Entries by Darren

Statement on the UKIP leadership election

I have given considerable thought to the UKIP Leadership election in recent weeks, and indeed I strongly considered not supporting any candidate at all. My criteria for making my own personal decision are simple – I will choose the strongest available candidate subject to three conditions. I cannot back: a) Any candidate who is likely […]

Call for tougher animal cruelty sentences backed

Local MEP Jonathan Arnott is again backing a call for tougher sentences for animal cruelty. The Centre for Crime Prevention is recommending that the maximum sentence is increased from six months – the lowest in Europe – to five years. Figures have revealed that more than 92% of offenders convicted of animal cruelty over ten […]

I don’t normally do this but I’m going on a rant

I went to university at the age of 15, hold a Masters Degree in Mathematics and proudly campaigned to Leave. I don’t normally do this, but I’m going on a rant. I’m sick of this elitist drivel that comes from continuity Remainers intent on disparaging everyone who disagrees with them. This notion that if only […]

Crossrail 2

The government’s decision to approve London’s Crossrail2 project has proven controversial. When Crossrail was approved we were assured that investment in the North was a priority – everyone in the North East knows that this claim proved to be false. Now Crossrail2 is being finalised and we are once again being told that infrastructure in […]

Believing four contradictory things before Brexit

After Theresa May’s bungled election miscalculation and continued Conservative infighting with members of the cabinet actively briefing against one another, you’d be mistaken for thinking Mr Corbyn’s position is looking healthier than ever. However figures released from a poll of Labour party members expose the disjoint on Brexit between membership and leadership and the growing […]

Plans to spend taxpayers’ cash on lavish EU party ‘laughable’

Plans to lavish almost £50,000 on an end-of-year party for EU officials has been described as “laughable” by local MEP Jonathan Arnott. The proposed eight hour party for up to 1,400 Council of the European Union civil servants will involve 700 bottles of fine wine and a top-class dinner with 26 different dishes to cater […]