A ghost of the past was the real winner of the French presidential election. Emmanuel Macron won only because a majority felt they had to vote against the ghost of “fascism” allegedly embodied by his opponent, Marine Le Pen. Whether out of panic or out of the need to feel respectable, the French voted two to one in favor of a man whose program most of them either ignored or disliked. Now they are stuck with him for five years.
If people had voted on the issues, the majority would never have elected a man representing the trans-Atlantic elite totally committed to “globalization”, using whatever is left of the power of national governments to weaken them still further, turning over decision-making to “the markets” – that is, to international capital, managed by the major banks and financial institutions, notably those located in the United States, such as Goldman-Sachs.
Ed – The EU’s spending program: delusional, idiotic, wasteful and for 20 years and counting not fully accounted for, will have to be cut when the UK leaves. The penny, or cent, has dropped in the German Chancellery. Bully boy statements from the EU, French and German political classes are showing the EU’s true dictatorial nature. Other EU states are watching ‘the treatment’ and drawing their own concusions about the methods soon to be used on them.
The SNP has abandoned ‘True Independence’ and Sturgeon is forcing Scotland to choose between a more powerful Scotland inside a Federal UK, or a less powerful one inside the EU and most likely the Eurozone.
“German government officials haveproposed giving Britain access to the European Union’s singlemarket in return for a fee, …
The 35-page report on the potential costs of Brexit toGermany said Britain’s departure from the EU risked “seriouseconomic and stability relevant consequences; effects inparticular on the real economy.”The ministry officials calculated Berlin would have to payan additional 4.5 billion euros ($5 billion) a year into EUcoffers as a result of Britain’s departure from the bloc.To mitigate the cost, they floated the idea of chargingBritain for access to the single market.
Juncker, Verhofstadt, Barnier and the EU political class are in a very difficult position. Europeans young and old are actually paying close attention to what EUrocrats say and do in their name.
The sheer arrogance of their unsubstantiated, unenforceable claim for a £92 Billion EU exit fee has made Mr and Mrs UK determined to face them down through the ballot box.
Even our own Remainers recognise that the democratic chain of accountability has been broken. Juncker and the commission are literally out of control. Juncker travels around EU states insulting us, making false and inflammatory statements for the European media’s benefit secure in the knowledge he cannot be sacked for his incompetence and bad behaviour.
“…When the EU speaks of success it therefore means being under Brussels’ authority. As Barnier pointed out quite well. The more a country is tangled in EU regulations and directions the more the success. Or in other words, the less freedom countries have to govern themselves and make their own decisions to protect their national interests the better. Not better for the countries themselves but better for the EU.
A six month investigation by the Irish Times as part of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists* has lifted the lid on how multinational companies – including Irish companies like Glanbia and Sisk – have been using Luxembourg and Irish tax loopholes to save millions in tax. We have been working with 80 journalists from 26 countries going through more than 28,000 pages of documents.
Labour Leave today launches a new video on Remainers’ latest attempt to block Brexit.
Gina Miller has raised £300,000 to support candidates with “principles” who want a “final vote on the deal” – or, as everyone understands in plain English, she has raised £300k to back candidates who will block Brexit.
This week Michel Barnier said that we would have to pay into the EU fat cats’ pockets, as he unconvincingly announced that the UK’s ‘divorce bill’ has risen from £50billion to £92billion.
The British bulldog spirit will overcome the EU’s usual bullying tactics. We welcome the Prime Minister’s robust position ahead of negotiations. If the EU isn’t willing to act responsibly, Britain can walk away from the table at any point. Part of our role at Leave Means Leave with all our supporters must be to give confidence to business people and the wider population that no deal is better than a bad deal and that WTO is absolutely fine as a base case scenario.