An Open Letter to Nigel Farage

Dear Nigel

I have listened intently to your commentary on LBC this weekend concerning the direction of UKIP.

As somebody who has always been a big fan of yours I believe that your intentions are genuine but, on this occasion, your conclusions are incorrect.

Let me elaborate

Firstly, you state that the Brexit march on 9th December is a UKIP rather than a cross party event. This is not a correct assessment. Whilst UKIP members will be involved and both Gerard Batten and Lord Pearson will be on the list of speakers, it was always intended to be a march for Brexiteers from all parts of the spectrum – this was made clear yesterday in an email from The Party Chairman which states

“The planned march on 9th December was not organised by UKIP but members are free to attend should they wish.”

Which brings us on to your concern about the risk of violence at the event which could negatively impact on the Brexit campaign.

You stated that the involvement of Tommy Robinson will attract thugs who will carry out acts of violence and that previous events that he has been involved in have seen arrests and Police Horses attacked. As somebody who has been active in street politics since 2010 with a number of groups, I have indeed seen some unpleasant scenes at events – but these are invariably triggered and mainly perpetrated by the regressive left, most notably the likes of AntiFA and the UAF.

Take, for example, two marches by The Football Lads Alliance. In 2017, seventy thousand turned out on the streets of London to protest against extremism, grooming gangs and the treatment of our armed forces veterans. There were people of all backgrounds involved, including a large veterans contingent. With a very small number on the counter demonstration from ‘Stand up to Racism’, there was not one arrest.

Contrast this with their successor organisation, the DFLA, doing the same march this year. Around two thousand counter demonstrators turned up from AntiFA, UAF, SUTR and the Trade Unions – Police were attacked, as were women and children on the main march. Scuffles erupted down Whitehall as the counter demonstrators ran riot. Yet the mainstream media reported it as ‘violence at a far right rally’. You can see my report on the event here –

https://englishpatriot.co.uk/2018/10/14/orwells-ministry-of-truth-in-21st-century-england/

 

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TTIP Update

I received the following earlier today from our London MEP, Gerard Batten, regarding the shadowy Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

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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.

Yours sincerely,

Gerard Batten MEP

UKIP

 

UKIP public meeting in Hayes

With the by-election in Charville moving in to it’s final stages, UKIP Hillingdon are running a public meeting in Hayes at Brook House FC on Kingshill Avenue.

Starting at 7pm on Thursday 20th November, speeches will be followed by a question and answer session from the floor where you can quiz the panellists on the issues that affect you.

Headline speakers

Gerard Batten MEPGerard Batten was one of the founding members of UKIP, and has been the MEP for London since 2004.

Formerly our Home Affairs and Immigration spokesman, he has a wide knowledge of law and order issues and has written a number of books on how the EU is eroding our democracy.

 

 

 

 

Richard Barnes was formerly the leader of Hillingdon council and Deputy Mayor to Boris Johnson on the GLA. He joined UKIP earlier this year

Richard Barnes

 

Chairing the meeting –

Christine Taylor

A prominent anti-3rd runway campaigner, Christine is a tireless worker for people affected by Heathrow expansion

Christine Taylor

Support speaker

Cliff Dixon is the Chairman of UKIP Hillingdon and our candidate in the Charville byelection. A lifelong resident of the borough, he is a familiar sight on the streets of Hayes

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The Coalition Government has no intention of ‘repatriating powers’ from the European Union.

Re-Posted from the website of Gerard Batten MEP

GB 2 7th July 2010David Cameron has a golden opportunity to return vital powers from the EU to Britain. These concern the Police and Criminal Justice measures that could be opted out of in mid-2014. However the Home Secretary, Theresa May, has done precisely the opposite and opted-in to those EU powers that are the most dangerous, and which are destroying the centuries old legal safeguards to our freedoms and liberties.

You can read about this in more detail by clicking on this link for Gerard Batten’s latest article in the Freedom Today magazine.

 

For more information on the work of Gerard Batten MEP, please visit his website at http://www.gerardbattenmep.com/