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Statement 1

The UK should leave the EU

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 2

The UK should introduce tighter restrictions on which EU citizens can claim benefits in the UK

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 3

The EU should introduce stronger environmental standards for shale gas extraction (“fracking”)

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 4

The UK should only hold a referendum on its membership of the EU if new powers are transferred to Brussels

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 5

Growing genetically-modified crops should be allowed throughout the European Union.

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 6

If Scotland becomes independent, it should be fast-tracked to EU membership

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 7

Member states must recognise same-sex marriages conducted in other EU countries

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 8

The EU should set stricter targets for CO2 reduction

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 9

The EU should only be able to introduce new regulation if it can be demonstrated that it will contribute to economic growth

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 10

Migrants from the EU push down wages in the UK

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 11

The EU should increase the amount of money it spends on foreign aid

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 12

The UK should opt out of the European Arrest Warrant

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 13

The EU should limit the maximum journey time for the transport of live animals to eight hours

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 14

The European Court of Justice should be the final authority on matters of EU law

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 15

The EU should introduce a Financial Transactions Tax

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 16

The European Parliament should be able to sack individual commissioners

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Statement 17

Migration from the EU is damaging to the ethnic and cultural identity of indigenous British people.

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Statement 18

EU member states should not be allowed to subsidise nuclear power

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 19

There should be less financial assistance to poorer regions within the EU

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Statement 20

Everybody working in an EU country should have the same employment rights, even those who have come to work there from another EU country

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 21

More foreign policy areas should be agreed at an EU level

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 22

The UK should contribute to the EU’s permanent financial crisis fund

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 23

The EU should increase the minimum entitlement to unpaid parental leave from its current level of 18 weeks

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 24

There should be automatic extradition of wanted criminals between EU member states

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Statement 25

Allowing employees to work more than 48 hours a week is open to abuse by employers

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 26

The European Parliament should have the power to introduce laws without asking the European Commission

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 27

There should be a stronger EU law on data protection

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 28

Import taxes on agricultural products from developing countries should be lowered.

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 29

The EU should form a common policy to promote greater diversity of media ownership

Agree Neither Disagree

Statement 30

The EU should prevent internet service providers from offering faster connection speeds for specific commercial services ('net neutrality')

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Theme Number
Leaving the EU
Benefit restrictions
Fracking
EU referendum
GM crops
Scottish independence
Same-sex marriage
Carbon reduction
Regulation
Immigration and wages
Foreign aid
European Arrest Warrant
Live animal exports
European Court of Justice
Financial transactions tax
EU governance
Cultural identity
Nuclear power
Funds for poorer EU regions
Labour rights
EU foreign policy
EU bailout fund
Parental leave
Extradition
Working time directive
EU Parliament powers
Data protection
Agricultural imports
Media plurality
Net neutrality

 

British National Party: Agree

a BNP government will withdraw from the European Union (http://www.bnp.org.uk/policies/foreign-affairs)

Conservatives: Disagree

Yes to a family of nations, all part of a European Union' (http://www.conservatives.com/europe/~/media/Files/Downloadable%20Files/MANIFESTO%202014/Euro%20Manifesto%20English.ashx)

Green Party (England and Wales): Disagree

The Green Party believes the UK should be at the heart of the EU, with a prime seat at the decision-making table. (http://greenparty.org.uk/news/2014/04/22/attacking-foreigners-doesnt-defend-workers-rights,-says-londons-green-euro-mp/)

Labour: Disagree

'reform in Europe, not exit from Europe, is the right road ahead for the United Kingdom' (http://www.labour.org.uk/reform-europe-douglas-alexander-speech-chatham-house)

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

'We want Britain to stay in Europe' (http://www.libdems.org.uk/in_europe)

UK Independence Party: Agree

A vote for UKIP is a vote to leave the EU (http://www.ukip.org/issues)

British National Party: Agree

Shouldn't have any benefits at all

Conservatives: Agree

The Conservatives have tightened restrictions on EU citizens' eligibility for UK benefits. (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/accelerating-action-to-stop-rogue-eu-benefit-claims)

Green Party (England and Wales): Disagree

We have promoted EU legislation to ensure migrants' access to healthcare. (European Manifesto page 39.)

