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Monday, 25 June 2012

More UKIP lies exposed!

More lies from UKIP's corrupt leadership!

From the UKIP website:

UKIP blocks ACTA approval

UKIP has stood firm against the EU ratifying the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement following a committee vote in the Parliament today.

Key to the International Trade Committee vote on whether or not to reject the agreement was a Tory Party MEP's bid to delay a decision until after hearing from the European Court of Justice, having being asked by the European Commission to do so.

UKIP's spokesman on International Trade and committee member William Dartmouth MEP said: "The spirit of the Tory amendment not only goes against the wishes of the majority of citizens around Europe, who want this agreement rejected, but also implicitly condones the competence of, and accepts the authority of, the European Court of Justice itself by accepting its authority over vital matters that affect the rights of citizens of the UK.

"It shows how out of touch the Tories are with their UK constituents.

"What they fail to understand is that ACTA will have a negative impact on the access to life-saving drugs in the developing world and at the same time will weaken our fundamental freedom of expression and is an attack on our civil liberties."

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a multinational treaty for the purpose of establishing international standards for intellectual property rights enforcement establishing an international legal framework for targeting counterfeit goods, generic medicines and copyright infringement on the internet. It would create a new governing body outside existing forums such as the World Trade Organisation, the World Intellectual Property Organisation, or the United Nations

They claim that "UKIP blocks ACTA Approval".

This is a blatant lie.

Paragraph 1 on the report on ACTA - Tabled by a Labour MEP, David Martin - called for parliament to "Decline to consent" to the conclusion of the ACTA agreement.

There was an attempt in Committee to overturn this paragraph, and insert the text "Consents to conclusion of the agreement". This attempt was rejected by 19 votes to 12.

If anybody can claim to have blocked ACTA, it is the Labour Party.

If William Dartmouth had not been there to vote, the attempt to reject the "Decline to Consent" clause would still had been defeated by 18 votes to 12.

So how the Hell did even the UKIP press office (not known either for its honesty or competence!) manage to conclude that UKIP blocked ACTA?

Its simple, they just lied about it.

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