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Drug companies fines should go to NHS

Local MEP Jonathan Arnott is urging the government to divert the £89.4 million fines levied for drug overcharging from the Treasury to the health service. “Considering the financial constraints facing the NHS in in the North East, as well as the rest of the country, I think it would be an appropriate use of the […]

Figures show government failure over immigration

Latest figures showing that net migration has remained near record levels  shows the government has failed miserably in its promises to cut immigration, said local UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott today. “These figures reveal that net migration at 335,000 was the second highest number on record and the number of EU citizens coming to live in […]

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Brexit vote having positive impact on the North East

Figures showing a staggering 20,000 drop in the North East unemployment rate, with just 79,000 now out of work, demonstrates that the Brexit vote is already having a positive impact on the region, said UKIP’s local Euro-MP Jonathan Arnott. The figures represent the fastest fall in the United Kingdom, with the North East having halved […]

Some parents might have preferred if the Council spent this money on protecting school children

Dear Editor, We have seen much discussion this week about how almost all school crossing patrols across Newcastle could be scrapped as a result of looming cuts. This makes me think back to news reports from September when we heard that the Labour group in Newcastle City Council decided to hand large pay rises to some of […]

Just as important as having adequate funding for a budget is ensuring that this funding is spent wisely

Dear Editor, We hear a lot about cuts and a lack of government funding and it is certainly true that many key areas of the public sector are underfunded.  However, just as important as having adequate funding for a budget is ensuring that this funding is spent wisely – this is something that I feel […]