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  • Peter Jewell appointed Justice Spokesman

    Posted on December 06

    PeterJewellRole.jpgPeter Jewell said, "Having previously served as Magistrate for twenty years and a Director and Trustee of the Magistrates Association I have seen at first hand the issues facing our Courts, Prison service and our wider system of justice. Court processes from charging to sentencing are a disorganised mess, we are seeing the closure of courts, the lowering of standards and the cutting of costs to court operations and allied organisations such as the National Probation Service and Citizens Advice Witness Service.

    "We have also seen detrimental changes to the Civil Courts and the Tribunal process as well as cutbacks in legal aid. So one of my major roles as UKIP's Justice Spokesman will be to highlight these issues and lay out ways to improve things. I believe that the court process has to be efficient but that justice should have no cost.

    "Furthermore, it is obvious that there are significant issues in our prisons, clearly the Prison Service needs to improve it's operations but also we need to take a look at the rehabilitation process and how we deal with hardened criminals.

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  • The EU and UKIP agree on the Single Market

    Posted on December 06

    S3u70E9A.jpgMichel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has confirmed what UKIP has been saying all along: to remain in the Single Market we would have to keep open borders and unlimited mass immigration from the EU.

    He said that, "The Single Market and its four freedoms are indivisible. Cherry-picking is not an option."

    Gerard Batten MEP, the UKIP Brexit spokesman responded, “This confirms what the then Prime Minister, David Cameron said in June, “the British public would be voting, if we Leave, to leave the EU and leave the Single Market”.

    “We in UKIP had made it plain during the Referendum that to control our borders and immigration we would have to leave the Single Market. But in doing so, like every other non-EU country in the world, we would retain access to the Single Market under WTO rules.

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  • Ray Finch MEP appointed UKIP's new Housing Spokesman

    Posted on December 06

    RayFinchRole.jpgRay Finch MEP said, "Housing is one of the most critical issues facing the nation today.

    "Ordinary people are finding it impossible to either buy a home or get a council house. Both because of either increased demand through migration and the loss of council stock. It is particularly a problem for young people who cannot even get a foot on the housing ladder. We must break this deadlock.

    "First we must increase municipal building primarily on brownfield land. These properties must also be built well and of a sufficient size. The UK has the smallest average room size for new build properties in Western Europe. This is wrong and we must bring in legislation to resolve this.

    "Council waiting lists must prioritise locally born and resident people and ex-military. We look after our own first. Housing is one of the key factors in quality of life. Our duty is to help the people of our nation. Helping them to have a secure roof over their heads is a major part of this commitment."

     

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  • Controlling Immigration is key to promoting integration

    Posted on December 06

    peterwhittle.jpgUKIP Deputy Leader Peter Whittle commenting on the Casey Report said, "What is surprising about the Casey Report into “Opportunity and Integration” published yesterday was that anybody was surprised at all.

    "In highlighting the increasing segregation which exists between some communities the report confirms my huge concerns about the public policy of multiculturalism which over past decades has highlighted separateness and division.

    "The report also highlights in disturbing detail how the impact of untrammelled mass immigration has reinforced this process. We have as she clearly points out become a society where immigration – something that has always happened, but at a manageable level – is something that hasn’t just happened, but has been done to us. Nobody was asked, nobody was consulted and nobody gave permission for the Government to sign up to a situation where, year on year over 300,000 people arrive, net.

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  • Tory MPs accused of Brexit Hijack

    Posted on December 06

    S3u70E9A.jpgAfter reports that Tory backbenchers plan to join forces with Labour in a Brexit Commons vote tomorrow UKIP's Brexit Spokesman Gerard Batten MEP said, "The anti-Brexit majority in the Commons is clearly planning to use the drawn out Article 50 process to hijack Brexit. That is a total disgrace. More than 17 million Brexit voters are entitled to be disgusted. Only a surge of support for UKIP can get the establishment parties back into line, as it has done before.

    "If Tory MPs vote with Labour on this issue they will be putting themselves in opposition to the people.

    "The Referendum result was very clear: the British people voted to leave the European Union. This was not dependent on any ‘deal’, and the voters’ decision was not conditional in any way.

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