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Congratulations to Paul

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016

Congratulations Paul and a job well done! Paul Nuttall MEP has been elected UKIP`s New Party Leader by 63% of those who voted in the leadership contest. Despite our summer of discontent with infighting and fall outs, we are still polling 13% and now that we now have a leader who has promised to unite the party I am sure that we can build on that and make UKIP a party that patriotic people will vote for.  Uniting the party is Paul`s first step into the future, getting the right team around him working for the good of the country as well as the party and having known and worked with him for many years ( we both joined UKIP in 2004), I know that is what he will do.  We may have won the referendum but now we are fighting for the future of our country and therefore future generations. That means campaigning and winning council seats as well as seats in parliament. We must ensure that our Government follows the will of the British people and that Brexit means...

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Prosperity is outside of the EU

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016

Dear Editor, Following the referendum result to leave the EU and, despite the continued gloomy predictions from the so called “experts”, the British economy remains resilient and has grown by 0.5% in the last quarter along with a rise in stirling. It is encouraging to hear that the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Roberto Azevedo said ” I will be working hard – I will work very intensely to ensure that this transition is fast and is smooth,” adding that Britain would not face a trade “vacuum or a disruption” when we leave the EU. The EU is in complete turmoil, its economy is shrinking by the year, its banks are in trouble and it has massive problems with immigrants who are using its open borders policy to their own advantage. We are leaving at the right time. Outside the 27 remaining member states is a much bigger world and at least 165 non-EU countries that account for most of the world economic growth. That is where are future lies for our prosperity, which is why the majority voted...

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UKIP Leadership contest

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016

Paul Nuttall is new UKIP Leader: the future is bright, let us unite Popular UKIP North West MEP Paul Nuttall has been appointed today as new leader of UKIP with the biggest mandate in the history of the Party on a pledge of unity as we head towards a Brexit Britain. Winning a comprehensive victory, Paul announced: “The country needs a strong UKIP more than ever before. If UKIP is to be an electoral force, there will be an impetus on Theresa May and her government to give us a real Brexit. “I want to replace the Labour Party and make UKIP the patriotic voice of working people.” Paul becomes the ninth leader of the Party since its formation in 1993. On accepting his new position, he confirmed the Party’s chairman as Paul Oakden, who has been in the role since August and announced his Deputy Leader as Peter Whittle, the Party’s leader in the London Assembly. Patrick O’Flynn MEP will act as Principal Political Advisor to the new leader.  The results of the three-way election were: Paul Nuttall 9,622 (62.2%) Suzanne...

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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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Congratulations to Paul

Congratulations to Paul

Dec 1, 2016

Congratulations Paul and a job well done! Paul Nuttall MEP has been elected UKIP`s New Party Leader by 63% of those who voted in the leadership contest. Despite our summer of discontent with infighting and fall outs, we are still polling 13% and now that we now have a leader who has promised to unite the party I am sure that we can build on that and make UKIP a party that patriotic people will vote for.  Uniting the party is Paul`s first step into the future, getting the right team around him working for the good of the country as well as the party and having known and worked with him for many years ( we both joined UKIP in 2004), I know that is what he will do.  We may have won the referendum but now we are fighting for the future of our country and therefore future generations. That means campaigning and winning council seats as well as seats in parliament. We must ensure that our Government follows the will of the British people and that Brexit means Brexit with no interference from the judiciary or the Remainers. The 17.4 patriots who voted to leave the EU knew exactly what they were voting for, therefore we must hold them to account, no backsliding or watering down of the terms that we leave on. Paul has taken over the beacon from Nigel Farage, who despite being demonised by the establishment over many years, caused the political earthquake he predicted and is a man we must thank for having fought against the odds and brought about the Referendum. We have a very bright future ahead and must win over those patriotic people who voted to leave the EU and who have been constantly ignored by the Establishment and other political parties.  Paul is the man who along with his new team will do just that. UKIP will become the true voice of the opposition in our country, and as Paul has stated “ we will put the Great back in Britain”. Phil Griffiths North West President,...

