North West Region

A sneaky trick towards a single EU tax policy

A sneaky trick towards a single EU tax policy

Nov 25, 2015

A sneaky trick towards a single EU tax policy – Steven Woolfe MEP • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 24 November 2015 • Steven Woolfe MEP, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group –@Steven_Woolfe • Explanations of Vote: Tax rulings and other measures similar in nature or effect – Report:  Elisa Ferreira, Michael Theurer (A8-0317/2015) Report on tax rulings and other measures similar in nature or effect [2015/2066(INI)] Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or...

More EU interference

More EU interference

Nov 25, 2015

An EU Directive that favours major corporations over smaller businesses – Steven Woolfe MEP     • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 24 November 2015 • Steven Woolfe MEP, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group –@Steven_Woolfe • Debate: Insurance mediation – Supplementary report:  Werner Langen (A8-0315/2015) Supplementary report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on insurance mediation (recast) [COM(2012)0360 – C7-0180/2012 – 2012/0175(COD)] Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs www.stevenwoolfe.uk/...

Schengen agreement discussed

Schengen agreement discussed

Nov 22, 2015

Steven Woolfe MEP discusses the effects of the Paris attacks on the Schengen Agreement and the Great EU Migration Watch the Video by clicking image below: ...

Energy concerns raised

Energy concerns raised

Nov 20, 2015

Dear Editor, Closing UK’s coal-fired power stations within a decade will light up the environmentally-correct brigade with joy but that doesn’t mean it is the right thing to do. I understand the leaning for new gas-fired and nuclear replacements but until they are functioning we should not be arranging to close down these existing power stations, which provide approximately a quarter of all the UK’s electricity. It’s all very well the National Grid claiming that we don’t need to worry about the lights going out but I do worry about it. And I also worry about the tens of thousands living in fuel poverty, particularly pensioners. We are all aware that winter has definitely arrived now and for many elderly folk that is literally a chilling thought, having to choose between eating or heating. And a major reason is the high cost of energy because of green levies on our energy bills resulting from the impossible carbon emission targets demanded by the EU. This country’s energy needs have been badly neglected for decades and a coherent, comprehensive and long term solution is needed. One that will assure supplies and cheap prices, not one cobbled together aimed at appeasing the EU and hot air climate summit meetings. Energy minister Amber Rudd is proposing the coal-fired station closures under the banner of energy security but it doesn’t seem very secure to me if she means ever more dependence on politically unstable sources like Russia. Meanwhile Germany is currently building or refurbishing a couple of dozen coal-fired plants. Why is the UK planning to close ours when other EU countries are building them and Poland is refusing to give up its coal capacity? Yours faithfully  Paul Nuttall...

EU SPENDING ON PROPAGANDA REVEALED

EU SPENDING ON PROPAGANDA REVEALED

Nov 20, 2015

Details of the vast amounts of taxpayers’ money the European Union spends promoting itself have been exposed in a new booklet by local MEP Paul Nuttall. He says the publication offers voters a more balanced view of how cash is spent on pro-EU propaganda by Brussels bureaucrats. One example in the booklet – entitled Big Spenders, and available as a free download – is the EU’s decision to build a £137 million so-called “European House of History”. Mr Nuttall, a member of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group in the European Parliament, described the plan as “a massive folly”. He said: “This European House of History is a massive folly aimed at promoting an awareness of European identity. “The problem is the ‘history’ only begins after 1945 following the Second World War – or the European Civil War as it will be described, because MEPs disagreed on every significant historical event in the last 200 years. “It is another example of how the Eurocrats’ total indifference to the austerity cuts, which have brought countries such as Greece to their knees and caused misery to countless millions, knows no bounds. “They throw money around like confetti, but with member states having to hand over vast sums to be in this club, they are arrogantly impervious to criticism. “The UK alone has to pay £55 million a day to be a member, so no wonder the EU can afford to spend billions on self-promotion – otherwise known as propaganda.”  Other vanity projects highlighted in the booklet include an £18 million visitors’ centre in Brussels, which received fewer tourists last year than Keswick’s Pencil Museum. Mr Nuttall, MEP for the North West and deputy leader of UKIP, said the publication is about “extravagance, waste and propaganda” in Brussels, and points out that the EU has not had its accounts signed off for nearly 20 years. He added: “Few people know a lot about the EU and its workings and I have put this booklet together to explain the basics in layman’s terms. “It is vital that the public understands European Union spending ahead of the upcoming referendum.” Also in the booklet is information about the...