• Spring Conference 2016 - Speeches

    Nigel Farage MEP

    Paul Nuttall MEP 

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  • UKIP Wales Leader Nathan Gill says he is astonished by school rugby ban proposal

    Nathan_Gill.jpgUKIP Leader in Wales Nathan Gill has slammed proposals to ban tackling in school sports, calling it "a fundamental aspect of the game."

    “As a proud rugby playing nation, how will we develop a competitive first fifteen when Welsh school kids are being forced to play touch football in place of proper rugby? Tackling is a fundamental aspect of the game. I understand the importance of protecting childrens’ health and as a father of five I would be really concerned if any of my kids were being put at risk. But it’s the role of qualified Physical Education instructors to ensure school sports are played safely while talents are developed and skills encouraged. I am astonished that this is being proposed.

    "School kids have been playing rugby for generations. Why now is it suddenly being deemed a problem? It reflects an over protective nanny state that stifles innovation and progression."

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  • Labour Opposition Day Motion is cynical attempt by Labour to hide its impotence over steel

    Roger.jpgUKIP Energy Spokesman Roger Helmer MEP has called the Opposition Day Debate on steel “a cynical attempt to make the steel industry think the Labour party are prepared to do anything about their plight.”

    Roger Helmer who represents the East Midlands in the European Parliament, “Several EU policies – energy, state aids, anti-dumping action, or inaction, have converged to create an existential  crisis for the steel industry.  More generally, EU policies are impacting all energy-intensive industries and forcing investment and jobs out of the EU altogether.

    “The Tory government could campaign for market economy status of China to be removed, thus letting Brussels take short term measures to ensure a level playing field but they don't. The only long term solution is to take control of matters ourself.

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  • UKIP’s Peter Whittle says he’s the only Mayoral candidate who really supports London’s Black Cabs

    PRW_2015_Photo.jpgResponding to Sadiq Khan’s comments about Uber today UKIP’s London Mayoral candidate Peter Whittle said: "What Sadiq says is pure hot air, as the UKIP mayoral candidate my support for black cab drivers is unequivocal and unlike fair weather Labour and Tory politicians such as Sadiq and Zac, I will not stint in fighting their corner.

    "Both Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson presided over a surge in numbers of Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs), one in ten vehicles on London's roads are now PHVs, and this has hugely increased congestion and pollution

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  • UKIP Trade Spokesman demolishes PM's claim that potential UK-EU Trade agreement would have to have free movement of people

    william_d.jpgWilliam Dartmouth, UKIP's Trade Spokesman and newly appointed Party Deputy Chairman has demolished the Prime Minister's oft repeated claim that any potential post Brexit UK-EU trade agreement would have to have free movement of people,

    Speaking in Llandudno at the Party's recently held Spring Conference, William Dartmouth said, "The EU has - according to how you count them over 100 trade agreements. Only four of them, with the EFTA four countries, have a "free movement of people clause". 

    "Even in Europe the EU has trade agreements  with ten countries; including Albania, Bosnia, Serbia and Turkey; without free movement of people.

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  • Happy St David's Day!

    Happy St David's Day! Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!


    Let's make it a national holiday!

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  • The EU is an Evil Empire

    Evil_Empire_A5_booklet_web_a-page-001.jpgThe EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is causing much damage to poor nations, argues Ray Finch MEP in a new booklet, The Evil Empire. How the Common Fisheries Policy is recolonising the Third World, which can be downloaded here. In it, the UKIP Fisheries Spokesman compares the fishing agreements between the EU and developing countries with the slavery deals made in the period of the Atlantic slave trade.  

    Ray Finch, who represents the South East region, said: "These EU fishing agreements are immoral.  They have always been a neo-colonialist tool, serving the economic interests of certain segments of the EU fishing industry and ensuring the, political, survival of the CFP.  The EU is using taxpayers' money to subsidise big and powerful vessels, mostly Spanish but also others, to expand into the fishing grounds of some of the world's poorest countries, mostly in Africa, undermining the people and communities who rely on fish for work and food.  Local rulers and decision-makers have abused these agreements for personal, political or financial ends.  This is a devil's pact."

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  • Conservative Cambridge County Councillor joins UKIP

    GDanmahj.jpgCouncillor Adrian Dent, the Cambridgeshire County Councillor for the Bassingbourn Division, has, today, announced his resignation from both the Conservative Party and the Conservative Group on Cambridgeshire County Council. He has decided to join the UK Independence Party and he has been accepted onto the UKIP Group at Cambridgeshire County Council by Councillor Paul Bullen the UKIP Group Leader.
    Councillor Dent stated “I have thought long and hard about this decision and it has not been taken lightly. There are many reasons for my decision but I feel that the Conservative Party is no longer the democratic Party that I originally joined. The Conservative Group within Cambridgeshire County Council has made numerous decisions where I feel my and my electorate’s voice has not been heard. A number of decisions that I have been told to accept have been made by those of a louder voice and position of power within the group and, in my opinion, this is not what I or my electorate want. I am joining the UK Independence Party as, I believe, it more closely aligns itself to many of the fundamental policies that I firmly believe in and it does not operate a whip in Cambridgeshire County Council which enables me to properly represent the needs of my constituents”.

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  • Cllr Tim Aker MEP announces student bursary as he launches the 'The Aker Foundation'

    Tim_Aker.jpegToday Cllr Tim Aker MEP has launched 'The Aker Foundation' which will be used to assist the people of Thurrock. When elected as a Councillor in December 2014 he promised to use his Council allowances to set up a foundation designed to help local people.

    He will be awarding a £500 bursary for a sixth form student in Aveley and £250 for a sixth form student in Thurrock. Cllr Aker is asking students to write 500 words on: "What I would do to improve Thurrock?". Submissions will need to be emailed with full address and contact details to by midday on Friday 18th March, with results coming out a week later after the judging panel has met.

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  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage's 2016 Spring Conference Speech

    If you missed it, watch UKIP Leader Nigel Farage's keynote speech from UKIP's Spring Conference in Llandudno

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