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  • Nigel Farage extends his warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the latest addition to their family

    nigel_royalbirth.pngUKIP leader Nigel Farage said: "I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the latest addition to their family. The arrival of a royal baby is always an exciting and joyous event for millions of patriotic British people and many places will no doubt be decked out in red, white and blue to mark the occasion.

    "I strongly urge all UKIP candidates to take at least an hour out of campaigning in order to toast the new arrival. I shall certainly be setting an example in that regard. After all, some things are worth interrupting politics for."​​

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  • Big Brother EU gets its way again with car tracking deal

    38qr96Hi.jpegUKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour says she is ‘disappointed and frustrated’ at the European Parliament’s decision to force car makers to use an EU-wide car tracking system dubbed eCall.

    The decision means new cars and light vans will all have the system fitted as standard from March 2018.

    The eCall device is designed to alert rescue services in the event of an accident – but Mrs Seymour says it is yet another example of Big Brother-style surveillance of people’s movements.

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  • The human cost of uninsured health tourists

    hivfullsize.jpgToday Nigel Farage received an extraordinarily moving email from a young man suffering from HIV. It talks about the difficulties that he and other British citizens with HIV have in receiving treatment.

    It is a simple fact that the sheer numbers of those coming from abroad to receive treatment, treatment free at the point of delivery are putting strains on the NHS.

    You can read the email in full, though the young man's name is redacted from the email for obvious reasons (click the image to see a larger version).

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  • Patrick O’Flynn calls on the Conservatives to withdraw an incorrect claim that they are guaranteeing no rise in a key tax for the next five years

    PatrickOflynn.pngUKIP economic spokesman Patrick O’Flynn has called on the Conservatives to withdraw an incorrect claim that they are guaranteeing no rise in a key tax for the next five years.

    Tory minister Matthew Hancock today pushed out an online claim that the Conservatives would guarantee “no increases in National Insurance – nor an increase in its ceiling”.

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    Yet the Conservatives do plan to substantially increase the National Insurance ceiling in parallel with promised rises in the threshold for the 40% income tax rate.

    In the 2011 Budget, George Osborne confirmed that the Upper Earnings Limit for NI would continue to be aligned with the point at which higher rate tax becomes payable.

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  • Rapid implementation of a common EU migration and asylum policy would be wholly unacceptable

    Nigel Farage has warned against the rapid implementation of common EU migration and asylum policy in the European Parliament today, saying it could lead to Islamic extremists coming to the UK. 

    Watch the speech in full below:

    He began by reminding the Strasbourg Parliament that four years ago he warned that bombing Libya would be a huge mistake.

    "It was a mistake which today is reaping its tragic rewards. It was the ill judged military intervention which has contributed to political instability in the region.

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  • UKIP Economic Spokesman Patrick O’Flynn launches an attack on Labour for offering working people a “total insult” tax policy

    Photo_1.jpgUKIP Economics Spokesman Patrick O’Flynn has attacked Labour for offering working people a “total insult” tax policy. He said Labour had not pledged to raise the tax free personal allowance and calculated that its policy of bringing in a 10% starting rate of tax would be worth just 42p per week to the average worker – not even enough to pay for a second class stamp or a bag of peanuts.

    He said: “UKIP has fought this election as the party of working people and we will carry on making that case right up to polling day.

    “Our party has had as policy for many years the idea that people on the minimum wage should be taken out of income tax.

    “Our key taxation policy in this election is a pledge to raise the personal allowance to at least £13,000 during the course of the next parliament. That is a fully costed, funded plan which is better than anything offered by the other parties.

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  • Help us smash apart Labour's one party state in the North

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgWriting for today's Daily Mail UKIP Leader Nigel Farage calls upon those in areas like Rotherham, Hartlepool, and Stockton, where Labour has ceased trying to represent the values, beliefs and opinions of ordinary folk, to vote UKIP and to smash apart Labour's one party state in the North. 

    In his article Nigel writes that Labour "simply do not understand the impact that mass migration has had on people's lives. In doing what they did, they betrayed their core voters – keeping wages down, making it harder to get a GP appointment, and creating a shortage of school places."

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  • Labour Housing Policy is 'blatant last minute electioneering'

    Andrew-Charalambous-1.jpgUKIP Housing Spokesman, Andrew Charalambous, has slammed Labour's housing announcement today saying that it will create huge instability in the housing market

    "This is uncosted blatant last minute electioneering. Any help for first time buyers is of course welcome, but there is a significant risk that all this measure will do is lead to further house price inflation as it changes neither the number of would-be buyers nor the number of properties available for sale. That nobody is actually dealing with the demand element of housing shows that the political class want to simply coax voters with flawed short term sweeteners rather than address the overall problem of a housing crisis in the UK."

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  • Labour are now running scared of UKIP

    Nigel_Twitter.jpegUKIP Leader Nigel Farage: “The Labour Party is now running scared of UKIP. It has lost the big arguments on the impact of uncontrolled immigration on working class communities up and down the land.

    “Working people have experienced at first-hand the wage compression, high youth unemployment, long housing waiting lists, struggle for school places, pressure on health services and loss of community cohesion ushered in by Labour’s open door approach.

    “Labour is now haemorrhaging votes to UKIP as its traditional supporters come to realise how out of touch its privileged metropolitan leadership is from the lives of working people.

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  • Latest Ashcroft poll shows UKIP on course to make history in Thurrock

    11180186_10205257567091788_420910396_n.jpgToday’s latest Lord Ashcroft poll shows that UKIP is “on course to make history in Thurrock” according to UKIP candidate Tim Aker.

    The poll shows again that UKIP are leading in the constituency, by 7% before data weighting or 4% after. Labour are second and the Tories third as with the previous Ashcroft poll.

    Tim Aker said: “This latest poll shows yet again that UKIP is on course to make history in Thurrock. If you vote UKIP here, you will get a local UKIP MP here working for the whole community.

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