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PETITION: Say NO to any EU deal that threatens the sovereignty & integrity of the UK

By offering up Northern Ireland as part of a ‘special deal’ with the EU, the Prime Minister would effectively be handing Northern Ireland over to Brussels.
There should be no hurdles, special status or ‘economic arrangements’ being introduced that would separate Northern Ireland (or any other part of this nation) from the rest of the UK.
When we leave the EU (which includes single market, customs union and European courts,) we must do so in the same manner in which we entered the European Common Market in 1973: As one United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Send a clear message to the Government. Sign OUR petition today and SAY NO to any deal that would threaten the integrity and sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
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By offering up Northern Ireland as part of a ‘special deal’ with the EU, the Prime Minister would effectively be handing Northern Ireland over to Brussels. 

There should be no hurdles, special status or  ‘economic arrangements’ being introduced that would separate Northern Ireland (or any other part of this nation) from the rest of the UK.

When we leave the EU (which includes single market, customs union and European courts,) we must do so in the same manner in which we entered the European Common Market in 1973: As one United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Send a clear message to the Government. Sign OUR petition today and SAY NO to any deal that would threaten the integrity and sovereignty of the United Kingdom.


*By signing, you agree to be contacted by UKIP with campaign updates / newsletter.

COBURN: The Tories Cannot Be Trusted On Brexit

UKIP Northern Ireland
UKIP Northern Ireland

On Saturday afternoon, UKIP Northern Ireland held its AGM and Conference in Belfast. The theme of the event was UKIP for the Union.The keynote speaker was David Coburn, MEP for Scotland.

David Coburn MEP said: “It is more obvious now than it has ever been that the Conservatives can no longer be trusted when it comes to the Union. UKIP is now the only party committed to a complete withdrawal from the EU and single market as soon as possible. UKIP is also the one true party of the union with branches, elected representatives and activists in all corners of it.

“What happened last week was a disgrace. There should never have been any talk of hurdles being introduced that would separate Northern Ireland in any way from the rest of the UK. We joined the common market together as one United Kingdom, and we voted to leave the EU together as one United Kingdom.

“Mr. Varadkar and the Government of the Irish Republic should not have attempted to exploit our exit from the European Union for their own ends or to achieve the fantasy of a United Ireland. By joining the European Union in publicly interfering in internal UK matters; they acted contrary to U.N. Resolution 25/26-25 which states that “no state may encourage the use of economic, political or any other measures to coerce another state – in order to attain from it, the subordination of the exercise of its sovereign rights – and to secure from it advantages of any kind.”

“Last weeks events damaged British / Irish relations. Nevertheless, I believe that a workable, sensible free trade relationship should be able to continue with good will and common sense on all sides.”

 Mr. Coburn continued: “There is nothing in the treaties about us paying £40 Million to leave the EU. In fact, we should not be paying one penny to leave the EU. The Government and its allies should be telling the EU that, not bowing to every demand.

“We, the British people could not have gotten a worse deal than what the Government has managed to bring back to us: 17.4 Million people, including 350,000 here voted to leave to take back control of laws, land and fishing waters. The so-called ‘negotiation process’ they’ve witnessed to date has been a complete and utter farce.”

“I now see as a direct result of that; a re-alignment of politics in the right in the UK. The Conservatives are no longer fit for purpose. They are no longer the party of the Union. They aren’t the party of decent, hard working people. They’re the party of big business and corporate interests.

“There is an opportunity for a libertarian, free market, pro union party of the people to stand up and fill that vacuum. This is UKIP’s opportunity. We’ve had some bad times as a party, but as I stand here in Belfast, I can see it with those in attendance today; this is a party that has a lot to offer here; offering a non-sectarian, UK wide alternative. The old parties locally and nationally are wedded to the system and they are part of the problem.

“This is a new era for UKIP under a new leader. There is a fresh opportunity for our party- (specifically with the proportional voting systems in our respective parts of the UK) and we will work together; Scotland and Northern Ireland and right across the nation – for the people. It’s clear that we are the true party of the United Kingdom and it is clear that locally and nationally; rather than being done; our journey has just begun.”

 

 

UKIP for the Union Campaign #UKIPForTheUnion

UKIP Northern IrelandMotion:  UKIP FOR THE UNION CAMPAIGN

Proposed by Jonny Lavery (Belfast)

Seconded by Keith Lonsdale (Belfast)

We note the actions of the British Prime Minister and her party in the last week, the reactions to it and how this episode has proven that now more than ever,  we need to stand together to counter the rhetoric of those who would seek to divide the United Kingdom.


