North West Region

Rigby Killers’ Sentences Welcomed

Rigby Killers’ Sentences Welcomed

Feb 28, 2014

February 26, 2014 LEE RIGBY KILLERS’ SENTENCES WELCOMED The jailing of Fusilier Lee Rigby’s killers has been welcomed by UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall. “Under the laws of our land the judge was quite right to order that Michael Odebolajo serve a whole life term and I think Michael Adebowale should have received the same for this horrendous murder. Neither should ever be able to walk the streets again. ‘I welcome these sentences as long as they mean what they say and they both actually serve life behind bars. “The appalling callous behaviour of these fanatics was almost beyond belief and in my book a life behind bars at public expense is too good for them, they should be hung for treason for killing a British soldier,” said Mr Nuttall, MEP for the North...

High Speed Rail is EU Driven

High Speed Rail is EU Driven

Feb 28, 2014

February 26, 2014 HIGH SPEED RAILWAY EU DRIVEN The blame for the outrageously costly HS2 railway line has been laid squarely at the door of the EU. In a withering speech at the parliament in Strasbourg, local UKIP Euro-MP Paul Nuttall has called for the white elephant project to be scrapped. He pointed out that the EU’s “so-called harmonisation” is behind the venture, a fact never admitted by the British government. “The EU is just no good at overseeing the railways of Europe and UKIP has been voting against this so called harmonisation for 15 years. “We have a Victorian network, the oldest in the world. Quite why Brussels need to harmonise trains in the UK which is an island with the rest continent is anyone’s guess,” he said. Mr Nuttall, UKIP’s deputy leader pointed out, “HS1 and the Channel tunnel were financial disasters with shares crashing and people losing huge amounts of money.  “But now we have HS2 because the EU believes we should do so. In 2002 the EU took the British government to court because of failing to fulfil our obligations under the Trans-European Rail System Directive and now we have the HS2. “The EU sponsored HS2 it will be costly, pointless and unfair because it will punish the many to benefit the few – and I guarantee that the few will be the rich few. “If HS2 was such a good idea then the business community would come up with the money, but they won’t because they know it is just another expensive EU vanity project. “Therefore the bill for this drive for harmonisation will fall on the British taxpayers and that is why I believe and UKIP believes that it is grossly unfair, unneeded, unwanted and should be scrapped.” Mr Nuttall has also pointed out that the project, which will devastate countryside and homes, will go ahead while Britain remains in the EU. “One more reason why we must leave,” he...

“Workers Party” Ridiculed

“Workers Party” Ridiculed

Feb 28, 2014

February 25, 2014   ‘WORKERS PARTY’ RIDICULED The move to re-brand the Conservative Party as the “workers party” has been greeted with ridicule by UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall. “Mr Cameron is trying to rid the Tories of their image as the guardians of the rich but if he thinks a change of name is the answer, he must be delusional.” “The perception of the Conservatives as the party of the rich has been built up over thirty years and it isn’t going to disappear overnight.” “They can describe themselves with whatever nomenclature they want, but if you take a look at the Tory benches, it’s pretty obvious that most are not workers in the working-class tradition, but then again neither are Labour” said Mr...

New UKIP Economics Spokesman

New UKIP Economics Spokesman

Feb 23, 2014

February 22, 2014 UKIP’S NEW ECONOMIC SPOKESMAN Prospective North West MEP Steven Woolfe has been appointed as UKIP economic spokesman. Mr Woolfe is stepping up after a successful spell as City spokesman where he has highlighted EU threats to the British financial sector. UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who announced Mr Woolfe’s appointment along with two other new spokesman said, “UKIP is growing and UKIP is changing. “We have a depth of talent available that has never been at our disposal before and I am determined to use it to the fullest extent. “The three new appointments will help get us battle ready for the electoral challenges we face over the next 16 months or so.” Mr Woolfe, 45, said, “I am delighted to take up the challenge of developing UKIP’s economic policy and holding the coalition to account for its incompetent handling of the British economy.” He will replace Tim Congdon who is stepping down to concentrate on being the parliamentary candidate for the Forest of Dean. Mr Woolfe was born and educated in Manchester, where he stood for UKIP as Police and Crime Commissioner candidate. He lives in the Chester area with his wife and baby daughter. He became a barrister in 1992 initially practicing criminal and family law before becoming a fund management and regulatory lawyer. Suzanne Evans will become the party’s communities spokesman, drawing on her experience as a councillor in Merton, a school governor and an NHS patients’ campaigner to highlight quality of life issues. Margot Parker will become the party’s employment spokesman, building on her success in highlighting youth unemployment as a crucial issue during the Corby...

EU Stealth Taxes Condemned

EU Stealth Taxes Condemned

Feb 23, 2014

February 18, 2014 UKIP City Spokesman condemns EU plans for Stealth Tax on Pensions and Financial Transaction Tax The EU’s financial transaction tax has been slammed by UKIP’s City spokesman Steven Woolfe following reports that it could cost British savers £3.6bn. “The Capital Economics report commissioned for CITY UK and the City of London Corporation shows that any FTT will wipe out £3.6 billion of UK savings and leave pensioners and savers further impoverished. “They have been hit hard enough already with low interest rates and high energy costs. Now the EU want to steal directly from their pension pots and tax their investments. It is EU bank robbery,” said Mr Woolfe, prospective MEP for the North West. “When will City UK and the London Corporation wake up and realise they can’t have it both ways. They can’t remain a part of the EU and be outraged that has imposed laws that damage the very industry they profess to protect. “We have been a member for over 40 years. We have engaged, been part of the negotiations, placed our hearts, minds and sensibilities at the top table of negotiation on those laws. We have lost and the game has changed. With every new country the EU accepts into its club our power weakens as qualified majority voting diminishes our influence. “Our City has been under threat for many years. Are the pro-EU City supporters going to let it die without a fight or help us free us from its burdensome claws and unleash our unredoubtable competitiveness free into a global world? “The past few weeks have seen a flurry of EU initiatives and proposed laws the effect of which will be to increase costs on financial institutions, surreptitiously impose stealth taxes on its citizens and also “mobilize more personal pensions for long-term financing of EU projects”, EU speak for expropriating your savings and accumulated capital. “The driver for this is a clear recognition that the Eurozone financial crisis is far from over and that recovery and redistribution needs to be paid for. Germany and France do not intend to pay for themselves so its open hunting on the savers of Europe,” said Mr...