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  Naomi Smith - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 28, 2022 at 5:07 PM

Job Opportunity - Advisor to the Prime Minister on Ethics

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   IT’S BEEN  SINCE THE PRIME MINISTER LAST HAD AN INDEPENDENT ETHICS ADVISOR Between Brexit induced labour shortages and the amount of time he’s spent hiking taxes, Rishi Sunak STILL hasn’t managed to appoint an independent adviser…
  Tommy Gillespie - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 26, 2022 at 9:13 AM

VIP lanes, trains, and awful trade deals

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Your Weekend Wire is here!  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 24, 2022 at 2:32 PM

When will they admit the truth on immigration?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* John,This week, neither Rishi Sunak nor Keir Starmer confronted the elephant in the room when addressing a conference of business people: that Brexit has saddled them with crushing red tape and labour shortages.There are currently 1…
  Tommy Gillespie - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 18, 2022 at 4:16 PM

Weekend Wire #35

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John  This week, the Prime Minister jetted off to Bali for the G20 Summit and stuck us at home to be minded by his bullying deputy with £10 for pizza and a £50 billion budget shortfall. Let’s s…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 17, 2022 at 6:15 PM

What did you think of the budget , John?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Hi John,Today’s budget brings with it many measures presented by the Government as dealing with the cost-of-living crisis and recession the UK now finds itself in. My first thought is that the UK is the only G7 economy that remains …
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 15, 2022 at 6:33 PM

🇦🇺 Eustice admits he sold the UK a dud Australia deal

*|MC:SUBJECT|* John ,Yesterday, former Farming Secretary George Eustice made an extraordinary revelation to the House of Commons. He confessed that the vaunted trade agreement with Australia was “not actually a very good deal” for the UK.He’s admi…
  Tommy Gillespie - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 11, 2022 at 4:55 PM

Weekend Wire #34

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John  Someone out there owes us £10, because our prediction of a Cabinet resignation this week came true! Let’s look into the rest of the week’s comings and goings to see how long the rest of t…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 8, 2022 at 10:38 AM

Who lost £70bn?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Rishi Sunak's fingerprints all over £70bn of wasteful and dubious spending Rishi Sunak is preparing to slash public services and hike taxes to clean up a mess left by disastrous economic management by this government but …
  Tommy Gillespie - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 4, 2022 at 4:45 PM

Weekend Wire #33

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John  There may be a new face and a new (old) lectern in front of Number 10, but the U-turns are as tight as ever. Buckle up as we trace the highlights and lowlights from this week, and try n…
  Tommy Gillespie · [email protected]
October 28, 2022 at 4:30 PM

Weekend Wire #32

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John  The revolving door into Number 10 is fast approaching escape velocity. The new Prime Minister has waved his way into the top office in the Government, and he looks sure to set aside polit…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
October 24, 2022 at 1:08 PM

Not very important news: Sunak becomes PM

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear?John, Second unelected Prime Minister of 2022 announced. We write to you with not very significant news.After being the only candidate in the Conservative Party leadership contest not to withdraw, Rishi Sunak has become the Pri…
  Tommy Gillespie · [email protected]
October 21, 2022 at 3:58 PM

Weekend Wire #31

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John  The Truss Government has crumbled faster than an overcooked tofu-and-lettuce scramble. The Prime Minister–and her party–are well and truly fracked. Let’s take cover and try to parse out t…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
October 20, 2022 at 1:06 PM

Truss resignation - what next?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Britain Can't WaitWe need a General Election now The Prime Minister just made a statement outside Downing Street and resigned. She said there will now be another Conservative leadership campaign. Only a General Election c…
  Harry Welch · [email protected]
October 10, 2022 at 7:04 AM

Fight for our democracy

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John  New PM, same old tricks Liz Truss continues on her predecessor’s collision course with our democracy The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill is still being forced through parliament. This Bill will break international law and …
  Tommy Gillespie · [email protected]
October 7, 2022 at 4:23 PM

Weekend Wire #29

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John  We hope you did not share our misfortune of having to watch the farcical goings-on at this week’s Conservative Party conference. If you were spared, we’ve compiled some highlights but mor…
  Harry Welch · [email protected]
October 6, 2022 at 6:04 PM

