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Newsletter December 2018


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“If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity.” 

Welcome to all our members and supporters

On the 9th of December I attended the “Brexit Betrayal March” Organised by Tommy Robinson and Gerard Batten. Not Every one supports Tommy, I am in two minds myself, but the march itself was a tremendous event, a peaceful march and great speeches attended by thousands of ordinary people which went off with no problems.

The problem arises when you read reports, in the main stream media, saying the exact opposite. I have never felt so frustrated or annoyed.

The supporters of the anti democratic EU are going on and on about the lies that were told on the Referendum when their lies were worse than the Brexit supporters and they are still at it with “Project Fear”

My greatest fear is that people are getting turned off by the constant barrage of anti Brexit News.

Locally. We need people of all ages to join the Committee and assist in the running of the local branch. It is important that we all push to retain our Sovereignty, Democracy and Freedom

It is only from the generosity of our members in all ways that we are able to keep the Branch Running.

Meetings and social events

On Friday the 23rd of November we met for drink and a chat in the bar at The John Seldon in Salvington. A good night, it was nice to meet up with old friends, a mix of people from all walks of life. Attending were Steve and Teresa Anderson from Durrington ward, Peter and Fran Feltham from Marine ward, Mike Jelliss from Durrington Ward, Mick and Janet Penn from West Rustington Ward, Adrian Price from Heene Ward, Angela Waller East Preston Ward and Mark Withers UKIP Councillor for Northbrook.

Our AGM is booked for Friday February the 8th at The John Sheldon, function room, from 19.00  Only 
Members are allowed to Vote for the Committee.

Article by Mark Withers

I write with regard to Theresa May’s Brexit deal currently being negotiated with the European Union. I would like to add my voice to those who believe this deal is totally unacceptable even though seen as a halfway house to full withdrawal from the EU eventually.

Right from the start of this process of extricating ourselves from the EU after the referendum result it seems that those holding the levers of power have treated the vote to leave as a mistake whose consequences must be managed to minimise the harm rather than a fantastic opportunity for the nation to forge a new destiny. Sadly Theresa May was a remainer and so lacked any conviction or passion that Brexit was the right way, evidenced by her refusal to personalise any support for Brexit, rather stating that ‘the British people voted to leave...,’ so we have suffered from a crisis of leadership over the last two years with no one at the helm with the long term vision or clarity to inspire the British people in a clean break from the EU single market and customs union, and indeed Europe wide political project.

At first you might have argued that Theresa May was the wrong person doing the right thing after encouraging pronouncements for example at the Lancaster House speech, but as time has progressed she has proved not up to the task of dealing with the spirit of control that emanates from Brussels.

A statesman with vision would have swiftly moved to make a clean break with Brussels and cut the Gordian knot that intricately tied us to the European project over the last 45 years or so, yes told the British people that there might be a bit of of short term rough tossing but that the long term gains would be infinitely more beneficial in terms of the ability to conduct our own affairs in every policy area encumbered by an external authority and in terms building trading and other types of relationships with the rest of the world.

So we have ended up with a ‘half in half out’ deal which the EU will be rejoicing over and will make sure works in their favour, compromising on borders, sovereignty, fishing, the customs union, specifically the Irish border issue, payments to the EU and the European Court of Justice. It’s pretty obvious that the EU, given its very nature, will use this as a lever to keep us closely tied in to the project, but with not anything like the say we may have had before, We have made the foundational error, completely understandable in view of our short sightedness, of elevating the economy above everything else and looking at how business, the economy and money making will or might be hit in the short term, and there has been a total lack of a statesman’s ability to look fifty years ahead and see the possibilities that beckon for a free, independent UK.

In the EU debate the economy is never the main issue, but is used by europhiles to appeal to the wallets of the BritIsh public. Far more important is where power and authority reside, in Westminster of Brussels? After a clean severance from Brussels the British people will produce the economy that fits our needs. You cannot tell me that the success of this nation depends on us being shackled to the EU and not on the risk taking, vision, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, ingenuity, doggedness and willpower of the British people.

In view of these things I trust that you will vote down this deal in Parliament as completely unacceptable and against the spirit of the 2016 referendum result, remembering that a majority of Worthing voted to leave the EU. Theresa May needs to be reminded that a clean break is needed, not a deep and special partnership with the EU which locks us into their grasp for the foreseeable future,

Your Current Committee Members are:
Barry Pinchen Chairman. hpinchen@icloud.com
Heather Pinchen Secretary. hsaraway@yahoo.com
Ron Brooks and Stuart Field Treasurers. brooksronald22@gmail.com
Mike Jelliss Membership Secretary. mikejelliss@worthingukip.org
Cllr. Mark Withers Agent and PPC. mark.withers2@ntlworld.com

If you know anyone who is interested in becoming a member please contact me and I will send them a Membership form.

Alternately you can join online at www.ukip.org
We also have a Facebook page UKIP Worthing West

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