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  • Clacton office opening and action day

    office.JPGBuoyed by the massive outpouring of support and recent opinion polls, UKIP’s Douglas Carswell opens his official by-election campaign headquarters in Clacton this weekend with everyone urged to come and help fight for his election as the party’s first Westminster MP.

    Details are:
    Saturday, September 6, @ 10 am
    105 Station Rd,
    Clacton –on-Sea
    CO15 1TW

    The opening will be followed by an action day of leafleting and campaigning in the constituency. Douglas would love to see as many members and supporters as possible turn up to help.

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  • King case shows danger of European Arrest Warrant

    124939.jpgDiane James, UKIP's Home Affairs and Justice spokesman writes:

    It could be an episode of US medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. The tragic tale of a young child, terminally ill with a brain tumour, taken from hospital by parents who flee overseas to try to find treatment for their little boy. But behind the twists and turns of this extremely sad story lies an insidious threat to the UK Criminal Justice System. For now we see two dedicated parents, who simply due to acting against perceived medical advice, have been arrested and face an extradition hearing while their sick son lies alone during these crucial days in a foreign hospital.

    When asked, many parents would say they would do anything for their children. This particular case poses many questions, from the sort of treatments available in British hospitals, to the reach of the law over the guardianship of parents, the reluctance of hospitals to seek Care Orders, and finally to the judgement of the police who have chased these parents across Europe like criminals of the highest order. It’s on the latter that I wish to focus. The implications of such police judgement, through the lens of a system where the ability to arrest and hold in prison, without significant evidence, now stretches across twenty eight countries.

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  • UKIP Leadership Election announced

    Today, nominations open for the position of UKIP Party Leader as Nigel Farage MEP's four-year term is due to end on November 5.

    Nominations close on Monday, September 15 at 5pm with the counting of the votes to take place on Thursday, October 23.

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  • UKIP in the lead in Clacton

    BwUK1p1CAAAp5v3.jpgThe Mail on Sunday leads on a poll that gives UKIP and Douglas Carswell a 44 point lead over the Tories in Clacton.

    The poll conducted by Survation shows that Douglas Carswell and UKIP on 64% with the Conservatives on 20% and the other Parties trailing behind that.

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  • Police need to rethink the way they record crimes, says Amjad

    UKIP Communities spokesman Amjad Bashir is demanding a sea change in police methods of recording crimes following the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

    "An official report has particularly highlighted the South Yorkshire Constabulary for wrongly describing 23% of rape reports as 'no crime', which just beggars belief," said Mr Bashir, one of UKIP's Yorkshire MEPs.

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  • What a load of hot air! Now Brussels wants a ban on hairdryers

    More EU hot air over less hot air has been condemned by UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall.

    "The lunatics running the asylum are now contemplating banning high wattage household devices such as hair dryers, kettles and smartphones," the Party's deputy leader said.

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  • The Carswell Effect: Tory Councillor switches to UKIP prompted by star defector's decision

    Sevenoaks politics just became more interesting with the announcement that Conservative Councillor Chris Neal, who represents Cowden and Hever on Sevenoaks District Council has joined UKIP.

    Mr Neal said, “On a whole range of issues, both at a local and national level I feel that the Conservatives no longer have the interests of ordinary people at heart. UKIP is, today, the party of hope and aspiration.”

     

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  • Elephant in the classroom

    paulnuttall.jpgNews reports about the rising primary school population in England fail to mention the 'elephant in the room', said MEP Paul Nuttall.

    "It is accepted that primary schools have increasing numbers of pupils, which causes all manner of problems, but what is frequently not referred to is why we have such a boom in numbers.

    "And the answer is unlimited immigration into this country. It hits some areas harder than others but there cannot be many primary schools in the country which have not been affected at all," said Mr Nuttall, UKIP Education spokesman.

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  • Carswell defects to UKIP: 'My position with Conservatives is now untenable'

    The prominent Eurosceptic Conservative MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell has defected to UKIP. The decision was called a "political bombshell" by the BBC.

    In a massive move for the Party, Mr Carswell told a press conference in Westminster this morning that his position with the Tories had become "untenable".

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  • UKIP: Migration figures show WHY Tories haemorrhaging support to UKIP

    SteveWoolfe.jpgSteven Woolfe, UKIP Migration spokesman, attacks Conservatives for 'lying to electorate' on promises to cut migration, adding that 'it is no wonder their own MPs are losing faith in them and they are haemorrhaging support to UKIP.'

    "These shocking figures today show that the Government does not have a handle on immigration. The Conservative Party promised to cut net migration to tens of thousands and yet it has shot up by a staggering 68,000 in just one year. It is quite simple. They lie to the electorate. They lie to try to keep votes. Well they are being found out.

     

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