North West Region

HS2 – the EU link?

HS2 – the EU link?

May 16, 2016

Dear Editor, While the focus has been on the remarks made by Boris Johnson that the EU wants to be a superstate – about which he is absolutely right – people should be aware that HS2 is a part of the overall plan. Sold to us as saving time and connecting to the “Northern Powerhouse”, it is actually part of the Trans-European Communication Network. This has been championed by Jaques Delors – who also championed the euro – and is designed to connect all of the major cities in the (fully integrated) EU within the maximum speed. Apart from the devastation to the countryside, peoples’ lives and businesses, it is already running into the buffers with spiralling costs that will be nine times more per mile than the French TVG high-speed lines. The costs have rocketed from £20 billion to an estimated £55.7 billion and is likely to considerably higher by the time of its completion – if that ever happens. This project was never fit for purpose, the costs that the taxpayers will fund along with the disruption that will be caused are outrageous, and will benefit no-one. It is time that this EU-inspired scheme designed for a fully integrated union was derailed once and for all. This is a further reason to vote to leave the EU.   Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President,...

E-cig decision slammed

E-cig decision slammed

May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016 PRESS RELEASE  Comments re EU Court of Justice judgement on Totally Wicked’s challenge to tobacco directive UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall described the court’s ruling as a “travesty of justice.” “Electronic cigarettes are a safer option for smokers but this ridiculous judgement may well mean that some vapers will go back to tobacco, which is plainly not to be encouraged. “Millions of British consumers are using them and they could save hundreds of thousands of lives but no longer due to the EU’s knuckled headed intransigence. “Totally Wicked, which is based in Blackburn in my North West constituency, has long had my backing and I had a meeting with them offering my support. “They were courageous enough to challenge the EU Tobacco Products Directive and though they have now lost that fight I am sure the battle by the industry to have electronic cigarettes proportionately regulated will continue,” said Mr Nuttall, MEP. “Meanwhile the court has banned menthol cigarettes on some spurious grounds that they make smoking more attractive. What the hell has happened to freedom of choice? People know that smoking is a dangerous habit and I don’t for a second believe that having menthol cigarettes on the shelves is encouraging smoking,” he added. ends For further information on the judgment: http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2016-05/cp160048en.pdf   For further information on the Independent British Vape Trade Association: www.ibvta.org.uk Notes to Editor: For further information on Totally Wicked’s legal challenge, please visit – http://article20legalchallenge.com/...

Leave the EU or lose the NHS

Leave the EU or lose the NHS

May 4, 2016

Leave the EU or lose the NHS says UKIP health spokesman Louise Bours Published May 03, 2016 Leaks detailing the hidden parts of the proposed controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union prove quitting the EU is the only way to save the NHS in its current form, says UKIP health spokesman Louise Bours.   Hundreds of papers released online confirm fears that TTIP talks between Brussels and Washington will lead to the health service being privatised or dismantled. The documents, obtained by Greenpeace Netherlands, include a US proposal to have a committee with representatives from Washington and Brussels to meet each year “to review state-owned enterprises and monopolies” which would include the NHS. “This goes exactly against what UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been assuring us”, said Ms Bours, MEP for the North West. She said: “This leak proves beyond doubt that if we don’t say goodbye to the EU, we will have to say goodbye to the NHS. “This committee has been requested by the American investors, who will meet with EU officials once a year to decide the fate of our NHS. “Anyone that doesn’t want to see our NHS being run for profit, by company directors from a country where it is easier to get shot than to get healthcare, needs to vote to leave the EU. “Anyone still undecided needs to ask if they prefer the EU or the NHS, because it is clearer now than ever, that we cannot have both.” Follow Louise on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LouiseBoursUKIP...

UKIP PCC Candidate interviewed

UKIP PCC Candidate interviewed

May 4, 2016

PCC UKIP Candidate James Barker speaks ahead of election day...

EU army plan revealed

EU army plan revealed

May 3, 2016

Dear Editor, Plans for a European Army are relentlessly marching ahead – just as we have long predicted and despite denials by mainstream British politicians. Former EU Commission President Romano Prodi has already admitted it is in the pipeline and now we learn that Germany is pushing for such an army to encompass all 28 member states with a joint headquarters and shared military planning. Apparently Germany had wanted to keep the proposals secret until after the EU referendum, well they would wouldn’t they? Germany is desperate to keep the UK in the grasp of the European Union as they know that if we leave other member states may well follow our example and their beloved EU project will collapse around their ears. Those in this country in the Remain camp deny losing our sovereignty but giving up the right to defend ourselves is just a further erosion of that. The writing for the future of the UK as an independent nation is not just on the wall it is writ in ominous blue and yellow.  Anyone who truly cares for this country and future generations must stand up and be counted by voting for Brexit next month. Yours faithfully Paul Nuttall MEP...