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03-Feb-2016
It's people power that will defeat Cam's Scam

UKIP Press Release

 Absolutely nobody in Britain would today vote to join the EU and it's people power which will win the coming referendum, said Nigel Farage speaking in the European Parliament, Strasbourg in a debate on the forthcoming European Council with Commission President Tusk.

A day after the release of Cameron's deal with European Council president Tusk, which Farage earlier described as "Cam's Scam", he listed the huge loss of control and money that the UK would undergo if it were today deciding on joining the EU.

David Cameron said yesterday under the present deal he could vote to join the EU.

Farage responded today: "If the question in June was, should we join the EU, we'd have to tell the British people you have to surrender the control and sovereignty of your parliament and have 75 percent of your laws made somewhere else.

"Your supreme court will not be supreme; you will be overruled by a court of Luxembourg made up by people who aren't even judges.
You will have to give up your fishing grounds, including in some places 200 miles of the North Sea. And you must cut your links with the Commonwealth and the wider world because you are no longer fit to negotiate your own global trade deals.

"Oh, and by the way for all of this you will be paying 55 million pounds a day as a membership fee."
02-Feb-2016
UKIP Press Release

There is no fundamental reform, there's some fiddling around the edges on migrant benefits. I absolutely predict that the effect of this will not be to reduce the numbers coming to Britain - UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP

Responding to the document from European Council President Donald Tusk, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said:

"Hardly worth waiting for.  It is truly pathetic. No treaty change, no repatriation of powers, no ability to control our own laws, our money or our borders.  Now let's get on with the referendum.

"What it means is more Europe with an EU army, EU accession of Turkey, and EU primacy over our laws and our courts.

"Well Cameron wanted a four year ban on migrant benefits, he didn't even ask for a restriction on the open door movement that we have to nearly half a billion people. We can in the first few months or year stop benefits, but from years 2, 3 and 4 bring them up to the current levels. This is pretty weak stuff.

"Fundamental treaty change, that is what the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary talked about. A change in our relationship, reform of the European institutions and Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, in the first sentence of this document says that all the principles on which the European Union was founded have been respected. The treaties stay intact.

27-Jan-2016
UKIP Press Release

Ray Finch MEP pinned down European Commission Brexit taskforce official Jonathan Faull at a meeting today about the UK referendum on the EU.

Mr. Finch asked "Will the Commission's spending on 'information' rise in the referendum campaign and, if so, will the Commission register with the Electoral Commission?"

Under UK law, all campaigning organisations have to register for money spent in support of a political party or in support of one side in a referendum. The European Commission has made clear its support for the UK remaining an EU member.

Mr. Faull responded that the European Commission "is not a campaigning organisation", despite its support for one side. He also claimed that the Commission has no intention to increase its expenditure on information during the referendum campaign.

22-Jan-2016
UKIP Press Release

David Cameron has discussed applying an "emergency brake" to EU immigration in a meeting with his Czech counterpart, as he seeks a deal on his EU reforms.

Responding, UKIP Migration spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP said:

“David Cameron says in one sentence that he believes in EU doctrine of open borders and then pleads in the next for a temporary stay and its permission to be decided by EU leaders.

This charade shows he is either deluding others or he is just deluded himself.

However, people who are having their wages depressed by mass migration, their school place lost for their children, and their hospital bed taken by an EU national will only accept regaining full control of British borders. Sad thing is, Cameron isn’t even asking for this.”
20-Jan-2016
UKIP Press Release

Labour and Tories MEPs voted in the European Parliament, Strasbourg today to support the European Commission in the restriction of oven gloves in a legislative report on Personal Protective Equipment.

UKIP MEP for the West Midlands Jill Seymour said:

"First the EU came for your vacuum cleaner, then your oven and now in a new bout of craziness, even our oven gloves. What is the EU going to restrict next? Soap?

"People are adult and intelligent enough to decided themselves if they wish to use oven gloves.

"I am appalled that the rapporteur was this report was Tory MEP Vicky Ford and that Labour and Tory MEPs voted in favour of this rubbish.  Vicky Ford claimed a victory in excluding washing-up gloves. If this is a victory I would hate to see defeat!

"I think it is ridiculous that oven gloves will now be subject to the same safety checks that Hard Hats and Safety Goggles go through.

