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We waz lied to!

April 16, 2017 // 12 Comments

Sovereignty and the European Communities is an explosive document that was written in 1972 during the final stages of the negotiations for Britain’s entry into what was then termed the ‘Common Market’, but it was never published.  It has been kept secret from the British public until it came [...]

Some EU-critical Irish are starting to put their heads above the parapets

April 12, 2017 // 3 Comments

Ireland joined the EU, along with the UK and Denmark, in 1973. With its important agricultural sector very dependent on exporting to the UK, the Irish really had very little choice. Many Irish men and women developed an enthusiasm for the European project which has been conspicuously absent from [...]

60 more years of the EU would be a tragedy for Europe

April 5, 2017 // 7 Comments

Last month, 27 EU leaders gathered in Italy to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome – the event which gave birth to what has become the EU. When last weekend’s festivities are compared with the 50th anniversary celebrations 10 years ago, however, it is apparent [...]

Great “Repeal” Bill – The Betrayal of Brexit

March 21, 2017 // 14 Comments

The Prime Minister’s statement concerning UK withdrawal is of dire concern to the Fishing industry.  The Great “Repeal” Bill, although repealing the 1972 European Communities Act, proposes the adoption of the entire Acquis Communautaire (the body of EU law) onto the UK statute [...]

Negotiating Brexit

January 12, 2017 // 9 Comments

[Ed: the following text has been excerpted from a speech given last year by Howard Gleave, Richmond/Twickenham/Teddington UKIP branch, and is published with his permission.] The government has said it will not give a running commentary on its Brexit strategy, but we are now six months on from the [...]

How a century of disastrous involvement in Europe weakened Britain

January 4, 2017 // 25 Comments

They called it ‘Splendid Isolation’. Britain’s policy in the latter half of the nineteenth century was to avoid alliances and entanglements with other nations, continental European powers in particular. This coincided with the era of British industrial, economic, financial and military world [...]

Austria and Italy – interpreting the results

December 5, 2016 // 4 Comments

Austrians may have voted against Mr Hofer in the Austrian Presidential Election, but his defeat is merely a small setback for the nationalist Freedom Party (FPÖ). Before October 2017, Austrians will head to the polls to vote in the parliamentary elections, which will be a victory for the FPÖ, and [...]

Who Rules Us

October 17, 2016 // 15 Comments

A Civil War was fought in Britain over several years, commencing in 1642, between the King who believed in the divine right to rule while ignoring the problems of the ordinary folk, against Parliament driven by those who wished to redress the issues of the nation, to reassert the powers of [...]
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