Response to local farmer Colin Gibson

Press Release
25/4/16

Farmers would have a brighter future outside of the EU

UKIP Mid Ulster Assembly candidate Alan Day responds to local Mid Ulster farmer Colin Gibson

Alan Day stated “UK Farm Minister George Eustice has outlined plans for farmers should we vote to leave the undemocratic European Union. I welcome his commitment that “The UK government will continue to support farming and the environment financially. ”

The NFU`s recent report concludes that “Price changes due to a Brexit have a positive impact on farm incomes in all sectors under the FTA and WTO-default scenario.” so long as current levels of subsidies are maintained

Alan continued “Under such circumstances I have no doubt that we would strike a free trade deal. Last year the UK exported £7.5bn worth of food to the EU but we imported food worth £18bn. We have an annual trade deficit with the EU in food alone of £10bn so they need a free-trade deal.”

“The EU budget is under strain and CAP funding will be targeted in the coming years. EU regulations have decimated our fishing industries. Farmers are marching in London due to the plight of the industry and figures from the Scottish government show that farm incomes in Scotland have halved between 2010-2014. Far better that our own democratically elected government is in control whereby a UK Farm Payment would replace the EU one. Maintaining existing funding levels would only use a fraction the £19bn we send to the EU annually. Indeed it may be the case that such powers would be devolved after `Brexit`.

Brexit would allow farmers to do better if the Government continues with the current level of area payments and the Government would be better off too. The UK currently contributes an estimated €7.9bn to the CAP budget, from which its farmers receive €3.8bn. The current level of area payments can be retained with a saving of €4.1bn.”

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Contradictions of Gerry Adams

Press Release
25/4/16

Contradictions of Gerry Adams

UKIP Mid Ulster Assembly candidate Alan Day commented on calls by Gerry Adams for a fresh push for a United Ireland

Alan stated “Sinn Fein are fooling nobody but themselves. The Union is secure and will be even more secure when we leave the European Union. It is somewhat ironic to see Sinn Fein campaigning for Irish Unity whilst the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charles Flanagan, freely admits the EU controls the Irish border.

Alan stated “I find it very strange to hear “Republicans” wax lyrically about Irish independence whilst sitting in the Northern Ireland Assembly they opposed, drawing down wages and expenses funded by UK taxpayers whilst campaigning to cede powers & sovereignty to an unaccountable, undemocratic, supranational EU superstate, which is beholden to large corporations and is the cause of wage compression for lower skilled jobs.

“On 23rd June let us vote for real democracy and let us vote for the real Independence Day.”

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UKIP oppose a Security Union & European Public Prosecutor`s Office

Press Release
28/4/16

UKIP oppose a Security Union & European Public Prosecutor`s Office

UKIP candidate for Mid Ulster voices his objection to European Commission proposals

Alan Day stated “I am totally opposed to the further erosion of UK sovereignty whereby the European Commission is proposing a full EU Security Union and a EU Public Prosecutor. We already have the monstrous European Arrest Warrant which allows UK citizens to be bundled out of the country without any evidence having to be provided or so much as a UK court appearance. Already police & foreign governments in less savoury EU member states having access to Britons’ DNA records.

Only by voting to leave the EU can this be reversed”
Further info

European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – EU Criminal Law – key to a Security Union based on fundamental rights and values http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-16-1582_en.htm

“police in less savoury EU member states having access to Britons’ DNA records” http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/25/stay_in_the_eu_its_our_platform_for_snooping_theresa_may/ … via @theregister

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