EU Passes Bill Punishing British Taxpayers by 5 Votes — Because UKIP MEPs Left the Chamber
March 26, 2010 - By BNP News
European-ParliamentThe European Parliament passed a motion — by five votes — which will force European taxpayers to hand over cash to the Third World for “climate change” because most of the useless UKIP MEPs wandered out of the chamber before the final vote.
“This was a shocking UKIP betrayal of the trust of their voters and of the interests of Britain,” Nick Griffin MEP said.
The “Report on the effects of the global financial and economic crisis on developing countries and on development cooperation,” authored by socialist Spanish MEP Enrique Guerrero Salom, contains six separate calls to strengthen the EU and undemocratic global government institutions including the United Nations.
Other proposals in the report would transfer the burden of billions of dollars of debt from ‘developing’ countries onto the backs of taxpayers and consumers in Britain.
“The ‘Salom Report’ will set in motion another EU power grab which will have shattering effects on British taxpayers and businesses,” said BNP MEP Andrew Brons.
“Yet it could have been strangled at birth if Nigel Farage and his idle bunch of show-boaters had bothered to stay and help vote it down.
“We knew this important vote was going to be close, so when Nigel Farage left the chamber some time before it was due, we assumed he’d be back.
“What happened instead was that first William Dartmouth followed him, and then all but one of UKIP’s total of twelve MEPs sneaked out in dribs and drabs.
“As we’ve noticed before, UKIP tend to stay for the electronic roll call votes, but couldn’t be bothered to stay for the final round of votes that were done by show of hands,” Mr Brons said, adding that the likely reason for such UKIP behaviour was the fact that participation in a sufficient number of roll call votes is a condition of getting paid as an MEP.
“The end result was that the final show of hands vote on the report was so close that Mr Griffin and myself called for an electronic check.
“After our demand was supported by several dozen other members, the result was counted via our voting machines,” he said.
The socialist report was then shown to have been passed by only five votes, or 283 to 278.
“If just half of the UKIP contingent had been bothered to stay, instead of dashing for the bar, smoking lounge or the first plane home, we would have defeated it,” Mr Brons said. “Instead, the far left socialists and internationalists won, thanks to the bone-idle laziness of the UKIP MEPs.”
The motion will now provide the European Commission with the excuse they need for another wave of pernicious legislation. UKIP let down their voters and all of Britain.
Mr Griffin recounted that at the end of the session, MEPs from other parties who are formally allied to UKIP in the European Parliament, and who opposed the motion, were scathing of Mr Farage and his lazy MEPs.
“One Tory was standing next to me in the queue to sign Written Declarations,” Mr Griffin said.
“He commented on the fact that Andrew Brons and I ‘against all predictions and expectations’, are taking a really active part in parliamentary affairs, ‘unlike UKIP who only come in to do their 50 percent of their votes to get paid and then bugger off’.
“I spoke with one of the other Members of the Europe of Freedom & Democracy group to which UKIP belongs,” Mr Griffin continued.
“They were all spitting feathers. My EDF contact told me that ‘those people’ are so hard to work with.”
* The report which UKIP’s laziness let through recommends that the EU “study the grounds of a moratorium on debt repayments, including capital and interest, and debt cancellation for less-developed countries.”
In addition, it demands that the EU call upon member states to devote at least 25 percent of the “revenues generated from the auctioning of carbon dioxide emission allowances to support developing countries effectively, using public investment, in coping with climate change.”