2nd May 2016
The decision of UKIP to back Grassroots Out was on the basis that they saw the importance of the immigration issue in this referendum, and that we wanted to reach out across the country at a grassroots level and work with everyone from the left, centre and right of British politics to get our country out of the EU. I believe this approach is the only way the Leave side can win this referendum.
It is clear that Vote Leave now share my view on this approach, for instance the issue of EU open borders is now a prominent part of their campaign messaging.
Regardless of designation, UKIP will play a huge role in this campaign as the only national party committed to leaving the EU and with a substantial £4 million spending limit.
I have always wanted all on the Leave side to come together and have done my best to try and make this happen. I’ll continue to do so in the run up to the referendum to ensure the Leave side wins.
We in UKIP, as I’ve said from the start, will work with anyone that wants to leave the EU. We must work together to get our country out of the European Union.
13th April 2016
The EU and the Single Market are not the same thing. Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are members of the Single Market but not the EU. The EU has 28 members, the Single Market has 31. <b> We do not need to be in either the EU or the Single Market in order to trade with member states. </b>Many countries trade with the EU without finding it necessary to join the EU or the Single Market – for example China, India, Japan, the USA, etc. World Trade Organisation rules prevent the erecting of arbitrary or unilateral trade barriers. Outside the EU, Britain could negotiate a trade deal with the EU from a position of strength.
29th February 2016
It is the most important political choice for Britain in a generation, one that will affect our children and grandchildren.
David Cameron wants to return from the EU Council in February declaring victory for his renegotiation. The renegotiation will leave the EU and European Court in charge of all things it is in charge of now, from immigration to trade.
We must explain that it is safer to take back control and spend our money on our priorities than it is to keep giving away power and money every year. Whatever deal Cameron secures could be struck down by unelected EU judges after the referendum. We cannot trust in it.
We have to explain to people that even if Cameron gets agreement on all his demands, we will still be sending millions every week to Brussels instead of spending it on our priorities.
7th February 2016
David Cameron could go down in history as one of the greatest Prime Ministers of our time if, instead of taking us into a morass of renegotiation nonsense, he stood up and was counted as the man he is supposed to be, a conservative head of government who should be looking forward to trading in the wide world as opposed to backward glancing at a tried and tired European Community.
Instead of leading us nowhere Mr. Cameron could lead his people out of Europe and into the promised land of the rest of the world. He would be hailed as a saviour and go down in history as the man who did, rather than the man who couldn’t.
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