Labour: Agree

Labour is in favour of tightening restrictions on EU citizens claiming benefits in the UK. (http://press.labour.org.uk/post/80863514869/ed-miliband-announced-this-month-that-labour-will-work)

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Agree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Agree

Fracking should be banned - environtmentally reckless

Conservatives: Disagree

The Conservatives opposed EU proposals to introduce stronger environmental standards for fracking. (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/14/uk-defeats-european-bid-fracking-regulations)

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We support a complete ban on fracking in Europe. (European Manifesto page 19.)

Labour: Agree

Labour supports EU proposals for stronger environmental standards on fracking. (http://www.eurolabour.org.uk/Labour_MEP_victory_on_fracking)

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

Let the people decide

Conservatives: Disagree

The Conservatives have promised an EU referendum by 2017 (http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/456274/Tories-will-hold-EU-referendum-promises-Hague)

Green Party (England and Wales): Disagree

We support an in-out referendum. (European Manifesto page 49.)

Labour: Agree

Labour would hold an EU referendum only if new powers were transferred to Brussels (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/no-eu-referendum-under-labour-party-eurosceptics-accuse-miliband-of-shoddy-compromise-9186163.html)

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

GM crops should be banned

Conservatives: Agree

The Conservatives believe that genetically-modified crops have an important role to play in food security. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9733589/Food-minister-Owen-Paterson-backs-GM-crops.html

Green Party (England and Wales): Disagree

We want genetically-modified crops to be kept out of Europe. (European Manifesto page 24.)

Labour: Agree

Labour believe that genetically-modified crops have an important role to play in food security. (http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/labour-review-leaves-door-open-for-gm-foods-in-the-uk/344843.article)

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

Matter for member states.

British National Party: Disagree

Nonsensical, Scotland in EU is no longer independent

Conservatives: Disagree

The Conservatives believe that an independent Scotland should go through the normal procedure for countries joining the EU.

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We will push for assurances that where constituent nations of member states vote to become independent states, their governments will be permitted to remain within the EU at least until the completion of negotiations of the terms of their ongoing membership. (European Manifesto page 49.)

Labour: Disagree

Labour believe that an independent Scotland should go through the normal procedure for countries joining the EU.

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

A matter for individual member states

Conservatives: Agree

The Conservatives support same-sex marriage but Conservative MEPs voted against EU rules for recognition of civil partnerships. (http://www.ukgaynews.org.uk/Archive/10/Nov/2301.htm)

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We have campaigned for pan-EU recognition of same-sex marriages. (European Manifesto page 42.)

Labour: Agree

Labour supports EU-wide recogntion of same-sex marriage (http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2010/04/21/gay-labour-manifesto-promises-europe-wide-recognition-of-civil-partnerships/)

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Neither

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

Carbon hysteria Scam

Conservatives: Agree

The Conservatives supported increasing the EU's carbon reduction target to 30% by 2020 (http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2011/jun/21/greenhouse-gas-targets-eu-vote)

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We will push for the EU to set binding targets for EU emissions reductions of at least 90% on 1990 levels by 2030.

Labour: Agree

Labour supports a more ambitious carbon reduction target (http://www.eurolabour.org.uk/2030-climate-energy-framework)

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

EU shouldn't have power to introduce any legislation at all

Conservatives: Agree

The UK government's Business Task Force recommended that new EU regulation should always contribute to growth (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cut-eu-red-tape-report-from-the-business-taskforce)

Green Party (England and Wales): Disagree

We believe EU regulations are key to protecting us when we buy goods and services.

Labour: Disagree

Labour supports EU regulation which has different goals, such as protecting workers, the environment or maintaining financial stability. (http://labourlist.org/2014/01/business-for-britains-suggestions-remind-us-of-why-we-are-pro-european/)

Liberal Democrats: Neither

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Neither

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Agree

Economic reality

Conservatives: Agree

The Conservatives argue that immigration puts a downward pressure on wages. (https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/home-secretary-speech-on-an-immigration-system-that-works-in-the-national-interest)

Green Party (England and Wales): Disagree

We believe Britain gains a huge amount from the people who move here. Newcomers contribute to our economy and enrich our culture. Without them, our public services and our economy would be considerably less effective and successful.

