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Ann Widdecombe has lost the plot. Brexit is nothing like World War Two

Puppet-master and marionette? Nigel Farage appears to be pulling Ann Widdecombe’s strings. Perhaps that’s why she’s talking nonsense, comparing Brexit with World War Two.

Former Tory – now Brexit Party candidate – Ann Widdecombe has made a bizarre rant comparing Brexit to World War Two:

Brexit Party candidate Ann Widdecombe suggested that any disruption brought on by a no-deal Brexit is justified as it will not compare with the suffering during the Second World War.

Talking about a no-deal Brexit she said: “It is as nothing compared to the sacrifice that we asked a previous generation to make an order to ensure Britain’s freedom.

“My granny was bombed out in Plymouth just over there. People lost sons and husbands and fathers, and they did this because they wanted freedom.”

Has she lost her mind?

Brexit is nothing like World War Two.

In that conflict, the UK was fighting for its existence against a genuinely evil world military power that wanted to destroy our way of life altogether, along with a large proportion of our population.

Brexit is about decoupling from an alliance with a bloc of European countries with whom a significant proportion of our population no longer feels an affinity. It isn’t a life-or-death situation.

Not only that, but the hardship that Ms Widdecombe predicts for the UK would be voluntary. And there’s no justification for it.

She is trying to invoke some kind of Churchillian spirit – steadfastness in adversity – that simply doesn’t fit the situation.

Brexit will hugely disadvantage a large proportion of the population – specifically, those who are not super-rich – many of whom have been manipulated into supporting it by the super-rich people who control the media.

And by super-rich career politicians like Ms Widdecombe.

The people of the UK need to be aware that any hardship caused by Brexit has nothing to do with the spirit of World War Two.

It has everything to do with the stupidity of people who were told they would be better off – and believed the lie.

Source: Brexit Party candidate Ann Widdecombe says no-deal Brexit wouldn’t be as bad as the ‘sacrifice of World War Two’

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‘New’ government plans – we really have heard it all before

You can’t make an old idea new just by saying it is.

David Cameron and George Osborne should have borne that in mind before they announced the ‘new’ policies with which they plan to relaunch (yet again) the Coalition government this week.

The plan appears to be threefold, with the government aiming to underwrite up to £10bn of new housing developments, and a further £40bn of private sector building projects which need finance – using money to be repaid on the government’s low interest rates, and it will also legislate to speed up planning conditions and encourage development on Green Belt land, if certain conditions are met.

New? Hardly.

The Labour Party has spent the last two years complaining bitterly at the government’s lack of interest in house building. It has been calling for construction of affordable homes, to be funded by a bank bonus tax.

Labour has also complained that major building projects have been falling backwards, due to a lack of investment.

It is also well-accepted that George Osborne’s plan to encourage building on Green Belt land is a renewal of a previous attempt.

But let’s go back a little further than recent history. I know I’ve already established that the new Tory plan is a modification of moves that Labour has been demanding for years, but there’s a better example that is decades old.

After World War Two, when the UK was in the deepest debt it had ever faced, the Labour government of the time decided that fiscal austerity was a move in entirely the wrong direction. Instead it invested in projects to rebuild the country and reinvigorate its industry. Barring the incursion into much-loved Green Belt land, this is exactly what Cameron and Osborne are planning now. But on a smaller scale.

So there it is. Not only are these ‘new’ policies unoriginal, they weren’t even Tory policies to start with (apart from the plan to kick us all in the teeth by relaxing planning regulations to prevent objections and build on the Green Belt – in other words, the nasty bits).

Somehow I doubt they’ll give credit where it’s due.