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Inconvenient Truths About the UK and the EU by William Dartmouth MEP
What is it about?
Falsehoods abound on the UK’s economic relationship with the EU. This panoramic study dispels those falsehoods one by one. Using analysis, tables and graphs the works demonstrate how EU membership materially harms the UK and, thus, how BREXIT is the best way for the UK to exploit fully its inherent strengths.
The book refutes many myths surrounding the UK's EU membership.
To buy your copy, please send a cheque payable to UKIP Torbay for £5-50 (p&p inclusive), to the Office of William Dartmouth MEP, 49 Market Street, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3AW (all profits sent to the IDDE). Any overseas orders, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
03/02/2017 William challenges Labour MEP Seb dance to Public Debate
There is only one side that has lied in this debate – it is not Nigel Farage
I am formally challenging Seb Dance to a public debate. Otherwise it is clear that he s is only capable of making false accusations in block capitals.
(Dance currently serves as a Member of the European Parliament for the London region for the Labour Party. He was elected in 2014)Photo Credit: James Fraser
14/11/2016 Nigel Farage should be appointed as the UK's Ambassador to the US
Nigel Farage should be appointed as the UK's Ambassador to the USA with effect from January 1st 2017.
On BREXIT, the Special Relationship will be even more important. Nigel Farage already has good ties and a relationship with the US President-Elect Donald Trump - much better than any one else in British public life. His appointment would materially assist the UK in getting a UK-USA Trade agreement for the first time. We in the UK would then be "at the front of the queue".
Nigel Farage's appointment is clearly in the national interest. The alternative is some establishment Foreign Office "high flyer" with neither empathy nor understanding for the next US President and administration.
Nigel Farage is the best choice for UK Ambassador in Washington and the only rational one. The UK's national interest should come first.
23/7/2014 - The countryside vote is there for the taking - William said at the Game Fair at Blenheim Palace ‘Much of our appeal is from countryside voters who are disillusioned with the political establishment. UKIP appeals to all types of people. That includes landed types as well as blue collar voters and decaying aristocrats such as myself’.
12/7/2014 - Meeting held between Gibraltar's two UKIP MEPs and Deputy Chief Minister in Brussels - They discussed Spanish activities at the border and in Gibraltarian Territorial Waters, the theft of Reefy and the apparent downgrading of the MOD presence on the Rock.
11/7/2014 - Juncker reiterates that David Cameron will not get his way on open EU borders and unlimited mass immigration. When William asked Jean-Claude if free movement of people was a founding EU principle and ‘non-negotiable’ he replied "Yes".
10/7/2014 - Open Borders are non negotiable - Jean-Claude Juncker – Free movement of workers is a ‘right’.
2/7/2014 - One Vote. One Man. - In the EU ‘Democracy’ means a choice of one.
25/6/2014 - Cameron wants Albania to join EU and have access to the UK - David Cameron breaks another promise and ignores UK voters. William Dartmouth says "clearly, David Cameron cannot be trusted". Immigration is now the number one concern for the electorate yet our Prime Minister rides roughshod over their concerns.
28/5/2014 - Lib Dems wiped out by UKIP earthquake - Graham Watson loses his seat in the South West.
27/5/2014 - Thank You! - William and his team of supporters would like to thank all of you who voted UKIP in the South West. Gawain Towler narrowly missed becoming our third MEP in the region because the electoral commission allowed a spoiler party with a similar name on the ballot paper. For the full results and all of your new UKIP MEPs go here.
19/5/2014 - Labour and Tories should say sorry - UKIP won't be apologising for the 'mistakes' of Labour and Tory governments
4/5/2014 - It's the smears that are lazy not UKIP! - William returns fire at tardy point scoring after he's ranked the third most active MEP in the UK.
22/4/2014 - Well they’re chattering now! - Fear of UKIP winning on May 22nd drives MSM into outrage.
16/4/2014 - Flooded with cash but no money for Somerset - Dredging for money is difficult in the EU.
16/4/2014 - 19 years of fraud yet we still pay the bills - The EU no longer has a legitimate mandate so why does the British government allow taxpayers to foot the bill?
