Transport Secretary is ‘delusional’ on HS2

If Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin thinks that the General Election result was an endorsement of HS2, then why have the Tories and their 2 MP’s in Hillingdon consistently campaigned on a platform of opposition and not on a pro HS2 ticket? Once again, proof that a Conservative vote in Hillingdon has allowed their party at national level to ram through plans for a rail link that is unnecessary, costly and will destroy parts of our borough. The following story is from The Express & Star….

UKIP MEP brands Transport Secretary ‘delusional’ for saying Conservative election victory was endorsement of HS2

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is ‘delusional’ if he thinks the General Election result was an endorsement of the HS2 rail link, a leading UKIP MEP has said.

UKIP MEP Jill Seymour
UKIP MEP Jill Seymour

UKIP’s Transport spokesman Jill Seymour accused the Conservative government of totally ignoring people whose homes stand to be destroyed by the £50 billion high-speed rail link.

Continue reading


EU funded ‘Ghost Airports’

Jill Seymour MEP 1The following piece by UKIP Transport Spokesman, Jill Seymour MEP, was featured in this month’s ‘Bulletin from Brussels’ magazine. It is particularly relevant when you look at the struggle of some of the UK’s smaller airports and the drive by our Government in to promoting a large ‘hub’ airport in the South-East.

Another major issue I have been looking in to is the colossal amount of tax that the EU, and more specifically the TRAN committee, is wasting.

Most recently, I found that 666 million Euro was spent on propping up 20 ‘ghost’ airports all over Europe – Funnily enough, none of these were in the UK. It is a horrific injury to the working people of the UK that we are paying for foreign airports to stay open whilst regional airports in our own country are closing or have already closed, such as Blackpool and Manston.

I am not sure what is worse; That UK tax money goes to these foreign countries to prop up their failing airports or the fact that 38 million Euro’s worth of the infrastructure built with EU taxpayer’s money is not even being used at all.

Jill Seymour MEP 2