• UKIP neither wants nor needs the Ramsgate area, including Manston, to become a lorry park

    Responding to reports today that Manston Airport will be used to park lorries due to the ongoing situation in Calais and Dover, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage and UKIP's Leader of Thanet District Council Chris Wells issued the following joint statement:

    "UKIP neither wants nor needs the Ramsgate area, including Manston, to become a lorry park. This is a simplistic and short term approach to the ongoing crisis in Calais and Dover.

    "UKIP-controlled Thanet District Council is only interested in getting lorries moving so that business can flourish, not simply transferring the parking problem from Dover into the neighbouring districts. We need a more radical approach, and so we urge the government to open up the Port of Ramsgate so lorries can be moved across to the continent.

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  • EU pays jobless migrants to come to Britain

    su8OU9X-6wmmsFf4gnQvuB5OTcEae9qOt_NuH73_0dE.pngResearch by UKIP has discovered that a jobs scheme which is supposed to help young people from across the EU get work has helped only 25 British people secure work.

    The controversial EURES scheme, which the UK government has tried to secure opt outs on, offers grants and reimbursements for people between 18 and 35 to get jobs or trainee schemes in other countries.

    The findings have been described as "more proof that EU membership is not in Britain's best interests" by the UKIP's Employment Spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP.

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  • Victims of CSE should not have their compensation cut says UKIP

    jane-collins.jpgAnti CSE campaigner and Rotherham MEP Jane Collins has attacked he government's position of cutting compensation for victims of sexual abuse who have criminal records.

    Mrs Collins said that many of the victims would have committed crimes because they had fallen into a spiral of despair and desperation after being introduced to drugs and drink by their abusers.

    "When I spoke to victims it became evident very quickly that drugs and alcohol were the main control mechanisms used by the abusers as both a lure and a way to dominate their victims.

    "This led to many dropping out of school and falling into petty crime to feed habits developed by being abused.

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  • Tim Aker MEP calls for unauthorised traveller pitches to be made illegal

    Tim_Yellow_No_Back.pngUKIP MEP for East of England, Tim Aker, has today launched a Downing Street Petition calling for unauthorized traveller sites to be made a criminal offence.

    The Member of the European Parliament, who is also a councillor for Aveley in Thurrock, has called for this action after a spate of traveller incursions in Thurrock.

    Tim Aker said: “The existing civil rules mean residents have to wait several days before action is taken to clear illegal traveller sites. The clear up afterwards has to be paid for by the taxpayer. Enough is enough. There needs to be a stronger deterrent and making illegal incursions a criminal offence would be just that. With strict liability, there would also be swifter removal so residents can be aware that after reporting the illegal incursion, the authorities are able to act immediately to make arrests and clear the site.

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  • UKIP: Ship lorries out of Ramsgate instead of parking them

    With the ongoing crisis at Calais, UKIP have today called for lorries to be shipped via the Port of Ramsgate.

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "Rather than parking lorries in Ramsgate, we must begin shipping lorries via the Port of Ramsgate. The chaos in Calais is now a national economic problem of great urgency that requires a new approach."

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  • Interfering EU rules are threatening to ground British helicopters

    38qr96Hi.jpegContinued interference by the European Union is now threatening to destroy parts of the British commercial airline industry, UKIP’s Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has warned. New EU rules mean helicopter pilots will soon be prevented from using elevated landing pads unless they have spent up to £30,000 on officially approved engine monitoring equipment.

    Mrs Seymour has joined forces with London UKIP MEP Gerard Batten, asking the EU Commissioner and Minister for Transport to waive the condition, contained in the Single European Rules Of The Air document.

    “This is yet another unnecessary EU rule which no member of the British public has demanded, and which is now threatening to destroy another UK industry,” she said.

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  • UKIP Migration Spokesman's 5 point plan for dealing with the crisis at Calais

    Steven_in_Calais.PNGThe situation in Calais is becoming graver by the day. With 1,500 Migrants charging the Eurotunnel last night, the escalation of the problem is now visible for all to see. Steven Woolfe as UKIP’s Migration spokesman and the first politician to visit to Calais Migrant camps in December 2014 and June 2015 and warned of the vast numbers arriving in the camps each day and of the problems we now face. As David Cameron meets with COBRA today, Steven Woolfe has the following policy suggestions that Cameron should implement:

    1) The UK should deploy British troops to treble border staff in Calais with authority to detect illegal migrants entering the UK and to protect British holiday makers and truckers.

    2) Demand that the French authorities deploy their own troops to Calais to support the under resourced French authorities and security force.

    3) UK ports such as Little Haven and other smaller ports in the UK should prepare to filter traffic to La Havre, Dieppe and Ostend.

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  • RUSI confirms UKIP findings on defence budget "smoke and mirrors"

    MikeHookem.jpgUKIP's claims that the defence budget was bumped up to meet the NATO target of 2% of GDP on defence spending has been confirmed by respected think tank The Royal United Services Institute.

    Britain will meet the promise to spend only by adding the MI5, MI6 and GCHQ into the mix: without this money the percentage spending on defence would only be 1.85 per cent.

    Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem said the findings showed there was "some unsure hand creative accounting going on in the Treasury which UKIP spotted on the day of the budget."

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  • EU subverting UK Education, as UKIP reveals EU funded University Professors

    PaulNutall-new1.jpgUKIP has warned today of the threat of the EU 'subverting' British education as Universities UK comes out against the UK leaving the European Union.

    Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall, a former university lecturer, has also highlighted the role of Monnet Professors, academics selected and funded by the EU to promote EU integration. He argues that the payment of university teaching staff to promote EU ideals in European Universities amounts to the erosion of academic independence via a form of paid for propaganda.

    "To learn that one and a half thousand academics around the world are being paid by the EU to promote EU integration is deeply concerning and akin to the sort of deliberate indoctrination one would expect in Cold War Communism, not in the twenty first century western world.

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  • Britain must not dance to Obama's tune

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgResponding to President Obama's claims that the UK should remain in the EU, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "Does President Obama understand that the European Union is a political union and not a loose association of member states? I'm not sure.

    "The fact is that inside the EU, the UK's global standing is greatly diminished given that we are prohibited from negotiating our own trade deals. How can a country have a true global influence when it cannot agree to such deals on the world stage?

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