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The British people have spoken

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016

UK-EU relations: towards a viable and prosperous future – UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 05 July 2016 • Paul Nuttall MEP, Deputy Leader, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group –@paulnuttallukip – Bluecard question from  Liisa JAAKONSAARI MEP (Finland), Socialist group (S&D) • Debate: Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 28 and 29 June 2016 European Council and Commission statements [2016/2711(RSP)] Transcript-  “Thank you. I want to start by really by changing the tone of this debate Ms Harms. I’m not going to rabble rouse in any way shape or form because I’m sure things were said in the aftermath of Brexit which I’m sure many people regret. Not only certain people in this chamber, also in the Commission, but also in the UK itself. The British people have spoken and threats and bullying are not the answer to the questions the UK leaving the European Union has thrown up. Now I want to look forwards, not backwards because what is needed now is some fair and equitable negotiations...

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Reexamine river strategy

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016

Dear Editor, With reports that new and improved permanent flood defences to protect Carlisle are at least 14 months away, meaning that the city will face two more winters of being at risk, the dredging of riverbeds should be under serious consideration. As members of the European Union, the UK Environment Agency are all but forbidden from dredging rivers under the European Water Framework Directive and this has resulted in waterways becoming choked up as water struggles to make its way downstream. Thankfully, last month we voted to leave the European Union. However the process to leave is likely to take two or even three years to conclude. With our exit confirmed by the democratic will of the majority of voters, I see no harm in freeing the Environment Agency from the shackles of this directive now so we can get on with preventing floods before they can happen by keeping our waterways clear. As the saying goes, prevention is cheaper than the cure. Yours faithfully Paul Nuttall...

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Runcorn Bridge protest

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

PRESS RELEASE June 13,  2016  RUNCORN BRIDGE PROTEST UKIP activists staged a tolls protest at Runcorn Bridge today. (Mon) The party’s deputy leader and North West MEP Paul Nuttall was among those taking part in the high profile event which was very well received by passing motorists. It was staged to highlight the “iniquitous tax” to be levied on both the old bridge and the new Mersey Gateway bridge, said Mr Nuttall. “The proposed £2 toll will be a stealth tax on jobs and business and it will put up the cost of living. Businesses using the bridges will inevitably pass on the cost to customers and people commuting to work will also be hit in the pocket. “UKIP has long been waging a battle against tolls on tunnels and bridges throughout the country. We have held protests at the Runcorn Bridge on previous occasions, most recently in April, where the response for motorists was virtually 100% in support of us, as it always is when we hold similar demonstrations at the Wallasey tunnel,” said Mr Nuttall. “The Runcorn bridge crossings will...

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Liverpool EU debate

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

Last night UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall took part in a debate with Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson – you can listen to it here: ...

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Reexamine river strategy

Reexamine river strategy

Jul 8, 2016

Dear Editor, With reports that new and improved permanent flood defences to protect Carlisle are at least 14 months away, meaning that the city will face two more winters of being at risk, the dredging of riverbeds should be under serious consideration. As members of the European Union, the UK Environment Agency are all but forbidden from dredging rivers under the European Water Framework Directive and this has resulted in waterways becoming choked up as water struggles to make its way downstream. Thankfully, last month we voted to leave the European Union. However the process to leave is likely to take two or even three years to conclude. With our exit confirmed by the democratic will of the majority of voters, I see no harm in freeing the Environment Agency from the shackles of this directive now so we can get on with preventing floods before they can happen by keeping our waterways clear. As the saying goes, prevention is cheaper than the cure. Yours faithfully Paul Nuttall...

Town twinning welcomed

Town twinning welcomed

Jul 6, 2016

Dear Editor, I would like to congratulate Ellesmere Port and the German city of Reutlingen on celebrating 50 years of twinning.  English towns and cities have twinned with those in Europe for over a hundred years and the Ellesmere Port – Reutlingen friendship pre-dated the UK joining the European Economic Community. Twinning is now becoming common with cities in China and America. I would therefore like to assure everybody that there is no reason why this twinning would not continue long after we leave the European Union. Last month, the nation voted by a clear majority to leave the European Union and I now hope that the process of formally applying to leave, so called Article 50, is carried out as soon as possible. But let us be clear, we are leaving a political union. We are not leaving Europe. We are not moving our isles into the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. An independent Great Britain will still be very much European in a geographical, economical and cultural sense and we will always be good neighbours to our friends across on the continent. Therefore I see no reason why twinning of Ellesmere Port and Reutlingen cannot go on for another 50 years to come. Yours faithfully Louise Bours...

