North West Region

An EU Army?

An EU Army?

Jun 24, 2015

TTIP corporatist scam hurts workers and small businesses • European Parliament, Brussels, 24 June 2015 • Paul Nuttall MEP, Deputy Leader, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group – @paulnuttallukip • Debate: Preparation of the European Council meeting (25-26 June 2015) Council and Commission statements [2015/2629(RSP)] Transcript: Mr. President, Well during last year’s European elections we in UKIP were told we were mad and crazy when we spoke about a European Army. Now Mr Timmermans has just said, and I quote, “A European army is long term European objective”, so thank you very much Mr Timmermans for clarifying that position before the referendum. Now it’s clear to me the three most important issues at this European Council are how the European Union will deal with the issue of immigration, the controversial TTIP deal and of course Greece. Firstly, the problems surrounding migration were brought home to MEP’s yesterday because a number of British representatives couldn’t get here because of chaos in Calais. A workers strike resulted in migrants running amok and boarding Lorries and cars heading for the UK. And as consequence the channel tunnel was closed. But this is nothing compared to what is to come. There are half a million migrants in the Mediterranean waiting to make their way through Europe. Frighteningly, there is another half a million making their way through Africa and the Middle East. What is worse is that we don’t know who these people really are. We are told that ISIS are using the chaos to import their wicked and warped ideology on to our continent which makes the next terrorist attack not a case of if, but when and where. The answer is not a common EU Asylum policy, Mr Timmermans I have a better suggestion, the answer is an Australian style ring of steel which protects our borders and sends out a clear message that Europe is not a soft touch. Now let’s move on to TTIP. We all know how worried you all are by this issue by way you behaved in Strasbourg earlier this month. You cancelled the vote on TTIP. You silenced any debate on the issue and...

Nursing crisis mishandled

Nursing crisis mishandled

Jun 23, 2015

Instead of sticking it to the NHS, Tories should steal even more UKIP policies to make Britain better Thousands of nurses will be deported under new immigration rules announced by the Government today which will trigger critical shortages of staff across the NHS, nursing leaders have said. Almost 7,000 overseas nurses are likely to face being sent home by 2020, under the Government’s migration cap, research suggests. UKIP’s Migration Spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP commented: “After years of neglecting immigration as an issue and tinkering around with the structure of the NHS, the Government’s actions today show how disconnected they are from reality. First there is little point in kicking out nurses here on legal work visas unless British trained nurses can fill the vacancies. That’s why, at the last general election, UKIP’s costed manifesto education policy encouraged British students to train as nurses by offering free tuition if graduates worked in the UK for 5 years after completing their nursing courses. When will the Prime Minister understand that effective public policy demands joined-up thinking! “Instead of controlling unskilled immigration from the EU, the Government has decided to try to get though on immigration by getting rid of much needed skilled migrants which the NHS currently uses and depends on because of its failed education policies. The Prime Minster is going after the wrong people in this flawed plan.  Under UKIP’s points based system we wouldn’t deport any legal migrants currently living and working here, nor would we attack skilled migrants from outside the EU in favour of allowing unskilled migrants to enter the UK from all over the EU. It’s time for the Tories to steal even more of UKIP’s polices in order to make Britain a better place to...

Steven Woolfe on Sunday Politics

Steven Woolfe on Sunday Politics

Jun 22, 2015

Steven Woolfe MEP on BBC Sunday Politics 21/06/2015 Watch by clicking HERE http://www.stevenwoolfe.uk/ https://twitter.com/Steven_Woolfe...

Louise Bours on Westminster Hour

Louise Bours on Westminster Hour

Jun 22, 2015

Louise Bours UKIP MEP on the BBC Westminster Hour discussion programme 21/06/2015   Listen by clicking HERE...

Paul Nuttall Column 17/06/2015

Paul Nuttall Column 17/06/2015

Jun 19, 2015

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