By Prof Alan Sked, Telegraph, Nov 27
Voters in Britain’s referendum need to understand that the European Union was about building a federal superstate from day one
As the debate over the forthcoming EU referendum gears up, it would be wise perhaps to remember how Britain was led into membership in the first place. It seems to me that most people have little idea why one of the victors of the Second World War should have become almost desperate to join this “club”. That’s a shame, because answering that question is key to understanding why the EU has gone so wrong.
Read full story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/eureferendum/12018877/The-truth-how-a-secretive-elite-created-the-EU-to-build-a-world-government.html
The draft Investigatory Powers Bill was unveiled earlier this month. We have been working tirelessly to understand precisely what the draft Bill means and how it may impact on your privacy and civil liberties.
by Stuart Gulleford, Tiptree
A reminder to savers that from 1st January 2016, the European Commission has reduced the amount of savings protection you would receive in the event of the failure of the bank or building society you have invested in. It was previously £85,000 under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme but the Commission has poked its nose in and created a €100,000 common limit for member states. This reduces the cover to £73,000 but the Government (Westminster) has topped it up to £75,000. However, that is still £10,000 less cover than we did have, thanks to our wretched EU membership. Savers should make sure that they do not have more than £75,000 invested in any single institution, just to be on the safe side.
Let’s see them sell that as another benefit of EU membership!
By Anil Dawar, Express Online
TURKEY appeared to be on the brink of joining the EU last night, giving its 75 million citizens free access to Europe.
Speaking to Dermot Murnaghan on Sky News yesterday Mr Farage added: “A recent reputable poll showed that eight per cent of the Turkish population are Islamic State sympathisers. We must be literally mad.”
Published ukip.org Nov 26, 2015
Today’s office for national statistics (ONS) figures on net migration of 336,000 combined with yesterdays revised OBR numbers on population and migration show that the government’s long term economic plan to cap welfare and control migration has failed and is nothing more than a pipe dream.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: “These record high figures represent a continuation of the government’s complete failure to control immigration. David Cameron’s “tens of thousands” pledge is now in tatters.
…Never fear, Cameron has magically conjured up new allies on the ground, incredibly asserting that 70,000 Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces are patiently waiting for London’s help, only to spring upon hapless Isis like a coiled tiger. This implausable claim would be absolutely laughable were the whole situation not so deadly serious.
For the paper tiger that is the FSA will surely disappoint. The 70,000 number is given to us by a highly biased source, the FSA itself. How they derived such a total is a mystery, as it’s certainly not what is seen on the Syrian battlefield today…
Read full story: http://www.cityam.com/229843/cameron-s-case-going-war-syria-built-sand
THE migrant crisis which has seen refugees flood into Europe in unprecedented numbers could lead to the collapse of the euro, EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned today.
Read full story: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/622226/Migrant-crisis-spark-end-euro-warns-Juncker
Amazon Only Paid 2p Tax
In Every £100 of Sales Last Year
We all know about the crowds, the fist fights, and the tug-of-wars over the last TV in the shop. But there’s one thing you don’t hear so much about on Black Friday – and that’s the tax dodging.
Corporations like Amazon are licking their lips at the prospect of making hundreds of millions of pounds on Black Friday this week – but, thanks to their incredibly aggressive tax dodging schemes, they will pay barely any tax on it. For every £100 they made in the UK last year, Amazon paid just *2 pence* in tax.
If Amazon won’t pay its fair share, we need to hit it where it hurts: its sales.
We’re going to plaster the internet with anti-Amazon ads on Black Friday. Every time a shopper sees Amazon advertising a Black Friday deal, our ad will be sitting right alongside exposing Amazon’s shocking tax dodging record.
Can you chip in £1 to get these ads up now?
Published European Freedom and Direct Democracy Group, 25th Nov 2015
Today in the European Parliament Plenary UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP offered his and the EFDD’s condolences to the victims of the Paris attacks and their families. Speaking about the causes of the attack and potential solutions he said, “We must first realise who our enemy is and who our enemy is not. We must not see foreign policy through the eyes of the student common room. We must come together to cut out the cancer of radical Islamism.
Read full story: http://www.efdgroup.eu/newsroom/item/the-free-of-movement-of-people-is-leading-to-the-free-of-movement-of-jihad
Published ukip.org Nov 25, 2015
UKIP Economics Spokesman Mark Reckless responds to today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement: “It is clearly evident that UKIP is now the only tax cutting party.
“The Chancellor had promised he would eliminate the deficit by the end of the last Parliament. Now he claims he will eliminate it by the end of this Parliament. But who really believes that, or the Chancellor’s convenient claims that borrowing will fall to less than £50 billion (£49.9 billion) next year and less than £25 billion (£24.8 billion) in 2017/18?