I’d relax the limits significantly if not totally, but insist on near real-time transparency from campaigns over their permitted donors.
Posts Tagged: Britain Stronger in Europe
The Electoral Commission didn’t stop what was happening in Tower Hamlets – is it really capable of thwarting Putin?
The internal and external threats to the integrity of our elections have intensified, but the regulator responsible does not appear to have upped its game in response.
“It is not about Remain or Leave,” the Observer journalist replies – while notably failing to say “yes”.
To Diehard Remainers. You lost. Get over it. Drop the conspiracy theories – and stop assuming Leave voters are thick.
Lavish campaign spending does not guarantee electoral success. If it did, Brexit wouldn’t be happening. And Theresa May would now have a majority.
It backed nationalisation in the ’40s. It opposed Thatcher’s economic policy in the ’80s. It supported the Euro in the ’90s. And now it wants Single Market membership.
It’s a day to think of the people who dreamed of it and the people who dreaded it alike. And to embrace the renewal of our democracy.
Iain Dale: Yes, it’s partisan, but Oliver’s referendum memoir is one of the best political books of the year
If you hate Michael Gove, you’ll love this book. If you think Theresa May is a bit of a calculating minx, you’ll have your suspicions confirmed.
The world changes in many ways, but the rules of modern campaigns are still defined by Clinton’s success in 1992.
Funding for EU programmes in the UK will be maintained until 2020 – just as Vote Leave promised.
Gary Bennett: Stop blaming the old and the ignorant for Brexit – the statistics just don’t support these myths
The other popular Remain argument – that the result was too close to provide a valid mandate – is also bogus.
If Brussels – and our own ‘Continuity Remainers’ – thought Britain could yet be bullied into staying, our chances of a good deal evaporate.
We Eurosceptics, of all people, know the pain of defeat. But we learned the hard way that denial is no solution.
Of course there’s grief in being outvoted. But consider for a moment that for many Leave voters that has been a lifelong experience.
The Apprentice star’s attack on Gisela Stuart, denying her Britishness, was poisonous and deeply personal.
Despite all the warm words about a new, nicer tone, the pro-EU campaign’s new advert is an attack on the characters of millions of voters.
Andrew Marshall, for Remain, and Emily Knight, for Leave, offer their final insights from the doorstep.