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→
Paul Nuttall accuses Labour of betrayal on immigration
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall said:”Labour has betrayed millions of British families on immigration. It was Labour that threw open our jobs market to millions of Eastern Europeans with no transitional controls at all.
“What Jeremy Corbyn is committing himself to today is not even worthy of the term ‘sticking plaster’. For him to think stopping a few online job ads is going to have any real impact on the movement of people from the low wage economies of Eastern Europe is a joke. Continue reading Labour’s immigration betrayal→
UKIP leadership favourite Paul Nuttall MEP has spelled out his “unity” plans for the future of the party at a packed rally in Bolton.
Mr Nuttall, North West MEP, received a rapturous welcome at the event at Whites Hotel at Bolton’s Macron Stadium last night (Mon).
His campaign to take over the mantle from Nigel Farage is being backed by various other party MEPs including Mike Hookem and Bill Etheridge, who were both present along with London Assembly member Peter Whittle, who days ago dropped out of the contest in favour of Paul.
Mr Nuttall spoke of his determination to unite the party if he is elected later this month and emphasised the role that UKIP still has in British politics following the EU referendum in June.
He also spoke of the importance of the party in the North and pointed out, “Politics is about empathy. In the days of Clement Attlee our Labour MPs came from the mines or factories or docks. This lot are a bunch of middle class intellectuals who wouldn’t know a council house if it fell out to the sky and hit them on the head.”
Mr Nuttall pointed out the success that UKIP has had at grass roots level with getting 500 councillors appointed including in Bolton and Hartlepool.
Among those present was Cllr Sean Hornby, leader of the UKIP group on Bolton Council.
Today’s High Court ruling calling for a Parliamentary vote on triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty must not be allowed to de-rail Brexit, said UKIP leadership contender Paul Nuttall.
“I’m disappointed with the court’s decision and MPs should not try to use this to defy the decision of the British people.
“The decision to leave the EU was made by the majority of voters in this country and as we live in a democracy means this must be enacted,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP.
“We always knew there would be hurdles before we can finally shake off the shackles of the EU and the role of UKIP is hold the government’s feet to the fire and make sure the will of the people is obeyed.”