North West Region

EUseless: A view from the mad house

EUseless: A view from the mad house

Nov 27, 2015

UKIP MEP LOUISE BOURS REBRANDS EU AS “EUSELESS” IN NEW BOOKLET Examples of “hot air” politics and useless committees in the European Parliament have been laid bare in a new booklet by Louise Bours MEP. As polls show a majority of British people want to leave the European Union, Ms Bours, who represents the North West region, has now made her EUseless: A view from the mad house publication available as a free download. In it, the Ukip health spokesman highlights the activities of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM). Ms Bours, a member of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy in the European Parliament, said: “All politicians are accused of spouting hot air, but in the parliament in Brussels it’s like a furnace. “While not every conversation that takes place there is entirely without merit, very often it invokes Nero fiddling while Rome burns. “Too often the parliamentary committees find themselves bogged down in needless debate about issues the EU has no control over, need not have control over, and more importantly should never have control over. “My booklet looks at just a few examples of this time-wasting and empty rhetoric, and I’m making it available for free download so as many people as possible can read it.” EUseless: A view from the mad house can be downloaded by clicking HERE  http://www.louiseboursmep.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/EUseless.pdf...

The EU is sapping our influence

The EU is sapping our influence

Nov 26, 2015

Entanglement with EU has cost Britain its world trade influence   • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 26 November 2015 • Steven Woolfe MEP, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group –@Steven_Woolfe • Explanations of Vote: The state of play of the Doha Development Agenda in view of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference Motions for...

Britain must leave the EU to control immigration

Britain must leave the EU to control immigration

Nov 26, 2015

Today’s ONS figures on net migration of 336,000 combined with yesterdays revised OBR numbers on population and migration show that the government’s long term economic plan to cap welfare and control migration has failed and is nothing more than a pipe dream. UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: “These record high figures represent a continuation of the government’s complete failure to control immigration. David Cameron’s “tens of thousands” pledge is now in tatters. “It is clear that only by voting to Leave the European Union in the forthcoming referendum can we have a system of controlled immigration at sensible levels. “Just how can this or any government plan effectively for the future with our population rising so quickly and with open borders meaning we have no control over who can and can’t come to Britain each year? A complete open door to the whole of the EU is madness.”  UKIP Migration Spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP said: “In yesterday’s autumn statement, the Government blew through its own welfare cap when it U-turned on tax credits. Today, with new net migration numbers as high as ever, its promise to control immigration and bring net migration below 100,000 no longer has any credibility. “Instead of challenging the government palpable failure Labour’s Shadow Chancellor prefers cheap stunts by holding  up a copy of Mao’s Red Book when the Red Book he should be referencing is the Treasury’s Budget 2015 Red book.  “Unlike the Labour Party, UKIP judges the performance of the government by the rules that it sets for itself. On migration, the government’s attitude is completely contradictory. While we welcome the fact that it finally accepts that controlling migration is unequivocally central developing a sustainable economy, the government refuses to put Britain’s EU free movement of people obligations at the heart of its so-called ‘renegotiation strategy’. In fact while we remain inside the EU, we cannot control migration. “The government has failed to control net migration, it has failed to control its own welfare cap, it is doomed to fail on controlling welfare benefits in its EU negotiations. On immigration the government is a long time failure and cannot be trusted to manage our borders or...

The EU is part of Africa’s problem

The EU is part of Africa’s problem

Nov 26, 2015

European Parliament, Strasbourg, 25 November 2015 • Bluecard Question: Steven Woolfe MEP, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – @Steven_Woolfe – Response: Alfred SANT MEP (Malta), Socialist group • Debate: Outcome of the Valletta summit of 11 and 12 November 2015 and of the G20 summit of 15 and 16 November 2015 Council and Commission statements...

We must realise who our enemy is

We must realise who our enemy is

Nov 26, 2015

European Parliament, Strasbourg, 25 November 2015 • Paul Nuttall MEP, Deputy Leader, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group –@paulnuttallukip – Bluecard Question: Anna Elżbieta FOTYGA MEP (Poland), ECR group • Debate: Recent terrorist attacks in Paris Council and Commission statements [2015/2972(RSP)] Transcript:   Thank you.   I’d like to start by offering my condolences on behalf of my group to the family and friends of those who were tragically slain in Paris. It really brought home to us the danger that we face on our streets today.   If we want to deal with the greatest threat that we and our children face in this century. That of Islamic fundamentalism, we must resolve the situation in Syria. We must first realise who our enemy is and who our enemy is not. We must not see foreign policy through the eyes of the student common room. We must realise that geopolitics is not a case of simply black and white but are very often grey areas. And we must be grown up enough to say sometimes my enemy’s enemy is my friend, just as we did in World War Two with Joseph Stalin. We need to bring together a grand coalition of nations which includes not just the Western powers, but also Russia, China, India and Muslim nations as well. We must come together to cut out the cancer of radical Islamism which brought carnage onto the streets of Paris and I believe will no doubt attempt to repeat the same evil on the streets of another European city sometime soon.   We need to admit also that Bashar al-Assad is not the threat to global peace in comparison to the Islamism of Islamic State. But we must also look at ourselves and ask have our policies aided the terrorists and sadly the answer is yes. This place is in denial, you are clinging to Schengen, the freedom of movement of people, just as Neville Chamberlain clung to appeasing Hitler when it was obvious to all that this man could not be dealt with. And the obsession with these policies, and the failure to admit that you have been...