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14-Nov-2018
“We should stop asking the European Union how we’re going to leave, we should be telling them how we’re going to leave.”

Speaking today as Theresa May presents her Brexit plan to her cabinet UKIP leader Gerard Batten MEP has issued a rallying cry stating ‘the real struggle to leave the EU starts today’. He also labelled her deal a ‘complete betrayal of Brexit’.

Gerard Batten MEP and UKIP Leader stated:

“We are heading for a complete betrayal of Brexit. Mrs May has put something together that is not going to satisfy Remainers or Leavers. The deal will be worse than remaining in the European Union.”

“We should stop asking the European Union how we’re going to leave, we should be telling them how we’re going to leave. The real struggle to leave the EU starts today.”
13-Nov-2018


UKIP Leader Gerard Batten speaks during the debate on the Future of Europe with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, European Parliament, Strasbourg, 13.11.2018.
13-Nov-2018


Speaking today in the ‘Future of Europe’ debate with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Nigel Farage MEP stated that Brexit was a necessity after she had earlier called for the establishment of a ‘real, true European Army’. He also labelled her decision to open the borders in 2015 the worst decision in post war European politics.

Nigel Farage MEP said: “The idea that this new militarised union is somehow a recipe for peace I suggest you all sit back and think a little bit more carefully. Maybe you should all reread history, the European project was set up to stop German domination, what you’ve seen today is a naked takeover bid.”

“So I think Brexit becomes a necessity after this.”

“Your political decision to open up the doors unconditionally is the worst decision we’ve seen in post war politics in Europe. Is it not time for you at last to admit that you were wrong?”
24-Oct-2018


Speaking today in the European Parliament debate in Strasbourg on the Conclusions of the European Council, Nigel Farage MEP stated that there are solutions available to the Brexit negotiations but that the ‘enemy within’, the British Civil Service, are stopping the United Kingdom from breaking free from the European Union. He noted that all parties involved are against a hard border and that a Canada-Plus style trade deal would be the best approach.

Nigel Farage MEP stated: “I want to thank you for your recent offer saying that if Britain wants a Canada Plus style trade deal you are open to it. I’ve always thought that this was a better approach than between our country and the EU than the one we currently have.

“The problem I’m afraid is that there is a rogue element in these negotiations, a group of people who do not wish to see a solution, who put up an immovable brick wall to stop us from breaking free.
03-Oct-2018

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten speaks during the debate reserved for speeches related to matters of political importance.
03-Oct-2018

Nigel Farage, President of the EFDD Group speaks at the debate on the preparation of the European Council meeting of 18 and 19 October 2018 - European Parliament, Strasbourg, 02 October 2018
12-Sep-2018

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten speaks during the debate on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market, Strasbourg, 11.09.2018
11-Sep-2018

Nigel Farage speaks during the debate on the 'situation in Hungary' in the presence of Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, Strasbourg, 11.09.2018
10-Jul-2018

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten speaks during the debate debate on the Future of Europe with the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, European Parliament, Strasbourg, 04 July 2018
10-Jul-2018

Nigel Farage speaks at the debate on the "Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 28 and 29 June 2018", European Parliament,  Strasbourg, 03 July 2018
14-Jun-2018

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten speaks during the debate on the Future of Europe, with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, Strasbourg, 13.06.2018
07-Jun-2018

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten confronts journalist from The Guardian during a civil liberties Committee (LIBE) meeting at the European Parliament, Brussels, 04 June 2018
30-May-2018

Nigel Farage speaks during the debate on the "2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework and own resources", European Parliament, Strasbourg, 29 May 2018
22-May-2018

Nigel Farage questions Facebook frontman Mark Zuckerberg at the Conference of Presidents meeting, European Parliament, Brussels, 22 May 2018
05-Dec-2017
Speaking in the European Parliament Plenary session in Brussels during a debate on the European Union’s budget for 2018, UKIP MEP Nigel Farage expressed his dismay with Theresa May’s offer of 50 billion pounds as part of the divorce proceedings.

Nigel Farage MEP stated:

“Let’s hear it for Commission Oettinger, the German Commissioner in charge of the European Union budget, you sir are having a very good day. Christmas has come early.”

“Certainly the line that I’ve always taken is that no deal is better than a bad deal and in this case it’s worse than a bad deal, we don’t even know if we’re going to get a trade deal in return.”

