Entries by Darren

Statements regarding Theresa May’s Brexit deal defeat

Following Theresa May’s Brexit deal defeat North East Independent MEP Jonathan Arnott said, “The British government  has today gone down to the biggest defeat of any government in British history, on the most critical issue of our generation. “This should be a huge win for those of us who recognise the massive failings of Theresa […]

CHILLING WARNING OVER NEW EU POWER GRAB  

A chilling warning about a new EU proposal to protect their budget by suspending payments to Member States it does not agree with has been given by MEP Jonathan Arnott.   “The EU Commission is trying a huge power grab,” he said.   “It wants to gain the power to stop sending money back to […]

The ECJ is there to interpret EU law, not make laws

A ruling today by the European Court of Justice has been highlighted by an MEP as another reason why Brexit should go ahead. The ECJ has announced that the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU member states and without altering the terms of Britain’s membership. “Basically the ECJ has […]

Statement regarding the draft Agreement on Brexit

Independent North East MEP Jonathan Arnott has issued the following statement with regard to the draft Agreement on Brexit, which will go before Cabinet shortly. “The People of the United Kingdom participated in a Vote in June 2016. That vote of the people mandated withdrawal from the European Union. More people supported Brexit than have […]

I’m sick of seeing people claiming that ‘Britain is a Christian country’ in order to excuse hatred and vitriol directed at Muslims

I’m sick of seeing people claiming that ‘Britain is a Christian country’ in order to excuse hatred and vitriol directed at Muslims. Yes, I’m a Christian, and yes, I stuff things up from time to time like we all do. I’d never claim otherwise. Are Christians being persecuted in many Muslim countries at the moment? […]

It isn’t hard to understand why support for None of the Above is surging.

Dear Editor, Yet another political conference season draws to a close. Labour floated controversial, borderline-communist policies to seize chunks of businesses and one speaker received a standing ovation for mooting taking us back to the 1920s with a general strike. A vacuous Tory conference tinkered around the edges with platitudes, a few vague policy proposals. […]

We live in an Alice-in-Wonderland, topsy-turvy world where those seeking to overturn the result of the biggest vote of the people in our history brand themselves as the ‘People’s Vote’

In our Alice-in-Wonderland, topsy-turvy world where those seeking to overturn the result of the biggest vote of the people in our history ironically brand themselves as ‘People’s Vote’, the traditional response of Brexit supporters has been incredulity. The actual proposal – for a second referendum on our EU membership – has escaped scrutiny. Let’s set […]