Theresa May reportedly rejects Australian Points-Based system used for EU nationals

SOURCE: BBC

The Australian Points-Based System in which Vote Leave campaigners constantly addressed to be the way in which the UK would assess and bring in other EU nationals post-brexit was today declined as appropriate by the Prime Minister Theresa May.

Her reported rejection towards this particular immigration system came within China, where the PM has reportedly denied she had ‘gone soft’ on migration and further stated that people backed Brexit because they wanted ‘an element of control’.

She further stated that a points-based model “would not let the government control arrivals”.

The Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage said many people had voted Leave because of this policy, also verbally backed by others such as Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.

Although it was known that Mrs May supported remaining in the EU, she has constantly stated that the Brexit vote “must be respected” and further suggested that “curbs on the current free movement of EU citizens into the UK would be a red line in future negotiations with the EU”.

Speaking to multiple journalists and news reporters in China, she dismissed Vote Leave’s proposal of an ‘Australian-style points system’ that would ultimately decide the number of ‘skilled and unskilled’ workers who could come to live and work in the UK every year from the EU and beyond – with numbers to be determined by MPs.

Mrs May highlighted that rather than giving the government control, such a system would “allow anybody into the UK if they met the criteria”, also adding that curbs on student visas had “been a more effective measure to reduce immigration.”

Mrs May also indicated that EU citizens may continue to have their rights to live and work in the UK after Brexit.

What do you make of Theresa May rejecting this particular system of tackling Immigration?

How else can the UK deal with it’s Immigration levels? Is this Australian system the best option for the UK? If you voted to leave the EU, how much did immigration play upon your reasons to vote leave? Was it the major reason behind why you voted to leave?

To find out more about the Australian-Points system, go to this following link. 

Comment your views on how the UK should deal with it’s immigration below

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Theresa May’s newly appointed Cabinet

SOURCE: BBC

Theresa May has finalised her cabinet as the new UK Prime Minister, by shuffling, firing and hiring across her whole Cabinet team, including the ‘big’ jobs of Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary.

Those fired include George Osborne, Michael Gove, John Whittingdale, Nicky Morgan and Oliver Letwin.

With all of the key cabinet appointments now announced, we can see how Prime Minister Theresa May has balanced her cabinet for the brexit negotiations and for the next few years. Here’s the list of the cabinet:

International Trade Secretary – Liam Fox 

Chancellor of the Exchequer – Philip Hammond

Foreign Secretary – Boris Johnson

Home Secretary – Amber Rudd

Defence Secretary – Michael Fallon

Health Secretary – Jeremy Hunt

Secretary of State for Exiting the EU – David Davis

Justice Secretary – Liz Truss

Education Secretary – Justine Greening

Secretary of State for International Trade – Liam Fox

Transport Secretary – Chris Grayling

Chief Whip – Gavin Williamson

Conservative Party chairman – Patrick McLoughlin

Leader of the House of Lords – Baroness Evans

Leader of the House of Commons -David Lidington

Culture Secretary – Karan Brady

International Development -Priti Patel

Communities and Local Government – Sajid Javid

Work and Pensions – Dominic Green

Scottish Secretary – David Mundell

Welsh Secretary – Alan Cairns

Northern Ireland Secretary – James Brokenshire

2nd placed Andrea Leadsman in the tory party race has earned herself the spot as Environment secretary. 

Controversial Jeremy Hunt maintains his spot as the Health Secretary.

Boris Johnson is the new Foreign Secretary which is a surprise to many after his Vote Leave campaigning and claims by people saying he constantly ‘lied’.

Amber Rudd replaces the new Prime Minister Theresa May as Home Secretary.

David Davis has been announced as the first ever ‘Brexit Secretary’ that will help lead the negotiations for the UK exit from the European Union.

Dr Liam Fox also becomes the first ever ‘International Trade Secretary’, so it is clear that it has been a Brexit motivated cabinet shuffle by Theresa May. ‘Brexit is Brexit’ after all.

