UKIP's London MEP Gerard Batten was joined by those who have suffered at the hands of the EU's police state ambitions as he delivered his speech today at Torquay's annual conference.
Here is the speech in full:
• Good morning ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your warm welcome. I am not going to use this opportunity to promote my candidature for UKIP’s leadership. As most of you will know I stood in last year’s contest and I came second after Lord Pearson. I have declared my intention to stand this time and I will tell you my programme at the appropriate time and place.
What I will do now is to tell you about how the European Union is creating its own system of criminal law. The EU is in the process of creating its own police state.