The European Parliament today voted through proposals on EU phone roaming charges. Speaking on the proposals in the Parliament, UKIP Industry spokesman Roger Helmer MEP said,
"It will benefit well-heeled executives and business executives and it will result in higher costs for domestic users. The operators will have lost a major revenue stream, they will seek to recover it and the only place to recover it is from domestic prices."
"We MEPs will get lower prices but ordinary people will pay more. Yet again we see European regulation delivering unintended consequences and perverse incentives. It is profoundly regressive.
Speaking afterwards Roger Helmer said: "Non-roaming customers will be subsiding roaming customers. This action by the EU will increase costs for the majority who have less money and influence, to cut costs for the minority. It's a bad law and that is why we are opposed to it. "