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  • Liz Truss makes fresh attempt to fast-track deportations

    Following the news that Liz Truss, the Justice Secretary, has announced a new proposal for a new limit for appeals by failed asylum seekers and foreign criminals after a previous scheme was ruled unlawful UKIP Immigration spokesman John Bickley said, "Fat cat, taxpayer funded lawyers, liberal judges and self serving government bureaucracies have made it easy for bogus asylum seekers to play the system and remain in the UK for months, sometimes years at a time.

    "It's time the government played hardball and put an absolute limit on the time asylum cases take to process and failed asylum seekers can remain in the UK.

    "Putting responsibility for law and order back into the hands of Parliament is key to UKIP’s approach to law and order, justice and internal security across the British Isles.

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  • Brexit capital "open to the world" says UKIP Councillor as Remain paper snubs Skegness

    UKIP County Councillor Victoria Ayling has slammed comments in an internal email from 'The New European' which claimed Brexit could 'close down' Skegness.

    In an accidentally published email from the Pro EU paper, staff promoted provoking anger in the very pro Brexit town taunting 'there is an opportunity to stir up some controversy locally'.

    Responding to the story, Mrs Ayling dismissed the claims as "nonsense from the losing side" and added "The EU was almost the death knell not only for Skegness but for the much of the coast of the UK thanks to its poaching of our fishing industry and the money it sapped from the UK treasury to send abroad."

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  • We must prioritise Christian refugees

    Following the former Archbishop of Canterbury’s article in the Daily Telegraph today, UKIP Deputy Leader Peter Whittle AM said:

    "UKIP have been saying from the very beginning of the refugee crisis that there needs to be a prioritisation of Christian refugees from Syria, due to the nature of the extreme persecution they are facing at the hands of Islamic extremists.

    "We are glad to see that the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has echoed these concerns today and hope that the government will take action to ensure they receive the protection and help they so desperately need."

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  • Grammar Schools need more than virtue signalling

    DavidKurtenWeb.jpgUKIP Education Spokesman David Kurten AM said, "Despite her virtuous words of wanting to make sure that grammar schools cater to ‘ordinary families’, Education Secretary Justine Greening does not appear to have any coherent plan to ensure that this will happen.

    "The best way to make sure that all ‘ordinary families’ have access to a grammar school is to roll them out over the whole country so that every town, city and borough has one and all children have the opportunity of a highly academic education if it suits them.

    "There are only 164 grammar schools currently remaining in England. The government’s current plan is to deliver a few dozen new grammar schools through the free school system. This is not enough; the country needs hundreds more grammar schools distributed around the country and particularly in areas which don’t currently have one and where ‘ordinary families’ actually live.

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  • 390,000 reasons to stop uncontrolled EU immigration now

    UKIP Immigration Spokesman John Bickley said, "Despite the spin from Government, the Labour and Liberal Democrats that the current scale of immigration, particularly from the EU, is unreservedly good for the UK, the ONS has let the cat out of the bag by stating that 390,000 EU migrants are out of work and likely to be claiming benefits, including child benefit for children who don't even live in the UK.

    "How many non EU migrants are out of work claiming benefits? How many asylum seekers are claiming benefits? The total numbers are being hidden from the British public because there would be an outcry if the truth came out.

    "British taxpayers are being taken for mugs, paying to subsidise migrants who haven't paid into the pot but are enjoying generous benefits they wouldn't receive in their home country. No wonder the UK is such a magnet for migrants.

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  • Nuttall condemns the oppression of Gay men in Chechenya

    Reports are coming out of Chechnya, about the arrests, imprisonment, torture and in some cases murder of gay men. Paul Nuttall, the UKIP leader has condemned the actions of the Putin backed warlord Ramzan Kadyrov,

    "If these reports are true, and it looks like they are, then the Government must protest in the strongest manner.

    "Just because the warlord of this Islamic fiefdom is an ally of Putin should not blind us to the horrific abuse of human rights being perpetrated.

    "Putin claims to oppose Isis and its blend of fundamentalism in Syria but seems to be impervious to decency. He has the power to stop this inhumanity. The Government should demand that he does."

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  • UKIP to continue fight against New Thames Crossing

    17918325_1897826400431082_833115_n.pngToday's announcement that the Conservative Government will be pressing ahead with the Option C, Variant 3 option for a new Lower Thames Crossing, which will devastate the local community in Thurrock, is incredibly disappointing.

    Cllr Tim Aker MEP said: "Highways England received their largest number of responses in any consultation in objection to another Thames Crossing. Their persistence shows that this was a sham consultation, a PR exercise by a Government with its fingers in its ears.

    "Thurrock suffers from high pollution levels, congestion and infrastructure under strain as it is. Adding more traffic to this will destroy the standard of living we have here in Thurrock. This new crossing will cost billions and will only take 14% of traffic from the Dartford Crossing. As our population increases and new pull factors on the borough emerge, this will do nothing. Nothing about the Government's ridiculous plans make sense. They just want to dump on Thurrock - again.

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  • Domestic abuse victims withdraw support for charges against abusers

    MargotParker.jpgUKIP Women and Equalities spokesperson Margot Parker has highlighted the growing concern over thousands of domestic violence victims withdrawing support for charges against abusers after Government cuts

    Reports have revealed more than 160,000 victims of domestic violence have been affected – a 40 per cent leap from 2015 to 2016

    She said: “This is becoming an increasing concern – it highlights that cuts to policing and specialist services for victims of domestic abuse are pushing people back into dangerous situations, while allowing abusers to escape justice.

    “Only last week I praised the work of a Women’s Aid centre in Boston and many others up and down our country, which do sterling work for women.

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  • UKIP Councillors call for immediate action on a united unionist election strategy

    UKIP’s Northern Ireland Councillors have called for all unionist parties to enter into serious talks about united unionist election strategies to maximise the pro-union vote in any future elections.

    “Northern Ireland’s position within the United Kingdom is a matter which over-rides the marginal differences which now separate the unionist parties. It is a matter which all pro-union parties must address in the light of Sinn Fein’s devious attempts to link opposition to Brexit to a vote for a united Ireland.

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