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  • ​Law change on language skills check for Nurses due to determined pressure from UKIP

    Posted on January 29

    Louise_Bours.jpgNurses from the European Union will for the first time have their language skills checked before working for the NHS, ministers will announce today.

    UKIP Health spokeswoman Louise Bours MEP said: "This law change would not have come about without the determined pressure from UKIP.

    "The language test for EU immigrants should be as stringent as the test for non EU immigrants, as it is just as dangerous to be looked after by an EU national that cannot speak English as it is an immigrant from elsewhere.

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  • The Madness of Europe's Industrial Massacre

    Posted on January 29

    UKIP MEP Roger Helmer writes: "Some time ago I was able to address a question on energy prices to Miguel Arias Cañete, described as “Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy”.  His only response was to suggest the completion of a single EU energy market, which I described as “fiddling at the margin”.

    "On Monday January 26th, I attended a meeting of the ITRE Committee in Brussels, and had an opportunity to question Maros Sefcovic, a Commissioner and a Vice President (no less) of the Commission. I put essentially the same question to him, but with a summary of the huge damage which energy prices are doing to European competitiveness, driving jobs and investment out of Europe altogether."

    You can watch Roger Helmer pose that question here: 

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  • The screw in my sofa was too tight - but the whole European Union system has a screw loose

    Posted on January 28

    jonathan_arnott_1.jpgIn his latest column for The Journal, UKIP North East MEP  Jonathan Arnott has written about the saga of his Brussels sofa - and how it is a metaphor for the broken bureaucracy of the EU.

    "I normally write in this column about the major political issues of the day, but nothing better encapsulates what’s wrong with the European Union than the curious incident of the sofa in my office."

    The sofa "...sadly, is a metaphor for the broken bureaucracy of the European Union. Whereas the screw in my sofa was too tight, the system itself has a screw loose."

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  • Holding Turkey to Account

    Posted on January 28

    During a recent European Parliament debate on anti-terrorism measures, UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP called Turkey to account for their lack of action on Islamic State.


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  • 100 days till the election, 100 reasons to vote UKIP

    Posted on January 27

    10952271_798855083495430_5283085457226450293_n.pngWith 100 days to the election, here are the first 10 of 100 great reasons to vote UKIP 

    1. Get Britain out of the European Union
    2. Get control of immigration with an Australian-style, points-based immigration system
    3. £3bn more, annually, into our NHS which desperately needs it
    4. Scrap tuition fees for students studying Science, Tech, Engineering, Maths, or Medical degrees
    5. Pay greater attention to elderly care across the country
    6. Cutting £9bn from our foreign aid budget
    7. Give the people the ability to “recall” their MPs, without parliamentary or MP approval
    8. Stopping our endless, foreign wars
    9. Promoting a British identity, as opposed to failed multiculturalism
    10. Allowing existing schools to become grammar schools

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