FROM UKIP’S DEPUTY LEADER Cam off it, Dave – you can’t call the EU shots!

STRAIGHT TALK­ING

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Abby Clancy ON a sum­mer’s day in 1966, har­dened crim­i­nal Harry Roberts and his as­so­ciates opened fire on three un­armed po­lice of­fi­cers.

The po­lice­men died, but thank­fully Roberts was caught and was sentenced to life im­pris­on­ment.

Fol­low­ing the trial, Mr Jus­tice Hil­dreth Glyn-Jones said he be­lieved that no Home Sec­re­tary “will ever think it fit to show you mercy by re­leas­ing you on li­cence”.

In other words, life should mean life.

Fast for­ward to 2014 and Roberts is be­ing re­leased after 48 years in prison – mean­ing that life has not meant life, after all.

The right-on met­ro­pol­i­tan bed-wet­ters are re­joic­ing at Roberts’ re­lease be­cause ac­cord­ing to them he is no longer a threat to so­ci­ety.

But we abol­ished the death penalty on the pro­viso that peo­ple like Roberts would never see the light of day again.

The fi­nal word goes to the daugh­ter of Jus­tice Hil­dreth Glyn-Jones’s, who ad­mit­ted that her dad wanted to send Roberts to the gal­lows.

In my per­sonal opin­ion, that would have been the best place for him. LAST week the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment “voted” in the new Euro­pean Com­mis­sion.

Th­ese 28 bu­reau­crats are the most pow­er­ful peo­ple in Europe – not that any­one would know.

The par­lia­ment “votes” for them in prac­tice, but re­ally they’re just anointed.

They are headed by a bloke called Jean-Claude Junker who is the for­mer Prime Min­is­ter of Lux­em­bourg – you know, the coun­try that is smaller than Liver­pool.

Be­ing the grov­el­ling EU lick­spit­tles that they are, the Labour party MEPs all voted for this new com­mis­sion, as did the only re­main­ing Lib Dem MEP.

The Con­ser­va­tive MEPs re­sem­bled a dis­united rab­ble with some vot­ing in favour of the new com­mis­sion, some brave ones vot­ing against, but most of them cowardly sat on the fence and sim­ply ab­stained.

Of course I voted against the new com­mis­sion, as did all the UKIP MEPs, be­cause we be­lieve that the peo­ple who make the laws in our coun­try should be the peo­ple we elect in London, not un­elected, un­known, face­less bu­reau­crats in Brussels.

At the same time in London, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­che­quer George Os­borne was be­ing told by his Trea­sury of­fi­cials that the EU had asked Bri­tain for an ex­tra £1.7 bil­lion of tax­pay­ers’ money for its ever ex­pand­ing bud­get.

What was worse for the chan­cel­lor was that the EU had given us a dead­line of De­cem­ber 1 to hand over the cash.

More­over, we were be­ing hit with this de­mand for cash as a pun­ish­ment for hav­ing a “suc­cess­ful” econ­omy.

Yet the French, whose econ­omy has tanked un­der the weight of so­cial­ism, are ac­tu­ally go­ing to get a re­fund of £600 mil­lion!

Scan­dalous

The fol­low­ing day, the Prime Min­is­ter vis­ited Brussels and was also in­formed of the EU’s scan­dalous “sur­charge”.

It seemed as if David Cameron was taken by sur­prise, sug­gest­ing that he had not been told by his own chan­cel­lor about the EU am­bush that was on the cards.

Cameron was rightly fu­ri­ous and told a packed press con­fer­ence that we would not be­ing pay­ing up by De­cem­ber 1 – although he said noth­ing about De­cem­ber 2 or any other date for that mat­ter.

In­deed, rather than com­ing across as states­man-like, Cam looked and sounded more like Hugh Grant’s por­trayal of an angry Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter in the film Love Ac­tu­ally. So what will hap­pen? It’s pretty sim­ple, re­ally – we will have to pay up and ev­ery­one from the Prime Min­is­ter down knows this.

You will hear To­ries and the odd Labour politi­cian say that this is a dis­grace and that we shouldn’t pay up – but this is to­tal crap and they know it.

We HAVE to pay be­cause th­ese are the rules that we signed up to and if we don’t we will be fined and then taken to court by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion – and we will lose ev­ery time.

What this whole sorry saga sim­ply proves is that the Prime Min­is­ter’s state­ments about any fu­ture suc­cess­ful EU rene­go­ti­a­tions are about as re­al­is­tic as Burn­ley win­ning the Premier League this sea­son. It isn’t go­ing to hap­pen.

Cameron should drop the pre­tence now and give us a ref­er­en­dum so that we can leave this un­demo­cratic money-grab­bing leech of an or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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