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  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage welcomes new Loyalist initiative

    Posted on October 13

    Nigel_Farage.jpegWelcoming the Loyalist ‘Unfinished Work’ Initiative, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: “I am proud of the Unfinished Work initiative that David McNarry has undertaken alongside others over the past 18 months. I welcome these positive steps and fully support both the initiative, and the drive towards a fuller, lasting peace that it represents.

    As we have seen recently, there is unfinished business in the Peace process and David has been indefatigable in working to ensure there will be no loose ends.”

    Mr Farage added: “This initiative and today’s announcement broadens the democratic process in Northern Ireland and I believe it will give further confidence to the Unionist community that decisions are taken with their concerns taken seriously.”

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  • Local UKIP MEP expresses his devastation at closure of Redcar steelworks

    Posted on October 12

    Jonathan-Arnott-photo-682x1024_(1).jpgFollowing the news that the coke ovens and blast furnace at the Redcar steelworks are to close local UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott expressed his “devastation”.

    “This is truly devastating news and is the final nail in the coffin. The livelihoods of more than 2,000 people have been thrown on the scrapheap. It is outrageous and could all have been avoided if our government had not been forbidden by the EU from giving state aid.

    “The high pound, Chinese market dumping, high cost of raw materials and especially government-caused artificially-inflated energy prices in an energy-intensive industry have all contributed to temporary unprofitability. Steel is trading at a fraction of the price it did in 2010, but it will recover.

    “The Redcar steelworks was a textbook example of the need for state aid, because now much-needed skills will disappear from our economy.

    “Our government blames EU rules; UKIP blames our government too, for not putting British business above EU rules.  Today is a poignant reminder of how remaining in the European Union costs British jobs.  

    “However, it is not just the jobs of those directly employed that are affected but the suppliers and the small shops and businesses they use. It is all very well putting in money for those made redundant, what new jobs will be created for them?.




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  • Lord Rose deliberately confused Europe with the political union that is called the EU

    Posted on October 12

    CRGgyxDWEAABWU-.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage responds to Lord Rose's speech at the launch of the "Remain" campaign: "Lord Rose deliberately confused Europe with the political union that is called the EU.

    "He argued that we are stronger in the world, have more influence and more clout. Has he forgotten that the United Kingdom no longer even has a seat on the World Trade Organisation and that Brussels now wants a single EU seat on the UN Security Council?

    "He argues that in order to trade we have to have free movement of people. Nowhere else in the world is that the case. To think that UK manufactured cars would face tariffs when we import hundreds of thousands more cars from Germany shows utter detachment from the realities of trade.

    "To argue that his is the patriotic position is turning the truth on its head. The EU has a star spangled banner. He's welcome to it. I prefer the Union Flag."

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  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage on the Leave EU campaigns

    Posted on October 09

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage: “I’ve given my support to Leave.EU which aims to engage the British public and has an amazing 200,000 registered supporters in its first seven weeks.

    “Equally, I support the pro-business arguments that have been made by Vote Leave today. Arguments that UKIP have been making for over 20 years.

    “But we have to get outside of Westminster to reach millions of people who don’t normally vote and for whom controlling our borders and having pride in our country are the biggest issues.

    “I believe these campaigns are aiming at different audiences and are complementary not contradictory. Ultimately, I hope that we have one campaign that operates on a number of levels.”

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  • Stop forced marriage, not unequal boardrooms

    Posted on October 08

    The EU should stop wasting time trying to define what a woman is and do more to tackle more serious gender issues like female genital mutilation – says UKIP Health Spokesman Louise Bours MEP.

    In a speech at the European Parliament, the MEP accused the commission of trying to force their view of what a woman is on the wider public and organisations within member states, by introducing boardroom gender quotas and sanctioning companies that don’t comply with their required gender balance.

    The speech was part of a debate on bringing in new gender regulations for companies across the EU and you can watch it in full below:

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