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The E.U.: In or out?

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Brexit doom mongers are looking ahead, but they may be wrong again. Jean-Claude Juncker's leaks are the dirty games of a rattled European Commission. The £50bn 'Brexit Bill' is merely the futile gambit of a deluded elite which is swiftly losing control. Sir Ivan Rogers led David Cameron to European doom. Why would Theresa May listen to him on Brexit?   Brexit gloom and the EU's in turmoil, but we've some aces up our sleeves  Remainers and Eurocrats will never bully the British people into giving up on Brexit. My confidence in Boris Johnson evaporated after the vote for Brexit. WATCH: 'Can YOU name the presidents of the EU?' Andrea Leadsom savages 'undemocratic' EU.

The Tory MP passionately outlined the many faults of the 28-country bloc and asked whether anyone at Wembley Arena could even name the five EU presidents.

WATCH: 'Can YOU name the presidents of the EU?' Andrea Leadsom savages 'undemocratic' EU

The cabinet member for energy said: “The truth is, 60 per cent of our rules and regulations comes from the European Union. “As city minister and now as energy minister, all day long I’m told ‘you can’t do that, you can’t do this because of the EU’. “The truth is, there are five presidents of the EU. Now can anyone name them? And did anyone vote for them? “And the problem is, in the EU there are 10,000 officials – that’s nearly twice the number of people in this room, by the way – who earn more than the UK Prime Minister – and you’re paying for them, and that gravy train is continuing.”

In response to Remain campaigner Ruth Davidson’s assertion that Britain was an influential presence in Europe, she responded: “That is an extraordinary claim. “We, Britain, have voted against Europe 70 times and 70 times we have been outvoted. “Why? How much legislation comes from Europe? In a television debate on Europe in March 2014 between the UK Independence Party leader, Nigel Farage, and the Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, the amount of UK legislation that originates in Europe was raised.

How much legislation comes from Europe?

Nick Clegg said that only 7% of UK legislation was based on EU law, citing as his source the House of Commons Library research paper on this subject (RP 10/62, “How much legislation comes from Europe?” , 13 October 2010). In the second of the two Farage-Clegg debates in April, Mr Clegg explained that the 7% figure was for UK primary legislation implementing EU law and that 14% of UK Statutory Instruments (SIs) were derived from EU law. Nigel Farage, on the other hand, said the overall total was 75%. Who is right? Analysis – UK in a changing Europe. Police: Yes, there ARE No-Go Zones in Sweden. The Spectator, the nation’s foremost political magazine, can you help vote on EU. The Spectator is the oldest continuously published magazine in the English language — having been established in 1828.

The Spectator, the nation’s foremost political magazine, can you help vote on EU

An intellectual powerhouse of conservative opinion, it is hugely respected on both the Right and Left. This is its editorial ahead of Thursday’s vote... The Spectator has a long record of being isolated, but right. Will Vote Leave's blunders lose us the day? Mapped: Where in the UK receives most EU funding and how does this compare with the rest of Europe? DOMINIC LAWSON: Trying to terrify the elderly about their pensions. David Cameron (pictured) has 'chosen to terrify pensioners across the entire United Kingdom' A couple of Scottish National Party MPs, with whom I was sharing a glass or three at Westminster a few weeks ago, told me why they thought their 2014 campaign for independence had faltered at the last.

DOMINIC LAWSON: Trying to terrify the elderly about their pensions

‘Pensions,’ they said. When I asked them to expand, they argued that in the campaign’s last days, when the matter seemed in the balance, their opponents, backed by the British Government, began telling Scots on the doorstep that their accumulated state pension would be in doubt if they voted for independence. I’ve no idea if this threat really did swing many older Scots to vote against leaving the UK. But these MPs were in no doubt that this terrified a lot of their constituents — even though the then British Pensions Minister Steve Webb had pointed out months earlier that there was no question of Scots losing their pensions: ‘Citizenship is irrelevant. But wait a moment. UK voters back Norway-style Brexit, poll reveals. Sir James Dyson: 'So if we leave the EU no one will trade with us? Cobblers...' Life in the EU is hardly going to get better. Would we vote to join?

Brexit Tory supporter Bill Cash explains why we should vote OUT in the EU Referendum. For more than three decades, SIR BILL CASH, a senior Tory MP has warned — with magnificent indefatigability — of the dangers of the European Project.

Brexit Tory supporter Bill Cash explains why we should vote OUT in the EU Referendum

For his pains, he has too often been belittled as a deluded Eurosceptic. But in the past two decades, much of what he has warned about has come all too true. Read this extract from his new book and see if you agree with him . . . EU single market integration 'stalls' as countries fail to ditch red tape and remove trade barriers says OECD. Heavy cost of UK’s access to the single market in Europe  We will still trade freely with the EU if we vote Leave  Britain's defiant judges fight back against Europe's imperial court. France shuns Europe as Brexit revolt spreads  It's not just the Brits: Euroscepticism on the rise all across Europe, major survey shows  George Osborne slammed by DOMINIC LAWSON during his campaign trail. With every day we get closer to the EU referendum vote on June 23, the Remain campaign becomes more panicky.

