Meet your Libertas East Midlands Candidates

These are your Libertas candidates for the East Midlands region:

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Growing Support for Libertas

With just two days to go before the EU elections, support for Libertas, the pan-European reform party is growing rapidly in the media. As the shine comes off UKIP as the alternative vote, journalists across the board are taking a fresh look at Libertas, the party that took on Brussels and won.

In just the last day or so, the Daily Mail included a glowing piece by Peter Oborne and then the Sun joined in with an endorsement by Trevor Kavanagh and a further compliment in the editorial.

Here are some of the highlights:

A better bet is Libertas, the new party that sensationally humiliated established political parties in Ireland last year. In a brilliant campaign, backed by The Sun, Libertas turned a near-certain YES into a bombshell NO on the Constitution.
- Trevor Kavanagh, The Sun

Many voters are tempted by the increasingly credible Libertas.”
-The Sun Says column

At a time of moral squalor and decay in Westminster and Brussels, both Libertas and Jury Team offer voters a hugely refreshing - and, perhaps, the only proper - alternative on Thursday.
- Peter Oborne, Daily Mail

Friday, 29 May 2009

Expenses challenge to all East Midlands sitting MEPs

In an open letter to all newspapers in the East Midlands region I have challenged all sitting MEPs to publish their expenses in full before the election. At every husting I attend they all state they are totally transparent – even Derek Clerk. If anyone can find full details of their expenses on the web please let me know. UKIP leader Nigel Farge claimed on Sun radio that he had published his accounts on the web. When I challenged him as to where, he said he had given them to “Open Europe”. I pointed out that they are not on this web site and why were they not on his web site. He said he would check and put them on his site – seeing is believing.

The Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems are up to the same tricks. Some even produce an accountants certificate. No details, just a signature stating that they comply with the expenses and allowances rules. See Glenis Wilmott (Lab) accountants certificate below.

- Richard Elvin

The Editor

The Letters Page
Newark Advertiser Co Ltd

27th May 2009
Dear Sir/Madam
In light of recent events it is important that UK voters know exactly where their tax money has been taken advantage of. I, Richard Elvin, Libertas lead candidate for the East Midlands Region, am hereby calling upon all of the incumbent MEPs in this region:

Glennis Willmott (Lab) Bill Newton Dunn (Lib Dem)
Roger Helmer (Con) Christopher Heaton-Harris (Con)
Robert Kilroy-Silk (UKIP) Derek Clark (UKIP)

to publish their expenses and allowances IN FULL before the elections on June 4th and to bring them to public attention. This should not be a problem for any MEP that has nothing to hide, and is confident that they have shown their electorate the respect they deserve by not abusing their position as a public servant to steal from the public and the people they represent.

Libertas has been committed to full disclosure of expenses and democratisation of the EU since it was set up at the beginning of this year, months before the recent expense scandal broke in the national news.

Libertas is a party of honour and integrity who won't abuse their position and who won't use the tax money of the people of Europe to line their pockets, as so many MEPs have done over the last 5 years.

Yours hopefully

Richard Elvin
East Midlands Region

Thursday, 21 May 2009


In a video sent around Europe today, Libertas exposes the hypocrisy of the UK Independence party.

UKIP’s message of cleaning up Brussels is in direct contrast to how its members operate. Instead of fixing the problem, UKIP has become the problem. During the past European parliamentary term, a full quarter, 25%, of UKIP MEPs were either convicted of fraud, expelled for the same reason, or resigned in disgrace.

Nigel Farage can't stop the sleaze because he employs his wife, they refuse to publish even the most basic details of their expenses and UKIP has the laziest MEPs in Britain, attending just 60% of votes over the last five years.

DON'T judge UKIP on what they say but on HOW they behave. UKIP cannot change anything in Brussels - Libertas is the ONLY party that can change what is happening and stop the gravy train that is pouring out of Brussels. UKIP are NOT the answer, Libertas is.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Labour MEPs should disclose ALL expenses

Under pressure from Libertas Chairman Declan Ganley, former Labour Minister Denis MacShane MP admitted on television that Labour MEPs should disclose ALL expenses claims in advance of the European election on the 4th June. Labour MEPs just weeks ago voted to keep their expenses hidden from view.

Speaking on the BBC's Daily Politics Show, Mr MacShane also said that Libertas' campaign to put Europe back in the hands of the people, 'sounds terrific'.

Chairman, Declan Ganley said, "it's easy to make promises and conjure up soundbites on television, when the Brussels reality is completely different. On 12th March, Labour MEPs voted to keep their taxpayer-funded expenses a secret."

"We will be watching the British Labour Party closely on behalf of voters over the next three weeks, to ensure that - this time at least - they stick to their word."

The Great European Rip-Off

Best selling author David Craig made an impassioned plea today to voters to send an unequivocal “enough is enough” message to our politicians in Westminster and Brussels.

“You may think that most of our MPs at Westminster are crooks, but their stealing and thieving is petty cash compared to what’s happening in the European Union” claimed the author.

The vast scale of corruption and waste in Brussels is exposed in his latest book “The Great European Rip-Off”. David Craig is a candidate for Libertas in the South East region in the European elections on 4th June.

“Libertas has a mission to stop the waste, end the corruption and put democracy into the heart of Brussels. I want to do everything I can to assist that mission.”

David Craig previously caused a political storm when he released “Squandered – How Gordon Brown is wasting over one trillion pounds of our money”, exposing the shocking amounts of money wasted under New Labour.

Monday, 18 May 2009

World first: star in your own ad for Libertas

This week, Libertas is launching a revolutionary advertising campaign on the internet: in keeping with our mission to return Europe to the people, we’re asking anyone who supports our cause to make an ad for us.

Instead of one big corporate TV spot, we’re creating thousands of individual “people ads” - it’s grassroots, democratic advertising.

Here’s an example below. Please click on this link today ( and make your very own ad, which will then automatically run on sites like MySpace and help get the vote out.

It only takes a couple of minutes, it’s completely free, and most importantly, it lets you spread the word and convince others to vote Libertas on June 4!

Thank you,

Robin Matthews

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Trust in politicians is dead. They are traitors to their country.

This has been the darkest point in the history of British politics. Trust in politicians is dead.

Politicians right across the board have been exposed with their fingers in the till, and all they can say is that it was the system at fault. It’s disgusting. We should be able to trust our politicians enough to give them a suitcase full of used notes and say ‘just take what you think is right’. We shouldn’t have to implement a system of detailed controls to check that they aren’t fiddling the system!

Politicians are the guardians of our society. If we can’t trust them not to rob from us, then we certainly can’t trust them to run the economy, to handle massive business contracts, to run the NHS, to look after our personal information and so on.

These people are traitors to their country. They have irreparably damaged the entire political system. Full disclosure is the only way that we can drag the political class out of its current depression. That’s why this week we have made a series of ground-breaking pledges about how we will behave if elected. I strongly urge all other parties to follow suit.

It’s no longer simply a case of making sure that this doesn’t happen again. Too much damage has been caused. Our party leaders need to take a strong lead on this and completely rethink the way they do politics. If Libertas can make these promises, why can’t they?

-Robin Matthews