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Juncker USA threat

Dear Editor,

Jean -Claude Juncker’s revenge threats to campaign for the break up of the United States shows the bitter desperation of Eurocrats to stop their own union collapsing.

Apparently the EU Commission president’s remarks that he would push for Ohio and Texas to split from the rest of America if Donald Trump does not become more supportive of the EU were not meant to be taken literally.

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

But it does reveal how worried Juncker et al are, not just about Brexit, but the very possible knock on effect on some of the remaining 27 member states.

I personally have no doubt that as we progress along the bumpy road to regaining our independence, which we were tricked into relinquishing four decades ago, people in other EU countries will look on enviously and may well follow in our courageous footsteps.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Nuttall MEP

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

The British people have spoken

UK-EU relations: towards a viable and prosperous future – UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 05 July 2016

nuttall-05-07-2016-275Paul Nuttall MEP, Deputy Leader, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group –@paulnuttallukip
– Bluecard question from  Liisa JAAKONSAARI MEP (Finland), Socialist group (S&D)

• Debate: Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 28 and 29 June 2016
European Council and Commission statements
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Transcript-  Continue reading The British people have spoken

Juncker in Fairy Land

• European Parliament, Brussels, 12 November 2014

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

• Debate: Statement by the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker

nuttalljunckerTranscript:

In your opening remarks Mr Juncker, you seem to be blaming everybody else and not yourself, and in a desperate effort to throw everybody off the scent you call for more EU tax harmonisation. Rubbish I say!

Now, let’s get to the rub of it. The definition of hypocrisy according in the Oxford English dictionary is the practice of claiming to have higher standards or more normal beliefs than is the case.

And I don’t think anyone in this chamber could disagree with me today when I say this perfectly sums up the position of the President of the European Commission here today.

When Mr Juncker was campaigning for the post he stood on a platform of stamping out aggressive tax avoidance by multinational corporations across the EU, yet it is now clear from recent revelations that he had not practiced what he was preaching.

Under his tenure Luxembourg was a “magical fairy land” for multinational corporations where tax rates were as little as one percent paid on profits.

Mr Juncker, you said that this was within the rules, but equally I say it is morally bankrupt. When asked by one of my UKIP colleagues back in July how you could justify tax standardisation across the EU whilst overseeing a tax haven in Luxembourg, you simply dodged the question and now we know why.

Could this possibly be a case of history repeating itself? Because Mr Juncker’s predecessor as PM of Luxembourg, Jacques Santer, was forced to resign as president of the commission under a cloud of corruption back in 1999. So I suppose if you think about it in those terms then Mr Juncker’s appointment can be summed up by Albert Einstein’s theory of insanity, which is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

I’d like to finish by asking this chamber why the people of Europe are increasingly sceptical about the EU. Well allow me to tell you with one simple sentence. It is because it is always a case of do as I say and not as I do, and therefore I believe Mr Juncker you have two options. One is to honourably resign, or two, at least stand down while an independent investigation takes place. Thank you.

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