West Midlands MEP James Carver has today criticised the new head of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), for backing calls for Britain to remain in the EU.
James Carver MEP, who is UKIP's Commonwealth spokesman, said Carolyn Fairbairn should be looking globally and not be shackling the UK to the European Union.
Ms Fairbairn, has put her support behind Britain remaining in a so-called reformed European Union.
But commenting today, Mr Carver, who is a member of the EU Foreign Affairs Committee, said the CBI chief was failing to recognise the detrimental affect EU diktats, green taxes and general interference has on British businesses.
He said: “Ms Fairbairn should be looking at the global picture and not just at Europe. The fact remains that, as remaining part of the EU, Britain is prevented from negotiating our own trade agreements.
“In the West Midlands, as an MEP representing the region, I see the devastating affect that EU legislation and green taxes has on, not least, the steel industry, which is struggling to compete as cheap steel, from countries such as China, is being dumped onto the market.
“Ms Fairbairn also speaks in favour of devolution despite the fact that it is an EU-led programme of regionalisation that will grab power from the people and put in place a combined authority, led by a Metro Mayor, which would have massive powers which could be damaging to local communities – Such as having compulsory purchase powers.
“UKIP is the only political party that is positively promoting Britain as a truly global player unfettered by EU red tape and regulations.”
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