EU roaming charge proposals mean domestic users will subsidise frequent travellers

EU roaming charge proposals mean domestic users will subsidise frequent travellers

The European Parliament today voted through proposals on EU phone roaming charges. Speaking on the proposals in the Parliament, UKIP Industry spokesman Roger Helmer MEP said, "It will benefit well-heeled executives and business executives and it will result in higher costs for domestic users. The operators will have lost a major revenue stream, they will seek to recover it and the only place to recover it is from domestic prices."

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 Written by: Roger Helmer Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2015, October, Industry, Research and Energy

UKIP slams EU's active participation in VW emissions scandal cover-up

UKIP slams EU's active participation in VW emissions scandal cover-up

Not only was the EU's top Environmental official aware of the VW emissions scandal two years before it broke but also the EU was complicit in not cracking down on the practice immediately. Top ranking EU officials were made aware of the obvious discrepancies between laboratory and on-road emissions tests yet deliberately failed to act leading to millions of consumers being grossly misled and industry ethics being deeply questioned.

Monday, 26 October 2015 Written by: Roger Helmer Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2015, October

Stop forced marriage, not unequal boardrooms

Stop forced marriage, not unequal boardrooms

The EU should stop wasting time trying to define what a woman is and do more to tackle more serious gender issues like female genital mutilation – says UKIP Health Spokesman Louise Bours MEP. In a speech at the European Parliament, the MEP accused the commission of trying to force their view of what a woman is on the wider public and organisations within member states, by introducing boardroom gender quotas and sanctioning companies that don’t comply with their required gender balance.

Thursday, 08 October 2015 Written by: Louise Bours Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2015, October, Women's Rights and Gender Equality, Louise Bours

Farage provokes Hollande to admit Brexit is logical

Farage provokes Hollande to admit Brexit is logical

UKIP leader Nigel Farage provoked French President Hollande to admit in a debate in the European Parliament, Strasbourg today that Brexit was a logical choice. Speaking in the presence of Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, the UKIP leader said that we are living in a German dominated Europe which is causing resentment and division. After badly mishandling the migrant crisis, Europe was not an area of peace but of disharmony.

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 Written by: Nigel Farage Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2015, October, Nigel Farage