Monday, 12 January 2009


The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is to hold a public demonstration outside of the meeting of the Europe and International Affairs Panel of the East of England Regional Assembly (EERA) being held in Bury St Edmunds at the Athenaeum at 9.00am on Friday 16th January 2009. The UKIP protestors will be highlighting the undemocratic and unrepresentative nature of EERA. The demonstration, organised by the Huntingdon & Cambs Branch of UKIP, will be led by David Campbell Bannerman, Deputy Leader of the Party and UKIP's lead prospective candidate in the East of England for the 2009 European Election.

Mr Campbell Bannerman said: “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. It is one group of bureaucrats at home serving another group of bureaucrats in the EU. A bureaucrat's tryst!"

"This Europe Panel is ten times worse because it is obsessed with promoting the interests of the European Union, not those of the East of England. Wasting millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money on this quango is totally unjustifiable. It is taxation without representation."

"Our demonstration in Bury St Edmunds will let them hear the voice of the people. It is about time they listened." The protest will take place between 8.00 and 9.00am as delegates arrive for the meeting. If you would like to join please ring Tel: 01245-266466 Mobile: 07734-457390