Accept the will of the people

Accept the will of the people

Jul 6, 2016

  Dear Editor, Warrington and Halton Green Party leader Steph Davies has shown her utter contempt for democracy with her apparent labelling of Brexiters as a ‘Tory-UKIP Alliance”. Whilst ‘Remain’ campaigners are obviously disappointed in the result, most are taking it on the chin and yielding to the democratic process, forgoing the need to insult those who happen to have voted differently. I must remind Steph Davies that across Warrington, voters backed ‘Leave’ by 54.3% to 45.7%. This is a decisive result that must be respected. Also, I can assure the Green Party in Warrington that many people on both the left as well as the right of politics voted ‘Leave’. As UKIP’s health spokesman at the last General Election, I can say with gladness that now we have voted to leave, our treasured NHS will now be safe from the clutches of the EU/US TTIP agreement that would have seen American drug and insurance companies elbow their way into our healthcare. I would have thought that the local Green Party would at least join me in celebrating on this issue. Yours faithfully  Louise Bours...

Wirral Council shame

Wirral Council shame

Jul 6, 2016

Dear Editor, Wirral Council should hang their heads in shame for allowing Bromborough cemetery to fall into such an appalling state that bereaved family members can barely see headstones or make their way through the grounds. Under no circumstances should such a place of sombre reflection and remembrance of those we have lost be allowed to suffer from the kind of neglect that it makes you wonder whether the council have any respect for the dead at all. These problems appear to have been going on for four years. To me, that confirms the council simply do not care and are only acting now because it has been brought to public attention. Wirral Council need to pull their finger out now and clean up this cemetery before it becomes a magnet for anti-social behaviour. Yours faithfully Paul Nuttall...

The British people have spoken

The British people have spoken

Jul 5, 2016

UK-EU relations: towards a viable and prosperous future – UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 05 July 2016 • Paul Nuttall MEP, Deputy Leader, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group –@paulnuttallukip – Bluecard question from  Liisa JAAKONSAARI MEP (Finland), Socialist group (S&D) • Debate: Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 28 and 29 June 2016 European Council and Commission statements [2016/2711(RSP)] Transcript-  “Thank you. I want to start by really by changing the tone of this debate Ms Harms. I’m not going to rabble rouse in any way shape or form because I’m sure things were said in the aftermath of Brexit which I’m sure many people regret. Not only certain people in this chamber, also in the Commission, but also in the UK itself. The British people have spoken and threats and bullying are not the answer to the questions the UK leaving the European Union has thrown up. Now I want to look forwards, not backwards because what is needed now is some fair and equitable negotiations that will ensure that the best deal is struck for both the British people and the European Union. As an elected British representative, I have a duty to ensure that the will of our people is fulfilled. Now Mr Juncker, I am not here to crow, I am not here to gloat or I am not here to hector, but merely tell you that it is in both our interests to get the best deal possible. We in the European Parliament should both put aside language of conflict and as elected representatives work towards a viable and prosperous future together. The outcome of the referendum is clear: The British people want to leave political union and being also member of a Single Market which entails freedom of movement of people. We want access to the Single Market like the United States, like China and like Russia and many other countries around the globe, but we will take back control of our own borders, of our own laws and own money. In the longer term we would like to see a free trade deal...

Invoke Article 50

Invoke Article 50

Jun 30, 2016

Dear Editor, Now that the referendum has been won, it is time to get on with the process of extracting us from the EU without delay, otherwise it will look as if the government is deliberately ignoring the will of the electorate. First, following initial talks we need to invoke “Article 50”of the Lisbon Treaty, which will set in motion the two year period that it will take to leave, negotiating not only the terms, but allow the UK to find potential trading partners around the world. Despite the scare stories, the world carries on and that includes business, yes markets do fluctuate and stabilise , that is the nature of them. Organisations speculate, that`s what they are in business for, to make profits, so business will carry on as usual. This positive result offers are country an exiting future with far greater opportunities outside rather than remaining in the EU, opportunities that will benefit our country and its people, making us a prosperous nation, taking back control and once again being in charge of our own destiny. And let nobody forget, If it wasn`t for Nigel Farage and UKIP we would never have had this referendum, and we are not going away, we will be working to ensure that our politicians abide by the voters decision and believe in Britain.  Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President,...

UKIP NW Conference

UKIP NW Conference

Jun 29, 2016

North West Conference – Liverpool – Saturday 9th July UPDATE The conference will now take place at; The Park Hotel, Dunnings Bridge Road, Netherton, L30 6YN Tickets now on sale at only £10 Speakers include UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP, UKIP Health spokesman Louise Bours MEP, UKIP Migration and Financial Affairs spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP, UKIP Fisheries spokesman Ray Finch MEP, UKIP Small Business spokesman Margot Parker MEP, UKIP Leader in the Welsh Assembly Neil Hamilton AM and many more Speakers subject to change Book your tickets now by calling the Regional Office on FREEPHONE 0800 107 0304 or email...

Project Fear is dead

Project Fear is dead

Jun 29, 2016

Paul Nuttall MEP Column  29/06/2016 (Click to make larger if necessary)  Follow Paul on...