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Treaty of Rome anniversary

Treaty of Rome anniversary

Mar 15, 2017

EU fiddling whilst the Treaty of Rome burns – UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall MEP Press Release • Speaking today in the Strasbourg European Parliament plenary debate on the conclusions of the European Council meeting, UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall MEP urged caution in the midst of the Treaty of Rome celebrations and stressed that despite the motives behind the origins of the European Union being noble, it has evolved into a ‘political monster’ which wants to destroy the nation state.   Paul Nuttall MEP stated: “What began as a noble economic plan has evolved into a political monster, egged on by successive eurocrats who are hungry for ever more power and determined to destroy the nation state and what continues to amaze me is that you never learn. You talk about an existential crisis but you say what is needed is even more EU, you are fiddling whilst the Treaty of Rome burns.”  The UKIP leader also addressed the issue of Turkey by saying, “Turkey under Erdogan is moving towards a theocracy akin to the Middle East, it has nothing in common with the democracies of Europe and therefore Turkey should never ever should be allowed to join the European Union.” Transcript: Thank you, I’d like to start by agreeing actually with virtually every other President in this chamber, everyone seems to be a President, on the issue of Turkey. Turkey under Erdogan is moving towards a theocracy akin to the Middle East, it has nothing in common with the democracies of Europe and therefore Turkey should never ever should be allowed to join the European Union. I’m also going to agree with Frau Merkel for the first time actually when she spoke about a two speed Europe coming down the line, it’s true. There is going to be a two speed Europe; there’s going to be Britain with Brexit in the fast lane and all you guys going in reverse. But I am going to speak quickly about the Treaty of Rome. Even though Britain wasn’t an original signatory it would be churlish of me not to accept that it was a noble and grand plan put together by men and women who witnessed...

Europhiles in new row

Europhiles in new row

Mar 15, 2017

March 14, 2017 PRESS RELEASE DESPERATE EUROPHILES LOSE ARGUMENT SO WANT TO CUT EUROSCEPTIC FINANCE A move to stop Eurosceptic parties getting EU funding shows just how desperate Europhiles have become, said UKIP leader Paul Nuttall today. Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party, said at a press conference that he is going to push for a rule change in the European Parliament to stop Eurosceptic parties getting funding. Mr Weber has suggested this before but has now asked asked Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, to come up with legislation to enforce it. He said: “You can have parties allowed, not banned, but do you necessarily have to fund them from the EU purse? Hence I would say no money for anti-European parties.”   Mr Nuttall, MEP for the North West of England, responded, “This little outburst shows how desperate Europhiles really are . “There is no such thing as EU money, it’s taxpayers’ money, and Eurosceptic parties have a mandate from their voters who pay tax. “Raging Europhiles such as Weber have lost the argument and popular support, and in their despair now wish to utilise finance as a weapon to hamper patriotic parties. “If the EU wishes to fund political parties it should depend on mandate and not on message, otherwise it’s a vast curtailment of freedom of speech. “It’s outrageous that the EU wishes to spend over €30 million on the 2019 European Elections, and it shows they wish to use finance as a weapon buy media attention and support.” ends For info – STRASBOURG, MARCH 14 – No EU funds to anti-EU parties: the EPP Group in the European Parliament calls for new rules on political party financing. “We can not accept – stated by the leader Manfred Weber – that the EU systematically finance the enemies of the European Union, parties who carry out harmful activities for the future of the EU. It makes no sense to fund those who want to be our end.” The idea is still “to be perfected,” says Weber. “We should create structures,” he says. Among the hypotheses, “that parties should adhere in advance the principles of the Lisbon Treaty.”...

Strong borders a must

Strong borders a must

Mar 14, 2017

March 14, 2017  PRESS RELEASE BRITAIN MUST HAVE STRONG BORDERS, SAYS MEP A report by Europol showing how criminal gangs have made billions from people smuggling demonstrates the need for Britain to have strong borders, said UKIP leader Paul Nuttall.  “Post Brexit it is vital that we have tough border controls and that means meaningful investment in our border agency. We will remain a popular destination even after we extricate ourselves from the EU. “These figures from Europol showing that migrant smuggling in 2015 earned crime bosses as much as £4.9 billion, making it one of the most profitable activities for organised crime in the EU,  illustrate why the lack of internal borders is a disaster. “Rob Wainwright, head of Europol, warned last month that Brexit could leave the UK more vulnerable to terrorism and organised crime. However I am quite sure that co-operation will continue with other countries and organisations after we leave, including Europol ” said Mr Nuttall,  MEP for the North West of England. “Those against Brexit do not miss any opportunity to claim it’s all a terrible mistake and act as doom merchants. But as that day gets nearer my long held belief that it was the right decision gets reinforced and any costs we incur will be more than compensated by the £350 million a week we will no longer have to hand over to the EU,” he said....

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....

UKIP Copeland

UKIP Copeland

Jan 20, 2017

Local NHS worker selected as UKIP candidate for the Copeland By-Election UKIP has selected Fiona Mills as their candidate in the forthcoming Copeland by-election. Fiona, who was recently elected to the UKIP NEC works in the local NHS and was the UKIP candidate in Carlisle in the General Election. Fiona Mills said, “I am honoured and delighted to have been selected by the UKIP West Cumbria branch to be their Copeland candidate. As UKIP Cumbria Chairman I travel all over the county and it is my feeling that people want a Member of Parliament who will truly represent them.  I will do precisely that. “The main issues in Copeland are health service provision and the nuclear industry. UKIP strongly supports both.  I have worked in the NHS for 24 years, I’m passionate about improving and preserving it and I’m proud to have helped write UKIP’s excellent Health Policy.  We have solutions to the current health crises. “Copeland voted 62% to leave the EU and what better way to send a message to the government that we want a full Brexit as soon as possible than to return a UKIP MP! “I hope to meet and talk to as many constituents as possible so that I can take on board their concerns.  Unlike other parties, UKIP does not have a party whip so I am completely free to be the people’s voice.”  UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, “Fiona Mills is a passionate advocate for people, both in her politics and her work for Cumbria’s NHS. “I cannot imagine anybody better to represent the people of Copeland, and I believe that in a constituency that firmly backed Brexit, in her they will find somebody on their wavelength and prepared to put in the extra yard for their interests. I am delighted that she has been selected as the UKIP...

Labour’s confusion over immigration

Labour’s confusion over immigration

Jan 17, 2017

Voters blame Labour’s polices not foreigners for the country’s immigration problem In response to the latest YouGov figures which show that 54% of Labour voters want to see immigration controls in the UK tightened while only 30% are happy with the status quo which Jeremy Corbyn supports – UKIP Immigration Spokesman John Bickley said, “70% of the country, including a majority of Labour voters, wants to see a serious immigration policy such as UKIP’s Australian points based system. “It is clear that the Labour Party no longer even pretends to represent the ordinary working man or woman in this country on things that really matter to them. “It is a simple truth that today what UKIP is the only authentic political voice for those that Labour’s high command have left far behind. “Voters across the UK already know this. In towns and cities across the country particularly in places such as Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent people will soon have an opportunity to make their views clear. “Labour claim that their own voters are blaming foreigners for their problems. No Mr Corbyn, they are blaming the Labour Party’s tried and failed immigration policies.”...