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Saturday, 18 September 2010

UKIP: Marta Andreasen loses court appeal!

Weeping Marta loses court appeal. Will Nigel offer her a shoulder to cry on?

How tragic. Marta has lost the appeal against her sacking. We really weep for her!

From European Voice:

Andreasen loses legal appeal, but vows to keep on fighting

A European court throws out MEP Marta Andreasen's claim of unfair dismissal from the Commission

Marta Andreasen, who was sacked as chief accountant of the European Commission and is now a member of the European Parliament, has lost an appeal against her dismissal. The EU's General Court last week upheld a decision of the European Civil Service Tribunal and ordered Andreasen to pay her own legal costs and those of the Commission.

Undaunted, Andreasen said this week that she was looking at the possibility of a further appeal to the European Court of Justice and would file a case at the European Court of Human Rights.

"In my appeal I focused on a breach of human rights which they [the judges] just disregarded".

The General Court threw out Andreasen's arguments that her dismissal was disproportionate and violated EU rules, as well as her rights to a fair trial and good administration under the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights.

In 2002, Andreasen, who had fallen out with the then director-general for budget, went public with complaints about the Commission's accounting system. She told MEPs and the European Court of Auditors that the Commission's book-keeping left the EU's annual budget vulnerable to fraud.

Court ruling

The Argentine-Spaniard was initially moved from her position as chief accountant, then suspended on full pay. She was sacked in 2004 after a disciplinary board found she had breached staff regulations by making unauthorised public statements about her work, and by failing to follow orders from her managers. The civil service tribunal later upheld the dismissal in a ruling of November 2007.

“The whole procedure is ludicrous,” Andreasen said. “In my appeal I already focused on a breach of human rights which they [the judges] just disregarded.”

“I thought I had put the case correctly, and they just dismissed it,” she said. She added that she was annoyed that the appeal had taken almost three years from the initial ruling.

In 2009, Andreasen was elected to the European Parliament as a British MEP for the UK Independence Party. She was treasurer of UKIP in 2007-09, but resigned in protest at how the party was being managed.

To see the original: LINK

A few Marta Andreasen facts for you:

Andreasen is a liar, a fraud and has no interest in British independence from the EU.

Her often repeated claim to have been dismissed from the Commission because she insisted on proper accounting is nonsense.

She was actually dismissed for failing he to produce a report - despite reminders - on how best to combat fraud in the EU.

She was suspended from the OECD after allegations of racism were made against her.

She does not live in the UK.

She does not pay UK taxes.

She is a supporter of the EU. She considers herself an ‘EU reformist’.

She has absolutely no loyalty to Britain or her constituents in the South East. Her knowledge of the region is almost nil. For instance, she didn’t even know that Canterbury was in Kent!

UKIP has an ethnic Danish MEP, who was born in Argentina, currently holds Spanish citizenship and lives in Barcelona. She also employs a Dutch researcher in Brussels. So much for Farage's claim that UKIP supports British jobs for British workers!

One can only wonder why Farage was unable to find a suitable British born candidate with at least some working knowledge of the area they wished to represent?

She only expressed an interest in UKIP after three other parties - the Tories included - rejected her attempts to become one of their MEP candidates.

It should be remembered that Nigel Farage contemptuously ignored UKIP’s own selection rules so that Andreasen could become a UKIP candidate.

Lynnda Robson - Gerard Batten’s political assistant - made a formal complaint about this to both Christopher Gill and UKIP’s NEC.

In this complaint it was pointed out that Andreasen was ineligible to stand as a UKIP MEP candidate for the following reasons:

She was not a UK resident.
She was not a fully paid-up member of UKIP.
She could not get a CRB check.
Her proposer also proposed someone else.
She was not on the UK electoral Register and had no intention of mentioning that she was standing in two different regions.

Ms Robson’s complaint was rejected. She later took UKIP to court over this issue. UKIP’s leadership agreed to settle with her out of court.

Andreasen has used the members of UKIP. She was never interested in getting Britain out of the EU.

Her only motivation is personal gain. Remember when she resigned as UKIP Treasurer after she was told by the odious Nuttall that she would no longer be paid for doing the job? See: LINK

All those who pointed out that Andreasen was a political prostitute have been proved right.

And who pushed for her to become an MEP? Nigel Farage.

And who supplied her with a UK address so she could stand as a UKIP candidate? Lord Pearson.

She even wanted to become head of OLAF! See: LINK

I will make OLAF investigations truly independent and efficient. If the EU wants to send a signal to the taxpayers of Europe that they want to stop abuse and financial irregularities then what better way to show this by hiring me for the job?

Today I challenge them to hire a straight shooter, and await their response.

But at least Andreasen has no chance of becoming head of OLAF. Her atrocious employment record would be enough to discourage any employer with an ounce of sense from taking her on.

Apart from UKIP.

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