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About Roger Helmer MEP (81 Articles)
Roger Helmer is an East Midlands MEP and UKIP's energy spokesman. His articles appear both here and on his personal blogging site by agreement.

Can we do more than light candles?

May 27, 2017 // 20 Comments

The vigil in Manchester on Tuesday night was undeniably moving. The assurances that we will stand together, we will not let terrorism win, love is stronger than hate, and so on, were resonant. And yet … and yet … that is what we always do. Politicians jostle to repeat the same platitudes. Maybe [...]

Straight Talking from Strasbourg

May 18, 2017 // 5 Comments

Those local election results  Let’s be honest.  On the face of it, we in UKIP don’t have a lot to celebrate after a more-or-less wipe-out on May 4th.  But let me first of all thank all our candidates and activists who fought the good fight even as the tide turned against them.  And let’s [...]

Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!

March 15, 2017 // 4 Comments

As I write, on the morning of Tuesday March 14th, we know that the Brexit Bill has cleared its final hurdles in the Commons and the Lords, and Theresa May is now in a position to invoke Article 50. I’ve been campaigning for British independence for twenty years – eighteen in the European [...]

Misrepresentation from a Labour MEP

January 6, 2017 // 8 Comments

This article is taken from Roger Helmer’s wonderful blog.   I trust readers will forgive me for taking time to describe a relatively trivial incident – but one which is illustrative of the way it’s possible to convey a totally misleading message in a few words.  Not surprisingly, [...]

Talking Turkey

December 18, 2016 // 6 Comments

I have been exchanging tweets with my regular sparring partner Professor Michael Merrifield of Nottingham University, and blow me down, he has scored a point! I have been arguing that if the UK were to remain in the EU’s Customs Union after Brexit (a contradiction in terms in my view), we should [...]

Brexit Bounce!

September 27, 2016 // 3 Comments

This is from Roger Helmer’s blog.   I’m delighted to see headlines recently with phrases like “Brexit Bounce” (love the alliteration) and “Brexit Surge”. During the referendum campaign I frequently predicted that there would be economic turbulence around the vote, and in the [...]

The Single Market

July 29, 2016 // 2 Comments

We are constantly hearing Ministers and business leaders insisting on the importance of “access to the Single Market” (though to be fair to Philip Hammond, he’s also on record as insisting that we must leave the single market – it’s not clear whether he meant “This is policy”, or [...]

Energy makes the case for Brexit

May 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Of course all our effort now is focused on the EU Referendum, and to an extent we must put aside other issues that don’t directly help the cause.  My pet subject is energy, and I have tried not to allow it to distract from the Brexit Campaign. Yet energy is a key argument for Brexit.  Current [...]

“Brexit will cost £4,300 per household”

April 18, 2016 // 8 Comments

The Treasury has fired its big bazooka.  It is publishing a substantial report and economic analysis concluding that Brexit would reduce GDP by 6% by 2030 (on where it would have been), and so cost every British household £4,300 a year.  Bear in mind that the mastermind behind the Treasury’s [...]

Open Letter to Sir John

March 22, 2016 // 2 Comments

This is taken from Roger Helmer‘s blog. The original can be found here. Dear Sir John, I am sure you will remember the memorable night in Huntingdon — in 1978 I think — when I had the privilege of voting for you as the Conservative Candidate for the Huntingdon Constituency.  I believe we [...]
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