North West Region

They really are crackers

They really are crackers

Dec 29, 2014

Bah humbug rules from Brussels are behind children being barred from buying Christmas crackers, local MEP Paul Nuttall has pointed out. “Children under 12 are not allowed to buy them because the interring EU says so. More nonsense in our lives from unelected bureaucrats which further highlights the desperate need for us to be free to make our own rules and run our own lives. “Initially the regulation, the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010, emanating from an EU directive, actually meant children had to be at least 16 before they could not buy them. “This was reduced to 12 last year but in reality as the purchase triggers the age-limit warning ‘Think 25’ on supermarket tills children over 12 are still being sent away empty handed,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP deputy party leader. “This legislation is utterly mad and totally unnecessary. On what planet would anyone describe a Christmas cracker as a pyrotechnic device? Only in the cuckoo world of madness inhabited by Eurocrats. “It’s like the bad jokes you find in such crackers but far more concerning as it demonstrates the stranglehold the EU has on every aspect of our lives.”...

UKIP questions ECJ ruling

UKIP questions ECJ ruling

Dec 18, 2014

UKIP has spoken out against a controversial ECJ ruling. The European Court of Justice has ruled British citizens should be able to bring non-EU family members into the UK without a travel visa – read more HERE   UKIP MEP and spokesman on immigration Steven Woolfe said: “This ruling extends the so-called ‘right to free movement’ to millions of people from anywhere in the world who don’t have citizenship of any country of the EU. “This is yet more proof that Britain can never take back control of its borders as long as it remains in the European Union.” To read Steven’s full response to this ruling click HERE Follow Steven on Twitter: https://twitter.com/steven_woolfe...

A fairytale in Strasbourg

A fairytale in Strasbourg

Dec 17, 2014

Published on Dec 17, 2014 http://www.ukipmeps.org | http://www.ukip.org • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 17 December 2014 • Paul Nuttall MEP, Deputy Leader, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group http://www.paulnuttallmep.com – @paulnuttallukip – Bluecard Question: Liisa JAAKONSAARI MEP (Finland), Socialist group (S&D) • Debate: Preparations for the European Council meeting (18-19 December 2014) Council and Commission statements [2013/2706(RSP)] ……………….. • Video: EbS (European Parliament) Music: Excerpts from ‘Fairytale of New York’ by The...

Is the EU only looking after the very few?

Is the EU only looking after the very few?

Dec 17, 2014

  Published on Dec 16, 2014 http://www.ukipmeps.org | http://www.ukip.org • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 16 December 2014 • Bluecard question: Steven Woolfe MEP, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group http://www.stevenwoolfe.uk/ | @Steven_Woolfe – Response: Philippe Lamberts (Belgium), Greens group • Debate: Commission work programme 2015 Commission statement [2014/2829(RSP)]...

Betting shop ‘clusters’ veto

Betting shop ‘clusters’ veto

Dec 17, 2014

Local MEP Paul Nuttall is backing calls for council powers to veto new betting shops. The Local Government Association is pushing for an end to ‘clustering’ of betting shops and they also want a reduction in the risks of fixed odds betting terminals. “There are 30,000 such machines – so-called ‘crack cocaine’  of gambling – in this country allowing punters to spend £100 in just 20 seconds,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP deputy leader. “Gamblers can become addicted to these machines and land themselves in terrible financial debt and they are also popular with drug dealers for laundering their ill-gotten gains. “Councils are frustrated by the limited powers currently open to them to limit the numbers of shops opening in their areas even where there are community objections. “This is not right and I support the LGA in their calls for councils to have more powers so they can better represent the views of local people who are fed up with the proliferation of betting shops,” he said. ends  ...