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Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 07/08/2011
Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 15/07/2011
Can it be true they have been too busy squabbling and engorging to even have a vision, a strategy, tactics or even a plan after 18 years!
Is UKIP nothing more than a self interest claque of trash too self obsessed to provide answers when a chance comes along?
Is UKIP Leadership and its parasites just a part of the problem – OUR-ENEMY-WITHIN along with all the other self enriching politicians and the bloated and over paid Snivil Cervice!
Friday July 15 2011 by Alison Little Deputy Political Editor
BRITAIN should consider quitting the EU, scornful Euro MPs said yesterday after the Daily Express exposed Brussels’ latest power grab.
During heated exchanges, British MEPs were heckled at an EU meeting as they referred to our front page report that Brussels could force sports stars to wear the EU flag on their kit.
The German committee chairwoman, Doris Pack, accused Ukip MEP Paul Nuttall of grandstanding when he flourished a copy of yesterday’s Daily Express and described the EU proposal as “baloney”.
She said, to applause from some MEPs, that it was just “better not” to speak about the British press.
She later added: “In the Lisbon Treaty there is a possibility to leave the EU … I only wanted to say it.”
MEPs at the meeting said they understood her comments to mean Britain had the mechanism to leave the EU if it wanted. Mr Nuttall said: “The chairwoman got quite irate and said the good thing about the Lisbon Treaty is that it includes a clause that would let us leave, that would allow we British to leave.”
It’s outrageous. It’s an affront to our national teams Tory MP Tracey Crouch
Yesterday we revealed how the European Parliament is considering, as part of wide ranging report on sport, plans to force European teams to wear the EU flag on their kit in addition to their national flag.
The idea that sports stars, including our football, rugby, cricket and Olympic teams, might have to display the blue and yellow symbol prompted outrage in Britain.
Tory MP Tracey Crouch, who is a qualified FA coach, said: “It’s outrageous. It’s an affront to our national teams.”
Former England football manager Graham Taylor said: “When competing European nations play against each other it seems pointless to have the European flag on both teams’ shirts. It seems a bit daft.”
The proposal featured in a draft motion debated yesterday at the EU Parliament’s culture and education committee suggesting ways to develop a “European dimension” in sport.
It said that “the European flag should be flown at major sports events held on EU territory and suggests that it should be displayed on the clothing of athletes from member states”.
Mr Nuttall, Ukip’s deputy leader, told the meeting there was “a fair bit of sense” in the overall document. But on the EU flag proposal he said he “didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read it”.
Holding up a copy of yesterday’s Daily Express, he declared: “You’ve only got to look at what the English press is writing to see this idea is utter baloney, it’s mad.” Amid jeering from other MEPs, the chairwoman called for order before Mr Nuttall insisted that any flag ruling would be “repugnant to many people in the UK”.
Curtly slapping him down, Ms Pack said: “Thank you very much, you had your broadcasting, your TV, you had everything you wanted – but you’re not right.” She urged Mr Nuttall to read the draft motion to see that the “tiny” flag issue was “a proposal, not an obligation”.
British Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin was also later rebuked by Ms Pack after she said the flag idea was “absolutely outrageous”. Miss McClarkin said Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish teams did not display the British flag let alone the EU flag. She added: “It’s a very sensitive issue. If you go for vanity projects like this, you’re going to turn people off from the EU.”
Ms Pack retorted that the “wonderful” report was “not about the European flag” and that MEPs should not keep going on about it.
Speaking after the meeting, Mr Nuttall said he believed some of the MEPs were “very keen” on the flag idea. He added: “I believe they will push this forward because if the EU becomes more and more unpopular across the Continent, they will try to use sport as a tool of propaganda.”He has tabled an amendment to delete the relevant clause from the draft motion, which had been proposed by a Spanish MEP.
The committee is due to vote on the package in October. If passed, it will go to the European Parliament, and then potentially be presented to the European Commission as a proposal for legislation. EU member governments would also have to approve.