UKIP Leadership contest

UKIP Leadership contest

Nov 30, 2016

Paul Nuttall is new UKIP Leader: the future is bright, let us unite Popular UKIP North West MEP Paul Nuttall has been appointed today as new leader of UKIP with the biggest mandate in the history of the Party on a pledge of unity as we head towards a Brexit Britain. Winning a comprehensive victory, Paul announced: “The country needs a strong UKIP more than ever before. If UKIP is to be an electoral force, there will be an impetus on Theresa May and her government to give us a real Brexit. “I want to replace the Labour Party and make UKIP the patriotic voice of working people.” Paul becomes the ninth leader of the Party since its formation in 1993. On accepting his new position, he confirmed the Party’s chairman as Paul Oakden, who has been in the role since August and announced his Deputy Leader as Peter Whittle, the Party’s leader in the London Assembly. Patrick O’Flynn MEP will act as Principal Political Advisor to the new leader.  The results of the three-way election were: Paul Nuttall 9,622 (62.2%) Suzanne Evans 2,973 votes (19.3%) John Rees-Evans 2,775 votes (18.1%) There were 32,757 ballot papers issued and 15,405 votes cast. _________________________________________________________________________ Paul Nuttall is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaulNuttallMep/ Paul Nuttall is on...

Football Poppy row

Football Poppy row

Nov 20, 2016

PRESS RELEASE UKIP MEP BACKS FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION IN POPPY ROW UKIP leadership contender Paul Nuttall is backing the Football Association’s stance against disciplinary proceedings brought by FIFA. The proceedings follow the decision by the England and Scotland teams to wear poppies in their World Cup qualifier on Armistice Day. A row broke out before the game with the International Football Association Board (IFAB) stating that players cannot wear “political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images”. The teams ignored the stricture and English Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said they would wear black armbands carrying the poppy ‘as a point of principle’. “I think that goes to the heart of it; it is a point of principle and well done to the players for standing up for it,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP and former footballer.  “The English and Scottish Football Associations have said they will contest any sanctions imposed and they have my wholehearted backing. “I feel really angry about FIFA’s interference in this matter. Wearing a poppy to mark Armistice Day is a proud tradition in this country and FIFA, which is not morally in a position to criticise anyone, should back off and concentrate on issues properly within their remit and not matters of personal conscience,” said Mr Nuttall. “If, as seems likely, a fine is imposed I hope that the FAs will challenge it,” he added....

Why I’m backing Paul

Why I’m backing Paul

Nov 8, 2016

I’m backing Paul Nuttall in the Leadership Contest for the following reasons: Paul has been our North West MEP since 2009 and was re-elected again in 2014, during this time he has served us as Party Chairman and then as Deputy Party Leader, gaining a wealth of experience within those positions. He has wide support not only in the region but throughout the party, the press and media, influential supporters, members of the public and is greatly respected by all.  He knows how the party’s past failings and how it needs to be managed for the future challenges and is the only person that I know who is capable of unite UKIP and move it forward for our future political success.    Some of the future challenges: Holding the Government to account over “BREXIT” Ensuring that they act in accordance of the will of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave the EU. No ifs or buts. Winning seats in both next years local elections and building up support for the 2020 general election, winning over the disenfranchised Labour voters who feel abandoned by the militants who now control it. For all of these challenges and of the past events we need a strong leader, that is why I am backing Paul Nuttall. The Right man at the Right Time, Paul Nuttall MEP for UKIP PARTY LEADER ! That`s why I`m backing Paul and would ask all North West Members to VOTE for PAUL in the ballot to elect our next Party Leader. Thank you Phil Griffiths President, North West UK Independence...

Prosperity is outside of the EU

Prosperity is outside of the EU

Oct 31, 2016

Dear Editor, Following the referendum result to leave the EU and, despite the continued gloomy predictions from the so called “experts”, the British economy remains resilient and has grown by 0.5% in the last quarter along with a rise in stirling. It is encouraging to hear that the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Roberto Azevedo said ” I will be working hard – I will work very intensely to ensure that this transition is fast and is smooth,” adding that Britain would not face a trade “vacuum or a disruption” when we leave the EU. The EU is in complete turmoil, its economy is shrinking by the year, its banks are in trouble and it has massive problems with immigrants who are using its open borders policy to their own advantage. We are leaving at the right time. Outside the 27 remaining member states is a much bigger world and at least 165 non-EU countries that account for most of the world economic growth. That is where are future lies for our prosperity, which is why the majority voted to leave the EU. Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President,...

