North West Region

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2015

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and looking forward to a great new year. Thanks once again to the People’s Army for all your hard work and support....

Immigration lowering wages

Immigration lowering wages

Dec 23, 2015

UK Central Bank researchers calculate immigration causes lower wages for those on lower rung ​The latest research report published with the help of the the Bank of England, “The impact of immigration on occupational wages: evidence from Britain”, concludes that migration has had a significant, negative effect on the pay workers in the UK. UKIP Migration spokesman, Steven Woolfe MEP comments: “Since I have been the UKIP spokesman on Migration, along with UKIP leader Nigel Farage, I have been arguing that mass uncontrolled migration pushes down the wages of the low paid in Britain. This is not the first report which came to the same conclusion. In fact, Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney also recently accepted that unsustainable levels of migration causes wage compression some time ago. “The Report states clearly that a 10 percentage point rise in the proportion of immigrants working in semi/unskilled services leads to a 1.88 percent reduction in pay. Government net migration numbers of over 300,000 annually, together with those that are not captured in official figures, is preventing wages rising in line with inflation for native, British workers, noticeable at the lower end of the skills classification scale. But the ‘knock on’ effects of this many outsiders entering the UK workforce impacts the disposable incomes of workers across the social spectrum and, with technological advances, hinders employment opportunities for British people. “Until policymakers in this country stop being apologists for mass migration it excuses them from dealing with the consequences of a dispossessed, impoverished, UK native ‘underclass’. Successive Labour and Tory governments have been warned about this but done nothing. In fact, the real untold scandal of the migration debate is that the substitutability of immigrant labour into the UK has let our politicians off the ‘social policy’ hook! “We need to take control of our migration policy, and implement an Australian-style points based immigration system which is fit for British workers and the British economy. This is now urgently needed in light of the Chancellor’s announcement of a living wage, which will be a significant pull factor for many migrants within the EU and beyond to come here both legally and illegally and further negatively impact of those living in poverty in...

EU border force

EU border force

Dec 23, 2015

Dear Editor, Plans for the EU border force confirm the European Commission`s determination for a total union of member states and the fact that David Cameron supports it only shows how insincere his pathetic demands for renegotiations for a better relationship are. The formation of a combined border force will mean that it will be under EU command, that includes vessels of the UK, and will lead to the EC`s goal of an EU, navy, air force and army, which in turn will lead to their total dream of not only ever closer union,  but one country – Europe. It is my view that they are using the migration crisis, encouraged by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as the perfect excuse to accelerate their plans, thus ignoring the will of a ever growing tide of Eurosceptic citizens across all 28 member states of the EU. Democracy is something they don`t do. What David Cameron is doing is quite in step with the season, it’s pure pantomime, playing to the audience, playing the part of the “good guy” -oh yes he is, I can hear you shout, when in fact he is really playing the “bad guy” oh yes he really is! He will gain nothing from his feeble “demands” and he knows it, but a compromise will be reached in the New Year and Cameron will hail it as a victory and campaign for us to stay in. Don`t be fooled it will be nothing more than a con!  Happy Christmas.  Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President,...

A momentus time for failed EU project

A momentus time for failed EU project

Dec 15, 2015

A momentous time for a failed European project – Steven Woolfe MEP • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 15 December 2015 • Steven Woolfe MEP, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group –@Steven_Woolfe • Joint debate: Economic and Monetary Union 1. Euro area recommendation Commission statement [2015/3020(RSP)] In the presence of the President of the Eurogroup 2. Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union Oral question -[2015/2936(RSP)] Roberto Gualtieri (O-000152/2015 – B8-1113/2015) Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs...

Care worker cuts slammed

Care worker cuts slammed

Dec 14, 2015

A government decision to cut funding designed to help care workers improve their careers has been described as “a new low” by Ukip health spokesman Louise Bours. Chancellor George Osborne’s spending review has seen the scrapping of a £178,000 fund to boost opportunities for care staff to rise up the nursing career ladder. Eight out of ten care workers are women and the scrapped scheme, aimed at addressing an imbalance of pay in the sector, will directly hit the already low paid, said Ms Bours. The MEP, who represents the North West in the European Parliament, said: “George Osborne may not have noticed from his ivory tower but we have an increasingly ageing population and a care crisis. “It’s estimated that providers may need up to a million more care workers over the next decade and yet the Chancellor has opted to slash chances for those workers to improve their lot. “This is a new low for the Conservative Party – hitting people who perform one of the most thankless but vital tasks in our country. “There is a massive number of vacancies in the care sector and yet why on earth would people want to join it when opportunities to rise up the career ladder are limited or non-existent? “Many British citizens need care right now, and many more will do so in the future. That means we need to appreciate, fund and offer a bright future to those people working within the industry. “Yet provision of care seems to have become a second-hand citizen under the Conservatives – something they expect people to do for as little as possible or even nothing. “Until we address the care crisis in the United Kingdom properly, people will rightly feel that the government neither appreciates the carers or those who rely on them.” NOTE TO EDITORS Care worker scheme axed after George Osborne withdraws funding http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/14/care-worker-scheme-axed-after-george-osborne-withdraws-funding ends  ...