Nigel Lawson was by far the ablest UK chancellor in my life time. He started with the FT Lex column and was intellectually superior to his HMT civil servants something no one is every going to say about Gideon Osborne whose driver might know more about economics than he does. So when Lawson penned an aricle for the Times saying that the UK would be better off out of the EU the chattering classes sat up and took notice. He added that Cameron would come back with zilch from his rengotiation with the EU and likened it to Harold Wilson's window dressing exercise in 1975 preceding his meaningless refereendum.
The BBC immediately wheeled out Pinochio Clegg to regurgitate two of the hoary old LibDem lies that are almost as old as Shirley Williams.
Leaving the EU will cost 3 million jobs a claim that is patent bollocks. We have traded with Europe since humans have lived in the UK. There was no EU thank God in 4000 BC otherwise we would still all be living in the stone age under pre-historic EU regulations. The truth is that with the UK out of the EU the Germans will continue to sell us motor cars and buy our whisky. We want their cars and they want our whisky. Its that simple. Nothing to do with the single market but what we will be rid off is the dead hand of Brussels bureacracy which as I pointed out recently is controlled by, and promotes the German car industry. Out of the EU we would at least thave a level playing field.
Then Clegg, his nose growing ever longer claims the UK pensioners living in Spain would immediately be kicked out and sent back to blighty. His claims of equality in the numbers of Brits working in Europe and the number of EU citizens working in the UK have been shown to be another lie. London has the 4th largest French population of any city in Europe. Only Paris, Lyon and Marseille have more frogs.
The Spanish economy is in dire straits. UK Spanish resident pensioners spend their pensions there. They keep whats left of the Spanish economy going.
The Spanish property market is depressed. If they forced UK pensioners to sell up it would go into free fall. The Spanish are not that stupid. They now leave tilting at windmills to Don Clegg and Pancho Cable.
UK pensioners are putting money into the Spanish economy. Spaniards working in the UK are taking money out of the UK economy.
The LibDems are not just delusional they are slimey with it. Remember their signed pledges to UK students not to put up their fees. It was all forgotten once the votes were in and LIbDem bums were on the seats of ministerial limos. I detest LibDems for their lies which are peddled by the BBC as truth. Its pure propaganda.
Guido Fawkes reports that Blair sprog 3 now works for the EU. Now that's what the EU is really for, jobs for the political elite and their relations!