EU Referendum

Here are some links to articles related to the forthcoming referendum and some of the serious problems that the European Union inflicts upon the UK. Also included are some UKIP news items that dissect and expose many weak or misguided party, government and EU positions and policies.

The big issue being reported in the press is the total chaos that can simply be called The EU Immigration Crisis.

Falsehoods put across by the pro-EU lobbyists regarding the UK’s ability to trade as an independent nation are pulled apart in The Truth about Trade page.

Some of the huge costs that the UK has to bear to be a member of the EU are described in the articles in The Cost Burden of the UK.

Also, many articles in The ‘Negotiation’ describe the futility of David Cameron’s never-ending plan to renegotiate the UK’s position within the EU and to reform the EU itself in order to keep the UK as a subservient part of a federal Europe.

Below are some general EU referendum articles.

Wikipedia – Proposed referendum on United Kingdom membership of the European Union

22/05/15 BBC NewsUK and the EU: Better off out or in?

31/05/15 BBC News – Eurosceptic ministers will resign, Redwood warns Cameron

08/06/15 UKIP News – Blocking dissent and buying the vote

11/08/15 The TelegraphEU ‘spends £500m a year promoting itself’

12/08/15 UKIP News – Only 14% want further integration, public now understand EU politics

28/09/15 Express – Huge ‘Brexit’ boost as now MORE voters back leaving EU than don’t

29/08/15 The TelegraphTory rebels to stop pro-EU spending

09/10/15 The Telegraph – Nigel Farage: ‘Do I look ill? Do I? I’m ready to lead’

09/10/15 The Independant – Labour MP Kate Hoey: Why leaving the EU is a left-wing move

22/10/15 The Telegraph – Europe’s glory days at an end, warns Juncker

24/10/15 The Telegraph – EU bias row as Brussels pays BBC charity £9m

18/12/15 The Telegraph – BBC has received £2m in EU funding in run up to referendum, fueling accusations of bias

19/12/15 The Telegraph – EU referendum: Set us free to campaign against Brussels, ministers tell David Cameron

20/12/15 BBC News – I’ll vote to leave the EU, says former minister Liam Fox

28/01/16 The Telegraph – First council in England votes to leave the EU

03/06/16 The Telegraph – EU debate: Angry Sky News audience rounds on ‘waffling’ David Cameron as he is accused of ‘scaremongering’ over Brexit fears

03/06/16 The Daily Mail – Foreign voters HAVE been wrongly sent polling cards for the referendum but will be stopped from taking part, election watchdog admits as IDS demands Cameron probe the ‘deeply disturbing’ claims

The Truth About Trade

2014 UKIP Report – Out of the EU into the World

16/06/15 UKIP Report – The Truth About Trade Beyond the EU

16/06/15 The Telegraph – Nigel Farage: It is ‘bonkers’ to stay in the European Union

08/07/15 UKIP News – UKIP blasts European Parliament for passing TTIP resolution in crucial vote

03/09/15 UKIP News – Nissan announcement shatters Labour EU campaign

11/10/15 Daily Mail – ‘No to TTIP!’ 150,000 protesters fill streets of Berlin to demonstrate against controversial Europe-US trade deal that would give corporations the right to sue governments in secret courts

12/10/15 The Independent – I didn’t think TTIP could get any scarier, but then I spoke to the EU official in charge of it

22/10/15 The Telegraph – Five ways Mark Carney’s EU speech was, actually, rather Eurosceptic

07/01/16 Daily Mail – Britain’s banks would still thrive if the UK votes to leave the EU, says city boss

21/01/16 Express – The UK has missed out on ‘TRILLIONS’ of pounds in trade due to EU membership

24/04/16 The Telegraph – Trade deals are red herrings in the EU debate

27/04/16 The Telegraph – Beware the OECD and its faulty assumptions on Brexit

Foreign Aid

UKIP’s foreign aid policy is very simple, we will ensure that our aid is concentrated on life-saving programmes. Inoculation, Clean Water and Emergency Disaster Relief.

The UK gives £11.4 billion a year in foreign aid. That’s a staggering £32 million each and every day.

In short, foreign aid doesn’t work for eight reasons

1. It costs a fortune
2. We can’t afford it
3. Corruption eats up a large part of it
4. It is often spent on senseless projects
5. It fills the pockets of despots and human rights abusers
6. It goes to terrorists and warmongers
7. It goes to countries which don’t need it
8. Foreign aid has become a fat cat industry

Nathan Gill said, “Much of the foreign aid budget is mistakenly issued on this principle. It’s time for change. Free and Fair Trade, not Aid.”

04/02/12 The Telegraph – India tells Britain: We don’t want your aid

14/04/14 The Telegraph – Britain’s aid spending the highest in Europe

01/06/15 Daily MailHow Britain has spent £185m on police forces… in Bangladesh, Congo and Malawi: Fury over money for staff and stations overseas while officers at home lose jobs

05/06/15 The Telegraph – British aid billions ‘subsidising’ third world defence budgets

25/06/15 The Telegraph – Mates for fish, Hamlet lessons, Facebook help – Foreign Office under pressure to justify aid spending

20/07/15 Daily Mail – Scandal of bizarre aid projects funded by British taxpayers’ money: How you pay for trapeze lessons in Tanzania, Jamaica jollies for EU spin doctors and a study on COCONUT development!

30/09/15 BBC News – UK to build £25m Jamaican prison

21/01/16 Express – Foreign aid spending TREBLES as watchdog warns there could be NO END to Britain’s largesse

23/01/16 Daily Mail – Foreign aid fat cats are the best-paid in Whitehall and pocket nearly twice the salary of average workers

27/03/16 Daily Mail – Britain hasn’t actually got the £12billion we give in foreign aid – we BORROW it. And you won’t believe what we spend it on…

02/04/16 The Independent –  Government exceeds international aid spending target by £172 million

14/04/16 The Telegraph – Foreign aid spending to overtake council funding next year

14/04/16 Daily Mail – New foreign aid outrage: Britain now second only to the US in handouts after paying £1 of every £7 given by rich countries last year

12/05/16 Express – FOREIGN AID FARCE: £3 billion in taxpayers’ money sent to world’s ten most corrupt states

25/05/16 The Telegraph – How Britain’s foreign aid bonanza has created a new Goliath, towering over the Foreign Office