Last Brexit for Britain - Britain must take the EU exit soon.
Our membership of the EU enables interference from a Spanish politician over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands - This illustrates the point that Britain’s membership of the EU diminishes our influence in the world.
EU are under arrest - Imagine if you lived in a country where you could be held without trial for years - You already do.
Jobs are being lost as EU politics are being used to undermine trade - While the EU fiddles unemployment rises.
The case against a European Union army - The defence of the realm should remain in our hands.
A green card for Turkey - Pre-accession funding for Turkey must be stopped forthwith.
Vanity Fair - The EU is a merry-go-round of largesse funding a house of vanity.
One fifth of jobs on the taxpayer funded crossrail rail project are going to foreigners despite high unemployment in Britain. - In his role as UKIP trade spokesman William says that the problem can only be solved by seizing back employment laws from the Europe Union.
The Serbs should not forget how badly they were treated by the European Union - Serbia should hold onto its sovereignty and stay out of the EU.
The politics of positive and the death of distance - William speaks at the UKIP spring conference in Exeter.
Is it right for Ukraine to send a judge to the European Court of Human Rights? - They should put their own house in order first.
Why the rush? - Serbia and Kosovo’s EU accession shouldn’t be hurried.
The EU, the UK and the single market - William explains that the single market is not a free-trade area, it's a customs union.
A wake up call to the spin and lies - With the coalition Tories having given secret assurances to the Romanian government that migrants from their country will be able to claim benefits in Britain when they arrive, William says it’s time we woke up to the spin and lies of the political classes. William has asked the commission about their estimate of new migrants from Bulgaria and Romania to the UK and you can see the answer they gave here.
Export our way out of recession - William says that the Greens must be told that the UK must export more not less to recover from the economic crisis.
Economic death by green agenda - Green policies are creating unemployment across Europe.
A warrant for EU - Our politicians have handed over UK justice to a foreign power.
Education, Health and Housing for Eastleigh - UKIP raise the issues that matter for the voters of Eastleigh.
Five inconvenient truths about trade with the European Union. - Blowing away the myth that trade would suffer if we left the EU.
Spain is deliberately provoking tensions with Gibraltar - William says that the Government must now draw a line in the sand following the latest incursion by Spain.
Kurds must be free from Turkish oppression - The establishment must stop sweeping the oppression of the Kurdish people under the carpet.
The EU only benefits politicians like Lib Dem MEP Graham Watson - Only UKIP want MEPs to be made redundant.
We need to get out of European Union and into the world - Things can only get better when you’re out of the EU. Read more on William's reaction to David Cameron's speech here.
Made by EU - and built by Brussels bureaucrats. The provenance of where things are made.
The bogus argument that trade implies political union - William makes comparisons with Brazil on trade.
Tories should stop splitting UKIP’s vote - William says there should be no deals with the vote splitting Tories.
A question of confidence - The EU wants to rate itself. How will the markets react?
Audit? - What Audit? - William Dartmouth asks if MEPs know what’s going on in the EU?
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Britain is not here to serve as an arm of the Obama administration's foreign policy - William says "It is not the job of the UK to make the work of US diplomats easier. It is our job to secure our own interests."
Abolish the EAW now! - In the European parliament William calls for the injustices and automatic extradition of the European arrest warrant to end.
Trial by European Arrest Warrant – After eight years Michael Turner and Jason McGoldrick’s case finally went to trial in Hungary on November 29th.
William Dartmouth applauds belated Govt action on Spanish incursions – Williams says "I am delighted that the Government has finally done something over Spanish incursions around Gibraltar".
Britain can be a proud nation once more and go it alone without the European Union – William says that Mr De Gucht’s concern about our future is misplaced".
Trade agreements with Japan, the EU way – William debates with Tory MEP Syed Kamall over EU trade negotiations with Japan.
Trade dictatorships – Detrimental trade terms are holding back the UK economy.
It's time to take a tougher line with Spain over Gibraltar – Hands off the Rock. William urges the British Government to be stronger in its dealings with Spain over Gibraltar’s territorial waters.
Chalk and cheese – The Anglosphere vs the EU.
Daniel Cohn-Bendit fails to understand democracy – Play the ball and not the man. Cohn-Bendit's left wing prejudices get the better of him.
Over fished under stocked and over here – UKIP blasts the European Union’s common fisheries policy and the economic and environmental damage it has caused.
Duff advice on a common European foreign policy – The Liberal Democrats want a common European foreign policy.
Heading for the Grexit – An exit from the Euro and return to the Drachma is the only solution for Greece.
Anti-UKIP journalist is caught out - Kate Ironside’s article on trade and ACTA in the Western Morning News was highly partisan. William says that on the subject of ACTA (Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), over 5,000 emails came into my little office alone".
European (Trade) Union – The EU has a perpetual stream of socialist policies which are impossible to repeal and bypass national democracies.
UKIP stand firm against ACTA whilst the Tories wobble. – William says the Tories are out of touch with their UK constituents on ACTA vote.
Schengen is bordering on bonkers – A common sense free zone across the European Union.
"Put your own house in order over human rights" – In the eyes of the EU some people's rights are better than others.
Is the EU becoming a nation state? – William challenges the 'mission creep' of the European Union.
Judicial vandalism – Common Law, and British Justice is overturned in a translation issue in the Julian Assange European Arrest Warrant case.
Euro-Slush! – The EU is funding corruption in other countries using British taxpayer's money.
Pass the sick bag! Cameron's ban on prisoner's votes is another sham - Cameron is proved powerless once again in the face of rulings by the European Union.
Building and maintaining the EU empire across the world - The EU needs to employ a lot of people to project their power across the globe and William asks how many civil servants does the EU employ worldwide in their delegations?
The unknown war Britain must win - If you want to keep your liberties you must challenge the political orthodoxy.
The great European Union pretence - The grand illusion of the EU super-state.
Abu Qatada – Behind the headlines - The real story behind the coalition's contorted dealings with Abu Qatada.
European arrest warrant
European arrest warrant
Economics and the EU
Economics and the EU
Turkish EU membership
Turkish EU membership
The European arrest warrant
EU are under arrest
- Imagine if you lived in a country where you could be held without
trial for years - You already do.
The economy and the European Union
Trade works better than aid (2m 8secs) - But why should
the UK need to ask with whom it may trade with?
Turkish EU membership
Turkey - A State too far (8m 24secs) - William Dartmouth talks Turkey at the UKIP national conference.
The Turkish question (52secs) - Is Turkey actually in Europe?
Baroness Ashton and the CND connection
- The archives - Stories you may have missed.
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 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
- I have been elected (along with five other MEPs including my fellow UKIP MEP Trevor Colman) 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.