• UKIP Transport spokesman welcomes confirmation from airline boss that leaving the EU would not necessarily trigger a rise in air fares

    Jill_Seymour.jpegUKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour this afternoon welcomed confirmation from the boss of a leading airline that leaving the EU would not necessarily trigger a rise in air fares.
    Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary wants the UK to remain in the European Union, but admitted: "I don't believe leaving the European Union will cause airfares to rise."
    Mrs Seymour said: “We have been saying this all along. The only factor which really drives air fares upwards in Britain is our own Government’s travel taxation policy.

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  • UKIP Wales Leader welcomes announcement that Aston Martin will make new concept car in Wales as 'mythbusting Brexit scaremongers'

    Nathan.jpgToday's announcement that Aston Martin will construct it's new DBX concept car in St Athans, creating 750 jobs, has been warmly welcomed by Nathan Gill MEP who says it shows that global business is willing to invest in Wales, even if we leave the EU.

    "The fact that a global car manufacturer has announced it has picked Wales out of 20 other international locations really debunks the threats coming from the Remain campaign that big business will flee our shores were we to leave the EU.

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  • Campaign update from Peter Whittle

    With the historic referendum date less than 120 days away, UKIP Mayoral Candidate Peter Whittle gives us his thoughts on why your efforts to elect UKIP figures in May will give us an even better chance on June 23rd

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  • Referendum Campaign Promotion for William Dartmouth MEP and Diane James MEP

    UKIP_M0416.jpgA message from UKIP Leader Nigel Farage:

    "We have an important set of elections on May 5th in which UKIP can make some significant breakthroughs. But at the same time we have to fight a referendum campaign and our frontline spokesmen need to be free to comment and campaign on the main issues.
    "Accordingly I have made some changes to our structure today.
    "Both of our Deputy Chairs are candidates in the upcoming elections and this will limit any role they can play in the national referendum campaign.
    "So I thank Suzanne Evans and Neil Hamilton for their time as Deputy Chairs and announce they will be replaced by Diane James and William Dartmouth.
    "Diane will have responsibility for speaking on the issue of security in the campaign and William on trade and jobs. I know that both are free to campaign on a full time basis."

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  • Cameron's orchestrated letter from former defence chiefs is about cost cutting, not security

    6867871-large.jpegUKIP Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem has slammed the letter from senior veterans saying the UK would be safer within the EU saying it was "an utter inversion of the facts that Britain is more secure being run from Brussels," adding that "all that letter demonstrates is the government's policy for defence is making it less costly with the eventual aim of joining a combined European army."

    "I'm staggered that people who served this country in such a senior capacity in the military think we need an EU Army and our borders controlled by European Commission controlled paramilitary forces in Italy and Greece," he said.

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  • UKIP slams ‘Appalling cover up’ as Civil Servants told they can’t aid Brexit campaign

    Nathan_Gill.jpgUKIP MEP Nathan Gill has called the decision to block civil servants from releasing briefings to the Brexit campaign as it goes against Government policy ‘an appalling cover up’.

    "Surely any Government that calls a major referendum in a few months on something of such significant national importance would have had to draw up an impact assessment for either result.

    "There absolutely has to be an exit strategy already developed unless the result is to be rigged. To not give the public that information in order that they can make an informed decision on such a huge issue is the greatest insult to democracy.

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  • Bromley votes Out

    bigpicdavid_livett.jpgLast night Bromley Borough Council became the second council in London after Havering to vote to Leave the European Union. The motion was passed with a huge majority of 23 to 7.

    UKIP Councillor David Livett, who proposed the motion said "I'm delighted we won the vote it is clear that the Bromley Council believe we would be better off out of the EU.

    "It was encouraging that so many Conservatives supported the motion by taking advantage of a free vote: they made very strong points in a free debate and then stood up to be counted.

    "The Labour group was a disappointment,  they seem to have abandoned the working man and ignore the pressures on his wages and jobs. Tony Benn must be spinning in his grave.”

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  • UKIP welcomes decision to name new Crossrail line the Elizabeth line

    PRW_2015_Photo.jpgCrossrail to be named the Elizabeth line when the new service opens to passengers through central London in December 2018. 

    Responding UKIP London Mayoral candidate Peter Whittle said: "Quite rightly Crossrail has chosen to honour our monarch in the 64th year of her reign, and in her 90th birthday year, by naming the forthcoming line in her honour. 

    "We can only hope that the rail line proves to be as dependable in terms of  standards and timing as the remarkable woman it is named after."


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  • It is essential that there is a strong UKIP voice in London to keep the establishment honest

    PRW_2015_Photo.jpgUKIP London Mayoral candidate Peter Whittle said: "Its been a great pleasure to see both Boris and particularly Zac Goldsmith as my competitor in the Mayoral race come round to the position that we in UKIP have held for decades. We believe that Britain, and London in particular would be better off out of the European Union.

    "We believe that the structures of the EU are ill designed for the innovation and entrepreneurship that has been the mainstay of London for centuries. It is slow and heavy, demanding simplistic and bloated rules that stifle the quick thought and quick action that is the hallmark of an exciting successful and prosperous city.

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  • Tim Aker challenges Jackie Doyle-Price MP to Thurrock EU Debate

    jHnhFRD6.jpgWith the referendum campaign now officially launched Tim Aker has called on JDP to debate the issues of EU membership so we can best inform local residents in Thurrock. We will seek an independent chairman and a range of questions from the audience.

    Cllr Tim Aker MEP said: "This will be the biggest political decision in a generation. It is important that people are given the information to make an informed choice in June.

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