Friday, May 31, 2013
the EU has never ever balanced its books NEVER people get money for turning up then they leave and have the day off. can you imagine the scams they are pulling, milking in as much money as the can . whilst Greek people suffer and see there pensions and livelihoods stripped away
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Farage was a founding member of UKIP, having left the Conservative Party in 1992 after the signing of the Maastricht Treaty. Having unsuccessfully campaigned in European and Westminster parliamentary elections for UKIP since 1994, he won a seat as MEP for South East England in the 1999 European Parliament Election -- the first year the regional list system was used -- and was re-elected in 2004 and 2009. Farage describes himself as a libertarian.
In September 2006, Farage became the UKIP Leader and led the party through the 2009 European Parliament Election when it received the second highest share of the popular vote, defeating Labour and the Liberal Democrats with over two million votes. He stepped down in November 2009 to concentrate on contesting the Buckingham seat of the Speaker, John Bercow, at the 2010 general election.
At the 2010 General Election, Farage failed to unseat Bercow and received only the third highest share of the vote in the constituency. Shortly after the polls opened on 6 May 2010, Farage was injured in an aircraft crash in Northamptonshire. The two-seated PZL-104 Wilga 35A had been towing a pro-UKIP banner when it flipped over and crashed shortly after takeoff. Both Farage and the pilot were hospitalised with non-life threatening injuries.
In November 2010, Farage successfully stood in the 2010 UKIP leadership contest, following the resignation of its leader, Lord Pearson of Rannoch. Farage was also ranked 41st in The Daily Telegraph's Top 100 most influential right-wingers poll in October 2009, citing his media savvy and his success with UKIP in the European Elections. Farage was ranked 58th in the 2010 list compiled by Iain Dale and Brian Brivati for The Daily Telegraph. In the same list published in 2012, Farage was ranked 17th.
Farage has been noted for his passionate and sometimes controversial speeches in the European Parliament.
Farage was born in Herne, Kent, on 3 April 1964, to Guy Justus Oscar Farage and Barbara Stevens. His father was a stockbroker in the City who left the family home when Nigel was five years old. Farage was educated at Dulwich College. In 1982 he joined the London commodity brokerage firm Drexel Burnham Lambert. In 1986, he joined Credit Lyonnais Rouse. He joined Refco in 1994, and Natexis Metals in 2003.
In his early 20s, Farage was diagnosed with testicular cancer but made a full recovery. Farage has been described as a "chain smoker".
Farage has been married twice. He married Grace Hayes in 1988, by whom he has two children: Samuel (1989) and Thomas (1991). The marriage was dissolved in 1997. In 1999 he married Kirsten Mehr, a German national, and they have two children, Victoria (born 2000) and Isabelle (born 2005).
Farage has published a book of memoirs, entitled Fighting Bull (Flying Free in paperback), outlining the founding of UKIP and his personal and political life so far.
Active in the Conservative Party from his school days, Farage left the party in 1992 when John Major's Government signed the Treaty on European Union at Maastricht.
UKIP and the European Parliament
Farage was a founding member of UKIP in 1993. He was elected to the European Parliament in 1999 and re-elected in 2004 and 2009. Farage is presently the leader of the thirteen-member UKIP contingent in the European Parliament, and co-leader of the multinational Eurosceptic group, Europe of Freedom and Democracy.
UKIP party leadership
On 12 September 2006, Farage was elected leader of UKIP with 45% of the vote, 20% ahead of his nearest rival. He pledged to bring discipline to the party and to maximise UKIP's representation in local, parliamenta
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
1. Preparations for the European Council meeting (22 May 2013)
Council and Commission statements
2. Fight against tax fraud, tax evasion and tax havens
Report: Mojca Kleva Kekuš (A7-0162/2013)
Report on Fight against Tax Fraud, Tax Evasion and Tax Havens
[COM(2012)0722 - - 2013/2060(INI)]
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
3. Annual tax report: how to free the EU potential for economic growth
Report: Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz (A7-0154/2013)
Report on the Annual Tax report: how to free the EU potential for economic growth
[COM(2012)0756 - - 2013/2025(INI)]
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
• Bluecard question: Liisa JAAKONSAARI MEP (Finland), Socialist group (S&D)
"Thank you. Well there is a great degree of unity here this morning, with a common enemy - rich people, successful companies evading tax, which of course is a problem.
Avoiding tax, which is not illegal, but it gives this whole chamber this morning a high moral tone.
And as Mr Barroso says it is all about the perception of fairness. Because there is the added bonus of course that it drives a wedge between the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and the Caymans.
But before we declare our virtues, perhaps we ought to look just a little bit closer to home.
And I hope that the taxpayers all over Europe listen to this. If we look at the EU officials who work for the European Commission and the European Parliament, the highest category [the most common grade is AD12] are people that earn a net take home pay of just over 100 thousand pounds a year. And yet under EU rules they pay tax of 12 per cent. It is tax fraud on an absolutely massive scale.
And Mr Barroso I would say to you, how can that be deemed to be fair? How can people out there struggling - the 16 million people unemployed in the eurozone - how can they look at these institutions, not only paying people vast sums of money but allowing them tax and pension benefits on a scale not seen anywhere else in the world? So I suggest we have a bit less of this high moral tone.
And what have these officials given us? Well, they were the architects of the euro, which is a complete disaster. Their obsession with global warming which chimes very strongly here means we are despoiling our landscapes and seascapes with these disgusting wind turbines and driving up energy prices.
But never let it be said that I cannot acknowledge success when I see it. And I am sure the citizens of Europe will all clap and cheer loudly that the grave, mortal danger of olive oil in dipping bowls has been removed by the officials. Well done everybody."
Video source: EbS (European Parliament)
• EU Member States:
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage full interview on Australian Television.Nigel Farage is a brilliant and much needed addition to a tired and corrupt political system. But at the moment UKIP is a one man band, he needs to expand the talent pool within the party to be a serious candidate for government.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Recorded from BBC Daily Politics, 13 May 2013.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
-European Parliament, Brussels, 08 May 2013
• Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Co-President of the 'Europe of Freedom and Democracy' (EFD) Group in the European Parliament -
• Workshop for senior editors: The future of Europe in a time of crisis (with the participation of Group presidents)
- The future of the euro area, EU policies and democratic accountability
Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
In anticipation of a promised referendum of the UK's membership of the EU, the key issue is whether Britain will get its democracy and self-governance back so that the future generation can call the country 'their own', UKIP leader Nigel Farage told RT.