• Rapid implementation of a common EU migration and asylum policy would be wholly unacceptable

    Nigel Farage has warned against the rapid implementation of common EU migration and asylum policy in the European Parliament today, saying it could lead to Islamic extremists coming to the UK. 

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    He began by reminding the Strasbourg Parliament that four years ago he warned that bombing Libya would be a huge mistake.

    "It was a mistake which today is reaping its tragic rewards. It was the ill judged military intervention which has contributed to political instability in the region.

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  • UKIP Economic Spokesman Patrick O’Flynn launches an attack on Labour for offering working people a “total insult” tax policy

    Photo_1.jpgUKIP Economics Spokesman Patrick O’Flynn has attacked Labour for offering working people a “total insult” tax policy. He said Labour had not pledged to raise the tax free personal allowance and calculated that its policy of bringing in a 10% starting rate of tax would be worth just 42p per week to the average worker – not even enough to pay for a second class stamp or a bag of peanuts.

    He said: “UKIP has fought this election as the party of working people and we will carry on making that case right up to polling day.

    “Our party has had as policy for many years the idea that people on the minimum wage should be taken out of income tax.

    “Our key taxation policy in this election is a pledge to raise the personal allowance to at least £13,000 during the course of the next parliament. That is a fully costed, funded plan which is better than anything offered by the other parties.

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  • Help us smash apart Labour's one party state in the North

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgWriting for today's Daily Mail UKIP Leader Nigel Farage calls upon those in areas like Rotherham, Hartlepool, and Stockton, where Labour has ceased trying to represent the values, beliefs and opinions of ordinary folk, to vote UKIP and to smash apart Labour's one party state in the North. 

    In his article Nigel writes that Labour "simply do not understand the impact that mass migration has had on people's lives. In doing what they did, they betrayed their core voters – keeping wages down, making it harder to get a GP appointment, and creating a shortage of school places."

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  • Labour Housing Policy is 'blatant last minute electioneering'

    Andrew-Charalambous-1.jpgUKIP Housing Spokesman, Andrew Charalambous, has slammed Labour's housing announcement today saying that it will create huge instability in the housing market

    "This is uncosted blatant last minute electioneering. Any help for first time buyers is of course welcome, but there is a significant risk that all this measure will do is lead to further house price inflation as it changes neither the number of would-be buyers nor the number of properties available for sale. That nobody is actually dealing with the demand element of housing shows that the political class want to simply coax voters with flawed short term sweeteners rather than address the overall problem of a housing crisis in the UK."

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  • Labour are now running scared of UKIP

    Nigel_Twitter.jpegUKIP Leader Nigel Farage: “The Labour Party is now running scared of UKIP. It has lost the big arguments on the impact of uncontrolled immigration on working class communities up and down the land.

    “Working people have experienced at first-hand the wage compression, high youth unemployment, long housing waiting lists, struggle for school places, pressure on health services and loss of community cohesion ushered in by Labour’s open door approach.

    “Labour is now haemorrhaging votes to UKIP as its traditional supporters come to realise how out of touch its privileged metropolitan leadership is from the lives of working people.

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  • Latest Ashcroft poll shows UKIP on course to make history in Thurrock

    11180186_10205257567091788_420910396_n.jpgToday’s latest Lord Ashcroft poll shows that UKIP is “on course to make history in Thurrock” according to UKIP candidate Tim Aker.

    The poll shows again that UKIP are leading in the constituency, by 7% before data weighting or 4% after. Labour are second and the Tories third as with the previous Ashcroft poll.

    Tim Aker said: “This latest poll shows yet again that UKIP is on course to make history in Thurrock. If you vote UKIP here, you will get a local UKIP MP here working for the whole community.

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  • Another ‘Cast Iron guarantee’ Mr Cameron?

    StevenWoolfe.jpeg“Cameron’s latest plea on immigration is the most disingenuous yet from a rattled Tory leader. With UKIP’s poll ratings back on the rise and the election only two weeks away to claim that the Tories can be trusted on immigration after 5 years of abject failure is taking the electorate for fools, and they are not fools” said Steven Woolfe MEP the UKIP Migration Spokesman.

    “Instead of the 10’s of thousands that Cameron promised to restrict net immigration to we have seen over half a million net in the past two years alone, 210,000 in 2013, 298,000 in 2014.

    “Cameron has failed and failed again, and yet he has the brass neck to think that people will believe him that he has a grip. The only thing he has a hold onto is the fantasy that he can do anything significant to control our borders.

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  • More investment in police would help fight crimes against the person

    Diane_James.jpg“The reported crime figures from the ONS today show that crime overall is down, but I would question whether this is a true reflection of reality” asks Diane James MEP, the UKIP Home Affairs spokesman.

    “Given that media coverage over the last year has highlighted falling crime statistics, voters will be left wondering how accurate these figures really are. In trying to see a silver lining it would appear to be good news that overall crime is down in today's crime survey, but the reduction is in fact marginal.

    “What is of far more concern and indeed is deeply shocking is the incredible increase in crimes against the person and in particular violence, especially against women.

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  • Exhaustion hits the Tory Battle bus

    Nigel_Twitter.jpegAccording to Andrew Neil he was told by a Tory donor, "Tory campaign useless. Cameron's heart not in it. Not looking good". This was confirmed moments later by Tory commentator Tim Montgomerie who said that, “Cameron has wanted out for a while. He has just wanted to go out on some sort of high and hasn't been able to find that high.”

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: “Reports that senior Tory donors are suggesting that the Conservative Party campaign is in disarray are of no surprise to me.

    "Mr Cameron has failed to capture the imagination of the electorate with his party’s empty promises, and he has focused almost entirely on negative, American-style campaigning.

    "In fact, on the back of Mr Cameron begging for UKIP voters to vote for his party, what we are seeing is quite the opposite. Voters appear to be increasingly impressed with UKIP's costed manifesto, including independently audited proposals on controlling immigration, increased funding for our NHS, and bringing forward a free and fair referendum on European Union membership.

    "As this election campaign draws to a close, I would be unsurprised to see UKIP's vote share increase, and I am increasingly bullish on the positive impact we can make on May 7th."

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