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Today’s the day!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016

Today’s the day of the EU referendum vote – polls are open until 10PM. Be sure to Vote Leave so we can take back control of the UK from the Brussels...

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The people have spoken

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

Dear Editor, I must congratulate those who had the courage of their convictions to vote Brexit last Thursday. I know it was a hard decision for some made after considerable agonising and others faced of opposition from friends, colleagues and relatives. But, even after the furore that has now exploded, I can assure them it was definitely the right choice and once the dust has settled they will see that for sure.   My thanks also go to the hard working campaigners – from across the political spectrum – who fought for leaving the EU and refused to be cowed by Project Fear. It was a democratic election and it goes against those principles to even countenance the prospect of a second referendum being demanded by sore losers. What we need to do now is move forward – together – for the best of our country, free once again to make our own laws and control immigration. Yours faithfully Paul Nuttall MEP...

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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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The people have spoken

The people have spoken

Jun 27, 2016

Dear Editor, I must congratulate those who had the courage of their convictions to vote Brexit last Thursday. I know it was a hard decision for some made after considerable agonising and others faced of opposition from friends, colleagues and relatives. But, even after the furore that has now exploded, I can assure them it was definitely the right choice and once the dust has settled they will see that for sure.   My thanks also go to the hard working campaigners – from across the political spectrum – who fought for leaving the EU and refused to be cowed by Project Fear. It was a democratic election and it goes against those principles to even countenance the prospect of a second referendum being demanded by sore losers. What we need to do now is move forward – together – for the best of our country, free once again to make our own laws and control immigration. Yours faithfully Paul Nuttall MEP...

Today’s the day!

Today’s the day!

Jun 23, 2016

Today’s the day of the EU referendum vote – polls are open until 10PM. Be sure to Vote Leave so we can take back control of the UK from the Brussels...

Paul Nuttall Column 22/06/2016

Paul Nuttall Column 22/06/2016

Jun 22, 2016

UKIP Deputy leader Paul Nuttall MEP says “Let’s do our country proud tomorrow and Vote Leave”: (Click to make larger...

Democracy is key

Democracy is key

Jun 20, 2016

Dear Editor, The murder of Jo Cox MP was a tragedy and an attack on democracy by a deranged individual with his own warped agenda and should not in anyway be linked to the referendum. Democracy is at the very heart of this debate and what has been said in the doom and gloom scaremongering statements is typical of the European political establishment. They have used these tactics in referendums, whether it was against leaving the EU or joining the euro,  in Denmark, Sweden, Greenland and making Ireland keep voting until they got the right result. In fact doing everything that the Remain camp have thrown at voters,  loss of jobs, less welfare, investment and all the rest. However, those countries that resisted the threats have all prospered and I would suggest that those who have yet to decide think about that before they vote. We have the fifth largest economy in the world and we can thrive once we leave, the world is much bigger than the EU. Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President...

Toll struggle continues

Toll struggle continues

Jun 16, 2016

Dear Editor, Well I never. George Osborne has been back in town and guess what. He’s waving the tunnel toll carrot at us again. Last time round when he wanted to get Esther McVey re-elected in Wirral West he said tunnel tolls would definitely be cut for Wirral residents. This time when asked about this unfulfilled pledge he assured us he is looking at the issue. Mm not quite the same promise and a much smaller carrot frankly.   I’ve been campaigning for six years to get tunnel and bridge tolls scrapped which are an iniquitous stealth tax. Osborne’s trying to ensure we remain in the EU and, claiming to worry about jobs in Liverpool, said how bad it would be for workers’ rights if we left. This implies that such rights would disappear down the plug hole the day after we left. Surely people aren’t taken in by such threats. I wasn’t alone in disbelieving him about tunnel tolls last year and don’t believe now his apocalyptic vision if we vote for Brexit. It is the right thing to do for Merseyside as well as the rest of the country. Yours faithfully Paul Nuttall...

Runcorn Bridge protest

Runcorn Bridge protest

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 have the same electronic technology as used to collect the London congestion charge and it will inevitably catch thousands of motorists out and provide a windfall for the local authority by way of fines. “It is wrong in principle that motorists should have to pay to use a stretch of road, it is highway robbery.  We all pay our road tax and these crossings should all be considered as part of the national road network and be toll free,” he added. The protest this morning took place on both sides of the roadway and passing commuters and commercial vehicle driver alike beeped their horns and gave the thumbs up sign as they passed by. “I think it was the best received demonstration we have staged there, we had a great response,” said Phil Griffiths, UKIP North West President. “Motorists showed their support with beeping their horns and if it disturbed any local residents we can only apologise to them. Our banners called for no road tolls and also for Brexit, both of which are very important issues and for which he make no...

Resist Project Fear

Resist Project Fear

Jun 9, 2016

Dear Editor, Well, what a surprise, a Tory MP changes sides from the Brexit team to join Remain the day after the PM has resorted to insulting those of us who are campaigning to leave the EU, by calling us unpatriotic, little Englanders and quitters. And that on top of his squalid “project fear” campaign predicting nothing but years of gloom and doom if we leave, but offering no facts about what will happen if we remain. However, despite all of the disparaging rhetoric from the establishment, Lord Bamford, chairman of one of Britain`s top companies, JCB which exports all over the world has come out supporting Brexit and has said that his company would do as well out of the EU as it would in it. This will be a boost and  reassurance to both business leaders and all who are yet to decide which way to vote. And another blow to the Remain side, and in particular the Conservative Party, Sir John Nott has suspended his membership of them because of David Cameron`s “tirade of fear” in the referendum campaign and to  quote him,“ I was shocked when Cameron, and, in particular Osborne. launched into this fairly frenetic campaign in favour of the EU”. By these interventions alone, it shows who are patriotic and really care about the future of our country. Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President,...

Runcorn Bridge Protest

Runcorn Bridge Protest

Jun 9, 2016

  UKIP activists will be staging a tolls protest at Runcorn Bridge on Monday. The party’s deputy leader and North West MEP Paul Nuttall will be among those taking part in the high profile event . It is being 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 have the same electronic technology as used to collect the London congestion charge and it will inevitably catch thousands of motorists out and provide a windfall for the local authority by way of fines. “It is wrong in principle that motorists should have to pay to use a stretch of road, it is highway robbery.  We all pay our road tax and these crossings should all be considered as part of the national road network and be toll free,” he added. The protest is to take place between 7.30 – 10 am on Monday, June 13....