EU expecting 'huge gift from Santa'

EU expecting 'huge gift from Santa'

The EU is expecting a ‘huge gift from Santa’, according to UKIP’s EU Budget Spokesman, Jonathan Arnott, as EU leaders gather in Brussels to discuss a €315 billion investment fund proposed by EU President, Jean – Claude Juncker. The fund, unveiled towards the end last month, is planned to result in €315bn investment in the EU economy in the forthcoming years, using a guarantee of €16 billion from the EU budget and €5 billion from the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Friday, 19 December 2014 Written by: Jonathan Arnott Posted in: Press releases, Budgets , 2014, Newsroom, December, Jonathan Arnott

Torture: MEPs call for investigation into EU countries' role in CIA practices

A report by the US Senate accuses the CIA of having used torture to extract confessions

Torture: MEPs call for investigation into EU countries' role in CIA practices

Waterboarding, chaining people to walls, rectal feeding: the recently published US Senate’s report on CIA interrogation methods makes serious allegations about the agency using torture to extract information from detainees. In a plenary debate about the report on 17 December, MEPs said that trampling fundamental values in the fight against terrorism is unacceptable and that the possible complicity of EU member states in this should be investigated.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 Written by: Laura Ferrara Posted in: Latest news, 2014, Newsroom, December, Human Rights, Laura Ferrara

EU’s airport strategy is ‘outrageous’ waste of our money

EU’s airport strategy is ‘outrageous’ waste of our money

The European Union’s airport strategy has been branded an outrageous waste of taxpayers’ money by UKIP’s Transport spokesman Jill Seymour. Millions of euros of have been wasted on too many airports, and on airports that are too close together and do not attract enough passengers, according to the European Court of Auditors. A staggering 38 million euros worth of infrastructure is not being used at all, according to the damning ‘EU funded airport infrastructures: poor value for money’ report.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 Written by: Jill Seymour Posted in: Press releases, 2014, Newsroom, December, Jill Seymour, Transport and Tourism

Mr Juncker, you are competent, dangerous and doomed to fail

Mr Juncker, you are competent, dangerous and doomed to fail

Mr Juncker you're here with your Commission presenting your new work plan, but I can see you've been busy with the PR consultants. You've been busy trying to spend a pretty penny or two, you've been trying to rebrand the European Commission and you've come up with a slogan- A new start for Europe, I mean you couldn't invent it could you? We do it every five years. We should get our money back, I even noticed on the Berlaymont building last week a great big banner with your face on it and the rest of the Commission team. 'A new start for Europe under team Juncker'. Well I don't know about new. This commission has got five former Prime Ministers in it, its got 4 former Prime Ministers in it, its got 19 former government ministers in it, its got 7 former Commissioners in it. I don't know about some bright new fresh start for Europe, it looks a bit more like the knackers yard for failed domestic politicians.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 Written by: Nigel Farage Posted in: Latest news, 2014, Newsroom, December, Nigel Farage