A report today (24/11/2015) passed in the European Parliament has called for an EU seat on the UN Security Council and for the two permanent European members, the UK and France, to promote "common EU positions" on the council.
William Dartmouth UKIP MEP attempted to enter an amendment in the report calling for the UK's position on the Security Council to remain untouched. This amendment was circulated to every other UK MEP asking for support but not a single MEP, bar UKIP, offered their backing which led to the amendment being dropped without a vote.
James Carver UKIP MEP and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee commented,
"Time and time again we see the EU attempting to erode the UK's influence on the Security Council. The EU is repeating itself like a broken record and it is time we finally drew a line under this; the UK's UN Security Council seat is not up for negotiation.
I'm disappointed to see Labour MEPs backing this report and ignoring William Dartmouth's amendment. In a particularly sensitive time, it's shameful that their MEPs have once again put the EU's neo-colonialist ambition ahead of Britain's influence and security."