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  • Flagship UKIP Council leads on tackling rogue landlords

    Chris Wells, who leads UKIP's flagship District Council, addressed a conference in London today about their successes in tackling rogue landlords. He stated:

    "Thanet is an area of surprising contrasts, where edgy creative communities rub shoulders with the worlds largest offshore wind farm and some of the most deprived communities in the country, right here in south east England. There are massive opportunities for investors: we have the fastest growing house prices outside London; the best value in Kent at an average of £231k; and the fastest growing tourism industry in the U.K."

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  • UKIP says no need for positive ethnic discrimination in teaching

    David Kurten AM, the UKIP education spokesman and himself a fomer BME teacher of 20 years experience, responded to calls for positive discrimination in the hiring of teachers

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  • Tories Cut Border Force Not Fit For Purpose

    Today, an official report revealed that almost half the entry points on the East coast were not visited by Border Force staff for over a year. This meant there was no ‘visible deterrent’ to people smugglers or traffickers of drugs and firearms.

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  • Boris Johnson is starting to whistle the UKIP tune on Brexit.

    Gerard Batten MEP, the UKIP Brexit spokesman responded to comments made in the Commons by the Foriegn Sectetary, Boris Johnson,

    "Boris's comments in the Commons regarding the EU's 'excessive' demands for a 'leaving bill', and his agreement that they could 'go whistle for it' show that reality is starting to sink in.

    "The EU will make excessive demands all areas. They don't want us to leave and they will do all they can to delay, impede and discourage, in the hope we will change our minds.

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  • Welsh Farmers see bright future Post-Brexit

    UKIP Wales is excited at the prospect of Brexit for Welsh farmers. The UK produces only 60% of its food requirements; a hungry UK market awaits open-mouthed for Welsh produce. This is a great opportunity to build brand Wales within the UK market with the outcome of cheaper food for Welsh consumers.

    After Brexit we’ll be free from subsidising competitors through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. Right now we give £6 billion to the EU for farming and only get £3 billion back for our own farmers. The UK will save £3 billion and still be able to subsidise UK farming at the current rate.

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  • Failed chancellor and Standard editor branded 'a disgrace' by Jane Collins

    UKIP MEP Jane Collins, who survived breast cancer, called Standard editor George Osborne "a disgrace" for "using his prejudiced against Brexit to scare cancer patients."
    "Are there any depths to which he will not stoop?" She asked. 
    Once again the failed Tory chancellor is using his power at the Evening Standard to employ his Project Fear tactics from the referendum to scupper Brexit. 

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  • EU firing negotiating shots over trade access? Of course they are

    Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, resorted to a shroud waving performance while speaking of post Brexit UK-EU trade to the European Economic and Social Committee, one of Brussels anonymous talking shops today, threatening the UK with dire consequences. Gerard Batten MEP, the UKIP Brexit spokesman said "Mr Barnier is resorting to threats against against Britain in order to weaken the Government's resolve to leave the EU". 

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  • Dr Julia Reid MEP has been appointed as UKIP’s Health Spokesman

    Dr Julia Reid MEP, a research biochemist by profession with a PhD in Pharmacology, has been appointed as UKIP’s Health Spokesman by Steve Crowther, the party’s interim leader. Dr Reid has a considerable amount experience in the NHS and was, for over a decade, the Laboratory Manager of the Diabetes and Lipid Research Laboratory at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

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  • Tory Brexit backsliding on key EU withdrawal amendments

    The European Parliament has voted down several UKIP amendments which explicitly called for the protection of UK fishing waters, scrapping the Brexit bill and ending ECJ jurisdiction in the UK. Conservative and Labour MEPs joined forces to vote down these proposals along with the rest of the Parliament.

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  • EU Commissioner says migration crisis "will be with us for decades"

    UKIP Home Affairs spokesman Jane Collins MEP said Commissioner Timmermans "needed to listen to the Australians if he was serious about 'breaking the business model of people traffickers'."

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