Integration failure slammed


News that there was been a failure of integration between Muslim groups and local communities in towns such as Oldham and Accrington comes “as no surprise” to Louise Bours MEP.

A report published today (THURS) by the think tank Policy Exchange reveals that places with high proportions of Muslims tended to have high levels of residential segregation and had high levels of deprivation.

Ms Bours, Ukip MEP for the North West, said the report would merely confirm what many people living in those towns knew already.

She said: “This is the evidence of the complete failure of multiculturalism thrust upon on places like Accrington and Oldham by the former Labour government.

“In an attempt to stuff towns with Labour voters, not only have they created division among communities, they have also increased pressure on local services and job opportunities.”

The Policy Exchange report said that areas of poor integration were post-industrial districts of Yorkshire and Lancashire dominated by people of Pakistani heritage such as Oldham, Accrington and Bradford.

Louise Bours MEP
Louise Bours MEP

Areas with high proportions of Muslims were likely to have high levels of residential segregation and were among the most deprived, the report added.

Among the most integrated places were wealthy suburban areas such as Esher in Surrey, Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire and Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands.

Towns of Eastern England that have experienced a huge influx of Eastern Europeans were similarly affected, the report said.  Continue reading Integration failure slammed

Concern over NHS hotline failings

Dear Editor,

News that a report showing the NHS 111 hotline is unsafe for seriously ill children sent shivers down my spine.

It is a parent’s worse nightmare that their child should fall dangerously sick and we all pray that the NHS will be there to deliver a first class life saving service.

But it is clear from the William Mead case reported on this week that our health service let him down badly with fatal results. call111_logo_white

And the catalogue of errors began with the 111 hotline which is manned by call advisors. They are described as ‘highly trained’ . Unfortunately that training just involves box ticking. They are not clinicians and it is plain, as Williams’s heartbroken mum said, that this service is broken.

The project is all about saving money when the priority should be about saving lives. The government must act to provide a service that is fit for purpose.

Sadly, I am afraid this tragedy seemed inevitable – I only hope that the government makes the urgent changes required to improve the system, otherwise I fear that another family will suffer the same appalling loss.

Yours faithfully

Louise Bours,

UKIP MEP and Health spokesman

EU interference in Referendum?

EU interference in Brexit referendum not ruled out

• European Parliament, Brussels, 25 January 2016

Louise BOURS MEP (North West), UK Independence Party (UKIP), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group  –@LouiseBoursUKIP

• Committee on Culture and Education (CULT)


• Item on Agenda: 7.0 Presentation of the priorities of the Dutch Presidency by Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, and State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn

Oven glove madness from EU

New laws from Brussels designed to stop us getting our fingers burnt are far too late – that happened when we joined the European Union, says UKIP MEP Louise Bours.

Her comments come in the wake of approval yesterday in Strasbourg of the Personal Protection Equipment Directive, which means oven gloves marketed as “protective” will have to withstand heat of up to 200 degrees Celsius.

Rubber washing-up gloves will also have to be tested to ensure they can withstand kitchen detergents and cleaning products.


Ms Bours, MEP for the North West, said: “We have actually had more than our fingers burnt after being misled into joining the Common Market, we have watched our sovereignty going up in flames.

“Here we have another unnecessary interference in our lives from bored bureaucrats whose role seems to be dreaming up more and more ways to meddle in our lives.  Continue reading Oven glove madness from EU

MEP branded racist over sex attack concerns


A British politician was labelled “racist” for expressing concern for women attacked and sexually assaulted by migrants in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.

Labour MEP Mary Honeyball made the astonishing attack on her European Parliament colleague Margot Parker MEP during a meeting of the EU’s committee on women’s rights and gender equality in Strasbourg on Monday evening.

Debate was taking place about the incidents in Cologne on December 31 which saw over 100 local women attacked by more than 1,000 migrants.

Police eventually described the attackers as being of Arab and North African appearance.

Mrs Parker, Ukip MEP for the East Midlands, spoke up at the committee – also known as FEMM – stating: “This is what happens when you have an open door policy to countries and cultures where women are treated as second class citizens.

“The EU is providing the perfect environment for cross-border criminals to traffic and exploit people.”

Margot Parker MEP
Margot Parker MEP

She added: “The EU has no right to decide asylum policies – only elected and accountable national governments do.”

In response, Ms Honeyball said: “It’s very easy and it’s totally wrong to blame refugees and migrants for what is happening.

“I think we should stop doing this – it is essentially racist to blame the migrants and the refugees.”

Urging countries like the UK to take in more migrants, she added: “I would hope that the rest of you [on the FEMM committee] would discount the remarks [of Margot Parker] because they are wrong and they are racist and really should not be given any credence whatsoever.”

Louise Bours, MEP for the North West who often stands in for her colleague Ms Parker when she is unavailable to sit on the FEMM committee, said: “There you have it in a nutshell – Labour slinging outrageous slurs around without a care in the world.