20-Jan-2016
UKIP Press Release

Addressing the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, in the European Parliament today in a debate on the forthcoming Dutch Presidency of the EU Council, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP spoke of a Eurosceptic contagion spreading across Europe, citing the UK, the Netherlands and Ireland among others.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP commented:

"The EU faces an existential crisis, indeed there is an outbreak of a contagious disease. The disease is called democracy and people want to have a say on their future."


"Whether we the peoples of Europe can break this union between now and the end of June, I don't know, but I tell you what, we're going to have a damn good go."
19-Jan-2016
UKIP Press Release

Speaking in the European Parliament, Strasbourg  in a debate on the last European Council with Presidents Tusk and Juncker, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the upcoming Brexit vote was about the safety and security of British women.

Contrasting the enthusiastic welcome for migrants in September at Munich train station with its closure on foot of terrorist threats a few months afterwards, he criticised the unacceptable sexual assault of many women in Cologne and across Northern Europe.

Farage concluded that these events had brought about a sea change of public opinion regarding the EU's open border policy.

"Just to give you an idea of how big the sea change has been, the Daily Telegraph commentator, Allison Pearson, who had said she was undecided on Brexit, she didn't have enough information, wrote this the other day, she said:
19-Jan-2016
UKIP Press Release
 
Commission impaled on hook of angler antagonism by Commission regulation not debated by European Parliament or Council. Labour MEP Corbett hammered in the Strasbourg chamber.

Yesterday (18.01.2015) UKIP leader and keen angler Nigel Farage MEP called for a total rethink in the EU's approach to recreational angling. There are over 800,000 recreational anglers in the UK and a new EU regulation will not only massively restrict their rights as fishermen, but also harm the local coastal and fishing economy.

Speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg Nigel Farage commented:

"What have we done with our declining bass stock? We put a total ban in place for anglers with, after July 1st, a derisory one fish limit per angler."
16-Jan-2016
"This EU project is heading in one direction: towards greater centralisation of power in Brussels. ... Only by winning the referendum and leaving the EU can we ensure that we become a self-governing, independent nation."

by UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP (for Breitbart)

Don’t believe the spin. The European Union’s drive towards centralisation continues at break-neck speed.

This was illustrated just last night when a report – an ultimate EU wish list – was discussed in the European Parliament by the federalist fanatics in Brussels. The title of the report reads: “On improving the functioning of the European Union building on the potential of the Lisbon Treaty”.

A working document, which will soon become a draft report, was drawn up by Elmar Brok. One of the most experienced and certainly the most powerful and well connected of MEPs who acted as co-rapporteur, he is Chairman of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and regarded as Angela Merkel’s ‘Vicar on Earth’ in Brussels. When he makes a proposal you can be sure it is with the knowledge and approval of Germany’s Frau Merkel. And in the EU these days, what Angela wants, Angela gets.
09-Jan-2016
Energy Secretary Amber Rudd is hopelessly out-of-touch with the basics of energy pricing says UKIP MEP Roger Helmer.

Press Release

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has reportedly said that leaving the EU would have “unknown consequences”, for Britain’s energy security and energy pricing, and that “Britain would lose its influence on European energy markets”.  She advances this as a reason to stay in the EU.

UKIP Energy spokesman Roger Helmer MEP responds:

“Energy Secretary Amber Rudd is hopelessly out-of-touch with the basics of energy pricing.

Is it possible that she can be unaware of the vast damage being done by EU energy policy, as the EU seeks to “lead on the fight against climate change”, oblivious to the fact that no one else is following?
16-Dec-2015
UKIP Press Release

After questioning from UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge, today Tory MEP Syed Kamall, Conservative group leader in the European Parliament, admitted that "Turkey will never join the European Union."

This is in direct conflict with the Conservative Party leader, David Cameron, who has said on several occasions that Turkey should join the EU, going as far to say, "I will remain your strongest possible advocate for EU membership and greater influence at the top table of European diplomacy."

Bill Etheridge UKIP MEP for the West Midlands commented:

"I ask our Prime Minister a simple question: Mr Cameron, yes or no, are you in favour of EU membership for Turkey?"

15-Dec-2015
EU demands "right to intervene" in borders of national states.

