North West Region

MEPs in the Media 31/07/2015

MEPs in the Media 31/07/2015

Jul 31, 2015

UKIP North West MEPs in the Media – week ending 31/07/2015 UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe speaking on BBC 5live about the immigrant crisis: Steven Woolfe MEP: We need to close down Calais until the French get a grip http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/11705666/We-need-to-close-down-Calais-until-the-French-get-a-grip.html ‘Shut Calais down if France can’t protect its border’ say Ukip: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shut-calais-down-france-cant-6157314 UK border alert as 10,000 migrants mass in Calais as crisis reaches desperate levels: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/593988/Border-alert-10-000-migrants-mass-Calais Calais crisis: Now mayor demands Britain pay her town £35million in compensation:...

Sarah’s Law figures ‘alarming’

Sarah’s Law figures ‘alarming’

Jul 30, 2015

  News that children may be at risk because police are failing to give parents information under Sarah’s Law has been met with dismay by North West UKIP MEP Louise Bours. “I find the vastly differing Child Sex Offenders Disclosure responses by police forces quite alarming. “The idea that it is down to a postcode lottery whether you can find out if your child is safe or not will obviously concern a great many families throughout the country. “The report released today from the NSPCC includes figures showing, for example, that just three per cent of requests made to Lancashire Police led to information being given to applicants and I find that worryingly low. “I commend the NSPCC for looking into this, although I find it a shame that they have had to make Freedom of Information requests when you would imagine this sort of data should be freely available in the first place. “The UK has seen some pretty appalling cases involving paedophiles and mass child abuse recently, like Rochdale, Rotherham and Oxford, for example. “There are also the issues of child exploitation, child brides, and trafficking. The police work very hard under difficult circumstances and ever increasing cuts, but some forces nevertheless really do need to step up to the plate on this. “These are some of the most serious issues of modern life in Britain, and all agencies should be working hard and together to prevent it.”...

Paul Nuttall Column 29/07/2015

Paul Nuttall Column 29/07/2015

Jul 29, 2015

Paul Nuttall MEP’s latest Column 29/07/2015 – click to make larger if...

BBC bias over EU coverage?

BBC bias over EU coverage?

Jul 29, 2015

UKIP Deputy leader Paul Nuttall MEP interviewed over possible BBC bias over EU coverage (28 July 15) Read more: http://www.paulnuttallmep.com  ...

Crisis at Calais deepens

Crisis at Calais deepens

Jul 29, 2015

UKIP Migration Spokesman’s 5 point plan for dealing with the crisis at Calais Published Jul 29, 2015 The situation in Calais is becoming graver by the day. With 1,500 Migrants charging the Eurotunnel last night, the escalation of the problem is now visible for all to see. Steven Woolfe as UKIP’s Migration spokesman and the first politician to visit to Calais Migrant camps in December 2014 and June 2015 and warned of the vast numbers arriving in the camps each day and of the problems we now face. As David Cameron meets with COBRA today, Steven Woolfe has the following policy suggestions that Cameron should implement: 1) The UK should deploy British troops to treble border staff in Calais with authority to detect illegal migrants entering the UK and to protect British holiday makers and truckers. 2) Demand that the French authorities deploy their own troops to Calais to support the under resourced French authorities and security force. 3) UK ports such as Little Haven and other smaller ports in the UK should prepare to filter traffic to La Havre, Dieppe and Ostend. 4) We should plan to take any illegal migrants found in the UK back into France, just as the French authorities are doing on the French/Italian border. 5) If the French fail to protect the border, our truckers and holiday makers, we should close Calais. This should focus French minds and would be reopened when the situation is eased and safety concerns are addressed. Read more:...