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Steven Woolfe Interview Margate

Steven Woolfe Interview Margate

Feb 27, 2015

Steven Woolfe MEP : UKIP will have fair controlled immigration (27/02/2015) Follow Steven on Twitter:...

Steven Woolfe on Daily Politics

Steven Woolfe on Daily Politics

Feb 27, 2015

UKIP North West MEP Steven Woolfe discusses Government Immigration failures on the BBC Daily Politics programme:   Follow Steven on Twitter:...

Government Immigration failure

Government Immigration failure

Feb 26, 2015

David Cameron has permitted an extra 1.1 Million people to settle in the UK since 2010 ONS Immigration figures released this morning are “absolutely staggering” according to Steven Woolfe MEP, the UKIP Migration spokesman. “The Government should be ashamed of its abject failure to keep control of the constantly rising numbers of those arriving here”, he said. “This Government’s policy is fatally holed beneath the water line and is sinking fast. “The figures show that 624,000 people arrived here in the past year alone. To put that into perspective that is equivalent to the populations of both Liverpool and Aberdeen combined. “More significantly perhaps is the fact that the net migration figure was just under 300,000 people. “This is a 42% increase on the year on year figures from last year. That’s a city the size of Hull settling here in the last 12 months. “No Government can rationally plan to build the services required to cope with these numbers. The schools, the hospitals, the houses, the roads cannot be provided at such a speed, the capital costs required are huge and burden on the taxpayer will be even more strained. “The Government has planned for failure by deceiving themselves and the country that they could keep these figures down to their infamous idea of “tens of thousands”. “During the course of this parliament, the Government has seen more than a million incomers settle permanently in the UK. “According to the ONS there have been a “statistical significant” increase under every matrix they use including net long term migration, overall immigration, family reunions, national insurance numbers registered, and those coming here for employment and study. Mr Woolfe continued, “Migration is one of the top concerns going into this election and it is clear that UKIP is the only party trusted to deal with it. “We will set a cap on the number of people permitted to work and reside in the UK by introducing a fairer, and more transparent points based system ensuring we get the skilled immigrants we need and in numbers that the economy can...

Paul Nuttall on Greece Euro crisis

Paul Nuttall on Greece Euro crisis

Feb 26, 2015

The 300 must stand firm for Greece and Democracy – UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP   • European Parliament, Brussels, 25 February 2015 • Paul Nuttall MEP, Deputy Leader, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group – @paulnuttallukip • Debate: Report of the informal meeting of Heads of State or Government (12 February 2015) European Council and Commission statements [2014/2942(RSP)] Transcript: I want to start the speech by quoting the Chairman of the EuroGroup Jeroen Dijssebloem who only two days ago said “you are mistaken if you think democracy is where one election result can change the way we work in the eurozone.” Indeed, Mr. Junker, you’re on record saying that “there can be no democratic choice against the European Union’s treaties.” Well that tells us all we really need to know, doesn’t it, about what the euro-fanatics think of democracy. And isn’t it ironic that you are destroying democracy in its very cradle – Greece? You have allowed Greece to enter a currency that it should never have been in. You have removed a democratically elected Prime Minister when he offered his country a way out through a referendum. You have imposed austerity that has taken the people of Greece to the brink. Yet you still shackle this great country with economic chains. To you I say: sovereignty and democracy in Greece are not yours to take. The Greeks have suffered enough. The battle lines are clear: It is the forces of democracy in Greece against the undemocratic forces of the European Union. To the Greek Parliament, I ask will the 300 stand firm? And to the people of Greece, I say be courageous and protect your birth right. You are the creators of democracy and now you must save it. Invoke the courage and spirit of your forefathers. Do not buckle, do not falter, do not give in. You are the defenders of democracy now, you are the nation of Homer, Plato and Aristotle, and if you stand your ground you will prevail and you will be a beacon of hope to us...

E-cigarette fostering shock

E-cigarette fostering shock

Feb 25, 2015

Confusion over e-cigarette guidance for adoptive and foster parents needs urgent clarification, said local UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall today. “In my view the guidance should consistently say that loving couples anxious to provide a home for a child should not be prevented because of vaping. “In the wake of a Staffordshire couple being barred from adopting after the would-be father was seen smoking an e-cigarette it has emerged that different councils have varying approaches. “These I believe include Warrington Borough Council and Bury Council who state they will not place under-fives with e-cigarette users. “Many of the councils that take this stance cite the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), which recommends ‘users of e-cigarettes be considered smokers’ until concerns about the devices are cleared up. “They have concerns that e-cigarettes ‘may act as a “gateway” for children and young people to start smoking.’ “However Public Health England has found there was ‘no data’ supporting the claim and that it was ‘rare’ even for teens to experiment with e-cigarettes. And they have also recently stated that the health risks of passive exposure to electronic cigarette vapour are… ‘likely to be extremely low.’ “It seems to me that the stance of the BAAF and the councils following their guidance needs urgently reviewing. Particularly as other councils follow alternative guidance from the Fostering Network, which says that people ‘should not be prevented from fostering or applying because of e-cigarettes use’,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP deputy leader. “There are 69,000 children in care in this country in need of foster homes or adoptive parents and it seems that their chances are being hindered by  politically correct social workers and conflicting guidance. “They need to concentrate on the priorities of these children seeking a family life instead of looking for reasons not to provide it,” he added. ends...