What do you make of the newly made changes to the Conservative cabinet of UK Governance?

Will these newly appointed Cabinet MP’s get the best ‘Brexit’ outcomes for the UK, in terms of mainly trade? Who else would you have rather seen enter the Cabinet and in what roles? Is the UK now set to negotiate an EU exit?

Comment below your views on the new conservative cabinet and brexit 

Theresa May wins first Conservative votes but Dr Liam Fox out

SOURCE: BBC, The Independent

Liam Fox has been the first candidate of five to be voted out of the race to become the new Conservative leader and Prime Minister.

The Home Secretary Theresa May won the first round of voting with an outstanding 165 of Conservative MP votes.

Minister Andrea Leadsom came second with 66.

Justice Minister Michael Gove gained 48 votes and Stephen Crabb 34, who has just recently pulled out of the race to finish 4th.

Liam Fox is eliminated from the race, coming last with 16 votes.

Tory Party members will choose from the two backed by most Tory MPs, with the winner due to be named on 9th September.

Who do you think will win the tory leadership race? Is Liam Fox the right man to go first? Why will your chosen leader be successful in the hot seat?

Comment Below who you think will win and why

Is Theresa May the front favourite for Conservative Leadership?

Source: BBC, The Courier

Theresa May has had a boost to her tory leadership campaign, due to being reported as the favourite candidate on offer in the Conservative party.

In a recent interview on Peston (ITV), Theresa May has ”rejected rivals’ claims that the next Tory leader must have supported a Leave vote in the EU referendum – saying people want more than ‘a Brexit prime minister’.”

Furthermore, the home secretary promised to bring the Remain and Leave sides together and ‘govern for the whole country’.

However, pro eurosceptics Andrea Leadsom and Michael Gove both said the winning candidate must have backed Brexit. All of the candidates have been setting out their reasons to become conservative leader in a series of interviews.

The justice secretary Michael Gove, has stated according to the BBC, what his tactics are in the face of criticism, by telling Andrew Marr it would have been a “betrayal of this country” if he had allowed Boris Johnson to run for PM after claims he backstabbed Boris in the race for leadership.

The leadership contest has started due too the current PM David Cameron’s decision to step down by October after he was defeated in the EU referendum.

Like the PM, Mrs May campaigned for a Remain vote, saying during the campaign EU membership made the UK more secure. However, she was less vocal and has been linked to having eurosceptic thoughts about the EU.

But she further told ITV’s Peston on Sunday it was “not a question of ‘what was your view 10 days ago'”, promising to reconcile both sides of the debate and ‘move forwards’.

While talks to extract the UK from the EU and to strike trade deals would be “hugely important”, she said people were “not looking for a prime minister who is just a Brexit prime minister, but a prime minister who can govern for the whole of the country”.

The home secretary has a comfortable lead among MP nominations over her rivals Mrs Leadsom, Mr Gove, Stephen Crabb and Liam Fox.

She has also stated in her interview that if she was to become the new Tory leader, thus simultaneously the new PM, no new general election would take place soon because it may cause further disruption to the Economy and UK jobs during the process.

What do you make of the reports about Theresa May being the favourite for Conservative leadership?

Is she the best person in place to be the new Prime Minister? Are Andrea Leadsom and Michael Gove trying to simply boost their chance of being PM by saying only brexit campaigners should win the Tory Leadership election? Who do you think will become the new Conservative Leader?

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Candidates for Conservative party leadership: Who might succeed David Cameron?

Source: BBCBBC, The Guardian

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he intends to stand down as Conservative Party leader and prime minister following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The BBC reports that he says his successor should be elected by the time of the party’s conference in October.

So what are the rules and who are the leading candidates?

Rules involved

According the the Conservative party and the BBC, The party’s 1922 committee will oversee the contest. Its executive has suggested the contest should follow the system used to elect David Cameron in 2005, which would see MPs pick two candidates to put to the wider membership.

