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  • Party Chairman welcomes ruling that confirms UKIP as a major party

    steve-crowther.jpgReacting to Ofcom's decision to recognise UKIP as a major party in the forthcoming elections, UKIP Chairman, Steve Crowther said,

    “I am pleased to hear the ruling confirming that UKIP is now recognised as a major party.

    “The fact that UKIP was the victor in the last two by-elections, in the European elections last year, whilst maintaining its regular polling in the high teens and is considerably ahead of the Liberal Democrats and in many parts of the country is supported by a quarter of the electorate or more means that this is simply a recognition of what everybody knows.”

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  • Nigel Farage highlights HS2 on visit to Aylesbury

    B_-Z0EdXEAAtBYl.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage today visited our candidate in Aylesbury, Chris Adams, for the official opening of Aylesbury Vale HQ. Nigel Farage also unveiled our latest poster which where we pledge to stop HS2 before it runs out of control.

    Only UKIP opposes the HS2 project which will cost over £70 billion. Instead of cutting the journey time from London to Birmingham by under half an hour we could upgrade transport infrastructure across the country for a fraction of the cost.

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  • Poll shows that UKIP has policies which chime with Britain

    B_-2uYvWUAA1fRV.pngIn a poll that looks at the policies rather than the misinformation about UKIP the results show that the UKIP policy platform sits squarely in the centre of public debate.

    Suzanne Evans, UKIP's Deputy Chairman (Policy), "It is clear that when people discover what UKIP really stands for as opposed to the myths they like what they see, and like it by significant margins. UKIP's policies from Taxation to Education, from Energy to Defence clearly chime with Britain today. We are at the clear, common sense centre of British life. We believe in these policies, and it seems the public believe in them too".

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  • Jane Collins MEP calls for Greater Manchester Police​ Chief to resign

    JaneCollins.jpgUKIP's Jane Collins MEP has criticised Greater Manchester Police for failures to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Rochdale and called for the resignation of its Chief Constable, Sir Peter Fahy after his comments on Radio 4's Today programme where he said: “How do you protect vulnerable young people who are determined to put themselves at risk and don't understand the degree to which they are making themselves vulnerable?”​

    Jane, who has been campaigning on behalf of CSE victims in Rotherham, said, “I am furious that the Chief Constable of a police force that has failed to protect children from harm, can blame the victims in this way. Is he trying to say that these young people brought the grooming on themselves? It is simply despicable and Sir Peter Fahy should resign; not only for his comments, but also for his failures to ensure CSE victims were believed and prioritised in the first place.”

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  • Cameron fiddling the books on NATO Defence spending is a betrayal of our troops

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    Mike Hookem MEP, UKIP Defence Spokesman, has today backed a Tory backbench revolt, lead by John Baron MP, aimed at forcing David Cameron to meet NATO’s minimum 2% of GDP spending commitment, saying, “Although it is very late in the day, it seems at least a few Tories have woken up, grown a backbone and realised the damage Cameron is doing to our armed forces through his smoke and mirrors approach to defence spending”.

    Mike, who last week announced UKIP’s firm policy commitment to meet the NATO 2% spending target, continued; “The Conservatives are wriggling like maggots on a hook in their attempts to use creative accounting to meet the 2% minimum commitment, instead of funding our troops properly.

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  • UKIP believes in Britain, and we fight for it

    The media and other parties can try and skew what Nigel Farage said but the truth is UKIP believes in Britain, and we fight for it:

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  • UK Jobs for Baltic workers​

    Job_Advert_(2).pngUKIP today reveal an example of British jobs being deliberately and explicitly reserved for foreign workers.

    The advertisement for a “UK project” demands that applicants are of “Baltic nationality” was issued by Oceanwide an agency that specialises in offshore work on Windfarms and in the maritime and oil sector.

    The advert states: “We are urgently looking for AB/Riggers (stage 3) and AB/Forklift drivers with a Rigging and Slinging certificate for a project in the UK. Baltic nationality is required. Start end on March”.

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  • Britain must look to an independent trading future as Trade with the rest of the world grows, while trade with Europe stalls

    96958.jpgThe latest trade figures from the Office of National Statistics show that Britain's interests lie not in the European Union but in trading with the rest of the world. They make it clear that UK Exports to non-EU countries rose by £2.6 billion while those to EU countries remain flat for the last 3 months.

    UKIP Trade Spokesman William Dartmouth MEP said: "These trade figures confirm that the UK needs to concentrate on trade with the growing economies of the world rather than being hamstrung by hyper-regulation within the ossifying EU Custom's Union.

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  • Nigel Farage blasts Government over Plain Packaging Legislation

    Nigel_Twitter.jpegUKIP leader Nigel Farage has today blasted the Conservative-led government for its undemocratic forcing through of plain packaging for cigarettes – after no debate was held in the Commons chamber on the issue.

    Mr Farage said today: “How anyone who believes in free markets can now support the Conservative Party is beyond me. This legislation breaches property rights and trademark laws, and the government will no doubt have to use taxpayers money fending off numerous legal challenges from tobacco companies, over this piece of legislation that has had no impact where trialled elsewhere in the world.

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  • Plain Packs: it's plain wrong, in principle and in practice

    Paul_Nuttall.jpegToday's vote to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes is wrong both in principle and practice," says UKIP's Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall.

    "It is wrong that it was just dealt with by a committee and not open to discussion by all MPs on the floor of the House. It is the nanny state at its worst and an affront to democracy to, push ahead with legislation without a full reasoned debate.

    "Worse still it fails even to deliver what its proponents argue. Plain packaging is bound to lead to an increase in counterfeiting and who knows what toxic substances could be in them, it sends shivers down my spine," said Mr Nuttall.

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