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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

UKIP & Parliamentary committees: Bannerman and Dartmouth fail to impress



Farage will tell us that the advantage of UKIP sitting in a political group is that MEPs get to sit on Parliamentary Committees.

So what does that mean?

In the EP today, Jan 27th, a very important meeting of the International Trade Committee took place. Miguel Sebastian Gascon, Spanish minister of Industry, addressed the committee on the subject of the priorities of the incoming Spanish Presidency. Relationships with Russia, climate change, and business opportunities with China were discussed, along with the arms trade and energy issues. These are of great interest, and the Spanish minister fell into some traps, which UKIP could well have exploited.

But it did not work that way.

UKIP has two representatives on this vital committee. David Bannerman, who didn't turn up at all, and the Earl of Dartmouth. The latter breezed in 25 minutes after the meeting started, actually missing the entire Spanish presentation. He sat for 5 minutes reading the Financial Times, before wandering out again. Exactly how does that get Britain out of the EU?

Even more amazingly, he was spotted almost an hour later, outside the committee room, with his feet on a table, drinking coffee, and reading another newspaper (the Times). Exactly how does that get Britain out of the EU?

Dartmouth did finally return to his committee, to comment on matters concerning trade with Turkey. Stuttering badly, he told the committee that Turkey has a population of 70 million. Everybody already knew that.

Farage has truly surrounded himself with imbeciles and clowns.

Does anyone out there still believe that the likes of Bannerman, Farage and Dartmouth really care about British interests or even the people they were elected to represent?

4 comments:

William said...

I am of course moved that Junius takes an interest in my humble doings. But Junius is very misleading: -

1. The presentation of the Spanish Minister for Industry was one of 17 - seventeen - items on the agenda of the Trade Committee.

2. I made 6 - six - interventions other agenda items during the course of the Trade Committee meeting.

3. After careful consideration I decided NOT to intervene nor attend for the agenda item of the Spanish presentation. I decided this because the Spanish Presidency of the EU is for 6 months only. Also in practice it is not possible to intervene on each and every agenda item.

4. The European Parliament is a never-never Land, a favourite theme of Junius. It is important to know precisely what is going on in the world outside the bubble. That includes reading newspapers.

5. I subsequently made an intervention on Turkey Item 14 on the agenda- transcript below.

Transcript:
"Thank you Mr. Chairman.
I think Mr. Sturdy is being very modest in his support for Turkey when he says that he supported the Trade Agreement. Of course the British Conservative Party of which Mr. Sturdy is such a distinguished adornment is of course fully in favour of Turkey becoming a member of the European Union. Perhaps Mr. Sturdy might have told us that too.
I simply make the point that comes across very clearly which I think you may well hear from me again: That is if there is such a strong trading relationship with Turkey in any case, if half Turkey's exports already go to the European Union without Turkey being a member of the European Union, there really isn't any terrible overwhelming case for Turkey to become a member of the European Union and as Mr. Higgins has said with his customary eloquence, there are significant democratic and human rights issues which do create huge question marks about Turkey ever becoming a member of the European Union before we even consider the impact on existing Member Countries of encompassing a country with a population with over 70 million and with a gross domestic product per head of less than a quarter of what it is in the United Kingdom."


6. The level of Turkey's population was simply NOT my principal point as above.
Junius is I am sure all-knowing as well as all-seeing but it is simply untrue that "everybody already knew..." (that the population of Turkey is over 70 million.).

Conclusion:
Junius' comments are simply inaccurate and misleading - as they are designed to be

William Dartmouth

William said...

I am of course moved that Junius takes an interest in my humble doings. But Junius is very misleading: -

1. The presentation of the Spanish Minister for Industry was one of 17 - seventeen - items on the agenda of the Trade Committee.

2. I made 6 - six - interventions other agenda items during the course of the Trade Committee meeting.

3. After careful consideration I decided NOT to intervene nor attend for the agenda item of the Spanish presentation. I decided this because the Spanish Presidency of the EU is for 6 months only. Also in practice it is not possible to intervene on each and every agenda item.

4. The European Parliament is a never-never Land, a favourite theme of Junius. It is important to know precisely what is going on in the world outside the bubble. That includes reading newspapers.

5. I subsequently made an intervention on Turkey Item 14 on the agenda- transcript below.

Transcript:
"Thank you Mr. Chairman.
I think Mr. Sturdy is being very modest in his support for Turkey when he says that he supported the Trade Agreement. Of course the British Conservative Party of which Mr. Sturdy is such a distinguished adornment is of course fully in favour of Turkey becoming a member of the European Union. Perhaps Mr. Sturdy might have told us that too.
I simply make the point that comes across very clearly which I think you may well hear from me again: That is if there is such a strong trading relationship with Turkey in any case, if half Turkey's exports already go to the European Union without Turkey being a member of the European Union, there really isn't any terrible overwhelming case for Turkey to become a member of the European Union and as Mr. Higgins has said with his customary eloquence, there are significant democratic and human rights issues which do create huge question marks about Turkey ever becoming a member of the European Union before we even consider the impact on existing Member Countries of encompassing a country with a population with over 70 million and with a gross domestic product per head of less than a quarter of what it is in the United Kingdom."


6. The level of Turkey's population was simply NOT my principal point as above.
Junius is I am sure all-knowing as well as all-seeing but it is simply untrue that "everybody already knew..." (that the population of Turkey is over 70 million.).

Conclusion:
Junius' comments are simply inaccurate and misleading - as they are designed to be

William Dartmouth

Greg L-W. said...

Hi,

I had understood that You were present as stated by Junius but that the liar and cheat David Bannerman was not.

Further sir I had understood you paid but scant interest as you drifted in and out and loafed around reading your paper between meals.

That you had made a few footling interventions is also a matter of record but sir you make our point most eloquently - just what is the point in you.

Further it ill becomes you to berate those seeking to clean up UKIP when you merely pointlessly and valuelessly just ride the gravy train with your snout in the trough giving legitimacy to the vile Racist, Xenophobic, anti Jewish, pro EU and violent associates you choose to sit with in the EFD.

Clearly you are without honour and integrity and bring shame on your noble family - a status you in one generation lost - tossed out of your hereditary right with little more than a wimper - what a dishonest dweeb you are - a fraud hidden by a name!

Regards,
Greg L-W.

Greg L-W. said...

Hi,

I had understood that You were present as stated by Junius but that the liar and cheat David Bannerman was not.

Further sir I had understood you paid but scant interest as you drifted in and out and loafed around reading your paper between meals.

That you had made a few footling interventions is also a matter of record but sir you make our point most eloquently - just what is the point in you.

Further it ill becomes you to berate those seeking to clean up UKIP when you merely pointlessly and valuelessly just ride the gravy train with your snout in the trough giving legitimacy to the vile Racist, Xenophobic, anti Jewish, pro EU and violent associates you choose to sit with in the EFD.

Clearly you are without honour and integrity and bring shame on your noble family - a status you in one generation lost - tossed out of your hereditary right with little more than a wimper - what a dishonest dweeb you are - a fraud hidden by a name!

Regards,
Greg L-W.