Archive for the ‘Nigel Farage’ Category

Yes, the Irish Guarantee is a fiction – Farage

17 July 2009

Further to a previous post, Nigel Farage, in another hard-hitting speech, declares the Irish ‘guarantee’ to be worthless.

Hat tip: England Expects

Good stuff, Nigel.

Vaclav Klaus’s speech to which Farage refers, offends the EP, because he speaks passionately, with conviction about democracy, which is so lacking in the EP. The EP brooks no opposition, which makes it borderline totalitarian.

UKIP Nigel Farage – The EU hasn’t a clue on Financial markets

14 July 2009

Hat tip: Julian Craig

Blair or Brown to be first EU President?

16 June 2009

If the Lisbon Treaty is ratified by all member states in the autumn, an EU President could be appointed and installed before the end of 2009.

While the Cameron camp says it stands to gain nothing by blocking Blair’s appointment, a spokeswoman declared “We do not accept the need for an EU president”.

Eurosceptics are unlikely to be satisfied with such a vague stance, particularly since Kenneth Clarke threw a spanner in the works on Sunday, casting doubt on Cameron’s allegedly eurosceptic stance.

The Mirror asserts that Brown is likely to be the first EU President, which leads me to suspect that Brown is hanging on to his job so that he can deliver the Lisbon Treaty unto his EU masters in order to swipe the presidency from his old rival Blair.

Philip Davies (Tory MP) is against Brown securing the Presidency, opining that it would be a “slap in the face” for British voters.

It is difficult to discern any decidedly eurosceptic stance from the three mainstream parties so far and it looks increasingly likely that UKIP will have to lead us out of Europe.

UKIP has already embarked on such a course, as Bloggers4UKIP reports:

UKIP’s Lord Willoughby de Broke has introduced the Constitutional Reform Bill 2009 into the House of Lords which, if hell freezes over and the LibLabCon pass it, would:

    • Repeal the European Communities Act 1972
    • Repeal the Human Rights Act 1998
    • Introduce binding referenda
    • Require the British Parliament to approve international treaties and declare war
    • Hand powers down from the British Parliament to local authorities
    • Fix the salary and expenses of a British MP and what expenses can be claimed for

Update: Hague, on asked whether he wants Blair to be President of the EU:

UKIP will get my vote

14 June 2009

I had fully intended to vote Conservative at the General Election, but after Clarke’s and Hague’s pronouncements today on the Politics Show, I shall be voting UKIP.

Cameron has been prevaricating for too long and now the cat is out of the bag.

Update: UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said:

“This statement just goes to show that all the Tory promises during the European Election campaign about holding a referendum can now be seen to be sheer, brass-necked dishonesty.

“If Cameron’s Conservatives cannot be trusted not to dissemble on this vital matter, how can anybody trust them on anything else?

“Of course we saw that 60% of those who voted on the June 4 voted against the Treaty, but they are not the only ones who are denied their say. Britain deserves a referendum, and deserves to be shot of both this government and the dishonest opposition.

“UKIP will have more than 500 candidates in the next general election and we plan to fight every inch of the way to allow our people a say in their own future. Nothing else is acceptable.”

NO to the Lisbon Treaty: Vote UKIP

28 May 2009

If this were not such a critical juncture in British politics, I would cast my EU vote for the Conservatives – and Dan Hannan.

But I’ll be voting for UKIP because the Conservative Party refuses to pledge that it will repeal the Lisbon Treaty, should it be ratified by all EU members by the time the Conservatives come to power.

If you’re undecided about who to vote for, watch these videos:

The UK Independence Party has a wealth of videos, should you want to know more. Still undecided? Check out their vision, policies and manifesto.

Dan Hannan predicts Tory victory in EU Elections

21 May 2009

As Conservative Party workers and activists despair at the public’s fury over sleaze, and newspapers foresee a hemorrhaging of voters from the big three to smaller parties, Dan Hannan predicts a good Tory win on June 4th.

He might be right. Over the past few months, both Dan and Douglas Carswell have electrified the political arena with their powerful logic and unmistakable integrity as they bashed together the heads of the venal, troughing MPs who have shamed the office they swore to uphold.

A timely book, co-authored by Dan and Douglas, The Plan: Twelve Months to Renew Britain clearly sets out their vision of a better Britain and it is just what we need.

Still, Nigel Farage is upbeat, as he is sure to hoover up support from Labourites and Liberal voters, disaffected by their parties’ refusal to stand by their manifesto pledges to offer a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

Labour and the LibDems are surely aware that UKIP’s ascendency is largely due to the referendum, immigration and big state issues. Were voters angry about the venality of MPs and political corruption alone, many would choose to spoil their ballot papers or not vote at all. All parties have seriously misjudged people’s anger over loss of sovereignty. After all, permission to lead Britain was lent to politicians by the electorate for a limited term; it was not theirs to sign away for a greedily trousered 30 pieces of silver.

The truth will dawn on Labour and the LibDems after the votes have been counted, that they played a shabby EU game and have been deservedly and decisively cast out into the wilderness.