11/4/2014 - Tories ban Brexit - Hague's censorship shows the Tories want to stay in the EU whatever the arguments.
3/4/2014 - Tories Tolerate Turkey - Show tacit support for censorship.
3/4/2014 - Stripping out the veto - EU wants the seat of power.
30/3/2014 - Get Britain out of the EU and into the world - British jobs are being stifled by staying in.
28/3/2014 - Freedom, Justice, Security - Lost to the EU - Our rights are being undermined and destroyed by the creation of the European Union's own system of criminal law.
20/3/2014 - EU destabilising Ukraine with promises of funding was 'dunce's diplomacy' - The British public don't want to be drawn into an EU - Russian cold war.
16/3/2014 - In the EU and ruled by the EU - William says that the so called 'British influence' in the EU has no effect in the real world.
14/3/2014 - Tories are 'investing' your money in Turkey - Some enlightening news from the Tory party in the age of austerity.
11/3/2014 - Turkish Delights - Tories want Turkey to be part of the EU in 2025.
5/3/2014 - The Environment Agency must go! - A public enquiry must be held into the Somerset flooding.
3/3/2014 - The government's current approach to the crisis in Ukraine risks making the situation in the region even worse. - William warns about being dragged into the Ukrainian crisis.
27/2/2014 - Out of the EU and into the world - We must end Britain's isolation trapped inside the EU.
26/2/2014 - All EU sales acts are final - EU is reducing contract choice in the market place via harmonisation.
14/2/2014 - We're being flooded by EU diktats which our own government are only too happy to implement - William accuses the EU of contributing to a floods crisis by putting wildlife before people.
11/2/2014 - A high speed gravy train using British Taxpayers money - William slams the EU gravy train for funding another high speed Turkey
10/2/2014 - William asks why are the LibLabCon intent on the Balkanisation of the UK? - The three old parties favour more migration from Balkans.
6/2/2014 - Petty Spanish delays are vindictive and political - Gibraltar is suffering whilst the EU ignores its own rules.
5/2/2014 - It's time to dump the EU protection racket - Even the President of Italy knows this.
23/12/2013 - Closed Europe - Everything you wanted to know about trade with the EU but were afraid to ask.
21/12/2013 - An EU bloc to global trade - The European Union is holding Britain back from prosperity.
11/12/2013 - Spend, Spend, Spend - The ‘colleagues’ show solidarity with the EU gravy train.
9/12/2013 - Can EU tell them apart? - In Wales it's UKIP versus the rest in 2014.
3/12/2013 - At a demonstration about the Spanish treatment of Gibraltar, William helps hand in a letter to the Spanish Embassy from the Defenders of Gibraltar. You can see the live stream of the long wait lines at the frontier here. Questions have also been asked if Commissioner Almunia can be objective on the subject of Gibraltar?
27/11/2013 - Bag diplomacy shows Spanish disdain for Gibraltar's sovereignty - William writes to the Spanish Ambassador to the European Union demanding an explanation over the opening of a British diplomatic bag.
21/11/2013 - William supports Gibraltar's call for a Naval deterrent against Spain - Bullies only understand blunt language.
6/11/2013 - Steel yourselves for job losses and high prices - Excess planning creates a shortage of jobs.
23/10/2013 - One rule for EU and one rule for Spain - There’s still no respite for the Rock from Spain.
23/10/2013 - The EU foreign service is a gigantic gravy train - External action service is a self-satisfied service for EU insiders.
21/10/2013 - Labour imports more unemployment - Labour are working harder to make UK unemployment even higher.
8/10/2013 - Free nations trade freely - Why can’t the UK have its own trade agreement with China? Trade is a nation's lifeblood so whoever controls it, controls everything else.
18/9/2013 - Arresting journalists should not become a European value - Turkish show trials don’t belong in Europe
10/9/2013 - UKIP in Gibraltar - To celebrate Gibraltar's national day William visits the rock.
9/9/2013 - Mud slinging media - William goes behind the real scandal of politicians' expenses
22/8/2013 - UKIP stand between the Rock and a hard place - William speaks up for Gibraltar.
6/8/2013 - Gibraltar's party has just begun - There's one party not afraid to stand up for Gibraltar's interests.
