Taking back control

EU flagFascinating to view the final debate on the EU referendum.

I will take the Remain group first:

The TUC woman was absolutely pathetic.  Emotionally out of control and clearly promoting socialism and a return to the bad old days of Britain as the sick man of Europe.

The Leader of Scotland’s Conservatives frightened me to death.  I can see what a difficult job she has to do in the Scottish context but nothing she said has persuaded me that we have anything to value in the European Union.

As for the new Mayor of London, what a nasty piece of work he is proving to be.  He clearly chose to make his primary role in the debate to attack his predecessor.  If he was still up for election, I might have understood his stance but he has passed that point.

Turning to the Leave group:

I deeply regret that Banbury constituency failed to attract Andrea Leadsom to take the seat after Sir Tony Baldry stood down.  She is awesome and has made a substantial contribution to the BBC1 debate tonight.  I am sure she has a promising future in the Conservative Party.

I have struggled to accept Gisela Stuart as involved in the Leave campaign, given her Labour Party membership and her provenance as a late arrival to UK citizenship but she has articulated her views extremely well and I am happy to be associated with her and her friends.

Of course, the star had to be Boris Johnson and I was pleased to see him supporting but not dominating the argument.


About Keith R Mitchell CBE

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1967. Pursued a successful career in financial training and publishing until selling his interests in 1990. Elected a County Councillor for the Bloxham Division in 1989. Leader of Oxfordshire County Council 5 November 2001 to 15 May 2012. Chairman of the South East England Regional Planning Committee July 2002 to July 2005. Chairman of the South East England Regional Assembly July 2005 to July 2008. In HM the Queen’s 2007 Birthday Honours, appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of services to local government.
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