European Parliament report displays extraordinary hubris – Roger Helmer MEP

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13 Responses to European Parliament report displays extraordinary hubris – Roger Helmer MEP

  1. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    I thank you, Roger, for having the insight and the courage to question the actions of those who pretend to represent the public while acting on behalf of those who seek to overrule public opinion.

  2. June says:

    Thank heavens for another man with courage to speak out. We need more Roger Helmers and Nigel Farages. Too many of our politicians are self-serving who don’t know or care what the public think or feel. Thank you Roger.

  3. tapestory says:

    good work, Roger.

    Can you rescue UKIP from itself?

    On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 12:45 PM, Roger Helmer MEP wrote:

    > rogeroffice posted: “https://youtu.be/nrVkHRX6IJI” >

  4. Ex-expat Colin says:

    Boom! Automotive measurements. Its a joke right?

  5. Maureen Gannon says:

    I agree with tapestory , can someone please rescue UKIP . Roger people out here in the real world feel that they are fading into dust , you may be doing a fabulous job in Europe but the media over here never report on those that govern us, quite a few are disgusted how Suzzanne Evans has been sidelined , it’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify what has happened since the vote yo leave, the tories have taken over after the years of the hard work put in by UKIP, as a party in parliament you really are needed now more than ever.

    • John Burnett says:

      I have proposed a motion for the conference that I believe (no other reason than his warm reply) Paul may present, which I think Maureen may suit your needs for further action. It is a new form of politics that adds a megaphone to the ‘voice of the people’. Whilst we are in a mould breaking mode why not keep going!

  6. barrymx5 says:

    Well said Roger. As for comments re UKIP above, I am optimistic that the Party will re-energise itself at the Annual Conference at the end of this week. Achieving the Brexit result took a huge amount of effort and folk are exhausted.

  7. Shieldsman says:

    Still on the EU but on a different subject we had Amber Rudd flanneling like mad on the Marr show.
    AM: Can we start with immigration and the big issues? Do you accept that in the end it’s a balance between access to markets and restricting immigration as the British public seem to want, so you have to balance those two things?
    AR: Well, I’d put it slightly differently. What I do think that the British public voted for was to make sure that we reduce immigration from the European Union, that’s a given. We have to find a way of doing that. And I wouldn’t necessarily say what it means to do with the single market, but what I would say if we have to work out how we can do that while promoting and protecting the economy.
    AM: What they voted for was to take back control, which implies that you as Home Secretary, in a few years’ time, post Brexit, if you wanted to could have absolutely nobody migrating from the
    EU to this country. You could have a complete slammed door if you wanted to.
    AR: You’re absolutely right. Once we leave the European Union we will have complete control over who comes into the UK from the EU and who doesn’t – with one or two provisos, of course.

    In reality she does not agree, those provisos are dependent on the EU agreement.

    Perhaps it is time to read up on the Visa policy of the Schengen Area (Wikipedia) of which we opted out. Who is actually threatening us with revoking the UK’s visas free passport travel within the Schengen Area when we leave the EU?

    The Schengen Area consists of 22 European Union member states and four non-members who are members of EFTA: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania are not yet part of the Schengen Area but, nonetheless, have a visa policy that is based on the Schengen acquis. Ireland and the United Kingdom opt out of the EU’s visa policies and instead operate their own separate visa policies, as do certain overseas territories of EEA member states.

    European Union citizens and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) nationals are not only visa-exempt but are legally entitled to enter and reside in each others countries. Their right to freedom of movement in each others countries can, however, be limited in a reserved number of situations, as prescribed by the European Union Treaties (Article 112).
    How many of the EU member States would want to impose visas restrictions on UK citizens, risk damage to their Hospitality businesses, and have reciprocal restrictions imposed? Prior to the EU visa free travel (of long standing) was negotiated between European countries and not with a Bloc

    Schengen is not universally accepted by all EU members, Hungary broke ranks and erected a border fence, with migration being a continuing source of friction within the EU.

    On the bright side, imposition of visas for EU citizens would restrict the period of entry. Application would have to be made for work permits and residence/Citizenship, or longer stay. FOM solved?

    Are the media and Andrew Marr at the BBC miss reading the agenda for the Bratislava meeting that has been leaked.
    Member States are at the forefront of the fight against terrorism, but the EU has an important role to support:
    a) adoption of the necessary measures to ensure that all persons, including nationals from EU Member States, crossing the Union’s external borders will be checked against the relevant databases;
    b) start to set up a Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) to allow advance check and, if necessary, deny entry of visa-exempt travellers;
    c) a systematic effort against radicalisation, including through expulsions and entry bans where warranted.

    b) It does not call for the issue of a visa and goes on to state – deny entry of visa-exempt travellers (presumably from outside the EEA which the UK could be).
    The EU has problems with its Internal Borders, and migrants do not enter legally, so will they achieve anything

  8. Kevan Chippindall-Higgin says:

    Theresa May has quite reasonably pointed out that a blow by blow account of EU negotiations would not be helpful. She has also said that she wishes a period of reflection prior to triggering Article 50, which also seems reasonable, if only to sort out the UK’s negotiating position across a huge range of subjects, visas being but one. Of course, she might also be playing a dark game about which we know nothing, but thus far, she seems pretty genuine.

    If the EU decides that we need visas to visit the EU, so be it, but they will need visas to visit us which might actually work to our advantage because there will be a clear paper trail for any official to check up on. Of course, if we have to go through all the hassle of visas, we might decide to holiday outside the EU. Turkey seems like a favourite option as does the old Yugoslavia. Croatia is reputed to be lovely.

    If the EU is hell bent on punishing the UK for exercising its right to leave the club, it will merely stiffen the resolve of the increasing number of people within the EU who see it for what it is.

  9. Josephine Hill says:

    Cannot understand why there is such a fuss about trading with the EU. If they want to start charging us a tax for selling our goods to them then we can do the same on the goods they sell to us, same with the Visas. Tit for Tat never gets you anywhere. The motor manufacturers in the EU will not be very happy if their governments try to make it difficult for us to trade with them as they will be the biggest losers.

    Personally Mrs. May should have simple cancelled the legislation which allowed us to join the EU – job done. She should then start making trade agreements with everyone outside the EU and leave Mrs Merkel and her clan to get on with it. The EU will soon realise they need us more than we need them. South Korea produces cars that are far more reliable and cheaper than anything the EU produces anyway.

  10. Ex-expat Colin says:

    Sir N Farage telling Verhofstadt and all..as it is. Juncker..well, you know.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/14/nigel-farage-says-eus-top-brexit-negotiator-guy-verhofstadt-is-a/

    D. Teleg…sorry!

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