Newly elected Euro MP for the Fylde, Paul Nuttall, has joined the debate about the building of a new Tesco in Blackpool.

Mr Nuttall, who represents the UK Independence Party in Brussels, said he shares local businesses’ concerns about the impact the new Tesco in Layton could have.

“On the one hand you have Tesco saying this will create jobs in the area, which is great, but what about the jobs that will actually be lost by the building of the new Tesco?

“The small and medium traders in Layton will be particularly affected. The controversial plans will also mean the loss of the Windmill pub, at a time when pubs are already closing at the rate of 52 a week.

Mr. Nuttall, who is also the chairman of UKIP, believes that the decision should rest solely with local people.

“We can’t leave decisions this big to career politicians on the local council. This Tesco development will impact on local people, so they should be the ones to decide, by a local referendum”.

Smoke Free Climate Change

It was a normal Tuesday morning. Sitting down, eating my Bran Flakes and watching the news before I set down to work. That was until I almost choked on a Bran Flake.

Why? Because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing on my TV (actually should have believed it). It was pure propaganda being beamed straight into our homes via the ‘neutral’ BBC, and it was aimed at our youngsters who are on their summer holidays. BBC Breakfast gave a full ten minutes of prime time Breakfast TV to cover a story about a ‘Climate Camp’ for teenagers in Denmark. I mean, this is ramming this nonsense down are throats.

Pictures of happy teenagers being indoctrinated by the bearded Professor Plum, in his baggy linen trousers and his Jesus sandals – you know the type. You see, the one thing you can be sure of with the BBC is that climate change is to blame for everything: if it rains, it is climate change, if it is sunny, it is climate change, if there are too many butterflies, it is climate change etc.. Sheer propaganda.

But what the Beeb won’t tell people is that there has been a global ‘cooling trend’ since 2001. Why? Because it doesn’t fit their politically correct Leftist agenda. Anyway, back to the ‘Climate Camp’. It’s just so great because you can discuss climate change and Armageddon with other fanatics from around the globe and you can even head down to the solar powered disco. I’m buying Caroline Lucas and Chris Davies their tickets right now!

On Wednesday I was invited on to a local radio station, CityTalk FM, to review the newspapers. I enjoy doing CityTalk and I get on very well with the presenter, Duncan Barkes. You usually arrive twenty minutes before you go on air, so you can read the newspapers. But this didn’t happen as I sat listening to the item before me completely aghast.

A representative from Smoke Free Liverpool was arguing that all movies which contain smoking should be classed as 18. I almost spat my complimentary coffee down my shirt. What planet are these people on? So think of the scenario: a new Popeye movie is released, which is obviously aimed at kids. Naturally Popeye will still be smoking his traditional pipe, so in Liverpool the movie will be an 18, but it will be U or a PG everywhere else. Do you think parents will say ‘oooh I’m not taking my ten year old to see that Popeye movie because he’ll be lighting up his pipe before we get home.’ No! They’ll just take their kids to a cinema in Sefton, Wirral or Knowsley instead. So not content with destroying the pub industry in the city, these killjoys at Smoke Free Liverpool now want to wreck Liverpool’s cinemas. Madness, sheer madness and it must be stopped.

Pub Closures Anger


Shocking new figures showing that pubs are now closing at the rate of 52 a week have been greeted with anger by the UK Independence Party.

“Pubs are at the hub of our culture and communities and they are being driven into oblivion by a plethora of restrictive rules and increased beer taxes,” said Paul Nuttall, the party’s North West MEP.

“These rules include the draconian smoking ban, which we know from our nationwide ‘Save the Pub‘ campaign, has been a major factor in pub closures.


The rate of closure is accelerating and represents the steepest rate of decline since records began in 1990. The figures have risen by a third compared with the same period last year, when 36 pubs were closing every week.

“What is happening is a tragedy for the British way of life and it has cost 24,000 jobs over the last year alone,” said Mr Nuttall, who is also UKIP’s chairman.

“Research for the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) shows that local pubs serving small communities have been the worst hit. Many of these are communities that are already struggling with post office closures and inadequate public transport.

“The social implications are enormous and a structured way of life, with its inherent checks and balances, is being eroded, probably for ever. Nowadays it is commonplace for young people to get drunk on cheap alcohol at home and then go out and behave disgracefully.

“It is vital the government takes urgent action to help the pub trade, so helping local communities.

