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
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.
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
Chairing the meeting –
A prominent anti-3rd runway campaigner, Christine is a tireless worker for people affected by Heathrow expansion
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
Re-Posted from the website of Gerard Batten MEP
David 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/