• Crackdown on domestic abuse is welcome but let's educate too

    2015_Margot_Preferred_picture.jpgMargot Parker, UKIP's Women's and Equalities spokesman has backed plans to create tougher laws to deal with domestic abuse.

    But the East Midlands MEP has said education is also vital in tackling the problem. The Government has revealed proposals to oversee the creation of new laws to deal with domestic abuse in England and Wales. A new Act would tackle inconsistencies across the country, although it is unclear what shape the new Domestic Violence and Abuse Act might take.

    Margot said: "Domestic abuse is an abhorrent crime – too many women and indeed men, are living in fear of their partners and are living in fear in their own homes. More has to be done. Tougher legislation yes! But we also need to tackle the problem by educating people about abuse and the damage it does.

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  • Lords must not become Peter Mandelson's Poodle

    Paul.jpgUKIP Leader Paul Nuttall has warned that Britain will be dragged into its most serious constitutional crisis for over a century if the House of Lords tinkers with Brexit.

    He said: "What we have here is the least democratic forum in British politics potentially interfering with the most democratic one - the result of a referendum.

    "The British people have made their choice. For the Lords - which is stuffed with pro-EU timeservers and from which UKIP has been systematically excluded - to mess around with it would be both outrageous and dangerous.

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  • Labour have taken the people of Stoke for granted

    Responding to Jeremy Corbyn's comments in Stoke-on-Trent today, a UKIP Spokesman for the campaign in Stoke Central said: "Labour have taken the people of Stoke for granted. Labour's mass immigration policies have put untold pressure on housing, parents struggle to get the right school place for their children and A&E waiting times are too long.

    "All Labour do is trash our country, sneer at our flag and Jeremy Corbyn refuses to sing the national anthem. They would rather give back the Falklands than build one more Council house; they would prosecute British servicemen rather than condemn the IRA and keep Britain in the EU while ignoring the wishes of the people of Stoke."

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  • UKIP Defence Spokesman calls for European countries to increase defence spending

    thumbnail_bill4.jpgUKIP Defence spokesman Bill Etheridge has called for European nations to increase their spending on defence.

    The call comes as news emerged that the UK had failed to meet its pledge of 2% after an increase in GDP.

    European leaders in Brussels received a warning from US Defence secretary Jim Mattis that allies must significantly increase their defense spending “if your nations do not want to see America moderate its commitment to this alliance”.

    Such has been the decline in spending since the break-up of the Soviet Union that the Belgian military was forced to ask the U.S. for hand-me-down flak jackets for its soldiers when it deployed domestically in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels in recent years.

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  • UK waters must return to UK control regardless of what the EU want

    Mike_Hookem.jpgUKIP Fisheries Spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, has blasted “desperate attempts” by MEPs to “grab” UK fish stocks following Brexit saying, “UK waters and fish stocks must return to UK control, post-Brexit.”

    Memos leaked to a British newspaper state that “MEPs have drafted seven provisions to be included in Britain’s “exit agreement”, including the stipulation that there will be “no increase to the UK’s share of fishing opportunities for jointly fished stocks*.”

    Speaking of the leaked memos, Hull-born MEP, Mr Hookem said, “This is nothing more than the EU wanting to have their cake and eat it. Time and again we are told the UK will not get any ‘special deals’ post-Brexit. Well, in that case, it should work both ways, and UK waters must return to UK control regardless of what the EU want!”

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  • Cut Foreign Aid Budget to £2.5 Billion

    Rethinking_aid_freeing_trade-page-001.jpgA paper released today by the UKIP Parliamentary Resource Unit (PRU) concludes that while Britain is right to support the development of poorer countries, prioritising foreign aid payments over our own public services is not an effective use of public resources. The paper, Rethinking Aid, Freeing Trade, by Simon Gordon, recommends phasing out development aid and repealing the Act that commits UK aid spending to 0.7% of GNI.

    Having broken down aid spending in some detail, Gordon has been able to demonstrate that a significant portion of the budget is not spent on either emergency or development aid; is abused to fund political advocacy which harms developing nations; and that Britain’s multi-lateral aid partners rack up huge administrative costs.

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  • More Submarine Problems

    bill2.jpgUKIP Defence Spokesman, Bill Etheridge MEP, has launched a broadside at the Ministry of Defence as news emerged of not only a ten month delay for the fourth Astute class submarine, but also a near £200m increase in their combined cost. The fourth Astute vessel, HMS Audacious, was initially due in August 2015 but this had already been put back to January next year. November 2018 is the new predicted date.

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) have also admitted that the price to build the four new nuclear submarines rose by £191m in the year 2015/2016.

    A BAE spokeswoman said: "The design and build of a nuclear powered submarine is one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

    Mr Etheridge, MEP for the West Midlands, said “An engineering challenge it may be, but surely that should have been included in the quote?

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