THE EU shares a guilty secret with our most maniacal Remainers: they are all petrified we will succeed post-Brexit.
Brussels’ analysis reveals our firms will be billions of pounds a year better off if we quit the single market for services and are freed from its red tape.
The EU and maniacal Remainers are all petrified we will succeed post-Brexit[/caption]
Which goes to the heart of the EU’s belligerence. It’s not just about punishing us for leaving, and deterring others. It’s about preventing us from becoming an economic powerhouse on their doorstep.
Remain diehards, meanwhile, aren’t genuinely worried about the “No Deal Brexit apocalypse”. After all, that would briefly prove them “right”, wouldn’t it? And they’d like nothing more than that.
They are far more concerned we will thrive and kill off any chance of ever rejoining the EU. Which matters because to them EU membership is not a trading arrangement, it’s virtually a religion.
Neither the EU nor these Remoaners can admit to their genuine fears.
So they rely on smokescreen and deceit.
Khalid Mahmood reportedly spent thousands of pounds silencing a former aide who accused him of religious discrimination[/caption]
Why should taxpayers pay tens of thousands to fund this MP’s failed employment case against his ex-lover? Especially as it ended with a gagging order stopping her speaking out about it.
Mahmood suspended Elaina Cohen, his Jewish PA and one-time girlfriend, for calling fellow Labour MP Naz Shah “anti-Zionist” — which was more than fair given Shah’s anti-Semitic tweets.
Shah, incredibly, called the police. And Mahmood suspended Cohen, hiring two replacements at almost £37,000.
Cohen won her job back. But Commons expenses paid out thousands more in legal fees to silence her with a non-disclosure order. Why?
This was Mahmood’s fault: he tried to shut down a Jewish woman’s attack on an anti-Semitic Labour colleague. Why isn’t he footing the whole bill?
And why were taxpayers handed the legal cost of preventing us from knowing more about the scandal? How did that serve the public interest?
The MPs’ expenses system is still a fiasco.
WILL common sense ever be applied over immigration?
Windrush was a disastrous enough failure. In their zeal to get net migration down to a set level, officials idiotically kicked out citizens living here legally.
The targeting of Indian physiotherapist Satheesh Gounder is almost as bad.
We are 5,000 physios short nationally. He is just the sort of skilled professional we should embrace, making a good living, creating jobs and fulfilling a need.
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Home Secretary Sajid Javid must ensure he can stay. Then he must design an immigration system flexible enough to work in the interests of our economy.
And order officials to use their brains.