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  • 42% of tradespeople would prefer to work on a building job with Nigel Farage

    Trade_Poll_General_Election_Final_(1).pngWith the General Election approaching, the website MyBuilder found out the opinions of the UK’s one million tradesmen. With 85% intending to vote on 7th May, the balance of power could be in the hands of Britain’s builders.

    When asked which leading politician they’d prefer to work on a building job with 42% picked UKIP Leader Nigel Farage.

    In the same survey 60% of tradesmen said they would opt to leave the EU in a referendum.

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  • EU army will “once and for all destroy the UK’s national integrity and security”

    Mike_Hookem.jpegUKIP Defence Spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, has branded calls by German defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, for the creation of a EU army, “a further attempt by the EU to once and for all destroy the UK’s national integrity and security”.

    Mike, who recently criticised similar comments by Jean-Claude Juncker, said, “Miss von der Leyen’s remarks are further proof of a concerted effort towards the creation of a EU Army.”

    “UKIP are the only political party truly opposed to any such move, as we believe it will degrade our national security, our ability to protect our islands and interests and further erode our political independence.”

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  • UKIP's NHS policies explained by consultant radiologist Dr John Hyslop

    Dr John Hyslop has worked at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, where he set up the scanning and ultrasound services for the county, as a consultant radiologist since 1985. He is now standing for UKIP in Truro and Falmouth. Here he explain UKIP's policies for our NHS:

    He says "UKIP’s NHS policy will add three billion per year to front line services, tackle health tourism, reverse and buy out the privatisation schemes implemented by the last two governments and scrap parking charges at hospitals for visitors and staff.

    "UKIP will keep our National Health Service free at the point of delivery for all UK residents, and will never charge you to see your GP."

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  • Nigel Farage calls for BBC to focus on core programming, tackle political bias and scrap Newsnight

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgUKIP leader Nigel Farage today calls for a radical overhaul of the BBC to cut costs, reduce the licence fee, tackle political bias and focus the corporation on “quality rather than quantity” in its entertainment output.

    Mr Farage said: “The BBC produces many great programmes, but the idea propagated by its senior management that it does not also need fundamental reform is simply wrong.

    “When it comes to political bias, it is obvious to most people that the metropolitan and establishment backgrounds of so many of its journalists is a problem. For instance, Newsnight has become little more than a televised version of The Guardian, with its journalists moving to and fro between it and Channel Four News at frequent intervals.

    “I think it is time for Newsnight to be put out to grass and a new flagship current affairs and news analysis programme to replace it.

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  • A fantastic endorsement for UKIP this morning in the Sunday Express

    CEELXvEWoAAxiy1.jpgThe Sunday Express has a big leader column today urging its readers to vote UKIP, a fantastic endorsement for both Nigel Farage and UKIP.

    In their leader column they spell out why they believe you should vote UKIP and how a vote for UKIP vote will serve your interest and those of this great country.

    We couldn't have made it to this point without your support, and in these last few days before the election, we need you more than ever. As their piece says:

    Britain is at a crossroads. Vote UKIP to ensure our great country is on the right path

    Read the whole thing here, be sure to tell your friends and family about this incredible endorsement and make sure you vote UKIP on May 7th.

     

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  • Nigel Farage extends his warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the latest addition to their family

    nigel_royalbirth.pngUKIP leader Nigel Farage said: "I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the latest addition to their family. The arrival of a royal baby is always an exciting and joyous event for millions of patriotic British people and many places will no doubt be decked out in red, white and blue to mark the occasion.

    "I strongly urge all UKIP candidates to take at least an hour out of campaigning in order to toast the new arrival. I shall certainly be setting an example in that regard. After all, some things are worth interrupting politics for."​​

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  • Big Brother EU gets its way again with car tracking deal

    38qr96Hi.jpegUKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour says she is ‘disappointed and frustrated’ at the European Parliament’s decision to force car makers to use an EU-wide car tracking system dubbed eCall.

    The decision means new cars and light vans will all have the system fitted as standard from March 2018.

    The eCall device is designed to alert rescue services in the event of an accident – but Mrs Seymour says it is yet another example of Big Brother-style surveillance of people’s movements.

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  • The human cost of uninsured health tourists

    hivfullsize.jpgToday Nigel Farage received an extraordinarily moving email from a young man suffering from HIV. It talks about the difficulties that he and other British citizens with HIV have in receiving treatment.

    It is a simple fact that the sheer numbers of those coming from abroad to receive treatment, treatment free at the point of delivery are putting strains on the NHS.

    You can read the email in full, though the young man's name is redacted from the email for obvious reasons (click the image to see a larger version).

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  • Patrick O’Flynn calls on the Conservatives to withdraw an incorrect claim that they are guaranteeing no rise in a key tax for the next five years

    PatrickOflynn.pngUKIP economic spokesman Patrick O’Flynn has called on the Conservatives to withdraw an incorrect claim that they are guaranteeing no rise in a key tax for the next five years.

    Tory minister Matthew Hancock today pushed out an online claim that the Conservatives would guarantee “no increases in National Insurance – nor an increase in its ceiling”.

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    Yet the Conservatives do plan to substantially increase the National Insurance ceiling in parallel with promised rises in the threshold for the 40% income tax rate.

    In the 2011 Budget, George Osborne confirmed that the Upper Earnings Limit for NI would continue to be aligned with the point at which higher rate tax becomes payable.

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  • Rapid implementation of a common EU migration and asylum policy would be wholly unacceptable

    Nigel Farage has warned against the rapid implementation of common EU migration and asylum policy in the European Parliament today, saying it could lead to Islamic extremists coming to the UK. 

    Watch the speech in full below:

    He began by reminding the Strasbourg Parliament that four years ago he warned that bombing Libya would be a huge mistake.

    "It was a mistake which today is reaping its tragic rewards. It was the ill judged military intervention which has contributed to political instability in the region.

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