The principles of MELD, which closely mirrors the EFD Charter, are:
- Supporting freedom and cooperation among sovereign States in an effort to impede the complete bureaucratisation of Europe;
- Opposing further European integration;
- Supporting national referendums as the means through which any treaty change takes place;
- That the nation state is the legitimate level for democracy;
- National delegations in the Europarty can vote how they wish.
Incidentally, UKIP do not have a manifesto going into this election.
The lack of a common manifesto, and in some cases any manifesto at all, is unlikely to be a problem for these parties, however. They present a clear anti-EU position, so if you want an anti-EU voice that supports withdrawal or dissolution rather than some form of reform, then MELD and its allies might be for you. It does mean, however, that they're free to vote however they want in the meantime.
*Is it just me, or is that an ironic acronym?