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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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  • EU opportunistic chancers for using the migrant crisis as an excuse for the creation of EU armed forces

    p7I0mJasNRsi-KaGsSBbKriwDkFXwmSI1N2uLjc8k5Q.jpgUKIP defence spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP has branded the EU as “opportunistic chancers” after it was announced that EUNAVFOR-MED was to move into a new phase of offensive operations against people traffickers in the Mediterranean, saying the new role was the “opening gambit” for the creation of combined EU armed forces.

    Mr Hookem, speaking from Strasbourg where he has criticised the EU’s handling of Libya and Turkey, said, “The EU is slowly but surely trying to move from the principle of a nation state providing national security; to a more centralised model controlled and commanded from Brussels.

    “The EU is using the current migrant crisis in the Mediterranean as nothing more than an opportunistic excuse for the creation of an EU wide army, navy and air force.

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  • The Prime Minister has no clear strategy on the two biggest issues facing Britain

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage responds to David Cameron's speech:“It may be have been a great piece of showmanship but like Corbyn, Cameron mostly talks in platitudes. 

    "His National Crusade on housing is laughable considering this is the Prime Minister who has both overseen record highs of immigration, and record lows of housebuilding. One house has to be built every seven minutes just to keep up with immigration and Britain is falling way behind that target.

    “On social reform, he paints the picture of a more integrated and proud society, when it is the vast influx of people overwhelming communities’ abilities to bind together.

    "And of course he says nothing concrete about the EU. What are these proposed renegotiations, Mr Cameron? What are you actually bringing back for Britain? All that he is demanding is change of rhetoric, a stop to ever closer union, and even on this, he has been told it simply won’t happen.

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  • Juncker admits to EU Referendum Taskforce

    PatrickOflynn.pngThe European Commission has admitted to a UKIP MEP that it has set up a task force with an initial staffing of nine officials to "coordinate" its activities for Britain's In/Out referendum. And it says the Eurocrats will oversee "information activities" in the run-up to the vote.

    The revelations will heighten concerns that Brussels intends to launch an all-out propaganda offensive, financed by taxpayers' money, in order to persuade the British public to stay in the EU.

    Commission President Jean Claude Juncker told Eastern MEP Patrick O'Flynn in a written parliamentary answer: "The Commission has decided to create a Task Force for Strategic Issues related to the United Kingdom referendum. It will coordinate the Commission's work on all strategic issues related to the UK ahead of the referendum.

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  • Essex slashes Police

    Tim_hi_res_photo_2015.jpgUKIP East of England MEP and Thurrock Councillor, Tim Aker said: "The announcement that government is slashing 25% of the police budget for Essex over the next five years goes to show how messed up their priories are.

    "While this Conservative government has proudly announced that they have increased our foreign aid to over £12bn a year, we are seeing people in this country suffering.

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  • Dangerous precedent of interference in UK democratic process set by European court ruling says UKIP's Home Affairs and Justice Spokesman Diane James MEP

    diane.jpg"This ruling is a toe in the door for the ECJ to have say over domestic elections, and is setting a dangerous precedent European level interference into the democratic process. What we have seen with this ruling is it removes blanket bans on all crimes so therefore opens up the legislation to 'wriggle room'. This is due to the partial ban statues of this legislation. Prisoners’ rights should be something that lies solely with nation states.

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  • Tory stance on migration guaranteed to disappoint

    StevenWoolfe_(1).jpegSteven Woolfe, UKIP Migration Spokesman, responds to the Home Secretary's speech: "The Conservative Party's message about the need for controlled immigration at their conference is almost laughable. While both The Prime Minister and Theresa May echo UKIP almost verbatim in their rhetoric, it is important to bear in mind that this is the second term under the Conservatives, with May as Home Secretary and Cameron as leader‎ and their government has broken all previous records on net migration and asylum into the UK.

    "The Home Secretary needs to explain why it has taken her so long to set up full review of the UK asylum system when she has presided over the collapse of it for the past 6 years. So many of the initiatives that Theresa May mentioned in her speech today will be subject to future rulings of the European court as the human rights industry fight sensible changes every step of the way.

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  • Government admits it uses the EU to subvert democracy

    gerard.jpgIn a chillingly revealing statement, Home Office Minister Karen Bradley has laid bare how the Government uses the European Institutions to undermine National democracy.

    Speaking at a fringe meeting at the Conservative conference she boasted, “When I’ve sat down with my counterparts and ministers from European countries and talked about passenger name records it’s quite clear that at a government level in all these countries they also want passenger name records but they cannot get them through their national parliaments,”

    “They cannot get something like passenger name records through their national parliaments. So they say to us – can you please help us get it through at the European level? One of our MEPs, Timothy Kirkhope, is pushing passenger name records through the European Parliament as we speak.”

    UKIP's Gerard Batten MEP responded. “It’s the transparent contempt for Parliamentary democracy that shines through. Now we have a Government Minister boasting about how Conservative MEPs are pimped out to do other Governments' bidding.”

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