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  • UKIP Leader slams Tory paper attack on Thanet

    Posted on March 29

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgUKIP Leader and parliamentary candidate for South Thanet, Nigel Farage, has slammed the Tory-supporting Times newspaper for its scathing attack on South Thanet and its residents today.

    Writing in the Sunday Times newspaper, Camilla Long, the granddaughter of a Tory peer, describe the area as “bilious”, “grubby” and “a small nodule of erupted spleen”. Her outburst has been likened to that of another Times writer, Matthew Parris, who described Clacton-on-Sea as “rancid” just before UKIP’s Douglas Carswell won the by-election there last year.

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  • Nigel Farage announces pledge to make St George's Day a Bank Holiday

    Posted on March 28

    Nigel-Farage-england-566852.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage has today announced our election pledge to make St George's Day a Bank Holiday in a public meeting in Cliffsend in South Thanet today

    UKIP believes England should have a new public holiday on April 23, St George’s Day, or the next Monday if it fell on a weekend. In Wales, we propose that March 1 would be a new day off for the country to honour St David.

    Nigel Farage said: “Surely it’s only fair for us to have a day off to celebrate our own patron saints too? England has been denigrated to such a point that English culture isn’t celebrated in the same way as the national cultures of Scotland and Ireland are.

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  • Steven Woolfe on BBC Question Time

    Posted on March 27

    UKIP Migration spokesman Steven Woolfe who serves as MEP for the North West of England appeared on BBC's 'Question Time' for the first time last night. Watch the highlights of his appearance here:

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  • Lords Economic Affairs Committee backs UKIP's case against HS2

    Posted on March 25

    CA5bmLFWkAAVwX2.jpgAn influential report condemning the controversial HS2 project was welcomed today by UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP and UKIP Transport Spokesman Jill Seymour MEP.

    The House of Lords Economic Committee's report says that the government has no convincing case for the HS2 project.

    "Hooray for this report which echoes what UKIP has been saying for years - HS2 is a white elephant vanity scheme, which we can neither afford and definitely do not need or want," said Paul Nuttall.

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  • Drivers give warm welcome to UKIP’s latest scrap the tolls protest

    Posted on March 24

    scrap-the-tolls-march-2015-604x270_(1).jpgUKIP today held its latest national day of action against Britain’s toll roads, describing them as ‘highway robbery’. Party activists delivered the message by unfurling huge banners at a series of ‘Scrap The Tolls’ demonstrations on road toll sites across the UK. Shropshire and Staffordshire UKIP members congregated at the Mill Lane Bridge, over the M6 Toll at Cheslyn Hay in the West Midlands.

    UKIP Transport spokesman, Jill Seymour MEP, said drivers were already paying more than enough in taxes to deserve free access to the entire UK transport network.

    Mrs Seymour, who is fighting The Wrekin seat at the general election, said: “Charging to use our busiest motorways or trunk roads is adding insult to injury to the already over-burdened British driver.

    “UKIP is opposed to this highway robbery. We want to block the introduction of any new toll roads, and work towards removing existing tolls from publicly owned roads.

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