All posts by Paul Nuttall

Commonwealth Games

Dear Editor,

Now that Durban has been stripped of hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games I have no doubt that Liverpool should be considered a serious contender for the role.

I have been calling for the city to be the venue for these prestigious Games for several years and now the opportunity has sprung up four years sooner than anticipated Liverpool should fight tooth and nail to be the host. 

I am glad that Mayor Joe Anderson has told the government he will challenge any attempt to gift the Games to Manchester or London instead of proper transparent process taking place to select the final city.

I have long argued that hosting the Games would be a fantastic opportunity to showcase Liverpool to the world and let everyone know what a terrific city it is. It is virtually unrecognisable from even a decade ago and is a leading tourist destination for people from all over this country and beyond.  Continue reading Commonwealth Games

Scotland and Brexit

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.  Continue reading Scotland and Brexit

Tory NIC U-Turn

Tory disarray on National Insurance shows UKIP is the party for strivers

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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 UKIP.”

 

Treaty of Rome anniversary debate

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.”  Continue reading Treaty of Rome anniversary debate

Europhiles in new row

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.  Continue reading Europhiles in new row

Strong borders a must

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.

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Osborne’s dire predictions

Dear Editor,

I see bitter George Osborne is still trying to paint the future black after we leave the EU when in fact it is the best decision the people of this country have ever made.

He has falsely claimed to business leaders that leaving the European Union without a trade deal would amount to “the biggest act of protectionism in British history.”

Well I, and the majority in the UK, disagree.  Last year China, Russia, the USA, Japan, India, and Brazil exported goods to the value of €845.1 billion to the EU – and none of these countries has a trade agreement with the EU.

We want to continue trading with Europe – and let’s not forget it is businesses that do the trading – but we will benefit enormously by being able to have our own trade deals with other countries, many of which are more than keen on such a prospect.

Yours faithfully

Paul Nuttall MEP

Protect Vauxhall jobs

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.

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