Nuisance Caller: Getting in with the Euro-Sceptics

By Haine, John | The Independent (London, England), June 17, 1996 | Go to article overview
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Nuisance Caller: Getting in with the Euro-Sceptics


Haine, John, The Independent (London, England)


"Hi. Is that the European Foundation? I want to make a donation. How do I go about that?"

"We welcome donations in all shapes and sizes. You'd be amazed how every little helps. Every donation, no matter how big or small, gets a personal reply from Bill Cash."

"I've read all about the withdrawal of funding by Sir James Goldsmith. Shocking."

"That particular donation has been replaced - one down, one in. Jimmy Goldsmith was giving money to this organisation long before his Referendum Party was started."

"They're forever scrutinising who is funding you. It shouldn't matter if Colonel Gadaffi was giving you money."

"It's a free society. One good thing is that we now have financial backing from Baroness Thatcher. In the Conservative Party she is seen as the high priestess."

"I think she's a bit out of touch actually. Slightly batty."

"I take on board what you say."

"Well, I'm all for supporting you. What exactly is it that you do?"

"It's all explained in the European Journal. To subscribe costs pounds 20 a year. Aims and objectives include to increase co-operation between independent sovereign states and the European Community and to resist by all lawful democratic means all the moves tending towards the the European Federal or Unitary State.

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