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Posted on April 26
Speaking today to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Brussels UKIP’s Nigel Farage called for the Hungarian people to have their own chance to regain their freedom and independence from the EU. He also complemented Orbán’s resistance to different European policies but slammed the outrageous level of interference the institutions are now showing in national politics
Nigel Farage MEP said: “You spoke today, and you behaved today, as the leader of a nation. But isn’t it becoming obvious that as a member of the European Union actually you are not a nation. No, you’re not the leader of a nation and these people will go on interfering in the lives of Hungarian people.
”Surely logic says its time you gave the Hungarian people a referendum on whether they stay part of the European Union or not. Who knows, you might come and join the Brexit club and then we could fight for a group of democratic states working together, trading together and put this nonsense behind us.”Continue reading...
Posted on April 26
The Public Accounts Committee report on fraud in the International Aid budget was scathing about the dismissive attitude to fraud displayed by both the Foreign and International Development departments which suggested that there was no significant problem with fraud.
Lisa Duffy, UKIP's Foreign Aid spokesman said, "As the Committee made clear, it isn't good enough to wave a hand and claim not to be able to divulge who is committing the fraud, it is imperative that people are able to know who is stealing their hard earned taxes.
"That the Committee itself seems to accept that there are both "legal and cultural sensitivities" in divulging the identities of the fraudsters is equally worrying.
"We have our own cultural sensitivity here in the UK, the one in which tax payers money is accounted for and accountable.Continue reading...
Posted on April 25
UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said: “Mrs May doesn’t have much of a Brexit plan to start with but Labour’s plans are even worse than hers.
“Mrs May intends to fudge exit so we leave in name but not in reality, Labour’s plan is to not even pretend to have left. Under their plans, we might as well not even bother. This is as near as you can get to staying in without remaining within the EU.
“Their fixation on going back and back to Parliament is merely cover for a desire to block Brexit and at best will hearten the EU to play the hardest ball possible during the next two years of negotiations.
“UKIP is the only party with a policy for leaving the EU quickly, cleanly and completely. Brexit must mean Exit.”Continue reading...
Posted on April 24
UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall, Deputy Leader Peter Whittle, Education Spokesman David Kurten and Women's and Equality Spokesman Margot Parker today launched the broad UKIP integration agenda.
UKIP Deputy Leader and Culture Spokesman Peter Whittle has renewed calls for a total ban on face coverings in a public place:
"UKIP are the only political party committed to passing a law against the wearing of face coverings in public places. Face coverings are a deliberate barrier to integration and, in many contexts, a security risk too. The time has come to outlaw them. People should show their face in a public place. This is a policy that is already enacted in France, Belgium, Holland and Austria, and in parts of Spain, Italy, Denmark, Latvia and Lithuania in Europe alone. It is a normal, modern and reasonable response to a problem faced today.
"We are also calling for postal voting on demand to be scrapped and a return to a higher threshold of demonstrable need before a postal vote is granted. Postal votes on demand have led to a boom in electoral fraud and vote-stealing, especially among minority communities.Continue reading...
Posted on April 24
UKIP's Integration Agenda was launched in London today. The policy document addresses a wide range of cultural issues that have worked against communities coming together. You can read it here:Continue reading...