George Osborne slammed by DOMINIC LAWSON during his campaign trail

And the more it panics, the more preposterous become its attempts to scare the public into rejecting the option of voting ‘Leave’. So, yesterday George Osborne warned that ‘leaving the EU would add between £70 and £105 a month to the cost of a mortgage for the average first-time home-buyer’. In fact, the Chancellor doesn’t have the slightest idea what will happen to mortgage rates, and he is intelligent enough to know that he doesn’t.

It's not nice being called a racist for raising concerns about immigration. Leave camp must accept that Norway model is the only safe way to exit EU. Why is Europe so fed up? EU referendum: Concern over immigration delivers a 'significant' poll boost to the Leave campaign as voters react to claims over UK border control. HSBC chief Michael Geoghegan states case for Brexit. Michael Geoghegan laid out seven reasons why he believed the UK was better off outside the EU A former HSBC boss last night set out the economic case for Brexit – saying it would allow Britain to ‘take back control’ of the City of London.

HSBC chief Michael Geoghegan states case for Brexit

Michael Geoghegan, group chief executive of the bank between 2006 and 2010, laid out seven reasons why he believed the UK was better off outside the EU. He said leaving the European Union would enable Britain to regain power over taxation, ditch costly Brussels red tape and shelter the Square Mile from the fallout of a future eurozone crisis. Such moves would ‘make the City a more competitive, prosperous global financial centre’, he said. White Britons could be in the minority by 2060's claims Oxford professor DAVID COLEMAN. Britain is poised at two historic turning points — and they go together.

White Britons could be in the minority by 2060's claims Oxford professor DAVID COLEMAN

Very much depends on the outcome. Rapid population growth, driven by the highest immigration in our history, is destabilising and transforming its population, its environment and its ethnic make-up into something quite new. George Osborne's claim that retirees would lose out from Brexit slammed by experts. George Osborne is under pressure after pensioners were told they face losing 'dramatic' sums of money if Britain votes to stay in the EU Pensioners were last night told they face losing ‘dramatic’ sums of money if Britain votes to stay in the European Union.

George Osborne's claim that retirees would lose out from Brexit slammed by experts

The warning flies in the face of George Osborne’s claim that Brexit would cost every pensioner up to £32,000 – and asserts that the real threat to retirement incomes is a vote to Remain. Experts highlighted a Brussels directive which requires insurers to increase their cash reserves to guard against the risk of insolvency. Even though it has only been partially implemented in Britain, it has already driven down the rates on annuities, which millions of workers have to buy to turn their private or company pension pots into an income for life. Experts say that if Britain stays in the EU, it is likely to be extended to cover final salary company schemes. Brexit on the doorsteps. On Saturday I had my first chance to canvass door to door just on Brexit, with the local elections and the Police Commissioner elections behind us.

Brexit on the doorsteps

It was very different to canvassing in support of individual candidates for office. Many more people wanted to answer the door and engage in conversation on the topic. Brexit would make ISIS happy and the eight other myths that David Cameron's peddling. Incendiary remarks: David Cameron claimed the leader of ISIS 'might be happy' if Britain voted to leave Brussels David Cameron yesterday claimed the leader of the murderous Islamic State terror group is a cheerleader for Brexit. In comments which triggered a furious response, the Prime Minister said IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘might be happy’ if the country votes to leave the Brussels club.

George Osborne may live to regret treating his former friends with such arrogant contempt. A vote for Remain is a vote for mass immigration from Turkey. Barack Obama, our fair-weather friend, is wrong about the EU. JAMES SLACK analyses George Osborne's 200-page dossier against Brexit. By James Slack for the Daily Mail Published: 00:25 GMT, 19 April 2016 | Updated: 06:57 GMT, 19 April 2016 In its 200-page report yesterday, the Treasury claimed leaving the EU would cost households an average of £4,300 a year.

Here, Political Editor JAMES SLACK sets out the Government’s case – and the response of eurosceptics who say the dossier is absurd. George Osborne, second left, pictured at his speech in Bristol alongside fellow Cabinet members Liz Truss, left, Amber Rudd, second right, and Stephen Crabb Mr Osborne, centre with Ms Truss, left, and Ms Rudd, right, said leaving the EU would cost British households £4,300 per year. Daniel Hannan exposes reason why charities are desperate to keep Britain in the EU. On Saturday, Euro MP Daniel Hannan asked you to sack him and so help abolish the fat-cat perks enjoyed by Eurocrats and Brussels politicians.

