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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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  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage accepts debate invitation from Telegraph/Guardian/YouTube

    debate_me.pngSpeaking on the proposal by the Telegraph, Guardian, and YouTube, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said:

    “Scrutiny is an important part of democracy, and for this reason I am delighted to accept the Telegraph/Guardian/YouTube invitation to this debate – so that I can make the case to the British electorate on why they should vote UKIP.

    "I hope that the Prime Minister will muster up the courage to stand by his own words, and show up to try and defend his record in government. Mr Cameron has failed on nearly every pledge he made to the British public in 2010, and it is evident he’s afraid of butting heads with UKIP on immigration, the EU, our NHS, defence, education policy and more.”

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  • Those most impacted by mass unskilled migration are our own settled minority groups

    Margot_3.jpgFigures released by the House of Commons Library have highlighted a truth that has for years been brushed under the carpet. The British citizens who are most adversely impacted by mass unskilled inward migration have been our own settled minority groups.

    UKIP small business spokesman Margot Parker MEP said, "This figure is disappointing but not surprising. It supports something that we in UKIP have been saying for a very long time - mass uncontrolled immigration negatively effects the employment opportunities of settled immigrant communities as much as it does anyone else.

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  • EU Army? Who do you think you're kidding, Mr Juncker?

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage's latest speech in the European Parliament responding to the President of the European Commission's calls for an EU Army.

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  • New report shows that British jobs are not dependent on EU membership

    PatrickOflynn.jpgA new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs shows that the ability to trade with Europe does not rely on membership of the EU. Patrick O'Flynn, UKIP MEP and Economics Spokesman, said: "This excellent and very measured report from the Institute of Economic Affairs gives the lie to ridiculous claims peddled by all three other parties that leaving the EU would cause a jobs meltdown."

    "As the author notes, there may very well be net job creation in the wake of a British exit. What is quite clear is that the ability to trade does not rely on membership of a political union, but the ability to be an independent democracy relies on not being absorbed into a political union."

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