Nigel Farage loves a pint of Greene King India Pale Ale but his Brexit Party has reached the point of last orders. Drinking-up time is now so close that the house band can almost be heard striking up a maudlin rendition of Frank Sinatra’s My Way. Opinion polls can tell porkies, of course, but as we enter the final week of this election campaign, all logical signs suggest ritual humiliation for Farage’s merry band of men and women. The Brexit party’s demise has been coming ever since Boris Johnson returned from Brussels with his Brexit deal. But the coup de grace surely arrived yesterday when four of the party’s MEPs very publicly urged voters to back the Conservatives. ‘And nowww, the end is neeeeearrrr…’ Lance Foreman (left) spoke of his fear that the Brexit party could split the Conservative vote and let in Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-Semites. Another of the four Brexit Party resignations was Lucy Harris (right) As I went to hear the … [Read more...] about Was Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister a trustafarian who’d fled a cult leader? HENRY DEEDES watches as four Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs on leader Nigel Farage
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Brexit could harm the UK’s wildlife and farming, according to a cross-party committee of MPs, with key protections left as ineffective “zombie legislation” and farmers facing a “triple jeopardy” of lost subsidies, export tariffs and increased competition. A new report from the environmental audit select committee warns that many of the rules governing food production and the environment in the UK come from EU law and that weakening of these rules would damage the countryside and reduce the viability of farms, food security and safety. The MPs said that for the government to meet its manifesto commitment to “be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than it found it”, ministers must commit to passing a new Environmental Protection Act before it triggers article 50 and starts the formal process of leaving the EU. The MPs said it was concerning that the environment secretary, Andrea Leadsom, gave no reassurance that … [Read more...] about Brexit ‘zombie legislation’ could damage wildlife and farming, MPs warn
NIGEL Farage's Brexit Party has revealed plans to get ready for an election in weeks as it announces its policies to halve foreign aid, write off student dent and give free Wi-Fi to everyone. At a packed party rally in Birmingham Farage unveiled his blueprint for Brexit Britain - and vowed to target every seat. And he revealed the Brexit Party has already chosen 100 candidates to fight seats for it at the next general election - but didn't release their names. The list includes two ex-cops, ten who were in the military and a forklift driver. Several doctors, teachers and nurses are in the mix too. All the names will be revealed next month, party sources said. But first they are vetting thousands of candidates who have applied to be on their ballots - some coming over from other parties.The policies are the first they have revealed apart from promising to quit the EU as soon as possible. As part of their 'big vision', the Brexit Party have pledged: A £200billion Brexit booster … [Read more...] about Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party reveals plans to halve foreign aid, write off student debt and give free Wi-Fi to all
FOR those who didn't manage to get their fill of bargains on Black Friday - there's always Cyber Monday, the online sale extravaganza. The shopping event is TODAY and we've rounded up everything you need to know. What is Cyber Monday? Hot on the heels of Black Friday, Cyber Monday is a day when retailers slash their prices online. For 24 hours some of the country's biggest stores take part in the online sale event, which comes directly after Black Friday. Customers often bookmark the products they have their eye on and set alarms for the exact moment the sales launch on each site. With so much choice out there, it can be easy to pay more than you need to for a product while caught up in the shopping frenzy.It's important to do your research and be sure that you really are getting a good deal rather than taking the store's word for it when they say it's the best price. The trick is to be prepared with a list of what you'd like and do your research before completing your purchase. When … [Read more...] about What does Cyber Monday mean and where can I get the best deals 2019?
Four MEPs who defected from the Brexit Party have refused to quit their posts in Brussels - despite switching allegiance to the Tories after just seven months. The group including Annunziata Rees-Mogg, Cabinet minister Jacob's sister, quit the whip with a warning to Nigel Farage that he must "eat his pride" and back Boris Johnson . They claimed the Brexit Party's campaigning in next week's election will split the Leaver vote and gift Labour victories in key seats. But they refused to quit as MEPs - meaning they will cling on to their £69,000 salaries in Brussels and Strasbourg - despite being elected on a Brexit Party ticket in only May this year. One of the four MEPs, Lucy Harris, said: “We’re not going to stand down because we want to be in the European Parliament voting for Boris Johnson’s deal.” Another of the four, Lance Forman, added: “For our four votes we want to be able to use them on this one crucial occasion so we won’t be … [Read more...] about Brexit Party defectors refuse to give up their MEP jobs despite switching to Tories