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Farage on Cameron renegotiation attempt: Hardly worth the wait - truly pathetic
Date 02/02/2016 14:50  Author webmaster  Hits 1058  Language Global
UKIP Press Release

There is no fundamental reform, there's some fiddling around the edges on migrant benefits. I absolutely predict that the effect of this will not be to reduce the numbers coming to Britain - UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP

Responding to the document from European Council President Donald Tusk, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said:

"Hardly worth waiting for.  It is truly pathetic. No treaty change, no repatriation of powers, no ability to control our own laws, our money or our borders.  Now let's get on with the referendum.

"What it means is more Europe with an EU army, EU accession of Turkey, and EU primacy over our laws and our courts.

"Well Cameron wanted a four year ban on migrant benefits, he didn't even ask for a restriction on the open door movement that we have to nearly half a billion people. We can in the first few months or year stop benefits, but from years 2, 3 and 4 bring them up to the current levels. This is pretty weak stuff.

"Fundamental treaty change, that is what the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary talked about. A change in our relationship, reform of the European institutions and Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, in the first sentence of this document says that all the principles on which the European Union was founded have been respected. The treaties stay intact.



"There is no fundamental reform, there's some fiddling around the edges on migrant benefits. I absolutely predict that the effect of this will not be to reduce the numbers coming to Britain but given the huge increase that is coming to a minimum wage, to our living wage, even more people will come.

"I suspect the European Council will approve this document, they are giving us nothing."
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