Monday, February 26, 2024

UKIP MEP Tim Aker slams Labour and Tory MEPs over Brexit

ON Wednesday the EU Parliament debated Brexit, a full nine months after the British people made the historic decision to vote to leave the EU. Labour and Tory MEPs voted against plans to stop funding the EU after Brexit and against plans to boycott the ridiculous £52bn divorce bill they have pulled out the air. UKIP MEPs were the only ones to vote for the end of free movement of people post Brexit.

Cllr Tim Aker MEP said: “At the first hurdle, the Tories have shown they do not believe Brexit to be Brexit after all. When given the choice, Tory MEPs did not support taking back control of our borders after we leave the EU.

“Long term funding of the EU, a ridiculous divorce bill and continuation of free movement is what Tories and Labour are willing to give away in the EU negotiations.

“Theresa May backed remain during the referendum, she sat on Brexit for nine months and now she is willing to sell Gibraltar, throw our fishermen under the bus and give up our immigration controls in the Brexit negotiations.”

Link to EU Resolution and links to amendments: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=P8-RC-2017-0237&language=EN

Budget (Paragraph 11 split vote 2 and Amendments 12, 13 and 14)

– Labour and Tories voted against no legal obligation for the UK to contribute further to the budget after withdrawal
– Labour and Tories voted against rejecting the EU divorce bill

Free movement (Amendment 9)

– Tories abstained on saying free movement must end
– Labour voted against saying free movement must end

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