Furthermore, MPs wanting to stand need to be nominated by two others to get onto the ballot paper. If there are three or more candidates, a ballot or series of ballots will be held of all the party’s 331 MPs to whittle down the field to two. In each round, the candidate with the fewest votes will be eliminated.

After that, a vote of the wider party – in which all Conservative members will have a say – will be held to choose the winner, with hustings taking place.

New party leader in stages:

Stage 1 see’s 3 or more candidates broken down via a collect conservative MP ballot vote. Stage 2 see’s the two highest voted in candidates go head to head and they are elected via another ballot vote between choosing between the two via MPs and wider tory members. Stage 3 see’s these ballots counted and an overall leader elected whoever scores more votes.

Candidates on Offer (BBC 2016) 

  • Boris Johnson (Vote Leave)

The former mayor of London was immediately installed as the bookies’ favourite to be the next occupant of Downing Street – but he’s since been overtaken by Theresa May. As a pro eurosceptic and Vote Leave leader, he seems to have the most obvious CV for the role.

  • Theresa May (Stronger In)

One of the longest-serving home secretaries in history has long been mentioned as a potential future leader of the party and Mrs May is one of Whitehall’s toughest and shrewdest operators. In the fallow years after the Conservatives’ 1997 landslide defeat, she famously said the party was referred to by some as the “nasty party”.

  • Steven Crabb (Stronger In)

A rising star of the Conservative Party, and the first Conservative cabinet minister for generations to sport a beard, the 43-year-old has launched a leadership bid on a joint ticket with Business Secretary Sajid Javid.

  • John Barron (Vote Leave)

Mr Baron says he has been asked to consider running for Tory leader and is taking soundings.

Mr Barron, 52, was also ”instrumental in pushing the Conservative leadership into committing to the referendum, with a letter to the prime minister, signed by more than 100 MPs, followed by a rebel amendment to the 2013 Queen’s Speech.”

  • Dr Liam Fox (Vote Leave)

The former defence secretary, 54, is expected to throw his hat in to the ring for a second time. Mr Fox, a former GP, came a close third in the 2005 leadership contest which saw David Cameron emerge as the victor.

  • Jeremy Hunt (Stronger In)

The controversial health secretary, who joined Parliament in 2005 and is politically close to David Cameron, has said he is “seriously considering” running for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

The 49-year-old has previously said he expected the health brief “to be my last big job in politics” but has since said: “I said it might be… things change in politics very, very rapidly.”

  • Nicky Morgan (Stronger In)

The education secretary has said she is “actively considering” whether to throw her hat into the ring, saying it would “be good” to have a woman in the final two on the ballot paper.

However, her being on the centre-left of the party, her strong support for a Remain vote may put her at a disadvantage.

  • Michael Gove (Vote Leave)

Unlike Mr Johnson, the 48-year-old has gone out of his way in the past to put a limit on his personal ambitions, even going so far as to suggest that he was not equipped to do the job of prime minister.

The former Times journalist, who entered Parliament in 2005, has been a close personal friend of David Cameron and George Osborne and was a key figure in the party’s modernisation that led to its return to power in 2010. As another pro Vote Leave campaigner, he is another highly potential candidate if he puts himself forward.

Meanwhile, George Osborne has ruled himself out of the race to be party leader and is keen to remain as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

It’s believed that all of the prospective contenders are gauging support within the parliamentary party, which will whittle down the candidates to two in a series of ballots before Conservative party members decide between them. The final result is expected on 9 September.

So what do you make of the Tory party leadership race? Who will come out on top and be voted in as the new Prime Minister and Conservative Leader? How well do you think Cameron applied himself as Prime minister and Tory party leader?

Comment Below YOUR views of the Conservative leadership race and David Cameron as PM.

ThePoliticsView on The EU Referendum: Overview, facts and a helpful insight

This is a personal blog into the EU Referendum by ThePoliticsView on the EU Referendum. This shall remain impartial, but strong views my be expressed in the process.

