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Greek tragedy ongoing

Dear Editor,

We all know that tragedies – terrorist and otherwise – are unfolding every day but one country it is easy to overlook in terms of terrible hardship is Greece.

The country is partway through its third eurozone bailout programme and it has come as no surprise to anyone that it has not gone smoothly. It has been teetering on the brink of economic collapse for so long that most people in this country scarcely give it a thought. 

The on-going financial crisis has ruined the lives of tens of thousands of ordinary people and while politicians and finance chiefs bicker, residents of the land, famed for being the cradle of Western civilisation, struggle to get by.

The future does not look good for Greece and its plight highlights why we were so right in the UK to vote for Brexit and why not joining the eurozone was an immensely sensible decision for us.  Continue reading Greek tragedy ongoing

Gibraltar is not for sale

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
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Continue reading Gibraltar is not for sale

Juncker USA threat

Dear Editor,

Jean -Claude Juncker’s revenge threats to campaign for the break up of the United States shows the bitter desperation of Eurocrats to stop their own union collapsing.

Apparently the EU Commission president’s remarks that he would push for Ohio and Texas to split from the rest of America if Donald Trump does not become more supportive of the EU were not meant to be taken literally.

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

But it does reveal how worried Juncker et al are, not just about Brexit, but the very possible knock on effect on some of the remaining 27 member states.

I personally have no doubt that as we progress along the bumpy road to regaining our independence, which we were tricked into relinquishing four decades ago, people in other EU countries will look on enviously and may well follow in our courageous footsteps.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Nuttall MEP

Article 50 to be triggered

March 29, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

Today the Government will finally act on the historic decision of the people of this country to leave the EU

UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, “Today the Government will finally act on the historic decision of the people of this country to leave the European Union.

“Finally, nine months after our vote the UK will formally inform the EU that we are leaving.

“UKIP is delighted that this is eventually happening. 24 years ago this party was formed to make this a reality, so it would be churlish to complain. We have been ignored, dismissed insulted and abused, but through determination and with good humour we fought on and we have succeeded.

“The 9 months delay has, of course cost the taxpayer additional billions, and has allowed those who would block the democratic will of the people to do all they can to spread discord, but we are here now.

“While negotiations continue we will continue to be the ‘guard dogs of Brexit’, holding the Government’s feet to the fire at home and our MEPs will be working to ensure our friends on the continent do not pull any fast ones.

“We will provide the political threat to ensure no backsliding takes place and ensure that Brexit does indeed mean Exit,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP.

“With our six key tests we have set out a reasonable and clear position by which the Government’s negotiations can be held to account.

“But today, for now, we wish the Government and the Prime Minister well.

“If they fail in this historic task, 17 million people are ready to act.”

ENDS

A friendly Brexit?

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.

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

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 MEP

Honour fallen PC

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 MEP

Statement 23/03/2017

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. Continue reading Statement 23/03/2017

Westminster attack

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 us.”