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Posted on July 06
The “no” vote in Greece is a vote for true recognition of democracy at its finest – in the very birthplace of democracy itself, says UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall
Welcoming the referendum rejecting the terms of an international bailout, Mr Nuttall said: “I applaud the Greek people. They have had their say. That is exactly how it should be – a proud sovereign nation sticking up for itself.”
And Mr Nuttall condemned the EU’s efforts to impose more austerity in Greece saying “the people never asked for it, voted for it, and certainly never deserved it”.Continue reading...
Posted on July 03
UKIP Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem MEP has spoken out against using only airstrikes to defeat Islamic State in Syria, saying the strategy would be “totally ineffective in combating the extremist jihadist group”.Continue reading...
Mr Hookem said the suggestion by the Conservatives of using fighter aircraft to bomb Syria was a “simplistic and predictable response to fix the failures of consecutive governments in tackling Islamic extremism.”
Posted on July 01
UKIP’s West Midlands MEPs have today launched a three-pronged attack at “plane crazy” calls by a Wolverhampton MP, who never flies, to increase a tax on the cost of flights.
The Party’s national Transport Spokesman Jill Seymour, and fellow West Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge, believes pie-in-the-sky suggestions made by Wolverhampton South West MP Rob Marris to raise the tax on flights which leads to soaring costs to flights, show the Labour politician is completely out of touch.
Mr Marris has opposed the axing of air passenger duty (APD) despite admitting that he has not flown for years.Continue reading...
UKIP Defence Spokesman says "Cameron should concentrate on fighting terrorists not preaching semantics to the BBC"Posted on June 30
Mike Hookem has said the Prime Minister should concentrate on protecting British people against terrorists rather than telling the BBC to refer to the terror group as Islamic State.
His comments come as Cameron said Muslims would "recoil" at the name used to "justify the perversion of a great religion."
"The Prime Minister's focus should be on securing our borders from the terrorist threat - which won't be achieved by a bit of fencing - not worrying about who he may or may not upset when the atrocities committed by Islamic State are described in the media."Continue reading...
Posted on June 29
David McNarry MLA, UKIP’s leader in Northern Ireland, has put down a matter of the day motion in the Assembly for debate tomorrow on the atrocities carried out by IS against British, Irish and other tourists.
“My motion is designed to allow the Assembly to speak out and join in the free world’s condemnation of the chilling IS murderous attack on holiday makers in a Tunisian resort.”
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