL DO A FAST TRADE DEAL
WITH THE UK
Money talks and the Angela Merkel isn’t stupid
Another example of how the economic arguments favour Leave
  • Take a look at these two pictures
  • The first shows vehicle sales from the EU to the UK
  • The second shows the balance cost to the UK economy
  • Angela Merkel isn’t stupid and she effectively runs the EU
The EU will do a trade deal with us
faster than you can say bratwurst
Real facts prove that UK trade will continue on Brexit
The World is our future – let’s get out there and grow
31 May 2016   [Source: Office of National Statistics car production survey, Sept 2015]
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Martin Howe QC
Legal report by eminent QC and colleagues prove UK trade will continue after we leave
FINALLY IT’S SAFE TO VOTE LEAVE !
Last Remain scare story is blown apart
Expert EU legal opinion shows that:
  • UK WILL be able to continue existing trade deals after Brexit
  • ‘Leap in the dark’ claims by Remain camp and Government destroyed
  • It’s conclusive: existing trade deals will remain, new ones will be forged
“Pro-Remain camp suggested Brexit would result in years of uncertainty while the UK renegotiates its international trade arrangements. This contention is not supported by the facts and evidence.”
Legal experts state what everyone suspected all along
31 May 2016   [ Source: By kind permission, Martin Howe QC and colleagues ]
WOMEN IN BRITAIN SPEAK OUT
Women: 'the most important swing voters'
REASONS WHY WOMEN SHOULD VOTE LEAVE
By Anna Firth, Co-Chair, Women in Britain
  • Healthy economy brings infinitely better prospects for women just as it does for men
  • Better rights and protections for women
  • More money for schools and the NHS
  • Lower prices, cheaper car insurance for women
  • Better health, more available housing
“Women are the most important group of swing voters in the EU referendum campaign.”
You can read Anna’s full and stimulating article here
30 May 2016   [Source: By kind permission, Anna Firth and Women for Britain]
Click here for the Women for Britain website
John Redwood MP
Rt Hon John Redwood’s Diary is full of information and analysis
WE DO SHORT AND PUNCHY EU FACTS
But one MP has been churning out great EU articles daily for years.
Here are the last five days of his output:
He’s Conservative but day after day he produces stimulating arguments appealing to Tory, Labour, UKIP, Lib Dem, and undecided voters.
30 May 2016   [ Source: By kind permission, Rt Hon John Redwood MP ]
'YOU WILL DO
AS WE SAY'
EU MENTALITY:
'Hide the truth, we know what's best for them'
YOU WILL SOON BE A NUMBER…
European Taxpayer Identification Number IS APPROVED
  • Every day the EU works to 'standardise' 508m people
  • We wade through hundreds of EU documents which show this daily
  • You would not believe everything these unelected people are doing
  • The problem is that they have real power over you
  • And you can’t kick them out at the next election
You have one chance to say no to being slowly ‘standardised’
That chance comes on June 23rd
Too many fought and died for our freedoms
The risk of voting Remain is simply too high
30 May 2016   [Sources: Europarl ECON, 24 May, and daily EU output]
OPTION 1 : REMAIN
OPTION 2 : LEAVE
VOTERS ARE CRYING OUT FOR SIMPLE FACTS
At Facts4EU.org that's what we try to provide.
IT'S SUNDAY, LET'S FORGET THE FIGURES FOR A MINUTE
Let’s look at two pictures and see which one we would choose.
  1. Option 1 : Fastest-failing trade bloc in the World (REMAIN)
  2. Option 2 : A growing world of markets to sell to, plus the EU (LEAVE)
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, and repeated failures.
The World is our future – let’s get out there and grow
29 May 2016   [Source: IMF World Economic Outlook Database]
Leavers aren't just Tories and UKIP voters as some media portray. Real Labour voters are for Leave too.
WHAT IS LABOUR LEAVE SAYING?
  • "42 years of reform have produced a wasteful, undemocratic bureaucracy sucking the life-blood from our economy.”
    – John Mills, Founder of JML, Founder of Labour Leave
  • “Staying in the EU is costing us jobs – not leaving it. We have a global market at our feet if we can free ourselves from Brussels.”
    – Kate Hoey MP, former Home Office Minister
  • "We must end discrimination against Commonwealth citizens by EU laws."
    – Khalid Mahmood, MP for Birmingham
  • "It’s a myth that the EU is in favour of workers. In fact the EU is developing a new policy to attack trade union rights, collective bargaining, job protections and wages."
    – Mick Cash, RMT Union General Secretary
  • "As a trade union activist, I shudder to think what impact the EU/USA TTIP will have on public enterprises.”
    – Jane Doonan, UNISON Branch Secretary
Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell
were for Leave all their political lives.
Leaving the EU is right for everyone
29 May 2016   [Sources: Labour Leave site, RMT site]
SATURDAY
EDITORIAL
28 May 2016

