Tag Archives: EUROPEAN UNION

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
[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

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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MEP Slams EU waste

October 13, 2016 

PRESS RELEASE

LOCAL MEP SLAMS EU WASTE

After the European Union’s Court of Auditors failed to give the accounts a clean bill of health for the 22nd year in a row North West UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall has hit out at the huge amount of money being wasted. eu_logo

Mr Nuttall said “This shows that it’s just as well that we voted to leave the European Union when we did. The levels of waste and bureaucracy are breathtaking.

“Money is being wasted left, right and centre. When we’re outside the EU we can cut out the middleman and look after our own businesses ourselves. It is outrageous that so much money is being thrown away and the sooner we get out the better.

“The system simply isn’t fit for purpose,” he said.

The Court of Auditors’ report blasts the payments underlying the accounts as being ‘materially affected by error’, leading the Court to issue an adverse opinion on the legality and regularity of the payments underlying the accounts. 

An adverse opinion is rare in accountancy, and is issued only in serious cases where there has been a substantial departure from generally accepted accounting principles.  Continue reading MEP Slams EU waste

Good luck to local farmers

Dear Editor,

I would like to wish the Gill family the very best of luck as they begin selling raw milk from their cows directly from the farm in an effort to stay in business.

Whilst not wishing to wade into the argument about whether unpasteurised milk is suitable or safe – that should be a matter for the consumer – the direction the Gill family are taking their business highlights a very real concern facing dairy farmers up and down the country. cow

Over the past 20 years or so, dairy farmers have been squeezed by an oversupply of cheap milk from Europe, meanwhile aggressive practices from big supermarket chains such as Tesco have been instrumental in forcing milk prices below the cost to produce it.

Farmers who are able to sell their milk directly to consumers represents a win-win for the industry and the general public. Since 1996, we have lost 600,000 cows whilst the number of registered dairy producers has fallen by 61%. 

This is unsustainable in the long term and therefore I would like to see innovative farmers such as the Gills take back control of their livelihood and be given even more freedom to sell directly to the consumer.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Nuttall, Burnley UKIP MEP