Entries by Darren

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 […]

Parliamentary Activity – UKIP North East MEP’s cost cutting amendment rejected without a vote

The UK Independence Party today slammed other political parties for voting in favour of yet more EU funding, as they approved the EU’s budget for 2015.   UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott, together with UKIP’s colleagues in the Italian Five-Star Movement, tabled a string of amendments to the EU budget to cut the cost to taxpayers.  […]