UKIP to launch Euro campaign
Politics / Mon 17th Feb 2014 pm28 12:05pm
THE UK Independence Party (UKIP) is kicking off its European Election campaign in Essex at a public meeting featuring their MEP, Stuart Agnew and the Party’s Head of Policy Tim Aker at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19th February 2014 at the Bocking Arts Theatre, Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9AE. They will share the platform with Cllr Jamie Huntman, Leader of the UKIP Group on Essex County Council. The meeting is being organised by UKIP’s Central Essex Branch.
Stuart Agnew MEP will be outlining how much the EU affects our everyday lives and how the legislative process is dominated by the unelected European Commission. Mr Agnew said: “It is not widely known that the Commission is the sole originator of EU law and is basically a bureaucratic dictatorship. MEPs cannot propose legislation themselves; they can only amend proposals from the Commission and only then by consensus with their opposite numbers from the other member states. This involves a lot of horse-trading which is frequently biased towards those countries who are net recipients of funding from the EU and who don’t wish to bite the hand that feeds them. It is a most unsatisfactory system.”
Tim Aker, who heads up UKIP’s policy team and is number three on the Party’s candidate list in the East of England will be talking about UKIP’s policy platform for the European Elections. Mr Aker said: “We will be offering common sense policies designed to put Britain first. We must extract our country from an organisation that is rapidly dismantling our democracy, bankrupting us, drowning our businesses in red tape and flooding us with unlimited numbers of economic migrants.”
There will a question and answer session during which members of the public will be able to question the candidates and put their views about the European Union and its effects on their lives.
The meeting is open to the public and admission is free.