Work with industry not against it

Jonathan Bullock MEP, UKIP’s energy spokesman has called for a balanced approach to energy needs.

In hard-hitting speech in Brussels today, (Wednesday), the East Midlands MEP said countries needed a balanced energy approach using methods which are competitive and work with industry not against it.

He said: “Yet again the EU Commission wants further help from member states in meeting energy and climate targets. But what damage is being done trying to meet these artificial targets ?

“The continued imposition by the Commission of never-ending objectives for emissions reductions is forcing the investment of vast amounts of money for activity which will have little or no effect on the climate. Global CO2 emissions will probably keep rising unaffected by these measures.

“These policies are leading to a massive exit of industry and investment from EU countries to jurisdictions with lower environmental standards and could, ultimately, increase emissions of CO2.

“So we are not so much cutting emissions in the EU but exporting them. Indeed, if you include emissions related to goods imported into the EU, emissions in the EU have gone up!”

Mr Bullock said heavy industry including the cement, steel, aluminium and chemical sectors are moving factories and jobs out of the EU leading to a ‘leakage’ of CO2 emissions without environmental benefits, adding that in Britain over dependence on expensive and intermittent renewables hade forced up energy prices.

He said that Professor Dieter Helm from Oxford University carried out a study for the British government and said green taxes will cost the average household almost £150 pounds from next year.”

He said: “We need to stop this right now.”

Hammond will learn: ‘Money can’t by you love’

Reports that the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, in budget week, is considering doubling his previous proposed Brexit bill to £40 billion is an outrage.


William Dartmouth the UKIP Trade Spokesman responded, “The European Union wants our money.They are plucking figures out of the air in the hope we will cover their future budget plans.

“These figures change week to week and range from £100 bill to £60 billion.

“As a qualified chartered accountant I would remind Mrs May that a budget is just a budget-a projection or an aspiration..

“By raising our Brexit bill to satisfy the EU perhaps Mrs May should remember the words of Lennon/McCartney “Money can’t buy you love”.

European leaders have no place stirring up old troubles in Northern Ireland


UKIP MEP for Scotland, David Coburn said:

“It is a disgrace that the European Union is attempting to try to split Northern Ireland from the rest of this United Kingdom. Worse still – that the inexperienced Irish Prime Minister,  Leo Varadkar is allowing himself and the prosperity of the Irish people as sacrificial lambs on the altar of EU ambition.

“There was a common travel area that existed between the UK and the Republic of Ireland years before either country was a member of the EU; so of course we can have a border arrangement between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic based on mutual consent and reasonable behaviour – which the EU currently does not seem inclined to do through reasons of bitterness and arrogance.

“The European Union has no business trying to interfere in the internal arrangements of the United Kingdom in either Northern Ireland nor Scotland. Indeed, the UK has not tried to exacerbate or exploit the EU’s problems regarding Spain and Catalonia for political advantage over Brexit as the EU has done.  The EU should respect our territorial integrity.”

“I recently discussed these matters in a private meeting with President Juncker who told me it would be improper for him and the EU to interfere in the internal affairs of nation states in regard to both Scotland and Catalonia. This should therefore also apply to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.”

“Perhaps Monsieurs Barnier and Verhofstadt have failed or simply do not care to understand this concept.  They seem particularly bitter Euro enthusiasts with an axe to grind and the last people to be conducting civilised negotiations.”


David Coburn meeting Jean-Claude Juncker

UK Citizens Become 2nd Class Citizens In Their Own Country

A European Union court has ruled that EU citizens who become British have more rights than other Brits to bring in spouses from outside the bloc to live in the UK.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected the claim that all British citizens should be subject equally to the Home Office’s stricter immigration regulations on gaining residency, which means Europeans who gain British citizenship do not need to meet an earnings threshold of £18,600 a year, for example, to bring in a partner from outside the EU, unlike those born in the UK.

UKIP’s Immigration Spokesman John Bickley said, “When the EU (ECJ) rule that an illegal immigrant has more rights than a British citizen you know that the ‘lunatics have taken over the asylum’. This is just the latest example of illegal immigrants gaming the immigration system with the help of lawyers lining their pockets with taxpayers’ money.

