Tag Archives: EUROPEAN UNION

Greek tragedy ongoing

Dear Editor,

We all know that tragedies – terrorist and otherwise – are unfolding every day but one country it is easy to overlook in terms of terrible hardship is Greece.

The country is partway through its third eurozone bailout programme and it has come as no surprise to anyone that it has not gone smoothly. It has been teetering on the brink of economic collapse for so long that most people in this country scarcely give it a thought. 

The on-going financial crisis has ruined the lives of tens of thousands of ordinary people and while politicians and finance chiefs bicker, residents of the land, famed for being the cradle of Western civilisation, struggle to get by.

The future does not look good for Greece and its plight highlights why we were so right in the UK to vote for Brexit and why not joining the eurozone was an immensely sensible decision for us.  Continue reading Greek tragedy ongoing

Gibraltar is not for sale

A solution to prevent Gibraltar being used as a pawn in Brexit talks – UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 05 April 2017

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

• Debate: Negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union
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Continue reading Gibraltar is not for sale

Article 50 to be triggered

March 29, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

Today the Government will finally act on the historic decision of the people of this country to leave the EU

UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, “Today the Government will finally act on the historic decision of the people of this country to leave the European Union.

“Finally, nine months after our vote the UK will formally inform the EU that we are leaving.

“UKIP is delighted that this is eventually happening. 24 years ago this party was formed to make this a reality, so it would be churlish to complain. We have been ignored, dismissed insulted and abused, but through determination and with good humour we fought on and we have succeeded.

“The 9 months delay has, of course cost the taxpayer additional billions, and has allowed those who would block the democratic will of the people to do all they can to spread discord, but we are here now.

“While negotiations continue we will continue to be the ‘guard dogs of Brexit’, holding the Government’s feet to the fire at home and our MEPs will be working to ensure our friends on the continent do not pull any fast ones.

“We will provide the political threat to ensure no backsliding takes place and ensure that Brexit does indeed mean Exit,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP.

“With our six key tests we have set out a reasonable and clear position by which the Government’s negotiations can be held to account.

“But today, for now, we wish the Government and the Prime Minister well.

“If they fail in this historic task, 17 million people are ready to act.”

ENDS

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

Europhiles in new row

March 14, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

DESPERATE EUROPHILES LOSE ARGUMENT SO WANT TO CUT EUROSCEPTIC FINANCE

A move to stop Eurosceptic parties getting EU funding shows just how desperate Europhiles have become, said UKIP leader Paul Nuttall today.

Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party, said at a press conference that he is going to push for a rule change in the European Parliament to stop Eurosceptic parties getting funding.  Continue reading Europhiles in new row

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
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Transcript:

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

Labour’s immigration betrayal

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

High Court Referendum Ruling

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.”

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