EU looks to fast track Ukraine trade deal despite warnings of ‘perceived provocation’ from UKIP

The EU International Trade Committee, INTA, has voted to fast track a free trade deal with Ukraine in a quick vote, despite warnings from UKIP MEPs that such a move could be perceived as provocative by Russia. Amjad Bashir and William Dartmouth led calls for the EU to show sensitivity due to tensions with Russia, warning that a rushed deal with the beleaguered state and her neighbours could be regarded as provocative by Putin.

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 Written by: William Dartmouth Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2014, September, International Trade , William Dartmouth

Cameron should not be supporting Tusk for EU Council President

Cameron should not be supporting Tusk for EU Council President

Present at the environs of the European Council today in Brussels, UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge said: “When David Cameron raised the scandal of the UK taxpayers being forced to fork out £55 million per year in child benefit to kids who live in eastern Europe, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said in January, his comments were ‘unwarranted and unacceptable’.

Monday, 01 September 2014 Written by: Bill Etheridge Posted in: Press releases, Bill Etheridge , Newsroom, 2014, September

The European Parliament is beyond reform

The European Parliament is beyond reform

At the speed of a charging train, the votes follow one another thick and fast. “Amendment 5/1 - votes in favour, votes against, abstentions, carried. Amendment 5/2 - votes in favour, votes against, abstentions, rejected.” Each vote takes around six seconds. I’ve not yet seen a voting session with more than a hundred votes, but seasoned colleagues tell me that they once had to vote 900 times in three days. The average is somewhere around 500.

Saturday, 30 August 2014 Written by: Jonathan Arnott Posted in: Press releases, Budgets , Budgetary Control, Newsroom, 2014, August, Jonathan Arnott

What a load of hot air! Now Brussels wants a ban on hairdryers

What a load of hot air! Now Brussels wants a ban on hairdryers

More EU hot air over less hot air has been condemned by UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall. "The lunatics running the asylum are now contemplating banning high wattage household devices such as hair dryers, kettles and smartphones," the Party's deputy leader said. "Not content with the ridiculous prohibition on vacuum cleaners over 1,600 watts from Monday the Brussels bureaucrats have their eyes set on about 30 other electrical items.

Friday, 29 August 2014 Written by: Paul Nuttall Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2014, August, Paul Nuttall