North West Region

Sunday Politics 28/02/16

Sunday Politics 28/02/16

Feb 29, 2016

Sunday Politics North-West, 28th February 2016: Louise Bours MEP: Follow Louise on Twitter:...

Any Questions? 26/02/2016

Any Questions? 26/02/2016

Feb 27, 2016

Last night UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall was on the BBC Radio 4 – Any Questions? programme discussing the EU and a range of other subjects – if you missed it you can listen again HERE    ...

ITV Brexit debate

ITV Brexit debate

Feb 26, 2016

UKIP North West MEP Louise Bours recently took part in an ITV Granada debate about the forthcoming EU referendum – watch...

High Speed vanity projects

High Speed vanity projects

Feb 25, 2016

Dear Editor, The proposed “Ticket to Ride” high speed rail project connecting Liverpool with the major cities within George Osborne`s “ Northern Powerhouse,” to be funded by Mersey Tunnel users to the tune of £2billion of the estimated £3billion costs, is a complete nonsense. This plan suggested by the think tank, ResPublica, and endorsed by Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson, in reality is a vanity plan. We already have connections to these cities and for the little time saved, it does not justify the additional costs of what is the outrageously high priced HS2. If HS2 ever goes ahead, all links should be included in what is a national project (EU planned), which will be paid for by the taxpayers, and therefore should not be imposed as an additional tax by the Liverpool City Region’s bureaucrats, who intend to fleece motorists by using them as a cash cow. The surplus £12-£14 million raised from the tolls each year is supposed to used first for driving down the never-ending tunnels “debts”, funding local transport schemes and nothing else. The “Ticket to Ride” project is far more than a local plan. If it goes ahead, it represents a further tax on jobs for those commuting each day as well as on businesses and goods, which will impact on the cost of living, and no doubt it will be expanded to include the new Mersey Gateway and the Runcorn bridge. Bureaucrats like Joe Anderson using the recommendations of the usual think tanks are always finding schemes to spend other people’s money and the motorist is always their first target. We are already taxed to the hilt as it is, but these “leeches” always want more. Isn’t it about time they cut their own cloth accordingly and used their existing funding more effectively ? Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President...

Immigration out of control

Immigration out of control

Feb 25, 2016

Another 323,000 migrants arrive in the UK – a city the size of Hull Published Feb 25, 2016 The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has today released another record breaking set of figures. In the last year 617,000 people arrived in the UK, net 323,000 (up 31,000 from YE September 2014). UKIP Leader Nigel Farage: “As I’ve said for years, we cannot control immigration into Britain while we remain inside the EU. The government pledge to reduce net migration to tens of thousands continues to be laughable. “I am pleased that there are now lots of voices agreeing with me, that we must leave the European Union to control our borders. “It should also be noted that the Romanian and Bulgarian figures have gone up significantly by 55,000 in the year ending September 2015, even higher than I predicted.” Steven Woolfe MEP, UKIP’s migration spokesman, added, “The Prime Minister has lost control of our borders and lost the trust of the British people on migration. “He has broken his promise to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands per year every quarter for the last six years. “Unless we vote to Leave the EU, Britain will be forever borderless. Our schools and our hospitals cannot cope with the number of people entering the country. “We must take back control of our borders and introduce a fair, ethical and sensible Australian style points based immigration system, so that we can decide who comes into Britain based on the requirements of our modern economy. “Immigration has provided extraordinary benefits for Britain. But with high youth employment, a critical lack of housing and our public services under pressure, we must control the number of people entering this country. “We cannot cope with the massive uncontrolled migration taking place within the EU. The only way we can enact a policy that does not discriminate against people from outside the EU and control overall numbers is if we vote to leave on June 23rd.” Cllr Tim Aker MEP said: “As we have been saying for many years, being a member of the European Union means we lose the right to control our borders. “While the other political parties fully...