North West Region

Cameron’s talks due to fail

Cameron’s talks due to fail

Feb 18, 2016

North West UKIP MEP  Paul Nuttall said today that David Cameron’s talks in Brussels are doomed to fail. “He went there asking for very little and is meeting so much opposition anything he returns with will be a waste of paper. “The EU does not want us to leave and knows that Cameron is desperate to stay so they are just dallying with him like a cat with a mouse. Luckily for him they won’t eat him alive but he’ll come back badly mangled. “Deal or no deal it won’t make the cut with British folk who are fed up to the back teeth with Brussels bullying and ruling their every day lives. Britain will be better off out and only by leaving can we put the great back into Great Britain. “Cameron is between a rock and a hard place and his negotiations are doomed to fail, however much he may claim them as a victory to save face,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP deputy leader. “And if he does walk away from the summit with the aim of trying again in a few weeks the outcome will still be the same. This is one battle Goliath will win.” ends Follow Paul on...

New EU tax plans slammed

New EU tax plans slammed

Feb 15, 2016

PRESS RELEASE CONGESTION CHARGES AND BIN TAXES LINED UP BY BRUSSELS EU plans involving introducing congestion charges in every UK town and city have been lambasted by MEP Paul Nuttall. Under guidelines from Brussels, local authorities are being told to introduce congestion charging to enable Europe to achieve its target on climate change. “Not content with driving a horse and cart through democracy they are driving us further up the wall with their diktats and here they are using road users as cash cows,” said Mr Nuttall, North West UKIP Euro-MP. “This particular piece of ruling by stealth is already underway as five British cities were recently revealed as set to have clean air zones by 2020 – and that is only the beginning. “It is all very well for a Department of Transport spokesman to say the government has ‘no plans’ to extend air quality zones to include private car drivers but we all know that when Brussels says ‘jump’ our lily-livered government just asks ‘how high?’ “This is being done in the name of global warming but it is just nonsense and all their banning and bullying won’t make a difference to climate change,” said Mr Nuttall. The recommendation for congestion charges for private cars is included in a guide for local and regional authorities on how to implement its Europe 2020 strategy, which is committed to reducing greenhouse emissions by at least 20 per cent, compared to 1990 levels, by 2020. The guide sets out how local authorities can play “an important role” in collecting charges and said it was important “to ensure that local or regional taxes or charges are consistent with wider objectives”. “Outrageously it also includes introducing bin taxes,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP deputy leader.  The guide tells councils to introduce charging for commercial and domestic waste collection and disposal saying that it has “the advantage of ensuring the sustainability of the service and sending out a clear economic signal to polluters.” “Bin taxes have no place in this country and would cause financial hardship to the law abiding and fly tipping would proliferate. ‘We must be free to make our own decisions about how to run our...

Expert says NHS at risk

Expert says NHS at risk

Feb 12, 2016

Dear Editor, Fears felt by many that uncontrolled immigration is bringing the NHS to the brink of disaster has been confirmed by a world renowned cancer specialist. It comes as no surprise to most of us and hopefully the comments of Professor Angus Dalgleish will convince the rest of our population that we really cannot go on like this any longer. He has warned that our continued membership of the EU will put our health service under intolerable pressure and lead to it collapsing. He has described the NHS as being “bled dry” by European migrants arriving here to use our free NHS services and causing a £3bn deficit. He has hit the nail on the head when he points out that NHS Trusts were not prepared for the millions of EU migrants who have arrived here because the Government estimate was nowhere near the reality. And as well as the massive impact on hospital services it also affects our GP services which are also collapsing because of the numbers they are having to treat. No wonder less than 20 per cent of students want to become General Practitioners. Our hands are tied by Brussels and David Cameron’s laughable negotiations will not free us. Only by voting to leave in the long-awaited referendum can we start to salvage our health services which we all depend upon. Yours faithfully Louise Bours MEP UKIP Health Spokesman https://twitter.com/louiseboursukip Read more:...

Jet-set Juncker?

Jet-set Juncker?

Feb 12, 2016

Dear Editor, Well, as if more proof were needed as to why we should leave the EU, we now have some courtesy of flights of fancy by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and his merry men. It has been revealed that the Commission has access to a fleet of six jets – in a €12.6m deal –  to ferry Mr Juncker and other high-ranking officials around the world. This includes a £4.3m seven seater jet to make the 220 mile journey from Brussels to Strasbourg for the parliament’s monthly four day sittings. What is wrong with them using one of the daily commercial flights that operate between the two cities? Their idea of justification is to say the President only used it for Strasbourg sittings on five out of 14 occasions since January last year. Sounds like a reason for ditching the deal not vindication. No wonder they don’t want us to leave the EU, taking our £55m a day a with us, when they have such high flying ideas to fund. The whole concept of sitting in Strasbourg is a nonsense in the first place but the French have no intention of bowing to pressure to end this folly. On top of the flights the parliament spends about £200,000 to charter two express trains to take officials, MEPs and others to and from Brussels to Strasbourg while their papers are taken in eight lorries. There are no plans to end their profligacy on any level and in fact a tender was recently advertised for an air deal providing 870 hours’ flying time over five years to destinations also including Cape Town, New York, Tokyo and Tel Aviv.  It also calls for the occasional use of a large jet, such as a Boeing 737, to take around 100 people to destinations such as Antalya on the Turkish coast. You can’t beat a jolly junket, pity we’re all paying for them. Yours faithfully Paul Nuttall MEP...

Speech in Bolton 08/02/2016

Speech in Bolton 08/02/2016

Feb 10, 2016

In case you missed it, here is a video of UKIP North-West MEP Paul Nuttall’s speech in Bolton on the 08/02/2016 at the Macron Stadium as part of the EFDD tour...