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  • Louise Bours MEP responds to David Cameron's GP pledge

    Louise_Bours.jpgUKIP Health Spokesman, Louise Bours MEP responds to David Cameron's GP pledge: "The Tories want people to forget they have been in power for five years already and almost decimated the NHS in that time.

    "Cameron can offer as many extra GPs as he likes for services at weekends, but without a plan like UKIP has for recruiting the extra GPs, the promise is meaningless.

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  • UKIP supports Electoral Reform Society call for fair voting​

    reform.jpgUKIP MP Douglas Carswell said: "The case for electoral reform is strong, we can win it if we come together with a broad cross-party coalition. This will be the model for the EU referendum too, and it is great to be part of that coalition."

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "This campaign for electoral reform is vital, now. The results of the General election show this where 5 million votes, the views of 5 million people are now represented by only 2 MPs; 4 million people voted for UKIP, for only 1 seat. It cannot go on like this.

    "It is important to be here, with the Electoral Reform Society supporting its campaign to make votes match seats.  I'm also delighted to be joining with Douglas Carswell who has campaigned for political reform for years and is leading the UKIP charge for this in the House of Commons".

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  • Roger Helmer welcomes JCB's Lord Bamford's Brexit remarks

    Roger_Helmer.jpgRoger Helmer MEP, UKIP Industry Spokesman, has welcomed Lord Bamford's remarks, adding, "This blows out of the water the commonly held assertion that the UK needs to be in the EU to trade internationally when quite the contrary is true.

    "As an example of a big player and a globally trading UK business, JCB demonstrates that we should be looking beyond the limiting, outmoded Eurocentric model and freeing ourselves from regulation to do business around the world. He is absolutely right to remind everyone that the UK is the sixth largest global economy and can exist, indeed thrive, beyond the shackles of Brussels and must seek to do so in order to be future proof and to prosper.

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  • ISIS is using the Mediterranean migrant crisis

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpg"Now that the Libyan Government is saying it, will our Government listen?" says Nigel Farage following the comments by Libyan Government advisor Abdul Basit Haroun today.

    During the election campaign Mr Farage highlighted the blindingly obvious situation whereby ISIS and ISIS allied groups in North Africa were using the migration crisis as a method of both fundraising and smuggling their fanatics into Europe under the guise of appearing as innocent migrants or asylum seekers.

    "When well funded, well organised groups like IS tell you that they plan to bring their war to you, you would be well advised to listen", said Farage. At the time Mr Farage was vilified for his comments highlighting this threat, as 'scare mongering'.

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  • Tories run up the white flag over Europe

    Nigel_Twitter.jpegThe Foreign Secretary has thrown away any chance of reform in Europe by announcing that he will campaign to stay in Europe before he has started to lead Cameron’s much vaunted ‘renegotiations’.

    Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader said, “If the UK wishes to succeed in its negotiations with the EU it needs to walk into the discussions waving the big stick of withdrawal. Philip Hammond has thrown away the stick and replaced it with a white flag. How on earth can we take this Government seriously when it has waved that flag, before the hard work has even started? They are not serious about this referendum, they never meant to be, as it was only proposed to deal with the electoral threat that the rise of UKIP presented".

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  • The maps that show how UKIP took British politics by storm

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    A map created for The Independent shows the scale of UKIP's gains in the recent General Election - each constituency is coloured for the party that increased its vote share the most in it. You can click the image to see a larger version.

    The map shows UKIP increased its vote share by more than any other other party in 469 constituencies across the UK.

    As you'll see there's a lot of purple! Thank you for your support but we need your help to build upon it - join us and help us 

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  • Statement from Ko Barclay - UKIP Donor and Director, KOIAN Limited​

    Statement from Ko Barclay - UKIP Donor and Director, KOIAN Limited​: "Votes for UKIP are up from 3% to 13% of the votes since the last election, UKIP are now the third force in politics - it's important that this momentum is kept up.

    "It is a shame that during the election that the EU issue took a back seat - it clearly wasn't on the forefront of voters minds. The power of the political union is the most insidious threat that Britain is facing in modern times, because it is not an obvious threat - the liberty of the country and it's people is at stake from Brussels' bureaucrats who want to impose their own version of laws on us without our consent.

    "The EU debate will be a divisive issue for the Conservative party in the coming months leading up to the proposed referendum. I do not believe that there are enough EU sceptics within the Conservative party to ensure that we get a good chance of exiting the EU.

    "Nigel Farage passionately believes in the anti-EU cause and this is an issue which needs clear and unwavering leadership. There is little doubt that he is the best man for the job."

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  • Any military mission to combat people traffickers should be UN and NATO led

    Mike_Hookem.jpegUKIP Defence Spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP has called for any military mission to combat people traffickers in the on-going Mediterranean migrant crisis, to be both mandated and led by the United Nations in co-operation with NATO, rather than by the European Union, saying, “The EU has neither the military experience and infrastructure, nor the diplomatic experience to complete a mission of this magnitude successfully.”

    Speaking from Brussels, Mike said, “While we must take urgent action to end the loss of life in the on-going Mediterranean migrant crisis, we should stick with the well tried and tested command and control structures of the UN and NATO. What must not happen is that British troops are deployed in a thrown together European force that could further inflame the situation.”

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  • 17.4% increase in EU nationals employed in UK this year

    JaneCollinsdesk.pngUKIP's Employment spokesman, Jane Collins MEP, has raised concerns over the sharp jump in the number of British jobs being taken by EU migrants.

    “Today’s figures from the Office of National Statistics show a massive 17.4% increase in the number of EU nationals taking up employment in the UK in the last quarter, including 43,000 British jobs being taken by Romanian and Bulgarian nationals” said Jane Collins MEP

    “While UKIP supports limited immigration of skilled professionals from across the globe, this level of mainly unskilled migration from the EU is totally unsustainable in both the short and long term.”

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  • UKIP making gains in local government

    UKIP Local Government Spokesman Cllr Pete Reeve: "I am delighted to report that UKIP won 189 local council seats nationally on Thursday. We took control of Thanet District Council, and also Ramsgate Town Council. This was achieved by our new local councillors working tirelessly for their local community and gaining the trust of the electors.

    "We are overjoyed with this fabulous result. It is another huge step forward for the party and we look forward to more outstanding results like this in the near future."

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