• Millions of people across Europe are sick and tired of the European Union

    UKIP's Thurrock MEP Tim Aker says: "We are not alone, millions of people across Europe are sick and tired of the European Union."

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  • Yvette Cooper's calls are calculated and do not go far enough to protect British security

    Mike_Hookem.jpegUKIP Defence and Security spokesman Mike Hookem MEP responded to the calls from Yvette Cooper to bring a halt to Schengen saying that in terms of real control over the UK borders it "did not go far enough."

    "Ms Cooper knows full well that the EU, via the Common Immigration and Asylum Policy, has taken away control of that hugely important aspect of domestic security.

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  • Labour and Tories support EU restriction on Oven Gloves and it's not a joke

    Jill_Seymour.jpgLabour and Tories MEPs voted in the European Parliament today to support the European Commission in the restriction of oven gloves in a legislative report on Personal Protective Equipment.

    UKIP MEP for the West Midlands Jill Seymour said:

    "First the EU came for your vacuum cleaner, then your oven and now in a new bout of craziness, even our oven gloves. What is the EU going to restrict next? Soap?

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  • A contagion is spreading across Europe, the disease is called democracy

    Speaking to the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, in the European Parliament today in a debate on the forthcoming Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP spoke of a Eurosceptic contagion spreading across Europe, citing the UK, the Netherlands and Ireland among others.

    "The EU faces an existential crisis, indeed there is an outbreak of a contagious disease. The disease is called democracy and people want to have a say on their future."

    "Whether we the peoples of Europe can break this union between now and the end of June, I don't know, but I tell you what, we're going to have a damn good go."

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  • UKIP MEPs celebrate as EU Federalist Guy Verhofstadt accepts Brexit debate challenge

    UKIP MEPs cheered enthusiastically when the EU's chief Federalist ideologue MEP Guy Verhofstadt agreed to come to Britain to debate. Answering the invitation of UKIP London MEP Gerard Batten, the leader of the Liberal ALDE Group said he would come to the UK to debate the topic.

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  • Brexit vote about safety and security of British women

    Speaking in the European Parliament, Strasbourg  in a debate on the last European Council with Presidents Tusk and Juncker, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the upcoming Brexit vote was about the safety and security of British women.

    Contrasting the enthusiastic welcome for migrants in September at Munich train station with its closure on foot of terrorist threats a few months afterwards, he criticised the unacceptable sexual assault of many women in Cologne and across Northern Europe.

    Farage concluded that these events had brought about a sea change of public opinion regarding the EU's open border policy.


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  • Zac Goldsmith's promise of 50,000 new homes is pointless if he doesn't even mention the chief driver of London's housing crisis

    PRW_2016_Photo.jpgUKIP London Mayoral candidate Peter Whittle responding to the launch of Zac Goldsmith's Mayoral campaign said, "Zac Goldsmith's promise of 50,000 new homes is - like all previous targets - pointless if he doesn't even mention the chief driver of London's housing crisis, which is the unprecedented levels of migration into the capital in recent years.

    "The London Mayor is in a unique position from which to lobby government for a proper, controlled immigration system, one that would ease not just the capital's housing crisis but also the strain on social services, education and hospitals. As UKIP's candidate, I see this as the number one priority."

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  • UKIP blasts IHAT for witch hunt against British soldiers

    Mike_Hookem.jpegThe former soldier said the Iraq Historic Allegations Team needed to "stop their witch-hunt of British soldiers, particularly ones who may well have saved lives by stopping attacks on British bases."

    "Here we have a crack shot, who neutralised a threat from nearly a mile away - well over the range where a shout could have been heard from - and we have civil servants and ambulance chasing lawyers trying to nail him for criminal charges.

    "He should have been mentioned in dispatches," he added.

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  • Outrage after Labour MEP brands female parliamentary colleague "racist" for expressing concern over migrant sex attacks in Cologne

    A British politician was labelled “racist” for expressing concern for women attacked and sexually assaulted by migrants in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. Labour MEP Mary Honeyball made the astonishing attack on her European Parliament colleague Margot Parker during a meeting of the EU’s committee on women’s rights and gender equality in Strasbourg on Monday evening.

    Debate was taking place about the incidents in Cologne on December 31 which saw over 100 local women attacked by more than 1,000 migrants. Police eventually described the attackers as being of Arab and North African appearance.

    Mrs Parker, UKIP MEP for the East Midlands, spoke up at the committee – also known as FEMM – stating: “This is what happens when you have an open door policy to countries and cultures where women are treated as second class citizens.

    “The EU is providing the perfect environment for cross-border criminals to traffic and exploit people.”

    She added: “The EU has no right to decide asylum policies – only elected and accountable national governments do.”

    In response, Ms Honeyball said: “It’s very easy and it’s totally wrong to blame refugees and migrants for what is happening.

    “I think we should stop doing this – it is essentially racist to blame the migrants and the refugees.”

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  • Council houses unsafe under a Conservative government

    Tim_Aker.jpegUKIP have blasted the Conservatives for welcoming the threat of homelessness for the most vulnerable in society. On Sunday Politics London Tory MP Matthew Offord said the tenure of council houses should be a maximum of five years and said no one should ever expect to stay in their house all their life.

    The Government's Housing and Planning Bill currently plans to limit all future Council tenancy to a maximum of five years but the Tory MP announced plans to go further.

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