Entries by Darren

Commission Question – Can the Commission please explain what the consequences would be for the UK’s budget rebate from the EU in the event that the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGAF) were mobilised in support of a project within the borders of the UK?

Question to the Council for written answer: Can the Commission please explain what the consequences would be for the UK’s budget rebate from the EU in the event that the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGAF) were mobilised in support of a project within the borders of the UK?   Answer given by Mr Andor on behalf […]

Commission Question – Could the Commission please provide information on what action it intends to take, or has already taken, in relation to Cypriot banks selling mortgages dishonestly?

Question to the Council for written answer: Could the Commission please provide information on what action it intends to take, or has already taken, in relation to Cypriot banks selling mortgages dishonestly?   Answer given by Mr Katainen on behalf of the Commission: The pending national court procedures will show whether the Cypriot banks have infringed […]

The Labour MP for Hartlepool is treating voters with contempt

Iain Wright MP has treated the people of Hartlepool with complete contempt by voting against the proposed amendment to the MPs recall bill, according to UKIP’s North East Euro MP, Jonathan Arnott. The statement comes following the recent vote on Monday in the House of Commons in which MPs rejected the amendment by 340 to 166. […]

Letter – Welcoming local people supporting their community

Dear Editor, Having seen first hand the good work done by such facilities; I am pleased to hear that a local church is opening another food bank in Barnard Castle so they can help those in need. However, in 21st century Britain, it saddens me that North East food banks were accessed nearly 60,000 times last year. […]

EU’s demands for UK to pay additional £1.7bn is ‘outrageous

The EU’s demands for UK taxpayers to cough up an additional £1.7bn is ‘outrageous’ and the leadership of the Conservative Party is in ‘complete disarray’ according to UKIP’s EU budget spokesman, Jonathan Arnott MEP. EU Chiefs plan to charge an additional £1.7 billion from UK taxpayers on the back of the UK’s better than expected […]

Letter – The importance of dualling the A1 should not be underestimated

Dear Editor, Labour’s shadow transport secretary recently cast doubt on whether a Labour government would dual the A1.  I understand that it is traditional for the London elite to overlook and underfund the North East’s transport infrastructure, but even with this historical precedent this news is very disappointing. The A1 is the main road from London to […]

Letter- The number of foreign criminals in our prisons rises again

Dear Editor, Our prison service currently faces a funding crisis and a chronic lack of places.  Standards and security have been dropping and suicide rates are soaring.  Meanwhile, the National Audit Office has reported that the number of foreign prisoners has gone up – yet again.  They reported that the UK now has 12,250 foreign […]