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  • UKIP London Assembly member Peter Whittle - Education is not enough, police prosecutions needed to stamp out the appalling practice of FGM

    Posted on May 25

    PWWEBFGM.jpgToday at his first Mayor's Question Time at City Hall UKIP London Assembly member Peter Whittle asked the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, about the prospect of bringing about the prosecution of the perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM) and asked whether he would ensure that the Metropolitan Police Service bring to bear the full force of the law on the perpetrators of this appalling practice.

    In his question Peter Whittle noted that between 2009 and 2014, 4,000 women and girls in London were treated for FGM, yet, despite being a crime, of which there is a much increased public awareness, there has yet to be a successful prosecution.

    Replying to Peter Whittle's question the new Mayor of London Sadiq Khan agreed with Peter that that it was disappointing that there has been no successful prosecution and that it was a form of violence against women and girls. In his reply he said that education would be the most effective tool to deal with the issue of FGM.

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  • University of Wolverhampton slammed for its pro-EU letter

    Posted on May 24

    Jill_Seymour.jpgBrexit campaigners have slammed the University of Wolverhampton for issuing a letter to students, urging them to vote for Britain to remain in the European Union.

    West Midlands MEP Jill Seymour, and the chairman of the West Midlands branch of Young Independence, Councillor Thomas Hoof, condemned the university for its ‘shamelessly manipulative and one-sided’ views.

    They claimed the university, which has bases in both Wolverhampton and Telford, should be remaining non-partisan during the campaign.

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  • UKIP Deputy Chairman William Dartmouth calls on the PM to be honest with the British people over Turkey potentially joining the EU

    Posted on May 23

    Darthmouth.jpgUKIP's Deputy Chairman William Dartmouth MEP has today called on Prime Minister David Cameron to be honest with the British people over Turkey potentially joining the European Union.

    "Just a few weeks ago Mr Cameron re-affirmed to the House of Commons his commitment to Turkey joining the EU.

    "But in the past few days  he has dismissed as scaremongering stories that Turkey with its population of 77 million people will be fast tracked into membership" said Mr Dartmouth.

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  • A Queen's speech of a Government at Sea

    Posted on May 18

    PaulNuttall1.jpgPaul Nuttall MEP, the UKIP Deputy Leader poured cold water on today's Queen Speech as "a mixed bag and light on major announcements, clearly the Government's highest priority is pushing for a Remain vote in the impending EU Referendum".

    He said: "It was revealing to examine what didn't made it into the list of Bills announced today, such as the previously much talked about but now dropped Sovereignty Bill.

    "It being dropped from the Government's legislative agenda just goes to show really how much of a con job Cameron's "re-negotiation" has been.

    "There was a big fist of Tory MPs convinced to support Cameron's decision to support the 'Remain' side by promises of a Sovereignty Bill, and they must now feel utterly betrayed by the man they're whipped into cheerleading.

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  • Latest employment figures show we need Brexit to put British workers first

    Posted on May 18

    jane-collins.jpgUKIP Employment spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP has said the latest employment statistics "showed why we need Brexit to put British workers first."

    Statistics released today by the ONS showed a dramatic increase in the number of non-UK EU workers active in the UK's labour market.

    "Because of EU enlargement and the free movement of people we have 2.15 million workers from the EU - a huge boon to multinational companies who can exploit the oversupply of labour to keep their wages low but not so good for the parts of Britain with serious unemployment problems.

    "In the north in particular we have black spots for youth unemployment which has a detrimental effect for the whole of society as some even see turning to crime as a career choice.

    "But what does the government and the Westminster elite care when it means they can get cheap nannies and cleaners.

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