Janice Atkinson, Independent MEP for the south east of England, learned today whilst travelling on Eurostar to Brussels to meet David Cameron tomorrow, that he has just cancelled the planned Conference of Presidents.
Responding, Janice said: “Mr Cameron obviously prefers meeting the Federalists of the European Parliament rather than Nigel Farage and I who represent 9m voters in the south east.
“This is a typical haughty attitude from a prime minister who doesn´t like to be told the reality of people´s concerns on immigration and Europe and that he´s on a hiding to nothing across the EU.
“When I stood in the 2010 General Election for the Conservatives, I was strong-armed into not mentioning immigration and Europe. They´ve now come back to bite him where it hurts.”
Janice was replacing Marine Le Pen to represent her group, the ENF, at the Council of Presidents.