It just gets worse for UKIP!
Dear Ukip members and friends,
A silent coup may be going on in Brussels which could result in the end of our party.
UKIP won 13 seats in the EU 'parliament' in the recent elections. For various reasons our MEPs have joined up with parties from other countries, some of them fairly dodgy, to form a 'group'.
But now the game is changing. In order to promote an integrated EU, the Nice treaty (article 191) calls for pan European parties. This is now being implemented in the EU parliament. This is a major change from merely being in a group.
If UKIP, the United Kingdom Independence Party, submerges itself into a pan european party, which will obviously have a different name, and a different constitution, our cause must surely be lost. There is no party in any other European country that wants to leave the EU, even among existing colleagues in our group.
If UKIP does the unthinkable, and merges into a pan European party, extra EU money will be available. These funds are a bribe, to get UKIP and other parties to be part of the EU integrationist project. If UKIP accepts this money it would be selling the soul of our party for a mess of potage.
A much better alternative is for our MEPs to sit with the non aligned, just like Daniel Hannan and Roger Helmer have done and Ashley Mote used to. In this case EU funds go straight to the MEPs. And as you know from Dan Hannan's videos on U tube, there is no loss of speaking time in the chamber nor access to the media.
Believe it or not this change to a pan European party may happen without ever being discussed by the NEC, or the regional committees, let alone voted on by the membership at large.
Please bear in mind that his possible change would not be consistent with UKIP's constitution ( paragraph 2.1) but it certainly is consistent with the Nice treaty. Article 191 of the Nice Treaty says " Political parties at the European level are important as a factor for integration within the Union. They are important to forming a European awareness..."
If this change happens it will play directly into the hands of the European integrationists.
Please contact your MEP, your local branch chairman, your regional organiser and members of the NEC to let them know your views.
A decision will be likely made next month, so please write, phone and email them as soon as possible.
End of statement.
It’s time to kick out Farage and his clique!
Don’t let them betray UKIP or the euro-realist cause!
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