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Roger Helmer MEP to resign

On principle from the European Parliament. Roger is also increasingly disillusioned with the Conservative Party. Roger writes:

"I am writing to you now to advise you that I shall be resigning my seat in the European parliament effective December 31st this year.

As with any major decision, this is driven by a number of factors. Some might say that it is high time I stood aside for a younger man. For myself, I think that twelve-and-a-half years banging my head against the same brick wall in Brussels is perhaps long enough. And I should certainly like to see more of my three fine grandsons.

But it would be disingenuous to deny that my decision is dictated in part by my increasing disillusion with the attitudes of the Conservative Party. I am finding it ever more difficult to defend the policies of the Coalition, not only on my key issues of Europe, and of climate and energy, but on a range of other matters besides.

I will have more to say about this in coming days."

We think the world of Roger. He has "stood in the gap in the wall" and has valiantly pointed out to his constituents and to all the British people how antagonistic the EU is to their freedom and prosperity.

We will have more to say about Roger. For now we say, All the best.

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