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  • UKIP's stance on zero hour contracts

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    Our party has been raising concerns about zero hours contracts for a long time. A year ago Nigel Farage recommended a tough new crackdown on them.

    Today UKIP Economics Spokesman Patrick O'Flynn said: "The spread of zero hours contracts is yet another symptom of the over-supply of labour for working class jobs because of open door immigration from the EU. Big corporate employers have been able to bid down both pay and conditions because they know that workers can be found from the low wage economies of southern and eastern Europe who will accept inferior terms.

    "Unless the established parties end freedom of movement across the EU, which they won’t, they cannot help British workers to higher wages or better conditions of employment. Only UKIP can do that."

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  • Only UKIP can be trusted to reduce immigration

  • Honda’s £200m investment is a massive vote of confidence in Britain

    6b62003be31b0424689108521314ffee.jpegFollowing the announcement that Honda is investing a further £200m in their plant in Swindon, Roger Helmer, the UKIP Industry spokesman said, "I'm delighted that Honda has shown this strong gesture of confidence in the UK motor industry, which goes from strength to strength.

    "The UK will continue to be a major hub for auto manufacture and exports, whether or not we remain in the European Union".

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  • Jill Seymour spells out UKIP's stance on HS2

    CBasxTrUUAAdBhx.jpgUKIP Transport Spokesman Jill Seymour MEP spelling out UKIP's stance on HS2 at a public meeting in Stafford last night, with fellow UKIP front-bencher Louise Bours MEP

    Jill Seymour MEP said: "UKIP would scrap the HS2 scheme immediately because it is a flawed EU vanity project and a national disgrace."

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  • UKIP's Patrick O’Flynn has accused Cameron and Clegg of preparing for a “rigged referendum” on EU membership

    PatrickOflynn.jpgUKIP economic spokesman Patrick O’Flynn has accused David Cameron and Nick Clegg of preparing for a “rigged referendum” on EU membership.

    Mr O’Flynn, who is also UKIP’s campaign director, spoke out after a report in the Financial Times said that Mr Clegg’s support for a referendum would depend on him helping to determine the question posed, the timing of the event and who would be allowed to vote.

    The Lib Dems are reportedly demanding that millions of EU migrants should participate, as well as pushing to include 16 and 17-year-olds who are statistically more likely to hold pro-EU views.

    Mr O’Flynn said: “We already know that David Cameron is quietly preparing the ground for another coalition with Mr Clegg. Now we are learning how they plan to get over the hurdle of an EU referendum that the Lib Dems are not overly keen on – they are preparing to rig it.

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  • UKIP's pledge to Britain

    PledgeCardA7-page-001.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage has announced UKIP's 5 key campaign pledges in our pledge to Britain.

    UKIP's pledge to Britain is:

    1. Say NO to the EU
    2. Control our Borders
    3. Extra £3 billion for the NHS
    4. Cut foreign aid spending
    5. No tax on the minimum wage

    These 5 key pledges highlight quite how UKIP differs from the political establishment, on all these points we are at one with the public as was shown by a recent opinion poll. 

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  • UKIP launches our pledge to Britain

    CBWa7vNWkAALlXJ.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage has unveiled our pledge to Britain, speaking at the launch he said: "UKIP have got a completely distinctive plan from the other political parties.

    "We are the only party in this campaign saying Britain should have a trade relationship with Europe, but not membership of the European Union.

    "Directly as a consequence of that, we are the only party in this election that is actually offering a solution to the immigration crisis."

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  • UKIP backs General Sir Richard Dannatt's comments that it is dangerous to ignore defence issues

    Mike_Hookem.jpegUKIP’s Defence Spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP has today praised former head of the British Army, General Sir Richard Dannatt for saying in the Daily Telegraph that it was “wrong, complacent and dangerous” to ignore defence issues in the run up to the election. General Dannatt went on to highlighting how voters could switch to UKIP due strong defence pledges.

    Mike said, “When someone of the stature of General Dannatt is saying UKIP has got it right on defence, it means a great deal. The fact is that government after government in this country has used our military for political advantage, while at the same time starving the armed forces of the resources they need to operate effectively.”

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  • UKIP Leader slams Tory paper attack on Thanet

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgUKIP Leader and parliamentary candidate for South Thanet, Nigel Farage, has slammed the Tory-supporting Times newspaper for its scathing attack on South Thanet and its residents today.

    Writing in the Sunday Times newspaper, Camilla Long, the granddaughter of a Tory peer, describe the area as “bilious”, “grubby” and “a small nodule of erupted spleen”. Her outburst has been likened to that of another Times writer, Matthew Parris, who described Clacton-on-Sea as “rancid” just before UKIP’s Douglas Carswell won the by-election there last year.

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  • Nigel Farage announces pledge to make St George's Day a Bank Holiday

    Nigel-Farage-england-566852.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage has today announced our election pledge to make St George's Day a Bank Holiday in a public meeting in Cliffsend in South Thanet today

    UKIP believes England should have a new public holiday on April 23, St George’s Day, or the next Monday if it fell on a weekend. In Wales, we propose that March 1 would be a new day off for the country to honour St David.

    Nigel Farage said: “Surely it’s only fair for us to have a day off to celebrate our own patron saints too? England has been denigrated to such a point that English culture isn’t celebrated in the same way as the national cultures of Scotland and Ireland are.

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