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  • UKIP blasts European Parliament for passing TTIP resolution in crucial vote

    Dart.jpg"The people interested in protection of the NHS, in consumer rights and a legal system fair to small businesses will be angry with this decision of the European Parliament to pass TTIP", said UKIP trade spokesman William Dartmouth MEP.
    Speaking outside the chamber of the European Parliament in Strasbourg after MEPs voted overwhelmingly to pass the negotiating position of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership he added,

    "This is a very damaging vote by MEPs which will hurt free trade and the financial well-being of patients, consumers and workers.

    "The EU should not manipulate the UK's trade nor, that of any other Member State in order to promote the political pretentions of a wannabe European super state. "

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  • Nigel Farage tells Alex Tsipras: "Your moment has come -lead the Greek people out of the euro with your head held high"

    UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP today told the European Parliament that "The European project is actually beginning to die. This isn't just Greece we are talking about today. The continent is now divided from north to south. There is a new Berlin wall and it is called the euro."

    In a debate in Strasbourg in the presence of JC Juncker and Council President Donald Tusk, other political group leaders spoke in a fractious and angry exchange.

    Speaking during a visit to the chamber by the Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras, Farage turned to the Greek leader: "You have been very brave. You called that referendum. There were threats and bullying but the Greeks stood firm."

    "So your moment has come, and frankly if you have the courage you should lead the Greek people out of the Eurozone with your head held high. Get back your democracy; get back control of your country. Give your people the leadership and the hope that they crave. Yes it will be tough in the first few months but with a devalued currency and with friends of Greece all over the world, you will recover."

     

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  • The EU is using TTIP in the course of its political agenda

    "Trade should be about economic benefits, not political goals but yet the Commission persistently wants to exploit trade agreements in the cause of its political agenda", UKIP's International Trade Spokesman William Dartmouth MEP has said in his latest speech in the European Parliament. You can watch it in full here:

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  • Watching the EU project fall to pieces

    Watch UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP speak in the European Parliament today:

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  • The EU is tired, stumbling and dying on its feet before our eyes

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage has today written for The Daily Telegraph on the outcome of the Greek referendum and what it means for the EU:

    "Whatever fine aims there were fifty or sixty years ago have no relevance to the reality of life for young people right across the EU now, including in Greece. The EU’s old, outdated ideas have been rejected at the ballot box in exchange for a new approach and fresh thinking.

    "The result is a tired, stumbling European Union that is dying on its feet before our very eyes. Credibility for the project is fading fast as citizens right across Europe awaken to the reality of its authoritarian instincts that seek to run roughshod over public opinion.

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  • “No” vote in Greece is a vote for true recognition of democracy at its finest

    PaulNutall-new1.jpgThe “no” vote in Greece is a vote for true recognition of democracy at its finest – in the very birthplace of democracy itself, says UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall

    Welcoming the referendum rejecting the terms of an international bailout, Mr Nuttall said: “I applaud the Greek people. They have had their say. That is exactly how it should be – a proud sovereign nation sticking up for itself.”

    And Mr Nuttall condemned the EU’s efforts to impose more austerity in Greece saying “the people never asked for it, voted for it, and certainly never deserved it”.

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  • Airstrikes ineffectual against Islamic State

    MikeHookem.jpgUKIP Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem MEP has spoken out against using only airstrikes to defeat Islamic State in Syria, saying the strategy would be “totally ineffective in combating the extremist jihadist group”.

    Mr Hookem said the suggestion by the Conservatives of using fighter aircraft to bomb Syria was a “simplistic and predictable response to fix the failures of consecutive governments in tackling Islamic extremism.”

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  • “Plane crazy” calls to increase tax on flights

    UKIP’s West Midlands MEPs have today launched a three-pronged attack at “plane crazy” calls by a Wolverhampton MP, who never flies, to increase a tax on the cost of flights.

    The Party’s national Transport Spokesman Jill Seymour, and fellow West Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge, believes pie-in-the-sky suggestions made by Wolverhampton South West MP Rob Marris to raise the tax on flights which leads to soaring costs to flights, show the Labour politician is completely out of touch.

    Mr Marris has opposed the axing of air passenger duty (APD) despite admitting that he has not flown for years.

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  • UKIP Defence Spokesman says "Cameron should concentrate on fighting terrorists not preaching semantics to the BBC"

    Mike Hookem has said the Prime Minister should concentrate on protecting British people against terrorists rather than telling the BBC to refer to the terror group as Islamic State.

    His comments come as Cameron said Muslims would "recoil" at the name used to "justify the perversion of a great religion."

    "The Prime Minister's focus should be on securing our borders from the terrorist threat - which won't be achieved by a bit of fencing - not worrying about who he may or may not upset when the atrocities committed by Islamic State are described in the media."

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  • McNarry puts down motion at Stormont over IS terror attacks on holidaymakers in Tunisia

    David McNarry MLA, UKIP’s leader in Northern Ireland, has put down a matter of the day motion in the Assembly for debate tomorrow on the atrocities carried out by IS against British, Irish and other tourists.

    “My motion is designed to allow the Assembly to speak out and join in the free world’s condemnation of the chilling IS murderous attack on holiday makers in a Tunisian resort.”

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