'If we stay,
worse is on the way'
THERE’S NO  ‘STAY AS WE ARE’  ON BALLOT PAPER
Since the UK joined, the EU has:
  • Gone from ‘trading club’ to ‘supreme EU government’
  • Seen its economy fall 50% in world market share
  • Become UK’s main law-maker, taken power over UK’s courts
  • Put up our energy and food costs, introduced VAT
  • Sold far more to us than we sell to them (by £85 billion last year)
  • Overpowered our borders and given us mass EU immigration
If we stay, worse is on the way.
Let's Make Britain Great Again.
28 May 2016
UK STILL GROWS ON BREXIT SAYS GOVERNMENT DATA
OFFICIAL DATA SHOWS WE'VE SUBSIDISED THE EU MASSIVELY EACH YEAR
‘BOTH SIDES ARE LYING’ – PARLIAMENT’S TREASURY COMMITTEE REPORT YESTERDAY
Respected body tells both sides: ‘Stop wild claims’
Gov’t shouldn’t say “families would be £4,300 worse off” - not true
Vote Leave shouldn’t say “We send the EU £350 million a week”
SO WHAT CAN LEAVE CAMPAIGNERS SAY?
At Facts4EU.org we stick to the facts :-
  1. Government’s worst-case claims still show we’ll be better off, even after Brexit (Not contested – see graph)
  2. UK taxpayers have subsidised the EU countries every year for over 40 years (Not contested – see graph)
  3. Office of Budget Responsibility shows UK's net contributions in 2016 (after rebate and after the EU has spent our own money in the UK) will still be over £10 billion a year. (Over £210 million a week.)
Local Leave campaigners can use our
three facts above with confidence
They are from official Government figures
28 May 2016   [Sources: House of Commons Library, ONS, OBR, HM Treasury]
THIS IS ABOUT YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY
AND THE EU EFFECT
This isn't about immigration, it's about the economic effect on real people in real communities.

The Public simply want
the facts.
THIS IS ABOUT YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY
Total EU migrants in last 12 mths : 745,000 (Source: ONS 26 May)
Does this mass uncontrollable migration affect your:
  • Local jobs & wages ?
  • Local GP surgery, A&E dept, and local hospital waiting lists ?
  • Local school and class sizes ?
  • Availability and cost of local housing ?
  • Policing, local services, internet speeds, utilities, shops ?
Some immigration is good, but this much and this fast?
The UK does NOT ‘control its borders’ as Ministers claim.
All EU citizens must be let in.
The Government's not counting the cost to you
and your community.
This can only be stopped by leaving the EU.
27 May 2016   [Source: Official Office of National Statistics report - 26 May 2016]
LEAVE
The UK :
Fastest-growing
major economy in the world
  • High employment, high growth
  • Controlled immigration, better security

  • Regain laws, freedoms, elect government
  • Stay British, protect family and lifestyle
  • Proud international UK on global stage










The EU :
Worst-performing
trade bloc in the world
  • Mass unemployment, very low growth
  • Mass immigration, security threats

