Our delegations although of different nationalities are happy to work together in common cause, for you guessed it – it says it on the tin. At a time with big government, big banks and big business are strangling national identities, democracies and economies, I am very proud that our members will help and encourage each member to struggle for what is necessary or best for their country. The EFDD Group is cemented together by strong adherence to core political principles and favours open, transparent, democratic and accountable co-operation among sovereign European States. We will do everything possible to reduce bureaucracy and centralised state control. So come join with me and my band of fellow democratic patriots – together we can become the peoples’ voice.