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.
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.
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 disarray on National Insurance shows UKIP is the party for strivers
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.”
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.
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.