UKIP Press Release

Today (15.12.2015) the European Commission unveiled proposals for a new €280 million a year European Border and Coast Guard agency which will supposedly "ensure a strong and shared management of the external borders."

Within these proposals there is a "right to intervention" for the EU if it is deemed that the member state is failing to protect the bloc's external boundary.

Diane James MEP and UKIP Justice and Home Affairs spokeswoman commented,

"This is a full frontal attack on national sovereignty from the EU. All pretence has now been discarded and the Commission will now openly act against a member state's wishes and operate within its borders without permission. By acting contrary to the wishes of national parliaments the EU has displayed its desire for a federal state for all to see."
02-Dec-2015
“This sham show of transparency is nothing more than an attempt to deflect attention away from the secretive nature of these negotiations. Let’s release the entire document so the people of Europe can decide if they want this agreement.” - UKIP MEP William Dartmouth

UKIP Press Release
 
Today (02.12.15) the “College of Commissioners” approved access for MEPs to all categories of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). “Consolidated texts” will also be available which reflect the US position.

Restrictions do apply however with the MEP only being allowed to read the text in a secure reading room and that the confidential nature of the information must not be compromised so as “to protect EU interests.”
 
William Dartmouth MEP and UKIP Trade Spokesmen commented,
 
"It is something that all MEPs will be able to view this document and finally see what the full extent of the damage will be, but it is not enough . For those interested in a fair legal system for small businesses, the protection of the NHS and consumer rights it is shocking that this information is still not to be fully in the public domain ."

25-Nov-2015
Labour opened our borders and today attempted to keep them open even in the face of these barbaric forces - UKIP MEP Diane James

UKIP Press Release
 
Labour MEPs today in the European Parliament voted for the "reintegration" to society of returning Jihadi fighters and in approval of the statement "member states must refrain from using any border control measures aimed at fighting terrorism."
 
Diane James MEP and UKIP Home Affairs spokesman commented,
 
"After the events of Paris I am astounded that Labour MEPs have voted for these amendments. The free movement of people has led to the free movement of jihad and the only way to combat this is for Member States to regain control of their borders immediately.

"Labour opened our borders and today attempted to keep them open even in the face of these barbaric forces. UK citizen's security should be paramount, apparently Labour does not agree."

25-Nov-2015
"Cameron will never win fundamental reforms on the UK's EU membership as latest defeat demonstrates" - UKIP MEP Jane Collins

UKIP Press Release

UKIP Employment spokeswoman Jane Collins has responded to claims from a European diplomat that the British government plans to drop demands for a welfare curb on EU workers describing it as "another defeat for British interests by our own Prime Minister who has proved that he cannot win a battle against fundamentalist EU ideology."

Speaking from Strasbourg, Mrs Collins said:

"Mr Cameron has insisted that reform of the EU is possible but the evidence shows it is not: Brussels has knocked back every attempt by the government to win real reforms and they will continue to do so because as we hear in Strasbourg today, they want MORE Europe, not less.

"There is no way we will be able to limit EU workers' rights because to do so would require treaty change. We can't even control our borders from terrorists because of Brussels rules.

"So when it comes to a referendum on our membership of the EU voters need to decide whether they want to subsidise businesses employing cheap migrant Labour or whether they want to be able to put British people first."

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Brussels mini-plenary
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VIDEO SECTION


04 FEB 2016: Julia Reid: Pet animal tracking not a job for Eurocrats


04 FEB 2016: David Coburn: Spending a fortune on a railway system the average commuter will not afford (Bluecard Question to Socialist MEP Ayala-Sender)


04 FEB 2016: Nathan Gill: The Bismarcks of the 21st Century


04 FEB 2016: Jonathan Arnott: Big-group carve-ups in the European Parliament (Point of Order)


04 FEB 2016: Bill Etheridge: West Midlands region forced into combined authority designed around EU loans and funds (with Bluecard Questions to and from ENF MEP Stuger)


