LEADING THE WAY OUT OF THE EU

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Monday 2 December 2019

Unsurprisingly, the star of last night’s election debate was Nigel Farage who launched a blistering attack on the other leaders, and in the case of the Conservatives and Labour, understudies.

The great Brexiteer was eager to make an example of the PC paradigm that has eroded both our politics and policies. Friday’s terrorist attack near London Bridge continues to cast a deep, dark shadow. The name of the second victim has been revealed in today’s papers, 23 year old, Saskia Jones, “the Angels stolen by pure evil” writes the Sun on across its front page today.

Boris has pledged to throw back into jail the 74 terrorists recklessly granted early release by the last Labour government, but as the only anti-establishment figure in the studio, it was for Nigel to eviscerate the other political leaders for putting and being willing to put lives at risk.

“I don’t care if you were in prison for six years or 12 years,” said Nigel.

“If you have committed mass murder or planned to commit mass murder you are not just an ordinary criminal you have got the virus of jihadi-ism,” added the Brexit Party leader before driving the point home (see tweet below).

Inevitably a second referendum came up, The Tories’ Rishi Sunak scored points off of Nicola Sturgeon for probing her on which would come first, IndyRef2 or BexitRef2. The SNP leader refused to answer. Nigel then took Sturgeon and the other pro-EU leaders to pieces: “We have to become an independent country, or democracy in this country is frankly dead.”

This has been a “talent competition to see who can be the most politically correct so therefore I must have failed here, but maybe not with you back at home,” began Farage in his closing statement.

“I want us to become an independent country, to the leave the European Union, there’s a bigger more exciting world out there, our friends in the Commonwealth, North America, so much we can do, but we have to get Brexit done properly and then reform our political institutions. What I’ve seen tonight is no desire to change anything.”

Nigel’s not the only one scoring points against the PC brigade this morning. Priti Patel has an op-ed in the Telegraph in which she demolishes the already flagging notion we should stay in the European Union on security grounds.

“Under EU law, previous criminal convictions do not in themselves count as a reason to deny entry to, or deport someone. My powers as home secretary to deny entry to EU citizens who have committed serious crimes are severely limited in scope,” writes Patel.

“Under EU law, previous criminal convictions do not in themselves count as a reason to deny entry to, or deport someone. My powers as Home Secretary to deny entry to EU citizens who have committed serious crimes are severely limited in scope.”

Depending on the latest poll you look at, the Tories are down to 6 or 9 percentage points ahead of Labour, who have climbed ahead largely at the expense of the Lib Dems – with these debates, Jo Swinson is getting a lot of exposure and it’s costing her party. That’s not a good sign, the lower the level of backing for the Lib Dems, the more the Remain vote splits.

It’s reported Boris has agreed to be interviewed by Andrew Neill, having endured a gruelling examination in July at the height of the Tory leadership contest. The possibility of a hung parliament is as strong as ever.