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A worthy cause

Posted by on 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....

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Letters

A friendly Brexit?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017

Dear Editor, I am glad to hear that European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker is looking forward to “a friendly relationship” with the UK after we leave the EU. He has told the BBC that as well as hoping to have a friendly relationship over the next decades he is not in a hostile mood with Britain. Again I am glad to hear that.  Time will tell, of course, and there’s an awful lot of negotiations to go under the bridge first. One thing he has said that is undoubtedly true is that the EU is not in the best form and shape it could be in. He admits that if three, four or five more countries leave the EU would collapse but does not believe that will happen. Again time will tell, but the whole EU edifice is a flawed concept and collapse is its ultimate destination. Yours faithfully Paul Nuttall...

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Press Releases

Liverpool Region Mayoral candidate

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

UKIP has announced their candidate for the role of Liverpool City Region Mayor. Paula Walters, who is chairman of UKIP Wirral, is standing on the platform of wanting to put power back in the hands of residents. Mrs Walters explained, “ I can’t promise all things to all people but I can promise to make every penny count and listen to what matters to residents of the entire region.  ‘i know there are fears that Liverpool will receive the bulk of investment and resources and I would ensure that they are distributed fairly across the region. “There are many issues that need addressing and I believe that the views of residents, whose lives are affected by each and every decision are vital to those decision making processes. “I will continue my campaign to scrap tunnel fees which I strongly believe should be part of the road network, this is just another tax on the residents both sides of the water.  Others talk of reducing them but frankly that is not good enough and they need to be abolished. “And there should...

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Featured

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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Recent Posts

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...

Tory NIC U-Turn

Tory NIC U-Turn

Mar 15, 2017

Tory disarray on National Insurance shows UKIP is the party for strivers Published UKIP leader, Paul Nuttall MEP has welcomed the Chancellor’s U-Turn over applying National Insurance to the self employed and sole traders. “It is good that the Chancellor is listening, at least to us in UKIP, some of his own backbenchers and much of the media. But his basic point that this was a breach of a manifesto commitment is hardly the issue. The point is that they thought they could get away with hitting the self employed. “What is clear from his statement is that both he and the Prime Minister were perfectly happy to hammer a section of society who the Tories feel are their expendable electoral infantry. That Jeremy Corbyn failed to mention the NIC raid in his budget response, and then hardly mentioned it after the Chancellor’s U-Turn just shows how this group of men and women, 2.84 million of them, the engine room of our economy and the key driving force behind the country’s growth and prosperity, are ignored and punished for their efforts. “It is increasingly clear that the party of the drivers, the strivers and the entrepreneurs is...

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....