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About Gerard Batten

Gerard Batten is a UKIP MEP. He was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for London in 2004 and re-elected in 2009 for another five year term. He has written extensively on such subjects as immigration, the cost of the European Union, and the European Arrest Warranty and the creation of a European system of criminal law.

Articles by Gerard Batten

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Populist snapshots: UKIP (UK) in the European Parliament

This article looks at the basic framing devices of UKIP rhetoric in the European parliament, and some of their debates. It is taken from a Counterpoint series on populist rhetoric leading up to the European elections, including recommendations on how to respond to populist rhetoric.

I want my country out of this thing: An interview with Gerard Batten MEP

We invite UKIP MEP Gerard Batten to discuss European governance, UK media, the 2014 European elections and the challenges of representing eight million constituents at the European Parliament.

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