Illegal immigrants are costing the British taxpayer a fortune whilst the provision of public services and housing for the poorest in our society is a disgrace. The sooner the UK is out of the corrupt and self serving EU the better. When we make our own laws again the voters can throw out any government that is stupid enough to allow this sort of scam to prevail.”

Project Fear Forecast Bites The Dust

The number of EU nationals working in the UK has reached a new record level, official figures from the ONS reveal. There were an estimated 2.38 million employees from EU member states, excluding the UK from July to September this year. This was up by 112,000 on the equivalent period of 2016 and the highest number recorded since comparable records started 20 years ago.

Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007 and restrictions on citizens of the eastern European nations working in Britain were lifted in January 2014.

There was also a rise in the number of employees from 14 long-term member states including Germany, Italy, Spain and France, from 942,000 to 987,000.

UKIP’s Immigration Spokesman John Bickley said: “This latest report from the ONS (Office for National Statistics) shows yet again the sheer ineptitude and untrustworthiness of the Remain ‘establishment’, which comprises mostly of Parliament, the civil service, CBI and the BBC. How many times have we been told by these so called experts since the EU Referendum in 2016 that EU citizens here in the UK are going homes in their droves. This report shows that nothing could be further from the truth.

“Much of the year-on-year increase has been driven by a rise in the number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK. In the third quarter of this year 347,000 nationals of the two countries were employed in the UK – an increase of 90,000 compared with July-September of 2016.

“Although UKIP remains very concerned that uncontrolled immigration is not in the best interests of the indigenous UK population and our public services, the ONS report shows that the Remain camp no longer has any credibility when it comes to forecasting the impact Brexit will have on the UK. They should crawl back under the rocks they came out from, learn some humility and respect the outcome of the vote to leave the EU, which by definition includes all of its institutions.”

Bombardier C Series



Bombardier has been in the news recently as Boeing contest the support given for the C Series aircraft. A plane Boeing does not even have a similar offering.

The C Series is reported to be a fantastic air plane incorporating the latest technology and offering efficiency and versatility whilst offering passengers a rare level of passenger comfort for such a small plane.

The aircraft has a range of 3800 miles meaning transatlantic flights might be possible for small airports such as London and Belfast City Airports. (Never say never Brian Ambrose!!)

The you tube video below gives an excellent overview of the Bombardier C Series, viewing is recommended.

FIFA Precedent is clear – Northern Ireland should get replay

On 12th November 2016, South Africa beat Senegal 2-1 due to the awarding of a penalty for a non-existent handball. After reviewing the incident, the referee admitted afterwards that an error was made.

The immediate FIFA response to the public outcry was to investigate, then ban the referee. A ruling was also made that the tie in question should be replayed as soon as possible.

Northern Ireland suffered an almost identical fate when this poor decision was made by the match official in the home tie of their World Cup playoff with Switzerland.

Other senior referees and officials, current players, former players, experts, journalists and the vast majority of neutral observers managed to spot that this penalty should never have been awarded in the first place.

Crucially, the match referee himself has now admitted that he made an error in awarding this penalty. Cruelly, this poor penalty decision was ultimately the deciding factor in the fixture and has cost Northern Ireland dearly.

Given there is a clear precedent for reviewing such a contentious decision; we fully endorse the petition and the calls for an investigation into the match official’s handling of this decision – and we support calls for a replay of this tie to take place as soon as possible.

The petition can be found at this link:

Send them back

After a bit of research. According to Government figures; as of 30th September 2017, there were 4,100 (non-British) EU nationals and 5,800 non-EU Foreign Nationals in UK Prisons for a range of offences.

At a time when we are being told prisons are over-crowded, health and education budgets are stretched and our armed forces are heavily under-funded; why are we housing the world’s criminals at British taxpayer’s expense?

Would one very practical and sensible solution not be to begin to deport these criminals back to their countries of origin – starting with the very worst and most serious offenders?