Court of Auditors describe EU spending as ‘irregular and possibly illegal’

Court of Auditors describe EU spending as ‘irregular and possibly illegal’

More than €133.6 billion of European Union budget payments last year were “affected by material error”, with official auditors expected to brand them as irregular and possibly illegal. “Payments for 2014 are materially affected by error. We therefore give an adverse opinion on their legality and regularity,” the report concluded. Responding to this UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott, a member of the EU Budget Control committee said: “This year's Court of Auditors' report is scathing about how the EU mis-spends its money, just as Cameron tells us back home he's renegotiating with the European Union.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 Written by: Jonathan Arnott Posted in: Press releases, Budgetary Control, Newsroom, 2015, November, Jonathan Arnott

William Dartmouth MEP demands action to prevent Chinese steel dumping

William Dartmouth MEP demands action to prevent Chinese steel dumping

William Dartmouth MEP and UKIP Trade spokesman has written to EU Trade Commissioner Malmström demanding that action must be taken to prevent further Chinese steel imports being sold at a lower price of production in the UK, which has already led to the loss of thousands of British jobs. Following this it has emerged that the UK government has requested an emergency EU meeting to discuss this crisis.

Friday, 30 October 2015 Written by: William Dartmouth Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2015, October, International Trade , William Dartmouth

UKIP MEPs bash Bunker-Busting Budget increases for the EU

UKIP MEPs bash Bunker-Busting Budget increases for the EU

The British government was badly defeated after boasting about cutting the budget as agreed in Council in 2015, but today (28th October) the European Parliament voted to reject the cuts and instead increase the EU budget 2016 by 4 billion euro. UKIP MEP and Budget Control committee member, Jonathan Arnott said in response: "Europhile MEPs have gone for a bunker-busting budget, increasing spending commitments by 4 billion euro. This is a major defeat for Cameron who boasted of getting an agreement to cut the budget at the European Council in 2015. This has been shown to be a sham.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 Written by: Jonathan Arnott Posted in: Press releases, Budgetary Control, Newsroom, 2015, October, Jonathan Arnott

The Modern-Day Implementation of the Brezhnev Doctrine

The Modern-Day Implementation of the Brezhnev Doctrine

Speaking in the European Parliament today, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said that an increasingly authoritarian EU is crushing democratic rights and the UK's referendum on EU membership is a golden opportunity for those who wish to resuscitate democracy. "What we are seeing is an increasingly authoritarian European Union that crushes democratic rights and then actually crows about it" said Nigel Farage. After Italy and Greece had their prime ministers deposed, we now have the dismissal of democracy in Portugal, where the President of Portugal, Mr Silva, is refusing elected Left-wing Eurosceptics office on the grounds that they represent anti-European forces. What we are witnessing, says Nigel Farage, is "the modern day implementation of the Brezhnev doctrine. This is exactly what happened to states living inside the USSR".

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 Written by: Nigel Farage Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2015, October, Nigel Farage