In a move which flies in the face of its accession agreement with the EU, the Romanian parliament has this week exempted top politicians and lawyers from corruption crimes.
Reacting to the news that the £16bn plan for Britain’s first nuclear plant in a generation could be delayed for a year by an EU investigation, UKIP Energy Spokesman Roger Helmer has hit back over the European Commission's “appalling interference”.
A motion calling upon Essex County Council to publish the full cost of the EU to the taxpayers of Essex has been defeated by an alliance of councillors from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties.
Reacting to news that Ministers want to use emergency powers to block a report on HS2 that may find the project to be in danger of failing, UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall described the episode as an example of "shoddy politics".
This is a Chancellor who has got his priorities wrong. He promised in 2010 that he would focus on cutting the deficit and reduce debt but under him the Government will have borrowed £198 billion more than he pledged.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage comments: "The Government are desperately trying to bury the news that they are blocking any debate on the removal of restrictions to Bulgaria and Romania by delaying the vote on the Immigration Bill on the same day as the Chancellor's Autumn statement.