Independent MEP for the South East, member of the Europe of Nations and Freedoms group in the European Parliament
Janice Atkinson is the Independent MEP for the South East. She fought the 2010 election as a Tory PPC and is now a vice chairman of the ENF group in the European Parliament. She jointly ran WomenOn.org, a think tank/pressure group based on centre-right thinking to counteract the left's feminista project under the high priestess of feminism, Harriet Harmanista and believes feminism is toxic and doesn't represent ordinary women. She is an ordinary woman, has run her own successful media and marketing agency. She is on her second marriage to the wonderful Simon, she has two sons and two step-children. She will not seek to offend but to defend the policies of the right (and sometimes even the left), expose daft ideas and the politically correct.
I was in Brussels for a number of interviews on Brexit and meetings when my assistant suggested we attend the 'European Business Summit, Under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King of the Belgians', in one of his magnificent palaces. Not wanting to be rude, off we went.
Forgetting even European decline, its importance to the UK is shrinking. In the last seventeen years, the proportion of UK goods going to the EU has dropped by 10% - not risen as you'd expect. The rate at which this is happening has also sped up since 2010, to 1% per year. Predictions suggest that this will continue until at least 2019.
It was a brilliant few days. Before I flew home I took part in a Fox News debate with the brilliant KT McFarland, former Reagan staffer and Fox News' security expert. Also on stage were two security experts and Nile Gardiner former aide to Thatcher, who gave a particularly excoriating view of the EU and Cameron's Conservatives. It was a packed room and at the end they all backed Brexit.
You describe Nigel's statement as bigoted, racist and disgusting. Ms Bennett, why is it disgusting to want to have control over our borders, to choose the people we want in our country rather than an open door policy that does not discriminate against criminal gangs, people traffickers and child prostitution?
Around the world it is estimated that one billion women and girls are subject to abuse. That is a horrifying thought and we want to support the "One Billion Rising" campaign to raise awareness of this and help to halt this abuse.
Have you noticed how Cleggie's rhetoric has upscaled the immigration debate - Finnish engineers and Dutch accountants will not be able to come to Britain - why on earth not? The City of London will grind to a halt and the NHS will collapse if we left the EU.
... Mine's a pint of Bombardier, by the way, reminds me of when our country was great, when we stood up for you against the other bullies in Europe, we came to your rescue back then. Colleagues and good Europeans, now I ask you to support my country in our hour of need.
In Kent, we are now the official opposition with seventeen county councillors, with our strong areas being South Thanet, Folkestone & Hythe, North Thanet, Dover & Deal and Sittingbourne & Sheppey. We will be fielding strong candidates in each seat, one of which will be Nigel Farage.
This week the European Union agreed to resume membership talks with Turkey. The EU's European affairs ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, said the talks would restart on 5 November, after being stalled for three years...
Left or right? Ten per cent of people in a recent poll thought that Nigel Farage was left wing. Let's take a look at some of Ukip's policies and perhaps those polled and the media commentariat might re-consider their stereotypical view of us...
This week, I went to Manchester to the Tory party conference. Not as a Tory this time, but a happy Ukipper... The excellent IEA event - a 'Fag and a Pint With Nigel Farage' was a chance to showcase the man, our policies, our philosophy and where we stand on many issues. Again, the room was a little cosy and Nigel was on good form. The Tories were in denial that we were there.
I never thought I would agree with anything an uelected Eurocrat uttered. But yesterday I saw myself nodding in agreement, punching the air and saying, by jingoism, old Barroso's got it. In a staggering admission, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, stated that Ukip could win the forthcoming European Parliament elections and that the Tories were merely a "copy" of Ukip in their European election strategy.
Ukip celebrates its 20th birthday today. And what a happy birthday. Riding high in the polls, consistently outpolling the Lib Dems and capturing votes from the LibLabCon. So, where are we 20 years on? A membership of 30,500 and climbing. What other party can boast increasing membership and willing to give the exact figures week by week?
Stuart Wheeler clarified what he said. He doesn't have a sexist bone in his body - his wife and four daughters, all of whom I have met, would break his bones if he had. He said: "I pointed out that in certain areas, women did not do as well as men, and then I cited poker, bridge and chess.
The City of London is a vital part of the UK economy and is under threat from the EU. I note to those who work in the City, Ukip is the only party standing up for you. Conservative voting records speak volumes.
The first Balance of Competence review, long-promised by the Coalition Government is out, but sadly due to the political stance of Mr Cameron, I fear it shall do us little good. It may produce a little light, but sadly there is little heat in the body politic of the Coalition to actually act and reclaim the powers that are discussed.
Yesterday's piece in the Huffpo featured UKIP's Treasurer, Stuart Wheeler, who said that UKIP needs to showcase its brightest and best to ensure that we are seen as a broader party than just Nigel Farage. And we do not want him burning himself out, human dynamo that he is.
The Left are finally taking Ukip seriously because we are taking their votes. We have seen a recent spate of bad news stories directed at Ukip. Ukip's founder, Alan Sked is setting up and alternative 'left wing Ukip' and Miliband advisor, Stewart Wood, let slip that Labour will probably sign up to a referendum before the next election.
As a former trade union member and a working-class Tory, I throw down a challenge to Labour to meet us. If you are a union member and official, get in touch, let's sit down over a pint and discuss how Labour has let you down and how Ukip's policies represent the working classes. I am easy to contact.
11/06/2013 14:41 BST
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