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Brexit: Tony Benn destroys 'EU idea’ in unearthed video ‒ ‘Don’t have to listen to us!'




Boris Johnson likened the UK’s departure from the EU to Russia’s war in Ukraine during a speech at the Conservative Party’s spring conference in Blackpool on Saturday. The Prime Minister compared the struggle of Ukrainians against Putin’s ongoing invasion to people in the UK voting for Brexit at the 2016 referendum. The Tory leader said: “I know that it’s the instinct of the people of this country, like the people of Ukraine, to choose freedom, every time. I can give you a couple of famous recent examples.

“When the British people voted for Brexit in such large, large numbers, I don’t believe it was because they were remotely hostile to foreigners.

“It’s because they wanted to be free to do things differently and for this country to be able to run itself.”

Mr Johnson drew a backlash with his comparison, with critics claiming it was inappropriate to draw parallels between Brexit and the war in Ukraine.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey said it was an “insult” to Ukrainians, while European leaders also weighed in, including the ex-President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, who said Mr Johnson’s words “offend Ukrainians”.

As Mr Johnson revisited the question of why Britain voted for Brexit, unearthed footage shows veteran Labour politician Tony Benn giving his own take on the consequences of greater European integration, warning that EU commissioners “don’t have to listen to Britons”.

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The former MP for Bristol South East was taking part in a 1975 debate with fellow Labour MP Roy Jenkins of the Yes campaign, who went on to become President of the European Commission.

He explained how handing over powers to unelected Commissioners decreases the power of the British electorate to control its own destiny.

Mr Benn told Mr Jenkins: “The people in Bristol have sent me to Parliament over 25 years and you, I think, longer from your constituency.

“And every time, they have had the power to dismiss me or to re-elect me and because of that I have had to listen to them.

“Now, the Commissioners don’t have to listen to the British people, because they are immune from the possibility of electoral defeat.”

“Thirty years ago, Germany was under Hitler, Italy under Mussolini, France has had a succession of revolutions and counter-revolutions and cout d’etat.

“We, for many centuries, have fought for the right to give the ultimate power to our own people.

“Nobody can pretend ‒ least of all you, because I know you have an idea of a political union, that’s part of the European idea ‒ can really argue that there is not a price to be paid for this and the price unfortunately is paid by the electorate.”

“Whoever they elect in future elections will not be able to change the Common Agricultural Policy, the Common Regional Policy, because that has been adopted by a previous government and cannot be changed by a single nation, whichever government is elected.”

Mr Benn also argued that the UK being a member of the EEC meant giving up some of the sovereignty that previous generations had fought so hard for.

He said: “For people in this country, who do not have money or power in industry, it is the vote that it’s the main safeguard for the future.”

He added: “Common market membership devalues and downgrades the vote because it prevents people using the ballot box to adopt policies, change policies, change men who adopt policies.

“Because in the future, if people vote Yes on Thursday, whatever the outcome of the general elections may be, much real power will rest in the hands of those who will not be affected by our elections.

“Now there are men who give their lives for the right to self-government, independence, and democracy.

“There are many men in the world today in prison for those rights.

“And we are being invited to give up those rights for whatever purposes we shall be discussing.”



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'This is huge' Swedish Air Force jet deployed over Belarus border in threat to Putin




The Scandinavian country is not a member of NATO, but could be ready to trade in its neutral status in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

News of Stockholm’s decision to send a jet was revealed by twitter user Jamming.

They wrote: “Swedish Air Force Korpen active over Poland border area with Belarus.

“Sweden part of surveillance of Belarus and Ukraine!!!

“This is a huge political statement! Update on SwAF Korpen.”


The Gulfstream IV aircraft was tracked taking off from Linking airport and then flying towards the city of Grodno in western Belarus.

It was flying at an altitude of just under 12,000 metres at a speed of 836 kilometres per hour.

Although Sweden is not a NATO member, it is an “enhanced opportunity partner” of the military alliance.

The government also signed a statement in 2018 pledging to strengthen its defence cooperation.

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson rejected calls by opposition parties earlier this month for the country to join NATO.

She argued that such a move would further destabilise Europe.

Her statement came in the wake of threats from Moscow that NATO membership would bring “serious military-political consequences” for Sweden.

However, there is growing public support among Swedes for their country to join the transatlantic military alliance.

A poll conducted in late February by broadcaster SVT found that 41 percent of the public supported NATO membership, while thirty-five percent were against.

It was the first time an opinion study in Sweden had found more people in favour of the country joining NATO than were against it.



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Putin humiliated: Russia tries and fails to capture defiant Ukraine village for tenth time




Russia has tried and failed to capture the village of the Chornobaevka ten times, according to Ukrainian presidential adviser Aleksey Arestovich. Videos shared by Ukrainian officials online showed the “tenth defeat of the Russian invaders in Chornobaevka”. The continued failures to capture the village comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said last night that his country’s forces had “dealt powerful blows” to the Russian military.

Mr Arestovich told a press conference that Russian troops had tried to take Chornobaevka for the tenth time, but the assault again ended in failure.

Following this, the head of the nearby Mykolaiv Regional State Administration Vitaly Kim published a video showing “the defeat” as explosions erupt on the outskirts of the village.

The resolute village has become famous in Ukraine for its defence, as President Zelensky commended Chornobaivka last weekend for fending off six invasions at the time.

He said: “Ukrainian Chornobaivka will go down in war history. This is a place where the Russian military and their commanders have shown themselves for who they truly are – incompetent, capable of simply handing over their people for slaughter.

“Our military has annihilated the invaders near Chornobaivka six times.

“Six times, yet they keep coming back.”

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Online users ridiculed the latest Russian failures and hailed the Ukrainian defiance, with one Reddit user remarking: “At some point, I think every military intelligence outfit looking at this must be wondering how bad the rot is in the Russian military.”

One user visavillem added: “So this is the 10th time. Are Russians trying to bait Ukrainians to waste ammo with some obsolete/broken equipment, or are they really so stupid, that they keep stepping on the same rake again and again?”

Another user on Reddit adfgqert posted: “The Ukrainian people have resolve and determination that is beyond what I think is normal.

“Beyond inspirational and they bring fighting for what they believe in to a new level for me.” 

This comes amid ongoing setbacks for Russian military forces in the south of the country.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Russia had withdrawn most of its helicopters from a strategic airport in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, according to satellite images.

Kherson has also been the site of several local protests against the occupying Russian soldiers.

The official said: “We can’t corroborate exactly who is in control of Kherson but the point is, it doesn’t appear to be as solidly in Russian control as it was before.

“That would make it very, very difficult for them to make any kind of ground movement on Odesa.

“That would be a significant development, no question about that, in terms of the southern part of the war.” 


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