EU Peace Prize “Brings award into disrepute”

UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has joined with his Party Leader, Nigel Farage, in slamming the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.

Mr Farage has led widespread criticism of the move.

“You only have to open your eyes to see the increasing violence and division within the EU which is caused by the Euro project” he said.

“Spain is on the verge of a bail out, with senior military figures warning that the Army may have to intervene in Catalonia. In Greece people are starving and abandoning their children through desperate poverty and never a week goes by that we don’t see riots and protests in capital cities against the troika and the economic prison they have imposed.

“The next stage is to abandon the Nation state: the awarding of this prize to the EU brings it into disrepute.”

Mr Farage added, “The last attempt in Europe to impose a new flag, currency and nationality on separate states was called Yugoslavia. The EU is repeating the same tragic mistake.

“Rather than bring peace and harmony, the EU will cause insurgency and violence.”