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29th November 2016
There is no free movement in our trade agreements, Commissioner Malmström admits

27th November 2016
William on Sunday Politics West discussing a variety of subjects including Brexit, UKIP, Smart Meters and West Coast Mainline electrification

22nd November 2016
William discusses why Nigel Farage should be the UK's Ambassador to the US on the BBC News channel

13th October 2016
You CAN access EU markets without the Freedom of Movement clause

12th October 2016
European Investment Bank must not be run as EU foreign policy instrument

12th October 2016
Jobs for the boys at the European Fund for Strategic Investments

16th September 2016
William's speech at UKIP Conference in Bournemouth

16th September 2016
William on Politics Europe

13th September 2016
William congratulates ex-president Barroso on his Goldman Sachs appointment

14th July 2016
Market Economy Status' for China to be pushed through

13th July 2016
Trade now explicitly an EU foreign policy tool

6th July 2016
Rat calling Liberal group leader put straight by William

20th June 2016
Catch Up made in Bristol Debate

19th June 2016
William on Sunday Politics West Brexit Debate

11th June 2016
Brexit Rally Newton Abbot

Straw Poll Puts Leave Ahead in Torquay

Brexit Debate Torquay

The Leave Campaign scored a convincing victory in Torquay, Devon last night [Tues 31st May], winning a straw poll of the audience, 144 votes to 84 votes.

The debate, in which South West MEP William Dartmouth represented UKIP, had five speakers on stage, all fielding questions from an enthusiastic audience of visitors to the Princess Theatre, in an event organised by the Torbay Business Forum and The Herald Express

27th May 2016
Brexit Public Meeting Plymouth

20th May 2016
Brexit Debate Cheltenham

Inconvenient Truths About the UK and the EU

World tradeWhat is it about?
Falsehoods abound on the UK’s economic relationship with the EU. This panoramic study dispels those falsehoods one by one. Using analysis, tables and graphs the works demonstrate how EU membership materially harms the UK and, thus, how BREXIT is the best way for the UK to exploit fully its inherent strengths.
The book refutes many myths surrounding the UK's EU membership.
It explains how the UK's leading position as an economic, political, educational and linguistic player - in particular, its permanent seat on the UN Security Council - is undermined and under threat from EU membership.
The conclusion is clear: the UK CAN thrive free of the EU's constraints. The EU CANNOT provide the UK with genuine internationalism or free trade, nor the ability to run its affairs in its own national interest - whereas BREXIT can. As a cornucopia of rigorous research, and solid arguments, and overlooked facts, Inconvenient Truths about UK Trade and the EU is indispensable.
Download your copy HERE

20th March 2016
William debates the forthcoming referendum with Julie Girling MEP

5th March 2016
William's speech at UKIP South West 2016 Spring Conference in Thornbury Gloucestershire

27th February 2016
William's speech at UKIP 2016 Spring Conference

What can happen when you give up your policy to a 3rd party
“Read William's letter to Trade Commissioner Malmstrom concerning China steel dumping and the reply from Ms Malmstrom - three months before this became popular news"

7th February 2016
Norway and Switzerland

3rd February 2016
Greens group leader dodges question on UK 'emergency brake'

1st February 2016
A feeble Prime Minister

1st February 2016
Labour rights are better determined at national level

1st December 2015
William Dartmouth calls for emergency anti-dumping provisions against China to save European steel industry

23rd November 2015
EU protectionism hurts consumers in EU itself

10th November 2015
Renegotiation Demands - Daily Politics Show

25th October 2015
The Tax Credit Debate - Sunday Politics

22nd October 2015
Green agenda has caused the destruction of UK steel industry

15th October 2015
The Politicisation of Trade Holding Commissioner Malmstrom to Account

7th October 2015
Turkey can never be an EU Member State

26th September 2015
William addresses the UKIP Autumn Conference

31st August 2015
EU immigration policy a complete denial of reality

24th July 2015
UKIP MEP William Dartmouth addresses the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC

10th July 2015
UKIP MEP William Dartmouth on Greece & Immigration

The Only Way To Defeat TTIP Is To Leave EU – Wm Dartmouth MEP
9th July 2015
“The people interested in the protection of the NHS, in consumer rights and a legal system fair to small businesses will be angry with this decision of the European Parliament to pass TTIP”, said UKIP trade spokesman William Dartmouth MEP. [Read More]

7th July 2015
The EU is using TTIP in the course of its political agenda

6th July 2015
Greece is a watershed moment for the Euro Zone

It’s Not About 40 Thousand People, It’s About 450 Million People
29th June 2015
South West MEP William Dartmouth outlined the situation saying: “..The context is this, it’s not about the 40 thousand people it’s about 450 million people..in the 27 member states who have the absolute right to live, work, and settle in the United Kingdom, and that’s called freedom of movement, which is rather misleading – it’s a right of permanent settlement. ” [Read More]

William Dartmouth Attacks Plan To Advertise South West Jobs Across EU
24th June 2015
Today, William attacked the appalling hypocrisy of the Conservative Party in voting for a measure in the European Parliament that says that all job vacancies, training programmes and apprenticeships have to be compulsorily advertised across the European Union [Read More]

William Dartmouth Regrets Resignation of Gibraltar Governor
2nd June 2015
Following the announcement of the resignation of the Governor of Gibraltar William Dartmouth MEP, who represents the Rock in the European Parliament said, “I am very sad to learn of the resignation of Sir James Dutton. I share his obviously deep sense of frustration at discovering that our Foreign Office regarded his job as little more than ceremonial. He is a man who has taken his responsibility to the Rock and its people with the utmost seriousness” [Read More]