5/8/2013 - UKIP demand urgent action over Gibraltar - We must protect Gibraltar as we would any other part of Britain.
4/8/2013 - CBI's 'research' is biased and flawed - The CBI's '"Doing things by halves? ... lessons from Switzerland and Norway" is only half the story.
1/8/2013 - We should not become involved in fuelling a sectarian civil war in Syria - Cameron is following Blair's folly in Iraq
3/7/2013 - It's our money but Labour don't want it returned to us - Labour votes against UKIP amendment to return British taxpayer's money
1/7/2013 - John Kerry - Don't bug US, we'll bug EU - EU-US showdown over spying scandal.
24/6/2013 - Tories admit EU renegotiation hasn’t even begun - and it’s unlikely it will ever happen
12/6/2013 - A coalition of the unwilling - The EU foreign service diminishes our influence in the world.
2/6/2013 - Bulldozed by the Tories - When the greenbelt has gone it's gone forever.
29/5/2013 - Chipping away at the UK's permanent seat on the UN Security Council - The EU will never cease in seizing power and influence from the UK.
28/5/2013 - The view from EU - William seeks answers from EU trade commissioner Karel De Gucht.
22/5/2013 - An open door for the mass unemployed - William says there will be no limits for new jobseekers when Bosnia and Herzegovina joins the EU.
21/5/2013 - Set Anglo-US trade free - Another economic benefit of being outside of the EU customs union.
18/5/2013 - Last Brexit for Britain - Britain must take the EU exit soon.
8/5/2013 - Our membership of the EU enables interference from a Spanish politician over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands - This illustrates the point that Britain’s membership of the EU diminishes our influence in the world.
6/5/2013 - EU are under arrest - Imagine if you lived in a country where you could be held without trial for years - You already do.
20/4/2013 - Jobs are being lost as EU politics are being used to undermine trade - While the EU fiddles unemployment rises.
18/4/2013 - A green card for Turkey - Pre-accession funding for Turkey must be stopped forthwith.
17/4/2013 - Vanity Fair - The EU is a merry-go-round of largesse funding a house of vanity.
15/4/2013 - One fifth of jobs on the taxpayer funded crossrail rail project are going to foreigners despite high unemployment in Britain. - In his role as UKIP trade spokesman William says that the problem can only be solved by seizing back employment laws from the Europe Union.
31/3/2013 - The Serbs should not forget how badly they were treated by the European Union - Serbia should hold onto its sovereignty and stay out of the EU.
23/3/2013 - The politics of positive and the death of distance - William speaks at the UKIP spring conference in Exeter.
13/3/2013 - Is it right for Ukraine to send a judge to the European Court of Human Rights? - They should put their own house in order first.
12/3/2013 - Why the rush? - Serbia and Kosovo’s EU accession shouldn’t be hurried.
3/3/2013 - A wake up call to the spin and lies - With the coalition Tories having given secret assurances to the Romanian government that migrants from their country will be able to claim benefits in Britain when they arrive, William says it’s time we woke up to the spin and lies of the political classes.
23/2/2013 - Export our way out of recession - William says that the Greens must be told that the UK must export more not less to recover from the economic crisis.
21/2/2013 - Economic death by green agenda - Green policies are creating unemployment across Europe.
20/2/2013 - A warrant for EU - Our politicians have handed over UK justice to a foreign power.
16/2/2013 - Education, Health and Housing for Eastleigh - UKIP raise the issues that matter for the voters of Eastleigh.
7/2/2013 - Spain is deliberately provoking tensions with Gibraltar - William says that the Government must now draw a line in the sand following the latest incursion by Spain.
6/2/2013 - Kurds must be free from Turkish oppression - The establishment must stop sweeping the oppression of the Kurdish people under the carpet.
26/1/2013 - The EU only benefits politicians like Lib Dem MEP Graham Watson - Only UKIP want MEPs to be made redundant.
24/1/2013 - We need to get out of European Union and into the world - Things can only get better when you’re out of the EU.
18/12/2013 - Made by EU - and built by Brussels bureaucrats. The provenance of where things are made.
17/12/2013 - The bogus argument that trade implies political union - William makes comparisons with Brazil on trade.