  1. What do we know about the EU? What does it do?

This should help explain each part of the EU and how Laws are made throughout it… It is run by the European Council which is effectively the head Government of each state inside the European Union. There are 28 states in the EU, so there are 28 head of states representing it. The UK’s head of Council is currently the Prime Minister David Cameron, who helps to negotiate the general direction in how EU laws are scrutinised and legislated.

The next part of the EU construct is the European Commission headed by Jean-Claude Juncker, who are nominated members selected by each head of state and the UK’s is currently Lord Hill, who was respectfully nominated by the PM David Cameron to represent the UK in the Commission. There are 28 Commissioners as each head of the 28 states elects one each. EU Commissioners effectively help to propose and come up with laws that follows the directions of the Councils ideas. Furthermore, these laws made by the Commissioners are passed down to the European Parliament. 

This part of the EU are elected members by each of the states citizens in European Elections held every four to five years by EU states. There are a total of 751 MEP’s elected across all nations in the EU, where 73 come from the UK.  MEP’s from the UK are elected regionally, which include conservative Ashley Fox from the South west, UKIP leader Nigel Farage from the South East to the SNP member Ian Hudghton up in Scotland. These members of the EU help to scrutinise and amend policies and laws given by the Commissioners which is what makes the EU more democratic.

These Laws are then passed down finally onto the Councils of the European Union, who are different sub-groups of the EU who help to put final amendments onto proposed laws from the powers above. For example, if a law was associated with Climate Change, the officials of each EU state associated with environmental matters would help to put their expertise on hand to finalise the the laws being made. Once each four of these EU categories can conclude and vote in favour of the laws proposed, they are made Law by Brussels power-heads and legislated into laws all states abide too.

Along the way, the EU court of Justice will make sure that law making is made fairly and suited to the cause. The European Central Bank helps to look after the economies of each state that acquire the Euro to make sure everyone is working well financially. The UK is excluded as they have the Pound and run their own system through home banking. Finally, the EU Court of Auditors makes sure that the EU states spend their money correctly to stop economic crises occurring such as a recession.

That was a LOT to take in right?! Although that was a rhetorical question, feel free to comment your views about ThePoliticsView of how the EU is run below.

2. Now onto people voting.

Obviously, on the 23rd June the UK has an EU Referendum to decide wether we stay or remain in the EU. Vote Leave want to ‘Leave’ the EU such as former London Mayor Boris Johnson and the Justice Security Michael Gove, and then the Stronger In campaigners want to remain in the EU, which include the PM David Cameron and The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. (click links for insights of each campaigns arguments)

Whether you agree or disagree with the campaigns, you need to make a decision yourself on whether to remain or leave, if you are eligible to do so. If you have registered, but are undecided or may not vote, you have time to do your research and let yourself decide what’s best for you. Don’t be scaremongered by the politics and look closer to home. If your life has been effected heavily by a migrant/immigrant, such as you’ve lost out on work, or a home because of one, maybe look to see what ‘Vote Leave’ says. If you already have a job and a good income, you may want to see what the ‘Stronger In’ side say, to see how the Economics behind leaving may effect you. It could mean you are worse off because of a potential rise in tax as the UK may leave the EU’s free trade market, but we’ll come onto the Negatives and Positives later.

If you are a sovereign person, you can argue ‘getting our country back’ as Nigel Farage states most of the time can reinstate sovereignty to the UK. However, ThePoliticsView argues that UK sovereignty will always exist either way for generations to come. Tea sipping, the Monarchy, Great British Bulldogs can and always will exist in a world that will hopefully not see another World War occur or the British Dying due to a freak disease only effecting UK citizens! In terms of voting, do what you feel is best and argue to yourself, ‘is life really that bad at the moment’? If the answer is no, then staying in the EU will not change your life as dramatically as leaving, and life will carry on as normal for years to come. If the answer is Yes, then perhaps a UK ‘Brexit’ can benefit you, but that all depends on things such as your economic state, your sovereign attitude and your willingness to accept potential economic failures/hardship and allowing people to come and live/work in the UK under certain rules.

