UK: Farage launches his fight against the EU

Leader of UKIP Nigel Farage launched his campaign against British membership in the EU during a presser in London, Wednesday, railing at the 'myths' of what will happen if the Britain leaves the political union. Farage released a pamphlet during the appearance, entitled 'The Truth About Trade Beyond The EU,' which argues that Britain does not need to be in a political union with European countries to have access to their market. The Member of European Parliament (MEP) also slammed the negotiations between Brussels and the US over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), saying the deal "is about is handing giant power to massive corporations, further deluding this country of its democracy and the ability of its courts to make decisions." Farage's comments follow Tuesday's announcement that several far-right representatives in the EP have created an anti-EU bloc, called the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group (EFDD). Marine Le Pen, leader of the French National Front, is leading the assault, and is to be joined by the Dutch Freedom Party, the Freedom Party of Austria, Lega Nord of Italy, the Flemish nationalist group Vlaams Belang, and Hungary's Jobbik Party. Former UKIP MEP left her party to join the bloc after Farage publicly stated that he would not work with Marine Le Pen's party, because of alleged anti-Semitism in the Front National, among other reasons.