16/12/2013 - Tories should stop splitting UKIP’s vote - William says there should be no deals with the vote splitting Tories.
15/12/2013 - A question of confidence - The EU wants to rate itself. How will the markets react?
14/12/2013 - Audit? - What Audit? - William Dartmouth asks if MEPs know what’s going on in the EU?
12/12/2012 - Britain is not here to serve as an arm of the Obama administration's foreign policy - William says "It is not the job of the UK to make the work of US diplomats easier. It is our job to secure our own interests."
12/12/2012 - Abolish the EAW now! - In the European parliament William calls for the injustices and automatic extradition of the European arrest warrant to end.
09/12/2012 - Trial by European Arrest Warrant – After eight years Michael Turner and Jason McGoldrick’s case finally went to trial in Hungary on November 29th.
25/10/2012 - Britain can be a proud nation once more and go it alone without the European Union – William says that Mr De Gucht’s concern about our future is misplaced".
24/10/2012 - Trade agreements with Japan, the EU way – William debates with Tory MEP Syed Kamall over EU trade negotiations with Japan.
23/10/2012 - Trade dictatorships – Detrimental trade terms are holding back the UK economy.
26/9/2012 - It's time to take a tougher line with Spain over Gibraltar – William urges the British Government to be stronger in its dealings with Spain over Gibraltar’s territorial waters.
19/9/2012 - Chalk and cheese – The Anglosphere vs the EU.
12/9/2012 - Daniel Cohn-Bendit fails to understand democracy – Play the ball and not the man. Cohn-Bendit's left wing prejudices get the better of him.
12/9/2012 - Over fished under stocked and over here – UKIP blasts the European Union’s common fisheries policy and the economic and environmental damage it has caused.
11/9/2012 - Duff advice on a common European foreign policy – The Liberal Democrats want a common European foreign policy.
10/9/2012 - Heading for the Grexit – An exit from the Euro and return to the Drachma is the only solution for Greece.
14/7/2012 - European (Trade) Union – The EU has a perpetual stream of socialist policies which are impossible to repeal and bypass national democracies.
16/6/2012 - Schengen is bordering on bonkers – A common sense free zone across the European Union.
12/6/2012 - "Put your own house in order over human rights" – In the eyes of the EU some people's rights are better than others.
10/6/2012 - Is the EU becoming a nation state? – William challenges the 'mission creep' of the European Union.
24/5/2012 - Euro-Slush! The EU is funding corruption in other countries using British taxpayer's money.
23/5/2012 - Pass the sick bag! Cameron's ban on prisoner's votes is another sham - Cameron is proved powerless once again in the face of rulings by the European Union.
20/5/2012 - Building and maintaining the EU empire across the world - The EU needs to employ a lot of people to project their power across the globe and William asks how many civil servants does the EU employ worldwide in their delegations?
3/5/2012 - The unknown war Britain must win - If you want to keep your liberties you must challenge the political orthodoxy..
27/4/2012 - The great European Union pretence - The grand illusion of the EU super-state.
20/4/2012 - Abu Qatada – Behind the headlines - The real story behind the coalition's contorted dealings with Abu Qatada.
19/4/2012 - Who really is 'swivel eyed' here? - The Minister of state for energy and climate change Gregory Barker is challenged to a public debate by William over his remarks on UKIP being 'swivel eyed'.
18/4/2012 - Low taxes mean more jobs and more growth - William challenges the far left socialist orthodoxy and mindset that controls the European Union.
14/4/2012 - Malcolm Wood has passed away - Malcolm was part of William's team in the South West and he will be sorely missed.
29/03/2012 - Blue cards – Yellow Answers - Questions and non answers about Turkey and the EU budget
29/03/2012 - Asian Allies - Keeping up the pressure on Bashar al-Assad and the Turkish connection.
28/03/2012 - Does Turkey have to join the EU to be an ally? - William confronts Tory MEP Geoffrey Van Orden MEP on the conservatives' policy on Turkey joining the European Union.
27/03/2012 - All your data and people 'are' belong to us - Baroness Sarah Ann Ludford MEP speaks for the illiberal undemocratic party in the UK and William Dartmouth responds.
