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Gibraltar is British

Posted by on 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...

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Letters

Support the armed forces

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017

Dear Editor, Now that Article 50 has been triggered and we are on course to leave the EU there are many important issues that need resolving. There are further cuts being planned, cuts that will affect most of us and they need immediate attention from the government. One in particular is defence, which should be the first priority of any government. After years of savage cuts under Cameron’s coalition, our armed services suffered severely, while it became set in law that we must give 0.7% of our GDP away in overseas aid, which now equates to more than £13.5 billion each year and continues to grow as our economy grows. Yet, there is speculation that more cuts are in the pipeline for our armed services, in particular for the Royal Marines with their capability reduced and the Royal Navy and their flagship HMS Ocean, which may be sold next year, as well as an exodus from both the army and RAF personnel for a variety of reasons including poor accommodation. The world becomes more dangerous by the minute and with the...

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Press Releases

Gorton Candidate Announced

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017

PRESS RELEASE UKIP MANCHESTER GORTON CANDIDATE ANNOUNCED UKIP have announced Phil Eckersley as their candidate in the forthcoming Manchester Gorton by-election. Phil, managing director of a social care company, wants to work with residents to create a better life for them. “I believe that the people of Gorton are looking for a strong and positive voice to stand up for their community. “They are a proud people who deserve the best opportunities to fulfil their potential but have been let down by successive Labour Governments and local Labour representation. “I will be standing to bring back the feeling of pride in Manchester Gorton and work to enable residents to create a better life for themselves and their families.  Labour have had it too easy in Manchester for too long, they have lost the trust of local people.   “Gorton needs something different for real change, Gorton needs UKIP,” said Phil, who was previously a qualified Quantity Surveyor.  Phil, 31, was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester and spent his early years living in Droylesden, Manchester on a council estate. Later he lived in Droylesden...

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UKIP Conference 2017

Posted by on Jan 7, 2017

The UKIP national spring party conference will be held in Bolton next month. It will take place at the Macron Stadium on February 17th Tickets can be obtained HERE https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ukip/   See the Conference schedule HERE:...

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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...

Honour fallen PC

Honour fallen PC

Mar 24, 2017

Dear Editor, The terrorist outrage in Westminster has thrown into stark relief the fantastic job the police and other emergency services do day in, day out, on our behalf. We should never take that for granted and I personally think that, as a mark of the nation’s respect and gratitude, a memorial plaque should be erected in PC Keith Palmer’s honour.  He went out to do his job protecting democracy and never came home. We owe him a debt we can never repay but it is appropriate that there is a permanent reminder to all of his bravery and sacrifice. Yours faithfully Paul Nuttall,...

Cuts are unecessary

Cuts are unecessary

Mar 24, 2017

Dear Editor, We are constantly being reminded about cuts to services, from schools to care, the NHS to local councils, with the Government saying that they have made sufficient provisions in funding these services through their “reforms”, which actually means cuts. Their is a very simple remedy to all of this, one which would close down the debate altogether and provide the funds necessary to satisfy the growing demands that these services need. Reform the overseas aid programme, to which by law we have to donate 0.7% of our GDP – currently £13 billion and rising as our economy grows. This is taxpayers’ money, which is handed out to countries which don’t need it, don’t want it and in some cases have corrupt regimes. It is putting our money into the wrong pockets.  We need to reduce it so that our own services are properly funded to the benefit of our own people first and whatever is left can be allocated to those countries that really need it. That is fair to the taxpayers, the services involved and the future funding of our country’s needs. Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President, UKIP...

Words are not enough

Words are not enough

Mar 23, 2017

Fine words are not enough, we must take action Paul Nuttall, the UKIP leader has called for action following the Jihadist attack on Westminster. He pointed out that the BBC security editor Frank Gardner has revealed that the security services must now track more than 3,000 Islamic extremists and that there are simply too many to track all the time. This is up from 1,000 a few years ago. So this problem is getting worse and is now out of control. Mr Nuttall said, “It is estimated that more than 400 jihadis have been allowed back to the UK from Syria – this is grossly irresponsible. With the military defeat of ISIS in Mosul and the likely defeat in Syria thousands of battle hardened terrorists are likely to be fleeing into Europe, with many expected to try to enter the UK. Nobody who chose to fight for ISIS should be allowed back. “Though we now know that the individual concerned was born in the UK this shows that we clearly have an integration crisis. It is time for the Government to actually start confronting practices that are dividing off Muslim communities; FGM, sharia tribunals, first cousin marriage, forced marriage, so-called “honour” violence etc etc. All are unacceptable in Britain. “Muslim communities must do far more to cut this cancer out of their midst. We need a more rigorous and assertive official approach on this. There should be no more pussyfooting around agonising whether “Prevent” strategies risk stigmatising people. Muslim citizens – just like non-Muslim ones – need to know it is simply unacceptable to be aware of radicalisation but to withhold information from the authorities. “UKIP will be the party that tells it as it is on these issues. We are on a disastrous path because of political correctness from establishment politicians. “I urge the Government to stop all Saudi funding of UK Mosques. The Government should seize assets if necessary. To do anything less is effectively to be complicit in radicalisation. Nuttall went on, “Nobody should be claiming anymore that this stuff has “nothing to do with Islam”. These acts are motivated by religious zealotry and are accurately described as Islamic extremism/terrorism as...

