LDVideo: Chris Davies MEP “UKIP are not there when it matters”

Chris Davies has been speaking in the European Parliament about the voting record of his UKIP colleagues and how they just don’t turn up for important votes. He also mentioned how one turned up to a vote on e-cigarettes not long after UKIP received a donation from an e-cigarette manufacturer. That, he said, was the price of a UKIP vote.

He called their voting record dire and said that they were well known for taking their money but did precious little to defend the interests they hold dear.

And he did it all in his own inimitable style.


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  • OMG – that UKIP lot are a terrible bunch, they have people who like going down the pub and they drink beer too. Ugh!

  • Whoever it is that describes themself as Theresa-1 could indeed by the Tobacco interest that funds UKIP.
    Why otherwise would the comment deliberately misrepresent what is said by Chris Davies in the clip?

  • @JohnTilley – Totally wrong John. I just wish our MEPs would spend as much time talking about our policies as they do stabbing our opponents in the back with infantile comments. Backstabbing does not become us and is likely to lose us far more votes than we will gain.

  • I guess the UKIP members think it is all illegitimate anyway, so why not lark about rather than taking it seriously.

  • @JohnTilley: It’s e-cigarettes, not a “tobacco interest”. Ironically the Lib Dem MEPs came out very strongly in favour of a light-touch regulation of e-cigs, as was noted on this forum at the time of the vote, while UKIP voted in a contradictory fashion. So the e-cig manufacturer was not even getting its money’s worth by donating to UKIP.

  • Matthew Huntbach 14th Mar '14 - 2:28pm

    Joe King

    I guess the UKIP members think it is all illegitimate anyway, so why not lark about rather than taking it seriously

    If the EU is what they say it is – an all-powerful organisation which dictates so much of what happens in our country- surely that is all the more reason for them to work hard in their jobs, exposing all that it is doing wrong, doing all they can to stop it doing all those bad things they say it does. I think a line put out to those thinking of voting for them “You elected them to do the job of opposing the EU from within, well, they’re taking the pay for it, but not doing the job” would be very powerful.

    If they want to take a boycott lime, very well – let then boycott it fully, and give their pay to the UK government.

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