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  • Busting the EU Myths

    Posted on February 11

    BustingtheMyths.pngUKIP MEP Roger Helmer writes: If you’re undecided on the Brexit question, I hope this will help you to make up your mind. And if (as I hope) you’re campaigning for Brexit, this may help with some of the most frequently-asked questions.

    “If we leave, there’ll be 3½ million jobs at risk”. Not true. The jobs depend on trade, not membership, and the trade will continue. We buy far more from the EU than they buy from us – so if 3½ million UK jobs depend on EU/UK trade, it follows that five or six million continental jobs depend on it too. They need us. We should be worrying about the jobs we’re losing now, as a result of EU membership. Ask the steel workers, who lost their jobs because of the EU’s energy policies, and failure to counter Chinese dumping.

    “We need to be in the Single Market for trade”. Not true. The largest sources of imports into the EU are Russia, China and the USA. They’re not members of the Single Market – they don’t even have preferential trade deals. Yet they sell huge quantities of goods into the Single Market. Dozens of countries around the world trade successfully with Europe – and so will Britain after Brexit.

    “Even if we leave, we’ll still be subject to EU rules”. Not true. Pro-EU campaigners constantly talk about “the Norwegian model”. But Norway is a quasi-associate-member of the EU. After Brexit, the UK will be an independent nation, like Canada or the USA or China or South Korea. They don’t obey EU rules. Nor will we.

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  • Nigel Farage on Question Time tonight

    Posted on February 11

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage will appear on BBC Question Time, BBC1 at 10.45PM this evening. Make sure you tune in to support Nigel and Tweet along using the hashtag #bbcqt 

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  • Cameron's Emergency Brake is #EmergencyFake

    Posted on February 10

    UKIP has today released a new video which slams David Cameron's Emergency Brake as an #EmergencyFake.

    The video which includes UKIP Leader Nigel Farage's reaction to Cameron's renegotiation can be seen here:

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  • UKIP opposed to harmonising drink driving limits with the rest of Europe

    Posted on February 10

    Nigel_Twitter.jpegThe drink-driving limit in England and Wales could be slashed by a third - making it illegal to drive after just one pint of beer or a glass of wine, it has been suggested. Transport Minister Andrew Jones has suggested Westminster could follow the example of Scotland which lowered the limit from 80mg per 100ml of blood to 50mg in 2014. The new limit is equivalent to a pint of beer or a large glass of wine for men and half a pint or a small glass for women.

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage: “I am completely opposed to harmonising drink driving limits with the rest of Europe. They have much lower penalties than we do.

    "It's clear that a combination of lower limits and higher penalties will lead to the closure of thousands more pubs in villages and small towns across the country. Everybody knows that drink driving is dangerous but this draconian act will have huge adverse social implications."

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  • UKIP supports Grassroots Out in its bid for 'Leave' campaign designation

    Posted on February 09

    vY0_0G_F.jpgToday, the National Executive Committee of UKIP, along with its MEPs and its Local Councillors Association announced that they would be backing the application of the Grassroots Out campaign in its bid to be recognised by the Electoral Commission as the lead 'Leave' group in the forthcoming referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.

    UKIP Party Chairman Steve Crowther said, "We have been hoping and working for a rapprochement between the two main contenders for the designation, Vote.Leave and Leave.EU. Unfortunately that has proved elusive. Meanwhile, Grassroots Out has emerged as the genuinely cross party, well organised, energetic campaigning group, which has the momentum and is drawing in support from all quarters. We felt it was time to make a decision and get out on the campaign trail."

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