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  • Nigel Farage has accused the Westminster establishment of appeasement in the face of the SNP threat

    Nigel_Twitter.jpegUKIP Leader Nigel Farage: “David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have all shown appalling weakness in the face of the aggressive tactics of the SNP which threaten the future of the United Kingdom.

    “All three of them have guaranteed the continuation of the Barnett Formula in its present guise, ripping-off English voters and throwing truckloads of English money over Hadrian’s Wall. All three signed that appalling pledge just before the referendum promising the Scots almost anything they wanted. Well I didn’t and I intend to speak up for England.

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  • UKIP welcome Labour stalwart Marjorie Broughton

    IMG_0471WEBSITE.jpgOn a day of campaigning for Harriet Yeo in Folkestone, Majorie Broughton, formerly a member of Labour’s National Policy Forum and who was involved in the Government’s working groups looking at policies for an aging population joined UKIP.

    Ms Broughton said, “I’m joining UKIP for a number of reasons. Largely it is to do with the lack of accountability of the European Union, its technocrats and bureaucrats who cannot get their own accounts signed off for nearly 20 years, but still lay down the law for everybody else. Only UKIP is prepared to stand up to this and promise a free and fair referendum on the issue. Labour, under Mr Miliband will not do that.

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  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors statement is clear evidence that UKIP are winning the housing debate

    ukiphousing-verdict.pngThe respected Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has praised UKIP’s housing policy for being the “first real programme of this campaign that seeks to solve Britain’s long-term supply-side crisis”.

    In their analysis of our housing policy launched as part of our manifesto earlier in the week their Head of UK Policy writes: "Taken collectively, this raft of policies appeared to be the first real programme of this campaign that seeks to solve Britain’s long-term supply-side crisis."

    They also noted that UKIP is the first party to agree to the RICS Property in Politics proposals for a national brownfield map, as a premise for the building of one million brownfield homes over the next ten years.

    UKIP Housing Spokesman Andrew Charalambous said: “The RICS statement is clear evidence that UKIP are winning the housing debate.

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  • Osborne has lost control of the public finances

    PatrickOflynn.jpgUKIP economic spokesman Patrick O'Flynn has accused the Government of losing control of the public finances after new official figures showed that the UK deficit went up again during 2014, topping £100bn and that the Government's debt now tops £1,600bn.

    The figures from the ONS, revealed that the deficit for the calendar year 2014 came in at £101.8bn, some £3.5bn higher than in 2013.

    Mr O'Flynn said: "George Osborne is acting as if he has turned the public finances around. There is just one problem with that - it isn't true. In fact there has been very little progress on deficit reduction and the national debt is soaring to levels that leave this country very vulnerable in the long-term to further external shocks or the usual strains of the economic cycle.

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  • Multi-billion pound foreign aid scandal proves UKIP has been the only party telling the truth about overseas aid

    abwJ9NwqIu8VsMDn-3a_yf7s0wg.pngNathan Gill, UKIP MEP for Wales, said: "We have warned for years that money spent on overseas aid is failing to help the poorest people and instead is making corrupt officials and crony consultants rich. Now the evidence shows UKIP were right."

    "UKIP must congratulate the Times for daring to tell the truth today about the scandal of Britain's squandered overseas aid.

    Evidence uncovered by the newspaper shows that the Cameron government has been paying professional aid staff in Africa and Asia as much as £1,000 a day. The evidence also shows corporate consultants have been filling their boots with billions of pounds that taxpayers have been led to believe were going to the desperately poor people around the world."

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  • UKIP's manifesto in 90 seconds

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  • Tory MP’s call for more foreign aid to cut immigration “fantasy land”

    Tim_Aker.jpegUKIP’s Tim Aker has accused Thurrock’s Conservative MP of living in a “fantasy land” following her claims in a BBC Essex debate this morning that increasing foreign aid will help cut immigration.

    Tim Aker said: “We’ve seen foreign aid and mass immigration both increase under this Tory government, so this incoherent argument from Thurrock’s Tory MP once again demonstrates how badly out of touch she is.

    “Residents in Thurrock want a local champion who will argue that we should stop giving billions away abroad and spend it here instead.

    “They also want an MP with a plan to bring immigration down. UKIP want to leave the EU and have an Australian-style points system. The Tories have no answer – foreign aid and immigration have soared on their watch. It is complete fantasy land.

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  • UKIP 2015 Election Manifesto launch, read a clear summary of the full document

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    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has launched the Party's 2015 Manifesto today. Here is a summary of the full document:

    "May 7th presents the people of Britain with an incredible opportunity. 

    'For the first time in 100 years, there is real change on the horizon. All you have to do is vote for it.

    "Political party manifestos are usually filled with arbitrary, over-ambitious targets and pledges to some special interest group here or there. UKIP is different.

    "In this document, which should inform your choice at this election, you will find serious, fully-costed policies that reflect what our party is all about: believing in our country.

    "On the major issues of the day – immigration, the economy, our health service and living standards – the establishment parties have repeatedly and knowingly raised the expectations of the public, only to let us down, time and time again.
    In many ways, this is where UKIP came from: a feeling that successive governments were no longer representing the will of the British people. 

    "Now, there is something to vote for if you believe in Britain.

    "If you believe that we are big enough to make our own laws, in our own Parliament; if you believe we should have the sovereign right to control our own borders; if you believe that we should be fiscally responsible, and stop adding to our national debts and expecting our children and grandchildren to pay the bill; then we are the party for you.

    "If you believe that in this year, the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, we should seize the opportunity for real change in our politics, rebalancing power from large corporations and big government institutions and putting it back into the hands of the people of this country, then there really is only one choice.

    "If you Believe in Britain, vote UKIP on May 7th."

    – NIGEL FARAGE MEP

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  • Saving the pub: A UKIP priority

    UKIP-calls-for-return-of-pub-smoking-rooms_strict_xxl.jpgPaul Nuttall, the UKIP Deputy Leader, launching the UKIP pub policy said,

    “UKIP believe that the pub is the beating heart of our communities. They are integral to the way this country is perceived abroad and are a mainstay of our lives. A good pub can be many things, and a diversity of public houses enriches our society.

    "Pubs are where friends are made, where wrongs are righted, where revolutions are planned. They are environments where all are welcome and all are special. They are part of the fabric of our society, but due to successive government policies they are under threat."

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  • Nick Clarke: Former Leader of Cambridge County Council joins UKIP from Conservatives

    9852405-large.jpgNick Clarke - a former Conservative leader of Cambridgeshire County Council has defected joined UKIP from the Conservatives just weeks ahead of the general election as the Cambridge News has reported

    "It's fantastic news and very exciting for us," said Mr O'Flynn, who is also UKIP's Economics spokesman.

    "Nick Clarke is a huge political talent and his joining the Party will be a massive shot in the arm to my campaign in Cambridge and to UKIP candidates throughout the country.

    "It really underlines the case that UKIP is getting traction in Cambridge. I think it will bring many disenchanted voters former Tory voters along, to at least consider voting UKIP."

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