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Should economic migrants be turned away?

Should economic migrants be turned away?

Oct 23, 2015

“Should economic migrants to the EU be sent back?” This week, Steven Woolfe MEP was asked this question by a German magazine. Here is his response: “It is not generally the policy of the United Kingdom Independence party (UKIP) to give unwanted advice to EU member states on what they should do since we, in turn, do not want the European Union making policy decisions on behalf of the UK people.    “However, in the case of the UK it is absolutely right that illegal economic migrants should be sent back to their countries of origin. In fact, the UK government is legally obliged to deport any non-EU economic migrant who enters this country illegally. In practice, this may be easier said than done because of our membership of the EU and the activities of the EU-wide ‘human rights industry’ which seeks to use European laws to give illegal economic migrants into the UK roughly the same rights as those who genuinely qualify as refugees seeking asylum here. For example, recently fast track deportations of illegals were halted because of UK High court decisions. This has noticeably gummed up the workings of the UK asylum system. The UK is a country with a long tradition of an independent judiciary which implements the laws of our own sovereign elected Parliament. The confused status of illegal non-EU economic migrants is yet another example where our national laws are being undermined by EU membership.   “The global ebbs and flows of people across the planet is one of the great issues of our time. Millions of people are on the move across continents. The effectiveness of migration policy is one of the most important areas where voters must be allowed to assess their government’s competence. UKIP recognise that immigration of skilled, talented people from outside the UK is vital to our economy. The aims of UKIP’s policies on migration are to make sure: a) that the UK has both the right number and right type of people to ensure that it can be a top 5 world economy; b) that Britain is seen as being a welcoming country with an outward looking, global trading outlook; and c) that there...

Paul Nuttall column 22/10/2015

Paul Nuttall column 22/10/2015

Oct 22, 2015

Hot off the press – UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall’s latest column, in which he discusses Grammar schools and the possibility of Turkey joining the EU (Click to make larger if necessary):      If you still cannot read this, click...

Anger over Turkey Deal

Anger over Turkey Deal

Oct 16, 2015

  Erdoğan uses migrants as pawns to milk EU taxpayers, EU are suckers for falling for it By Steven Woolfe MEP “Today’s rushed EU deal with Turkey rewards that country for doing things that they should be doing anyway, like controlling their sea and land borders with the European Union – a political bloc they are desperate to join. Agreeing to liberalise the visa requirements for Turkish nationals is EU madness, given that it is Turkey’s lax visa rules for entry into their own country that is a significant cause of today’s great EU migration. Migrants with the intent of entering the EU illegally buy visas to gain easy entry into Turkey and then ‎head straight to the coast and make perilous boat trips to the Greek Islands to enter the EU. “Turkey’s application for EU membership should be a completely separate issue to encouraging them to play a responsible part in dealing with migrants who pass through their territory. ‎The €3 billion of EU funding to Turkey shouldn’t be used as an inducement to make Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdoğan stop turning the misery of migrants into a mini-industry for his coastal ports. He should fulfil his international obligations anyway. In the chess board negotiations that the EU is always having with this NATO member, Erdoğan has started to use poor migrants as pawns to milk EU taxpayers. The EU Commission and Council are suckers for falling for it.” Editors Note: Steven commented on details reported in this report:...

Grammar school decision response

Grammar school decision response

Oct 16, 2015

Sevenoaks Grammar School: Government given a ‘B- ‘at best The government’s decision to allow a grammar school annexe to be built – in reality a new grammar school – is typical of their weasel-worded ways, said UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall. The comments came following the announcement that an existing Grammar school in Kent can build a new ‘annexe’ 10 miles away. The first one to open for 50 years. Mr Nuttall, the party’s education spokesman said: “Instead of having the courage to tear up the 1998 laws passed by Labour banning new grammar schools the Tories are allowing one by the back door. “UKIP is 100% in favour of selective education and would introduce a grammar school in every town and city. That is our policy and we are proud of it. “The British public want Grammar Schools to come back, and this will be proven by the fact that when it opens there will not be a single empty chair in the school. “Such schools provide true social mobility and allow everyone regardless of background to get a first class education. “The Tories, however, are too weak to implement a new policy despite the public demand, and Labour with its authoritarian outlook simply won’t believe that the public can disagree with one of their policies and be right. “This is what we have come to expect from this government, a failure to truly represent the wishes of the majority of people in the country, and the belief that they know best what’s good for us.” said Mr Nuttall. The new grammar school “annexe” with 450 places is to be opened in Sevenoaks, Kent following a long campaign by...

Paul Nuttall Column 14/10/2015

Paul Nuttall Column 14/10/2015

Oct 16, 2015

Hot off the press – UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall’s latest column, in which he discusses Cameron’s EU renegotiation and Liverpool Football club (Click to make larger if necessary): If you still cannot read this, click...