North West Region

UKIP Event in Ashton-in-Makerfield

UKIP Event in Ashton-in-Makerfield

Oct 19, 2014

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Moves to ban smoking in public parks are nonsense

Moves to ban smoking in public parks are nonsense

Oct 15, 2014

Moves to ban smoking in public parks “are nonsense”, UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall has said today. “What a gross infringement of people’s liberties and where will it end? There is already a rapidly diminishing number of places were people can smoke, which must go against the rights of personal freedom. “I don’t want to encourage anyone, particularly children, to smoke but we live in a free society and banning smoking in public parks will make no difference to whether kids take up the habit or not.” Mr Nuttall was speaking following support for such a ban by Sally Davies, chief medical officer in the wake of a report by former Labour minister Lord Darzi. “The report has been commissioned in relation to London parks and as well as the parks it recommends a smoking ban in areas such as Trafalgar Square. Who on earth is going to enforce such an order? “Will legions of jobsworths be marching through our parks and tourist sites or will more PCSO’s be taken on, at a time of budget cuts? “It has been described as a blueprint for the whole country, which I regard as very worrying and as more unwanted nannying behaviour by those intent on restricting our personal freedoms. “Smoking is in the gunsights today but with obesity now a massive problem in this country does it mean we will soon be banned from eating fast food in parks and public areas?” said Paul Nuttall, North West MEP....

School Ebola concerns justified

School Ebola concerns justified

Oct 14, 2014

A nine-year-old boy from Sierra Leone, Kofi Mason-Sesay, who was due to attend a school in Stockport has had his placement cancelled at St Simon’s Catholic Primary School due to the fears of some parents of the spread of Ebola. UKIP MEP and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Stockport, Steven Woolfe commented:    “The leadership of the School is well within their rights to choose who enters the premises. This is a case where the school has acted in the interests of the wider students and public.   “It is unfortunate that Kofi Mason-Sesay cannot attend his placement, however it is important that the wishes and protection of fellow students are also safeguarded. Once the appropriate health authorities have proven that the child in question faces no risk of Ebola, it is right that Kofi Mason-Sesay should be able to commence his placement.   “Regarding the wider global crisis of Ebola, we should widen the screening programme for migrants entering the UK from West Africa, to protect our own citizens.”   Darran Palmer, UKIP Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Hazel Grove, also commented, “Parents should not be criticised for not wanting to take a risk with their children’s health, no matter how small that perceived risk is.”...

A political Earthquake

A political Earthquake

Oct 14, 2014

Dear Editor, The earthquake that we started by winning the European elections in May continues following the election of our first MP, Douglas Carswell in the by- election at Clacton and second place in Heywood and Middleton, missing out by just 617 votes in the Labour stronghold. The results have thrown Labour and the Conservatives into utter panic as the reality of the consequences sink in. There will be another by-election in a few weeks time and we are currently nine points ahead in the once safe Tory seat of Rochester and Strood. UKIP is the only party that will change the face of British politics, the others had their chances but continually failed to deliver, which is why they are now paying the price, you can’t fool the people forever! Yours faithfully   Philip Griffiths, North West President, UK Independence...

UKIP North West Conference 2014 announced

UKIP North West Conference 2014 announced

Oct 13, 2014

Join the “People`s Army” on November 8th at the 2014 UKIP North West Conference   Hear from Party Leader Nigel Farage MEP, Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP, Louise Bours MEP Steven Woolfe MEP Amjad Bashir MEP Jonathan Arnott MEP David Coburn MEP Nathan Gill MEP Bill Etheridge MEP Diane James MEP David McNarry MLA Plus guest speakers including: Eddie Bone (Campaign for an English Parliament) Jacques Borel (Vat Club campaign to lower VAT) Venue: The Floral Hall The Promenade Southport Saturday 8th November Tickets only £15.00 each – including  entry into the raffle Leaders Lunch Enjoy a superb buffet lunch in the company of Nigel Farage MEP in the Maritime Suite at the Four Star Ramada Hotel next door to the Floral Hall. For only £15.00 each – including entry into the Leaders raffle Book your tickets for this great day on: 0151 375 9660 without...