03 FEB 2016: Margot Parker: The EU is putting women in direct risk


03 FEB 2016: Ray Finch: Investor-state dispute mechanism subverts national laws


03 FEB 2016: James Carver: EU meddling is just making Libya situation worse (Bluecard Question to Greens MEP Sebastia)


03 FEB 2016: Ray Finch: Western bombing led to anarchy in Libya and crisis in Europe


03 FEB 2016: James Carver: EU breaks own rules when ends justify means


03 FEB 2016: James Carver: British people will also be voting on EU expansionism


03 FEB 2016: Nigel Farage: It's people power that will win this referendum


03 FEB 2016: James Coburn: Calais migrants speaking with their feet about euro economy (Bluecard Question to ENF leader Marine Le Pen)


03 FEB 2016: William Dartmouth: Greens group leader dodges question on UK 'emergency brake' (Bluecard Question for Greens MEP Harms)


03 FEB 2016: Bill Etheridge: UK concerns not acknowledged by the EU (Bluecard Question to Leftist MEP Zimmer)


03 FEB 2016: James Coburn: Can you have a fair British immigration policy within the EU? (Bluecard Question to Tory MEP Syed Kamall)


03 FEB 2016: Ray Finch: EU policies have supported bankers not ordinary people (Bluecard Question to Socialist group leader Gianni Pittella)


02 FEB 2016: Julia Reid: EU should not be regulating clinical trials


02 FEB 2016: Louise Bours: Cologne cover-up shows politicians care more about Political Correctness than safety of women


02 FEB 2016: Bill Etheridge: EU having to resort to bribing Turkey (Bluecard Question to EPP MEP Olbrycht)


02 FEB 2016: Diane James: Tackling the migrancy onslaught that Merkel unleashed


02 FEB 2016: Diane James: Migrant crisis: the Turkish question (Bluecard Question to Liberal MEP de Sarnez)


02 FEB 2016: Jonathan Arnott: Migrant crisis: A spectacular failure of EU principles


02 FEB 2016: Paul Nuttall: A taste of what's to come across our continent


02 FEB 2016: Margot Parker: EU's own definition of 'refugee' has opened door to countless millions (01.02.2016)


02 FEB 2016: Bill Etheridge: Rich irony over hidden economy


02 FEB 2016: Bill Etheridge: EU Corporate Tax: Drawing the Red Line (Bluecard Question to Tory MEP Ashley Fox)


02 FEB 2016: Tim Aker: The EU's record on tax kills jobs and stifles innovation


02 FEB 2016: James Carver: More regulation begets more undeclared work (Bluecard Question to Socialist MEP Ulvskog)


02 FEB 2016: Bill Etheridge: Tory MEP says EU better able to tackle undeclared work than UK (Bluecard Question to Tory MEP Anthea McIntyre)


02 FEB 2016: Jane Collins: It is deregulation that promotes economic growth and jobs


01 FEB 2016: Jonathan Arnott: Biodiversity: EU centralised bureaucracy not the solution


01 FEB 2016: Jonathan Arnott: Labour MEP says scrap metal exports to China can revive UK steel regions (Bluecard Question to Labour MEP Kirton-Darling)


01 FEB 2016: Julia Reid: Protecting national habitat is a national responsibility


01 FEB 2016:
Jonathan Arnott: Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA): Will Labour support ratchet clauses? (Bluecard Question to Labour MEP David Martin)



01 FEB 2016: Jonathan Arnott: EU's Trade in Services Agreement will not protect UK's world leader status


01 FEB 2016: Roger Helmer: Entire energy industry dominated by central planning from Brussels


01 FEB 2016:
William Dartmouth: China has been dumping steel on UK market


01 FEB 2016: William Dartmouth: Labour rights are better determined at national level (Bluecard Question for Liberal MEP Schaake)


01 FEB 2016:Jonathan Arnott: Whatever it takes to save the euro


01 FEB 2016: Jonathan Arnott: We should look at countries leaving eurozone rather than joining (Bluecard question to ENF MEP Kappel)


01 FEB 2016: Patrick O'Flynn: Schengen and the euro face collapse


27 JAN 2016: Head of EU Commission British Referendum Taskforce, Jonathan Faull takes questions from EFDD group MEPs


26 JAN 2016: Jane Collins: EU unemployment scheme: Having to go with a begging bowl to Brussels (EMPL committee)


25 JAN 2016: Louise Bours: EU interference in Brexit referendum not ruled out (CULT committee)


24 JAN 2016: Nigel Farage speech at the Grassroots Out GO! cross-party campaign launch (Kettering, 23.01.2016)

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