North West Region

Holding establishment to account

Holding establishment to account

Feb 26, 2017

Dear Editor, In last June`s referendum 17.4 million of us voted to leave the EU in order to take back control of our country, including immigration, controlling our borders and making our own laws, which for the last forty four years our politicians had outsourced to the EU. The Brexiteers won and when Teresa May became PM, she made it very clear that “Brexit means Brexit” respecting the will of the people and despite the constant barracking from the Remainers. However,  David Davis, the EU Exit Secretary on a visit to Estonia stated that we we were not  going to “suddenly shut the door” on foreign workers jobs when we leave the bloc, adding that it would take several years before British-born workers were ready to take over the jobs that are currently done by migrants. Whilst nobody expects that migrants should be expelled, we expect that we control the numbers coming in, that’s what we voted for and considering Mr Davis was a leading Brexiteer his statement is quite extraordinary.  While we won the referendum battle itself we now we have to win the war and that means holding the political establishment to account to ensure that we get exactly what we voted for. Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President,...

Protect Vauxhall jobs

Protect Vauxhall jobs

Feb 19, 2017

PRESS RELEASE February 18, 2017 THERESA MAY MUST PROTECT VAUXHALL JOBS – SAYS UKIP UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has insisted that Theresa May protects jobs at the Vauxhall plants. The Prime Minister is to meet the head of France’s Peugeot Group which has plans to takeover Vauxhall. “This take-over must not be allowed to go ahead if it means any job losses at all at Ellesmere Port and Luton,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP. “And, of course, it is not just jobs at the actual factories that are in potential jeopardy but the thousands involved in its retail and components chain. “I am glad that our government are making the right moves but they have to be meaningful and Theresa May must fight for the future of our workers. “And it is all the more reason for Brexit to go ahead without delays so that any uncertainties are eradicated,” said Mr Nuttall....

Paul Nuttall Bolton Speech

Paul Nuttall Bolton Speech

Feb 19, 2017

Feb 17, 2017 UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall MEP speaking in Bolton at the Party’s National Spring...

Council cash row

Council cash row

Feb 9, 2017

Dear Editor, In reply to Cllr Phil Davies’ remarks about Wirral council budget reductions I appreciate that Government cuts to council budgets are a major concern, in Wirral`s case £132 million. But it is a wake up call for them to cut their cloth accordingly and stop building political empires out of residents money, in this case parking charges ! Governments, both national and local, when there is a shortage of money always look to the motorist as a “cash cow” and tax accordingly. To them motorists are an easy target, but they don’t think it through. It will put even more strains on household budgets and put many local businesses and jobs at risk by driving shoppers to places that offer free parking. Why, at a time when they are proposing draconian parking charges, have they agreed to create a new senior job with a budget of £80,000 being allocated for the position (which I suspect will rise), and why did they have to pass an order preventing councillors from asking questions about it? What ever happened to democracy? It is a clear case for reducing the number of councillors and with it greater savings. Like many people, I believe that we should not be giving over £12 billion of taxpayers hard earned money away in overseas foreign aid, in may cases to corrupt and unaccountable regimes and to countries that don’t need it. Charity begins at home and in our case that means the vast amount of underfunded projects that the UK and local councils have. I would remind Cllr Davies, that despite his disparaging remarks against Wirral UKIP, we have almost four million supporters nationally and in Wirral we have polled more votes than the Lib Dems, Greens and Independents put together in the last three local elections. Our support continues to grow in Wirral as it does elsewhere as voters maintain their distrust of the establishment parties. Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President,...