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  • McNarry seeks clarification regarding new counter terrorist legislation

    image_(3).jpegDavid McNarry MLA, UKIP Leader in Northern Ireland has revealed that he has written to both the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary asking them to include dissident Irish republican organisations in the provisions of the new counter-terrorism bill promised in the recent Queen’s speech. Mr McNarry said:

    “I asked the Prime Minister and Home Secretary to include Irish Republican organisations, particularly republican dissident organisations, in the list of extreme groups to be targeted. I explained that the dissident threat was a major problem in this part of the United Kingdom, and is already a major pressure on police resources here.

    I reminded them that it was equally a problem on the mainland. The logic of including these groups on such a list seemed to me to be beyond question considering the level of threat they pose to our free and democratic society.”

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  • UKIP Trade Spokesman William Dartmouth and UKIP Leader Nigel Farage debunk '5 EU Lies'

    truth.pngUKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP and UKIP International Trade Spokesman William Dartmouth launched "The Truth About Trade Beyond The EU" in Westminster today, outlining five key 'EU Myths' widely used by pro-EU campaigners.

    Supported by fully quantified and researched evidence, UKIP rebuts five common falsehoods that have come to characterise the debate about the UK's relationship with the EU and instead demonstrate the positive realities of 'Brexit'

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  • UKIP Housing Spokesman responds to the ONS' latest House Price Index

    andrew.jpgUKIP Housing Spokesman Andrew Charalambous responding to the ONS' latest House Price Index: "Clearly, England's house price rises are being driven by the South East and East of the country. The widening gap between house prices by region is a genuine reflection of a two speed England and of the widening gap between rich and poor.

    "Far from building a 'Big Society' Cameron's policies are leading to the social cleansing of communities and families who have lived in the South East and other parts of the UK now being forced to move out because they cannot afford to live there anymore.

    "Only UKIP has a housing policy based on choice not chance which will strengthen not beak up communities. For us housing is not just a matter of shelter but a tool for achieving fairness and social justice."

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  • Steven Woolfe visits Calais camp

    UKIP's Migration Spokesman, Steven Woolfe MEP, is the first British politician to visit the unofficial migrant camp that growing numbers of economic migrants who have traveled across Europe, having successfully completed Mediterranean crossings, are building adjacent to the French authorities ‘official one’.

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  • Happy 800th Birthday - Magna Carta

    Magna Carta is something we should be immensely proud of. Happy 800th Birthday!

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  • Report shows Grammar Schools needed to break down non-educational barriers to top jobs

    JaneCollinsdesk.pngThe latest report into social mobility and employment shows that grammar schools are desperately needed to help bright children from working class backgrounds.

    The 'non educational barriers to the elite profession evaluation' showed that working class applicants struggle to get access to top jobs in the UK's law, accountancy and financial services firms; the top 13 of which are responsible for 45,000 of the best jobs in the country.

    "After years of social engineering, children from working class backgrounds are missing out on job opportunities, which means the project has failed," said UKIP Employment spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP.

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  • Schengen fails on its Birthday

    MikeHookem.jpgAs the grandees of the EU celebrate the 30th anniversary of the open-border Schengen Agreement, it's flaws are laid open on the Italian /French border as both country's police forces go into action to block migrants from travelling across the EU.

    Italian police in riot gear forced back into Italy hundreds of migrants near the border town of Ventimiglia, as France refused the migrants entry pouring contempt on the champagne and speeches in Luxembourg celebrating the Treaty's success.

    Mike Hookem MEP UKIP security spokesman said, "The closing of the Schengen border between France and Italy proves what UKIP have been saying: there is a security threat from having unmanned borders and this is one Isis have said they will be exploiting.

    "We cannot have the UK's border starting at Italy and other southern European countries who are inundated with asylum and immigration request because it puts us at the mercy of people traffickers and terrorist groups."

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  • UKIP says "breath of fresh air" as EU national governments lift limits on methane emissions and leave British cattle free to belch

    Stuart-Agnew-in-Plenary1.jpgUKIP Agricultural Spokesman Stuart Agnew MEP says British farmers, who had the wind up over proposed EU caps on methane emissions, will be relieved that national Governments have rejected the limits.

    EU proposals to put stringent limits for certain air pollutants in each EU member state, including the methane gas produced by microbes in the stomachs of cattle and sheep during digestion of grass, were refreshingly rejected today.

    Approval of the caps, under the National Emissions Ceiling (NEC) Directive, would have resulted in double regulation due to existing commitments relating to EU’s 2030 climate and energy package.

    British livestock farmers were worried that the caps would have a massive impact on them.

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  • UK tourism figures released today provides even more clear evidence that the government is not doing enough to support UK tourism

    William_Cash_at_desk_library_.jpgThe encouraging UK tourism figures today released by the Office for National Statistics show that UK tourism is about to surpass the contribution to the UK economy from the financial services industry and provides even more clear evidence that the government is not doing enough to support the UK tourism industry with representation at the Cabinet table, says UKIP's Heritage and Tourism spokesman William Cash.

    'In its Manifesto, UKIP has called for the government to create a new Ministry of State for Heritage and Tourism to support one of the fastest growing and important escorts of the UK economy, especially for migrant workers' says Cash. 'Yet there remains no Minister of State for Heritage and tourism - contributing over £126 billion to the UK economy – languishes under the portfolio of Equalities and Sport. This must be addressed with tourism given a seat at the top table of government, ideally with a Cabinet position'.

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  • Action is needed to tackle Dartford Crossing charging chaos

    jill.jpegUKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour is calling for urgent action to untangle the ‘shambolic’ road charging system at London’s Dartford Crossing.

    Six months after toll booths were removed and replaced with a new ‘Dart Charge’ number plate recognition system, complaints are mounting from drivers.

    Some are being charged in error, and others are facing fines because they claim not to have seen, or understood, road signs explaining the new system.

    Mrs Seymour said: "The Dartford Crossing toll charge is not only wrong as a matter of principle, but it has now come to light that hundreds of people daily are being caught not paying.

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