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News review – Friday 10 November 2017

November 10, 2017 // 4 Comments

Brexit Express MEMBERSHIP of the EU is costing Britain almost £1billion a week, a new study has revealed. It puts the true cost of Brussels rule at £980million – almost treble the disputed figure of £350million quoted by Boris Johnson in the referendum campaign and displayed on the side of the [...]

News review – Tuesday 24 October 2017

October 24, 2017 // 4 Comments

Brexit Express THERESA May today rejected demands from business leaders for an early Brexit “transition deal” that could keep Britain firmly tied to the EU for years to come. In a statement at Westminster, the Prime Minister insisted she will not sign any interim arrangement until a [...]

UKIP: A Fit of the Miseries

May 13, 2017 // 41 Comments

Cast your mind back to the 24th June last year. More than half the British nation was in a state divided into an element of disbelief, backed by a following element of euphoria: we were a happy nation, we were a very relieved set of bunnies to have the prospect of the removal, collectively, of a 40 [...]

The Big EU-UK Question

April 8, 2017 // 9 Comments

The Government is exuding a great deal of confidence about the future outcome of negotiations to leave the European Union (EU). It would be nice to think we can trust the claims, but are they realistic? Or should we be adopting a different, less ambitious, less complex, novel and consequently less [...]

The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

March 31, 2017 // 12 Comments

The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties gives the UK the right to leave the  EU immediately. If the UK is trapped for two years within the EU (or even longer if all parties agree to extend the negotiating period) a great deal of damage can be inflicted upon the UK by hostile EU member states [...]

Sunday papers – 26 March 2017

March 26, 2017 // 5 Comments

Brexit The Times reports on plans to continue paying child benefit to EU migrants. Ministers face an explosive row over migrant benefits amid claims that they are poised to violate another manifesto pledge as Theresa May fires the starting gun on Brexit this week. EU migrants who have come to [...]

News review – Wednesday 1 March 2017

March 1, 2017 // 5 Comments

EU Express THE European Union has not quite fully intruded into the lives of its citizens just yet as Jean-Claude Juncker has admitted he opposed the introduction of regulations over flushing the toilet. The 62-year-old Brussels bigwig told students at Belgium’s Catholic University of [...]

On Theresa May’s Speech of January 17th 2017 – Part II

January 28, 2017 // 6 Comments

[Ed: Part I of this analysis was published in UKIP Daily here.] Devolved powers Theresa May made this commitment: “I look forward to working with the administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to deliver a Brexit that works for the whole of the United Kingdom. Part of that will mean [...]

On Trade

January 17, 2017 // 18 Comments

Everyone knows trade makes everyone richer.   We need some clarity however on the trade options we should be pursuing in the present situation, and on an even more fundamental question:   how much of our trade has to be overseas if we are to maximise its benefits, considering we also have an [...]

Negotiating Brexit

January 12, 2017 // 12 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 [...]
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