A threat to our democracy?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John  This ailing government is intent on dragging British democracy down with it It’s hard to see the wood for the trees right now, I think. Yes, Liz Truss’ government is seemingly at war with itself and yes, Labour are pollin…
  Tommy Gillespie · [email protected]
September 30, 2022 at 2:07 PM

Weekend Wire #28

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John  It’s been a hectic week here in London, at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, and in financial markets across the world. Labour Conference saw a major victory in our campaign for…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 26, 2022 at 5:02 PM

Seismic

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Labour Conference passes motion supporting PR Labour conference just voted to back proportional representation, committing the Party to changing the voting system in their next manifesto Best for Britain attending Labour …
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 26, 2022 at 6:08 AM

Hassan can't wait

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Hassan can't wait another five years Thousands of Best for Britain supporters have already stood up for all those who can’t wait another five years. We’re telling the stories of ordinary people suffering the failures of 12…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 24, 2022 at 7:17 AM

Who can't wait?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Change is needed at the next election - not the one after. Britain can’t wait another 5 years for a government that will address the crises facing this country. John, I’m sure you will agree it’s vital that this time, when…
  Tommy Gillespie · [email protected]
September 23, 2022 at 4:33 PM

Weekend Wire #27

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John  An unexpectedly short working week still managed to produce a flurry of activity from all corners of Westminster.  Mini budget, mega bluster Today, Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwa…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 6, 2022 at 12:13 PM

The best things in life are free

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John They say the best things in life are free, like…free trade. The UK Trade and Business Commission is testing that hypothesis with its next session exploring potential new free trade agreements between the UK and Canada and …
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 5, 2022 at 12:42 PM

What now with Truss

*|MC:SUBJECT|*         Dear John, All change, but no change at all New PM still plans to trash the UK’s reputation over Northern Ireland Protocol Conservative Party members have decided for the rest of us. Liz Truss will become the next …
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 2, 2022 at 2:48 PM

Weekend Wire #26

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John The weekend is here! Make sure you get well rested as not only does Parliament return on Monday, but we will also find out who will be the next Prime Minister. Anticipation is high, even t…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 26, 2022 at 3:09 PM

Weekend Wire #25

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John Welcome to the long weekend! Because you’ve got longer to read it before the week starts all over again, I’ve crammed in a little bit more to keep you busy.  We’re just over a week away fr…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 24, 2022 at 7:08 AM

Final call

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, In just a few weeks the UK will have a new Prime Minister taking responsibility for the deepening crisis facing households across the country. We know defeating this Government and turning around Britain’s economic, socia…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 19, 2022 at 4:38 PM

Weekend Wire #24

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John It’s the weekend! Each time it rolls around we at Best for Britain are always surprised at how fast it has arrived and at just how much has happened since our last updates. As the Tory l…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 17, 2022 at 7:01 AM

Rock bottom

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Neither Truss nor Sunak offers much hope on cost of living Johnson is AWOL and both contenders for the top job are part of this government’s failure to act. This Government is sleep-walking the country into a nightmare. Wi…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 12, 2022 at 3:32 PM

Weekend Wire #23

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John As the extreme heat takes its toll, new drought warnings threaten to push food prices up still further as the water shortage begins to impact livestock and crops. The worst news of cours…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 9, 2022 at 11:04 AM

This fight is important

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Did you see Naomi’s email last week? Our democracy is precious but is by no means assured. Just because Johnson is going, it doesn’t mean his authoritarian agenda will be stopped in its tracks. His potential successors loo…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 4, 2022 at 7:05 AM

Take a stand

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The next Government is still going to threaten our democracy At Best for Britain, we were concerned by the Johnson Government’s increasing authoritarianism - and we’re now concerned that his successor won’t be any better. …
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 1, 2022 at 7:06 AM

Same old tricks?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John We might be facing up to the prospect of a new Government in September, but the old authoritarian agenda is here to stay.  You will know that Best for Britain has long been campaigning for a better democracy, and we’re con…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 25, 2022 at 7:03 AM

Facing the music

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The latest session of the UK Trade and Business Commission laid bare the lost opportunity Britons have been dealt in the wake of Brexit.  Witnesses across the travel and music industries told us how changes to visas and pa…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 22, 2022 at 3:18 PM