Labour: Agree

Labour argue that immigration combined with weak labour standards pushes down wages. (http://www.labour.org.uk/to-deal-with-peoples-concerns-on-immigration-we-must-change-how-)

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Agree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

UK people are using food banks and freezing to death

Conservatives: Disagree

The Conservative Party is committed to a UK foreign aid target of 0.7% but is concerned about how EU foreign aid is targeted (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9576399/Senior-Tory-accuses-EU-of-squandering-Britains-aid-budget.html)

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We have campaigned against cuts to the EU’s global aid budgets. (European Manifesto page 58.)

Labour: Neither

Labour is committed to a UK foreign aid target of 0.7% of GDP, but has not taken a position on increasing EU foreign aid

Liberal Democrats: Neither

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Agree

It is currently wide open to abuse

Conservatives: Disagree

The Conservatives want to stay signed up to the European Arrest Warrant. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23224306)

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We believe that the role of the European police force should be limited as far as possible. (European Manifesto page 52.)

Labour: Disagree

Labour in government signed the UK up to the European Arrest Warrant.

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Agree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Agree

UK should ban live exports too

Conservatives: Disagree

Conservative MEPs voted against an EU Parliament resolution recommending establishing a maximum journey time. (http://www.otsnews.co.uk/labour-meps-vote-to-increase-animal-welfare-by-limiting-animal-transport-journeys/)

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We have called for EU legislation to introduce an 8 hour transport time limit for live animals in the European Parliament.

Labour: Agree

Labour Euro MPs have voted in the European Parliament to recommend an 8 hour limit on journey times for live animals being transported for slaughter. (http://www.otsnews.co.uk/labour-meps-vote-to-increase-animal-welfare-by-limiting-animal-transport-journeys/)

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Neither

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

A violation of our sovereignty

Conservatives: Disagree

Conservative MEPs will press for mutual recognition rather than harmonisation in the field of Justice and Home Affairs and oppose grand centralising schemes such as the proposed new European Prosecutor or the extended jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice into criminal law matters. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/10612464/David-Cameron-puts-human-rights-at-centre-of-Euro-election-plan.html)

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We believe that the European Court of Justice should have the final say to ensure fairness and consistency for all EU member states.

Labour: Agree

Labour in government signed up to treaties expanding European Court of Justice jurisdiction.

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

We pay far too much tax already

Conservatives: Disagree

The Conservatives in government launched a legal challenge in the European Court of Justice against the European financial transactions tax. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22462523)

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We have been the leading proponents of an EU-wide Financial Transactions Tax. (European Manifesto page 4.)

Labour: Agree

Labour supports the principle of a financial transactions tax and has called on the government to work with other countries to implement it. (http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/jun/18/labour-lib-dems-robin-hood-tax)

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Agree

That would emplode the whole EU project

Conservatives: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We will push to increase the power of the European Parliament to monitor and force transparency in the activities of the European Commission. (European Manifesto page 50.)

Labour: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Agree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Agree

Mass immigration is gentle genocide.

Conservatives: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

Green Party (England and Wales): Disagree

We believe Britain gains a huge amount from the people who move here. Newcomers contribute to our economy and enrich our culture. (European Manifesto page 40.)

Labour: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Neither

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

Up to member states to decide energy portfolio

Conservatives: Disagree

The Conservatives believe that the EU should be "technology-neutral" in achieving carbon reductions (http://www.euractiv.com/energy/uk-czechs-call-nuclear-friendly-news-532822)

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We oppose the development of nuclear power stations. (European Manifesto page 19.)

Labour: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Agree

When does the UK ever get any development aid?

Conservatives: Agree

The Conservatives want to reform EU structural funds and cut the EU budget (http://www.conservatives.com/~/media/Files/Downloadable%20Files/MANIFESTO%202014/Euro%20Manifesto%20English.ashx)

Green Party (England and Wales): Disagree

We will push for increases to EU regional development funds. (European Manifesto page 5.)

