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  • “Sturgeon All At Sea With Scottish Fisheries Policy”

    UKIP fisheries spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, has branded the SNP’s position on fishing as “in complete contradiction of itself and totally hypocritical”, saying “Sturgeon is trying to have her cake and eat it.”

    Mr Hookem spoke out after it was revealed a revival in the Scottish fishing industry could derail Nicola Sturgeon’s dream of a second referendum on Scottish independence.

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  • “Utter Madness To Deny Those Who Risked Their Lives To Support Our Troops Sanctury”

    UKIP Veterans Spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, has branded a decision to deny legal aid to a group of Afghan interpreters seeking sanctuary in the UK, “utter madness and a betrayal of our values and standards.”

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  • UKIP welcomes soft border proposal for Northern Ireland, calls for EU to drop ‘ransom demand’ before talks continue

    UKIP interim leader Steve Crowther has welcomed the Government’s proposal for an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit, and warned that the Government will need to act urgently to upgrade the UK’s immigration control systems.

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  • UK should remind the EU that they don't call the shots

    UK should postpone any further Brexit talks until the EU’s negotiators abandon the ‘fantasy’ that they call the shots, says UKIP

    The EU’s negotiating stance shows that they believe they are in charge of us and intend to remain so, and the UK should now suspend talks until the matter is resolved, says UKIP.

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  • UKIP LEADERSHIP: Final list of candidates announced

    The final list of candidates for the UKIP Leadership Election have been announced by the NEC. I can confirm that the NEC voted by a majority decision that the following candidates applications have been accepted and will be on the ballot paper, these are:

    David Allen
    Henry Bolton
    David Coburn
    Jane Collins
    David Kurten
    Marion Mason
    Aidan Powlesland
    John Rees-Evans
    Ben Walker
    Anne Marie Waters
    Peter Whittle

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  • Gibraltar to remain British!

    Dr Julia Reid MEP, who represents Gibraltar in the European Parliament, welcomes the news that Spain will not seek to block a Brexit agreement by attempting to regain sovereignty over Gibraltar.
    Since the publication of the European Council Brexit negotiation guidelines back in March there has been an increased rise in tensions, as the guidelines said that Spain would be given a veto on the Brexit deal if they failed to reach an agreement with the UK on the future sovereignty of Gibraltar.

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  • EU air miles an outrage

    In 2 months last year European Commissioners, the unelected elite that drive forward the EU's political agenda, spent between them over EUR 500,000. Spanish transparency organisation Access-!nfo has fought for the release of details of EU expenses against classic bureaucratic stonewalling and but they have succeeded in getting some limited release.

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  • The Human Cost of the HS2 Disaster

    West Midlands MEP Jill Seymour has launched a last-ditch bid to halt the HS2 ‘vanity project’ with a hard-hitting video and new petition. Mrs Seymour, who sits on the European Union’s transport committee, today unveiled a film which tells tearjerking stories of people’s lives being ruined by the line – alongside some shocking statistics.

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  • Government response for cyber crime "woefully inadequate"

    UKIP MEP and Home Affairs spokesman, Jane Collins has said the government's latest response to cyber crime is "woefully inadequate".

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  • We need to bring prosecutions to help in fight against Female Genital Mutilation says Margot Parker MEP

    MARGOT Parker MEP has called for prosecutions in the fight against female genital mutilation.

     

    Her call comes as Barnardos announced it will lead a new £2.1m FGM prevention scheme in England to stamp out the practice and support victims.

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