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.
New EU propaganda blitz will be counter-productive – UKIP
“Rather than paying off media outlets to stir the EU advertising swill in a bucket, the EU should return the money to the taxpayers who fund this charade”
– UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall
• European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wants to spend nearly €26 million on a massive new publicity campaign to promote the EU in 2016.
The campaign would be the biggest-ever EU communications effort and is built around the theme of “A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment.”
Its budget of €25.75 million is slated to be spent on a full suite of communications ranging from billboards to web advertisements, and possibly exhibitions and TV and radio air time.
Responding, UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall MEP said:
“This is a desperate attempt by the EU to paper over the cracks just as it is riven by disunity because of the Euro-induced poverty and migrant crisis.
“When the substance is bad, no amount of taxpayer-funded propaganda will convince people that the EU is either necessary or doing a good job.
“A recent Business for Britain study shows that the EU is spending a huge amount of our cash promoting itself.
“Rather than paying off media outlets to stir the EU advertising swill in a bucket, the EU should return the money to the taxpayers who fund this charade and know better than Mr Juncker how to spend their own money. I am certain this EU propaganda blitz by the EU will be counter-productive.”
Labour accused of ‘Blatant Hypocrisy’ over primary school places
Tristram Hunt, Labour’s education spokesman has blamed the appalling shortfall in primary school places on education policy and free schools, rather than his own government’s throwing open the doors to uncontrolled immigration from Eastern Europe.
The Local Government Association has admitted that two in five local councils will have a shortfall in places at primary schools by next year, and that there will be a shortfall of 880,000 places before 2025.
Paul Nuttall MEP, the UKIP education spokesman said, “There is only one bit of truth to what Tristram Hunt says, and that is that there is a shameful shortage of primary school places, but it isn’t because of Free Schools as he says, it’s down to mass uncontrolled immigration, brought in by Labour and supported by the Tories and Lib Dems.”
“Of course, he can’t say that because by refusing the public a vote on our EU membership, Labour are still in favour of mass-immigration, and they know that’s at odds with public opinion.”
“No wonder voters are so fed-up with establishment politicians, they are blatantly hypocritical like this and mistakenly think the public won’t see through them.”
“Controlling immigration is a vital part in making sure each child has the primary school place their parents want for them. Without controls on immigration we will never know how many places we need, that’s why Labour’s plans won’t work.”