It is not the issue of benefits that matters, it is not even the matter of immigration that must drive the referendum debate. But it’s the issue of who governs Britain - UKIP Leader Nigel Farage
•Despite what David Cameron would have you believe, it is not about welfare benefits for EU migrants into the UK. What it is about is the simple proposition: Who governs Britain.
Really it is that simple. Should the UK be governed by her own citizens, or should it takes it orders from a crowd of unelected, and unaccountable technocrats based in Brussels?
Everything else is detail, important detail, but detail.
Over the past few years UKIP has focused on the issue of immigration not because immigration is in of itself a bad or good thing, but because while we are members of the European Union the immigration system of the UK is both out of control and skewed for reasons of EU politics rather than the needs of the United Kingdom.
And decisions that affect the fabric of our society and those who live within it are properly taken by those people and nobody else.
It is the very root and fundament of what we understand democracy to be and our membership of the European Union has made that term meaningless in so many aspects of public life.
So back to Dave and his caravan across the continent. The whole purpose of this trip to Copenhagen, Warsaw, Paris, Berlin and elsewhere and of course his statements prior to and during last week’s European Council meeting in Riga was all the same.