I recently appeared on the BBC Question Time programme (30/03/2017) from Carlisle. You can watch the whole programme HERE
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March 29, 2017
Today the Government will finally act on the historic decision of the people of this country to leave the EU
“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.”
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.
Paul Nuttall MEP
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
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.”
March 14, 2017
BRITAIN MUST HAVE STRONG BORDERS, SAYS MEP
“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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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.
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.
Paul Nuttall MEP
PRESS RELEASE February 18, 2017
THERESA MAY MUST PROTECT VAUXHALL JOBS – SAYS UKIP
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has insisted that Theresa May protects jobs at the Vauxhall plants.
The Prime Minister is to meet the head of France’s Peugeot Group which has plans to takeover Vauxhall.
“And, of course, it is not just jobs at the actual factories that are in potential jeopardy but the thousands involved in its retail and components chain.
“I am glad that our government are making the right moves but they have to be meaningful and Theresa May must fight for the future of our workers.
“And it is all the more reason for Brexit to go ahead without delays so that any uncertainties are eradicated,” said Mr Nuttall.