New properties plan slammed

Dear Editor,

The plan for the construction of 75 new properties on a greenfield site off Accrington Road in Whalley is a disaster waiting to happen, and I urge the Parish Council to send a strong message of rejection of the plan before it goes to Ribble Valley Council.

The floods that hit Lancashire last winter were a harsh reminder of the damage flooding can do to people’s homes. If we build on land that is already prone to flooding and constant waterlogging, the end result will be even more families having their lives ruined when a larger than anticipated level of sustained rainfall occurs.

There are empty homes all over Lancashire that could be put to better use, whilst there are countless brownfield sites that could be cleared to make way for new housing developments. At the last General Election, UKIP proposed that new homes on brownfield sites should be exempt from stamp duty and VAT.

Building on green, open spaces may be cheap in the short term but it will come at the grave cost of residents being unable to suitably insure their homes from a flood that could be just one bad winter away.

Yours faithfully

Paul Nuttall MEP

STATEMENT FROM PAUL NUTTALL MEP

JULY 9, 2016

UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall, MEP for the North West of England, has today announced he will not be entering the UKIP leadership race.
Mr Nuttall, speaking at the UKIP North West conference in Liverpool today, said: “I have been at the forefront of the campaign to leave the European Union for a decade now, and I believe I can step aside with my objective achieved and my head held high.

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“I would like to thank all of those who have supported UKIP over the years and who will continue to do so.
“I will stay in my role as deputy leader of the party until our national conference, when I will stand down from that role.
“I will however remain leader of the UKIP delegation of MEPs in the European Parliament so that I can continue to hold the Government’s feet to the fire during the Brexit negotiations.”
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Recent media 08/07/2016

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Below are just a few examples of my recent articles and quoted comments from the print and online media:

Plot to starve anti-EU parties of funds as Brussels takes revenge to SILENCE Eurosceptics: Wed, Jul 6, 2016

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/686746/Brussels-revenge-Eurosceptics-EU-parties-funding-referendum-Brexit

We need a mature discussion over a deal beneficial to everybody: Jul 05, 2016

http://www.ukip.org/we_need_a_mature_discussion_over_a_deal_beneficial_to_everybody

UK-EU relations: towards a viable and prosperous future – UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP 05 July 2016

http://www.ukipmeps.org/articles_1955_UK-EU-relations-towards-a-viable-and-prosperous-future—UKIP-Deputy-Leader-Paul-Nuttall-MEP.html

Paul Nuttall blasts ‘London-centric snobbery’ that ‘infests’ Britain in wake of Brexit: Mon, Jun 27, 2016

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/683698/paul-nuttall-ukip-london-brexit

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Reexamine river strategy

Dear Editor,

With reports that new and improved permanent flood defences to protect Carlisle are at least 14 months away, meaning that the city will face two more winters of being at risk, the dredging of riverbeds should be under serious consideration.

As members of the European Union, the UK Environment Agency are all but forbidden from dredging rivers under the European Water Framework Directive and this has resulted in waterways becoming choked up as water struggles to make its way downstream. eu_logo

Thankfully, last month we voted to leave the European Union. However the process to leave is likely to take two or even three years to conclude. With our exit confirmed by the democratic will of the majority of voters, I see no harm in freeing the Environment Agency from the shackles of this directive now so we can get on with preventing floods before they can happen by keeping our waterways clear.

As the saying goes, prevention is cheaper than the cure.

Yours faithfully

Paul Nuttall MEP

Wirral Council shame

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Dear Editor,

Wirral Council should hang their heads in shame for allowing Bromborough cemetery to fall into such an appalling state that bereaved family members can barely see headstones or make their way through the grounds.

Under no circumstances should such a place of sombre reflection and remembrance of those we have lost be allowed to suffer from the kind of neglect that it makes you wonder whether the council have any respect for the dead at all. 

These problems appear to have been going on for four years. To me, that confirms the council simply do not care and are only acting now because it has been brought to public attention.

Wirral Council need to pull their finger out now and clean up this cemetery before it becomes a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

Yours faithfully

Paul Nuttall MEP

UKIP NW Conference

North West Conference – Liverpool – Saturday 9th July
UPDATE
nwconf3The conference will now take place at;
The Park Hotel,
Dunnings Bridge Road,
Netherton,
L30 6YN
Tickets now on sale at only £10
Speakers include UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP, UKIP Health spokesman Louise Bours MEP, UKIP Migration and Financial Affairs spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP, UKIP Fisheries spokesman Ray Finch MEP, UKIP Small Business spokesman Margot Parker MEP, UKIP Leader in the Welsh Assembly Neil Hamilton AM and many more
Speakers subject to change
Book your tickets now by calling the Regional Office on FREEPHONE 0800 107 0304
or email helen.smith@ukip.org

The British people have spoken

UK-EU relations: towards a viable and prosperous future – UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 05 July 2016

nuttall-05-07-2016-275Paul Nuttall MEP, Deputy Leader, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group –@paulnuttallukip
– Bluecard question from  Liisa JAAKONSAARI MEP (Finland), Socialist group (S&D)

• Debate: Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 28 and 29 June 2016
European Council and Commission statements
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Transcript-  Continue reading The British people have spoken

UKIP Member of the European Parliament for the the North West of England