"UKIP are appalled that both the British Conservatives and Labour in the European Parliament have today voted for the European Commission to interfere in British laws on funding for political parties."- UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall
• Paul Nuttall, MEP for the North West and deputy leader, today said: "UKIP does not support interference by the European Commission in any aspect of funding for British political parties. UKIP supports the laws which are already in place in Britain which prohibit foreign funding of political parties."
"We do not want to establish a precedent for the European Commission to interfere in any way with the laws the British parliament makes on funding, and we are appalled to find that both the British Conservative and Labour MEPs voted in favour of establishing this precedent."
"The Commission must keep its nose out of British politics. What needs to be questioned instead is the vast funding the Commission makes to organisations in Britain such as the BBC, which between 2007 and 2013 received €30.2m (approximately £22m) from the Commission, and the funding given by the Commission to such pro-EU groups such as the CBI."