• Europol's actions prove the threat of terrorism via the Balkan Migrant route

    steven.jpgEuropol, the European Police Agency, are sending experts into the migrant camps in Greece to search for terrorists. They accept what UKIP has been saying for years that terrorists are taking advantage of “the flow of thousands of refugees” coming to Europe, and disguising themselves in order to sneak in amongst them, according to Manuel Navarrete Paniagua, head of Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre.

    Steven Woolfe MEP, the UKIP Migration spokesman said, "This action itself is an acknowledgement that Europe is vulnerable to potential terrorists using the migrant trail to enter Europe. While this is a positive move for the situation we are currently in, it is not guaranteed to have any meaningful effect. For the victims of multiple terrorist attacks over the past 12 months, this is too little too late considering the million plus migrants who entered Europe last year, from the Middle East.

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  • Why SMEs are better off out of the EU

    Margot_3.jpgUKIP Small Business Spokesman Margot Parker, MEP for the East Midlands, has outlined how small business owners would reap the benefits of Britain being out of the EU.

    "There are many reasons why we would be better off out - and small businesses would thrive away from the red tape tangles and over-regulation of the EU."

    Here are just some of them:

    - The EU is designed to help large corporations - NOT small companies
    - As few as five per cent of SMEs export to the EU, yet 100 per cent have to comply with EU regulations
    - SMEs import more from outside the EU than from EU member states
    - It can cost SMEs up to 10 times as much per employee to administer EU compliance compared to a large company

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  • Pubs want out

    Paul_Nuttall_3.jpgPaul Nuttall MEP the UKIP Deputy Leader and long term campaigner for British pubs has welcomed a survey of the hospitality industry released today that has the industry supporting Leave.

    The survey, conducted by William Reed/HIM has the whole industry lining up on the "Leave" campaign by 39% to 37% for 'Remain'. When small businesses including pubs themselves are singled out the difference is far greater with a full 46% planning to vote out.

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  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage responds to the PM's EU speech

    Nigel_Farage.jpegUKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "Far from being a cause of peace, the European Union has increased hostility in Europe.

    "Ultimately it is a lack of democracy that leads to war and conflict. The EU's crushing of democracy in Greece has led to the rise of extreme parties such as Golden Dawn.

    "Does Mr. Cameron really think the violent clashes in Athens last night represent peace?

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  • Whittle and Kurten win seats on London Assembly, first time for UKIP in more than 10 years

    Screenshot_24.pngUKIP's lead candidates in the London Assembly elections, Peter Whittle and David Kurten have won seats in the London Assembly, the first time in more than 10 years that the party has earned representation on the powerful body that scrutinises the Mayor of London.

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  • Seven seats for UKIP in historic result for Welsh Assembly

    UKIP Wales were jubilant this morning after winning SEVEN regional seats in the Welsh Assembly.

    Nathan Gill and Michelle Brown were elected in North Wales, Mark Reckless and David Rowlands won in South Wales East, Caroline Jones was successful in South Wales West, Gareth Bennett took a seat in South Wales Central and Neil Hamilton was returned in Mid & West Wales.

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  • Drama in Thurrock as UKIP take six council seats but falls agonisingly short of taking full control

    TG_Graham_Snell.jpg-pwrt3.jpgIn a night of real election drama, UKIP missed out on becoming the largest party on Thurrock Council by just one vote.

    The final result from the Little Thurrock Blackshots ward was finally awarded to the Conservatives after three recounts.

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  • UKIP election results 2016

    All the results from the elections across the UK can be found here, including the Welsh and London Assemblies.

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  • Turkey visa deal – a huge error of judgement says Farage

    Nigel_Farage.jpegResponding to the European Commission move towards giving 75 million Turkish citizens visa-free travel to Europe
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: "This is a huge error of judgement by the European Commission. Turkey moves a step closer to EU membership and the British electorate move a large step closer to Brexit.

    "The chaos from the beaches of Greece has evidently moved to the corridors of Brussels. The EU has rolled over to the blackmail from President Erdogan.

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  • Leave the EU or lose the NHS says UKIP health spokesman Louise Bours

    LOUB.jpgLeaks detailing the hidden parts of the proposed controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union prove quitting the EU is the only way to save the NHS in its current form, says UKIP health spokesman Louise Bours.

    Hundreds of papers released online confirm fears that TTIP talks between Brussels and Washington will lead to the health service being privatised or dismantled.

    The documents, obtained by Greenpeace Netherlands, include a US proposal to have a committee with representatives from Washington and Brussels to meet each year “to review state-owned enterprises and monopolies” which would include the NHS.

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