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Steven Woolfe discusses Calais crisis

Steven Woolfe discusses Calais crisis

Jun 26, 2015

BBC5 Live debate: Should we accept all the migrants from the shanty towns springing up in the Port of Calais ?   Listen by clicking...

Tory Immigration pledge failing

Tory Immigration pledge failing

Jun 25, 2015

CAMERON’S IMMIGRATION PLEDGE FAILING Britain’s population rose by half a million people last year – proving David Cameron’s pledge to tackle immigration is continuing to fail, says Ukip deputy leader Paul Nuttall. According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there has been an “above average” increase of 491,100 people from mid-2013 to mid-2014. Of those, net migration into the country added 259,700 to the population. That was even more than the country’s “natural growth” – births minus deaths – which added 226,200. The ONS said a quarter of those births were to mothers born outside the UK. Mr Nuttall, MEP for the North West, said: “The Prime Minister can say he wants to crack down on immigration all he likes, but it’s empty words. “Free movement of people is a tenet of being a member of the European Union, which means 500 million people across the continent can move to live and work in any EU country they choose. “It sounds like a Utopian dream but the reality is a huge number of those people seek out the UK as a destination because we’re a generous nation. “The net effect is more people using the NHS, more people attending our schools, more people needing housing, more people on our crowded railway network, and more people on our roads. “Only by leaving the EU can we begin to get a grip on uncontrolled immigration into this country, which would then enable us to plan properly for the future and the population we already have.” ends Source:...

EU prolonging economic tragedy

EU prolonging economic tragedy

Jun 25, 2015

EU persists in prolonging decade-old economic tragedy – Steven Woolfe MEP • European Parliament, Brussels, 24 June 2015 • Steven Woolfe MEP, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group –@Steven_Woolfe – Bluecard question: Ivan JAKOVČIĆ MEP (Croatia), Liberal group (ALDE) • Debate: Review of the economic governance framework: stocktaking and challenges – Report:  Pervenche Berès (A8-0190/2015) Report on the review of the economic governance framework: stocktaking and challenges [2014/2145(INI)] Committee on Economic and Monetary...

Mums should not be bullied by EU

Mums should not be bullied by EU

Jun 25, 2015

Mums must be free to decide whether to return to work and not be bullied into by Brussels bureaucrats, said UKIP MEP Louise Bours today. She was speaking out after a report compiled by the European Council called on the government to do more to get stay-at-home mothers into work. Ms Bours, herself a mum of two, said: “Feminists fought long and hard for acceptance of new mums going back to work but that must be a matter of choice and not a directive from above. “Of course many mothers have to go back for financial reasons and are very reluctant to leave their baby, often in the hands of strangers. “It is right for some mums and wrong for others, and how dare the EU describe the fact that a large number of women who do not work full time as ‘a social challenge’. “This is all part of of EU targets to get 75% of adults into work by 2020. The EU has an identikit ethos to make all the member states and its residents the same – but we are not the same. “Any targets affecting the UK should be set by our own government and not interfering Brussels busybodies,” said Ms Bours, North West MEP. She added: “Childcare costs in the UK are the most expensive in Europe and our childcare provision is also complex and fragmented. A simpler system, more responsive to families’ changing needs must be brought in. The cost of childcare must be reduced and the number of childcare places increased, while giving parents more choice. “What is the point of having a childcare system that is so expensive it does not pay to work?” ends...

Paul Nuttall Column 24/06/2015

Paul Nuttall Column 24/06/2015

Jun 25, 2015

Please find below Paul Nuttall MEP’s most recent column – click to make larger if...