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The European Union is founded on the belief, like the United Nations, that we need ‘one world government’ run by the elite. They believe that the people are too ignorant and ill-informed so must be led by the ‘great and good’.  This self-serving belief means decrying democracy, which requires leaders to stand for election and be accepted or rejected by the people. The ‘elite’ regard this as personally degrading and want to achieve power without elections.

The EU is their answer. Founded on an unholy alliance of Big Government, Big Business and Big Unions, it takes power away from the people and their elected national governments and gives it to the unelected.

Which is why they will fight tooth and nail to stay in the EU.



France and Germany have a long-standing objective of creating a single Europe run by them. The most striking attempts to achieve this were by Napoleon in 1805-1815 and Hitler in 1939-45. After 1945, it was realised that military measures had failed and the way forward was to be through politics. This led to what was to become the European Union (EU) which, although ostensibly representing all European countries, is a de facto Franco-German empire.

The Maastricht Treaty of 1972 was partly based on a document drawn up in 1940 by Hitler’s General Staff. It gave the appearance of democracy by having a parliament but concentrated all real power in the hands of an unelected bureaucratic body – the EU Commission. This is the only body allowed to propose legislation, the parliament is not allowed to do this. All parliament can do is accept the legislation or reject it. In 99% of cases, it accepts it with little or no debate. Effective counter-arguments are prevented by limiting speakers to a short address of a few seconds.

The resulting legislation is then imposed on EU countries by Regulations which cannot even be debated by national parliaments e.g. VAT rates. Regulations have to be accepted root and branch without discussion.

An alternative to a Regulation is a Directive which tells countries what they have to achieve, e.g. emission standards, but not how to achieve them The national government’s proposal to achieve an aim can then be debated in its own parliament but not the actual Directive itself – that is cast in stone.

It’s easy to see why bureaucrats in big government love the EU – it gives power to them while taking it away from democratically-elected MPs.



Big Business loves the EU because, together with the Commission, they get to write the Regulations and Directives in a way which suits them – but disadvantages their smaller rivals. They also love the freedom of movement which gives them a large and growing pool of cheap labour. They are represented by the Confederation of British Industries (CBI) which is a ‘big boys’ club, unrepresentative of Britain’s 5.3 million firms.

The CBI is a tool of the EU, having received nearly £1million in funding from the Brussels-based European Commission over the last six years. The business organisation also took a further £5.1million from the public sector and £7million from taxpayer-funded quangos over the same period.

Big Business  will say and do anything to keep Britain in the EU.

This is why the recent CBI poll claimed that most companies wanted to stay in. But, in a letter of complaint to the British Polling Council, Vote Leave revealed that the CBI poll did not reflect the number of small businesses in the country. “The CBI fiddles its figures to artificially boost the number of businesses that it claims to represent. Only 20 per cent of the firms in the survey had fewer than 50 employees while 99 per cent of British firms fall into this category.”

Vote Leave also claimed only 22 per cent of businesses in the survey had a turnover of less than £5 million a year yet the average business annual turnover in the UK is just £673,000.

It’s worth remembering that 90% of small UK firms do no business with the EU but are still bogged down by its excessive regulation.



The triad system of big government, big business and big unions was intended to guide the way forward to a United States of Europe. To get the Unions on board, it had to avoid comparison with the capitalist USA which Unions dislike. The big Trade Unions were thus given ‘equal time’ in negotiations on new legislation which helps to explain the mish-mash of legislation designed simultaneously to appease left and right. Small businesses – which cannot afford a permanent lobbying presence in Brussels – are effectively excluded from the process. To the delight of the big unions.

It all harks back to the industrial age beloved by Marxists while simultaneously trying to incorporate modern economic theory. It fails, of course.

As a result of trying to incorporate every point of view, most EU legislation is very long, complicated, full of contradictions and almost impossible for small companies to implement without vastly increasing their administrative costs.

At the heart of EU legislation is the Napoleonic code which starts from the assumption that everything can and should be defined. This is in complete contrast to the Anglo-Saxon tradition which seeks to limit legislation where possible and rely more on common-sense and precedent.

Clearly, we Brits do not fit easily into this legal system but are gradually being forced into it through the introduction of corpus juris which the EU intends to apply throughout the whole EU. Our own laws are now second-class to EU laws.


The above clearly shows the fundamental problem with the EU and why we must leave it to regain our democracy.

In Abraham Lincoln’s immortal words, we want instead:

“Government of the people, by the people and for the people.”



How much does the EU cost Britain?

   Successive governments have refused to conduct an audit of the real costs. They are afraid of the outcome!


As we show alongside, UKIP estimates the cost at around £150 billion a year. If we left the EU the government would not need to make budget cuts!


Here's a challenge to the government. If you disagree with our figures then publish your own.

(Don't hold your breath.)




UKIP gives the answer

UKIP economist Prof Tim Congdon MEP has done a thorough job of estimating the costs.


His conclusion: the EU costs Britain a staggering £150 billion a year.

This amounts to £5,000 a year for every household in the country!


No wonder the government wants to keep it secret!


Tim's booklet is an exhaustive 60 pages long but click here for a pdf Summary.

If you would like a copy of the printed booklet, send an email to: 


The European Union is an ideological mission to create a United States of Europe. It is fundamentally anti-democratic and undemocratic in nature. After thirty-eight years of membership we have reached a situation where most of our laws are made in the EU by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels.

  • We contribute £10 billion every year in membership fees we cannot afford.

  • The EU imposes ever increasing burdens on farming, fishing and industry that cost billions and destroy jobs, and what profitable industry we have left is being surrendered to European regulation and control.

  • We have given up control of our trade and foreign policy, and indeed any area of policy that matters.

  • We are sacrificing our legal system and traditional freedoms under laws to create an oppressive EU system of 'justice'.

  • The worst thing about it is not the economic cost, which is bad enough, but the corrosive political climate of lies, dishonestly and cynicism that grows as politicians from the old failed parties hide from the truth.


Some people (mainly those who benefit from EU membership) say it is impossible for us to pull out of the EU now.

They are wrong!

To find out how we can do it, and get answers to the most common questions, simply click on the image below left to view the PDF.

When you've done that, consider joining UKIP by clicking here.

Two Roads to Ruin

It's said that John Major agreed to the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 without reading it. Instead, he relied on the advice of senior civil servants who welcomed the powers it took from politicians and the people and transferred them to the unelected.

This is hearsay so why not judge for yourself? Below you can read the full and final texts of the two key treaties. It's pretty turgid stuff; which I suspect was the (successful)  attempt to make the documents so unreadable that people would miss the booby traps.

The Maastricht Treaty 1992

Lisbon Treaty 2007


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