EU border power grab a full frontal attack on a country's control over national borders

EU border power grab a full frontal attack on a country's control over national borders

Today the European Commission unveiled new proposals for a new €280 million a year European Border and Coast Guard agency which will supposedly "ensure a strong and shared management of the external borders." Within these proposals there is a "right to intervention" for the EU if it is deemed the member state is failing to protect the bloc's external boundary.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 Posted in: Press releases, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Newsroom, 2015, Diane James, December

Labour MEPs vote to open door to returning ISIS fighters

Labour MEPs vote to open door to returning ISIS fighters

Labour MEPs today in the European Parliament voted for the "reintegration" to society of returning Jihadi fighters and in approval of the statement "member states must refrain from using any border control measures aimed at fighting terrorism." Diane James MEP and UKIP Home Affairs spokeswoman commented, "After the events of Paris I am astounded that Labour MEPs have voted for these amendments. The free movement of people has led to the free movement of jihad and the only way to combat this is for Member States to regain control of their borders immediately. Labour opened our borders and today attempted to keep them open even in the face of these barbaric forces. UK citizen's security should be paramount, apparently Labour does not agree."

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 Written by: Gerard Batten Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2015, Diane James, November

Juncker still on Planet EU with appointment of Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner

Juncker still on Planet EU with appointment of Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner

The UK needs to wake up that renegotiation of the Freedom of movement of EU citizens has been firmly kicked into the long grass with the appointmemt of Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos (Greece). Concerns at migration movements and immigration levels into and across Europe are at an all-time high. The Freedom of Movement principle is one tenent under probably the most scrutiny by politicians sensitive to voter sentiment as expressed in the recent European elections when record numbers of Eurosceptic MEPs were elected.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 Posted in: Latest news, Newsroom, 2014, Diane James, September