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Posted on July 29
Continued interference by the European Union is now threatening to destroy parts of the British commercial airline industry, UKIP’s Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has warned. New EU rules mean helicopter pilots will soon be prevented from using elevated landing pads unless they have spent up to £30,000 on officially approved engine monitoring equipment.
Mrs Seymour has joined forces with London UKIP MEP Gerard Batten, asking the EU Commissioner and Minister for Transport to waive the condition, contained in the Single European Rules Of The Air document.
“This is yet another unnecessary EU rule which no member of the British public has demanded, and which is now threatening to destroy another UK industry,” she said.Continue reading...
Posted on July 29
The situation in Calais is becoming graver by the day. With 1,500 Migrants charging the Eurotunnel last night, the escalation of the problem is now visible for all to see. Steven Woolfe as UKIP’s Migration spokesman and the first politician to visit to Calais Migrant camps in December 2014 and June 2015 and warned of the vast numbers arriving in the camps each day and of the problems we now face. As David Cameron meets with COBRA today, Steven Woolfe has the following policy suggestions that Cameron should implement:
1) The UK should deploy British troops to treble border staff in Calais with authority to detect illegal migrants entering the UK and to protect British holiday makers and truckers.
2) Demand that the French authorities deploy their own troops to Calais to support the under resourced French authorities and security force.
3) UK ports such as Little Haven and other smaller ports in the UK should prepare to filter traffic to La Havre, Dieppe and Ostend.Continue reading...
Posted on July 28
UKIP's claims that the defence budget was bumped up to meet the NATO target of 2% of GDP on defence spending has been confirmed by respected think tank The Royal United Services Institute.
Britain will meet the promise to spend only by adding the MI5, MI6 and GCHQ into the mix: without this money the percentage spending on defence would only be 1.85 per cent.
Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem said the findings showed there was "some unsure hand creative accounting going on in the Treasury which UKIP spotted on the day of the budget."Continue reading...
Posted on July 27
UKIP has warned today of the threat of the EU 'subverting' British education as Universities UK comes out against the UK leaving the European Union.
Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall, a former university lecturer, has also highlighted the role of Monnet Professors, academics selected and funded by the EU to promote EU integration. He argues that the payment of university teaching staff to promote EU ideals in European Universities amounts to the erosion of academic independence via a form of paid for propaganda.
"To learn that one and a half thousand academics around the world are being paid by the EU to promote EU integration is deeply concerning and akin to the sort of deliberate indoctrination one would expect in Cold War Communism, not in the twenty first century western world.Continue reading...
Posted on July 24
Responding to President Obama's claims that the UK should remain in the EU, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "Does President Obama understand that the European Union is a political union and not a loose association of member states? I'm not sure.
"The fact is that inside the EU, the UK's global standing is greatly diminished given that we are prohibited from negotiating our own trade deals. How can a country have a true global influence when it cannot agree to such deals on the world stage?Continue reading...