North West Region

Steven Woolfe discusses immigration policy

Steven Woolfe discusses immigration policy

Nov 26, 2014

Steven Woolfe MEP discusses UKIP immigration policy Follow Steven on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Steven_Woolfe Visit Steven’s website:  http://www.stevenwoolfe.uk/...

Steven Woolfe MEP addresses Juncker

Steven Woolfe MEP addresses Juncker

Nov 25, 2014

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 24 November 2014 • Steven Woolfe MEP, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group –@Steven_Woolfe • Debate: Motion of censure on the Commission (by the EFDD group) – In the presence of Commission President Jean-Claude President Juncker Vote is on...

Time to wash our hands of the EU

Time to wash our hands of the EU

Nov 25, 2014

The UK must wash its hands of the meddling EU – and a crazy new directive from Brussels shows why, said MEP Paul Nuttall today. If the Personal Protective Equipment Directive gets approval next week both washing up gloves and oven gloves will soar in price, hitting both businesses and individuals. The proposals mean that washing up gloves will have to be certified to handle detergents and oven gloves will have to undergo tests to prove they can cope with temperatures of 200C. “This is just madness but perfectly demonstrates why we should wash our hands of the EU and make rules for ourselves, which would be driven by common sense not dreamt up by over-paid bureaucrats,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP deputy leader. “There are many pressing problems in the world that do need resolving but these items are not among them. “An official impact assessment shows that they will rise in price by up to 20pc and this at a time when businesses and householders are having to count every penny. “The people these pen pushers seek to protect from burning their fingers have far more wisdom and sense and do not need this molly coddling. Both items come in various thicknesses, quality and price and people can already use their judgement as to which one they want. The Directive states that ‘personal health and safety are fundamental rights and people expect and require a high level of protection at work, home and at leisure.’ “I find it ironic that in their blinkered rush to protect people from injury they may increase that risk. If the items go up in cost householders may well do without and risk developing dermatitis from the washing up liquid or burns from just using a tea towel. “And if it goes ahead the products already on the market will have to be ditched and the shelves restocked with ones to meet the new standards, obviously incurring loss for manufacturers and retailers. “We need less not more regulation and the only way to achieve that is not by the re-negotiation that the government feebly talks about but by freeing ourselves from the shackles of the EU,” said Mr...

Northwest Conference hailed as success

Northwest Conference hailed as success

Nov 24, 2014

Northwest President Phil Griffiths said about the conference that: “I have receive many positive comments about the conference and I believe it was a tremendous success. It is unfortunate that Nigel could not attend in person but we thank him for his video message. Nigel could not attend because it was a vital time in the Rochester by-election campaign – his decision proved to be the correct one; as Mark Reckless was elected as our second MP last night. He will now join Douglas Carswell and our UKIP peers who are working hard for us at Westminster. Nigel’s absence did not unduly diminish proceedings, as a large number of the party’s best speakers gave excellent speeches – proving once and for all that we are not a ‘one man band’. Finally, I’d like to thank the volunteers and activists who contributed their time and made it such a success. We are planning an even bigger conference March 2015 – watch this space for details!”             MEP for the North West and the party’s migration and financial affairs spokesman Steven Woolfe commented: “This year’s regional conference was, as always a great and morale boosting day for the dedicated activists of the North West. I am in no doubt, that without the help and support from all of the UKIP branches in our region, I would not be a UKIP MEP today. With over 500 people in attendance, it shows how far UKIP has grown and matured in the past two years. Our region is growing and becoming stronger each year and we are on the right path to good things next year. If we keep up this momentum, I am sure we can send back North West UKIP Members of Parliament next...

EU acting like an aggressive colonialist

EU acting like an aggressive colonialist

Nov 14, 2014

• European Parliament, Brussels, 13 November 2014 • Steven Woolfe MEP, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group |...