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The CAP Explained

The CAP Explained

The Common Agricultural Policy – A brief history and how it works. 1. Historic CAP: Historically (prior to 2003), farmers in the EU were paid an amount of money based on the amount of produce they were generating (a production subsidy), but this caused the very well publicised problems with food mountains and wine-lakes. A variety of quota systems were […]

March 23, 2016 · EU
There’s a better alternative to Cameron’s piecemeal reform

There’s a better alternative to Cameron’s piecemeal reform

Those of us who waited for Mr Cameron to serve up a tasty dish of red meat policies on reforming the EU will have been wearily unsurprised at the ‘thin gruel’ which finally emerged. Our Prime Minister only last year promised to reduce net immigration to tens of thousands, all the time knowing that he could not deliver because of […]

November 13, 2015 · EU
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP

The EU/US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). What is the TTIP? According to the European Commissions’s website, “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement that is presently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.  It aims at removing trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors to make it easier to […]

September 3, 2015 · EU
The Positive Benefits for the UK of a Post-EU Transition

The Positive Benefits for the UK of a Post-EU Transition

On the evening of the convincing ‘OXI’ or ‘No’ vote of the referendum in Greece, we had even more reason to consider our own impending referendum. The UK referendum on EU membership is more than a simple request for a verdict on a package of economic austerity measures; it is the opportunity to gain promotion for ourselves into full independent […]

July 18, 2015 · EU
eCall could be watching you

eCall could be watching you

Published May 02, 2015 UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour says she is ‘disappointed and frustrated’ at the European Parliament’s decision to force car makers to use an EU-wide car tracking system dubbed eCall. The decision means new cars and light vans will all have the system fitted as standard from March 2018. The eCall device is designed to alert rescue […]

May 4, 2015 · EU
Juncker Blocks Cameron’s EU Reform Attempt

Juncker Blocks Cameron’s EU Reform Attempt

The whole foundation of the Conservative party’s position on remaining in the EU is that it is possible to ‘reform’ the EU to achieve a degree of independence, instead of leaving. However, this week Jean-Claude Juncker the European Commission chief, blocked a bid for Britain to take back powers from Brussels. Telegraph A European Commission official said firmly: “No treaty […]

April 17, 2015 · EU
Economic Damage Postponed … UKIP saves the day!

Economic Damage Postponed … UKIP saves the day!

By Roger Helmer MEP, UKIP Energy spokesman, published at ukipmeps.org The “Market Stability Reserve” (MSR) was deliberately designed to raise the cost of energy still further. Incredibly, the advice from the British Government to UK MEPs was to support both the MSR and an earlier date of implementation, writes UKIP Energy Spokesman Roger Helmer MEP. • Just a couple of […]

February 11, 2015 · EU