Weekend Wire #20

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John Well that was hot.  In the week where the UK’s temperature soared to record highs and surpassed 40 degrees, we also saw the world of politics reach a fervour.  The Conservative party leade…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 20, 2022 at 3:10 PM

A rock and a hard place

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John We’re down to the last two. And it’s awful.  Either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss is set to become the next PM. They will be elected by a base of around 160,000 Tory members - around 0.3% of the UK’s total electorate. Unless yo…
  Joanna Outhwaite - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 15, 2022 at 4:13 PM

Weekend Wire #19

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John Things are heating up in more ways than one. As we’ve sweltered in boiling temperatures, Tory leadership candidates have also been feeling the heat. With all the in-fighting and bickering …
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 12, 2022 at 7:04 AM

International law still matters

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John They’re still at it.  The race to succeed Boris Johnson is in full swing, but his legacy lives on. Conservative leadership hopefuls are still promising to rip up the Northern Ireland Protocol and break international law. D…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 8, 2022 at 3:23 PM

Weekend Wire #18

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John Well, well what a week it has been. It started off a little slow but by Tuesday evening we were all in the grip of the most insane parliamentary showdown of the year.  Going, going, gone? …
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 7, 2022 at 9:16 AM

GONE?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Boris Johnson resigns Time for Conservatives to elect a leader who will repair his damage During his tenure, Johnson has degraded every standard, undermined every institution and discredited the UK at every opportunity and…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 6, 2022 at 9:01 AM

Preparations

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Now what happens? The Prime Minister's job is on the line like never before The Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Health Secretary Sajid Javid, Vice-Chair of the Conservative Party Bim Afolami and several other ministers resigned la…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 5, 2022 at 7:05 AM

International law matters

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Tell them not to turn their backs on international law.  By pledging to rip up the Protocol through the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, the Government has shown it no longer cares about our international obligations.  They…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 1, 2022 at 1:56 PM

Weekend Wire #17

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John Another week draws to a close. The Government has been busy being disastrous. No change there.  But as ever, we bring you your essential weekend update. Enough has happened to keep us on…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 25, 2022 at 7:14 AM

Weekend Wire #16

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John A very mixed bag of emotions this week.  YES! Johnson’s government suffered important defeats in TWO by-elections, bringing Johnson’s continued leadership into question.  BUT NO! The gover…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 24, 2022 at 9:03 AM

NEWSFLASH - By-Election Losses

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Boris Johnson loses two by-elections Tactical voting crucial in gaining a seat for Labour and a seat for the Lib Dems Labour's leader Keir Starmer and the Lib Dem's leader Ed Davey listened to our calls for them to work to…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 18, 2022 at 8:04 AM

Immigration matters

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The UK Trade and Business Commission had a big win this week. Last month, the Commission visited Dover to see the effects of Brexit on the ground. They went to Winterwood farms in Maidstone, where they saw how post-Brexit…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 17, 2022 at 3:40 PM

Weekend Wire #15

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John With apologies if you’re currently in Scotland or Northern Ireland where it looks a bit wet on the weather map, it is absolutely sweltering for the rest of us - which is lovely when you’re…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 13, 2022 at 7:32 AM

Time for a deep dive

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Last week, The UK Trade and Business Commission held two live evidence sessions back to back exploring the UK’s free trade agreement with Japan and the prospect of a UK-India trade deal.    Watch the session here …
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 10, 2022 at 3:13 PM

Weekend Wire #14

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John At last, the weekend Our last four-day extravaganza hardly prepared us for the onslaught of events this week. Boris Johnson is still Prime Minister (for now), Brexit is still costing us …
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 8, 2022 at 1:07 PM

The devil in the detail

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Brexit was all about opportunities for Britain in world trade.  We’re putting that promise to the test and getting into the detail.  On Thursday 9th June at 10am, the UK Trade and Business Commission will be holding not o…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 6, 2022 at 8:12 PM

NEWSFLASH #2 - Vote Results

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Johnson wins vote of confidence They won’t do the right thing, so we have to do it at the ballot box. Conservative MPs voted today on whether to keep Boris Johnson as leader and Prime Minister. He won the vote with 211 vot…