Today, Friday January 31st, is Freedom Day, so crack open a bottle of Remainer tears, feast on a side of non-vegan, un-Fair Trade British beef and celebrate our release from the Euro-federalist prison that has held us captive for the last 47 years.
There’s already much gnashing of teeth and wailing in Brussels. Pointless bureaucrats realise that they’re going to be pushed off the gravy train, as one of their net contributors won’t be mugged for an annual £39 billion any more. Britain’s departure hastens the demise of the ailing federalist project, leading the way for others to follow suit. Read more
After a constant diet of doom-laden scaremongery for the past three years, it’s strange to see a major newspaper report that the IMF are now extolling the virtues of hugely resurgent growth in the UK economy. So much so that Independent GB Ltd will make the Eurozone look like a grubby corner shop. Even ‘business’ group the CBI – not known for their pro-leave stance – had to announce that optimism in British factories has gone from -44 in October to +23 in January, reaching its highest level since 2014. I wonder what event could have precipitated this turnaround? So at last we can say ‘get lost’ in 27 languages to all the remoaners and their tedious, Armageddon-flavoured tirades that we had to suffer before the Election. Read more
Secretary of State for Housing, Robert Jenrick, (yet another one through the revolving door of the department) wants to try and cure the ailing housing market, which only built 220,000 homes last year, which is still woefully short of the optimal number of about 300,000 per annum. The intention is to return to the halcyon days of the 1960s, hopefully without the urban blight of those miserable tower blocks.
A new guide for councils has been established which includes design control. The emphasis is on ‘leafy and green’, elevating quality over quantity. Presumably, this will avert the aesthetic pollution which happens when thousands of cheap’n’nasty, little boxes are spewed onto a green space with no infrastructure or forethought.