A pint-sized issue for PM at brewery
Political editor Paul Francis
IT is a brave politician who stages a PR event in a brewery – with the possible exception of Nigel Farage. So hats off to David Cameron, whose first EU referendum foray into Kent was held at the Faversham HQ of Shepherd Neame. He was given a tour of the brewery but the big question is whether he enjoyed a pint as part of it. It seems it may have been a little early in the morning as the PM confessed to accompanying media that he had only supped a small sample “and very nice it was, too.”
Looks like Nigel Farage’s crown as the pub politician won’t be taken from him any time soon.
Still, confidence is something Nigel Farage has plenty of. He has bet £1,000 on a Brexit win at odds of 5-2 meaning he could win £3,500. Or 4,493 euros.
Exactly when will we know the EU referendum result? The best guess of the Electoral Commission is that it will be “about breakfast time.” The obvious question? Do they mean full English time or continental time?
One of the features of the EU referendum is the somewhat bizarre political coalitions it is producing. Our favourite press conference so far is the one featuring the Conservative leader alongside Labour veteran Harriet Harman, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron and Green MP Caroline Lucas. That’s what is called a rainbow alliance. Follow Paul on Twitter @PaulOnPolitics.