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  • Exhaustion hits the Tory Battle bus

    Nigel_Twitter.jpegAccording to Andrew Neil he was told by a Tory donor, "Tory campaign useless. Cameron's heart not in it. Not looking good". This was confirmed moments later by Tory commentator Tim Montgomerie who said that, “Cameron has wanted out for a while. He has just wanted to go out on some sort of high and hasn't been able to find that high.”

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: “Reports that senior Tory donors are suggesting that the Conservative Party campaign is in disarray are of no surprise to me.

    "Mr Cameron has failed to capture the imagination of the electorate with his party’s empty promises, and he has focused almost entirely on negative, American-style campaigning.

    "In fact, on the back of Mr Cameron begging for UKIP voters to vote for his party, what we are seeing is quite the opposite. Voters appear to be increasingly impressed with UKIP's costed manifesto, including independently audited proposals on controlling immigration, increased funding for our NHS, and bringing forward a free and fair referendum on European Union membership.

    "As this election campaign draws to a close, I would be unsurprised to see UKIP's vote share increase, and I am increasingly bullish on the positive impact we can make on May 7th."

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  • British homeowners face higher mortgage costs because Cameron government again surrendered to the European Commission

    StevenWoolfe.jpegSteven Woolfe, UKIP MEP for the North West and spokesman on finance, said that British homeowners are today learning that they may be forced to pay thousands more for their mortgages "because the Cameron government has yet again capitulated to EU demands that more national control over regulation be handed to Brussels."

    "In March next year EU regulators will tighten their grip on the UK mortgage market, forcing homeowners to take out more expensive loans. The Cameron government did not warn homeowners about this when they supported the Directive in Brussels. However, following press reports today, existing borrowers are now realising the EU will now force them to pass stricter affordability tests if they want to change lenders to take advantage of a cheaper mortgages rate."

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  • UKIP stands up for us, small businesses say

    smallbusiness.jpgIn an open letter, published in today’s Daily Express, more than 100 small business bosses heap praise on UKIP’s willingness to stand up to big companies while trumpeting our plan to help small firms. Read the letter in full below:

    We note the extensive election coverage of the ideas of the various parties when it comes to creating a positive climate for business.

    It would seem to us that while Labour now risks being perceived as the anti-business party and the Conservatives can lay claim to being the big business party, UKIP has emerged as the party of small business.

    As people engaged in running some of the small enterprises that will create the bulk of new employment in this country in the years ahead, we are greatly encouraged to find a political champion in UKIP.

    In particular the party’s policy of facilitating a crackdown on late payments by big companies to small suppliers via a confidential channel to HMRC is a hugely welcome idea.

    Combined with proposals for business rates reduction; improved access to finance; the easing of town centre parking restrictions; exemptions for small businesses from some regulations; and opening up the public sector contract bidding process, we believe this leaves UKIP as the key political ally of small business people. We congratulate the party on its stance.

    Yours sincerely,

    David Armstrong - Centurion Fire and Security Ltd
    Dan Arnett - Power Solutions
    Martin Appleyard - North Coates Butt Gun Club
    Debbie Barwick  - Revivals
    Paul Batson - Highway Lighting
    Barrie Beardsmore -Canvas Repairs

    And 100-plus others. 

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  • UKIP is the Party of Small Business

    CDGr0-FWIAAUpFV.jpgUKIP is hailed as a champion of small businesses today with more than 100 small business bosses declaring their support for UKIP. In an open letter, published in today’s Daily Express, they heap praise on UKIP’s willingness to stand up to big companies while trumpeting its plan to help small firms.

    Our planned crackdown on late payments by big companies to small suppliers is a “hugely welcome idea”, they write. UKIP’s promise to slash business rates for small and medium-sized companies, improve access to finance and boost local trade are also praised.

    The authors add: "As people engaged in running some of the small enterprises that will create the bulk of new employment in this country in the years ahead, we are greatly encouraged to find a political champion in UKIP".

    UKIP's Deputy Chairman Suzanne Evans: "The Conservatives are in the pockets of the multinational corporations, Labour has become the anti-business party and UKIP is the party for small business."

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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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