After Tory Laura Sandys announced that she will step down as MP for South Thanet at the next General Election, a timely poll for UKIP in the constituency shows support surging to 30%.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposed restrictions on EU migrants show that UKIP is now clearly setting the agenda in British politics, says UKIP Leader Nigel Farage.
“UKIP has driven the agenda in terms of warning of the dangers of opening up our doors to EU nations like Bulgaria and Romania next year and now we see Cameron and Clegg trying to recover from the UKIP surge.
On Friday Spanish officials opened a British diplomatic bag at the Gibraltarian border. William Dartmouth MEP, who represents the Rock in the European Parliament has demanded action from the Government.
"This is a disgraceful and provocative act that must be roundly condemned by anybody who believes in the rule of law and proper international diplomatic practice.
UKIP Chairman Steve Crowther, who played a leading role in the Slay The Array campaign, hails ‘sensible and realistic’ RWE decision to abandon Bristol Channel windfarm project.
The decision by developers RWE npower to abandon plans to build a huge offshore windfarm just 9 miles off the North Devon coast has been hailed as “sensible and realistic” by UKIP Chairman Steve Crowther who also helped lead the campaign group Slay The Array, which has fought the project for the past two years.
The revelation that not a single work permit for Bulgarian immigrants has been rejected since 2007, according to the country’s ambassador Konstantin Dimitrov, shows how the Coalition government's rhetoric on immigration isn't matched by reality says UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall.
"This government has been spinning the line that it is tougher than Labour on immigration. This proves otherwise.
The 15 MPs who today voted in support of an In/Out referendum being held next year have been congratulated by UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall.
Adam Afriyie’s amendment to bring forward the referendum to 2014 was rejected in the House of Commons by 249 to 15.
"I am happy to congratulate those 15 MPs who had the courage of their convictions to stand up and be counted. They are clearly politicians of principle while meanwhile it appears many Conservatives just want to use the issue as a means of getting re-elected.
MPs have today demonstrated how they are only interested in an EU referendum if it helps them get re-elected, according to UKIP Spokesman Tim Aker.
Adam Afriyie’s amendment to bring forward an In/Out EU referendum to next year was rejected by 249 to 15.
“With the doors opening to Romania and Bulgaria next year, you would have thought MPs would be keen to have an EU referendum as soon as possible.