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UKIP membership hits a new record high as the party goes from strength to strength in advance of next month’s European and local electionsPosted on April 21
UKIP is today delighted to announce that the party’s membership has topped 36,000 – with a new surge of applications having followed Nigel Farage’s televised debates against Nick Clegg.
The confirmed membership now stands at 36,015, with staff at the party’s headquarters in Newton Abbot, Devon, still working around the clock to get through a glut of applications.Continue reading...
UKIP has just launched its biggest ever advertising campaign as the European parliamentary elections battle gets underway in earnestPosted on April 21
UKIP has launched a massive national billboard poster campaign in advance of the European parliamentary elections on May 22.
The campaign has been funded by Yorkshire businessman Paul Sykes and involves a series of hard-hitting messages about the loss of control of key political decisions to the European Union and the impact it is having on ordinary families.
The posters – to be reinforced by digital and newspaper advertising – focus on the wage compression and reduction in employment opportunities suffered by British workers in the wake of open-door EU immigration, the proportion of British laws now being made in Brussels and the cost of the EU.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: “These posters are a hard-hitting reflection of reality as it is experienced by millions of British people struggling to earn a living outside the Westminster bubble. Are we going to ruffle a few feathers among the chattering classes? Yes. Are we bothered about that? Not in the slightest.
“UKIP is hugely grateful to Paul Sykes for his magnificent contribution to the great cause of restoring Britain’s ability to be a self-governing nation. The political earthquake I have spoken of is on its way.”Continue reading...
Posted on April 20
A new poll by Survation has shown that UKIP has built on its breakthrough at the Eastleigh by-election last year, where it came a close runner-up to the Liberal Democrats.
Latest polling shows that in a general election voters in the seat would now return a UKIP MP.
The polling, the latest in a series conducted on behalf of UKIP donor Alan Bown, represents the first time that UKIP has been shown in first place for a parliamentary election.
At last year's by-election UKIP's Diane James pushed her Liberal Democrat opponent to the wire and she is expected to represent the party again in the general election next year. Survation have found that UKIP are now in first place in the seat with 32% support, with the Conservatives now in second place on 28%, the Lib Dems third on 27% and Labour in fourth on 12%.Continue reading...
Posted on April 17
Betrayal is a strong word. But it’s a word we hear a lot in the former Tory strongholds of Buckinghamshire over HS2. The strength of feeling amongst local people who would once have been proud to call themselves Conservatives is hardly surprising. The human cost of Mr Cameron’s absurd white elephant scheme can be measured in terms of unsaleable homes, blighted businesses and communities, devastated farms, retirement plans turned upside down, ill health and worse.
For over four long years, Mr Cameron and his Ministers have delighted in ramming their white elephant HS2 project down the throats of local people, including their party’s dwindling band of loyal supporters. Privately (and occasionally publicly) local Conservative councillors seethe and rage but to date and with two notable exceptions, they have largely stuck by their national party. After 28th April, it remains to be seen how many continue to have the stomach to tough it out in their pro HS2 party when the “let’s stay and fight from within” policy will have so demonstrably failed to stop HS2.Continue reading...
Posted on April 16
Democracy is the best safeguard against war says UKIP Leader Nigel Farage in his latest speech in the European Parliament.Continue reading...