UKIP denounce Labour plans to give away sovereignty

Press Release
18/4/16

UKIP denounce Labour plans to give away sovereignty

UKIP candidate for Mid Ulster Alan Day has denounced plans by pro EU members of the Labour party to `reform the EU`

Alan stated “So the Deputy leader of Labour has let the cat out of the bag. He and his cohorts in their letter to the Guardian say that British sovereignty is gone and call for an EU trans-national economic & political union.”

UKIP have been warning about the true nature of the EU for decades. Only by voting to leave the undemocratic EU can we take back control of our country.”
Further info:

‘The choice is not exit or surrender but how we transform Europe’ | Letters | Politics | The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/apr/17/the-choice-is-not-exit-or-surrender-but-how-we-transform-europe?CMP=share_btn_tw

Obama guided by large US corporate interests

Press Release
18/4/16

Obama guided by large US corporate interests

UKIP candidate for Mid-Ulster says any intervention by the US President is not for the benefit of UK citizens

Alan Day stated “President Obama is widely tipped to voice a pro EU stance on his visit to the UK this week. Whilst the US President is entitled to his opinion, it is clear the President has US interests at heart rather than liberty and democracy.

Would the US even contemplate joining a supranational organisation with a single currency, flag, courts, open borders and legal entities? Absolutely not. Americans’ instinctively refuse to recognize any international organization, law or treaty that claims any authority over US Citizens above the U.S. Constitution. The US won’t even recognise the international convention on the law of the seas or the International Criminal Court. In the US system, sovereignty rests with the people and the U.S. government does not have a right to transfer sovereignty to any other organization. This principle has been usurped in the UK and we have been ceding sovereignty to “Europe” since the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952 on the road to the stated objective of `ever closer union`.

International trade and other free trade areas like NAFTA etc do not erode national sovereignty and democracy. Only the EU does this.

Parliament and the common law are the foundations of our freedoms – and prosperity. It should be noted that the big businesses and the likes of the CBI lining up in the Pro EU camp are largely the same organisations that said we were doomed if we did not scrap the pound and join the euro.”
Further info:

Obama opposed EU referendum, says former coalition minister | Politics | The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/apr/15/obama-opposed-eu-referendum-says-david-laws

Britain offended by Obama pressure to stay in EU: ‘Sort of 1776 in reverse’ – Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/13/britain-offended-by-obama-pressure-to-stay-in-eu-s/

UKIP respond to pro EU business groups claims

Press Release
14/4/16

UKIP respond to pro EU business groups claims

UKIP Mid Ulster candidate Alan Day has commented on the CBI, the agri-food body NIFDA and independent retail group NIIRTA pro EU message

Alan Day stated “There is much ado about leaving the EU. Apparently the sky will fall and we will see the end of days.

Official DETI figure reveal that 91% of all Northern Ireland trade is either within the UK or with non EU countries. Only 8.8% of all NI trade is with the EU, half of which is with the Republic.

Even at UK level, of the 21 per cent of UK GDP that depends on overseas commerce, 10% is with the EU, and 11 per cent is with the Commonwealth and the rest of the world.

It is false to claim that EU membership leads to lower prices. Food prices rose sharply in the UK when we joined the EEC in 1973 as we had to import food from the EU rather than the Commonwealth. The Institute of Economic Affairs says current food prices are 17% higher in the EU compared to world wholesale prices.

CAP funding from the EU has been reducing in recent years and will continue to do so. Indeed a recent report shows that Scottish Farm income has dropped by 55% from 2010-2015.

UK Farming Minister George Eustice has already confirmed that farm subsidies would continue after leaving the EU. Our net annual contribution to the CAP is £5 billion but British farmers get far less back. Outside the EU the gov could spend the full £5bn

As Dan Hannan MEP has said “We see the direction in which the EU is going, and we know now that no renegotiation can alter it from within.”

Trade with the EU is important and would undoubtedly continue after leaving the EU but we would have the liberty to strike out on our own and trade globally without hindrance. What price our liberty & democracy?”