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  • Building opportunities, knocking down barriers

    DBOSkihXoAE9JSE.jpgToday in Westminster, UKIP Education Spokesman David Kurten, outlined UKIP's priorities and agenda for the future of our nation's education system, and you can watch his speech here.

    David Kurten said, "Our education system was once the best in the world, and parts of it still are. But parts of it are failing, particularly to young people who need to develop practical and technical skills

    "UKIP recognizes this, so that as we achieve Brexit and move on into the freedom which we have won for our nation, we will once again create a truly world class education system where all children and young people can develop according to their own specific aptitudes and talents, where the pursuit of excellence is honoured and no child is held back."

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  • Powerful and courageous performance by UKIP Leader

    peterwhittle.jpgTalking about the BBC Election Debate that took place in Cambridge on Thursday night, UKIP Deputy Leader Peter Whittle said, “It’s clear that Paul Nuttall showed a resolve, courage and leadership that has been lacking from the rest of the Westminster establishment.

    “Paul spoke to people in Britain who are living in the real world. Unlike the others he was honest, direct, and confident about the future of Britain.

    “Despite a blanket of denial from the other speakers, he was prepared to talk about the real threats faced by our society. He was prepared to call out Islamic Extremism for what it is rather than simply restate the platitudes we are so used to. He was realistic about the impact of immigration on jobs and our public services.

     

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  • Labour to 'Turbocharge Immigration' by calling in 100's of thousands unskilled immigrants threatening working class wages and jobs

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    "The leaked Labour document makes it crystal clear that Labour has no intention of controlling immigration; in fact Labour wants to turbocharge it, encouraging millions of immigrants to come to the UK, especially unskilled ones", said John Bickley, the UKIP immigration spokesman.

    "Labour simply doesn't care about the impact 100's of thousands of unskilled migrants will have on working class jobs, wages, school places, hospital beds, GP appointments and social cohesion. Labour no longer represents the working class of this country; it's more interested in farming and nurturing votes from ethnic communities who they believe to be a Labour client state. Labour sees electoral advantage in encouraging mass immigration as the majority of migrants that eventually gain voting rights have tended to vote Labour. Since 1997 Labour has been engaged in an exercise of 'rigging' the population to gain votes.

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  • The Conservatives decision not to withdraw from the ECHR in this parliament undermines the security of our nation.

    UKIP Home Affairs spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP has said the decision by the Conservatives not to withdraw from the ECHR in this parliament "undermines the security of our nation."

    "Following the tragic events in Manchester the light has once again been shone on the ability of our national agencies to protect us from threats at home and abroad," she said.

    "What I found extremely concerning was this attitude that we could not monitor everyone on the extremism radar because of financial concerns, yet we have a government which will continue to send billions of pounds abroad in foreign aid.

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  • Tories need to come clean on social care cap before election

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    UKIP Economic Spokesman Patrick O’Flynn has demanded Theresa May and her ministers declare before polling day what cap they intend to impose on social care bills.

    He has also suggested voters use Twitter to contact their local Tory candidate using the hashtag #whatisthecap to increase pressure for a further climbdown.

    Mr O’Flynn last week led calls for a cap to be imposed after the Tory manifesto proposed taking bills out of the estates of deceased persons who had needed social care on a completely uncapped basis.

    Following an outcry, Theresa May performed a partial U-turn by announcing there would after all be a cap. But she has so far refused to say what it will be or even give an approximate figure.

    On Sunday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd failed to deny suggestions by Andrew Marr that the cap could be as high as £300,000.

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  • Tories double-cross British fishing communities over reclaiming our seas in weasel word pledge

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    UKIP fisheries spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, has blasted the Conservatives for trying to “double cross” fishing communities with “weasel-worded” manifesto pledges after it emerged the Tories believed the future of the UK fishing industry lay in “processing fish from Iceland and Norway”, rather than reclaiming our seas.

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  • Britain together: UKIP's 2017 Manifesto launch

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall launched the Party's 2017 General Election Manifesto, alongside Deputy Chair Suzanne Evans, in Westminster this morning. You can watch their full speeches right here.

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  • The democratic process must continue

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall, "We are all horrified by the horrific events that took place in Manchester. Following those events it is right and proper that political parties suspended their campaigns for a short period as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives or suffered appalling injuries. 

    "But we cannot be cowed or allow our way of life to be undermined by those who wish to do us harm. These people hate the way we live, hate our freedom and hate our democracy.

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  • Our democratic process must continue, it's the best response to those who rely on terror

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, "We are all horrified by the horrific events that took place in Manchester. Following those events it is right and proper that political parties suspended their campaigns for a short period as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives or suffered appalling injuries. 

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  • Our General Election campaign is now suspended for the day

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall issued the following statement this morning:

    The barbarity of what took place in Manchester last night, a deliberate attack on our children leaves us feeling sick and outraged. 

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