       3. The Main Positives and Negatives of the EU. 

Enough of voting matters now, and onto the ‘Pros and Cons’ of the EU. The major positive supported by Britain Stronger in Europe Campaigners is the free trade market the UK accesses from it’s EU membership. This means trade around each of the 28 states is tariff/tax free, keeping prices low, VAT low and trading to become easier. It also allows people to come and offer their skills to improve the UK economy, filling both skilled jobs (like doctors, dentists ect) and laboured jobs (like builders, cleaners etc). However, this is also seen as a negative due to the free movement of people act as a rule of receiving free trade. This means any EU states citizen can live and work in another EU state almost without any restriction which causes over population and competition, especially in a place like the UK with all it’s benefits and growing economy. This is Vote Leaves main focus, because if we leave, they suggest the UK can control it’s boarders and limit the amount of people coming into the UK. On the other hand, David Cameron believes that if we stay, he has negotiated a ‘special status’ deal to make sure migrants have to get a job within a certain time period, speak english to working proficiency, not claim benefits right away and creditably offer something to the UK in four years or be ‘kicked out’.

One other thing to bare in mind is the Schengen Agreement. This means 26 of the 28 states (doesn’t include the UK or Ireland) ”allows for passport free travel through the 26 European states as participating countries have agreed not to impose border controls.” This makes it slightly harder for people to come into the UK and Ireland as they have to go through boarder checks to be allowed into the country. It’s a small act to consider as it allows the UK and Ireland to control it’s boarders better, potentially helping to stop fugitives and wanted terrorists to come freely into the UK or Ireland.

However, the main thing to take out of this, is the positive of free trade and the ‘sort of’ negative to the free movement of people. The free movement of people has been mostly made out to be negative thing because immigration/migration is the main focus of Vote Leave unlike Stronger In, who focus more on the Economic issues surrounding Brexit. 

        4. UK parties, where do they stand?

In terms of individual parties, The Conservatives are at a ’50/50′ of In and Outs due to split views of what’s best of the UK. (See links above for remain and leave arguments). The main In parties are firstly, Labour mainly because of the Workers Rights the EU offers. The Liberal Democrats because of various liberal ideas and ‘fairness’ EU laws give many people across the EU, such as the chance to live and work anywhere in the EU. The Greens because they feel the environment is a global matter to tackle and should be done with the alliances of other EU states. The SNP are the final major party to want remain due to the fact Scotland parliament wishes to remain in the EU.

Although these parties all want to remain, individual/groups of MP’s want to leave from each party also, who will work alongside essentially the entire UKIP party striving to fulfil their whole purpose. ‘Get our Country Back’. Other smaller parties like the BNP and Britain First are campaigning to leave based on similar, perhaps more facist views to the UKIP ideals.

      5. Has this helped? 

ThePoliticsView offers news and the chance for you to comment on political stories everyday, and we want to know if this helps you at all to decide where you stand on voting in the EU. We have tried to remain impartial as we can, by just stating facts and ideas from the campaigns and how it might effect you mostly when you go to cast your vote.

Please offer you insights on this blog in the comment section below and if you made it this far, thank you for reading this one off insight by ThePoliticsView! 

Brexit: Voice YOUR views on Vote Leave’s Campaign

Official Website: http://www.voteleavetakecontrol.org/

This specific blog aims to allow you to simply voice your views about the Eurosceptic Campaigners Vote Leave. Vote Leave are headed by individuals such as the Justice Minister Michael Gove (Conservatives), former London Mayor Boris Johnson MP (Conservatives) and a helping hand from UKIP leader and head of the defunct Grassroots Out Campaign Nigel Farage MEP. 

Vote Leave mainly argue the following key points as to why the UK should Leave the European Union.

