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  • James Carver MEP calls for spirited defence of the cider industry

    Posted on March 03


    West Midlands MEP James Carver fears small-scale producers of cider and perry could be hit by controversial EU moves to amend the UK’s excise duty scheme.

    The UKIP MEP, who represents Herefordshire, an area famous for cider and perry making, has today slammed the EU Commission which has formally requested the UK to cease its duty exemption for small-scale producers of cider and perry.

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  • UKIP Defence Spokesman brands Cameron irresponsible over dismissing US concerns

    Posted on March 02

    MikeHookem.jpgUKIP’s Defence spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, has today branded David Cameron as “irresponsible” in dismissing the head of the US Army’s concerns over the impact of cuts to the UK’s armed forces.

    Mike said, “We have a commitment to our NATO partners to spend at least 2% of GDP on defence. In light of a deteriorating world security situation, we need to stick to this as closely as possible if we are to meet both present and future challenges to UK security. The fact is that due to the Cameron’s cuts, Britain’s armed forces are currently stretched to breaking point. Not to recognise this is simply irresponsible.”

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  • Only UKIP will put people and communities before big business

    Posted on March 02

    Andrew_Charalambous.jpgUKIP's Housing Spokesman Andrew Charalambous responding to David Cameron's Housing announcements today said: "Has David Cameron now conceded that UKIP have won the housing debate and that there was never any real need to build on our countryside?

    "UKIP have persistently argued that there over 66 thousand hectares of brownfield land in England alone, a third of which are in high growth areas like London and the South East which should have been the focus of our housing supply.

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  • Political Pinocchios failing to stand up for British businesses

    Posted on March 02

    Paul_Nuttall.jpegUKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall says the publication of damning new figures, which show two thirds of Britain’s laws are being made or influenced by the EU, are further evidence that the impotent ConDem coalition is failing UK businesses.

    A new study, by Business for Britain, found that EU regulations and directives accounted for just over 59 per cent of all UK law.

    Commenting on the study today, UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall said the figures were further proof that the EU was pulling the strings of the puppet ConDem coalition.

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  • Britain is a great place to do business - and will be after we leave the EU

    Posted on March 02

    Margot_3.jpgThe economic and trading future of the United Kingdom after she leaves the European Union was given a huge boost by the Chief Executive of Airbus Industries. When asked about the commitment of Airbus to its business in Britain post a potential 'Brexit' Tom Enders said, “Regardless of which decision the UK will make, we are strongly committed to our operations in the UK, which are key to the long-term future of our group.”

    UKIP MEP and the party's business spokesman Margot Parker said: "Hundreds if not thousands of small businesses and suppliers reply on big companies such as Airbus for jobs and prosperity.

    "To hear the chief executive of Airbus say the company will not pull out of Britain if the election triggers a referendum dispels many of the myths we hear.

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