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  • The NHS needs emergency treatment

    Posted on November 27

    LOUISEBOURS.pngHospital Accident and Emergency departments are in need of emergency treatment as the country heads towards on of the coldest winters in decades – according to UKIP’s Health spokesman Louise Bours MEP.

    The comments came following a fresh report out today from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, that A and E problems are on the rise and ‘the worst is yet to come’. The report showed that only 88% of patients arriving at A and E were being seen within the four hours, while the target is set at 95% and that one-in-five beds were occupied by patients that were well enough to leave but were prevented by there being a lack of community services care to look after them after discharge. The report is of particular concern because of the rate of decline in the service. In October 92% of patients were being seen within the four hour target, whereas just one month later the figure has dropped by 4%.

    Louise Bours MEP, UKIP’s Health spokesman said: “This is extremely worrying news as we go into what is expected to be a very cold winter. The government say they are throwing money at the NHS but they forget they have been in power for over 5 years, letting it get into this state.

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  • EUseless: A view from the mad house

    Posted on November 26

    EUSeless.jpgExamples of “hot air” politics and useless committees in the European Parliament have been laid bare in a new booklet by Louise Bours MEP. As polls show a majority of British people want to leave the European Union, Ms Bours, who represents the North West region, has now made her EUseless: A view from the mad house publication available as a free download.

    In it, the UKIP Health Spokesman highlights the activities of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM). Ms Bours, a member of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy in the European Parliament, said: “All politicians are accused of spouting hot air, but in the parliament in Brussels it’s like a furnace.

    “While not every conversation that takes place there is entirely without merit, very often it invokes Nero fiddling while Rome burns.

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  • Britain must leave the EU to control immigration

    Posted on November 26

    ons_figuresWITHOUT.pngToday's ONS figures on net migration of 336,000 combined with yesterdays revised OBR numbers on population and migration show that the government's long term economic plan to cap welfare and control migration has failed and is nothing more than a pipe dream.

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "These record high figures represent a continuation of the government's complete failure to control immigration. David Cameron's "tens of thousands" pledge is now in tatters.

    "It is clear that only by voting to Leave the European Union in the forthcoming referendum can we have a system of controlled immigration at sensible levels.

    "Just how can this or any government plan effectively for the future with our population rising so quickly and with open borders meaning we have no control over who can and can't come to Britain each year? A complete open door to the whole of the EU is madness."

    UKIP Migration Spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP said: “In yesterday's autumn statement, the Government blew through its own welfare cap when it U-turned on tax credits. Today, with new net migration numbers as high as ever, its promise to control immigration and bring net migration below 100,000 no longer has any credibility.

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  • Labour MEPs vote to open door to returning ISIS fighters

    Posted on November 25

    Diane_James.jpgThis week in the European Parliament Labour MEPs voted for the "reintegration" to society of returning Jihadi fighters and in approval of the statement "member states must refrain from using any border control measures aimed at fighting terrorism."

    Diane James MEP and UKIP Home Affairs spokesman said, "After the events of Paris I am astounded that Labour MEPs have voted for these amendments. The free movement of people has led to the free movement of jihad and the only way to combat this is for Member States to regain control of their borders immediately.

    "Labour opened our borders and have attempted to keep them open even in the face of these barbaric forces. UK citizen's security should be paramount, apparently Labour does not agree."

    In addition Gerard Batten UKIP MEP, who spoke on the report, said, "This is shameful behaviour from Labour. In an increasingly unsafe world the British public will be shocked to hear that their elected Labour and Tory MEPs have voted to allow returning ISIS fighters back into British society. Anyone who has supported these terrorist groups should be appropriately prosecuted or not allowed back in."

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  • A Blairite Budget from a spend and borrow government

    Posted on November 25

    -TiH7_T0.jpgUKIP Economics Spokesman Mark Reckless responds to today's Spending Review and Autumn Statement: "It is clearly evident that UKIP is now the only tax cutting party.  

    "The Chancellor had promised he would eliminate the deficit by the end of the last Parliament. Now he claims he will eliminate it by the end of this Parliament. But who really believes that, or the Chancellor’s convenient claims that borrowing will fall to less than £50 billion (£49.9 billion) next year and less than £25 billion (£24.8 billion) in 2017/18?

    "Doesn't George Osborne realise our deficit is one of the largest of the world when almost all other countries have cut theirs? Why, having promised an 80/20 split between spending cuts and tax rises, is he now relying increasingly on tax rises, an insurance tax hike this month, and now a 2% centrally mandated increase in council tax plus potentially large rises in police precept? 

    "The answer is that spending is now projected to rise by over £100 billion over the Parliament, from £750 billion this year to £857 billion in 2020/21. That is because, as well as protecting areas where the country supports spending, such as the NHS, schools and, finally, defence, the Government is throwing away vast sums on the wrong spending priorities.

    "As well as increasing our contribution to the EU to £55 million a day, the government has now increased our spending on overseas aid to £30 million a day, rising to nearly £40 million per day by the end of the parliament. There will be more spent, we have learnt today, on overseas aid than the government spends on the Home Office, including our police. Surely this is insane when the greatest threat to the people of this country is terrorism.

    "Despite the Chancellor’s claims today, from next year the Government will be cutting spending on the Home Office, including the police, from £11.2 billion next year to £11.0 billion in 2018/19, a substantial cut in real terms.  

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