I will be voting BNP, they may lose one seat, but I think that is the worst case scenario, with them losing the one in yorkshire and retaining the North West seat. I think they will gain 2-3 seats, perhaps 4 if they're lucky. By 2014 the country will most likely but in such an absolute state they may even get 6-8 seats.
Last edited by Thatcuber; 27-02-2012 at 16:12.
Well, based on what you have written, I would suggest that your closest group in the parliament is the European conservatives and reformists group, as they are the ones who want to stay in the EU, but to reform the commission, and to scrap the CAP and CFP.
(Original post by Rakas21)
I quite like the Common railways policy they have proposed.
To be honest not much is at the moment and the EU needs significant reform but i do believe it has potential.
May main three grievances at the moment are..
1) CAP - Scrap it
2) CFP - Needs significant reform
3) The way the Commision and the European parliament is set up at the moment is the opposite of what it needs to be. At the moment the EP is like our HOL whereby it can only really suggest amendments, discuss it and vote yes or no. The EP needs to become like our HOC in that it suggest legislation itself and then sends it to the sovereign parliaments who can suggest the amendments and vote yes or no even if the EP passes it anyway. This way everything becomes more democratic and the member states get more of a say.
In the UK the ECR are the Conservative party or the Ulster Unionist party in NI (I still think it would be better if MEPs were actually elected by EU group rather than national party)
Last edited by chrisawhitmore; 29-02-2012 at 14:56.
Well, the votes are done in the name of national parties, which then form EU groups with like minded parties from elsewhere. The UK does actually offer a slightly different choice of EU groups to France, I'll try to break down the options by group
(Original post by tehFrance)
Do I have to vote for one of the UK/Irish parties in the EU Election? I know it sounds stupid but I haven't done EU ones before... maybe it is best I vote within France instead
Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group - (The ones who want to leave)
UK-UKIP France- MPF (Phillip de Villiers' lot)
European Conservatives and Reformists- (The ones who want major reform)
UK- Conservatives, Ulster Unionist Party France- No members
The Greens-(Self explanatory really)
UK-The Green Party France- Europe Ecologie -Les Verts
European Free Alliance (represents stateless nations, usually votes with the Greens)
UK- SNP, Plaid Cymru France- Party of the Corsican nation, various other separatist movements
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe-(Usually votes for closer integration)
UK-Liberal Democrats France- CAP21, Alliance for Democracy in Europe
European People's Party (Christian Democrats, largest party, very eurofederalist)
UK- no members (Conservatives left to form ECR) France- UMP
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (Eurofederalist)
UK- Labour France- Socialist Party
European United Left–Nordic Green Left (The communists, also quite Eurofederalist)
UK- Sinn Fein France- 'Left Front'- Communist party and Left party.
Last edited by chrisawhitmore; 29-02-2012 at 15:21.