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Forty One Years in the Making

March 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Not many people who were six years of age would have memories of the fateful day in 1973 when Britain became a member of the European Community, or Common Market as it was known then.  Those six year olds would not have listened to the arguments for and against joining or the implications of the [...]

What is Cameron’s strategy? The whole renegotiation is a PR smokescreen

December 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

This appears to be the strategy for Merkel’s lapdog to keep the UK in the EU Only ask for trivia. The PM is not asking for the ‘fundamental change’ he promised before the election. His renegotiation will not address the EU’s deep problems. Create lots of fake rows so the trivia appears [...]

The Javelin Park Incinerator.

February 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

UKIP’s three Gloucestershire County Councillors, have today voted against the Labour motion to cancel the existing contract for the Javelin Park Incinerator. UKIP’s three Gloucestershire County Councillors, Cllr. Colin Guyton, Cllr. Richard Leppington, and Cllr. Alan Preest, who all [...]

A Whiff of the EU

June 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

UKIP is not against Europe just the European Union. We have seen how excessive regulation from the EU drive many small firms to the point of distraction. Here is yet another example and we  have every sympathy with our fellow Europeans in France over this utter stupidity. This is taken from Euro [...]

All it needs to leave the EU is Confidence

May 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

In years past a leading toothpaste manufacturer used to advertise its product with the slogan: ‘A ring of confidence’.  Although the EU has its ring of gold stars on a blue background, it has undermined the confidence of the UK to govern itself, which is the message put out by Lord Lawson when [...]

The cost of our EU membership

May 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

The costs of EU membership are of two types, the ‘direct cost’ (i.e., what our country, nearly entirely our government, pays directly to the EU institutions to comply with the treaties) and the ‘indirect costs’ (i.e., the costs of lost output because of the burden of [...]

British Justice is so different from that of the EU

April 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Strong, bold headlines will be important in the six weeks now left in the run-up to the European elections on 22nd May. Immigration from low-wage East European countries and the heavy costs of UK membership of the EU have been key themes of the UKIP campaign. But it would be nice to think that [...]

What has happened to Britain’s newspapers?

January 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tim Congdon discusses the implications to the Tories if, as expected, UKIP do well in the European Elections. Ukip Carbodies Taxi (Photo credit: kenjonbro) What has happened to Britain’s newspapers? (Let us put the BBC to one side, as – far too often nowadays – it has stopped doing its job [...]

Europe Doesn’t Work

January 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tim Congdon explodes the Myth of the Three Million Jobs-at-risk lie and related misconceptions Supporters of greater EU integration, such as the  deputy prime  minister, Nicholas Clegg, have  claimed repeatedly – on the  basis  of a 1999 report from the  National Institute of Economic and [...]
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