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EU – the Grinch that stole Christmas

EU – the Grinch that stole Christmas

Dec 16, 2014

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 16 December 2014 • Steven Woolfe MEP, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – @Steven_Woolfe • Debate: Economic governance review of the 6-pack and 2-pack regulations Commission statement...

Document shows Labour running scared

Document shows Labour running scared

Dec 15, 2014

A leaked Labour strategy document shows what UKIP already knew – they are running scared, said deputy party leader Paul Nuttall today. “They have arrogantly and complacently sat back believing that UKIP only takes votes from the Conservatives. Belatedly they have woken up the threat we pose to their ailing party and are now in headless chicken mode. “Desperate to stop the potentially fatal haemorrhage of their members to us this document shows how they are trying to airbrush immigration out of the picture. But they opened the gates in the first place with their open door ideology and we are all are now paying the cost. “People up and down the country, of all political colours, are extremely concerned about uncontrolled immigration and the resulting unsustainable pressure on our health, education, housing and transport services as well as infrastructure. They quite rightly view it as a major issue and it is UKIP that exposed it. “Now forced into a corner Ed Miliband is promising to tighten up on immigration but while we remain in the EU our borders are wide open and the Labour party has no intention on ever waving goodbye to Brussels. “UKIP is now the real party that represents the fears and worries of the working class, the Labour party’s preening out-of-touch Westminster elite has thrown that mantle away. “The document speaks of changing the topic if immigration is raised on doorsteps by wavering voters to others such as the NHS. But they are still on sinking sand as they introduced the private finance initiatives which have landed hospital trusts up and down the land with impossible to repay debts. “UKIP is in a unique and powerful position as we head towards the 2015 General Election as we speak the language of common sense. A universal tongue speaking to the electorate of all backgrounds who have been forgotten, ignored and disrespected by the other political parties. “This 33 page report exposes what UKIP already knew – Labour is on the brink of losing its seats, particularly in its traditional Northern heartland – and is a party in meltdown.” ends Follow Paul on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/paulnuttallukip    ...

Voting age should not be lowered

Voting age should not be lowered

Dec 15, 2014

The voting age should not be lowered from 18 to 16, says deputy UKIP leader Paul Nuttall. “Sixteen-year-olds do not have enough life experience to make sound judgements when voting and consequently I am against reducing the age limit.” Mr Nuttall, North West MEP, expressed his views just days after Labour leader Ed Miliband called for the voting age in all elections to be reduced by two years. “It is perfectly obvious why Labour have committed to introducing this measure within a year of taking power – naive youngsters tend to have Utopian dreams of life and can be more gullible. “They are also subjected to pro-EU propaganda lessons which is a ethically wrong and is also an abuse of taxpayers money. “As they grow older and experience first hand making their way in the world they are better able to make reasoned judgements. “I personally believe that all secondary school children should be taught about our political system in an unbiased way as currently so many leave school without any idea of how it works and what the different parties stand for. “There is no doubt that young people should be encouraged to vote, after all today’s changes affect their tomorrows, but instead of lowering the age limit they should be properly educated about the relevance of politics to their lives,” he said. ends Follow Paul on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/paulnuttallukip  ...

Blackburn Candidate chosen

Blackburn Candidate chosen

Dec 12, 2014

Dayle Taylor, aged 20 was adopted as the prospective parliamentary candidate for Blackburn at the UKIP Blackburn adoption meeting that took place on the 3rd December 2014.– Dayle is the Young Independence North West chairman and vowed to change the perception of how people view UKIP before being unanimously selected by the branch members. – He said “I am pleased that the members of UKIP Blackburn have chosen me to represent them at the 2015 General Election, this creates a great opportunity to dispel the myth that UKIP only attracts old, former Conservatives.”– “One of the reasons I think my candidacy will be beneficial is the fact that I’m a student who feels let down by the political class, particularly Nick Clegg’s broken promise on tuition fees.” – “I want to represent every youngster who feels betrayed by the MPs in parliament, particularly those who find it difficult to find work due to the saturated job...

Tax, Spend and Borrow

Tax, Spend and Borrow

Dec 12, 2014

Steven Woolfe MEP on Sunday politics North West For more news from Steven Woolfe visit http://www.stevenwoolfe.uk/  ...