I received the following earlier today from our London MEP, Gerard Batten, regarding the shadowy Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
You recently wrote to me about your concerns about TTIP. I was pleased to tell you that I will be voting against this treaty when this comes before the European Parliament, and I would now like to update you on the latest situation.
On Wednesday 9th September Jean-Claude Juncker, President of European Commission, gave his annual State of the Union speech to European Parliament.
In his speech Mr Juncker referred to TTIP and said unequivocally that he was “in favour of the TTIP treaty”. I felt that you should be aware that this was his, and the European Commission’s position.
Mr Juncker further remarked that that we wanted “international representation for the euro-zone” on such bodies as the “Bretton Woods Institute and the International Monetary Fund”. He said that he wanted a “single representation by the European Union” on these bodies.
While the UK is not part of the euro-zone, his remarks demonstrate the EU’s ambitions to replace national representation on international bodies still further, thereby further reducing the democratic accountability of national governments to their electorates’.
I will update you further on the TTIP issue as things develop.
Gerard Batten MEP
Why you should vote ‘No’ to the EU – A public meeting to outline the case for UK Independence
UKIP Hillingdon are proud to announce our first public meeting to put the case for EU withdrawal (BREXIT). This is a non-aligned meeting where people from all political parties and none are welcome to attend, listen to the arguments and participate in our popular question and answer sessions
Gerard Batten MEP – A founder member of UKIP in 1993 and London MEP since 2004, Gerard has seen the inside workings of the Brussels Parliament and how it impacts on our rights and freedoms as British Citizens
Mark Hughes – Listed in the Top 100 fund managers by Citywire , financial expert Mark Hughes has run his own investment company since 1997. Mark believes our businesses and economy will flourish outside of the unnecessary regulations imposed by the EU
Chaired by UKIP Hayes & Harlington spokesman Cliff Dixon
Date – Thursday 23rd July – Meeting starts at 8.30pm
Venue – Yiewsley & W. Drayton Community Centre, Harmondsworth Rd, West Drayton, UB7 9JL
For further details, please contact UKIP Hillingdon
Tel – 07939 223659 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org