North West Region

EU budget demands are an outrage

EU budget demands are an outrage

Oct 24, 2014

Demands for Britain to hand over an extra €2.1bn to the EU budget have been described by UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall as “an outrage”. The one-off payment due by December 1 has been ordered to compensate for the UK economy performing better than other EU countries since 1995,. Details of the extra bill, drawn up by EU officials, have been revealed in a leaked Brussels document “David Cameron is said to be determined to challenge this additional fee that he has been ambushed with but how many times have we seen him promising to fight EU decisions and losing? “It is an outrage that the EU can simply alter the goal posts so they can stuff yet more money into their capacious coffers. The EU is like a thirsty vampire feasting on UK taxpayers’ blood and before they drain us totally dry we must escape their clutches,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP. The surcharge stems from the EU changing the way it calculates gross national income to include more hidden elements such as prostitution and illegal drugs. Their officials say the calculation reflects the longstanding practice of adjusting contributions of countries according to their pace of growth. The UK faces the biggest top-up payment and the surcharge comes on top of the net UK contribution to the EU budget, which was £8.6bn in 2013. It is expected the Netherlands will have to pay an extra €642m, while Germany is due to receive a rebate of €779m, France €1bn and Poland €316m....

MEP votes against anti-democratic EU

MEP votes against anti-democratic EU

Oct 23, 2014

Local MEP Paul Nuttall has voted against the new European Commission  and pointed out that it is “an anti-democratic form of government.” The new European Commissioners were introduced today to the European Parliament but along with his UKIP colleagues Mr Nuttall voted against them. “This was not on a personal level against the Commissioners but because it it is not a democratic form of government,” he explained. “Interestingly despite all his anti-EU rhetoric David Cameron’s Tory MEPs covered all the bases, with some abstaining, some for and some against. In reality the Conservatives have no intention of shaking the EU tree. “What worries me is that the general public don’t understand what the European Commission really is. It is the executive, it is the Government of Europe and it has the sole right to propose legislation. “It does so in consultation with 3,000 secret committees staffed mainly by big business and big capital and all the legislation is proposed in secret. And once something becomes a European law, it is the European Commission that has the sole right to propose repeal or change of that legislation.” “The means by which the European Commission is the law maker goes against the concept of democracy because there is nothing the electorate can do to change a single piece of European law,” said Mr Nuttall, deputy party...

Barroso shows EU ‘bullying’ attitude

Barroso shows EU ‘bullying’ attitude

Oct 20, 2014

UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall has described claims by Jose Manuel Barroso that Britain would have ‘zero’ influence if it voted to leave the EU, as demonstrating the Commission’s bullying attitude. “He is determined to have a dig at the UK before he stands down as the European Commission president as they regard us as just another member state to run rough-shod over. “It is untrue that we could not negotiate with the US and China “on an equal footing” on our own and it would mean that we would be free to have our own trade deals with other countries, which we are unable to while members of the EU,” said Mr Nuttall, deputy party leader. “However he is being frank when he talks of free movement of people within the EU being an essential principle that could not be changed. That is what UKIP has been pointing out for a long time and why the solution is for Britain to leave. “David Cameron’s latest pledge about the EU and having ‘one last go’ at re-negotiating the rules are just sound bites. He knows quite well re-negotiation is not feasible,” said Mr Nuttall, Euro-MP for the North West....

Public meeting with Steven Woolfe

Public meeting with Steven Woolfe

Oct 20, 2014

YOU ARE INVITED TO A PUBLIC MEETING To hear Steven Woolfe MEP, a North West UKIP Member of the European Parliament and to meet and ask questions of Simon Noble and Peter Wood the UKIP Parliamentary Candidates for Blackpool North and Cleveleys and Blackpool South Constituencies. at 7.30pm on 23 October 2014 at Cleveleys Community Centre Kensington Road, Off Beach Road Thornton Cleveleys FY5...

Doubt over Labour party Cancer test pledge

Doubt over Labour party Cancer test pledge

Oct 19, 2014

Ed Miliband’s seven day promise for cancer test results is nothing more than headline grabbing, said UKIP health spokesman Louise Bours. “It’s straight from Utopia and lovely though it would be, it’s unlikely to happen. Many patients can’t even get an appointment to see their own GP within seven days never mind such results. “It is a disgrace that this country is lagging behind the European average for survival rates on nine out of ten common cancers and that undoubtedly needs addressing. But this seven day turnaround pledge from a patient reporting cancer fears is just impractical on so many levels, including insufficient expert staff and facilities to make it a reality. “If Labour really thinks that the electorate is going to be taken in by such a blatant attempt at vote catching they are even more desperate than we thought,” said Ms Bours, North West MEP. “And he’ll win no friends with smokers because who else is going to pay for the £150m a year tax on tobacco companies he has earmarked to fund the scheme?” ends...