Whatever one’s view of Cameron’s former head of strategy, he cannot simply be written off as some crusty reactionary.
All the Government’s planned legislation, from the creation of a UK spaceport to the Investigatory Powers Bill.
“Despite its grand early intentions, it has become a friend of the haves rather than the have-nots.”
“So I find it offensive, insulting, irrelevant and positively cretinous to be told that I belong to a group of small-minded xenophobes.”
“Next month we will make our choice as a nation. I am very clear. Britain is stronger and safer in the EU, as well as better off. And the EU benefits from Britain being inside rather than out.”
The election to the Welsh Assembly of the former Conservative MP may be a sign that the UKIP leader’s command of his party is on the wane.
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“So regardless of the EU referendum, my view is this. If we want to reform human rights laws in this country, it isn’t the EU we should leave but the ECHR and the jurisdiction of its Court.”
While many MPs are aggrieved at the Government’s EU campaign, Osborne offered them some relief from unpopular financial scrutiny.
“For Britain, voting to leave will be a galvanising, liberating, empowering moment of patriotic renewal.”
There were 26 critical questions from Conservative backbenchers on the Government’s EU referendum leaflet yesterday and 5 supportive ones.
Using official Party events to make the case for Remain without a balancing voice is a breach of neutrality.
After Gauke did a valiant job defending the Treasury wicket, Cameron no doubt expected a rough ride. He didn’t get one.