North West Region

Gibraltar is British

Gibraltar is British

Apr 5, 2017

A solution to prevent Gibraltar being used as a pawn in Brexit talks – UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 05 April 2017 • Paul Nuttall MEP, UKIP Leader (UK Independence Party, North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – @paulnuttallukip • Debate: Negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union [2017/2593(RSP)]     TRANSCRIPT: “Thank you, I think what we have witnessed over the past week has been the unedifying spectacle of posturing and veiled threats. From the ludicrous suggestion that we will be saddled with a 50 billion pounds divorce bill – although we are a net contributor to the EU budget – to the claim that no trade deal will be negotiated until the end of the Article 50 process. This I guarantee would cause immense damage to the economies of the EU and would result in putting many of your citizens out of work. It is we call in the UK cutting off your nose to spite your face. However, the most offensive positive you have taken is the proposal that Spain will have the right to veto any Brexit deal over the issue of Gibraltar. I want to make it clear in this chamber today that the people of Gibraltar are proudly British. In 2002, 99% of Gibraltarians voted in a referendum against shared sovereignty with Spain and the wishes of the people should be upheld. I do however have a solution that will prevent Gibraltar being used as a pawn in these Brexit negotiations and indeed end Spanish claims once and for all: Make Gibraltar a fully integrated part of the UK. Give her and our other Overseas Territories their own Member of Parliament. Give Gibraltar real influence and a voice in Westminster and send a clear message that Gibraltar is not for sale. In this area, we, the UK, can learn from our Continental cousins, as the French give representation to their Overseas Territories, and I propose that we should too. I have been calling for this for many years and with the unique opportunities that Brexit has given us, I believe it...

A worthy cause

A worthy cause

Mar 28, 2017

A political heavyweight is risking a punch on the nose to help raise funds for youngsters suffering from the same genetic disease that sadly led to the death of a baby from Crewe. Jonathan Arnott, a UKIP MEP, is taking part in a chess-boxing event on Sunday in London with the aim of raising money for theAlly Cadence Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He decided to promote this particular charity after hearing about the death of Sophie Harling, who sadly died last October aged just ten months. She was the daughter of a fellow MEP’s employee, Wayne Harling, who lives with his wife Lizzie in Crewe. Jonathan is to face Lib Dem Toby ‘Slowby’ White in the contest of “brains and brawn” at London’s famous boxing venue, York Hall, on April Fools Day – but it  is no joke and he wants as many people as possible to show their support by donating to the charity. The contest involves involves three minute rounds of chess followed by two minutes of boxing. Chess and boxing rounds alternate until there is a winner. Competitors can either knock their opponents out by checkmate on the board, or more fittingly by a knockout in the boxing ring. If neither checkmate nor knockout occurs, then the end result of the bout is determined by the judges’ scorecards. 36-year-old Jonathan has previously competed in international chess tournaments but as a novice boxer he has been practising with a sparring partner to build up his stamina and expertise. “I want to make a difference for a fantastic charity, and what better way than this?’, he said. Wayne Harling said, “We are immensely grateful that Jonathan is risking a punch on the nose to help raise funds for ACT for SMA. Those afflicted with this terrible disease need as much help as possible with practical assistance for items such as sensory toys, specialist car seats and prams etc.” Donations can be made online at http://www.justgiving.co.uk/arnott ends...

Good Morning Britain 24/03/2017

Good Morning Britain 24/03/2017

Mar 24, 2017

WATCH:Paul Nuttall MEP on Good Morning Britain 24/03/2017 discussing radicalisation and the recent Terrorist attack in...

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...

Stoke candidate announced

Stoke candidate announced

Jan 21, 2017

Paul Nuttall MEP has been announced as UKIP’s candidate for the forthcoming Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election.  At 11.00 this morning, we announced that our Party Leader, Paul Nuttall, would be UKIP’s candidate for the forthcoming by-election in Stoke-on-Trent Central, on Thursday 23 February. Thanks to the Stoke-on-Trent branch and the great Mick Harold, who came only 5000 votes behind Tristram Hunt in 2015 but has gallantly ceded the candidacy to Paul, we now have the chance to see our Leader elected to Westminster for the first time. It really can happen. Though Mick’s fantastic campaign pushed the Tories into third place by just 33 votes (0.2%) last time, our private polling shows that with Paul as our candidate we are only a handful of points behind Corbyn’s Labour – with the Conservatives stuck some 10 points behind, totally out of sight of a win. We have worked and prayed for this moment. We took our last Party Leader to within 3000 votes of Parliament in South Thanet, in the face of one of the most vicious – and dubious – spoiler campaigns in recent history. But now Brexit is on the horizon. President Trump is in the White House. The political landscape of Europe is shifting before our eyes. And the Labour Party is marching towards oblivion determinedly ignoring the concerns of the working men and women on whose support it was built.  Now, we have a heaven-sent opportunity to achieve the radical and permanent political change that Britain is crying out for. Stoke-on-Trent Central was one of the highest Leave-voting constituencies, at 69.4%. All the signs on the ground are that the Labour vote is softening. The bookies have two parties in it – Labour at around 5-4 on, and UKIP shortening to 7-4 so far, with everyone else (Tories, Lib-Dems and also-rans) at 10-1 or worse. Clearly, only UKIP can beat Labour here. If the Tories fight us, it will only be because they cynically want to keep Corbyn in place. This is another crucial moment for us, in UKIP’s ongoing mission to break the monopoly of the political class, and take back control for the people. With your help, we can do...

Don’t bully Brexit Britain

Don’t bully Brexit Britain

Jan 19, 2017

Brexit Britain will not be bullied by EU • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 18 January 2017 • Paul Nuttall MEP, UKIP Leader (UK Independence Party, North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – @paulnuttallukip • Debate: Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 15 December 2016 European Council and Commission statements [2016/2789(RSP)] Transcript: “Well, Mr President, first allow me to congratulate you on your election. Well done. I think it’s interesting that the conclusions of the Council meeting raise the issues of migration and security because these two issues go hand in hand, as has recently been shown by the attacks on our continent. Certain politicians, who I don’t have to name here in this speech, should their hang their heads in shame because of their dangerous and reckless policies which have allowed jihadis to cross our borders, freely without checks. Thank goodness we, the UK, will be leaving. Yesterday our Prime Minister, Theresa May, set out her negotiation positions whilst some of it I applaud, other parts I find concerning. Firstly, I am worried that the so-called interim arrangements and phased implementation is simply Whitehall speak for a slow motion Brexit and I am also concerned that there was no mention of immediate immigration controls which means that by the time we are fully out of the EU, on current trends, we could have another million people coming to our country from the continent. And no-one in Britain bar UKIP, my party, is holding the government to account on these issues, maybe because the British Labour Party is a shambles that has let down working class people for far too long. I am, however glad, that the Prime Minister made it clear that we are leaving the Single Market. This would allow us, if the government has the will power to control our own borders, not pay a membership fee or not have to comply with EU Directives and Regulations. So I say to the EU negotiators, now is not the time for empty threats. Britain is not bluffing, Britain will not be bullied. Britain is not some sort of small nation on the peripheries of Europe. We are the United...