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  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage on the Leave EU campaigns

    Posted on October 09

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage: “I’ve given my support to Leave.EU which aims to engage the British public and has an amazing 200,000 registered supporters in its first seven weeks.

    “Equally, I support the pro-business arguments that have been made by Vote Leave today. Arguments that UKIP have been making for over 20 years.

    “But we have to get outside of Westminster to reach millions of people who don’t normally vote and for whom controlling our borders and having pride in our country are the biggest issues.

    “I believe these campaigns are aiming at different audiences and are complimentary not contradictory. Ultimately, I hope that we have one campaign that operates on a number of levels.”

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  • Stop forced marriage, not unequal boardrooms

    Posted on October 08

    The EU should stop wasting time trying to define what a woman is and do more to tackle more serious gender issues like female genital mutilation – says UKIP Health Spokesman Louise Bours MEP.

    In a speech at the European Parliament, the MEP accused the commission of trying to force their view of what a woman is on the wider public and organisations within member states, by introducing boardroom gender quotas and sanctioning companies that don’t comply with their required gender balance.

    The speech was part of a debate on bringing in new gender regulations for companies across the EU and you can watch it in full below:

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  • Farage provokes Hollande to admit Brexit is logical

    Posted on October 07

    UKIP leader Nigel Farage provoked French President Hollande to admit in a debate in the European Parliament, Strasbourg today that Brexit was a logical choice.

    Speaking in the presence of Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, the UKIP leader said that we are living in a German dominated Europe which is causing resentment and division. After badly mishandling the migrant crisis, Europe was not an area of peace but of disharmony.

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  • EU opportunistic chancers for using the migrant crisis as an excuse for the creation of EU armed forces

    Posted on October 07

    p7I0mJasNRsi-KaGsSBbKriwDkFXwmSI1N2uLjc8k5Q.jpgUKIP defence spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP has branded the EU as “opportunistic chancers” after it was announced that EUNAVFOR-MED was to move into a new phase of offensive operations against people traffickers in the Mediterranean, saying the new role was the “opening gambit” for the creation of combined EU armed forces.

    Mr Hookem, speaking from Strasbourg where he has criticised the EU’s handling of Libya and Turkey, said, “The EU is slowly but surely trying to move from the principle of a nation state providing national security; to a more centralised model controlled and commanded from Brussels.

    “The EU is using the current migrant crisis in the Mediterranean as nothing more than an opportunistic excuse for the creation of an EU wide army, navy and air force.

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  • The Prime Minister has no clear strategy on the two biggest issues facing Britain

    Posted on October 07

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage responds to David Cameron's speech:“It may be have been a great piece of showmanship but like Corbyn, Cameron mostly talks in platitudes. 

    "His National Crusade on housing is laughable considering this is the Prime Minister who has both overseen record highs of immigration, and record lows of housebuilding. One house has to be built every seven minutes just to keep up with immigration and Britain is falling way behind that target.

    “On social reform, he paints the picture of a more integrated and proud society, when it is the vast influx of people overwhelming communities’ abilities to bind together.

    "And of course he says nothing concrete about the EU. What are these proposed renegotiations, Mr Cameron? What are you actually bringing back for Britain? All that he is demanding is change of rhetoric, a stop to ever closer union, and even on this, he has been told it simply won’t happen.

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