Tag Archives: euref

  1. How a one-size-fits-all EU regulation caused one person to vote Leave

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    June 30, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The other day I met a lady who used to work as a civil servant for the Department of Transport. …
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  2. Why the ‘£350m to the NHS’ controversy is not as clearcut as you think

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    June 28, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    ‘£350m to the NHS’ is one of the most controversial political slogans ever. Some say it was the ‘lie’ that …
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  3. The vote to leave was NOT a vote for a points-based immigration system

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    September 6, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    So the first Brexit battle-line is drawn. Theresa May has ‘ruled-out’ an Australian style points system for immigration as a …
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  4. The ‘Progressive Democrats’ – a new Political Party that might just get us out of this mess

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    June 27, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    Sometimes, there’s an idea whose time has come. That time is now, and the idea is a new Political Party …
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  5. Why #Brexit was always coming

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    June 25, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    In May 1945 Winston Churchill stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace receiving bigger cheers for his part in winning …
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  6. 5 thoughts on one of the most momentous days in political history

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    June 24, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron did the right thing…this morning – Three and a half years’ ago, with Labour in the ascendancy under …
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  7. It’s #Brexit – so what happens now?

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    June 24, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    1. We don’t immediately leave the EU. This is an advisory vote to the government, who choice choose to ignore …
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  8. Why I will be voting #Remain in the #EuRef – a guide for those on the fence

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    June 21, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    This blog is quite long but if you stick with it you may find it useful, particularly if you are …
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  9. Will Jo Cox’s assassination be the ultimate ‘Black Swan’ event?

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    June 20, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    Arriving at Herne Hill Station yesterday on the way to a family event, we were accosted by some campaigners for …
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  10. How I rate the #EuRef campaigns

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    June 19, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

      If it were based on the performance of the respective campaigns, I would be voting leave. They have managed …
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  11. The chart that explains why Britain is about to #voteleave

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    June 16, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    “Inside Labour’s London HQ, I joined young volunteers manning the “Labour In” phones with every fact at the ready. We …
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  12. EU Referendum – How globalisation blurs the difference between Control and Sovereignty

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    June 7, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    The key principle for many in the Vote Leave campaign is that of ‘sovereignty’, which is the right of a …
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  13. EU Referendum – the two lies behind the ‘£350m a week’ claim

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    June 6, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    If the central message of your referendum campaign consists of two lies you have a problem. The picture above shows …
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  14. EU Referendum – How Damian McBride’s tweet suggests secret support of Labour leadership for Leave

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    June 5, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    One of the problems with tweeting on mobile phones is that you can make a slip with a tiny movement …
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  15. EU referendum – Points systems for immigration could wreck the UK’s economy 

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    June 2, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ll start by declaring an interest. Yesterday I had my hair cut in at a barber’s set up and staffed …
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  16. EU Referendum – the Labour leadership hate Tories more than they love the EU

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    June 1, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    I Labour leadership have been almost silent during the EU referendum campaign This amplifies Tory divisions, which could lead to …
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  17. Jeremy Corbyn and the EU – it’s complicated

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    April 19, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    Understanding Jeremy Corbyn’s position on the EU Referendum is at the same time difficult and easy. The truth is that …
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  18. When are the Referendum campaigns going to stop treating the public like idiots.

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    April 18, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the official EU referendum campaign started on Friday, I thought I should give you a little summary of where …
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