• UKIP Health Spokesman responds to outrageous EHIC card loophole

    11850986_10153553370694044_1480921525_n.jpgA loophole is allowing people who have never paid tax in Britain to bill the NHS for healthcare in their own countries, an investigation has found. Foreign nationals who claim they are living in the UK are obtaining free European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) to charge the UK for treatment in their home countries, the Daily Mail said.

    UKIP Health Spokesman Louise Bours MEP:  "If the Tories don’t stop this going on, it will show once and for all that they prioritise the EU more than they care about the NHS and the health of British people.

    "It is of course outrageous that this has been allowed to take place, but Cameron’s claim that the government didn’t know it was going on is equally unacceptable.

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  • Mike Hookem releases video on the danger UK truckers face in Calais

    UKIP MEP Mike Hookem was recently invited to Calais by a local haulage firm, in order to see for himself the gauntlet the drivers are forced to run each time they come through the port of Calais.

    What Mike found amazed him and he made this video of his and the truckers experience.

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  • Stop slapping fines on innocent lorry drivers

    38qr96Hi_(1).jpegThe UK Government is being urged to scrap the fines which have been imposed on innocent lorry drivers who are unwittingly bringing illegal immigrants into the UK.

    UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has called for penalties to be abandoned until Britain ‘gets its house in order’ to tighten up security breaches at the Channel Tunnel.

    And she said the current legislation needed permanently amending to ensure that, going forward, it was only targeting people-smugglers and not snaring innocent truck drivers.

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  • UKIP neither wants nor needs the Ramsgate area, including Manston, to become a lorry park

    Responding to reports today that Manston Airport will be used to park lorries due to the ongoing situation in Calais and Dover, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage and UKIP's Leader of Thanet District Council Chris Wells issued the following joint statement:

    "UKIP neither wants nor needs the Ramsgate area, including Manston, to become a lorry park. This is a simplistic and short term approach to the ongoing crisis in Calais and Dover.

    "UKIP-controlled Thanet District Council is only interested in getting lorries moving so that business can flourish, not simply transferring the parking problem from Dover into the neighbouring districts. We need a more radical approach, and so we urge the government to open up the Port of Ramsgate so lorries can be moved across to the continent.

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  • EU pays jobless migrants to come to Britain

    su8OU9X-6wmmsFf4gnQvuB5OTcEae9qOt_NuH73_0dE.pngResearch by UKIP has discovered that a jobs scheme which is supposed to help young people from across the EU get work has helped only 25 British people secure work.

    The controversial EURES scheme, which the UK government has tried to secure opt outs on, offers grants and reimbursements for people between 18 and 35 to get jobs or trainee schemes in other countries.

    The findings have been described as "more proof that EU membership is not in Britain's best interests" by the UKIP's Employment Spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP.

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  • Victims of CSE should not have their compensation cut says UKIP

    jane-collins.jpgAnti CSE campaigner and Rotherham MEP Jane Collins has attacked he government's position of cutting compensation for victims of sexual abuse who have criminal records.

    Mrs Collins said that many of the victims would have committed crimes because they had fallen into a spiral of despair and desperation after being introduced to drugs and drink by their abusers.

    "When I spoke to victims it became evident very quickly that drugs and alcohol were the main control mechanisms used by the abusers as both a lure and a way to dominate their victims.

    "This led to many dropping out of school and falling into petty crime to feed habits developed by being abused.

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  • Tim Aker MEP calls for unauthorised traveller pitches to be made illegal

    Tim_Yellow_No_Back.pngUKIP MEP for East of England, Tim Aker, has today launched a Downing Street Petition calling for unauthorized traveller sites to be made a criminal offence.

    The Member of the European Parliament, who is also a councillor for Aveley in Thurrock, has called for this action after a spate of traveller incursions in Thurrock.

    Tim Aker said: “The existing civil rules mean residents have to wait several days before action is taken to clear illegal traveller sites. The clear up afterwards has to be paid for by the taxpayer. Enough is enough. There needs to be a stronger deterrent and making illegal incursions a criminal offence would be just that. With strict liability, there would also be swifter removal so residents can be aware that after reporting the illegal incursion, the authorities are able to act immediately to make arrests and clear the site.

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  • UKIP: Ship lorries out of Ramsgate instead of parking them

    With the ongoing crisis at Calais, UKIP have today called for lorries to be shipped via the Port of Ramsgate.

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "Rather than parking lorries in Ramsgate, we must begin shipping lorries via the Port of Ramsgate. The chaos in Calais is now a national economic problem of great urgency that requires a new approach."

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  • Interfering EU rules are threatening to ground British helicopters

    38qr96Hi.jpegContinued interference by the European Union is now threatening to destroy parts of the British commercial airline industry, UKIP’s Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has warned. New EU rules mean helicopter pilots will soon be prevented from using elevated landing pads unless they have spent up to £30,000 on officially approved engine monitoring equipment.

    Mrs Seymour has joined forces with London UKIP MEP Gerard Batten, asking the EU Commissioner and Minister for Transport to waive the condition, contained in the Single European Rules Of The Air document.

    “This is yet another unnecessary EU rule which no member of the British public has demanded, and which is now threatening to destroy another UK industry,” she said.

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  • UKIP Migration Spokesman's 5 point plan for dealing with the crisis at Calais

    Steven_in_Calais.PNGThe situation in Calais is becoming graver by the day. With 1,500 Migrants charging the Eurotunnel last night, the escalation of the problem is now visible for all to see. Steven Woolfe as UKIP’s Migration spokesman and the first politician to visit to Calais Migrant camps in December 2014 and June 2015 and warned of the vast numbers arriving in the camps each day and of the problems we now face. As David Cameron meets with COBRA today, Steven Woolfe has the following policy suggestions that Cameron should implement:

    1) The UK should deploy British troops to treble border staff in Calais with authority to detect illegal migrants entering the UK and to protect British holiday makers and truckers.

    2) Demand that the French authorities deploy their own troops to Calais to support the under resourced French authorities and security force.

    3) UK ports such as Little Haven and other smaller ports in the UK should prepare to filter traffic to La Havre, Dieppe and Ostend.

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