EURef Roundup: Obama, Clinton for Remain, Le Pen for Leave, Recruitment hit by Brexit risk, Bognor and Brighton compared

Obama issues trade warning.  Defending his right to express a view, the President said:

I don’t anticipate that anything I’ve said will change the position of those who are leading the campaigns in one direction or the other, but for ordinary voters I thought it would be relevant to hear what the president of the United States, who loves the British people and cares deeply about this relationship, has to say.

Hillary Clinton also “warns against Brexit vote”, reports the Telegraph.

Britons could need visas to visit Europe, says pro-Brexit Justice Minister.

Marine Le Pen is looking to come over to help the Brexit campaign.  The Leave campaign are not happy at this prospect and have asked the Home Secretary to block her entry into the country.  What did they say about our borders being uncontrolled?

In an unusual angle, The Express reports that the referendum is causing stress and health problems.

The Independent reports that both sides are being criticised by leading fact checkers.  My impression of this article is that the central claims of Leave are rather more heavily demolished that Remain’s who are criticised for detail rather than their central premises.

Recruitment International reports that Brexit risk is slowing down recruitment in professional sectors.

The Express profiles what it says are two quintessential pro-Remain and pro-Leave towns, Bognor and Brighton.


* Antony Hook was #2 on the South East European list in 2014, is the English Party's representative on the Federal Executive and produces this sites EU Referendum Roundup.

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  • Richard Underhill 26th Apr '16 - 4:14pm

    When serving US President Bill Clinton helped out in the Northern Ireland peace process we did not call him a ‘foreigner’. He took a big political risk by granting Gerry Adams a visa.
    Hillary Clinton could be asked whether she supports a football team in the UK. Their daughter is named Chelsea.

  • Antony Hook Antony Hook 26th Apr '16 - 8:02pm

    That is an extremely good point Richard.

  • Richard Underhill 26th Apr '16 - 9:55pm

    General Assembly has said it is better for Britain to remain part of EU
    “While each individual will reflect and come to their own decision with integrity, the Church of Scotland takes the position that in this time of enormous international challenge, it is better for us as a country to remain within the EU.”
    The European Union is the most successful project for peace, freedom and democracy the world has ever seen and the UK should not abandon it, says the Archbishop of Wales.

  • Richard Underhill 26th Apr '16 - 9:56pm
  • “Friends” do not threaten friends.

    (“runs for escape exit”)

  • Richard Underhill 26th Apr '16 - 11:58pm

    Edi Roma Prime Minister of Albania writes in The Times 26/4/2016 page 26 column 5 Michael Gove is clearly not ready to move to the Foreign Office.
    Para 7: “To achieve the current state of Albania -EU relations took six years of negotiations. … I have heard Mr. Gove’s side say that this will all be resolved within two years. This is unrealistic in the extreme.”
    “Britain staying in the EU will be good for Albania and Europe. I am especially convinced it will be good fro Britain.”

  • Richard Underhill 27th Apr '16 - 7:14pm

    The two largest parties in the Republic of Ireland are negotiating after their general election. They are far apart on water charges.
    The Irish Times also reports that estimates for Irish government spending depend on the Irish economy, which is adversely affected by uncertainty in their major export markets in the UK before and after 23 June 2016.

  • Richard Underhill 28th Apr '16 - 4:30pm

    On 28/4/2016 the Irish Times is optimistic that Fine Gael and Fianna Fail can do a deal, with the help of Independent members of the Dail.

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