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Posted on July 01
UKIP’s West Midlands MEPs have today launched a three-pronged attack at “plane crazy” calls by a Wolverhampton MP, who never flies, to increase a tax on the cost of flights.
The Party’s national Transport Spokesman Jill Seymour, and fellow West Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge, believes pie-in-the-sky suggestions made by Wolverhampton South West MP Rob Marris to raise the tax on flights which leads to soaring costs to flights, show the Labour politician is completely out of touch.
Mr Marris has opposed the axing of air passenger duty (APD) despite admitting that he has not flown for years.Continue reading...
UKIP Defence Spokesman says "Cameron should concentrate on fighting terrorists not preaching semantics to the BBC"Posted on June 30
Mike Hookem has said the Prime Minister should concentrate on protecting British people against terrorists rather than telling the BBC to refer to the terror group as Islamic State.
His comments come as Cameron said Muslims would "recoil" at the name used to "justify the perversion of a great religion."
"The Prime Minister's focus should be on securing our borders from the terrorist threat - which won't be achieved by a bit of fencing - not worrying about who he may or may not upset when the atrocities committed by Islamic State are described in the media."Continue reading...
Posted on June 29
David McNarry MLA, UKIP’s leader in Northern Ireland, has put down a matter of the day motion in the Assembly for debate tomorrow on the atrocities carried out by IS against British, Irish and other tourists.
“My motion is designed to allow the Assembly to speak out and join in the free world’s condemnation of the chilling IS murderous attack on holiday makers in a Tunisian resort.”
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Posted on June 27
UKIP Defence Spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, has encouraged the entire country to “get behind our armed forces and their families, even in a small way” and thank them “for their sacrifices in defending our culture, our way of life and our freedoms”.
Speaking after laying a wreath at the National Arboretum for Armed Forces Day 2015, Mike said; “In these times, when our national security is threatened by a wide range of aggressors, it is important to pay tribute to those who put themselves in harms way to defend our country and our people.”
“I would encourage everyone to show members of our armed forces, both past and present the respect they deserve and give them a pat on the back or a word of thanks for the sacrifices they make on our behalf.”Continue reading...
Posted on June 26
Mike Hookem MEP, UKIP defence spokesman has described today’s terrorist attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait as “the work of utter cowards” and said that his thoughts are with “all those caught up in these dreadful events”.
Speaking about the attack targeting tourists sunbathing on a beach in the Tunisian holiday resort of Sousse, which left 28 British, German and Belgium nationals dead, Mike said; “The terrorists picked the softest possible target to maximise the impact of their attack. Their actions are utterly disgusting and no ideology can excuses their actions.”
“The simple fact is those who order or perpetrate such horrific acts are utter cowards!”Continue reading...