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  • 100 Reasons to be cheerful post the Brexit vote

    Posted on September 30

    Peter_3.jpgTo mark 100 days since the EU Referendum UKIP's Leader in the London Assembly Peter Whittle AM has produced a list of 100 reasons to be cheerful.

    Peter Whittle said, “Some of the entries on my list are more light-hearted than others but they are all above all reasons to be cheerful post the historic Brexit vote.

    "The list shows the full extent of the lies of Project Fear. It also shows how the British people knew their own minds and weren't going to be intimidated by vested interests masquerading as experts.

    "Part of that Project Fear was the Mayor's claim that 500,000 jobs could be lost in London if the UK left the EU. It was a palpably ridiculous and reckless shock tactic which he should withdraw." 

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  • EU tariff fears disputed by Jonathan Arnott

    Posted on September 30

    Jonathan_Arnott_2.jpgFollowing Nissan demands for government compensation for any tax barriers raised as a result of the UK leaving the EU, MEP Jonathan Arnott has stressed the need for Brexit negotiations to begin urgently.

    And he has also spoken of his belief that the EU will not put tariffs on British-made cars.

    "The longer it takes for us to start negotiating a deal with the European Union, the longer the current uncertainly will continue,” said Mr Arnott, Euro-MP for the North East, where Nissan have a plant in Sunderland.

    It is the company’s biggest factory in Europe, with a capacity of 500,000 vehicles, representing a third of Britain’s total car output, and it employs 6,700 workers.

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  • Corbyn's Labour Party has nothing to offer the millions of decent patriotic Labour supporters who voted Leave

    Posted on September 28

    jHnhFRD6.jpegResponding to Jeremy Corbyn's speech at Labour's Party Conference, Cllr Tim Aker MEP said: "Today has confirmed that Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party has nothing to offer the millions of decent patriotic Labour supporters who voted Leave and want to see levels of migration brought down.

    "Several times Corbyn spoke about trust, but how can the voters ever trust Labour again when millions voted on June 23rd for control of their borders, yet Labour are determined to keep free the movement of people?

    "The Bank of England has confirmed that free movement of people has driven down wages for the working classes. Labour's addiction to uncontrolled mass immigration makes them no friend to Britain's lowest paid.

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  • Corbyn – out of touch with the British public and his own voters

    Posted on September 28

    b2pVW-M3.jpgResponding to Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at Labour Conference UKIP Migration spokesman Steven Woolfe said: "Corbyn indicating that he is relaxed about current migration levels is reckless, irresponsible and selfish. With gross levels of inward migration at a record high, it is yet another example at how out of touch Corbyn is with the British public and his own voters - a clear majority of whom want the government to control and reduce the numbers of coming into the UK.

    "Corbyn's attitude is simply to not control migration levels, but deal with the consequences later on is lazy thinking. He has no real sense or understanding of what the consequences are. He may be relaxed about it, but many millions of Britons cannot afford to be so relaxed. He fundamentally fails to recognise the serious consequences that mass migration has on wages and communities, especially for many at the bottom of the economic ladder.

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  • New North East Devolution Plan a 'political hotchpotch' says MEP

    Posted on September 27

    jonathan_arnott_1.jpgNews that three North East councils are believed to be going it alone on a devolution deal has been described as a “political hotchpotch” by local MEP Jonathan Arnott. The government had declared a devolution deal was off the table when the proposal involving all seven local authorities collapsed earlier this month.

    But ITV Tyne Tees has reported that Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland - the three areas that voted for a devolution deal - have got together and now negotiations are taking place with the government over forming their own separate deal.

    “This is just bizarre,” said Mr Arnott, UKIP Euro-MP.

    “It would be crazy to have Newcastle and Gateshead having separate arrangements and we would end up with a political hotchpotch in the region and no actual North East plan.

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