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  • Nigel Farage writes in The Daily Telegraph today

    Posted on July 30

    Nigel-Farge.jpgThe Prime Minister has scored a brilliant summer hit with the headline writers. “EU migrant benefit curbs fast-tracked”; “Government announces limits on EU migrants’ benefits access”; “New rules on migrant benefits to be announced as UK makes system more robust against abuse”; and “Further curbs to migrant access to benefits announced”.

    Except, of course, these headlines are from December, January, February and April respectively. His latest announcements on Europe and welfare are just a matter of the Government still trying to play catch-up with public opinion.

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  • A Turkish political ally of Cameron says woman mustn’t laugh in public

    Posted on July 30

    One of the most senior members of the Turkish government sparked an outcry on Tuesday, after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public.

    The deputy prime minister, Bülent Arinc, one of the co-founders of the ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development (AK) Party said:

    "A man should be moral but women should be moral as well, they should know what is decent and what is not decent"

    "She should not laugh loudly in front of all the world and should preserve her decency at all times," Arinc said in a speech on Monday, in the western Bursa region for the Bayram holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

    Responding Nigel Farage, UKIP leader and spokesman on Foreign Affairs said:

    “Enough with the jokes. We are obviously into the silly season when a key political ally of David Cameron says woman should not laugh in public.

    They say the problem with political jokes it that they often get elected and this has proven to be the case here.

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  • UKIP’s Transport Spokesman condemns Arriva Trains Wales

    Posted on July 30

    JillSeymour.jpgUKIP’s transport spokesman has condemned Arriva Trains Wales for its plans to axe morning rush-hour trains across the heart of Shropshire.

    Jill Seymour described it as the latest ‘kick in the teeth’ to rural commuters who relied on a quality public transport network more than most.

    Mrs Seymour, who represents UKIP on the European Union’s transport committee, was reacting to news that Arriva Trains Wales plans to stop its morning service from Wrexham to Birmingham, calling at Chirk, Gobowen, Shrewsbury and Telford.

    A feeder service which departs from Shrewsbury at 7am across the border into North Wales is also facing the axe when the new timetable comes into force next year.

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  • UKIP Migration Spokesman hits out at "cynical and vacuous" Cameron

    Posted on July 29

    SteveWoolfe.jpgUKIP's Migration Spokesman Steven Woolfe has responded to an article from the Prime Minister today by branding the government's immigration approach as "cynical and vacuous".

    Steven Woolfe said: "Once again we have David Cameron attempting to sound tough on immigration. It is nothing more than a cynical and vacuous attempt to fool the British public.

    "Cameron says nobody can be entitled to something for nothing - yet he still wants migrants to be able to claim benefits for three months having contributed nothing. This is the same government which currently hands out £1.7 million per month to migrant families for free social housing and cannot stop migration from any country inside or joining in the future.

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  • UKIP’s Health Spokesman expresses outrage at NHS payoffs

    Posted on July 29

    LouiseBours.jpgUKIP’s Health spokesman, Louise Bours is “utterly outraged” by the £1.6bn that has been spent on axing bosses from the NHS in the last four years.

    She said: “It makes you wonder if those at the top of the NHS really care about patients at all.

    “As a body funded by the public, those running the NHS should not pay more redundancy than the statutory cap.

    “These gilt edged redundancy payments have cost £108million more than they should have, that’s enough money to hire over 7,500 extra nurses.

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