Leave the EU or lose the NHS

If North East residents want to save the NHS then voting to leave the EU is only way, said local UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott.

“Leaked documents detailing the hidden details of the proposed controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union prove that quitting the EU is the only way to save the NHS in its current form,” he explained.

Hundreds of papers released online confirm fears that TTIP talks between Brussels and Washington will lead to the health service being privatised or dismantled.

The documents, obtained by Greenpeace Netherlands, include a US proposal to have a committee with representatives from Washington and Brussels to meet each year “to review state-owned enterprises and monopolies” which would include the NHS.

The committee has been requested by the American investors, who will meet with EU officials once a year to decide the fate of the NHS.

“It goes to show that David Cameron’s assurances on this are as worthless as his assurances on our future if we stay in the EU,” said Mr Arnott.

“This leak proves beyond doubt that if we don’t wave goodbye to the EU, we will have to say goodbye to the NHS.

“Anyone who doesn’t want to see our NHS being run for profit, by company directors from a foreign land, needs to vote to leave the EU,” he added.

Letters – Imagine America in an organisation like the EU

Dear Editor,

I find it interesting that President Obama is currently in the UK in an attempt to influence our upcoming referendum.  President Obama has been telling the British people to vote to remain in the EU, which makes me wonder if he would consider bringing the USA into an organisation similar to the EU.

Would America allow a parliament in Guatemala to overrule the US Congress? No

Would America allow a court in Peru to dictate to the US Supreme Court? No

Would America allow its citizens to be extradited to Cuba without trial? No

Would America allow another country to control its military? No

Would America allow a foreign power to undermine its healthcare system? No

Would America throw its borders and green card system open to an entire continent and allow uncontrolled immigration from overseas? No

For those who point out that the USA is a federation itself, so is Germany: there is a big difference between a nation and a supranational institution like the European Union. How can President Obama stand before the British people and with a straight face try to influence them into voting to deny ourselves the freedoms and sovereignty which the American people hold so dear?

Regards,

Jonathan Arnott MEP

Imagine the USA trapped in an organisation like the EU

President Obama is coming to the UK to tell us why he thinks we should stay in the EU. Ever wondered what life would be like if the USA were in such an organisation…?

Statement on the ‘Out’ campaign designation decision

I supported Grassroots Out for the designation for the official Leave campaign, because I believed that they have massive strengths – particularly, as their name suggests, because of their ability to reach out to hard-working people up and down the country; the grassroots, if you will.

Vote Leave had their own strengths as well, of course, and the Electoral Commission has now officially designated them to be the official Leave campaign for the coming referendum.

Now is a time to put these differences of opinion to one side. It’s a time for us all to work together. UKIP has made it clear that we’ll work with whoever gets the designation.

Of course, I will continue to support all reasonable organisations seeking to leave the European Union. But today I would like to offer my congratulations to Vote Leave, and look forward to working together with them for our common cause of freedom from the European Union.

I look forward to working together with people from all political parties in Vote Leave, and to a happy and productive working relationship.

What happens on June 23rd will define us for a generation; let’s move forward together!

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Anger over government pro-EU propaganda

Local MEP Jonathan Arnott has described spending almost £10 million on pro-EU propaganda for every household in the country as ”a kick in the face of democracy.”

Leaflets arguing for Britain to remain in the EU published by the government are due to land on doorsteps in the North East by next week.

“It is not just a kick in the face to democracy, it’s outrageous,” said Mr Arnott, UKIP Euro-MP.

“Taxpayers money is blatantly being used by the government to finance this propaganda blitz but meanwhile the campaign for Brexit is barred from spending such a vast sum.

“That is totally unfair and out of keeping with the British sense of fair play.

“It is also completely in keeping with EU tactics which not only try to fool people into believing it it is good for us but use our own money to bludgeon us about the head with their misleading information.

“Justifying it by saying that independent polling indicates 85% of voters want more information to make a decision before the June 23 referendum is disingenuous.

“People do want more information but they want to know the case for both sides and not just one,” added Mr Arnott.

Booklet – Making the case for Brexit: Why the North East should vote to leave the EU

UKIP North East’s Jonathan Arnott MEP has produced a two-part booklet explaining why the North East would be better off outside the EU. In the first part, he explains the positive case for leaving: why we would be better off if we could write our own legislation rather than have it dictated by Brussels diktat; why trade and jobs would improve if we were an independent nation, and the impact on fishing and farming. The other half of the booklet takes 18 of the top myths peddled by the pro-EU side, and destroys them one by one. The case for leaving the European Union has never been stronger; with a referendum approaching on June 23rd the other side’s arguments are efficiently dismantled in this booklet.

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What more barbaric suffering does someone have to inflict on an animal before they are sent straight to jail

MEP Jonathan Arnott has called for tougher sentences to be introduced for animal cruelty.

His demand came after two young thugs from Redcar walked free from court after subjecting a defenceless dog to a persistent attack so horrific that even experienced RSPCA investigators were shocked and sickened.

Andrew Frankish, 22, was videod repeatedly hurling a terrified bulldog, called Baby, down a flight of stairs as well as head butting and stamping on it for fun encouraged by his younger companion, now 18.

“What more barbaric suffering does someone have to inflict on an animal before they are sent straight to jail? posed Mr Arnott, UKIP Euro-MP for the North East.

“I am glad that they have been banned from keeping animals for life but I have no doubt that all right minded people think that a 21-week suspended sentence was insufficient punishment.

“I believe that the sentencing guidelines for animal cruelty need to be urgently reviewed and tougher sentences recommended, particularly as sadly we increasingly hear about such abuse and neglect.

“At present ‘unduly lenient’ sentences can only be reviewed for certain offences such as murder, rape, child exploitation and robbery amongst others.

“I think that the law should be changed to add animal cruelty to that list so that appropriate punishment is meted out to offenders, particularly when such torture has been inflicted as in the case of Frankish and his unnamed accomplice,” said Mr Arnott.

Anger over threats to Teesside steel jobs

Local UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott has reacted angrily to the threat to steel industry jobs in Teesside following Tata’s decision to sell off its UK business.

“These jobs, and others at sites elsewhere in the country, face extinction because of EU policies which have led to this tragic state of affairs.

“The USA has imposed anti-dumping tariffs of 266% on Chinese steel but we have just tinkered around the edges with only up to 25% which has not helped our workers one jot,” said Mr Arnott.

“Our energy costs are high thanks our ridiculous commitment to unreliable renewable power sources and while there are calls for state aid that is a dead duck as it is not allowed under EU state aid rules.

“Previous generations would find the collapse in the British steel industry totally unbelievable. It is wrong that our hands are tied by Brussels and our government is not prepared to put the livelihood of British workers before foreign red tape,” said Mr Arnott.

“Only by leaving the EU can we put the Great back in Britain but even after Brexit our government will need to take the right decisions; I fear it will be a race against time for our steelworkers,” he added.

My book – The Blueprint: Our Future after Brexit

‘The Blueprint: Our Future after Brexit’ is my latest book – available for pre-order now. I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Have you ever heard people say that they’ve got no idea what Brexit will actually look like? Please help me to get the message across that we have a bright future outside the European Union.

It’s a short book, no need to worry about spending weeks reading it. I’ve written it in a diary style, going through what happens day by day after a vote to leave the European Union on June 23rd.

The book starts from June 24, 2016 and goes through the key dates until mid-2020. Please pre-order your copy today; I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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