Today, he reveals the back-scratching culture of Brussels, where it’s the EU-funded lobby groups and quangos who are the loudest supporters of ever-greater union... A recent public letter warning against Brexit argued that EU laws have ‘a hugely positive effect’ on the environment. It was signed by the heads of a dozen green pressure groups including Natural England, the Green Alliance, the RSPB and the Natural Environment Research Council. What was not mentioned was that the European Commission funds eight of the 12 organisations directly. Of course, ‘protect our countryside’ sounds so much prettier than ‘protect our grants’, but you can’t help wondering which issue motivated them more. Daniel Hannan exposes reason why charities are desperate to keep Britain in the EU. UK taxpayers face £50bn bill after EU judges overrule our tax laws. Employment minister Priti Patel (pictured) said the figures - released by the Office for Budget Responsibility - prove why the EU favours multinational firms but penalises smaller businesses and taxpayers British taxpayers could lose as much as £50billion due to EU judges overruling the UK's tax laws.

HMRC has already been forced to pay back £7.87billion in the last decade after European Court of Justice cases ruled certain business tax rules in Britain illegal. Documents from the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) reveal that HMRC will be forced to pay back a further £7.3billion before 2020. The EU has revealed its true nature: a federalist monster that will not stop until nations are abolished. PETER OBORNE writes that there is a chilling witch hunt against free speech. Plain-talking and principled: John Longworth (pictured) spoke his mind on Europe Generally, there are two types of spokesman for the business world. Most prominent are those with slippery tongues – and, sadly, major British companies have more than their fair share of these.

They typically represent plutocratic directors, are overpaid and have their eye on the next opportunity for themselves – normally a political career or a peerage. I knew from the moment I first came across John Longworth that he did not belong to this category. Instead, he was an exemplar of the type who actually know what they are talking about when they fight public battles on behalf of their members. David Cameron's aide berated anti-EU business chief John Longworth by telephone. A senior aide to David Cameron gave a telephone dressing-down to the business chief who dared to speak out in favour of Brexit.

Daniel Korski, who is paid £93,000 a year, rang John Longworth just hours before the British Chambers of Commerce sensationally suspended him from his post as director general. David Cameron's shadowy hitman and the phone call that ended John Longworth's career. As John Longworth rose to make his speech to the annual conference of the British Chambers of Commerce last Thursday, there was an unusually high level of interest in Downing Street in what he had to say. Traditionally, the director-general’s speech is an underwhelming affair about the impact on small and medium-sized businesses of red tape, rates, skill shortages and such like. Anti-EU business chief John Longworth knifed by Downing Street gives interview.

I fought for Britain and I know how the EU weakens our defences. I fought for Britain and I know how the EU weakens our defences. EU Facts: how much does Britain pay to the EU budget? Last year, that rebate reduced our contribution to £12.9 billion. Mervyn King: the eurozone is doomed. Euro-twaddle or Tolstoy? You choose your poisson... 

DOMINIC LAWSON: Operation Fear? It's more like Operation Pull The Other One  Chancellor: Over the past few days, Mr Osborne has adopted his most saturnine manner in an attempt to terrify the British people With his pale skin and dark hair, and looking slimmer than ever, were he an actor Chancellor George Osborne might have been typecast as Count Dracula in those 1970s Hammer Horror films. Over the past few days, Mr Osborne has adopted his most saturnine manner in an attempt to terrify the British people: to be precise, he is attempting to terrify us about the alleged horrors we will endure if, on June 23, we vote to leave the European Union. This, for example lies behind his warning via the BBC’s political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, that ‘global economic turmoil’ means he ‘may need to undertake further reductions’ in government spending.

A battle of wills: the Prime Minister and Iain Duncan Smith tell the Telegraph why they are so opposed. He vowed to defy a Downing Street ban intended to stop him and other Eurosceptic ministers seeing official government figures on the impact of EU membership. Nine deceptions in our history with the EU. 2. Did auditors sign off on the EU budget? Did the EU misspend enough money to build 10 new hospitals?

UK contributions to EU leap by £3.1bn over the next 5 years. War hero felt pressured by No.10 into signing pro Europe letter. I'm French, but I've lost my patience with the EU. I'll be voting Leave. The EU is like the Titanic, and we need to jump off before it sinks. EU elites wrongly believe they have perfected government, so we should leave. Spare ALEX BRUMMER a sermon from this overpaid, self-serving pro-EU coterie. David Cameron's EU campaign backed by businessman raking in £94m in handouts.

David Cameron Brexit Cabinet rebels banned from accessing government material to support campaign to leave EU under David Cameron's strict new gagging rules. Even fellow MEPs were banned from eurocrat's secret evidence to Lords. David Cameron appears to be mimicking Labour’s Harold Wilson. Campaign group Grassroots Out aims to target voters who want to leave EU. Campaign group Grassroots Out aims to target voters who want to leave EU. The EU worth £3,000 to each British family? Writes DOMINIC LAWSON. The shadowy lobbyists waging a propaganda war to keep Britain in EU.