Friday, 16 January 2009

UKIP demo held in Bury St Edmunds earlier today

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) held a demonstration in Bury St Edmunds this morning.Members gathered outside The Athenaeum, on Angel Hill, to rally against a meeting of the Europe and International Affairs Panel of The East of England Regional Assembly. David Campbell-Bannerman, deputy leader of UKIP and their lead candidate for the East of England in this year's European elections, led the demonstration. "EERA is an undemocratic disgrace and an obscene waste of money in these hard economic times. "This body reports directly to the European Union and not to the people it purports to represent. How dare they make such major decisions on planning and economic matters without true democratic legitimacy." He said the party was not against being in Europe but wanted the UK to have agreements similar to Norway and Switzerland that gave trade benefits without becoming part of a 'superstate'.