Statement on the death of Bob Crow from Nigel Farage:
"I am sad at the death of Bob Crow. On a personal level I liked him. I agreed one hundred percent with him on the issue of the EU and that working class people were having their chances damaged by EU membership."
UKIP wants to engage with the Commonwealth and celebrate its integrity and diversity, but in order to do so, we must first disengage ourselves from the increasingly ambitious European Union, that nullifies our trade deals and continues to exploit many of our Commonwealth partners says UKIP's Amjad Bashir.
UKIP’s Lord Pearson of Rannoch who last year tabled a bill, which now awaits it's Second Reading in the House of Lords, to decriminalise the non-payment of the licence fee has today welcomed the plans backed by ministers that would mean that it would no longer be a criminal offence to refuse to pay the TV licence fee.
“UKIP has been aware in recent weeks of relentless activity by Times journalists aiming to derail its rapid rise in popularity. This has included questioning about the private lives of party staff that would disgrace the now defunct News of The World.
As announced by Suzanne Evans on the Daily Politics show today, UKIP will be holding an Action Day in Harlow on Saturday 29th March.
Meeting at the Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way, Harlow, Essex CM18 7BL at 10.30 for 11am.
Responding to the accusation by Leanne Wood, Plaid Cymru's Leader, that UKIP is "un-Welsh" Nathan Gill, UKIP's lead MEP Candidate for Wales said:
"I have been called today by dozens of our supporters and members who are horrified by Plaid Cymru Leader, Leanne Woods claim that somehow to vote UKIP means that you are un-Welsh. What is un-Welsh about wanting to put power back into the hands of people? The EU is un-democratic. We love Europe, but not the EU superstate, with its power grab to Brussels at the expense of Nations and the regions. Was it not Brussels that wreaked havoc on the farmers of Wales with EID, and Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans having to admit that there was nothing that she could do to stop it.
Former England Test cricketer Neal Radford has announced his intention to stand for UKIP in the local elections.
Having played professional cricket since 1979, Mr. Radford eventually settled in Worcestershire and currently has family there. He has been involved with Business Consultancy work for many years and currently runs a Sports related business. He is involved in clubs, schools and charity work with the Lord's Taveners, as well as sitting on the Board of Worcestershire County Cricket Club. His career saw him represent England at international level in both Test matches and One Day Internationals.