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Europhiles in new row

March 14, 2017

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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

Strong borders a must

March 14, 2017 

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BRITAIN MUST HAVE STRONG BORDERS, SAYS MEP

A report by Europol showing how criminal gangs have made billions from people smuggling demonstrates the need for Britain to have strong borders, said UKIP leader Paul Nuttall. 

“Post Brexit it is vital that we have tough border controls and that means meaningful investment in our border agency. We will remain a popular destination even after we extricate ourselves from the EU.

“These figures from Europol showing that migrant smuggling in 2015 earned crime bosses as much as £4.9 billion, making it one of the most profitable activities for organised crime in the EU,  illustrate why the lack of internal borders is a disaster.

“Rob Wainwright, head of Europol, warned last month that Brexit could leave the UK more vulnerable to terrorism and organised crime. However I am quite sure that co-operation will continue with other countries and organisations after we leave, including Europol ” said Mr Nuttall,  MEP for the North West of England.

“Those against Brexit do not miss any opportunity to claim it’s all a terrible mistake and act as doom merchants. But as that day gets nearer my long held belief that it was the right decision gets reinforced and any costs we incur will be more than compensated by the £350 million a week we will no longer have to hand over to the EU,” he said.

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Osborne’s dire predictions

Dear Editor,

I see bitter George Osborne is still trying to paint the future black after we leave the EU when in fact it is the best decision the people of this country have ever made.

He has falsely claimed to business leaders that leaving the European Union without a trade deal would amount to “the biggest act of protectionism in British history.”

Well I, and the majority in the UK, disagree.  Last year China, Russia, the USA, Japan, India, and Brazil exported goods to the value of €845.1 billion to the EU – and none of these countries has a trade agreement with the EU.

We want to continue trading with Europe – and let’s not forget it is businesses that do the trading – but we will benefit enormously by being able to have our own trade deals with other countries, many of which are more than keen on such a prospect.

Yours faithfully

Paul Nuttall MEP

Protect our NHS

Speaking at a UKIP event in Stoke, Paul Nuttall, UKIP leader and candidate in the Stoke Central by election said:

“Yes they may well have founded [the NHS] in 1948, but today they have come to resemble an abusive parent.

“I refuse to be hectored by a party that oversaw the Mid Staffs scandal. A scandal for which no one in senior management was sacked!

“I refuse to be lectured to by a party that allowed MRSA to become commonplace on our wards.

“I refuse to be accused of wanting to privatise the NHS by a party that actually did privatise 5% of our health service when they were in power.

“I also refuse to take criticism from a party whose two most prominent members of the House of Lords – Winston and Warner – have called for people to be charged to see their GP. 

“And finally, I refuse to take lessons from a party that has saddled the NHS with a debt of nearly 80 billion pounds through the signing of crazy PFI contracts.  Continue reading Protect our NHS

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

Response to PM’s Brexit speech

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UKIP LEADER COMMENTS ON THERESA MAY BREXIT SPEECH

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall, commenting on Theresa May’s Brexit speech, speaking from the European Parliament, Strasbourg, said:

“Some of it did sound like a UKIP conference speech and she’s now applying some of the things that we’ve been talking about for many, many years.”

“I am concerned that what we’re getting is some sort of slow-motion Brexit where she is speaking about interim measures, or a transitional period, which will only begin after April 2019. She has given no end date to these transitional measures. 

“I challenge the Prime Minister; let’s have this all done and dusted before the next General Election in 2020. On a positive note I would probably give a 7 out of 10 today,” said Mr Nuttall, North West Euro-MP.  Continue reading Response to PM’s Brexit speech

Widnes Care Home Row

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LILYCROSS ASYLUM CENTRE WILL BE ‘ LILYGATE’ FOR HALTON COUNCIL

Following last night’s (Mon) stormy council meeting at which an application to convert a care home into an asylum seekers centre in Widnes was given the go-ahead opponents have pledged to contest the decision.

And UKIP leader Paul Nuttall, who had already urged Halton Borough Council to take into account comments by Jeremy Corbyn over the need for care homes, is supporting the protesters’ fight.

The former Lilycross care home housed 60 people before being closed down and owner Abid Chudary successfully applied for it to turned into an interim asylum seekers centre to be run by Serco on behalf of the Home Office.  Continue reading Widnes Care Home Row