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Paul Nuttall Column 19/08/2015

Paul Nuttall Column 19/08/2015

Aug 20, 2015

Paul Nuttall MEP’s latest column, in which he discusses the potential effects of a Jeremy Corbyn win on the Labour party (Click to make larger if necessary):...

Humanitarian crisis in Greece

Humanitarian crisis in Greece

Aug 18, 2015

Statement on deteriorating humanitarian crisis on the Greek Islands of Lesbos and Kos Commenting on the thousands of illegal migrants coming to the Greek Islands across the short waterway from Turkey, UKIP Migration spokesman Steven Woolfe said: “The situation on the Greek Island has shown the dangerous gaping migration hole on Europe’s South East flank. This mirrors the tens of thousands entering illegally through the Eastern flank of Hungary and Slovenia. “Turkey’s failure to monitor visa applicants from outside the country have created a security risk that threatens to become a nightmare in Europe’s cities. Huge numbers of migrants can take a plane to Istanbul, buy a visa and then attempt to enter Europe from Greece or the North.  “The result is misery for the small communities of islanders from Kos to Lesbos dependant on tourism and now facing the costs of dealing with tens of thousands of migrants.  EU federalists who want to see Turkey join the EU and create a ‘nation’ from the channel to the Urals are clearly blind to the security implications this will cause. International pressure must be swift, immediate and direct on Turkey to stop their lax policies and prevent this flow of people.” Follow Steven Woolfe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Steven_Woolfe Visit Steven Woolfe’s...

British workers numbers falling

British workers numbers falling

Aug 14, 2015

ONS employment statistics set to feature in #BREXIT campaign as monument to Cameron’s failure   Responding to today’s Office for National Statistics employment numbers showing that while the number of British-born workers has fallen over the last quarter the number of EU-born workers has risen significantly, UKIP’s Migration spokesman Steven Woolfe commented: “On top of the hundreds of thousands or so illegal migrants  working in Britain which the government seems only in this summer of Calais chaos to have woken up to, we have yet further evidence of the arrival of legal EU migrants displacing British born workers.  Of course the trouble is that while the government is belatedly scrambling around trying to control illegal immigration, it has no rights to control the unstoppable flow of people from the EU who just up sticks and come here.   “It has never been clearer that the UK’s borders are now open to all whenever, wherever and however determined migrants want to come. It has yet to be seen whether the government has rediscovered a will to develop a managed immigration policy like the one that UKIP proposed just a few months ago in its general election manifesto. In reality the government has failed on any of the significant measures by which we can assess success in influencing non-birth increases in our Island’s population. “In his so-called renegotiation of UK EU membership the Prime Minister’s number priority must be to stop the free movement of people into the UK from the EU. Unless, the government can rip up our EU treaty obligations to let anyone from the EU into the UK to live and work, mass uncontrolled wage reducing immigration that adversely impacts and displaces Britain’s working people will continue. David Cameron can be assured that statistics like those today from the ONS will feature prominently in the forthcoming  EU referendum campaign as a monument to his failure to get the best deal for Britain!”   Follow Steven Woolfe on twitter: https://twitter.com/steven_woolfe Ends Notes to Editors: Daily Telegraph report here:...

2m EU migrants working in UK

2m EU migrants working in UK

Aug 12, 2015

More than 2m EU migrants working in UK, figures show Responding to today’s Office for National Statistics employment statistics showing that while the number of British-born workers has fallen over the last quarter while the number of EU-born workers has risen significantly, UKIP’s Migration spokesman Steven Woolfe commented: “On top of the hundreds of thousands or so illegal migrants working in Britain which the government seems only in this summer of Calais chaos to have woken up to, we have yet further evidence of the arrival of legal EU migrants displacing British born workers. Of course the trouble is that while the government is belatedly scrambling around trying to control illegal immigration, it has no rights to control the unstoppable flow of people from the EU who just up sticks and come here. “It has never been clearer that the UK’s borders are now open to all whenever, wherever and however determined migrants want to come. It has yet to be seen whether the government has rediscovered a will to develop a managed immigration policy like the one that UKIP proposed just a few months ago in its general election manifesto. In reality the government has failed on any of the significant measures by which we can assess success in influencing non-birth increases in our Island’s population. “In his so-called renegotiation of UK EU membership the Prime Minister’s number priority must be to stop the free movement of people into the UK from the EU. Unless, the government can rip up our EU treaty obligations to let anyone from the EU into the UK to live and work, mass uncontrolled wage reducing immigration that adversely impacts and displaces Britain’s working people will continue. David Cameron can be assured that statistics like those today from the ONS will feature prominently in the forthcoming EU referendum campaign as a monument to his failure to get the best deal for...

Majority are against further EU integration

Majority are against further EU integration

Aug 12, 2015

News that only 14% of Brits want more integration with the EU is a sign the public have an increasing understanding of how Brussels negatively effects the UK – claims the deputy leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall MEP. In a survey conducted by polling company Opinium, more than 7000 EU residents were asked if EU countries “should continue to progress towards ever closer union”. Over 1000 of those questioned were British. Whilst a majority of people from countries with struggling economies like Spain and Portugal favour the idea, most residents of more stable countries such as Holland and France would resist closer ties. At only 14%, Britain has the lowest level of support for further integration of all EU nations. Welcoming the news, Deputy Leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall said: “For years Westminster bubble politicians have relied on a low level of public awareness to convince us all we had to further integrate with the EU to survive on the world stage. “Because UKIP have been successful in getting the EU on the domestic political agenda people have started to take more of an interest in the subject, and the more they see, the less they like. “With so many EU nations in economic crises, both pro and anti EU campaigners have said there is no option to retain the status quo, we are either going to have to agree to further integration or step back from where we are now. “This comprehensive survey shows that given the choice, the vast majority of British people don’t want even more of our laws made in Brussels, and that means we have to leave.” 85% of respondents also said they do not think the EU are doing a good job at handling issues around the UK referendum. Mr Nuttall added: “I am delighted that UKIP’s hard work to help people understand EU matters is working, and as every day passes I become more and more confident voters will make the right decision for the future of Britain in the upcoming referendum, and opt to leave the EU.” ENDS Source info: http://ourinsight.opinium.co.uk/sites/ourinsight.opinium.co.uk/files/op5154_opinium_pr_european_union_-_tables.pdf  ...