Interview: Chislehurst's Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson talks 2015 election, Somali pirates, and human trafficking

Janice Atkinson MEP

Janice Atkinson MEP

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A controversial Ukip MEP says UN frigates should be used to stop immigrants jumping on dinghies bound for Europe and the UK.

Janice Atkinson was talking to News Shopper at her home in Chislehurst about standing in the 2015 general election alongside leader Nigel Farage.

She is set to contest a seat in Kent and will reveal where at a party conference in September.

Mrs Atkinson, 51, said she thinks the party has a "very strong chance" of gaining MPs and said if elected she would continue to fight immigration and push for a European exit.

She explained she has witnessed "human trafficking" at Kentish ports and said the European Union is at fault for prompting piracy.

Mrs Atkinson also mentioned the recent report that only 13,000 Romanians and Bulgarians coming into the UK since labour restrictions were lifted, claiming it is untrue.

She told News Shopper: "I’ve seen vans full of children. It’s human trafficking.

"I know what’s going on. Why do you think all our schools are full up? People aren’t having more children.

"The figure was during the ‘transitional controls’. What we’ve had is 100,000. They’ve come and are still coming."

Mrs Atkinson continued: "We’ve got to get frigates out in the sea to stop people getting on the dinghies - we need to go to the source in Turkey and North Africa.

"And the only reason we’ve got Somali pirates is because the EU has raped the sea around there. They’re desperate."

The former Conservative, who stood for Parliament in 2010 but lost out to Labour, said she wants to "debunk racism myths" surrounding her party.

During this year’s European elections Mrs Atkinson was photographed swearing at anti-UKIP campaigners.

She said: "One was an eco-socialist, one was a witch, and one was an anarchist.

"I’m a very controlled person - I was canvassing and this rag tag bob tail lot turned up and all the racism stuff kicked off. I made my feelings clear when they called us racist."

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9:55am Fri 15 Aug 14

right-writes says...

Looking forward to a good number of UKIP MP's next year.

When will we be free of this turbulent LibLabCON?
Looking forward to a good number of UKIP MP's next year. When will we be free of this turbulent LibLabCON? right-writes
  • Score: 5

10:24am Fri 15 Aug 14

Boris bighead says...

Ukip will be lucky to get one seat, bunch of bigots.
Ukip will be lucky to get one seat, bunch of bigots. Boris bighead
  • Score: 25

10:29am Fri 15 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

These arse holes will say anything to get a headline. What she/they mean is just let me get my snout into the trough.

Well it beats working for a living dunnit boi.
These arse holes will say anything to get a headline. What she/they mean is just let me get my snout into the trough. Well it beats working for a living dunnit boi. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 5

12:32pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Crayman says...

Boris bighead wrote:
Ukip will be lucky to get one seat, bunch of bigots.
Yeah, but they get support. If they'd stood in my area I'd have voted for the, Much better we have the same old faces who are all in it for themselves isn't it.....??
[quote][p][bold]Boris bighead[/bold] wrote: Ukip will be lucky to get one seat, bunch of bigots.[/p][/quote]Yeah, but they get support. If they'd stood in my area I'd have voted for the, Much better we have the same old faces who are all in it for themselves isn't it.....?? Crayman
  • Score: 28

4:26pm Fri 15 Aug 14

white rabbit9 says...

Ukip are the government's back up plan.
Ukip are the government's back up plan. white rabbit9
  • Score: -15

10:36pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Ukip are the government's back up plan.
Does matron know you have taken your incontinence drawers off and are out of bed this late ?
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Ukip are the government's back up plan.[/p][/quote]Does matron know you have taken your incontinence drawers off and are out of bed this late ? Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 5

1:14pm Sun 17 Aug 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Either this bird is puttin' on the style, or she is plain barking.

I would have thought that the local Tories are pleased to be shot of her.
Either this bird is puttin' on the style, or she is plain barking. I would have thought that the local Tories are pleased to be shot of her. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 2

7:15pm Tue 19 Aug 14

white rabbit9 says...

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/debate/articl
e-2317993/Why-ARE-To
ries-turning-UKIP.ht
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Why ARE so many Tories turning to UKIP?

Government's back up plan, they know people are losing faith in the system. So keep the system going by offering UKIP. They know people are going with UKIP and as controlled as it is will offer nothing to change anything. ALL CONTROLLED! smoke and mirrors.
http://www.dailymail .co.uk/debate/articl e-2317993/Why-ARE-To ries-turning-UKIP.ht ml Why ARE so many Tories turning to UKIP? Government's back up plan, they know people are losing faith in the system. So keep the system going by offering UKIP. They know people are going with UKIP and as controlled as it is will offer nothing to change anything. ALL CONTROLLED! smoke and mirrors. white rabbit9
  • Score: -3

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