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  • UKIP response to Lord Ashcroft Polls

    Posted on July 22

    Tim Aker MEP said: "The results of these polls are welcome news showing that UKIP continues to make steady progress and is on course to make a historic impact in next year's General Election.

    "There is of course much work to be done but with hard work, the targeting of resources and of course the continued support of the British people we have every confidence that the UKIP fox will well and truly be in the Westminster Hen house come next May."

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  • Landmark Poll shows UKIP on course to win Thurrock

    Posted on July 22

    TimAkerHOP.gifA new poll commissioned by Lord Ashcroft today has revealed that UKIP is currently on course to make history in the constituency of Thurrock next year by electing a UKIP MP.

    The poll shows UKIP leading on 36% in the constituency, with Labour trailing on 30% and the Conservatives with 28%.

    UKIP MEP and prospective Thurrock candidate Tim Aker said: "This poll shows that the people of Thurrock are ready to make history next year by electing a UKIP MP.

    "I will be putting my heart and soul in to campaigning over the next year, as I have for the past few years, into showing the people of Thurrock why UKIP represents the best option for the constituency and the change they want to see. As the only local candidate who is from the borough I want to see Thurrock lead the country in doing politics differently; fewer soundbites, more straight talking.

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  • UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall responds to Tony Blair's latest speech

    Posted on July 21

    PaulNuttallQT.jpgIn response to Tony Blair saying Europe must develop a strong foreign and defence policy, UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall said: "How utterly astonishing that Tony Blair, the warmonger, after stating that he wants the EU to have a stronger foreign and defence policy, should then call UKIP backwards? He must be bored without foreign wars to wage and has totally forgotten that the sort of pan-continental military he would no doubt love to rule would not be out of place in Cold War USSR.

    "No Mr Blair, UKIP is forward-thinking, not backwards. We want a nimble and free United Kingdom, with strong ties across the entire globe, not a glacial paced, economically stagnant, outmoded continental block that is not fit for purpose in the 21st century. Our view is that of international trade, not myopic regional warfare underpinned by stifling interdependency."

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  • Conservative cabinet are not politicians. They are the mouthpieces of a failing party in desperate self-preservation mode

    Posted on July 21

    SteveWoolfe.jpgUKIP's Steven Woolfe said: "Hammond may be talking the talk but he cannot walk the walk. He has in effect 9 months to prove to the British people that the Conservatives can renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU, before he, along with the rest of the coalition Government, are put up for election. With the long summer recess on both sides of the Channel, and you are looking at the UK managing to push for renegotiation of EU treaties in less than six months if they are to bring anything back to British voter of substance. This cannot, and will not happen.

    "What it boils down to is Hammond having one job to do between now and the elections, which is peddle all the right lines to try to win over UKIP. But UKIP voters can see through this. They gave up on Cameron's lip service a long time ago and know who they can trust. They can pick apart all the spin to reveal what lies beneath: a failing party in desperate self-preservation m​ode.

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  • Electoral Commission proven once again to be not fit for purpose

    Posted on July 17

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has responded to the Parliamentary Ombudsman's report today regarding the Electoral Commission's competence in the case of donations to the Liberal Democrats from 5th Avenue Partners.

    The report found that the Electoral Commission failed to ask for relevant information concerning the donations. They also did not follow up concerns they had about the robustness of the checks the Liberal Democrats made into the donations they received.

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "The bastion of a 21st century democracy has to be transparency and accountability yet ElComm's string of abject failings and their subsequent refusal to recognise any charges of maladministration calls the very basis of our political system in to question.

    "The fact that the Liberal Democrats got away scot free with a £2.4m donation prior to the last election from a convicted fraudster is appalling. These are the sort of amounts that help shape and determine election results.

    "UKIP meanwhile has been constantly hounded by the Electoral Commission on matters of no substantive basis and has had very credible concerns brushed aside with utter derision shows that what should be an independent and just arbiter of democratic practise in the UK is instead an organisation left with very little credibility and extremely questionable judgement.

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