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An Austrlian view - Ignore David Cameron’s fear campaign: Brexit’s best for Brits

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claig Sat 11-Jun-16 17:50:01

Article by an analyst in an Australian paper

"If Britain votes on June 23 to leave the EU, it will be a decisive act of Western self-assertion and self-confidence. That is why, geo-strategically, a vote for Brexit would be so beneficial.
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The way British Prime Minister David Cameron has run this debate is a textbook case of disgraceful fearmongering by a democratic leader. He has no case to make for staying in Europe beyond the wildest fear campaign in modern British history
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Cameron has recruited a vast cast of international panjandrums and potentates — a gaggle of Euro blatherskites and even, God help us, Barack Obama — to browbeat the British people about the perfidy and dire consequences of a vote to leave.

Never in modern democratic history has an attempt to intimidate voters been so naked.

And yet this last week the leave campaign has roared back in the polls smile
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If the British vote to leave, they will have defied bipartisan opposition. Not only Cameron, but Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as well as the Scottish Nationalist Party, the third largest party in Westminster, and the Greens are all campaigning for remain.
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Indeed the trajectory that Cameron has taken over Europe is so dishonest, and involves such a massive volte-face, that in itself it is a significant blow to the credibility of the governing class throughout the West."

www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/greg-sheridan/ignore-david-camerons-fear-campaign-brexits-best-for-brits/news-story/d01ed316864aacdf538c9636373d4c64

claig Sat 11-Jun-16 17:53:42

'If the British vote to leave, they will have defied bipartisan opposition. Not only Cameron, but Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as well as the Scottish Nationalist Party, the third largest party in Westminster, and the Greens are all campaigning for remain.'

If we defeat the combined forces of all those publicly funded stooges, it will be an earthquake and their credibility will be shot to pieces electorally.

Out of the ashes of their exaggerations, lies and scares, a brighter future for the people will emerge, hopefully without a lot of that lot in it.

KP86 Sat 11-Jun-16 18:46:45

This quote from his wiki page says all you need to know

He has also argued in support of the notion that George W. Bushh^^ will be judged "one of the great presidents of the^ United Statess^".

ExtremelyConfidential Sat 11-Jun-16 18:50:52

It's a Murdoch paper.
This is not a mainstream Australian view.
I say this as an Australian.

claig Sat 11-Jun-16 18:51:59

KP86, you are right about that, I didn't know he said that, but I had severe doubts about him when he slagged off Trump.

claig Sat 11-Jun-16 18:54:01

ExtremelyConfidential , thank you for the clarification.

He is clearly not all there (see his comments disparaging Trump), but the rest of it is good.

KP86 Sat 11-Jun-16 18:54:06

I'm also an Aussie, and aside from the Bush quote, he was/is also a friend of Tony Abbott's, most likely our worst PM in the last 50 years

claig Sat 11-Jun-16 18:56:19

There was a time when I liked Abbott (viz his sensible views on climate change), but when he started going all puppet and facing off against Putin in order to earn brownie points from Bilderberg, I lost respect for him.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 11-Jun-16 18:57:21

"Western self assertion and self-confidence". Okkaaaaayyy

claig Sat 11-Jun-16 19:10:32

'"Western self assertion and self-confidence"

I think he is right there. This moral relativism and political correctness that all our Establishment political class follow has led to the decline of our society and prosperity and is precisely why populist partes and Trump and the rebellion aginst the elites has arisen as will be shown in the Brexit vote where the people are ignoring the Establishment.

We have to stand up for our values, our traditions and our independence which have spread democracy, liberty and prosperity.

We are losing our independence as many of our laws are made elsewhere.

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