• MoD accommodation for migrants an insult to homeless veterans

    maxresdefault.jpgUKIP Defence Spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP has slammed a council in Cambridgeshire for looking at using empty MoD buildings in Ely to house migrants, calling the move an “utter slap in the face to veterans living on Britain’s streets.”

    Mr Hookem, who is also UKIP’s veterans spokesman, said, “I find it abhorrent that a council can consider pouring resources into housing migrants in disused MoD buildings, when we have an estimated 9,000 veterans sleeping rough in the UK.”

    “It begs the question that if this type of accommodation is available, why it has not been used before to house men and women who put their lives on the line for this country and who are often suffering the mental and physical health effects of their service.”

    “If available, this accommodation should have been offered to homeless veterans months ago, as it could have been used as a bridge into proper health and social care for some of the most vulnerable members of our veterans community.”

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  • Argentina hailing Corbyn as their hero must be worrying to the people of the Falklands

    maxresdefault.jpgUKIP Defence spokesman Mike Hookem has called for Jeremy Corbyn to “confirm his commitment to the Falkland Islanders” following his election to the leadership of the Labour Party.

    The MEP and former Commando engineer was commenting after Argentina’s Ambassador to the UK claimed that Mr Corbyn was “one of us” and his election was “without doubt” a “change of winds” in the UK over sovereignty of the Islands.

    “In March 2013 the Falkland Islands held a referendum where 99.8 per cent of people voted to remain under British rule,” Mr Hookem said.

    “In light of previous comments made over the future of the Islands by the new Leader of the Opposition I think it is only right that he sets out his stance - and that of Labour - over the support which the UK will give to the Falkland Islanders.

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  • York MP backtracks on allowing migrants to 'Saturate' Britain claiming waiting lists don't matter

    Yorkshire MEP Jane Collins has slammed Labour MP Rachael Maskell who said that the public should be happy with poorer public services as "dangerously out of touch."

    Mrs Collins dismissed Maskell's claims that 'waiting an extra week for health services didn't matter' saying that as a cancer survivor, "time is of the element."

    But in a bizarre turn of events, the Labour MP took to twitter to defend herself saying to Mrs Collins, who had breast cancer, that "I didn't" adding "come on, you can do better than that!" even though her comments were recorded by BBC Radio York.

    "It matters a lot to hard working tax payers that they get the services they pay for and that their children get the best education possible," Mrs Collins said.

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  • Stuart Agnew responds to Kerry McCarthy being appointed Shadow Secretary of State at DEFRA

    Stuart-Agnew-in-Plenary1.jpgUKIP Agriculture Spokesman Stuart Agnew MEP on the appointment of Kerry McCarthy as Shadow Secretary of State at DEFRA said: "Only Jeremy Corbyn could select a vegan to represent the Labour Party on agricultural matters. Kerry McCarthy will have little in common with either the producers or consumers of food and would be better described as the Corbynist who would like DEFRA to be renamed the Department for Eradication of Farmers and Rural Areas."

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  • Jeremy Corbyn’s election will undoubtedly result in a rise of support for UKIP across Wales

    nathangill.jpgToday the socialist Labour Party did something historic. They elected their first genuinely socialist leader in more than a generation. They also took a giant leap into the past, rather than embrace the opportunities of the future.

    Commenting on the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party, Nathan Gill MEP, Leader of UKIP in Wales, said: “Today’s result could have been the start of a new era for the Labour Party, but what is more likely is that we will witness more of the infighting that we have come to expect from Labour over these past years.

    "We are likely to see a Labour party torn apart by rival factions: one idealistic but not realistic and one determined to achieve power at any price.

    "Far from being the end of UKIP, as many journalists have argued it will be, Jeremy Corbyn’s election will undoubtedly result in a rise of support for UKIP across Wales as many traditional and new labour voters look for a more progressive alternative.”

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  • Manhunt for terrorist hiding in Calais 'jungle' is a wake-up call to politicians

    maxresdefault.jpgUKIP Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem said the news that French authorities have launched a manhunt for a suspected IS terrorist hiding in the so-called 'jungle' in Calais is “a much needed wake up call to people who are putting the safety of British people at risk” before adding he doubted the terrorist was the first, or would be the last to pass through the French port on the way to the UK.

    Speaking in Strasbourg, where only yesterday Commission President Jean Claude Juncker called on all countries to help ‘refugees’ Mr Hookem said it demonstrates that “current knee jerk policy, sparked by one photograph, has made politicians throw caution to the wind and opening the doors of Europe with little to no checks in place.”

    "These suspected terrorists are the same people the EU and left wing politicians like Labour and the Greens would have us all welcome into our homes," he said.

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  • Saudis reject Syrian refugees but offer to build 200 mosques in Germany

    German newspapers are reporting how oil rich Arab states are blocking visas for Syrian refugees but are simultaneously offering millions to build up to 200 mosques to cope with the refugee exodus into Germany.

    UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall said: “It is about time the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation stepped up to the plate and helped. Some of the richest countries in the world are both nearer geographically and culturally to most members of this tragic exodus. But instead of adopting the obvious humanitarian response and taking in some of the desperate masses it appears that they are offering to build mosques in Germany instead. Hardly a humanitarian priority”

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  • UKIP slams ECJ's Working Time judgement as harmful to small businesses

    Margot Parker MEP, UKIP spokeswoman on small business has demanded that the ECJ stop interfering in British small business after they ruled today that time spent travelling to and from appointments by workers with no fixed office should be classed as working time.

    The East Midlands MEP said, "Anything the EU does that adds more red tape to small business simply just holds them back. It stifles innovation and entrepreneurship and they should just simply stay out of legislation for small business. It should be a British Parliament accountable to the British people making our laws, and interpreted by a British Supreme Court. While we are members of the EU, the ECJ is the final arbiter of our laws, and this is harmful to our lives and working culture.


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  • UKIP and McNarry speak on the current NI crisis


    UKIP Leader in Northern Ireland David McNarry MLA has said: “People should have listened to UKIP at the start of this crisis when we called for Sinn Fein to be suspended from the Northern Ireland Assembly, because no one could work with a party holding a terrorist army in the wings.

    It is up to the Secretary of State and the Government to convince our people that this Assembly – or the next Assembly – is free for all time from having terrorists in government. Direct rule will not remove the existence of the IRA or persuade society that we are rid of the Provos. When a Provo shoots a Provo, the last thing people expected was that unionists would be punished.

    Democrats need to go it alone - without Sinn Fein - until they believe that full democracy is restored here.”


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  • Congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen, the greatest ambassador our nation has ever had

    congratulations-socialmedia.pngToday UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has congratulated Her Majesty the Queen for becoming our longest-reigning monarch: "Congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen, the greatest ambassador our nation has ever had."

    UKIP Culture Spokesman Peter Whittle also added his congratulations saying: "We offer Her Majesty The Queen our loyal good wishings as she celebrates today the extraordinary milestone of becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history.

    "As she opens Parliament or stands before the Cenotaph for the 60th time, the Queen appears as permanent as those edifices, embodying in flesh and blood the history and traditions that they represent in brick and stone.

    "With her 90th birthday on the horizon next April, the Queen rightly inspires unequalled respect and affection, not just in Britain but throughout the world.

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