An EU Commission spokeswoman said it was “not against” the flag proposal but conceded that it was “controversial”.
To view the original article CLICK HERE
You will remember this story about National Teams being forced to wear EU Logos was published by me last weekend! The article I published was on 09-Jul-2011 details can be seen if you CLICK HERE
Seeing it eventually making front page of The Express is good news as it will bring it to the attention of many more people than I ever could!!
Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 08/03/2011
Great Story Great Coverage!
The story has proved such an outrage it has so far been picked up
by The Daily Mail CLICK HERE
SCANDAL OF EU MEDICAL PERKS
Monday March 7 2011
by Martyn Brown Political CorrespondentIn yet another scandalous example of the European gravy train, MEPs can also have IVF treatments.They can stay at thermal health spas, have breast reductions and buy slimming products and Viagra pills.All are funded by the public as part of their controversial medical cover. This year’s £3million budget for Euro MPs’ medical expenses also covers alternative therapies like lymphatic drainage, a delicate massage that helps the body eliminate toxins.The taxpayer funds at least two-thirds of the cost of all treatments, and many are 100 per cent covered.Details of the appalling waste on personal vanity indicates the juggernaut of EU excess shows no signs of slowing and comes as Britons brace themselves for a year of soaring food and fuel bills, wage freezes and cuts in council services. And it is certain to add to the momentum behind the Daily Express’s crusade for the UK to withdraw from the European Union.
Personal perks like these should not be state-funded and barmy EU spending has to stop hitting UK taxpayers in the pocket Charlotte Linacre
Critics reacted with fury last night at the waste of public money. Charlotte Linacre, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Spa treatments and expensive medical procedures are out of reach for many British taxpayers, so it’s an insult to hear MEPs get these generous freebies.“Personal perks like these should not be state-funded and barmy EU spending has to stop hitting UK taxpayers in the pocket.”An MEP and staff cost an average of £370,000, made up of salaries, gold-plated pensions and expenses. Stephen Booth, of the think tank Open Europe, said: “MEPs are paid very generously by anyone’s standards so there’s absolutely no justification for all the extra perks.”
Details of the expenses are revealed in a leaked copy of the Practical Guide to the Reimbursement of Medical Expenses.It shows MEPs are reimbursed not only for conventional treatments for conditions like cancer, diabetes and emergencies such as fractures, but also elective treatments. The generosity for “cosmetic” treatments has led to claims it is a perk rather than essential. Other courses on offer to MEPs include extended IVF treatments and drug rehabilitation. Male MEPs and the husbands of female MEPs can also claim for private treatment to resolve problems with impotence. Viagra is available if the condition stems from serious illness.The budget this year for MEPs’ sickness and accident insurance represents a 36 per cent increase on the £2.2million in 2009.
Nikki Sinclaire, independent MEP for the West Midlands, said:
“The system in Europe remains ripe for abuse and that needs to go.”
The guide also reveals MEPs and their families can stay up to 21 days at thermal health spas.
To read this story in The Express CLICK HERE.
Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 08/01/2011
SUCH A PITY THERE IS NO VIABLE UK PARTY OPPOSIONG MEMBERSHIP of The EU!
as promised – here is The EXPRESS 20 page coverage of why Britain MUST Leave The EU – to view all 20 pages on line CLICK HERE
It does not open first time, some of the time – persevere it is worth it!
May I suggest you download the entire .pdf onto your own computer just in case it becomes hard to obtain on line.
Our Thanks for this Patriotic effort on the part of The Express – I just bought 20 copies and gave them to friends!
How about rewarding The Express for making the effort – just print out the pic below.
You can copy it onto your computer and set up a number of them on an A4 sheet to print out and get all your friends to sign:
Thanks – all the more the merrier.
Don’t forget to sign The Petition
& The Pledge
when you visit CLICK HERE