To that end, we propose that as a party; we do all that we can here in Northern Ireland and across the UK to protect and enhance the Union and uphold its principles and values.  


By working side by side with our friends and colleagues in Scotland, England and Wales; we will campaign as the party for the union. The #UKIPForTheUnion campaign should begin now.


Motion passed unanimously.

UKIP Northern Ireland AGM 2017

On Saturday afternoon, UKIP Northern Ireland held its AGM and Conference in Belfast. The theme of the event was UKIP for the Union.

 

The keynote speaker was David Coburn, MEP for Scotland.

 

Addressing members and supporters, David Coburn MEP said:

 

 

“It is more obvious now than it has ever been that the Conservatives can no longer be trusted when it comes to the Union. UKIP is now the only party committed to a complete withdrawal from the EU and single market as soon as possible. UKIP is also the one true party of the union with branches, elected representatives and activists in all corners of it. 

 

“What happened last week was a disgrace. There should never have been any talk of hurdles being introduced that would separate Northern Ireland in any way from the rest of the UK. We joined the common market together as one United Kingdom, and we voted to leave the EU together as one United Kingdom. 

 

“Mr. Varadkar and the Government of the Irish Republic should not have attempted to exploit our exit from the European Union for their own ends or to achieve the fantasy of a United Ireland. By joining the European Union in publicly interfering in internal UK matters; they acted contrary to U.N. Resolution 25/26-25 which states that “no state may encourage the use of economic, political or any other measures to coerce another state – in order to attain from it, the subordination of the exercise of its sovereign rights – and to secure from it advantages of any kind.”

 

“Last weeks events damaged British / Irish relations. Nevertheless, I believe that a workable, sensible free trade relationship should be able to continue with good will and common sense on all sides.”

 

Mr. Coburn continued:

 

“There is nothing in the treaties about us paying £40 Million to leave the EU. In fact, we should not be paying one penny to leave the EU. The Government and its allies should be telling the EU that, not bowing to every demand.

 

“We, the British people could not have gotten a worse deal than what the Government has managed to bring back to us: 17.4 Million people, including 350,000 here voted to leave to take back control of laws, land and fishing waters. The so-called ‘negotiation process’ they’ve witnessed to date has been a complete and utter farce.”

 

“I now see as a direct result of that; a re-alignment of politics in the right in the UK. The Conservatives are no longer fit for purpose. They are no longer the party of the Union. They aren’t the party of decent, hard working people. They’re the party of big business and corporate interests. 

 

“There is an opportunity for a libertarian, free market, pro union party of the people to stand up and fill that vacuum. This is UKIP’s opportunity. We’ve had some bad times as a party, but as I stand here in Belfast, I can see it with those in attendance today; this is a party that has a lot to offer here; offering a non-sectarian, UK wide alternative. The old parties locally and nationally are wedded to the system and they are part of the problem. 

 

“This is a new era for UKIP under a new leader. There is a fresh opportunity for our party-  (specifically with the proportional voting systems in our respective parts of the UK) and we will work together; Scotland and Northern Ireland and right across the nation – for the people. It’s  clear that we are the true party of the United Kingdom and it is clear that locally and nationally; rather than being done; our journey has just begun.”

 

 

Notes:

 

The new Northern Ireland Regional committee was duly constituted and elected, representing each local branch. Its officers will be ratified at its inaugural  meeting.

 

The UKIP NI Regional Controller is Paul D. Girvan and the NI Press & Communications Manager is John Montgomery. 

 

*Henry Bolton, the leader of UKIP will be here in Belfast early in the new year. 

 

This deal is an abject surrender by our Prime Minister

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This deal with the EU is a total sell-out. It reveals that not only do we remain inside the EU Single Market and Customs Union until 2021, we will pay for that privilege and have absolutely no say over, but will have to comply with any EU regulations introduced during that period. Once we finally leave, we will in fact remain ‘aligned to’ the regulations of the very body we voted to quit. In addition, UK courts are secondary – as we will stay under the jurisdiction of EU courts for almost a decade. Worse still, we are restricted from being able to make any meaningful trade deals with countries outside the EU for a number of years.

This is just marvellous negotiating by our Prime Minister isn’t it?

Sadly, this has confirmed what UKIP has been saying all along regarding the Prime Minister’s ‘negotiations.’ This is not what we voted for. We voted to exit the European Union to take back control of our laws and our land. Instead, we have been presented with what appears to be an abject surrender by Theresa May.  When she said “no deal is better than a bad deal,” she was clearly being disingenuous, because this is a very bad deal. May has conceded on almost every demand laid out by the unelected EU negotiators at the outset: It’s a total capitulation.

