Friday, 12 October 2012



An MEP has today slammed the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union today.

Nikki Sinclaire, who is the We Demand a Referendum MEP for the West Midlands, has questioned why the award has been given to the EU when many of its nations are in turmoil due to financial problems.

Nikki Sinclaire said, “I am astonished at the decision to give the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union at this time.

The EU is currently in turmoil. We have citizens of Greece who are starving because of austerity measures that have been forced upon them. The suicide rate has risen in Greece as people have been unable to support themselves and their families, and the EU has done little for Greece other than tell them that these measures are needed.

What about the riots that have taken place in Spain? Forced austerity across Europe is causing major outbreaks of violence and there is much ill-feeling towards these EU enforced measures.

We still have major issues in Cyprus, which the EU fails to address.

Have I got the date wrong as this feels like an elaborate April Fool’s joke, sadly the joke is on us”.

Nikki Sinclaire MEP is part of the We Demand a Referendum party. The party has challenged David Cameron to call an In/Out EU referendum by the 1st January 2014. If the Prime Minister fails to do this, the party will stand in every seat in the European Elections of 2014.

----Quoted on Guardian website with extract of above press release---