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Political Memory: Thomas WISE, former MEP

{{#icon:ThomasWise.jpg|Thomas WISE}}

General Data

  • Born on 13 May 1948, Bournemouth
  • Country: {{#icon:GB.png|United Kingdom||MEPs_GB}} United Kingdom
  • Political Group: {{#icon:NI.png|NI||MEPs_NI}} Non-attached Members (NI)
    Party: UK Independence Party

Functions in European Parliament

  • 20/07/2004 - 07/05/2008 : Independence/Democracy Group (Member)
  • 21/07/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Committee on Culture and Education (Member)
  • 21/09/2005 - 30/01/2007 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Substitute)
  • 31/01/2007 - 07/05/2008 : Committee on Fisheries (Substitute)
  • 21/05/2008 - 13/07/2009 : Committee on Fisheries (Substitute)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Bournemouth Grammar School (1959 -1965)
  • Diploma in Public Speaking (1967)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Gold (1967)
  • Member, Liberal party
  • 1981 -1989
  • Member, UK Independence Party (since1997)
  • Contested General Elections in 1997 and 2001 for UKIP
  • Chairman, UKIP South-West Bedfordshire Constituency Association (since 1998)
  • Chairman, Central Linslade Residents Association (since 1988).Trustee, Forster Institute, Linslade (since 1988)





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07/07/2008 Reply to campaign concerning vote on IMCO & ITRE of Telecoms package

Thank you for your email. I will oppose these proposals, if and when they get to a plenary session.

The vote on Monday 7th July – if that is the correct date - is in a committee of which I am not a member and thus cannot vote. Needless to say that committee, as are most, is quite likely to be dominated by rabid federalists whose single and unabashed ambition is to destroy the nation state and impose on the great unwashed (you and me) laws that give the unelected EU complete power and control over everything we do. That it removes individual liberties is something they relentlessly pursue: just another reason for us to leave.


Tom Wise MEP UKIP Member to the Eastern Counties

10/07/2008 Reply to Globenet in the context of the campaign concerning vote on IMCO & ITRE of Telecoms package

Dear Globenet, thanks for your email. The Industry Committee and Internal Market Committees voted on the 'telecoms package' on Monday this week. Sadly, I do not sit on this committee and thus was not able to vote. When it comes to plenary, please be reassured that I will oppose it.

However, you should be aware that once the Commission has got an idea, it rarely if ever gives up. Just because 600+ MEPs reject a plan, the Commission can bring it back as and when they want, as they say, "before a more acquiescent Parliament" They never give up. Resistance is futile and some of them actually resemble the BORG, the originators of that phrase!

There is a solution, however, and that is to get out of the EU. That can only be achieved by electing to Westminster a party with that aim. None of the current incumbents fit that bill!

Best wishes Tom Wise MEP