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  • King case shows danger of European Arrest Warrant

    Posted on September 01

    124939.jpgDiane James, UKIP's Home Affairs and Justice spokesman writes:

    It could be an episode of US medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. The tragic tale of a young child, terminally ill with a brain tumour, taken from hospital by parents who flea overseas to try to find treatment for their little boy. But behind the twists and turns of this extremely sad story lies an insidious threat to the UK Criminal Justice System. For now we see two dedicated parents, who simply due to acting against perceived medical advice, have been arrested and face an extradition hearing while their sick son lies alone during these crucial days in a foreign hospital.

    When asked, many parents would say they would do anything for their children. This particular case poses many questions, from the sort of treatments available in British hospitals, to the reach of the law over the guardianship of parents, the reluctance of hospitals to seek Care Orders, and finally to the judgement of the police who have chased these parents across Europe like criminals of the highest order. It’s on the latter that I wish to focus. The implications of such police judgement, through the lens of a system where the ability to arrest and hold in prison, without significant evidence, now stretches across twenty eight countries.

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  • UKIP Leadership Election announced

    Posted on September 01

    Today, nominations open for the position of UKIP Party Leader as Nigel Farage MEP's four-year term is due to end on November 5.

    Nominations close on Monday, September 15 at 5pm with the counting of the votes to take place on Thursday, October 23.

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  • UKIP in the lead in Clacton

    Posted on August 30

    BwUK1p1CAAAp5v3.jpgThe Mail on Sunday leads on a poll that gives UKIP and Douglas Carswell a 44 point lead over the Tories in Clacton.

    The poll conducted by Survation shows that Douglas Carswell and UKIP on 64% with the Conservatives on 20% and the other Parties trailing behind that.

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  • Police need to rethink the way they record crimes, says Amjad

    Posted on August 29

    UKIP Communities spokesman Amjad Bashir is demanding a sea change in police methods of recording crimes following the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

    "An official report has particularly highlighted the South Yorkshire Constabulary for wrongly describing 23% of rape reports as 'no crime', which just beggars belief," said Mr Bashir, one of UKIP's Yorkshire MEPs.

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  • What a load of hot air! Now Brussels wants a ban on hairdryers

    Posted on August 29

    More EU hot air over less hot air has been condemned by UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall.

    "The lunatics running the asylum are now contemplating banning high wattage household devices such as hair dryers, kettles and smartphones," the Party's deputy leader said.

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