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  • Migration: A decade of failure by both main parties

    SteveWoolfe.jpgUKIP Migration spokesman Steven Woolfe has responds to today's migration figures: "Today's astronomical migration figures show an abject failure by this Government to control immigration, despite countless promises to the public. The eye-watering increase places immense strain on employment prospects, schools, hospitals and housing. This is either a total scandal or a long standing con trick by a Party who were elected on the promise of reducing immigration to the tens of thousands. There is nothing the Tories can say or do now that can right this massive wrong.

    “In the year to June 2014 the 583,000 people entering the UK was more than whole the population of the City of Manchester. Net long term migration was up in the year 42% to 260,000. UK public services and infrastructure cannot keep up with this level of new arrivals.

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  • Cameron caught lying at PMQs

    bours2-e1404806711180.jpgUKIP Health spokesperson Louise Bours has criticised David Cameron’s response to Mark Reckless first question as a UKIP MP, during Wednesdays PMQs.

    She said “Mr Reckless was asking a perfectly sensible question about Medway Hospital. Like all good constituency MPs he was raising an issue that will be of concern to many people in Rochester and Strood”.

    She continued “David Cameron’s assertion that UKIP doesn’t believe in the NHS and wants to break it up is a cheap shot, and a downright lie. There is a concerted effort from the established parties to peddle non truths and misinformation about UKIP and the NHS”.

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  • Mike Hookem MEP: Cameron is misleading us all over offensive ground operations in Iraq

    MikeHookem.jpgMike Hookem MEP, UKIP’s defence spokesman has today voiced grave concerns that David Cameron had ‘mislead both the public and parliament’ over ‘boots on the ground’ military operations in Iraq, following press reports this weekend that gave details of the Special Air Service (SAS) sniper missions against Islamic State (IS) targets in the region.

    Mike, a former commando himself said, “My support for the UK’s armed forces remains unswervingly strong and as the UK have the best special forces teams in the world, I have no doubt that the SAS are doing an amazing job completing any missions they are given in Iraq.”

    “However, I am deeply concerned that despite constant reassurances from David Cameron and Michael Fallon that the UK would not be putting ‘boots on the ground’ other than training teams, it now seems there we are very much engaged in an offensive ground war against IS in Iraq.

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  • UKIP Culture spokesman responds to Emily Thornberry

    sidebar.jpgThe snobbish insult towards patriotic working class people shown in Labour's Emily Thornberry notorious tweet from Rochester this week was not a one-off. It was characteristic of the general attitude towards ordinary people and especially their patriotism which is held right across the left-liberal establishment in Britain.

    "Emily Thornberry's tweet was typical of a dislike both of ordinary people and their pride in Britain which is widespread and embedded across the liberal establishment," said Peter Whittle, UKIP's Culture Spokesman. "They have an instinctive distaste for patriotism, and British patriotism in particular.

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  • And Mark makes two! Reckless rocks Rochester and Strood to become UKIP's second MP

    Mark Reckless made British political history in the early hours of this morning by becoming the second MP elected to Westminster under a UKIP banner.

    Accepting victory at just after 4am, Mark thanked the people of Rochester & Strood for showing their support for his decision to leave the Conservative Party for UKIP.

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  • The true face of Labour: Why Emily Thornberry had to go after insulting Tweet showed her true colours

    PatrickOflynn.jpgWhen Emily Thornberry was canvassing in Rochester today she came across a house with three England flags and a white van, and promptly tweeted, “I’ve Never Seen Anything Like it Before”.

    Just hours later, the shadow attorney general who lives in a £3m London home resigned after being accused of holding working class voters in contempt.

     

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  • Vote Mark Reckless today

    Polls have now opened in Rochester and Strood. Make sure you don't miss this chance to be part of an historic by-election. Polls close at 10pm.

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  • UKIP Education spokesman expresses backing for students who are protesting today in London over tuition fees

    PaulNutall-new1.jpgUKIP Education Spokesman Paul Nuttall MEP said, "I was opposed to tuition fees from the start, I rightly thought they would saddle bright young people with a debt that many could never repay. I also correctly believed that they would hit students from poorer backgrounds the hardest.

    "These students go off to university with no concept of the debt that they will rack up in the following three years and UKIP thinks it is wrong they should be saddled with such a millstone around their necks.

    "To end this great social injustice UKIP would remove the young people who have shown ability from having to pay tuition fees if they take a degree course in the sciences, technology, maths or medicine.

    "Grants would be mean tested where family income exceeds £80,000 and we would also scrap Tony Blair's ridiculous idea of sending 50% of 18-year-olds to university."

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  • Steven Woolfe responds to Rachel Reeves

    woolfe.jpegUKIP Migration Spokesman Steven Woolfe has responded to Rachel Reeves' pledge to tackle immigration within the European Union. He said: “Ed Miliband’s Labour Party are twisting themselves into knots trying to be UKIP, while trying to attack UKIP at the same time. This new idea of theirs will somehow, magically have to circumvent the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, which the Labour Party keeps repeating its commitment to.

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  • The Final Push

    10314572_755509064496699_4350612819424935567_n.jpgSo many of us cheered Mark Reckless to the rafters in Doncaster, when he quit David Cameron's Conservatives to join the UKIP cause so he could keep the promises to Rochester and Strood voters that he can only honour in UKIP.

    This Thursday votes are cast. Everyone who can possibly be there is needed. We need the People's Army everywhere in this constituency every hour from when polls open at 7am until the final, crucial ballots as 10pm approaches.

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