UKIP joining the Pan European Parties is something that has been the focus of the party members just lately and below is a message sent out by William Dartmouth, MEP on the subject. As well as his thoughts on Pan European Parties, Lord Dartmouth highlights the exceedingly successful progress UKIP is making:
Pan European Parties
The issue of UKIP joining a pan European party is proving controversial. As your UKIP MEP I have naturally been asked for my opinion. To me the primary consideration is the unity of the Party. I therefore regret that this is becoming a divisive issue.
At this time things are going spectacularly well for our cause of getting the United Kingdom out of the EU.
Within the EU the Euro is in deep trouble, likewise the policy of Open Borders.
Euro realism is spreading like a brush fire even in countries that have hitherto been among the most unthinkingly Eurofanatic.
Here in the UK the EU is being more heavily criticised than at any time since 1975 . This applies even among the political Establishment and the House of Commons.
Politically UKIP are poised to make a breakthrough in 2014 to be Number 1 in the election for the European parliament: Such a result for UKIP would also greatly strengthen us in all domestic elections and at every level.
Re UKIP joining a new pan European political grouping : I have signed a statement that I will accept unreservedly the decision of the UKIP membership - whatever the result . Moreover , Personally , I will Not be voting in the ballot at all.
What I do urge and indeed plead is that everyone should accept the verdict of the membership without rancour. Then we can all concentrate of the thing that matters: arguing our case calmly , politely , persuasively , and winning the hearts and minds of the British people - so that we leave the European Union. Let’s do this together .
Please feel free to distribute this message as you see fit and I would welcome any opportunity to meet with your members to expand on this theme: My preference is for meetings open to All , on the format of "Meet Your MEP" which recently proved successful in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Dorset..
With All Best Wishes
William Dartmouth UKIP MEP.