“Is it not a fact that the women assaulted in Cologne were German? Is it not a fact the attackers were migrants? And is it not also a fact that the German government and the police force in Cologne have since admitted trying to cover up who the perpetrators were?

“Margot is one of the most caring people I know and somebody who is committed to women’s rights.

“Ensuring that people know what the full facts of an incident are rather than the rose-tinted version the Labour party want to push is precisely why Ukip has MEPs in the parliament in the first place – people trust us to tell them the truth.

“To describe Margot as racist in any way, shape or form is an ugly, evil thing to do, and I hope that Ms Honeyball will withdraw this outrageous slur at the first opportunity. If not, her leader Jeremy Corbyn should instruct her to.”


FEMM committee at the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France, on January 18, 2016. Relevant video starts at 21 mins 49 secs.



The gift of organ donation

News that the NHS will no longer seek additional consent where a deceased person had joined the donor register has been welcomed by UKIP’s health spokesman, Louise Bours MEP.

Bereaved families have vetoed the donation of organs from hundreds of registered donors in the last five years, new figures show, prompting transplant chiefs to announce that they will no longer ask relatives for consent.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) data reveals that relatives blocked transplants in 547 – or one in seven – cases since 2010.

donorThe body said it would no longer seek a family’s formal consent in order to reduce the number of “overrides”, according to the BBC.

The bereaved will be given a leaflet which explains consent remains with the deceased, although they can still block donation by providing reasons in writing.

Ms Bours said: “Donating an organ after death is one of the most honourable and generous gifts a person can give.

“Not only does it transform the life of a very sick person and their family, it often greatly comforts the family of the deceased, who can feel their loved one has left an ongoing legacy and has been someone’s hero.

“It is of course a very upsetting time for a bereaved family, and their reluctance for any invasive procedure on the deceased is understandable, but we do have to respect the final wishes of the deceased. There is also a strong argument to say that asking for confirmation from the family may put them under pressure at a time they just need comfort.

“How people feel at their initial and often unexpected loss maybe very different to how they feel once time has helped them through some of the grieving process, and I feel that many will look back and see the generosity and compassion of their loved one going on the register and benefits and comfort that decision brought about.”



Labour’s double standards on feminism

Labour’s so-called feminists are putting their own political future ahead of the safety of British women by staying silent on the immigrant sex attacks, says a female UKIP politician.

The charge comes two weeks after the mass sex attacks on women at New Year celebrations in Germany and Sweden.

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Officials from Germany state that over 100 women were subject to sex attacks by 1000 immigrants, mainly of North African or Middle Eastern origin. In the last 12 months the German government has allowed more than a million immigrants into the country.
Although there has been wide-spread condemnation of the attacks, Labour MPs are accused of being deliberately silent on the issue so as not to offend their large number of Muslim voters.
UKIP MEP Louise Bours said: “It is absolutely typical of Labour feminists like Harman, Abbott and Thornberry that they will bang on about female quotas on company boards, or in their own party leadership but when it comes to something that is relevant to normal women they remain silent.
“A week after the attacks Dianne Abbott still hadn’t commented on them, but did post about there being 17 women in Labour’s shadow cabinet, and two weeks later she was breaking the irrelevant news that she is delighted to be a guest editor for a style magazine.
“Hardly the burning issues for millions of British women concerned by mass immigration and the dangers this poses.

Louise Bours MEP
Louise Bours MEP

“All that Harriet Harman has said is that she wants Britain to take in more refugees.
“This is worse than just political correctness; this is because they cynically fear losing the votes of people who grew up in cultures where women have always been treated as second class citizens
“They pretend to be concerned about women’s issues but in reality they will happily risk the safety of women in order to get re-elected and keep their jobs.”



Skirting around the issue: German Mayor apportions blame to sex attack victims

German government officials are now starting to sound like radical Islamists, according to a UKIP politician.
The charge comes following the events in Cologne on New Year’s Eve when nearly 100 women were attacked by over 1000 men of Arab and African appearance.
Following the attacks some German officials suggested the women were partly to blame and should do more to prevent themselves being attacked by men in future.
The mayor of Cologne Henriette Reker has since suggested a code of conduct for German women that includes an instruction on how German women should behave around these men of “Arab or North African appearance”, and includes staying at arm’s length away from strangers, remaining in their own groups, and asking bystanders for help or at least act as witnesses to any assault.
Ms Reker added that “visitors” from “other cultures” should be taught what is and what is not acceptable behaviour in Germany, suggesting she believes most if not all the perpetrators were migrants.
Reacting to news of the German authority’s response, UKIP MEP and national spokesman Louise Bours said: “With this utterly misogynistic opinion, is it any wonder the German authorities don’t mind opening their doors to a million potential radical Islamists, they are starting to sound like them, they seem to share the same opinion about women and their bodies.
Louise Bours MEP
Louise Bours MEP
“It is not the fault of the women, that this took place, it is the fault of those men that have no respect for women and see them as having no rights and no status in society. Women should not have to learn how to act in-front of foreign men visiting the country. 

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