PRESS RELEASE: MEP GIVES DUDLEY THE CHANCE TO HAVE THEIR SAY ABOUT EU
Independent West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire will be sending her Have Your Say Battle Bus to Dudley High Street on 16th September 2011. Nikki’s highly successful campaign has been featured across the national press as she delivered 100,000 signatures to Downing Street on 8th September 2011. The Campaign for a Referendum on our continued membership of the European Union is carrying on collecting signatures across the region, as well as giving out information and advice about MEP’s and European Matters.
Nikki wants a referendum so everybody has a chance to register their say on whether we should be a part of the European Union, and the West Midlands has contributed over half of the 100,000 signature total.
Anyone under the age of 54 has never had the chance to speak about this issue, which Nikki believes is a breach of our democratic principles. The last time the UK held a referendum on the Common Market, as it was known then, was in 1975 – and even this was retrospective. Despite the fact that this campaign could leave Ms Sinclaire without a job, Nikki is passionate that people be given a voice in deciding whether it is right that:
· The UK contributes £48 million per day to the EU
· 75% of UK laws are decided by the EU yet the UK only has 72 MEPs in the Parliament out of a total of 736 MEPs
· Each day we buy £5 million more from EU countries than they buy from us.
Commenting on her “Have Your Say” campaign, Nikki Sinclaire said, ““European Law is rarely conducive or indeed relevant to British industry or infrastructure. The EU takes almost £50 million a day of our money for the privilege of belonging - money better spent in this country, where we need it most - on our hospitals, on our schools and in supporting our pensioners. When will the political elite realise that Britain cannot afford to remain in this Parliament?”
Like many towns across the UK, Dudley faces mounting cuts to public services. Nikki finds it a disgrace that even as the British public tightens its belt, the EU approves budget rises and other measures which will impact on the British pocket.
Nikki’s team advisers will be with her mobile surgery on Dudley High Street from 10am – 3pm to collect signatures for the campaign, hand out literature and to give out information and advice about Nikki and the European Union.
For further information, pictures or interviews, please contact Nicole Carroll at the Office of Nikki Sinclaire on 0121 359 5933 or 07974233902