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  • UKIP announces new candidate in Folkestone and Hythe

    CA3WI-vWAAAg4EG.jpgUKIP is delighted to today announce our new candidate for Folkestone and Hythe – Harriet Yeo, former Labour NEC Chairman and now a UKIP member.

    UKIP Party Leader Nigel Farage made the announcement today at an event in Folkestone.

    Harriet Yeo said: "I feel excited and encouraged by the members who turned up today.

    I'm looking forward to campaigning with them and making sure that this becomes the first time UKIP wins this seat."

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  • An Economy believing in Britain

    pat.jpgAs a party we back the aspirations and energies of British working people who wish to improve the living standards of their families through the fruits of their own labours rather than accepting the inevitable grievous disappointments of long-term state dependency.

    We are in the extraordinary position of the insurgent party of British politics having spelt out its cuts, while the establishment parties have refused to do so. It is flabbergasting that George Osborne is going into the election having only set out departmental spending for one year ahead, while trying to get straight answers of Labour about its public spending plans is frankly impossible. Taken with other measures we will announce in our manifesto, this gives us annual savings of more than £25bn compared to the other parties, which would not do any of these things.

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  • Nigel Farage calls latest 'Debate' proposals "An utter farce"

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgThe Leader of UKIP has slammed the latest announcement by the broadcasters to host only one seven-way leaders' debate and turn previously announced plans for three debates into a 'Challengers' Debate', a question time style event and long form interviews.

    "This announcement is so far from the original proposals of proper General Election Leaders' debates that were promised to the public. The broadcasters should be ashamed. They've kowtowed to manipulation from Downing Street and are now offering a shoddy selection of alternatives that are no different from typical election coverage already taking place.

    "Essentially there are no longer what anyone could sensibly call Leaders' Debates. It's an utter farce.

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  • The Purple Revolution

    cover_9781849548632_-_Copy.jpgTwenty-one years after our formation, and on the eve of what promises to be one of the closest, most exciting general elections in recent memory, the truly remarkable rise of UKIP and our leader, Nigel Farage, have caused nothing less than a tectonic shift in British politics. 

    This week UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has launched his new book, The Purple Revolution, the untold story of the journey UKIP has travelled on.

    With characteristic wit and candour, the book describes the values that underpin Nigel Farage's own journey: from successful City trader to outspoken critic of the European Union and champion of Britain's right to govern itself.

    CLICK HERE TO BUY A COPY

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  • UKIP launches 10 candidates in Northern Ireland

    IMG_3427.JPGUKIP held its official Northern Ireland candidate launch today in the grounds of Belfast City Hall, in bright sunshine at a well attended event with many party supporters and the broadcast media present. Also present were three of the Party’s MEPs – Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP, Leader in Wales Nathan Gill MEP and Scottish MEP David Coburn, representing all four parts of the UK.

    “UKIP is introducing its 10 candidates to the media today,” explained UKIP Leader in Northern Ireland David McNarry MLA.

    “Our message is that Northern Ireland voters have a chance to be part of a nationwide movement for change, for national renewal and a rebirth of national pride and patriotism. It gives voters the chance to use their vote to reject the old, tired, non-delivering parties in England, Scotland, Wales and now here in Northern Ireland, and to vote for real change in politics.

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  • Action is needed to avert UK haulage driver crisis

    Jill_Seymour.jpegUKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour says action is needed in the haulage industry to address a serious shortage of lorry drivers. UKIP has pledged to scrap the EU’s controversial Certificate of Professional Competence, which is driving thousands of drivers out of the industry.

    She said: “The Freight Transport Association believes more than 20,000 drivers have quit in the past six months, leaving the country with a serious shortage of delivery drivers.

    “And unless the situation is urgently addressed, it could start to hit the food chain to such a degree that, in the worst case scenario, may even lead to empty shelves on our supermarkets.”

     

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  • Immigration is holding back wages of working class Britain

    PatrickOflynn.jpgWriting for The Times today, UKIP Economics Spokesman Patrick O'Flynn MEP said: "George Osborne adopted an extraordinarily triumphalist stance yesterday given that his central task was to stand up and confirm a wholesale failure.

    "The chancellor was, after all, supposed to have eliminated the deficit by now, not be bequeathing his successor – or indeed himself – a £90billion problem going into the next parliament and a national debt approaching £1.5trillion.

    "His much heralded long-term economic plan was left looking more like a long grass economic plan. And nowhere in his speech did he even begin to address the central issue restraining living standards for millions of British working people; the mass, uncontrolled immigration into semi-skilled and unskilled job vacancies that has characterised the British economy for the last decade and more."

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  • Government has failed on deficit target, Chancellor has pushed all his targets back and created a long grass economic plan

    CAYZBFZW8AAAyEC.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "This Government has evidently failed in its promise to the British people to eradicate the deficit and whilst it took Labour 13 years to double the debt this Government has done it in 5. Mr Osborne talks about a long-term economic plan, today he pushed all his targets back and created a long grass economic plan."

    This Budget confirms the total failure of the Coalition to eliminate the deficit over the course of a Parliament as it said it would says UKIP economic spokesman Patrick O'Flynn.

    "The Chancellor would also have won himself more respect if he had acknowledged his failure to deliver on his pledge at the start of the parliament to have eliminated the deficit by the end. A £90 billion deficit in the final year of this Parliament represents a massive failure of Government policy."

    "George Osborne should know that UKIP MPs will make it their business to ensure that whoever is Chancellor finally delivers on eliminating the deficit."

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  • New demands for more EU integration show Brussels never learns

    PatrickOflynn.jpgMario Draghi, the President of the European Central bank has called for a "Quantum leap" in institutional integration in Europe, in order to cement what he is pleased to call an economic recovery in the Eurozone.

    Patrick O'Flynn MEP the UKIP Economic spokesman responded, "If there is to be growth in the Eurozone it is due to an enormous program of printing money through the quantitative easing process, and because it is coming from such a low base.

    "However the fundamental weaknesses of the Eurozone remain. Draghi's comments show that the Brussels elite has learnt nothing and forgotten everything. Whenever there is a problem the call goes out, more Europe, more integration. Evidence means nothing to them, it is a belief system.

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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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