  • Losing your country, laws, freedoms
  • Unelected government – can't fire them
  • UK to be NW Region of Europe
The reality is what you see above.
27 May 2016
CAMERON PERSUADES RICH & POWERFUL FRIENDS TO VOTE REMAIN
G7 national leaders add up to 9, and include not 1 but 2 unelected EU Presidents
G7 GROUP OF … ER… 9 WORLD LEADERS ?
Shock News : World leaders can’t do their sums
  • G7 meeting of world's leading seven industrialised nations
  • They are: USA, Japan, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Canada
  • But there are nine people in the photo
  • The other two are the only unelected ‘leaders’ there - from the EU
  • Not one but two EU Presidents – only ‘country’ with two delegates
Democracy is a basic principle
Q : How can 2 unelected men represent a non-existent country?
A : The EU will very soon be one superstate country, governed by unelected bureaucrats.
27 May 2016   [Source: BBC and others]
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
SHOULD THE UK BE ABLE TO DEFEND ITSELF?
TWICE THE CHANCE OF BEING JOBLESS
IN THE EUROZONE
The Public simply want
the facts.
820,000 WILL DIE, CLAIMS CHANCELLOR OSBORNE
(He was talking about jobs, but who knows what’s next)
  • Osborne and Cameron made more apocalyptic predictions today
  • BBC headline on speech is “Up to 820,000 jobs lost” if we leave
  • We prefer to look at the facts (Click for graph)
  • The facts show you’re twice as likely to be jobless in the Eurozone
It’s your choice if you believe Mr Osborne’s crystal balls
Facts4EU.org will keep giving you reality.
Leave is the safer economic option.
23 May 2016   [Source: Official EU Eurostat release, April 2016]
UK VOTERS
CAN SMILE
The economy after Leave looks like putting a smile
on all our faces.

The EU hasn't worked and is now failing even faster.
GOOD NEWS !
LAST BIG 'DOOM & GLOOM' GOVERNMENT REPORT TODAY
The 'experts' got it wrong on ERM, Euro, 2008 World crash
History shows they were 100% wrong on all the big issues:
  • 1992: ERM (like a ‘pre-Euro’) caused 18% mortgages, big job losses
  • 1999: Experts were pro-Euro - Now a disaster zone about to get worse
  • 2008: They failed to predict the biggest World crash in 100 years
  • 2016: Treasury predictions were wrong by £27bn, in only 4 months
The best choice was always the opposite of what they said.
We all want a better, brighter,
more prosperous Britain with a global future.
The safe economic option is to vote to Leave.
Leave: Making Britain Great Again
23 May 2016 [Sources available throughout site ]
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POUND HAS SURGED AGAINST DOLLAR SINCE MR OSBORNE'S DIRE PREDICTIONS
Mr Osborne and the BBC both proved wrong.

The Public simply want to hear the facts.
THE ECONOMY – WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?
Pound has surged in 3 months following Mr Osborne’s "Brexit crash" claims
  • In Feb, Osborne & BBC claimed pound crashing due to Brexit fears.
  • ‘Pound hits lowest level in 7 years on Brexit concerns’ – BBC,
    22 Feb 2016.
  • The pound has risen in 3 months since then – click on graph.
  • Has Mr Osborne mentioned this rise? No. Was it reported? No.
  • In Feb we said pound’s fall was due to many other factors.
Continual wild claims aren’t helpful to voters, Mr Osborne.
The facts show we were telling the truth.
Leave is the safe economic option.
21 May 2016
[Bk of England exch rate data | BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35628733 ]
EUROZONE IN DEEP FINANCIAL TROUBLE
EU tries to delay bad news.

