Further EU integration would exacerbate Europe’s ‘democratic deficit’ and ‘centralist political structure’
Unlike most other groups in the European parliament, the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group allows national delegations to vote as they freely choose according to their own ideology, political preference and national interest. For the EFDD is a group and not a political party. It is a strategic and pragmatic choice. It is not programmatic. Each party within the group is free to choose their own voting pattern, ideological direction etc.
Of course the EFDD is cemented together by strong adherence to core political principles. Our group favours an open, transparent, democratic and accountable cooperation among sovereign European states and rejects the bureaucratisation of Europe and the creation of a single centralised European super state.
The EFDD opposes further European integration (including treaties and policies) that would exacerbate the present democratic deficit and the centralist political structure of the EU. We believe that the peoples and nations of Europe have the right to protect their borders and strengthen their own historical, traditional, religious and cultural values.
Speaking from a UKIP perspective, I will confirm we will do everything in our power to protect the interests of British industry, fisheries and the financial services industry. As a major sector of the British economy, the financial services sector is being constrained and hurt by EU regulators. We will do everything possible to reverse this situation. In regards foreign policy, UKIP are completely opposed to the jingoistic and imperialist manoeuvres in Ukraine. The EU has been needlessly provocative in supporting the Ukrainians to topple their legitimately elected president. It is this bellicose action which has engendered conflict with Russian peoples in the east of Ukraine.....