Press Release From UKIP PCC Candidate for Nottinghamshire; Fran Loi
According the Nottingham City Council, being in the EU can only be good. Not learning from the unpopular mistake the Government made by spending nearly £10 million on those booklets to every household on why we should stay in, they have on their website propaganda as to why Nottingham benefits from the EU.
I am the only Police & Crime Commissioner candidate campaigning to leave the EU. It is important we control who comes in to this country and have the ability to turn away risks, from those who have serious criminal records and are linked to organised crime. Human trafficking, Serious Organised Crime and crimes committed by foreign nationals are all on the increase according to Notts Police.
To be a serious PCC, candidates should campaign to reduce crime and increase security, all those not campaigning to leave the EU and regain border controls are not serious about reducing crime.
I question the City Council’s method of deducing how much we get from the EU in Nottingham. They say we received £263 Million since the year 2000, that is an average of £45K per day.
I can also do maths on the back of an envelope: The people within the city boundaries currently pay £270k per day to the EU. (£55m divided by the population of circa 64 million, times number of residents in the boundary, circa 315,000).
That’s £270k everyday that could be spent on inner city schools, social care, helping the elderly, pot-holes and not forgetting, more visible policing.
By publicly backing to stay in the EU, when another candidate is backing to stay in, it could be construed that the council is favouring one candidate over the other, therefore breaking not being impartial. In addition Purdah rules are being broken in relation to the EU referendum, in which a local authority cannot try to influence the vote.
Nottingham City Council are breaching Purdah rules for the EU Referendum, with this pro EU website:
Nottinghamshire UKIP MEP Margot Parker said: “Local authorities are not there to tell people how to vote – this is clearly not good for democracy.
“They are not dealing in hard figures which can be substantiated – they are offering opinions and as a local authority this cannot be right. The British people had enough of that last week with President Barack Obama!”
Fran Loi, UKIP Police & Crime Commissioner Candidate For Nottinghamshire, UKIP Nottinghamshire County Chairman