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Posted on February 28
UKIP Defence Spokesman, Bill Etheridge was furious as news emerged about further issues with the UK’s new generation ships.Continue reading...
The new Type 26 Frigates are to be fitted with launchers that will not fire a British made missile. It means US Tomahawk missiles will have to be bought a massive extra cost. However, the Ministry of Defence’s £178billion ten-year equipment plan does not currently include any money which is allocated for their purchase.
This news comes after revelations that the Type 45 destroyer has engines that are so noisy they can be heard by a Russian submarine 100 miles away and break down in warmer waters. The UK's own submarine fleet was recently revealed to be all in dock due to breakdowns and refits, with only one vessel out on sea trials.
Posted on February 27
UKIP’s spokesman on Women and Equalities issues has called on West Midlands Police to explain a series of Tweets on the horrific crime of female genital mutilation.
Margot Parker MEP said she was disgusted to read a West Midlands Police, (WMP,) Tweet on Sunday, which stated it would refrain from prosecuting those responsible for inflicting FGM, the implication being that it would be counter-productive in terms of community cohesion and family stability.
Mrs Parker has written to the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Director of Public Prosecutions and Home Secretary Amber Rudd.
The East Midlands MEP said: “The Tweet was deleted but further Tweets which attempted to clarify the position of WMP on this sickening crime just added to the confusion.Continue reading...
Posted on February 27
UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has launched a petition calling on the Government to prevent councils from discriminating against drivers of diesel cars.
She said: “There is a growing move to charge drivers of diesel cars extra for parking and travelling in city centres - even though the Government encouraged people to buy them by highlighting their efficiency and low CO2 emissions.
“That’s why this complete policy U-turn is unfair. People with diesel cars should not now be suddenly discriminated against, charged more for parking or forced to pay additional costs to use their vehicles.
“My petition is calling upon Prime Minister Theresa May to protect people who purchased diesel cars, which remain amongst the most efficient vehicles available.Continue reading...
Posted on February 24
Following UKIP's tremendous campaign in Stoke-on-Trent Central, Party Leader Paul Nuttall declared in the early hours this morning: "There's a lot more to come from us."
"Our time will come," he told assembled a massive media throng.Continue reading...
Posted on February 23
Responding to today’s migration statistics UKIP Immigration Spokesman John Bickley said, “Almost 600 thousand migrants arrived in the UK last year according to figures released by the ONS this morning. After emigration is subtracted - including 228,000 UK citizens that is a city the size of Hull arriving to stay permanently.
“Today’s migration figures show yet again that the Tories’ promise of reducing immigration to the tens of thousands is a hollow promise: are they misleading the British people or incompetent, most likely both.
“Earlier this week the Brexit minister David Davis let the cat out of the bag by indicating that uncontrolled immigration from the EU may never be brought under control. What happened to Vote Leave to 'take back control'.
“The Conservatives have no intention of controlling immigration: non-EU immigration is something that the Government have total control of and yet they have totally failed in bringing the numbers down in any meaningful way. They simply cannot be trusted to control immigration and our borders.Continue reading...