British Public simply want to hear the facts.
THE EUROZONE IN A DESPERATE STATE
EU trying to delay bad news until after UK Referendum
  • Greece now needs third huge injection of cash - €86 billion
  • IMF wants write-off of Greek debts, Germany refuses: Crisis July
  • Italy in big trouble, banks threatened, debt still rising: Crisis July
  • Many other Eurozone countries in trouble
  • Last Governor of Bank of England: 'Eurozone could ‘explode’ soon'
Staying in : Clear and present danger for UK’s economy
Voting Leave means a safer financial future for the UK
21 May 2016
[May articles in Economist, Handelsblatt, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal]
‘LEAVE’ HAS THE WINNING CASE, SO WHY ISN’T IT WINNING?
Saturday
Editorial
Facts4EU.org
Speaking up for the great British Public
If the strategy and its implementation is wrong, change it
  • Every day, facts show that voting Leave will ‘Make Britain Great Again’
  • A better, brighter, more prosperous Britain with a global future
All the great facts and arguments aren’t reaching the voters
  • Every day the press question the wild Remain claims effectively
  • Every day volunteers deliver leaflets and campaign passionately
  • But every day most voters get their information from the TV
  • And every day Vote Leave loses this critical TV battle for the voters
Make changes now and Leave can still win
Brexit MPs need to take action now
The British Public deserve to know the full picture before voting
21 May 2016
UK ECONOMY GROWS IF WE LEAVE, EVEN UNDER GOVERNMENT’S “WORST CASE”
‘£4300 worse off per household’ Treasury Report still shows UK grows on Leave
  • Mr Cameron says we’ll be worse off, ‘proved’ by Treasury Report
  • This Treasury Report has now been widely ridiculed
  • However this Report still shows you'll still be better off if we leave
  • So even Government’s worst predictions for Leave show that
    our income still grows
  • Respected economists now say growth will be much higher than that
The British Public aren’t stupid.
They just need the facts.
TUC IN CAR-CRASH BBC INTERVIEW
Does the TUC now represent the EU,
not British workers?
‘WILL I BE BETTER OFF IN OR OUT OF THE EU?’
Pro-EU TUC refused 14 TIMES to defend British workers yesterday
  • ‘Do 2.2m EU immigrants affect UK wages?’ - ‘No, no evidence’
  • ‘Do 2.2m EU immigrants affect job hopes of 1.7m UK unemployed?’ – No answer
  • ‘Law of supply and demand must affect these things?’ – No answer
  • TUC Boss asked 14 times by increasingly-amazed BBC interviewer
  • Ms O’Grady is Head of TUC, salary £143,207, 6 weeks’ paid holiday
Huge competition for jobs lowers wages – that’s basic economics.
The TUC wants you to vote Remain, despite this.
Will you trust the pro-EU TUC, or your common sense?
20 May 2016 - [Source: BBC Daily Politics, 19 May].


REMAIN'S ECONOMIC CASE RUINED
IN 2015, OVER HALF OF JOBS INCREASE WENT TO
IMMIGRANTS FROM EU
Shock new official figures released yesterday. The Remain Campaign’s economic argument now in disarray.
  • 55% of employment increase in 2015 went to EU nationals
  • Employment of EU workers has almost quadrupled in 12 years
  • British are losing out on British jobs due to EU migrants
  • Wages remain depressed due to uncontrollable mass immigration
For jobs and wages, Government's own figures destroy Remain campaign’s economic case
The Government can only control this problem
if the UK leaves the EU
19 May 2016. Source: Office of National Statistics data 18 May.

WHICH EU IS ON THE BALLOT PAPER?
‘Today's Europe is not what we want’ - French ex-President Sarkozy
  • EU needs ‘new Treaty in 2017, initiated by the French
  • Sarkozy calls for ‘Renewed Franco-German leadership of the EU’
  • (Er, what about British leadership?)
  • Need ‘common immigration policy, common asylum seeker benefits’
Vote Remain and you have no idea what you’ll get, or the cost.
Vote Leave to get back in control.
TUESDAY
EDITORIAL

Shall we look at facts?
THE ECONOMY – WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?
Maybe we should look at facts, and who got it right before
  • In 1981, 364 economists wrote a letter to the Times
  • They all predicted : Economy ruined unless Gov’t changed policies
  • One renowned economist disagreed, and he was proved right
  • Today that same man predicts the UK economy will grow on Brexit
Past record is normally a good basis for decisions.
Facts, and the economist Patrick Minford who got it right,
show that voting Leave is best for the economy.
17 May 2016

WHO CAN YOU TRUST ON THE ECONOMY?
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We produced some great news items in the last few months -
EU Referendum News - Researched Facts, not Fiction.
Suggestions for more facts? Other comments? See bottom of page.
 
