UKIP MEP candidate for the south east Janice Atkinson today put out a statement rebutting stories in two Labour-supporting newspapers which claimed she believed it would take years for Britain to leave the EU and that jobs could be at risk.
A Business for Britain report which has revealed a £12.2 billion cost to British business since the Lisbon Treaty was ratified has been cited as another example of damaging EU meddling by UKIP's Head of Policy Unit Tim Aker.
Flooding in Somerset comes as no surprise as this report from last March shows UKIP MEP William Dartmouth advising that local rivers should be dredged.
Nigel Farage has announced three new appointments to UKIP’s frontbench team of spokesmen in a move to get the party “battle ready” for the challenges ahead.
Steven Woolfe will become the party’s economic spokesman, stepping up after a successful spell as City spokesman where he has highlighted EU threats to the British financial sector.
Suzanne Evans will become the party’s communities spokesman, drawing on her experience as a councillor in Merton, a school governor and an NHS patients’ campaigner to highlight quality of life issues.
And Margot Parker will become the party’s employment spokesman, building on her success in highlighting youth unemployment as a crucial issue during the Corby by-election.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has today accepted Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg's challenge of a debate on the European Union.
Mr. Farage also laid down the gauntlet to the Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Leader Ed Miliband, saying that he would like for them to both be involved in the debate too.
UKIP Director of Communications Patrick O’Flynn said: “A televised leaders’ debate for the European elections is a very interesting idea.
“But it would be ridiculous if Nick Clegg were to refuse to extend his invitation to David Cameron and Ed Miliband too.