UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has slammed ‘crazy’ European Union rules which mean uninsured motorists must be given compensation if their cars are damaged. The Government has admitted it is powerless to prevent the regulations from being introduced in the UK, as long as Britain remains part of the EU.
“This bureaucratic madness is a perfect reminder of why we must not delay our departure from the morally bankrupt EU for a moment longer,” said Mrs Seymour.
“It is yet another piece of crazy, nonsensical legislation being imposed on the UK, which flies in the face of common sense and penalises the ordinary, law abiding man and woman on the street.
“The sooner we have the power to control all of our own laws, and dictate our own trading regulations, the better.”
The new law is due to take effect in the UK from March, and Mrs Seymour said she fears it may increase motor insurance premiums and claims.
“This scheme is using the money of honest premium-paying motorists to compensate those who are blatantly breaking the law – everything about it is totally wrong.”
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said that the EU will fine the UK if the new ruling is not applied to British motorists.
Mrs Seymour added: “We need to invoke Article 50 and get ourselves out of this European Union madhouse as quickly as possible. “The EU seems hell-bent on causing as much trouble for the UK as it possibly can, and while it still has its tentacles into us, there is nothing we can do to stop it.”