THE UK IS NO LONGER A SOVEREIGN NATION - Government report shows how Brussels controls our country
Under Referendum law, the Government was forced to issue a report on the last day before the official Referendum period started, on 15th April 2016.

The conclusions from the report are damning, so the Government 'buried' it. We've read the 96 pages and here are the key facts for you:-
  • No Overall Control Of Our Borders: "Member States cannot impose unjustified restrictions on individuals exercising their rights of free movement."
  • UK can't stop EU migrants & families coming in: "EU law gives... all other EU nationals rights to enter, live and work in another EU Member State, as well as to their family members and their dependants."
  • Permanent Migrants: "After five years... [they] automatically acquire the right of permanent residence in that [EU] country, at which point they are no longer required to be a worker, self-employed, a jobseeker, self-sufficient or a student."
  • EU Laws Govern You: "Once an EU Directive has been agreed, all Member States have an obligation to make national laws that give it effect." "Regulations contain detailed legal rules. Once made, regulations have the force of law in the UK."
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights: "At a domestic level, where it is not possible to interpret domestic primary legislation consistently with an enforceable right, domestic courts or tribunals can disapply the offending provision in the domestic primary legislation." This is deliberate Civil Service gobbledygook for saying that EU laws and the other obligations of the 'Fundamental Rights' Charter take precedence over UK laws.
  • UK Prevented From Defending British Jobs: "EU rules prevent Member States imposing restrictions on the quantity of imports and exports of a particular item." (For example, we can't ban cheap, state-subsidised steel from EU countries breaking the rules.)
  • We could go on and on with examples from this 96 page document. It was produced by civil servants for the Government. Even though it's called 'Rights and Obligations', it focuses on rights and ignores a great number of obligations. (For example, nowhere does it mention that the Chancellor of the UK has to submit his Budgets to the EU before he announces them in Parliament. The EU knows our Budget before we do.)
  • Although it's a one-sided propaganda document to make the Government's case sound better, even the Civil Servant mandarins couldn't hide all the bad news. So the Government buried it.
    However we thought you'd like to know the facts.
If a country's laws aren't supreme, if it can't control its borders,
and if so many of its policies are decided by foreign countries,
how can that country be considered to be a Sovereign Nation?
[Sources: "Rights and obligations of European Union membership" Cabinet Office, April 2016, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rights-and-obligations-of-european-union-membership .]
 
TREASURY REPORT :   'WILL I REALLY LOSE £4,300 PER YEAR?' - NO YOU WON'T
We explain Mr Cameron's and Mr Osborne’s extraordinary claims in normal language.

We've read the Government's 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 Cameron and Mr Osborne claim you’ll lose £4,300 per household by 2030.
  2. Per person that’s £1,800, but this sounds less so they don't mention that.
  3. The £4,300 figure is 'GDP per household'. This is NOT 'income per household'.
  4. No-one uses 'GDP per household' - not even the Treasury before now. GDP is a measure of national income - that's nothing like your personal income.
  5. Cameron and 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, Osborne and Cameron don't admit that national income will still rise if we leave, even with their own figures.
  7. They're really saying you'll still be better off in 2030 with Brexit, but in their view not 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.
  9. The Government'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 their unusual calculations, their 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 the Government's own 15 year forecasts your income won't fall by £4,300 per household if you vote to leave the EU.
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 came out:
"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 |
 
WHO IS TELLING YOU HOW TO VOTE? LET’S LOOK AT THE BOSS OF THE CBI.
Who's telling you how to vote?

