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Juncker’s ‘Election’

Juncker’s ‘Election’

With 422 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Jean-Claude Juncker in a secret ballot on 15 July as President of the new European Commission to take office on 1 November 2014 for a five-year term. The votes cast today were secret with just one name on the ballot. The result was 422 in favour to 250 against out of […]

July 15, 2014 · EU
EU Financial Transparency System

EU Financial Transparency System

The European Commission has a searchable Financial Transparency System, a database of grant funding to third parties and NGOs. A browse of this database reveals some interesting funding chains. Not the least of which is BBC, which has frequently gone to great pains to point out that it is independent of government and in accord with its charter obligations. BBC […]

July 8, 2014 · EU
Cameron – Battle Lost over Juncker

Cameron – Battle Lost over Juncker

David Cameron had always set himself up for a fall in trying to prove to the UK electorate that he has influence in the EU, and that his plan to enforce reform of the EU would work. The ‘election’ of the president of the European Commission is inherently undemocratic, being decided by a vote forced by David Cameron, he was […]

June 27, 2014 · EU
Non-Negotiable Juncker

Non-Negotiable Juncker

David Cameron has promised to fight the appointment of arch-federalist Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, the executive body which designs European laws. Cameron’s move has been opposed by other EU heads including François Hollande, the socialist president of France, who said that nine mainly centre-left governments across Europe, with Italy, Austria, and Denmark prominent, had agreed to […]

June 22, 2014 · EU
Outside Interference to the UK is Still Remarkable

Outside Interference to the UK is Still Remarkable

From UKIPdaily.com by Vivian Evans. Yesterday’s papers were full of reports about the recommendations from the EU Commission on how to handle our finances; stop rising house prices, drop ‘help to buy’, raise more council tax – it was a whole catalogue, nicely reported yesterday in the Daily Telegraph. A spokesperson for the Government made careful, appreciative noises and the […]

June 4, 2014 · EU, Uncategorized
European Commission Demands Extra £500million

European Commission Demands Extra £500million

Coming just after the EU elections the European Commission is demanding an extra £500 million from British taxpayers to meet Brussels spending bills. In the wake of the recent Europe wide EU-sceptic voting, the EU has nevertheless been determined to push ahead with extra funding for its own budget. David Cameron yesterday attacked Brussels for being “too big, too bossy, […]

May 28, 2014 · EU
Check Your Ballot Paper

Check Your Ballot Paper

In the booth at the polling station it is sometimes all too easy to make a mark in the wrong box. Candidates with the same or similar names, and party descriptions that are close or suggestive of ‘Independent’, or ‘EU-Out’, or ‘No2EU’, may distract. The UKIP party name and logo will often be at the bottom of the alphabetic list. […]

May 9, 2014 · EU
St. Ives Success

St. Ives Success

UKIP held an open meeting at St. Ives Cambridge, on Friday May 2nd, to give Nigel Farage and an invited panel a chance to speak to the public. It was especially relevant as UKIP’s support in the polls for the 22nd May EU election is now put at 38% of the vote. In the Eastern region where UKIP MEP support […]

May 4, 2014 · EU