Labour: Disagree

Labour favours reform of EU structural funds to better use the resources available. (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/468ddfae-21ac-11e2-9cb4-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2xjhHhewf)

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Agree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

UK citizens should have employment priority

Conservatives: Disagree

The Conservatives have retained opt-outs in existing EU labour regulations on agency workers

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We believe in treating new EU arrivals here in the way in which we would expect to be treated if we moved abroad. (European Manifesto page 40.)

Labour: Agree

Labour supports strengthening employment rights for posted and agency workers in the EU (http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/05/uk-dependency-foreign-labour-miliband)

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Neither

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

UK foreign policy a matter for the UK to decide

Conservatives: Agree

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/jan/23/david-cameron-eu-speech-referendum

Green Party (England and Wales): Disagree

We believe foreign policy should be determined by national governments. (European Manifesto page 55.)

Labour: Agree

(http://www.labour.org.uk/reform-europe-douglas-alexander-speech-chatham-house)

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

Not our business.

Conservatives: Disagree

The Conservatives ended Britain's commitment to pay £50bn into the European Financial Stability Mechanism.

Green Party (England and Wales): Disagree

We have always been against UK membership of the Euro and do not favour UK contributions to the European Financial Stability Facility. (European Manifesto page 15.)

Labour: Agree

Labour in government signed the UK up to contribute to the European Financial Stability Mechanism. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18002961)

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

A matter for individual member states

Conservatives: Disagree

The Conservatives opposed the EU Parental Leave Directive. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11936218)

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We will push to expand the total amount of parental leave to a total of 23 months, shared between parents, paid at a minimum of 90% salary, which will be covered by the state up to a reasonable level for small companies. (European Manifesto page 12.)

Labour: Agree

(http://www.eurolabour.org.uk/international-womens-day)

Liberal Democrats: Neither

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

A matter for individual member states

Conservatives: Agree

No explanation was submitted

Green Party (England and Wales): Disagree

We believe that the role of the European police force should be limited as far as possible. (European Manifesto page 52.)

Labour: Agree

Labour in government did not introduce any provisions for the UK to challenge extradition requests from other EU countries.

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

Up to individual employees/employers and with overtime

Conservatives: Disagree

The Conservatives believe working hours should be a decision for individual workers

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We will work to end opt outs within the EU working time directive, which are too often in practice exploited by employers. (European Manifesto page 6.)

Labour: Disagree

Labour believes working hours should be a decision for individual workers

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Neither

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

The UK Govt should be the only body able to introduce our laws

Conservatives: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We will push to increase the power of the European Parliament to initiate legislation. E(uropean Manifesto page 50.)

Labour: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Agree

Increased Privacy very important

Conservatives: Neither

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/european-commissions-jose-manuel-barroso-backs-david-camerons-call-to-slash-eu-red-tape-8903665.html

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We have played a key role in calling for overarching EU rules on data protection, which are better placed than a patchwork of national laws, to protect citizens. (European Manifesto page 53.)

Labour: Agree

Labour MEPs voted for stronger EU data protection laws

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

Anti white racism

Conservatives: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We will encourage the EU to abandon European tariff escalation on processed tropical products – helping producers and companies in exporting developing countries to earn the added value for processing the products they have grown. (European Manifesto page 14.)

Labour: Neither

No explanation was submitted

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Agree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Neither

Nice in theory but like fox guarding the chickens

Conservatives: Disagree

The Conservatives have no proposals to expand policies to increase media plurality.

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We have voted for higher European standards for media pluralism in the European Parliament in the past.

Labour: Agree

Labour MEPs support expansion of the EU's role in promoting media plurality (http://labourlist.org/2012/07/uk-leads-the-way-to-changes-in-media-policy-across-europe/)

Liberal Democrats: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

British National Party: Disagree

UK's Internet infrastructure nothing to do with the EU

Conservatives: Disagree

Conservative MEPs opposed an explicit guarantee of net neutrality in the EU Telecoms Package.

Green Party (England and Wales): Agree

We would introduce legislation that aims at removing any registration or any other restrictive requirements on the provision of internet content or services. (European Manifesto page 54.)

Labour: Disagree

Labour in government opposed a guarantee for net neutrality in the EU Telecoms Package.

Liberal Democrats: Agree

No explanation was submitted

UK Independence Party: Disagree

No explanation was submitted

 

 

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