“Even if there was a firm offer of tariff free access to the EU Single Market it would not be worth the 50 billion payment.”
07-Nov-2017
UKIP Fisheries Spokesman launches petition calling on Government to remove fisheries from the ‘Great Repeal Bill’

Mike Hookem MEP – Press Release

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Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire MEP, Mike Hookem, has launched a petition to force the Government to remove fisheries from Theresa May’s ‘Great Repeal Bill’, saying, “the inclusion of the Common Fisheries Policy into UK law is an abject betrayal of Brexit.”

Mr Hookem, UKIP’s fisheries spokesman, launched his crusade after George Eustice announced in the House of Commons that ‘technical measures’ of the CFP will be included in Theresa May’s flagship Repeal Bill.

Speaking from Brussels, Mr Hookem said, “the response to the petition has been amazing so far, with over 6,000 signatures in the first 48 hours. However, we still have a long way to go if we are going to get the 100,000 signatures we need to force a Commons debate.
10-Oct-2017
Press Release -  from the office of DR Julia Reid MEP, UKIP Health Spokesman

The state of care across hospitals, care homes, home care, and GP surgeries is taking a nosedive and the future of the NHS is “precarious”, according to a report published today by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The NHS watchdog reported that staff shortages, rising demand, and increasing numbers of patients with preventable illnesses were putting an excessive strain on NHS services. The result of which has seen a rise in long waits at A&E, more operations being cancelled, and fewer available beds in hospitals and care homes.

The damning report has led to many fearing that the National Health Service may crumble under the pressure, possibly even before it reaches its 70th birthday next year.

UKIP’s health spokesman, Dr Julia Reid MEP, said: “One of the worst things about reading the report is knowing that most of the problems faced by the NHS today were easily preventable.

“The staffing crisis, which is arguably one of the larger issues, could have easily been avoided, but instead of putting in place measures to retain and recruit more staff, the successive Coalition and Tory Governments made it worse.

09-Oct-2017
  All the 17 Labour MEPs present in Strasbourg voted against the following amendment:

"Insists that the EU must not obstruct or delay any negotiations by the UK Government that seek trade agreements with third countries, provided that such agreements are intended to commence on a date after the end of March 2019; "

UKIP Trade Spokesman, William Dartmouth MEP, commented: "The UK should and must seek to make trade deals with third countries.

Labour MEPs have blatantly voted against the UK's national interest. This is a disgrace. The Labour Party should consider their position."
05-Jul-2017
Press Release

Today, the European Parliament voted down several UKIP amendments which explicitly called for the protection of UK fishing waters, scrapping the Brexit bill and ending ECJ jurisdiction in the UK. Conservative and Labour MEPs joined forces to vote down these proposals along with the rest of the Parliament.

Gerard Batten MEP and UKIP Brexit spokesman commented:

“The Conservative government is making some encouraging noises but their MEPs gave the game away today. As usual, the Tories say one thing in the UK but vote for the opposite in the European Parliament.

They are fully prepared to allow European courts to have power over us for years and years to come and submit to EU blackmail over the Brexit bill.”

“We have set out a clear plan to repeal the 1972 European Community Act as soon as possible and ensure a speedy and unencumbered Brexit whilst saving billions and billions in extra EU contributions.” 
28-Jun-2017


Press Release

Let’s turn the tables on Brexit negotiations by first leaving then utilising the economic strength that Britain possesses to give the EU an economic imperative to speak to the British government on London’s terms, argues Gerard Batten in the UKIP Brexit strategy document released today.  

The British economy is as big as the EU’s 20 smallest economies combined. This fact, argues Batten, incentivises the EU to talk turkey with the UK. So let’s seize the initiative and change from being supplicants to the powerful major domo in negotiations.  

The British government has got its current negotiating strategy all wrong, argues Batten, and says the UK must seize the initiative and save ourselves a lot of both time and money.
14-Jun-2017
Press Release

Nigel Farage MEP today stressed that regardless of Theresa May’s terrible campaign and pressure from the political establishment the British people still want Brexit and voted overwhelmingly for it last Thursday. He was speaking in the preparations for the European Council debate in Strasbourg and stated the importance of getting on with the negotiations.

Nigel Farage MEP said: “Last Thursday over 85 percent of British voters voted for parties on a manifesto not just of leaving the European Union, but of leaving the Single Market as well. Let me tell you the only certainty in this mess is that we will be leaving.

“Unless Theresa May stands up at the summit next week and at those negotiations and makes it absolutely clear that she’s not giving an inch, that we are leaving the Single Market, unless she does those things her own party will get rid of her and then yet more time will be lost in the Article 50 process.”

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