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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

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

Honour fallen PC

Dear Editor,

The terrorist outrage in Westminster has thrown into stark relief the fantastic job the police and other emergency services do day in, day out, on our behalf.

We should never take that for granted and I personally think that, as a mark of the nation’s respect and gratitude, a memorial plaque should be erected in PC Keith Palmer’s honour.

He went out to do his job protecting democracy and never came home. We owe him a debt we can never repay but it is appropriate that there is a permanent reminder to all of his bravery and sacrifice.

Yours faithfully

Paul Nuttall MEP

Statement 23/03/2017

Fine words are not enough, we must take action
Paul Nuttall, the UKIP leader has called for action following the Jihadist attack on Westminster. He pointed out that the BBC security editor Frank Gardner has revealed that the security services must now track more than 3,000 Islamic extremists and that there are simply too many to track all the time. This is up from 1,000 a few years ago. So this problem is getting worse and is now out of control. Continue reading Statement 23/03/2017

Tory NIC U-Turn

Tory disarray on National Insurance shows UKIP is the party for strivers

Published

UKIP leader, Paul Nuttall MEP has welcomed the Chancellor’s U-Turn over applying National Insurance to the self employed and sole traders.

“It is good that the Chancellor is listening, at least to us in UKIP, some of his own backbenchers and much of the media. But his basic point that this was a breach of a manifesto commitment is hardly the issue. The point is that they thought they could get away with hitting the self employed. 

“What is clear from his statement is that both he and the Prime Minister were perfectly happy to hammer a section of society who the Tories feel are their expendable electoral infantry. That Jeremy Corbyn failed to mention the NIC raid in his budget response, and then hardly mentioned it after the Chancellor’s U-Turn just shows how this group of men and women, 2.84 million of them, the engine room of our economy and the key driving force behind the country’s growth and prosperity, are ignored and punished for their efforts.

“It is increasingly clear that the party of the drivers, the strivers and the entrepreneurs is UKIP.”

 

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