No more surrendering to EU bureaucrats
An outright victory for Nigel Farage will be nothing less than a political earthquake
Next month’s European elections represent such a moment in the life of our nation. Overwhelming public support for Ukip – the only political party advocating immediate withdrawal from the European Union – could mean we catch a tide that will restore our proud tradition of national independence. But if we miss our chance, we will be swept ever further into the shoals and sandbanks of a Federal Europe.
Once a loyal Conservative constituency chairman who served on the Yorkshire area committee, I have spent more than 20 years campaigning against the creeping power grab that lies at the heart of the EU. My initial focus was on keeping the pound in the face of mounting pressure from the political establishment for Britain to join the euro. It was clear to me that a single exchange and interest rate for a mixed bag of European countries, ranging from mighty Germany to struggling Greece, would never work. As we watch the Eurozone limp on towards ultimate failure, it comes as no surprise that I was right.
I have spent a great deal of my own money trying to raise awareness of the ways in which the EU has eroded our national sovereignty, and attempting to win the British people a democratic vote on what has stealthily been done in their name these past two decades.
Nowhere is this more pertinent than in the area of immigration. The Single European Act, signed into UK law in 1986, guarantees the free movement of capital and labour across the borders of the 28 countries that now make up the EU. Disgracefully, this measure was adopted without a referendum of the British people.