Things aren’t going to plan in Briton.
Firstly, polling suggests the Brits are revolting.
Following the two polls overnight pointing to a significant lead for “leave” over “remain” in the Brexit vote, as we noted, cable tumbled and volatility premia spiked as Brexit odds surge to their highest yet. This pushed UK PM David Cameron into full panic mode, explaining that “we’re not scaremongering,” Cameron then said during an interview that Brexit would put a “bomb under our economy, and the worst thing is, we’d have lit the fuse ourselves.”
UK PM Cameron Goes M.A.D. As Brexit Odds Hit Record High
6 June 2016
Secondly, every time Dave “we’re not scaremongering” Cameron ratchets up the Project Fear rhetoric he provokes a more determined [and more devastating] response.
VIDEO: The Truth About #Brexit – What they’re NOT telling you
Paul Joseph Watson – 5 June 2016
Thirdly, the issue that mustn’t be mentioned [immigration] won’t go away.
“The risks of remain are massive,” Mr Johnson will say. “Not only do we hand over more than £350 million a week to the EU, but if we vote to stay the British people will be on the hook for even more cash. It is a triple whammy of woe: the eurozone is being strangled by stagnation, unemployment and a lack of growth, it could explode at any time and we will be forced to bail it out.
“The botched bureaucratic response to the migration crisis means the Eurocrats are demanding even more of our money. And now we find that there is a £20 billion black hole in the EU’s finances.”
Boris Johnson: British taxpayers will be hit with a shock £2.4billion bill if the UK stays in the EU
Peter Dominiczak – Daily Telegraph – 6 June 2016
Fourthly, the Political Class are increasingly perceived as a self-interested Pilfering Class that is simply riding the Gravy Train.
At a time when unemployment festers like a disease across Europe’s stricken labour market, there’s one class of people still doing pretty well – the politicians.
For starters, the annual pre-tax salary for an MEP is currently €96,246.36 (£78,000, $131,500). The basic salary is fixed to 38.5% of that of a judge at the European Court of Justice.
The European Parliament runs a non-contributory pension scheme, which means it pays into a pension pot but MEPs don’t have to add anything if they don’t want to. As it stands, the EU – so taxpayers – pop 3.5% of the annual salary into a pension for MEPs.
There is an extra travel allowance of up to €4,243 for trips outside of the EU on whatever official business may arise in, say, a Bahamas beach resort.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, the poor saucissons who are burdened with their electoral duties as MEPs are given a €304 a day “subsistence” allowance for when they’re on official business.
Two-thirds of a medical bill can be claimed back by MEPs from the European Parliament.
For their office costs, MEPs can claim a general allowance of €4,299 a month to fund things like phone bills and computers.
And to pay for their sty of wonks, bag-carriers and spin-doctors, MEPs can claim up to €21,209 a month for staffing costs.
EU Elections: What MEPs Get in Salary and Expenses
International Buisness Times – Shane Croucher – 21 May 2014
Fifthly, the power of the mainstream media appears to be waning even as the BBC ramps up its “analysis” and Glorious Leader “overlays”.
Analysis by Laura Kuenssberg, BBC political editor
Boris Johnson warns of EU migration ‘risks’
BBC – 6 June 2016
And last – but not least:
For the first time in my lifetime Brits have an opportunity to make an informed decision.