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  • RUSI confirms UKIP findings on defence budget "smoke and mirrors"

    MikeHookem.jpgUKIP's claims that the defence budget was bumped up to meet the NATO target of 2% of GDP on defence spending has been confirmed by respected think tank The Royal United Services Institute.

    Britain will meet the promise to spend only by adding the MI5, MI6 and GCHQ into the mix: without this money the percentage spending on defence would only be 1.85 per cent.

    Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem said the findings showed there was "some unsure hand creative accounting going on in the Treasury which UKIP spotted on the day of the budget."

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  • EU subverting UK Education, as UKIP reveals EU funded University Professors

    PaulNutall-new1.jpgUKIP has warned today of the threat of the EU 'subverting' British education as Universities UK comes out against the UK leaving the European Union.

    Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall, a former university lecturer, has also highlighted the role of Monnet Professors, academics selected and funded by the EU to promote EU integration. He argues that the payment of university teaching staff to promote EU ideals in European Universities amounts to the erosion of academic independence via a form of paid for propaganda.

    "To learn that one and a half thousand academics around the world are being paid by the EU to promote EU integration is deeply concerning and akin to the sort of deliberate indoctrination one would expect in Cold War Communism, not in the twenty first century western world.

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  • Britain must not dance to Obama's tune

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgResponding to President Obama's claims that the UK should remain in the EU, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "Does President Obama understand that the European Union is a political union and not a loose association of member states? I'm not sure.

    "The fact is that inside the EU, the UK's global standing is greatly diminished given that we are prohibited from negotiating our own trade deals. How can a country have a true global influence when it cannot agree to such deals on the world stage?

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  • Child taken from grandparents and handed to foster parents highlights 'fundamental and grave issues with social services'

    10962187_10152998763366140_388491009_n.jpgThe shocking story of a three year old child in Essex, removed from her grandparents by social services and put into foster care, highlights serious issues not only with social services but family law, according to UKIP Deputy Chairman Suzanne Evans.

    The child went to live with her natural grandparents after her mother experienced mental health problems. However social services in Essex have blocked the grandparents from adopting their grandchild due to their age, stating that the grandmother, 58, and grandfather, 70 are too old. The girl has now been placed into foster care.

    Commenting on the situation, Suzanne Evans said "It's heartless, cruel, devastating for the child and her grandparents, and casts shame on a Government that claims to promote the family.

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  • Tickets are now available for our biggest annual conference yet

    Tickets are now available for our biggest annual conference yet from the 24th - 26th of September at Doncaster Racecourse. Click here to find out more.

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    Tickets available here

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  • Record levels of immigration is the real threat to integration

    PRW_2015_Photo_for_electoral_address.jpgWe in UKIP believe in a strong multi-ethnic society united by an attachment to Britain and British identity. We believe that the publicly-imposed doctrine of multiculturalism has worked completely against this. 

    Responding to the Prime Minister's speech on British identity and tackling Islamic extremism, UKIP's Culture Spokesman Peter Whittle said: "As Culture Spokesman I have spoken frequently of how multiculturalism has separated people, discouraged integration and led to an alarming fragmentation in our society. It has also led to a situation in which effectively no questioning of other cultures, religions or traditions has been allowed.

    "David Cameron should ponder this when he talks, as he has today, of challenging extremist attitudes and the fact that people are growing up in Britain with no sense of attachment to this country. As usual with this Prime minister, such words will doubtless remain just that - words. Indeed his last major response to the barbarism of IS was to concern himself with giving it another name - a reaction which displayed a profound weakness.

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  • Government’s decision to delay placing a cap on elderly care costs until 2020 is a broken promise to some of the most vulnerable people in society

    124964.jpgThe Government’s decision to delay placing a cap on elderly care costs until 2020 is a “broken promise” to some of the most vulnerable people in society, says UKIP Health Spokesman Louise Bours.

    Under its original plan, from April 2016 the costs people face for care over the age of 65 was to be limited to £72,000 over the course of their lifetime. Now it has been delayed until 2020 after the Local Government Association wrote to ministers earlier this month asking for a postponement because of the “enormous pressures” they said they were facing.

    Ms Bours, UKIP MEP for the North West and a member of the Europe for Freedom and Direct Democracy group in the European Parliament, said: “This is a kick in the teeth to thousands of elderly people.

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  • UKIP slams £76,000 EU junket revealed in report

    v3-nathan-gill-ukip.jpgThe latest report from the Taxpayers Alliance just confirms how out-of-touch the political class are. The fact that the EU believes that spending nearly £76,000 on sending bureaucrats to a conference in Aruba is acceptable just beggars-belief. UKIP is the only major party in the UK that seeks to reduce public spending on overseas development to affordable and sustainable levels, something overwhelmingly supported by the British people.

    Nathan Gill MEP, UKIP International Development Spokesman said: "This report illustrates just how out-of-touch the political elite really are with the people they are supposed to represent. The British government should be protecting taxpayers and seeking to reduce the burden on them, but instead they consider it a priority to pass a law making it obligatory for future governments to give away nearly £1billion every month of borrowed money.

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  • PM slammed for gung-ho military intervention

    Mike_Hookem.jpegUKIP Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem has slammed David Cameron's comments committing the UK to involvement in another foreign war.

    Mr Hookem, a former soldier, said rather than saying UK troops will work with the U.S to tackle Islamic State, "what we need is a world wide coalition, led by Arab nations, not the UK and U.S. once again acting as the world's self appointed policemen."

    Mr Hookem, who has also called for Russia and China to be involved in any decision on military action, continued, "Over the past twenty years, we have seen gung-ho military intervention in the Middle East on numerous occasions and all this has done is to help spread militant jihadism in that region and beyond."

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  • Civitas report on unemployment a damning indictment of the failure of decades of overregulation by the EU

    jane-collins.jpgUKIP Employment spokesman Jane Collins MEP calls today's Civitas report on unemployment "a damning indictment of the failure of decades of overregulation by the EU."

    "Unemployment is reduced not by health and safety regulations or expensive compliance rules but by people starting up and expanding businesses and taking on employees.

    "For that to happen they need to know they have flexible employment laws, open markets and solid economies with steady demand.

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