” Licensees should have the freedom to choose whether to allow smoking on their premises and beer taxes should be cut. If it was not bad enough already the EU now wants to ban smoking in beer gardens,

“And there are grave concerns about the attitude and behaviour of some pub companies whose actions are aggravating the situation,” said Mr Nuttall.

Environmental ‘Realism’


Euro MP, Paul Nuttall, is planning to inject “some realism” into the EU’s Environment Committee.

Mr Nuttall, UK Independence Party MEP, has been appointed to the committee representing the Freedom and Democracy group, with whom UKIP sits in the European Parliament.

“I am looking forward to injecting a bit of realism into the sensationalist debate that goes on about environmental matters these days,” said Mr  Nuttall, MEP for the North West.

“Now that the majority of people no longer support the EU, the pro-European politicians have cyincally jumped on the environmental bandwagon and are trying to us so-called man-made climate change as justification for their own existence.  Continue reading Environmental ‘Realism’

Liverpool, London and Leeds.

The past week has been a bit of whirlwind: radio interviews, networking, meetings and much, much more. It has also been a week of three cities: the big L’s if you like – Liverpool, London and Leeds.

On Tuesday I was lucky enough to appear on a Liverpool radio show called Take 5, which is hosted by lovely chap called Will Bachelor. The show is based around the idea that your house is burning down and you can only save five songs and one film.  Continue reading Liverpool, London and Leeds.

Mole Man fights on


The plight of a mole catcher, whose living has been wiped out by Brussels legislation, is to be taken up with the European Parliament.

Peter Brown used to go round 87 farms in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire each year catching moles using strychnine – but is no longer allowed to do so.

His case is supported by the UK Independence Party and North West MEP, Paul Nuttall is now taking the matter up with the EU.

Mr Nuttall spoke with 57-year-old Mr Brown outside the Stockport office of LibDem MEP Chris Davies, who champions the rules which have destroyed Mr Brown’s livelihood.

“I was appalled, but sadly not surprised, to learn about Mr Brown’s situation. This is how the EU juggernaut rolls on without thought for those flattened by it,” he said.

“He used to use strychnine, as mole catchers have done for 70 years, but now only trapping or the use of aluminum phosphide is allowed. The strychnine used to kill moles within 15 minutes but trapping takes twice as long and aluminum phosphide can take up to two days.

“And the cost of the aluminum phosphide is many times greater than strychnine and according to the manufacturers application is a two man job,” said Mr Nuttall. Continue reading Mole Man fights on

Moans and moles.

I was on the radio yesterday morning and I was meant to be reviewing the day’s newspapers. However when I got to the radio station, I knew something ‘big’ was breaking. Shock, horror! Steven Gerrard’s Mrs had said in ‘New’ magazine that she no longer went out on nights out in Liverpool because the city was ‘rough.’  Continue reading Moans and moles.

Standing up for our armed forces


A campaign fighting for ex-servicemen to receive a pension is being whole-heartedly backed by North West UK Independence Party MEP, Paul Nuttall.

Mr. Nuttall has thrown his weight behind the campaign launched by the Armed Forces Pension Group (AFPG), to provide ex-servicemen, who served before April 1975, with an Armed Forces Pension.

Prior to that date servicemen had to have served 22 years to be eligible for a pension. However, when this was changed it did not apply retrospectively,

Mr. Nuttall said: today, “I think it is an absolute disgrace that men and women who were willing to die for this country have been treated so shabbily by successive governments.”

“There must be thousands of men and women in the North West who served in the Armed Forces prior to April 1975 who are not receiving the pension they deserve.  Continue reading Standing up for our armed forces


I’ve always put off having a blog and I don’t really do technology. All this twitter stuff bamboozles me and still does. However, I’ve been encouraged (told) by members of Young Independence that I have to drag myself out of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. I’ve done so kicking and screaming!  So here goes:

The past week has given me hope that the British people are finally ready to break the political monopoly held by the ‘big three’ parties. If the result of the Norwich North by-election is to tell us anything, it’s that support for the minor parties is on the rise.  Support for the LibLabCon fell from 44,300 in 2005 to 26,700 in 2009, yet support for the smaller parties, such as UKIP and the Greens showed a significant improvement.

To read more on this follow this link:–ideas-win-elections.html

As a UKIP activist, I was particularly pleased with our result. Glenn Tingle proved to be an excellent candidate who ‘ticked all the boxes’: he’s a local guy with a personal following, he’s lucid, he’s ex-forces and he does a lot of work for charity.  Continue reading Perfect.

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