Nigel in The EU Parliament. Re:- Referendum

speachThe video of Nigel’s well prepared talk in the European Parliament just shows how necessary it is to have the facts and figures to back up your case, in a place where the truth is met with derision and mistrust! Especially when it involves undemocratic decisions taken over allowing the mass immigration into Europe.
This week we even hear the ‘masters’ of the EU are now paying to fly in immigrants, as if they are not arriving there fast enough!
Another very interesting tit-bit this week as well, was that two of the member states of the EU, Estonia and Finland, said they’d heard nothing of dilettante Dave’s alleged renegotiations, despite him claiming to be working on our behalf. Which neatly leads into the other announcement that Tories in dilettante Dave’s party had asked him to be ‘honest’ and ‘up front’ about his renegotiations with the EU, so they could make informed decisions!
Quite something when your colleagues have to make it plain they need honesty! Experience appears to have also taught them he’s not to be trusted.
As voters have found to their cost, the self confessed ‘heir to Blair’ is following the master, with unfulfilled promises such as ‘limiting immigration, no ifs, no buts’ and ‘having a bonfire of all the Quangos’, so is he to be trusted with such an important task, vital to the continuance of this country as an independent and ‘democratic’ entity?

CBI’s stance over the EU referendum

The business secretary on Monday night criticised the CBI’s stance over the EU referendum , overshadowing the appointment of its new boss, Carolyn Fairbairn.

Carolyn Fairbairn

Sajid Javid made his intervention at a dinner of the employers’ body, which has mounted a high-profile campaign to see Britain remain in the EU.

The government, which is calling an in-out referendum on continued membership of the EU, wants to negotiate changes with its European partners. Javid said the CBI had been showing a commitment to remaining part of the EU even without these reforms.

“You know how negotiation works. You wouldn’t sit down at the start of a merger or acquisition and, like a poker player showing his hand to the table, announce exactly what terms you were prepared to accept,” said Javid. “It doesn’t work in the boardroom and it won’t work in Brussels.”

His remarks were reported just hours after the CBI announced that Fairbairn, a former head of strategy at the BBC and ITV, would be its new director general.

Fairbairn, 54, will replace John Cridland – who has led the CBI since January 2011 – in November. She will be the first woman to lead the organisation, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

It was already clear that one of Fairbairn’s main tasks will be to shape the CBI’s stance for the coming EU referendum.

Cridland and Sir Michael Rake, the CBI president, have supported Britain remaining in the EU but have been criticised for representing the view of big companies over smaller businesses.

Ahead of Javid’s speech, the CBI said Fairbairn supported its advocacy of Britain remaining in a reformed EU. The CBI’s members voted eight to two in favour of the position two years ago, but some big companies, including JCB, have taken a more hostile line on membership.

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