Below: The luxury French hotel business founded by CBI boss and her Canadian husband.


£1,500 : STAY FOR REFERENDUM NIGHT AT HEAD OF CBI’S LUXURY SOUTH OF FRANCE HOTEL
Celebrate Referendum Night at CBI boss’ luxury hotel in Provence, South of France
  • “As people become more engaged in the EU referendum debate they are calling out for the answer to one critical question - ‘what would a Brexit mean for me, my job and my family?’” – Carolyn Fairbairn, 17 May.
  • Ms Fairbairn earns £312,000 per year as Director-General of the CBI, and is co-owner of this luxury French hotel business.
  • Referendum Night on 23rd June in her South of France hotel: only £1499 per couple.
  • Cost includes suite, champagne, massage, pool, dinner for two. Excludes flights and pick-ups.
  • CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn and her husband are the hotel’s founder-owners.
  • The same CBI Boss who is telling CBI Members to lecture their workers to vote Remain.
If you part-owned a luxury French hotel business,
maybe you too would tell UK workers to vote Remain?
Note: Ms Fairbairn has every right to be involved in this 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.
[Source: Hotel website, master suite for night of 23rd June (Referendum night), champagne, Swedish massage, pool, dinner for two. Excludes flights and airport pick-ups.]
18 May 2016
 
PRO-EU RYANAIR STRONGLY CONDEMNS EU AMIDST BRITISH HOLIDAYMAKER ANGUISH
1. Over Easter, French air traffic controllers once again disrupted British people's holidays with yet another strike.

2. Pro-EU Ryanair came out strongly on 29 March with another demand that the EU acts. Ryanair and other EU airlines have repeatedly called upon the EU to take action, but nothing has happened.

3. According to the Company this was the 3rd French strike in 2 weeks and the 43rd strike in 7 years.

4. Ryanair’s CMO Kenny Jacobs said: "You cannot have an effective single market in Europe but then allow a tiny French union to close down half the skies over Europe, causing hundreds of thousands of passenger flights to be cancelled / delayed".

4. The Company added: "The European Commission’s failure to prevent these repeated cancellations makes a mockery of the single European market, and Commissioner Juncker's claims about making Europe competitive.".

It seems the EU helps the British consumer and holidaymaker far less than the Remain side claims.
 
WHY ARE MANY ‘INDEPENDENT EXPERTS’ FOR REMAIN?
Here are the earnings of some of these rich & powerful people
  • Mark Carney, Governor of Bank of England : £880,000
  • Christine Lagarde, MD of International Monetary Fund (IMF) : £500,000 (Note 1).
  • Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General of CBI : £312,000
  • The above are just 3 examples of ‘independent experts’ telling the British voter to vote Remain.
  • These earnings figures relate to previous years.
  • 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 (Supported by U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner). 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.
  • 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: www.cbi.org.uk/media/2757621/annual_report_2014_web2.pdf | BoE accounts 2015 : http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Pages/annualreport/ar15.aspx | http://www.cityam.com/217950/bank-england-governor-mark-carneys-earned-880k-last-year | https://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/may/29/christine-lagarde-pays-no-tax?CMP=share_btn_fb | OECD : ttp://www.oecd.org/about/budget/ | Daily Telegraph : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/9298501/Christine-Lagarde-attack-on-Greece-backfires-as-she-pays-no-tax.html . ]
Note: Christine Lagarde’s salary plus additional allowances is not subject to any taxes so we have given an estimate of what her normal taxable equivalent income would be.
16 May 2016
 
 
WHAT IS 'THE SINGLE MARKET'?   WE GIVE YOU THE SIMPLE FACTS.
A Special Fact Box from Facts4eu.org.  And it's good news!
"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 20 years
  • 20 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 more than 20 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.
May 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 ]
 
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: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2015/01/weodata/index.aspx ]
May 2016
 
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