Bill does not guarantee a free and fair referendum, says UKIP Chairman

Published May 28, 2015 Draft European Union (Referendum) Bill that has been published does not guarantee a fair referendum, says UKIP Chairman Steve Crowther.

“While we strongly welcome the Government’s commitment in the Queen’s Speech to an In-Out referendum, the Bill outlines the question to be asked, which skews the referendum in favour of a ‘stay-in’ position by giving the Europhiles the ‘Yes’ answer – regardless of what concessions the Prime Minister manages to negotiate.

“But more importantly, it fails to mandate a period of ‘purdah’, normal in elections, to prevent the government from making announcements in the run-up which might affect the result.

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Dear Mr Cameron The EU Is Taking You And Us For Fools

RR_PIC_one_vert_teeth-150x150By Ray Richards, Pentlow

Could the Prime Minister please explain to me, and doubtless millions of other voters, just how he intends meeting the £5.9 Billion that the EU has invoiced Great Britain with since November 2014. It is made up of a £1.8 billion that the EU charged Great Britain with for managing its finances properly. Yes you got it, we were penalised for keeping our house in order. Then 24hrs after Mr Cameron set foot Back on British soil the President of the EU gave us a further £3 Billion demand for our cheek. To be followed in January by a further £1 billion to give to Africa.

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Express: Poland says NO to Cameron’s bid to reform EU migrant benefits leaving PM’s hopes in ruins

Cameron_gagged_smPOLAND has today delivered David Cameron a “resounding no” over his plans to reform European Union migrant benefits, hours after a top French minister accused Britain of trying to “dismantle” the 28-member bloc.

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France and Germany plan to strip power of taxation away from national governments

Published May 26, 2015

Paul_Nuttall.jpeg“When Germany and France say ‘ever closer union,’ they mean it,” says Paul Nuttall, Deputy Leader of UKIP

Paul Nuttall, Deputy Leader of UKIP, said: “Finally Germany and France have given up the pretence that they will allow member states to continue to control their own taxation. When Germany and France say the EU imperative for “ever closer union” must stand, they mean it — closer political union, closer economic union, closer fiscal union.”

“This of course will come as a shock to the people of Ireland. One reason they rejected the Lisbon Treaty in their 2008 referendum was because they rightly feared the new treaty would mean the EU would eventually demand they ended their low rate of corporation tax, on which so much of their prosperity and employment has depended.”

“The EU then gave a formal assurance that the treaty would not affect Ireland’s corporation tax, and the Dublin government ran a second referendum to which the Irish, tricked by the EU promise, voted ‘Yes’.”

“Now Ireland and all the rest of us see what official EU assurances mean in a referendum. They mean nothing. The only thing that is certain is ever closer union.”

Mirror: Carole McGiffin: Time to quit the EU as businesses expose the political lies ahead of referendum

JunkerCameron19:14, 23 May 2015

Sunday People columnist and broadcaster Carole McGiffin predicts a dirty tricks campaign from the pro-EU mob once the referendum on membership becomes a reality

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The Conservatives have again and again failed


The Office for National Statistics today showed that net migration for 2014 hit a record 318,000, an increase of 109,000 on 2013. The ONS reported that 285,000 people came to work in the UK last year. That is a city the size of Nottingham.

The Conservatives have again and again failed on their promise to get immigration down to the “tens of thousands”.

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Published UKIP.ORG May 21, 2015

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The Government has failed catastrophically

Steven_Woolfe.jpegSteven Woolfe MEP, the UKIP Migration spokesman has responded to the latest ONS figures that show an increase in net immigration of 109,000 per annum to 318,000.

“Today’s government announcement on illegal migration is a smoke screen to mask today’s appalling immigration statistics. In almost every area, net migration, overall UK immigration, EU immigration, non-EU immigration, sham marriages, bogus students, overstayers; the government has failed catastrophically.

“It has never been clearer that the UK borders are open to all whenever, wherever and however they want to come. The government has lost all control. The ONS report that 285,000 people came to work in the UK work last year. That is a city the size of Nottingham, which has nearly a 100 schools, 60 GP surgeries and several hospitals. Britain needs to provide the equivalent just to keep up with the workers arriving and this illustrates clearly the strain mass migration is putting on our public services.

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Peer charges CBI with being “corporatist and anti-democratic”

From the press office of the Lord Stoddart of Swindon (Independent Labour) 20th May 2015


CorporatismThe independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon has strongly criticised Mike Rake the President of the Confederation of British Industry for his speech calling for the UK to remain in the EU, accusing the CBI of ignoring the General Election result and pursuing “corporatist and anti-democratic” policies.

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EU threatens UK: Brussels threatens retaliation for refusal to accept asylum seekers

By James Slack, Home Affairs Editor for the Daily Mail

Published: 01:06, 14 May 2015 | Updated: 08:29, 14 May 2015

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  • The EU has insisted Britain should take an extra 60,000 asylum seekers 
  • But Theresa May said UK would not help relocate thousands of migrants
  • Comes after thousands make perilous journeys across Mediterranean to reach Europe


Home Secretary Theresa May, who has said Britain will play no part in an EU scheme to relocate migrants coming across the Mediterranean

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Roger Helmer welcomes JCB’s Lord Bamford’s Brexit remarks

Published UKIP.ORG May 18, 2015

Roger_Helmer.jpgRoger Helmer MEP, UKIP Industry Spokesman, has welcomed Lord Bamford’s remarks, adding, “This blows out of the water the commonly held assertion that the UK needs to be in the EU to trade internationally when quite the contrary is true.

“As an example of a big player and a globally trading UK business, JCB demonstrates that we should be looking beyond the limiting, outmoded Eurocentric model and freeing ourselves from regulation to do business around the world. He is absolutely right to remind everyone that the UK is the sixth largest global economy and can exist, indeed thrive, beyond the shackles of Brussels and must seek to do so in order to be future proof and to prosper.

“JCB is one of the most prominent companies to support British exit, but it should be borne in mind that under the banner of Business for Britain, many other big companies have come out against ongoing membership of the EU ”