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Budget response

UKIP’s Treasury Spokesman Jonathan Arnott has reacted to ‘a budget of tinkering and gimmicks’, which fails to deal with the real issues underpinning the British economy and fails to plan to take advantage of the opportunities provided by Brexit.Jonathan Arnott said “By failing to plan for Brexit, he plans to fail. This is a Budget […]

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Hammond’s gaffe insults struggling families

Following Philip Hammond’s gaffe saying there are no unemployed people, local UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott has hit back. “He should try telling young people and the unemployed in my constituency that there are no unemployed people”, said Mr Arnott, the Party’s Treasury spokesman. “The Chancellor isn’t exactly a newcomer to politics – he must have […]

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It is totally wrong that an unelected police officer is arbitrarily choosing not to enforce a law which carries a technical maximum sentence of life in prison

A furious MEP is calling for Mike Barton, the Chief Constable of Durham Police, to be sacked for introducing a scheme to ‘let off’ Class A street dealers. “It is totally wrong that an unelected police officer is arbitrarily choosing not to enforce a law which carries a technical maximum sentence of life in prison,” […]

The latest claims from Michael Barnier sound rather petulant to me 

Dear Editor, There clearly is no tactic the EU will not use to try to sabotage our country’s Brexit. The latest is a claim by their chief negotiator Michael Barnier that if the negotiations fail it will be harder to travel with pets from the UK to the EU. It sounds rather petulant to me […]

Research showing that rail transport in London receives six times as much funding as that in the North East is depressing reading.

Dear Editor, Research showing that rail transport in London receives six times as much funding as that in the North East is depressing reading. The government keeps talking about the Northern Powerhouse and investing billions of pounds across the North of England but meanwhile businesses in this region continue to suffer from poor transport links. […]