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  • European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says Britain does not need the European Union

    junckerFACEBOOK_(2).pngSpeaking in the European Parliament today, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said "I don’t think Britain needs the European Union".

    Responding UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: “I want to buy Juncker some champagne. I have always had a personal liking for Jean-Claude Juncker even though we have political differences. His statement today that personally ‘I don’t think Britain needs the European Union’ is spot on.”

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  • £10k jet detours on the way to Gibraltar show we would be better off out of the EU

    Julia_Reid.jpgGibraltar and the UK would be better off out of the EU claims a UKIP MEP following revelations that the taxpayer is paying up to an extra £10,000 per each RAF jet flight due to having to fly a costly detour due to being banned from Spanish airspace, says UKIP MEP Dr Julia Reid.

    South West and Gibraltar MEP Dr Julia Reid says the figure shows EU membership does not help Gibraltar and the UK as it has no impact on the behaviour of Spain.
    There have been hundreds of unlawful incursions by Spanish vessels into British waters in Gibraltar and in August Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo was reported to have been “astonished and appalled” over the incursions into British waters. Despite this, Mr Picardo has said the EU needs to be ‘fixed, not thrown away’ and has the UK to remain part of the European Union.

    Commenting today, Dr Julia Reid MEP, said: “In light of these figures, that taxpayers’ are having to stump up an additional £5,000 to £10,000 for each RAF jet flight, due to being banned from Spanish airspace, surely you have to ask how is the EU helping Gibraltar and indeed the UK?

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  • London tops world city rankings - Again

    PRW_2015_Photo.jpgIn a survey carried out by Japanese research foundation, the Mori Institute for Urban Strategies London has been listed as the most powerful city in the world for the fourth successive year. The ranking is based on a combination of Economy, Research and Development, Cultural Interaction, Livability, Environment and Accessibility.

    Peter Whittle, UKIP's candidate for the London Mayoralty said: "We all know it, and so, it appears does the rest of the world - London is simply the greatest city that there is. In the fields of the economy, culture and accessibility London leads the way.

    "We still have some way to go, of course, and tackling the issues of housing and transport in London are UKIP's key aims and policy platforms for next year's elections.

    "It is clear that the pre-eminent position of London is broad based and is in no way predicated in the UK remaining part of the EU. We have nothing to fear from Brexit - and as a country and as a city we can look forward with great confidence for an even brighter future".

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  • Latest unemployment figures show the north-south divide

    jane-collins.jpgFollowing the announcement of the latest unemployment figures by the Office of National Statistics, UKIP Employment spokesman Jane Collins MEP said:

    "It's that north-south divide again! The unemployment rate may have fallen overall but as we've seen in Redcar with the closure of the SSI plant, the damaging impact of EU regulations making manufacturing and heavy industry uncompetitive is losing jobs in the North.

    "We've had a summer of bad news for workers in the North, with the closure of two power stations, the loss of jobs at the Young's fish processing plant in Grimsby and two steel companies closing their doors.

    "It means thousands of jobs have been lost and the knock on effect for their families and communities is devastating.

    "We may hear talk of a 'Northern Powerhouse' but all we've seen from this government is the kind of hot air the environmentalists want to stop."

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  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage welcomes new Loyalist initiative

    Nigel_Farage.jpegWelcoming the Loyalist ‘Unfinished Work’ Initiative, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: “I am proud of the Unfinished Work initiative that David McNarry has undertaken alongside others over the past 18 months. I welcome these positive steps and fully support both the initiative, and the drive towards a fuller, lasting peace that it represents.

    As we have seen recently, there is unfinished business in the Peace process and David has been indefatigable in working to ensure there will be no loose ends.”

    Mr Farage added: “This initiative and today’s announcement broadens the democratic process in Northern Ireland and I believe it will give further confidence to the Unionist community that decisions are taken with their concerns taken seriously.”

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  • Local UKIP MEP expresses his devastation at closure of Redcar steelworks

    Jonathan-Arnott-photo-682x1024_(1).jpgFollowing the news that the coke ovens and blast furnace at the Redcar steelworks are to close local UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott expressed his “devastation”.

    “This is truly devastating news and is the final nail in the coffin. The livelihoods of more than 2,000 people have been thrown on the scrapheap. It is outrageous and could all have been avoided if our government had not been forbidden by the EU from giving state aid.

    “The high pound, Chinese market dumping, high cost of raw materials and especially government-caused artificially-inflated energy prices in an energy-intensive industry have all contributed to temporary unprofitability. Steel is trading at a fraction of the price it did in 2010, but it will recover.

    “The Redcar steelworks was a textbook example of the need for state aid, because now much-needed skills will disappear from our economy.

    “Our government blames EU rules; UKIP blames our government too, for not putting British business above EU rules.  Today is a poignant reminder of how remaining in the European Union costs British jobs.  

    “However, it is not just the jobs of those directly employed that are affected but the suppliers and the small shops and businesses they use. It is all very well putting in money for those made redundant, what new jobs will be created for them?.

     

     

     

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  • Lord Rose deliberately confused Europe with the political union that is called the EU

    CRGgyxDWEAABWU-.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage responds to Lord Rose's speech at the launch of the "Remain" campaign: "Lord Rose deliberately confused Europe with the political union that is called the EU.

    "He argued that we are stronger in the world, have more influence and more clout. Has he forgotten that the United Kingdom no longer even has a seat on the World Trade Organisation and that Brussels now wants a single EU seat on the UN Security Council?

    "He argues that in order to trade we have to have free movement of people. Nowhere else in the world is that the case. To think that UK manufactured cars would face tariffs when we import hundreds of thousands more cars from Germany shows utter detachment from the realities of trade.

    "To argue that his is the patriotic position is turning the truth on its head. The EU has a star spangled banner. He's welcome to it. I prefer the Union Flag."

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  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage on the Leave EU campaigns

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage: “I’ve given my support to Leave.EU which aims to engage the British public and has an amazing 200,000 registered supporters in its first seven weeks.

    “Equally, I support the pro-business arguments that have been made by Vote Leave today. Arguments that UKIP have been making for over 20 years.

    “But we have to get outside of Westminster to reach millions of people who don’t normally vote and for whom controlling our borders and having pride in our country are the biggest issues.

    “I believe these campaigns are aiming at different audiences and are complementary not contradictory. Ultimately, I hope that we have one campaign that operates on a number of levels.”

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  • Stop forced marriage, not unequal boardrooms

    The EU should stop wasting time trying to define what a woman is and do more to tackle more serious gender issues like female genital mutilation – says UKIP Health Spokesman Louise Bours MEP.

    In a speech at the European Parliament, the MEP accused the commission of trying to force their view of what a woman is on the wider public and organisations within member states, by introducing boardroom gender quotas and sanctioning companies that don’t comply with their required gender balance.

    The speech was part of a debate on bringing in new gender regulations for companies across the EU and you can watch it in full below:

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  • Farage provokes Hollande to admit Brexit is logical

    UKIP leader Nigel Farage provoked French President Hollande to admit in a debate in the European Parliament, Strasbourg today that Brexit was a logical choice.

    Speaking in the presence of Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, the UKIP leader said that we are living in a German dominated Europe which is causing resentment and division. After badly mishandling the migrant crisis, Europe was not an area of peace but of disharmony.

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