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  • What we demand: Six key tests to prove Brexit means Exit

    Posted on March 27

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  • Statement on Douglas Carswell resignation

    Posted on March 25

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, "Douglas Carswell has announced today that he is resigning from UKIP, to sit as an independent MP. He has said that he is doing this “cheerfully and amicably”. 

    "This is not a surprise. I was elected on a pledge to forge unity in the party, and have had many discussions with key players to try and make that happen, but it had become increasingly clear to me that some things were simply beyond reach.

    "Douglas was genuinely committed to Brexit, but was never a comfortable Ukipper. On Monday, he had been due to meet with the National Executive Committee to answer various questions relating to longstanding issues, including published allegations that he had joined us in order to try to minimise Nigel Farage’s involvement in the Referendum. 

    "Douglas’s defection to UKIP in 2014, along with Mark Reckless, and the two by-elections we fought successfully for them, proved that UKIP was capable of getting members elected to Parliament – albeit, it was still a tough task (as I know only too well, personally).

    "Our party has not benefited financially or organisationally from having Douglas in Westminster. With this in mind, his departure will make no difference to my ability or focus on delivering the reforms I promised when elected as Leader.

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  • Fine words are not enough, we must take action

    Posted on March 23

    Paul Nuttall, the UKIP leader has called for action following the Jihadist attack on Westminster. He pointed out that the BBC security editor Frank Gardner has revealed that the security services must now track more than 3,000 Islamic extremists and that there are simply too many to track all the time. This is up from 1,000 a few years ago. So this problem is getting worse and is now out of control.

    Mr Nuttall said, "It is estimated that more than 400 jihadis have been allowed back to the UK from Syria - this is grossly irresponsible. With the military defeat of ISIS in Mosul and the likely defeat in Syria thousands of battle hardened terrorists are likely to be fleeing into Europe, with many expected to try to enter the UK. Nobody who chose to fight for ISIS should be allowed back. 

    "Though we now know that the individual concerned was born in the UK this shows that we clearly have an integration crisis. It is time for the Government to actually start confronting practices that are dividing off Muslim communities; FGM, sharia tribunals, first cousin marriage, forced marriage, so-called "honour" violence etc etc. All are unacceptable in Britain.

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  • Statement from UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall

    Posted on March 22

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, "A terrible attack on our democracy has taken place today. My thoughts tonight go out to the victims of this terrorist atrocity and their families.

    "Once again the emergency services have demonstrated the extraordinary work they do on our behalf. That a police officer is among the dead underlines the debt of gratitude we all owe those who work to keep us safe.

    "In the coming hours and days more information will doubtlesly emerge about the attacker or attackers and their motivation. In the meantime everyone should resolve that terrorism will never beat us."

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  • Why does HS2 need 17 different PR companies on its books?

    Posted on March 22

    38qr96Hi.jpegUKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour today demanded to know why an astonishing seventeen different PR agencies have been appointed to work on the HS2 project – all funded by the taxpayer.

    The Department of Transport disclosed the information in response to a parliamentary question over the number of external agencies appointed to assist the HS2 management team.

    “This is a disgusting waste of our hard-earned money on a project which is neither wanted, nor needed,” said Mrs Seymour.

    “I have opposed HS2 from the start, and this preposterous and distasteful revelation proves why I am right to have done so. It’s a never-ending gravy train, with taxpayers forking out for all the fuel.”

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