Westminster attack

Westminster attack

Mar 22, 2017

Statement from UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall Posted on March 22, 2017 4:11 PM UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, “A terrible attack on our democracy has taken place today. My thoughts tonight go out to the victims of this terrorist atrocity and their families. “Once again the emergency services have demonstrated the extraordinary work they do on our behalf. That a police officer is among the dead underlines the debt of gratitude we all owe those who work to keep us safe. “In the coming hours and days more information will doubtlesly emerge about the attacker or attackers and their motivation. In the meantime everyone should resolve that terrorism will never beat...

Conflict of interest?

Conflict of interest?

Mar 21, 2017

Dear Editor, So, the former chancellor and ardent “remainer” George Osborne has become the new editor of the London Evening Standard and understandably there are concerns over a conflict of interest between his duty as an MP and his newspaper role. The parliamentary committee on standards are planning a review over MP’s having additional jobs and there are concerns among his constituents who have raised them with his local Association, where he is expected to attend Friday’s AGM.  Despite losing the argument in last year’s referendum,  he is expected to use his new position in the newspaper to continue his “Project Fear” campaign by causing doubt about our future outside the EU and the single market. He may also use it as a way of getting back at Theresa May, who sacked him after becoming PM last year.  Whilst I think that MPs should have jobs that keep them in touch with reality, they also have a duties to their constituents, who elected them. In the case of Mr Osborne, he now has six highly paid jobs, including his duties as an MP. Many will now wonder if he can devote sufficient time to each one to the benefit to all involved and question his future as the MP for Tatton. Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President UKIP...

Scotland and Brexit

Scotland and Brexit

Mar 19, 2017

Dear Editor, Britain is firmly on the path to leaving the EU and that is a journey that everyone in the country needs to make together after the majority vote for Brexit. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has had trouble with this concept though and has argued for an independent Scotland to be an EU member. She’s apparently changed tack now; having been told they would be at the back of the queue, amid EU fears that such a breakaway move would reinforce the independence desire of other separatists, such as the Catalonians and Basques in Spain. She has also discovered that there is growing Euroscepticism in Scotland and so is said to be aiming to join the European Free Trade Association instead,  though EU membership could still be sought further down the road. The reality is that remaining part of the UK and working in harmony with Westminster politicians towards the most favourable outcome of Brexit negotiations is the best way for Scotland to flourish economically and is the route the SNP should pursue. She talks of Theresa May having a “tin ear” but actually the problem is Ms Sturgeon’s brass neck to make demands so out of tune with those of the Scots themselves. Yours faithfully Paul Nuttall,...

No need for brexit delay

No need for brexit delay

Mar 19, 2017

Dear Editor, With both Houses approving the Bill for PM Theresa May to trigger Article 50, there are no reasons for any further delays. If she waits until the end of the month she will miss it being discussed at the European Council summit on April 6th, thereby delaying the process. The former PM David Cameron had promised to invoke it immediately if we voted to leave the EU, which we did. Instead he chose to resign with Theresa May taking the helm soon afterwards and, although she was part of his Government, inaction followed.  If she had triggered it she could have avoided High  Court Judgements, Supreme Court rulings, faced no defeats in the Lords  as well as the continuing attempts by “Remainers” to reverse the decision to leave the EU by the 17.4 million voters in last June’s referendum. If now triggered we would be well on the way to our exiting, however, her inaction is now causing concerns amongst businesses and people alike especially as now that Nicola Sturgeon is trying to break up the UK. While Mrs May is good at talking the talk, her record is of inaction. She now needs to prove that that her statement “Brexit means Brexit”, means exactly what it says and get on with the job in hand, or lose the trust of the people. Let us remember that it was a Tory Government who in 1973 took us into what is now the EU. It was UKIP that forced another Tory Government into allowing us the referendum. It is now their job to invoke the will of the people and get on with it. No ifs No Buts. Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President, UKIP...