Jean | 14.04.2002 16:19
1. Remove the United Kingdom from the European Union
2. The United Kingdom violated European Union Agreements such as:
b.) EURO Currency
c.) EU Social and Labour Charter
d.) The United Kingdom make his own foreign policy far away of the European Union standarts.
e.) The United Kingdom is the last 'Colonialist' in the European Union.(Gibraltar etc.)
Remove the United Kingdom from the European Union
TEN REASONS WHY BRITAIN SHOULD
LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION
Introduction: The UK Independence Party
The UK Independence Party was founded in 1993 to seek Britain’s withdrawal from the European
Union. We have attracted membership from Labour, Conservative and Liberal-Democrat
backgrounds - principled men and women who want their country back. The UKIP has grown
steadily as more people see through the European ‘project’. We are now the fourth political party
- in 1999, we won three seats in the European Parliament, a platform we use to reveal the truth
about the EU.
The UKIP is a non-racist, non-sectarian party. It includes British people of all backgrounds who
value individual freedom, tolerance and our right to govern ourselves. The UKIP really believes in
Britain and Britain’s future as an independent nation competing in the world. We are not
‘anti-European’, but we oppose British membership of an EU that stifles our initiative and
threatens our freedom. We do not seek to abolish the EU, for we believe that each nation in
Europe should decide its own future. Britain has no more right to control them than they have to
impose their will on us.
The UKIP is the only political party contesting the General Election that will never abolish the
pound for the euro and will never abandon British common law, the right to trial by jury or the
presumption of innocence. Indeed we are the only party left that genuinely believes in freedom -
freedom for the individual, freedom for businesses and local communities, freedom from
patronising ‘political-correctness’ and from intolerance or injustice. We seek an independent,
outward-looking Britain, not the offshore province of a centralised ‘Europe’, whose people are
told what to do and what to think.
In 1975, the British people voted for the ‘Common Market’ in good faith. They were told it was
going to be a genuine common market - an association of independent, freely trading nation
states. Instead, we have the European Union: centralised, bureaucratic, unaccountable and
corrupt, eroding our independence and dictating policies that we would never vote for in an
Not only is our currency under threat, but our entire legal system, our British nationality, our right
to free speech and freedom of association, our police, our armed forces, our own agricultural
policy, our right to trade freely and the parliamentary system that underpins British liberty.
The EU has shown itself to be one of the largest confidence tricks in human history. It claims to
‘give us rights’ while removing basic freedoms. It ‘gives us money’ while costing us billions of
pounds per year. EU subsidies are like crumbs from the cake we have made. The UKIP rejects the
absurd Alice-in-Euroland logic of rule from Brussels.
The other parties are not telling us the truth about the EU. Despite all experience, the Labour
Party still boasts about taking the lead in the EU and helping to shape its future. The
Liberal-Democrats claim to believe in individual freedom but would reduce us to powerlessness
within the EU. The Greens claim to believe in ‘acting locally’ but want us to be ruled by the
Strasbourg Parliament. The Tories pretend that we can be ‘in Europe but not run by Europe’. We
say that ‘in the EU means ruined by the EU’.
The European Commission in Brussels intends that there shall be an EU ‘government’, an EU
‘army’ and an EU ‘constitution’. This proves to us that it is time to withdraw, rather than go on
pretending that we can compromise.
The UKIP will repeal the European Communities Act (1972) that binds Britain into the European
Union, and enter into trade agreements with our former ‘partners’. Whatever their claims, the
leading members of the Tory, Labour and Liberal-Democrat parties all remain committed to
continued EU membership. These professional politicians don’t want us to run our own country
or control our own lives. The UKIP, by contrast, is a moderate, mainstream party which believes
in the British people and can offer them a life outside the Euro-state..