Tag Archives: EFDD

Brexit negotiator wrong man for job

European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator is no friend of Britain – Paul Nuttall MEP

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 12 September 2016

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

• Motion for a Resolution:
Proposal by Belgian MEP Sander Loones on behalf of the ECR group for a debate about how the EU will prepare negotiations once Article 50 of the EU treaties invoked by Member States

A taste of things to come

A taste of what’s to come across our continent – UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall MEP

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 2 February 2016

Paul Nuttall MEP, Deputy Leader, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group –@paulnuttallukip
– Bluecard Question: Jean-Paul DENANOT MEP (France), Socialist group (S&D)
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• Joint debate:
1. Refugee emergency, external borders control and future of Schengen
Council and Commission statements
[2016/2559(RSP)]

2. Respect for the international principle of non-refoulement
Council and Commission statements
[2016/2535(RSP)]

3. Financing refugee facility for Turkey
Council and Commission statements
[2016/2528(RSP)]

Watching the EU Project Fall to Pieces

Watching the EU Project Fall to Pieces – Paul Nuttall, UKIP Deputy Leader

 

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 07 July 2015

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

• Debate: Review of the Latvian Presidency
Council and Commission statements
[2015/2717(RSP)]
One round of political group speakers

Transcript:

Thank you Mr President,

Madam Prime Minister, you said the Latvian presidency was a job well done. Now, I just can’t believe what I’m hearing here.This is Alice through the looking glass stuff.  Continue reading Watching the EU Project Fall to Pieces

EU Parliament fiasco a disgrace

European Parliament Vice-President defies rules to frustrate legitimate democratic protest by UKIP MEPs over TTIP vote delay

• UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall today lambasted Vice-President Gall-Pelcz, calling what happened last night under her watch “a disgrace and an outrage.”

“Under Rule 191 the EFDD group requested a vote to suspend the sitting and that vote, under the rules, should have been taken immediately,” Mr Nuttall told the Chamber this morning.

“Instead the Vice-President took it upon herself to suspend the sitting for 30 minutes so that you guys could come down and vote.

“This highlights one of the reasons why many people perceive this place to be a Mickey Mouse chamber. You either have a rule book, or you don’t. You either stick by it, or you rip it up and then we make it up as we go along, just as happened last night.

“As a result we will be writing to President Schulz to clarify that the rule book is applied evenly across this House and that we are not discriminated against like we were last night simply for being Eurosceptics,” Paul Nuttall concluded.

Yesterday evening in the European Parliament, Jonathan Arnott, UKIP MEP for the North East and EU budget spokesman, led a protest against the suppression of debate on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Arnott proposed a procedural motion to suspend the sitting “to allow Parliament the opportunity to reflect on the undemocratic actions by President Martin Schulz and other officials to suppress the vote and debate on this issue which is of concern to millions of people across the EU.”

Arnott said: “I proposed suspending Parliamentary debate for the day to highlight this point.  The officials on the podium responded with what looked like panic, ringing the division bell and breaking their own rules.  The rules demand an immediate vote, but they delayed for over forty minutes to allow their supporters to flood the chamber.”

Roger Helmer, UKIP MEP for East Midlands and energy spokesman, was in the chamber to support the protest. When it became clear the vice-president (Ildikó Gall-Pelcz) was acting in breach of the rules, Helmer broke procedure and went onto the podium to ask her if she realised she was in breach of the rules. “She replied yes. I then asked her if she was happy she was breaking the rules, and she said she was not. And yet she broke the rules anyway.”

The Drivers of radicalisation

Main driver of radicalisation is Saudi Arabia – UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 11 February 2015
• Bluecard question: Paul Nuttall MEP, Deputy Leader, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and NUTTALL-11-02-2015-KAMALL-275Democracy (EFD) group – @paulnuttallukip
– Response: Syed Kamall MEP (Conservatives, UK), ECR group
• Debate: Preparation of the informal meeting of Heads of State or Government (12 February 2015)