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UKIP Leader Gerard Batten speaks at the last plenary of the 8th Parliamentary term, Strasbourg, 16.04.2019, during the debate on the "Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 10 April 2019 on the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union"

Gerard Batten addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, 27.03.2019, in what should have been the UK's last plenary session.

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten addresses the European Parliament during the debate on the UK's withdrawal from the EU, Strasbourg, 16.01.2019
“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.”

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.

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?”

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.

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

Strasbourg plenary
15-18 April 2019


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30-31 January 2019


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03 APR 2019: Mike Hookem: British fishing industry: Lost opportunities for future generations

03 APR 2019: Stuart Agnew: You continue to plunder our fishing grounds as you've done for the past 40 years

03 APR 2019: Mike Hookem: Let the UK leave on the 12th of April!

03 APR 2019: Gerard Batten: UKIP leads struggle to set Britain free from EU

27 MAR 2019: Stuart Agnew: When EU interference becomes toxic (Bluecard Question to ENF MEP Troszczynski)

27 MAR 2019: Stuart Agnew: EU fraudulently harassing British innovation in degradable plastics

27 MAR 2019: Mike Hookem: Brexit betrayal: depth of public anger continues to go unnoticed

27 MAR 2019:
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26 MAR 2019:
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13 MAR 2019: Gerard Batten: Right from the start Theresa May had a plan...

11 March 2019: Stuart Agnew: Commission has a horrible way of putting EU legislation ahead of British legislation

21 FEB 2019: Stuart Agnew: Brexit: Stop political posturing and start negotiating a trade deal now (IMCO committee)

14 FEB 2019: Jill Seymour: Atrocities against women in Saudi Arabia

14 FEB 2019: Stuart Agnew: Animal transport legislation not enforced in parts of Europe

13 FEB 2019: Raymond Finch: Funding your insane vanity project with taxpayers money

12 FEB 2019:
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11 FEB 2019: Gerard Batten: Mass uncontrolled migration changing European nations unrecognisably

11 FEB 2019: Mike Hookem: Is Tusk's special hell like that of the British fisheries?

07 FEB 2019: Stuart Agnew: Are Australian farmers required to reduce production in order to get subsidies? (AGRI committee)

31 JAN 2019: Margot Parker: Gender quotas are counterproductive

30 JAN 2019:
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24 JAN 2019: Stuart Agnew: No-Deal Brexit under WTO rules will benefit UK not EU (AGRI committee)

24 JAN 2019: Stuart Agnew to Commissioner Hogan: New breeding methods needed to tackle colder weather ahead (AGRI committee)

23 JAN 2019: Stuart Agnew briefs agriculture minister on handling Romania's EU council presidency (AGRI committee)

17 JAN 2019: Margot Parker: When politicians act without the scrutiny of a free and vibrant press...

16 JAN 2019: Gerard Batten: The British people will never surrender!

15 JAN 2019: Stuart Agnew: By which treaty did the EU gain power over our clocks? (AGRI committee, 14.01.2019)