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  • UKIP calls for Hezbollah to be banned after al-Quds Day Parade

    Posted on July 20

    David.jpgIn the Mayor’s Question Time this morning, London Mayor Sadiq Khan refused to back a request from UKIP Assembly Member David Kurten to call for the political wing of Hezbollah to be proscribed as a terrorist organisation.

    Kurten asked the question in the discussion following Assembly member Badenoch’s question: ‘What action is the Metropolitan Police Service taking against the use of flags representing designated terrorist organisations as seen during the recent al-Quds Day march in London on July 3rd?’

    Hezbollah flags were reportedly flown at the Al Quds Day march which many Londoners have found distressing in the light of recent terrorist atrocities around the world.

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  • UKIP MEP Margot Parker responds to #faceherfuture campaign launch

    Posted on July 20

    Margot_11_(1).jpgUKIP MEP Margot Parker, a member of the European Parliamentary committee which deals with woman’s rights and equality not only within the EU but also globally, has today addressed some of the concerns raised by the #faceherfuture campaign.

    The campaign has been launched today, (Wednesday), by many women’s rights groups and organisations.

    Part of the campaign is the desire to make sure Brexit will not negatively impact on woman’s rights but Margot said this was based on the false idea that all progress has been the result of the EU and European courts. Specifically, paid maternity leave and equal pay for equal work was mentioned.

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  • UKIP defence spokesman says the UK must not give up its nuclear deterrent in an ever changing and unstable security environment

    Posted on July 18

    Mike_Hookem.jpegUKIP defence spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, has urged MP’s to vote for the renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent saying, “Opposition to a Trident replacement is grossly irresponsible and damaging to Britain’s national security.”

    The Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire MEP added, “Renewing Trident not only safeguard’s Britain’s security, but it also ensures the UK’s place on the world stage.”

    Mr Hookem’s comments come as MPs are due to vote on a replacement for Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent programme, which currently sees a nuclear-armed submarine continuously patrolling somewhere in the world’s oceans throughout the year.

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  • UKIP defence spokesman blasts the MoD after commons committee highlights deteriorating armed forces living standards

    Posted on July 13

    MikeHookam.jpgUKIP defence spokesman Mike Hookem MEP has blasted the Ministry of Defence, saying “it is time to end the government sanctioned culture of housing our heroes in sties.”

    Mr Hookem’s comments come following a report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee which found the Ministry of Defence and its contractor Carillion Amey were "badly letting down service families".

    Former soldier and senior UKIP official Mr Hookem said, “From speaking to military families up and down the country, I know the appalling conditions many of these brave people are forced to live in and the demoralising effect this has.”

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  • Siemens' continued investment in Hull a sign of things to come in post-Brexit era

    Posted on July 12

    Mike_Hookem.jpgHull MEP Mike Hookem has welcomed the announcement from Siemens that they will continue to invest in the UK despite threats during the referendum campaign that Brexit would lead to job losses. The UKIP politician, who argued that Siemens would stay in the UK in the result of Brexit despite scaremongering from Labour politicians lead by Karl Turner MP, called the news "a welcome boost to local economies."

    It follows the news of a multi-million-pound investment in the City by INEOS Oxide to expand its ethyl acetate production which Mr Hookem called "a sign of things to come in a post-Brexit era."

    Mr Hookem’s comments come after INEOS said the decision was “based on its confidence in the UK economy and its ability to continue to deliver for its customers”. The INEOS investment was the first of its type in Hull since the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23rd June.

    "Today's announcement is great news for Hull and for other areas which can benefit from investment from Siemens and companies like it, particularly when we leave the EU and become a more flexible, competitive country," he said.

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