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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

Watch VIDEO       Sign PETITION

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.

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Strasbourg plenary
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VIDEO SECTION


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)


17 MAY 2018: Stuart Agnew: Analysing sewage sludge fertiliser (AGRI committee)


17 MAY 2018: William Dartmouth: The three biggest exporters to the EU don't have a trade agreement (International Trade committee)


16 MAY 2018: Stuart Agnew: Classic contradictions in EU 'climate action' for Agriculture (AGRI committee)


16 MAY 2018: William Dartmouth: EU's slogan 'Aid For Trade' should read 'Trade Not Aid' (International Trade committee)


16 MAY 2018: William Dartmouth: EU-US relations: Germany's huge trade surplus is a great concern to all (International Trade committee)


16 MAY 2018: Stuart Agnew: What the EU AGRI mission to Brazil failed to ask (AGRI committee)


16 MAY 2018: William Dartmouth: EU-Mercosur trade deal: Do you insist on free movement as you do with Britain? (INTA committee)


16 MAY 2018: Patrick O'Flynn: Christian heritage underplayed by EU Commission (CULT committee)


16 MAY 2018: David Coburn: You people want to bring back institutionalised socialism! (TAX3 committee, 15.05.2018)


15 MAY 2018: David Coburn: You, Sir, are the Voice of Oppression (Fisheries committee with Commissioner Vella)


03 MAY 2018:
Nigel Farage: Brexit is the first brick out of the wall


02 MAY 2018: Stuart Agnew: Changing attitudes is key to reducing farm accidents


02 MAY 2018: Margot Parker: EU policies facilitate crimes against children


02 MAY 2018: Patrick O'Flynn: EU Commission pretends its second largest net contributor is not leaving


25 APR 2018: Gerard Batten: What would happen if the European Parliament rejects UK withdrawal agreement? (Constitutional Affairs committee)


24 APR 2018: Stuart Agnew: No way to run an agricultural policy (AGRI committee)


24 APR 2018: David Coburn rebukes UK Greens MEP for going completely native on EU project (ECON committee, 23.04.2018)


19 APR 2018: Patrick O'Flynn: EU obsession with 'ever closer Union' spells its own undoing


19 APR 2018: Gerard Batten: UK should repeal all EU legal instruments


18 APR 2018: Stuart Agnew: EU legislation on organic farming creates anomalies and contradictions

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