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  • Why does HS2 need 17 different PR companies on its books?

    Posted on March 22

    38qr96Hi.jpegUKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour today demanded to know why an astonishing seventeen different PR agencies have been appointed to work on the HS2 project – all funded by the taxpayer.

    The Department of Transport disclosed the information in response to a parliamentary question over the number of external agencies appointed to assist the HS2 management team.

    “This is a disgusting waste of our hard-earned money on a project which is neither wanted, nor needed,” said Mrs Seymour.

    “I have opposed HS2 from the start, and this preposterous and distasteful revelation proves why I am right to have done so. It’s a never-ending gravy train, with taxpayers forking out for all the fuel.”

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  • Government refuses to halt the demonisation of diesel drivers

    Posted on March 21

    UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour says she is ‘saddened and disappointed’ at the Government’s refusal to act against the growing demonisation of diesel drivers.

    She launched a petition calling on parliament to prevent local authorities from being able to impose extra charges on diesel vehicle owners who drive or park in city centres.

    The petition has already been signed by more than 16,000 people.
    But in an official response, the Department of Transport says: “The setting of charges for on or off-street parking is a matter for local authorities.

    “The Government recommends that authorities set charges at levels which are consistent with the aims of the authority’s transport strategy, including its air quality, road safety and traffic management strategies. Authorities should never use parking charges just to raise revenue.”

    Mrs Seymour said: “I’m saddened and disappointed that the Government seems to have missed the point of this petition completely.

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  • Defence procurement like a “Whitehall Farce”

    Posted on March 21

    bill3.pngUKIP Defence spokesman, Bill Etheridge, highlighted the glaring gaps in the capacity of the Royal Navy as the Royal Australian Navy completed exercise off the coast of Perth.

    The Australian Navy’s new Canberra class LHD HMAS Adelaide served as the flagship of a multinational fleet.

    Having entered service in late 2014 the HMAS Adelaide and its sister ship, the HMAS Canberra are the largest warships ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy and represented a significant leap in amphibious capability.

    Since then the Australian Defence Force has been working up its capability to deploy from these resources regionally and globally.

    In sharp contrast, Royal Navy helicopters will be compelled to use French naval vessel the Mistral in similar operations in the Pacific in May, with HMS Ocean headed back to the UK for the last time.

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  • Let's get cracking! UKIP urge fast action now that the date of Article 50 has been announced

    Posted on March 20

    Paul.jpgUKIP Leader Paul Nuttall welcomed the date of the triggering of Article 50 today pushing for Britain to seize its opportunity of freedom

    “We welcome the long overdue announcement but regret it’s nine-month delay caused by political indecision, House of Lords betrayal and a number of legal challenges," Mr Nuttall said.

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  • Blair has learned nothing and forgotten nothing

    Posted on March 19

    Paul.jpgPaul Nuttall, the UKIP leader has denounced Tony Blair over the former PM's attempt to overthrow the referendum result.

    He said, "Blair has demonstrated his arrogant belief that he and his supporters have special access to knowledge again. It was this mistaken belief that took the country into illegal war, maybe he should have learned his lesson.

    "I should be grateful though, every time Blair turns up on our screens or in our papers he reminds people of the reasons that they voted to free the country from the grip of people like him.

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