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  • It’s time to stop hammering the over-taxed British motorist

    Jill_Seymour.jpegUKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has criticised the Government’s insurance premium tax rises for piling extra financial pressure onto the ‘already overburdened British motorist’.

    Her comments came after it was revealed that car insurance costs have risen by an average of more than £100 in less than a year.

    According to the AA’s British Insurance Premium Index, a typical comprehensive policy went up by 10 per cent in the final quarter of 2015, and is 20 per cent higher than the same time at the end of 2014.

    “British drivers are already over-taxed by our Government, and this is yet another attack on the everyday motorist,” said Mrs Seymour, one of UKIP’s three West Midlands MEPs.

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  • UKIP calls for the release of Nick Dunn and his fellow prisoners



    Jonathan_Arnott.jpgThe plight of Northumberland man Nick Dunn - imprisoned in India along with other pirate hunters - has been raised in the European Parliament.

    Regional UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott called on the Indian government to review their cases and free them.

    Mr Dunn, a 29-year-old former paratrooper from Ashington, and five other British ex-soldiers, were jailed for five years earlier this month. They were working for US maritime company AdvanFort providing anti-piracy protection when their ship was detained in October 2013 and weapons were found.

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  • While the job creators in small business struggle with EU red tape, the PM backs the big businesses

    jane_collins_MEP.jpgUKIP employment spokesman, Jane Collins MEP has attacked the Prime Minister over his call to EU leaders to back his ‘big business' supported campaign for the UK to remain in the EU; saying, “It is the real job creators in small and medium enterprises who shoulder the massive burden of crazy EU regulations, and it is these employers and workers who David Cameron should be fighting for.”

    Speaking from Strasbourg, Ms Collins said, “According to figures issued by the FSB, small businesses accounted for 99.3% of all private sector businesses at the start of 2015 and provided 60% of all private sector employment in the UK.”

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  • 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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