Furthermore, this is a bad deal that her partners in Government, the DUP appear to have ultimately signed off on. Our question to the DUP? Do they genuinely recognise this as the UK completely leaving the EU, the single market, the customs union and the jurisdiction of the EU Courts? Are they content with this outcome in its entirety? If the answer to that question is no; why have they not withdrawn their support for Mrs. May’s Government? If the answer to that question is yes, then it is abundantly clear that only UKIP remains committed to truly exiting the European Union in line with the wishes of the British people.

Leave means leave, it does not mean pay the EU billions (that we aren’t legally obligated to pay) to remain in all but name.

The Conservative Party are no longer the party of the Union.

Following that announcement that Theresa May was planning to give the EU a ‘special deal’ in Northern Ireland, David Coburn MEP gave this comment:

“It is a disgrace that the Conservative Government should allow any difference between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK regarding Brexit. The Conservative Party are no longer the party of the Union.

Northern Ireland must leave the European Union under the same terms as the rest of the UK.

Although a soft border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland should be possible with good will on all sides.

The European Union should not use Northern Ireland to force more money out of the UK and the Irish Republic should not use Brexit to achieve their fantasy of a United Ireland.

The EU, in league with the Irish Republic, are acting contrary to UN Resolution 25/2625 which states that “no state may use or encourage the use of economic political or any other type of measures to coerce another State in order to obtain from it the subordination of the exercise of its sovereign rights and to secure from it advantages of any kind.”

 

Prosecute all returning Jihadis

Today’s report, into the devastating 2017 Manchester arena murders, only serve to tell the British public what we knew already. That the culprit, is one of many thousands of Islamist terrorists within our country, who is permitted almost absolute freedom to prepare and conduct acts terrorism, by a weak and incompetent Conservative government.

Richard Bingley, the UKIP Security spokesman said,
“Until June 2017, only 71 trials were prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service Counter Terrorism Division over an entire year. And only 379 arrests were made by police, with 50 per cent of suspects released, during the same period under the Terrorism Act 2000. But we know from leaks within our intelligence services that some 23,000 individuals are of concern, and some 3,000 significantly so. For context, this is a large increase from a decade ago, prior to some 450 jihadis being let back in from fighting in Syria, Iraq and Libya.

“UKIP believes that the Terrorism Act is not fit for purpose. A new Prevention of Terrorism Act is required in order to make explicit the prioritisation of public safety over individuals actively supporting or conducting mass casualty attacks. Furthermore, the irresponsible cuts to our police, border controls, CPS, paramedics and armed forces require total reversal. Other countries such as the USA and France are resourcing up.

“Terror tourists returning from jihadi operations, should be investigated and prosecuted without exception. Finally, minimum sentences for Terrorist offences should be significantly increased. There should be a baseline minimum exceeding at least 25 years in order to guarantee public safety, rehabilitation and a notion of deterrence.”

Mrs May must get a grip or go

Decisions over a possible deal over the Northern Irish border today have stirred up a hornet’s nest of confusion, but there is an easier way say UKIP.

Gerard Batten MEP, the UKIP Brexit spokesman said,
“The feverish speculation about the EU negotiations and the Northern Irish border with the South has reached absurdity. The idea that the PM could negotiate a deal on the North Irish border without talking to the DUP is beyond credibility. However we do not yet know exactly what Mrs May has agreed or not agreed but it seems to hing on the words regarding ‘no regulatory divergence” as opposed to maintaining “regulatory alignment. In fact the UK in general has ‘regulatory alignment’ with the EU since having been members for 44 years our regulations are identical, or equivalent, to theirs. And now it appears to be so much sound and fury signifying nothing.

“Northern Ireland and its border with the RoI has always been a special case, and there is no reason why special arrangements for the movement of people, goods and services cannot continue post-Brexit.

“What today’s speculation shows is that Mrs May does not have a grip of the situation and is allowing the EU to set the pace in its efforts to undermine and reverse Brexit.

“Things have reached absurd heights when Sadiq Khan, Carwyn Jones and Nicola Sturgeon use the EU’s intransigence to demand UDI in reverse and to remain part of the EU.

“Mrs May should get a grip on the proceedings, she should tell the EU how things are going to work, not keep pleading with them and arguing about the amount of their ransom demand.

“That is unlikely to happen while she is in office. She needs to go now, or Brexit will surely be betrayed.”