North West Region

No to an EU army

No to an EU army

Jan 29, 2016

The people of Britain believe in freedom, democracy and the nation state – Steven Woolfe MEP • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 21 January 2016 •  Steven Woolfe MEP, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group –@Steven_Woolfe • Debate: Mutual defence clause (Article 42(7) TEU) – Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy...

A level playing field?

A level playing field?

Jan 29, 2016

Brexit would mean a level playing field for football Published Jan 29, 2016 Suggestions by Britain in Europe campaigner Baroness Karren Brady that football clubs would be unable to sign continental players were today rubbished by Paul Nuttall MEP, the UKIP Deputy leader and former Tranmere youth footballer responded to the suggestions by the In campaign spokeswoman, “Baroness Brady is so badly mistaken I suspect she is just saying this drivel as a way of thanking Cameron for her peerage. “She must know that the number of international players in the UK coming from Africa and Latin America prove there would be no visa difficulties for talented players coming to British clubs from Europe. Players from over 100 countries have played for Premiership clubs, and current rules are biased in favour of players from the 27 EU countries, making it harder for clubs to recruit from across the world. Clubs and players need a level playing filed. “The scaremongering about an increase in flight prices to European games is also twaddle, when you see that there are budget flights from the UK to Egypt and North Africa, and they’re not exactly in the EU. “As for the price of mobile phone calls going up, she clearly doesn’t need to look at her mobile phone bill or she’d realise some phone operators even include calls to and from places like Thailand and America in airtime contracts. Again, not in the EU. “If she wants to scare people into staying in the EU she’ll have to do much better than this, but I don’t think that’s possible.” Follow Paul Nuttall on twitter:...

Integration failure slammed

Integration failure slammed

Jan 28, 2016

“NO SURPRISE” AT INTEGRATION FAILURE IN NORTH WEST TOWNS, SAYS LOUISE BOURS MEP News that there was been a failure of integration between Muslim groups and local communities in towns such as Oldham and Accrington comes “as no surprise” to Louise Bours MEP. A report published today (THURS) by the think tank Policy Exchange reveals that places with high proportions of Muslims tended to have high levels of residential segregation and had high levels of deprivation. Ms Bours, Ukip MEP for the North West, said the report would merely confirm what many people living in those towns knew already. She said: “This is the evidence of the complete failure of multiculturalism thrust upon on places like Accrington and Oldham by the former Labour government. “In an attempt to stuff towns with Labour voters, not only have they created division among communities, they have also increased pressure on local services and job opportunities.” The Policy Exchange report said that areas of poor integration were post-industrial districts of Yorkshire and Lancashire dominated by people of Pakistani heritage such as Oldham, Accrington and Bradford. Areas with high proportions of Muslims were likely to have high levels of residential segregation and were among the most deprived, the report added. Among the most integrated places were wealthy suburban areas such as Esher in Surrey, Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire and Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands. Towns of Eastern England that have experienced a huge influx of Eastern Europeans were similarly affected, the report said.  The most integrated places usually did not have a single large minority group. Also, the more integrated a place, the greater the share of ethnic minorities in higher paid jobs.  David Goodhart, of Policy Exchange, said: “People of similar backgrounds tend to cluster together but we know that a good society needs a sense of trust and mutual regard that crosses social and ethnic boundaries.” Ms Bours added: “The blame for this lack of social cohesion lies at the feet of the Labour party. “It was their policies that have led to a situation whereby towns like Oldham are split into individual communities, rather than everyone integrating together. “You cannot blame the communities themselves – how...

Flood Tax condemned

Flood Tax condemned

Jan 27, 2016

Flooding tax condemned by UKIP Deputy Leader Published Jan 27, 2016 North West MEP Paul Nuttall has reacted angrily to the possibility of council tax bills being hiked in flood hit areas. The idea of local authorities raising funds for flood defences through council tax, based on a Somerset scheme, is being supported by Environment Secretary Liz Truss. “Many people in my constituency, particularly in Cumbria, have suffered terribly from flooding problems in the last few months and with the awful prospect of even more potential problems in the next few days and weeks,” said Mr Nuttall, deputy UKIP leader. “It is totally wrong for the government to pass the buck to local councils: flood defence is a national issue and should be properly funded out of central funds. “Many people have had their hard-earned homes and businesses severely damaged in Cumbria and those fortunate enough to escape the worst of the floods have still been adversely affected. “While life carries on as normal for Liz Truss and other government top dogs thousands of ordinary householders and business people are literally struggling to survive and it is adding insult to injury to moot hiking their council tax bills. “Obtaining insurance must be impossible for those living in risk zones which is in itself a heavy burden to bear and I strongly object to them being further hit in the pocket by bureaucracy which has already let them down,” said Mr Nuttall. Follow Paul on twitter:...

Nigel Farage MEP to speak in Bolton

Nigel Farage MEP to speak in Bolton

Jan 27, 2016

See Nigel Farage MEP at the Bolton Whites Hotel, Bolton. Feb 8th 2016, 7:30pm Come and hear EFDD Co-President and UKIP Leader Nigel Farage put forward the arguments as to why the British people vote to leave in the upcoming EU referendum. BOLTON WHITES HOTEL, DE HAVILLAND WAY, BOLTON, GREATER MANCHESTER, BL6 6SF Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm start   Get your tickets here: http://www.saynotoeu.com/bolton TEL: 0333 666 3366 Come to listen to Nigel Farage and have the opportunity to put your questions to him....