  • Britain Pays £350 million every week to the EU which amounts to the cost of facilitating and building a new hospital.
  • They argue that Five new nations want to join the EU with a total up too 89 million potential new migrants and immigrants allowed to come to work and live in the UK. The nations are as follows: (Population in Brackets)
  1. Albania (2.8 million)
  2. Montenegro (600,000)
  3. Macedonia (2.1 million)
  4. Turkey (76 million)
  5. Serbia (7.2 million)
  • The EU overrules UK Laws: Vote Leave suggests that UK laws are ‘dictated’ by the EU that stops the British public being able to vote out the politicians who make european laws.
  • Vote Leave claim that the UK can still trade within the EU and tap into the european market just like Norway.
  • UK Sovereignty is lowered because Vote Leave argues the UK has lost its power and law making abilities to govern its own state.

These respective points outline the key arguments from the Vote Leave campaign, focusing on mainly the negatives of Immigration and decreased Sovereignty showing why the UK is better off outside the EU.

So what’s your view of the Brexit campaigning and are their arguments valid and solid enough to sway you to vote for them?

Comment Below YOUR views on Vote Leave and Brexit arguments.

Vote Leave: Brexit ‘could boost NHS by £100m a week’

Source: BBC

Leading Eurosceptic Brexit campaigners have said that ‘leaving the European Union could allow the government to spend an extra £100m a week on the NHS by 2020’.

More specifically, the Justice Secretary Michael Gove called on the government to pledge the money in the event of an EU exit – saying it could come from the UK’s EU budget.

It came after Mr Gove took part in a televised Q&A, urging voters to ‘take back control’ from ‘Europe’s elites’.

The PM said the Leave campaign was ‘writing cheques it knew would bounce’.

According to the BBC, David Cameron has said: “Nine out of 10 economists say there’ll be a profound shock if we leave the EU. That means there will be less money – not more.

“It’s also why so many doctors and nurses support remaining in the EU.”

Leave campaigners said that money would be over and above the prime minister’s election commitment to an £8bn real terms increase in spending.

What’s YOUR view of Brexit members statements about funding the NHS further outside the EU?

Will the UK be able to revitalise the NHS if it we’re to exit the EU? or can it be done within the EU as well? Do you believe the UK spends £350 million per week towards the EU? Do you believe the UK is better off in the EU or outside of it?

Comment below your views of the NHS, EU and Brexit ideology 

EU vote: Where the cabinet and other MPs stand

Source: BBC

Here is an article (highlighted above) to clarify where the leading cabinet ministers and general MP’s stand, either In or Out, regards to the EU Referendum.

Some key In members of the ‘Britain stronger in Europe’ campaign include:

  • Prime Minister David Cameron
  • Chancellor George Osborne
  • Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
  • Home Secretary Theresa May

Some key Out members of the ‘Vote Leave’ campaign include:

  • Commons Leader Chris Grayling
  • Culture Secretary John Whittingdale
  • Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers
  • Justice Secretary Michael Gove

What’s YOUR view on the Referendum outcome? 

Simply said, will the UK remain within the EU, or lean towards a life-changing brexit of the EU?

Comment below below your views in the comment section

Lead EU referendum campaigns named

Source: BBC

This short blog emphasises briefly the two main campaign’s named in the upcoming european referendum for both the In and the Out Campaigners.

For the In campaign, the Britain Stronger in Europe group will lead this campaign to stay in the EU, which includes leading politicians PM David Cameron and Chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne.

On the other hand, the Vote Leave group will lead the Out campaign to exit the EU, including lead politicians such as Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.

According to the BBC, ”Vote Leave saw off a challenge from a rival campaign Grassroots Out, backed by UKIP leader Nigel Farage.”

Furthermore, ”The campaigns will be allowed to spend up to £7m, get a free mail-shot, TV broadcasts and £600,000 public funds.”

In your view, who do you think will win the campaigning for the EU Referendum? Simply asked, will we remain in the EU, or out? Who do you think is the stronger campaign group?

Comment below your views in the comment section below