AIRBUS Contradicting 2014 Statements That Investment Depends On Profits Not Politics
27th May 2015
The European aerospace and defence giant Airbus said today (21st May) it would reconsider investment in the UK in the event of Britain leaving the European Union. Responding UKIP International Trade spokesman, William Dartmouth MEP said: “Airbus in the recent past has flatly contradicted allegations of stopping investment if Britain leaves the EU.” [Read More]

Sir Mike Rake, EU Millions & CBI Members
22nd May 2015
William Dartmouth UKIP spokesman on trade and MEP for the South West and Gibraltar, said: “Sir Mike Rake this week used his position as president of the CBI to tell British business they must ‘turn up the volume’ on the benefits of EU membership, but he did not mention that the biggest of his members, including the BBC, take tens of millions of pounds of hand-outs from the EU institutions.” [Read More]

20th May 2015
There is no way that Turkey can ever be a Member State

20th May 2015
Turkey: From member of Customs Union to full EU membership?

19th May 2015
The EU should stop impoverishing Africa

7th May 2015
Election Night Special

28th April 2015
Discharge 2013: EU general budget - European Commission and Executive Agencies Debate

28th April 2015
European Public Prosecutor's Office Debate

20th April 2015
Daily Politics 2015 Election Debates Foreign Affairs

15th April 2015
Labour and Tories cheerleading Turkey's EU candidacy despite blatant rejection of democratic values

8th March 2015
Immigration & Services in Rural Areas

7th March 2015
William at the UKIP South West Conference

15th February 2015
There is no such thing as 'EU money'

11th February 2015
One whole day free of destructive EU legislation

10th February 2015
Should Russia have a judge on the European Court of Human Rights?

Our Vision

Welcome to my website.
I hope that you will share our aim for a better tomorrow for the United Kingdom outside the European Union (EU).
Outside the EU, Britain would no longer be paying £45 million a day in gross contribution, we would no longer have 75% of our laws derived from the EU - many of these are ill-considered, ill-thought out and inappropriate, even unto light bulbs - and we would be safer. This is because we would be able to control our borders.
Britain would be able to engage with the world outside the EU, in particular the fast-growing economies of India and China, on our own terms and in our own way.

My vision is for an independent United Kingdom in control of its own laws, in control of its economy, in control of its trade relationships and in control of its borders and foreign policy.

My personal mission is to protect the interests of the United Kingdom in the European Parliament and, as the best solution, to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union.

*"Yes we will" - These 3 words summarise well the optimism of UKIP supporters that Britain will be a free nation once again and leave the EU sooner rather than later. When that happens Britain will regain its pride and will be better off economically, socially and politically. - William Dartmouth UKIP MEP

Why should the United Kingdom be independent?

  • Out of the EU, we would save £45 million per day in gross contribution.
  • Out of the EU, we would regain control of 75% of our laws, many of which are ill-considered, irrelevant or inappropriate.
  • Out of the EU, we would be able to negotiate our own trade agreements, allowing us to benefit from our special relationships with the growth economies of India and China.
  • Out of the EU, we would be in charge of our own borders and our foreign policies.

What would we lose?

  • Access to the European market of 400 million consumers? Nonsense. Even Libya has been offered a trade agreement with the European Union that is more attractive than the United Kingdom’s current position.
  • The stabilising influence of the Euro and the European Parliament? Nonsense. We will never constrain our freedom by joining the Euro; and the European Parliament is a source of muddled compromise, bureaucracy and inaction.
  • The reduced risk of conflict in Europe? Yes, Europe has had a torrid past. But binding us together with legal straight jackets, corrupt officials and unelected bureaucrats is more likely, rather than less likely, to lead to conflict between us.

The 'Europe of Freedom and Democracy' GroupThe EFD Group

Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group
The UK Independence Party is a member of the EFD (Europe for Freedom and Democracy). UKIP MEPs sit with likeminded members from other European countries and form a Group. Being part of a Group gives UKIP MEPs additional speaking rights. It also gives access to additional funds for research and secretarial help.

Connections with the the electoral area

The West Country and Gibraltar
  • I have been elected for a second term (along with five other MEPs including my fellow UKIP MEP Dr Julia Reid) for the European Union's South Western area.
  • This encompasses 55 parliamentary constituencies. It covers the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset and Wiltshire. It includes the city of Bristol. On the mainland it stretches East - West from Penzance to Swindon and North - South from Tewkesbury to Bournemouth.
  • It also includes the Scilly Isles and Gibraltar. Of course Britain's membership of the European Union threatens Gibraltar's continuing independence from Spain.
  • I have family roots in South Devon. Separately, my brother Rupert and sister-in-law Victoria have lived between Bath and Bristol for over 20 years. In addition in the grounds of Tewkesbury Abbey there is a memorial to my great grandfather Bertram Cartland; killed in action in World War 1 and his two sons (my great uncles) Captain Tony Cartland and Ronald Cartland MP who were both killed in action in 1940 fighting in the rear guard at Dunkirk.
  • The Cartlands suffered proportionately to many other families in the First World War but disproportionately in the Second. When I visited the Memorial in Tewkesbury it was quite a thought that Ronald Cartland was a sitting Member of Parliament when he died as a member of the TA. Ronald Cartland MP did not have to be fighting at Dunkirk at all - rather a contrast from today's professional politicians. There were then many other MPs in uniform.
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