Get on with Brexit

Get on with Brexit

Oct 19, 2016

Dear Editor, It is more than 100 days since the results of the referendum where announced, with the “Brexiteers” winning the day with 17.4 million votes. This was almost 4% ahead of the ‘remain’ camp but they still refuse to acknowledge the result, instead determined to thwart the will of the people and democracy itself. David Cameron gambled on winning because of his ‘Project Fear’ campaign, which is why he stated that his government would abide by the result whichever way it went. He lost and it ended his political career, but the fear campaign continues. The doom and gloom scare-mongering stories designed to unsettle and intimidate the “Brexiteers” are still being peddled by establishment figures, the Treasury, EU ministers, elected MP`s and many others with their own agenda and vested interests. Their tactics are the causes of the fall in the value of the pound and any future price rises for consumers, not our vote to leave. Yes, we voted the right way and their views should be ignored. The majority voted “Leave “ for the right reasons, not least to once again  control of our own destiny as an independent nation free from the shackles of the anti-democratic European Union. We should all be talking up Britain with the opportunities that lie ahead for us in the whole world and be grateful that we were given the chance in a lifetime to do so.  Now we need ensure what we voted for happens without further shenanigans and put the Great back into Britain. Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West...

Waste Bin Microchip concerns

Waste Bin Microchip concerns

Oct 17, 2016

Dear Editor, Residents are right to be very concerned following revelations that Bolton Council have introduced 300 new slimline waste bins which feature controversial microchips. Although the council claim that they don’t have the software in place to use the microchips, I’m sure it will only be a matter of time before some bright-spark Labour councillor recommends that some expensive software package is put into place.  I’m also in no doubt that the council would then look to recoup the procurement cost by rolling out automatic charges – activated by the microchips – if households put too much waste in their bin. Residents expect the council to empty their bins. They don’t expect to be snooped on in the process.  If Bolton Council really have no intention to use microchipped bins in the future they should get their act into gear now and locate the 300 microchipped bins currently in place and remove them at once. Yours faithfully, Paul Nuttall...

MEP Slams EU waste

MEP Slams EU waste

Oct 13, 2016

October 13, 2016  PRESS RELEASE LOCAL MEP SLAMS EU WASTE After the European Union’s Court of Auditors failed to give the accounts a clean bill of health for the 22nd year in a row North West UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall has hit out at the huge amount of money being wasted. Mr Nuttall said “This shows that it’s just as well that we voted to leave the European Union when we did. The levels of waste and bureaucracy are breathtaking. “Money is being wasted left, right and centre. When we’re outside the EU we can cut out the middleman and look after our own businesses ourselves. It is outrageous that so much money is being thrown away and the sooner we get out the better. “The system simply isn’t fit for purpose,” he said. The Court of Auditors’ report blasts the payments underlying the accounts as being ‘materially affected by error’, leading the Court to issue an adverse opinion on the legality and regularity of the payments underlying the accounts.  An adverse opinion is rare in accountancy, and is issued only in serious cases where there has been a substantial departure from generally accepted accounting principles.  In the 320-page report, the Court of Auditors blasted various examples of EU waste and mismanagement. But the Court of Auditor’s findings only told a small part of the true scale of EU wastefulness, because only a small sample of all expenditure is scrutinised by the Court. There are undoubtedly many similar examples which will simply never be found. The error rate is 3.8%, almost double the 2% threshold which is the maximum considered acceptable by the Court of Auditors, affecting a whopping €5.4 billion of EU spending. ends Note to editors –  Some examples of the problems are highlighted by the report are below:  The Commission committed to more expenditure last year than it did in any previous year in history. (p53) The European Union’s liabilities now exceed its assets by a huge €72.4 billion. Last year the deficit was a further €10.3 billion. (p15) There is not yet any procedure in place to ensure that projects actually provide value for money, or that they have been...