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Millionaires, Tory, UKIP and Labour MPs Unite to Campaign to leave the European Union.

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Who Else Will Join Labour MP Kate Hoey in Alliance with Tories and UKIP? 

A new cross-party campaign for Britain to quit the European Union in the referendum due by the end of 2017 has been launched, with millionaire donors to the Conservatives, Labour and Ukip named as its treasurers.

Former Tory treasurer and banker Peter Cruddas, Labour donor and mail-order millionaire John Mills and spread betting tycoon Stuart Wheeler, who was a major donor to the Conservatives before becoming Ukip treasurer, are expected to give significant financial backing to the Vote Leave campaign.

Vote Leave has also signed up MPs from the Conservatives, Labour and Ukip, as well as prominent business people including another former Tory treasurer, the former Dixons chairman Lord Kalms, and former Channel 4 chairman Luke Johnson. Other prominent supporters include author Frederick Forsyth, Green Party peer Baroness (Jenny) Jones, historian Andrew Roberts and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lord Trimble.

More on the Guardian site.

Vote Leave, whose supporters include Labour’s Kate Hoey and UKIP’s Douglas Carswell, says it wants to negotiate a new deal based on free trade and friendly co-operation.

It is competing with a rival group, UKIP-backed Leave.EU, to be the official Out campaign in the referendum promised by the end of 2017.

BBC

It is not known what campaign ‘left’ supporters of an independent capitalist UK will launch, or whether they will follow Kate Hoey’s example and join up.

Perhaps No2EU, which scored an impressive score in the 2014 European election, of 31,757 votes or 0.2% of the total.

Written by Andrew Coates

October 9, 2015 at 1:21 pm

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  1. Thanks to Toby for underlining that Baroness Jenny Jones of the Green party and Ulster Unionist Lord (David) Trimble are part of this group.

    Andrew Coates

    October 9, 2015 at 4:44 pm

  2. Be interesting to see then attitude that “left” Europhobes like the CPB,/Morning Star/No2EU/CAEF etc take to this. The Morning Star has previously given sympathetic coverage to the Europhobic statements of right-wing Labour people like Hoey and Kevin Hopkins.

    Jim Denham

    October 10, 2015 at 9:32 am


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