• Launch of UKIP Local Elections Campaign 2016

    UKIP is today launching its 2016 Local Elections campaign with a national day of action across the English council areas up for election on May 5th. Also being launched today is UKIP’s Local Elections Manifesto as well as the Party’s first Local Elections Party Election Broadcast which goes out across ITV at 18:25 (excluding ITV London) and BBC One at 18:55 (excluding BBC One London) this evening.

    You can find both the Manifesto and the Broadcast at our 2016 Local Elections hub:

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage: "UKIP is the only party showing real growth in local Government, while the other parties are trying to hang on to what they have. This is because local government is under pressure and services are stretched due to the government’s open door policy combined with reduced funding. UKIP will change this, put people first and stop mass uncontrolled immigration which is pushing our infrastructure to breaking point.

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  • Nigel Farage responds to Government pro-EU leaflets

    Nigel_Twitter.jpegUKIP Leader Nigel Farage responding to the new pro-EU campaign leaflet said: "Why is the government spending £10 million of our money telling us what we should think and what we should do?

    "This is very much like what happened in 1975, legally it is questionable and morally it is wrong. It was wrong in 1975 and it is wrong now.

    "This government scam confirms my view that this referendum will be defined by the battle of the people versus the political class.

    "Furthermore, the document is jammed full of lies and inaccuracies including the claim that we currently control our borders. We don't. It is outrageous to suggest otherwise."

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  • Now even the EU admit open borders are a threat

    MikeHookam.jpgUKIP Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem has welcomed the report from the EU border agency FRONTEX which admits that the migration crisis has made it easier for terrorists to enter the EU saying "the truth about our safety and security is more important than protecting the feelings of the political establishment."

    Mr Hookem, who was attacked for pointing out that the terror attacks in Brussels were a consequence of free movement and lax security checks, said the report by the agency into the Paris attacks, carried out by groups linked to the Brussels killers, "Was yet more proof that we are safer off outside the European Union."

    "Those who immediately pointed out that the EU's open borders were a security threat faced abuse from all sides in a knee jerk reaction by detractors despite the causes of this hideous attack being quite obvious from the outset," the MEP said.

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  • New poll backs UKIP policy on referenda for large scale developments

    PRW_2016_Photo.jpgWhen asked which planning applications they would like to be consulted on, 60% of Londoners believe people across the city should have a say if a tall building is proposed in a historically important place. But currently it is usually only those in immediate surrounding areas who are consulted on proposals for buildings that may be so tall they affect views and settings for miles around. The polling also shows that more than half do not know how to make their voice heard. The results come from a new poll published today by YouGov on behalf of Historic England.

    Today, Historic England has said that limits around who is consulted on tall building proposals need to be reviewed. They have also called for wider public involvement in the way London develops, in the run-up to the next London Plan, so Londoners are better informed about the changes gathering pace in the city,

    Welcoming the results of the poll UKIP’s London Mayoral candidate Peter Whittle said, “The results of this poll clearly underlines the fact that Londoners increasingly feel powerless over their built environment. This is why throughout this campaign I have been consistently calling for binding referenda, held by local authorities, on any new large developments. This would require 5% of local people to call for a referendum on such developments.

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  • Councils must name failing schools

    PaulNuttall1.jpgCouncils should not be allowed to refuse to identify failing schools, says UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall. His declaration comes after Croydon Council turned down a Freedom of Information request from the Croydon Advertiser newspaper asking for the schools’ names. The schools - said to require “rapid improvement” - claimed they should not be identified because doing so would affect admissions and, as a result, damage them financially.

    Mr Nuttall, MEP for the North West and UKIP Education Spokesman, said: “It’s always a worry when a publicly-funded body like a council rates secrecy over transparency. Choosing which school your child will attend is one of the most important decisions a parent will ever have to make. It is literally planning for your child’s future.

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  • Nigel Farage speaking in support of Dutch Ukraine Referendum

    This Wednesday April 6th the Dutch People will be casting their votes in the so called Ukraine Referendum, which was summoned by over 420,000 supporters of the GeenPeil movement.

    In order to promote the referendum UKIP Leader Nigel Farage will be keynote speaker in a live webcast, he will be speaking at 6.20pm, and you can watch it here:

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  • UKIP Wales Leader Nathan Gill says Steel Crisis shows Welsh Assembly’s ‘ineptitude’

    NAthanGill.jpgUKIP Wales Leader Nathan Gill says the ongoing crisis at Port Talbot shows the Welsh Assembly’s ineptitude, and the UK’s weak position as a member of the EU.

    Speaking from Brussels, Mr Gill says Business Secretary Sajid Javid should form an emergency task force to cut energy costs, but calls into question the "fist-banging" call for Public Ownership from the Senedd as ‘little more than a cynical PR stunt’

    “It’s clear to me that all this eleventh-hour grandstanding could and should have been done much sooner to have a real effect on the future of Welsh steel.

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  • We are better off outside the EU

    Margot-page-001(1).jpgUKIP MEP Margot Parker has recently written for the Catholic Universe on why "We are better off outside the EU" which you can read below:

    What do prominent practising Catholics, Ian Duncan Smith, UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall, MP Bill Cash, MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, Ed Leigh, hotelier Sir Rocco Forte and myself all have in common. We are all fervent Eurosceptics who wish Britain to leave the EU and take back democratic control of our own destiny.

    The EU is an elitist project beloved of big bureaucrats, big business and big banks. No wonder the main movers behind the Remain campaign are Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson, and the Remain BSE campaign is funded of course by investment banks Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.

    I am a Christian democrat and a proud Catholic who wants to change society for the better. To be able to do this by political means we must be able to have control of the laws that are made in our country and which influence the culture in which we live. 

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  • The Steel Crisis

    In this new video UKIP MEPs Roger Helmer, Jane Collins and Mike Hookem discuss the causes, effects and solutions to the steel crisis with industry figures in Sheffield.

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  • Cutting housing red tape is the quickest way to curb rising rents

    IMG_6165(1).jpgUKIP are the only British political party committed to cutting unacceptable levels of 'red tape' in the rental sector.

    Peter Whittle, UKIP's London Mayoral candidate said "The over regulation of the London housing market by a Tory government, which has abandoned it's free market principles. Inevitably, more red tape means more cost to landlords and higher rents. Next year thousands of London properties will have withdrawn from the rental market because they have a low EPC rating".

    UKIP are supportive of measures which facilitate better fuel efficiency and lower heating bills long-term. However, there is no justification in taking away from an already desperate rental market perfectly good properties simply because they do not have a high EPC rating.

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