North West Region

Court Of Appeal Ruling Welcomed

Court Of Appeal Ruling Welcomed

Feb 23, 2014

February 18, 2014 PRESS RELEASE  COURT OF APPEAL RULING WELCOMED The decision by the Court of Appeal that whole-life sentences can continue for “the most heinous” crimes has been welcomed by UKIP’s deputy leader Paul Nuttall. “UKIP has always maintained that the laws of this country must be decided in this country and not dictated by foreign legislators,” he said. In July, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that whole-life sentences were unlawful because there was no prospect of review. However the Court of Appeal has now found that the UK system does allow for a review and said that judges should be confident to continue using them for the most serious crimes. “I am delighted that this ruling has been made and I know that I speak for the vast majority of law abiding people in this country,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP. “The ECHR’s contrary decision is yet another demonstration on why we should not be subject to its rulings but until we leave the EU that is the situation. “Human Rights legislation is being used and abused on a daily basis by criminals to avoid deportation, 602 of them last year alone,” he...

Bring Back Academic Selection

Bring Back Academic Selection

Feb 23, 2014

February 18, 2014 BRING BACK ACADEMIC SELECTION Britain needs a return to academic selection to restore excellence, says UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall. Shocking figures from the OECD, which show that poor students in China are outperforming wealthy children in Britain at school, demonstrates the need to return to academic excellence, he said. “We have turned to a culture of prizes for all which celebrates mediocrity and does not push for academic excellence. “These figures show that actually, it isn’t about money, but about the standards we set for our kids. We need to bring back academic selection so that those who are academically gifted are pushed to be the very best they can be. “That doesn’t mean we turn our backs on those who are more technically gifted, but that we instead encourage our children to maximise their own natural ability in whatever field,”said Mr Nuttall, MEP for the North...

European Human Rights stopped record number of foreign criminals being deported

European Human Rights stopped record number of foreign criminals being deported

Feb 23, 2014

February 17, 2014 European Human Rights stopped record number of foreign criminals being deported Paul Nuttall, local UKIP Euro-MP, has hit out interference from European courts in stopping Britain from deporting foreign convicts. A record 602 foreign criminals used the European Convention on Human Rights, often via the European Court of Human Rights, to stop themselves from being deported from the UK last year. Paul Nuttall, UKIP’s deputy leader, said “Once again we see that the European Human Rights regime is stopping justice from being done and instead these undesirables are allowed to remain in our country. “The government is completely hamstrung by EU membership which demands that we stay within the jurisdiction of the Strasbourg Court. The Tories talk a good game but these figures display their impotence on this. “We in UKIP are quite clear – those who come into our country and commit crime are not welcome and should be...

Money No Object Dave?

Money No Object Dave?

Feb 15, 2014

Dear Editor, Money is no object eh Dave? And we are ‘very wealthy country’. Tell that to the people in Somerset who have faced weeks of flooding and whose livelihoods have been devastated. Interesting that the government has only pledged money and support after the flooding hit those living by the Thames. To steal a quote, it was only after the effluent hit the affluent. If there is a bottomless pit of money let’s start spending it on other needs in this country and instead re-direct some of the enormous foreign aid budget to help the flood victims.   Yours faithfully Cllr Louise Bours,  UKIP North West MEP...

Clegg Out Of Touch

Clegg Out Of Touch

Feb 15, 2014

February 13, 2014 PRESS RELEASE CLEGG ‘OUT OF TOUCH’ Nick Clegg was today accused of being “totally out of touch” with ordinary British families by UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall. Mr Nuttall. MEP, was reacting to comments from Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who has rejected calls for money to be diverted from the UK’s £11 billion aid budget to help those caught up in the floods. “Once again it is clear that Nick Clegg has got his priorities all wrong. At a time of desperate need for so many British people who are suffering horribly, we should be putting them first rather than sending money abroad. “Clegg seems to agree with the Prime Minister that Britain has an endless pot of money and that we can spend, spend, spend. The fact is we are broke, deep in debt as a country and need to prioritise our spending. The money should be going to those who need it here rather than...