25 May 2014 – For Immediate Release
CAMERON LOSING CONTROL: HANNAN DANISH TV INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS ANTI-IMMIGRANT LINKS
Late last night (Sat – 24 May), on the eve of Euro-election results, lead Tory MEP in the Prime Minister’s own UK Region, Daniel Hannan, revealed to Danish TV British Conservative links to anti-immigrant Danish People’s Party (DPP). Hannan repeatedly defended the DPP MEP Morten Messerschmidt. In 2002, Messerschmidt was convicted, along with three other members of the DPP's youth wing, for inciting racial hatred.
“Dan not Dave runs the Tory euro-show. Hannan is determined to form an anti-immigration, anti-EU grouping in the European Parliament. Cameron has slapped British democracy hard in the face by failing to admit Tory plans before Thursday’s election. The self-proclaimed patriot Hannan even announces rapprochement with Messerschmidt on Danish TV, not in his own country!” stated the leader of the pro-European 4 Freedoms Party (UK EPP) Dirk Hazell.
Previously, Farage faced questions about UKIP hard right links including the DPP. Since January 2013, Tory-led ECR Group Euro-MPs voted two-thirds of the time with Farage’s UKIP-led EFD Group.
“Cameron's Conservatives are going back to the 1930s: people forced into reliance on soup kitchens in Britain, appeasement of the xenophobic hard right across Europe. Cameron’s Brussels boys increasingly march to hard right tunes, ever further away from Europe’s centre ground. Cameron constantly caves into UKIP, but appeasement never works!" warned Hazell.
"Before Britain went to the polls on Thursday (22 May) 4 Freedoms Party (UK EPP) asked both the Prime Minister as leader of the Conservative Party and also the leader of the Conservative MEPs to come clean about their intended euro-allies. It looks like they concealed from the British people what was already planned", continued Hazell.
"Hannan told Danish TV of his aim to lead Britain out of the EU and into a ‘Swiss type deal’. Such disregard for his own PM’s election platform is an arrogant slap in the face for the British people and disregards the sacrifices of generations to build accountable and transparent democracy”, said Hazell.
“Leading members of the Danish People’s and the Finns parties have made shockingly xenophobic and Islamophobic comments, some of which have resulted in convictions. I find it incredible that Conservative MEPs would even have contemplated talking to such parties, let alone associating with them and justifying their conduct”, noted Hazell.
“Cameron has held himself out as pro-women, pro-gay and pro-green in London but his Conservative MEPs march with very different collaborators in Brussels. The Hannan bandwagon of UKIP sympathisers already has form. Britain should lead not leave the EU. By putting his own survival as party leader ahead of the British national interest, Cameron has instead taken Britain to the brink of Brexit”, suggested Hazell.
The pro-European 4 Freedoms Party (UK EPP) gives centre ground, centre-right pro-European people in the UK the chance to be back at the heart of Europe, inside the mainstream EPP family. “British influence was sharply reduced when Cameron marched his Tory MEPs out of the EPP Group in 2009. We will start to repair the damage Cameron created. We believe in bringing people together, not driving them apart”, concluded Hazell.
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Editor’s Note: Please see this link for the open letter (20 May) to Conservative Euro-leader Syed Kamall MEP from the 4 Freedoms Party (UK EPP) leader Dirk Hazell. The 4 Freedoms Party (UK EPP) fielded a full list of eight candidates in the London region on Thursday 22 May, and has the political support of the EU’s largest political family, the mainstream centre-right EPP.
The 4 Freedoms Party (UK EPP) offers a positive platform of policies, reflecting a refreshing and forward-looking interpretation of mainstream centre ground and centre-right values. This new British political party embraces the 4 fundamental EU freedoms of movement for people, goods, services and capital – plus the 4 freedoms outlined in US President FD Roosevelt’s iconic 1941 State of the Union address, namely: freedoms of speech and worship, freedoms from want and fear.