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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

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

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

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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Don’t bully Brexit Britain

Brexit Britain will not be bullied by EU

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 18 January 2017

Paul Nuttall MEP, UKIP Leader (UK Independence Party, North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – @paulnuttallukip

• Debate: Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 15 December 2016
European Council and Commission statements
[2016/2789(RSP)]

Transcript:

“Well, Mr President, first allow me to congratulate you on your election. Well done.
Continue reading Don’t bully Brexit Britain

Response to PM’s Brexit speech

PRESS RELEASE

UKIP LEADER COMMENTS ON THERESA MAY BREXIT SPEECH

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall, commenting on Theresa May’s Brexit speech, speaking from the European Parliament, Strasbourg, said:

“Some of it did sound like a UKIP conference speech and she’s now applying some of the things that we’ve been talking about for many, many years.”

“I am concerned that what we’re getting is some sort of slow-motion Brexit where she is speaking about interim measures, or a transitional period, which will only begin after April 2019. She has given no end date to these transitional measures. 

“I challenge the Prime Minister; let’s have this all done and dusted before the next General Election in 2020. On a positive note I would probably give a 7 out of 10 today,” said Mr Nuttall, North West Euro-MP.  Continue reading Response to PM’s Brexit speech