22/03/2012 - Mythbusters - The European External Inaction Service is based on a gigantic myth.
20/03/2012 - Bosnia-Herzegovina would have to join the euro - William challenges the Council and Commission statement on the enlargement report for Bosnia-Herzegovina.
14/03/2012 - Bosnia-Herzegovina - The never-ending cost of EU membership - William reveals how hard hit British and European taxpayers foot the bill for EU expansion.
04/03/2012 - Euro-Rendition - The time for debate is over - Mike and Jason have been trapped by a Kafkaesque bureaucracy thanks to the Liberal Democrats and their coalition partners the Tories.
27/02/2012 - Lib Dem MEP Graham Watson in the dock over European arrest warrant - William accuses Graham Watson of trashing British freedoms.
21/02/2012 - William will be in Budapest as an observer to support Mark and Jason - Jason McGoldrick and Michael Turner are returning to Hungary for a court hearing next week and William will be there as an observer of the proceedings.
3/02/2012 - Is Baroness Ashton hiding from scrutiny? - William says "Ashton was Gordon Brown's fourth choice for the position she now holds. MEPs were today showing what they think of this appointment. That is why the chamber was virtually empty."
The politics of trade
The EU uses weapons of mass production for political ends.
EU trade sanctions against the Commonwealth
William says sanctions by the European Union against Commonwealth nations are of grave concern.
Pie in the sky
The Danish recipe for jobs.
Rail plan will have no benefit for Bristol or the South West
William slams the Tories approval of High Speed Rail 2 over high costs and zero benefits.
Tory MEP thinks Icelandic Minister Stalinist
Sir Robert Atkins Conservative MEP - The true face of the Tories.
William pays tribute to Graham Booth
"His goodness, kindness and selflessness shone through all he did. Anybody who knew him will only remember the laughter and good humour that followed in his wake. "Devon has lost a great voice and a fine man. "My deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and to Devon itself which has lost a great advocate."
Voting for an open prison
William's amendment to safeguard liberties in Europe is rejected.
Trial by EAW
Locked up without trial – The European arrest warrant.
Strip the British rebate!
Smash and grab - EU socialists want more British money.
Euro ratings crash – Standard & Poor's downgrade the Eurozone bloc.
No Kidding! - EU trade with Pakistan and India.
The cost of Kosovo
A failed state - The price of EU enlargement.
Very high levels of youth unemployment are still rising across Europe and the UK with more than a million 16 to 24-year-olds out of work in Britain.
"Germany is dominating Europe"
Pulling the strings - Political Puppetry in the European Union.
A bad day for Dave and the political classes - A good day for the
On Monday 24th October 2011 Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrats MPs voted by a majority of 372 to oppose the motion for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.
Human wrongs and legal rights.
Projecting 'soft' power through trade
Cloaking the real agenda behind trade agreements.
The market markdowns the stupid Euro.
Points of light in the European 'Parliament.
Better off out - Making our own choices in our own interest.
Failed federasts get their beneficial crisis.
Through the looking glass
DOHA - Let them eat jam tomorrow.
Fears of import free-for-all over controversial fish deal
"How can it be right that Morocco, which has no recognised claims to these waters, can be allowed to carry on without the strict restrictions that the British fishing industry has had to bear for so long?"
UKIP support surges in the SW
Tory and Labour support is down.
When in a hole keep digging
"EU Good - More EU Better".
"No imprisonment without trial"
Shipped off with no right of appeal because of the European arrest warrant.
Too little - Too Late
There's not much left to catch after the damage done by the Common Fisheries Policy.
The enemies within
It's the UK politicians who are giving control to the EU.
Arrest and deportation
Spot the difference - British subjects can be arrested and sent abroad but foreign nationals can't be deported.
"Events dear boy"
Changes to Schengen and the EU Nomenklatura.
Politics and Geography don't necessarily mix
Geographical Europe vs Political Union.
Frozen feet and cold shoulders
Default positions - The bankers wake up.
Open borders don't work and aren't in the British national interest
William says that the Schengen Agreement is “unworkable” in the 21st century and the proposal to review it is “inevitable.”
Andrew Symeou is acquitted
The European Arrest Warrant is now in the dock.
