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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.”
17-May-2017
Press Release

Speaking today in the European Parliament plenary debate in Strasbourg on the European Council’s adopted guidelines for the Brexit negotiations UKIP MEP Nigel Farage labelled Mr Juncker’s behaviour as unacceptable and called for a change of tactics from the EU or the United Kingdom may be forced to walk away from the talks before the end of the year.

Nigel Farage MEP said:

“In any other part of the civilised world frankly that behaviour would be considered to be bloody rude and the act of a bully. Well I’ll tell you something, your attempt to bully the Brits through these negotiations is not working, sixty-eight percent now of the British people want Brexit to happen.”

“Either we get some grown up, reasonable demands from the European Union or the United Kingdom will be forced to walk away before the end of this year. We can’t spend two years with this farce, there is a big, big world out there.”

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VIDEO SECTION


20 JUN 2018:
Stuart Agnew: Will UK get dead money on its EIB investments after Brexit? (AGRI committee with EIB vice-president)


20 JUN 2018: Stuart Agnew: Invest in bio-security not agricultural climate action that takes up 40% of CAP budget (AGRI committee with Commissioner Andriukaitis)


20 JUN 2018: David Coburn: Dutch MEP gets sound advice (Fisheries committee)


20 JUN 2018: Stuart Agnew: Sugar beet industry in Finland gone downhill (AGRI committee)


19 JUN 2018: Patrick O'Flynn: Erasmus programmes go beyond cultural and educational exchange (CULT committee)


19 JUN 2018: Stuart Agnew: EU should wait on outcome of US sanctions before blundering into Iran (Budgets committee)


14 JUN 2018: David Coburn: EU anti-corruption scope does not extend to its own institutions


13 JUN 2018: Raymond Finch: NGOs colluding with people smugglers in the Mediterranean


13 JUN 2018: David Coburn: Why do we keep attracting more migrants? (Bluecard Question to EPP MEP Rangel)


13 JUN 2018: Gerard Batten: This is invasion, not immigration!


12 JUN 2018: William Dartmouth: EU aiding and abetting corrupt government in Ukraine


12 JUN 2018: Mike Hookem: Theresa May surrenders to EU policy against Donald Trump over Iran


12 JUN 2018:
David Coburn: LibDem MEP living in another world on another planet (Point of Order)


12 JUN 2018: Stuart Agnew: Farmers forced to measure vapours and gases to improve world climate (AGRI committee, 11.06.2018)


12 JUN 2018: Gerard Batten: Theresa May should make way for a PM who supports Brexit


11 JUN 2018:
Gerard Batten: British ex-servicemen who served in NI are being unjustly persecuted in the UK


11 JUN 2018: Stuart Agnew: Bulgarian justice system fails to protect EU citizens against property fraud by Russian groups



11 JUN 2018: Julia Reid: Baseless energy and climate policies profoundly damaging EU economy


11 JUN 2018:
David Coburn: EU attempts to micro-manage markets - financial dog's dinner


07 JUN 2018: Patrick O'Flynn: Theresa May rolls over to EU rule over Brexit (CULT committee)


07 JUN 2018:
Patrick O'Flynn: For eurozone to continue those who benefited from the euro must fund those it destroyed (CULT committee)


04 JUN 2018: Gerard Batten: The Guardian is a partisan political player trying to overturn Brexit vote (LIBE Committee)



04 JUN 2018: Stuart Agnew: A move towards buying British farm produce (AGRI committee)


31 MAY 2018:
Bill Etheridge: Freedom is an unstoppable ideal


31 MAY 2018:
Bill Etheridge calls for release of two British citizens held in Iran


30 MAY 2018: Julia Reid: Ecodesign Directive will ban tungsten bulbs from theatres by 2020


30 MAY 2018: Margot Parker: EU-trained Libyan coast guards atrociously abusing migrants


30 MAY 2018:
Jill Seymour: Tackling odometer fraud requires cross-border solutions


30 MAY 2018: Ray Finch: Selling England by the pound should never be part of our equation 


29 MAY 2018: Patrick O'Flynn: EU's pourous external border gives rise to internal border checks


29 MAY 2018: Bill Etheridge: EU-US tariff war would devastate steel industry


29 MAY 2018:
Bill Etheridge: Green obsessions cost jobs and money (Bluecard Question to Greens MEP Molly Scott Cato)


29 MAY 2018: Patrick O'Flynn: Stop berating Trump: EU has significantly worse record on tariff barriers


29 MAY 2018:
David Coburn: Italian president now taking orders from EU (Bluecard Question to Ind. MEP Steven Woolfe)


29 MAY 2018: Nigel Farage: With Italy you've bitten off more than you can chew


28 MAY 2018: Stuart Agnew: EU plan for young farmers fraught with red tape and open to abuse


28 MAY 2018:
David Coburn: A Euronationalist Scottish Nationalist? (Bluecard Question to SNP MEP Hudghton)


28 MAY 2018: David Coburn: North Sea plan exposes EU for what it is


21 MAY 2018: Nigel Farage: Who decides what's politically acceptable, Mr Zuckerberg? (Conference of Presidents meeting with Mark Zuckerberg)


17 MAY 2018: Stuart Agnew: GM produce circulating in organic food chain (AGRI committee)


17 MAY 2018: Stuart Agnew: Climate is driven by natural factors and there's nothing the Green lobby can do to stop that (AGRI committee)

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