“The Not-So-Great Pretender”: Bill Etheridge SLAMS Theresa May After Mansion House Speech
West Midlands UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge has hit out at Prime Minister Theresa May after her Mansion House speech, he says was “fraught with contradictions”.
Etheridge said “The whole speech is fraught with contradictions!
“She says we’ll be leaving the Customs Union, but then suggests mirroring EU tariffs. Those tariffs were set to meet French & German requirements not ours. Tariffs are the reason Kenya remains in relative poverty, whilst the German coffee industry is second only to Brazil despite not growing one bean.
“Furthermore, we will still be hammering third world countries with 40% extra costs instead of supporting them, and still be in the position of sending aid instead of letting them trade their way into the modern world.
“She says we’ll be leaving the Common Fisheries Policy, but then adds we’ll manage “stocks together”. That sounds more like still allowing foreign vessels in our waters to me!
“She says that “free movement of people will come to an end” but then muddies the waters adding that “businesses across the EU and the UK must be able to attract and employ the people they need” and in doing so shows herself up for the corporatist driven mouthpiece that she is.
“She talks about our laws matching theirs, she talks about keeping a watchful eye on the rulings of the European Court of Justice, and she leaves the door open to the European Arrest Warrant when she says if she decides to “continue to participate in an EU agency, the UK would have to respect the remit of the ECJ in that regard.”
“Imagine that: UK citizens arrested on UK soil by EU police operating under EU law. This whole thing is a charade of pretence from The Not-so-great Pretender!
“I can only hope it will galvanise public opinion that this is the bad deal she promised we would never have.”
Mr Etheridge’s comments follow UKIP Interim Leader Gerard Batten attacked May’s speech saying she “could and must do better”.