Imprisonment in America and Europe.
Knighting a republican is an affront to Her Majesty
On hearing the news of Lib Dem MEP Graham Watson receiving a knighthood William has said "The award of a knighthood to Graham Watson, the sponsor of the European Arrest Warrant, serves to underline all that is wrong with the honours system, in respect of establishment politics".
"For such a person, who is primarily responsible for countless sleepless nights, suffered by British subjects in foreign prison cells, and their relatives, such a reward is, in my humble opinion, an affront."
"Furthermore, I find it hypocritical that Sir Graham, as he now is, an avowed anti-monarchist, and leading light in the campaign pressure group Republic, should accept this award in, what is, after all, Her Majesty's Birthday Honours list."
Liberty ends at Calais for the Lib Dems
Sarah Ludford and the illiberal anti-democrats.
The brutal truth about the proposed EU-Canada trade agreement
Trade agreements comes with strings attached.
Outrage over pay cut for Parachute regiment
William Dartmouth says our troops deserve better.
Cultural Learnings of Europe for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of EU
Detached Attachés in another cultural dimension.
The Un-Common Market
We were sold a lemon in 1973.
Zero growth under Lisbon
The Greens recipe for trade will lower our living standards.
18/4/2011 - Will you be celebrating Europe day today? - How did we reach this point and who is really to blame?
Supply and demand
Far left ideas are driving policy agendas in the European Union.
William meets the ambassador of Pakistan
William met H.E. Mr Jalil Abbas Jilani, Ambassador of Pakistan to the EU, Belgium, Luxembourg and NATO, and presented him with a special edition of speeches made by all the MEPs who spoke at a debate on the assassination of William's friend Salmaan Taseer who was murdered after speaking up for a Christian.
Using the European Investment Bank to implement EU policy with the costs
passed on to taxpayers
What cost for meddling in the E.I.B.?
The UK Government is guilty of neglecting British Subjects
Sacrificing our historic liberties on the altar of European Union
Breaking news - Michael Turner to sue the UK and Hungarian authorities
Michael Turner who had his life turned upside down by the European arrest warrant is going to take the government to court.
Dartmouth vs Duff
What mandate? – UKIP battles the Lib Dems in Strasbourg.
The Alternative Vote
Is AV good or bad for UKIP? - William Dartmouth explains.
The lender of last resort
The taxpayer will foot the bill for political meddling in the European investment bank.
Far east rip-offs are causing problems for British industry.
Owing the European Union a great debt.
Answer the question
How can you innovate by diktat?
Over-ruled, Over-led, Over-taxed and Over here
The UK bears the brunt of the Euro-Regime.
European ‘Tax competition’
No debate is allowed over EU wide taxes.
William calls for an inquiry into why a breakthrough inhaler for asthma sufferers is being shelved for 14 years.
A friend and a moderate
William Dartmouth pays respect to Punjab Governor Salman Taseer who was murdered on January the 4th in Islamabad after his defence of a Christian woman sentenced to death.
Investment without barriers
Removing the EU handicap to trade.
Using trade as a tool to push the global warming agenda
Political meddling will make the world a poorer place.
Where do EU funds come from?
Conservative MEP Kay Swinburne is very pleased for the EU to have their cut and cream off UK taxpayers money.
Business as usual
The Court of Auditors have rejected the EU accounts yet again, and the European 'Parliament' wants to postpone the vote on this.
Trade works better than aid
But why should the UK have to ask with whom it can trade with?
Whose money is it anyway?
William sets the record straight on 'EU money'.
Cause and effect
Contrasting Graham Watson's enthusiasm for the European arrest warrant with the reality as told by Jason McGoldrick.
Using trade as a political tool
How the EU uses 'Corporate social responsibility' as a tool in its' political agenda.
French/EU veto on UK trade deal with Pakistan should be ignored
The Earl of Dartmouth asks the Prime Minister to unilaterally open up a free trade deal with Pakistan to help mitigate the effects of the recent floods.
Turkey - a state too far
The effects of Turkish membership of the European Union on the United Kingdom.
No Truth - No Justice
Mark Turner and William Dartmouth expose the British politicians who are giving away our liberty.