• Tories need to come clean on social care cap before election


    UKIP Economic Spokesman Patrick O’Flynn has demanded Theresa May and her ministers declare before polling day what cap they intend to impose on social care bills.

    He has also suggested voters use Twitter to contact their local Tory candidate using the hashtag #whatisthecap to increase pressure for a further climbdown.

    Mr O’Flynn last week led calls for a cap to be imposed after the Tory manifesto proposed taking bills out of the estates of deceased persons who had needed social care on a completely uncapped basis.

    Following an outcry, Theresa May performed a partial U-turn by announcing there would after all be a cap. But she has so far refused to say what it will be or even give an approximate figure.

    On Sunday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd failed to deny suggestions by Andrew Marr that the cap could be as high as £300,000.

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  • Tories double-cross British fishing communities over reclaiming our seas in weasel word pledge


    UKIP fisheries spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, has blasted the Conservatives for trying to “double cross” fishing communities with “weasel-worded” manifesto pledges after it emerged the Tories believed the future of the UK fishing industry lay in “processing fish from Iceland and Norway”, rather than reclaiming our seas.

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  • Britain together: UKIP's 2017 Manifesto launch

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall launched the Party's 2017 General Election Manifesto, alongside Deputy Chair Suzanne Evans, in Westminster this morning. You can watch their full speeches right here.

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  • The democratic process must continue

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall, "We are all horrified by the horrific events that took place in Manchester. Following those events it is right and proper that political parties suspended their campaigns for a short period as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives or suffered appalling injuries. 

    "But we cannot be cowed or allow our way of life to be undermined by those who wish to do us harm. These people hate the way we live, hate our freedom and hate our democracy.

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  • Our democratic process must continue, it's the best response to those who rely on terror

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, "We are all horrified by the horrific events that took place in Manchester. Following those events it is right and proper that political parties suspended their campaigns for a short period as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives or suffered appalling injuries. 

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  • Our General Election campaign is now suspended for the day

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall issued the following statement this morning:

    The barbarity of what took place in Manchester last night, a deliberate attack on our children leaves us feeling sick and outraged. 

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  • Statement from Paul Nuttall

    UKIP Leader and North West MEP Paul Nuttall said: "Just woken to the terrible news in the heart of my constituency, Manchester. My prayers and thoughts are with those affected. Stay strong.

    "In light of what's happened I have suspended the UKIP General Election campaign."

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  • Tory U-turn not good enough - older votes must keep up the pressure, says O'Flynn

    PatrickOflynn.pngUKIP economic spokesman Patrick O'Flynn branded today's Conservative U-turn on a death tax for social care as "wholly inadequate and raising more questions than it answers".

    The Conservatives have announced they will cap the amount that can be taken from the estates of people who needed social care when they were alive, but have not said what the cap will be.

    Mr O'Flynn, who this morning predicted the Tory policy would unravel and called for it to be dumped, said: "The Conservatives are in full meltdown on this issue. But just telling people they will consult on a cap on social care bills is not good enough.

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  • Tories must call off their new death tax on pensioner homes

    PatrickOflynn.pngUKIP economic spokesman Patrick O'Flynn today called on the Conservatives to scrap their plans to take huge sums out of the estates of elderly people who have received social care.

    He said: "This Tory death tax could involve taking tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of pounds out of someone’s estate if they have been unlucky enough to suffer an extended debilitating condition late in life.

    "This is a Russian roulette approach to paying for social care for the elderly and the abrogation of government responsibility. It makes a mockery of the claims of Mrs May and her key advisers to be running a communitarian Conservative administration.

    "The Prime Minister seems to wish to avoid scrutiny on heavyweight political programmes in this election. She went on the One Show recently. If she sticks to this policy her next appearance should be on Total Wipeout because that is pretty much what she has in mind for the estates of many elderly people."

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  • Draconian EU vaping rules show why we have to have a full clean Brexit

    "The EU Directive which comes into force today that places massive restrictions on vaping, is exactly the sort of legislation that should be repealed when Britain finally leaves the EU", said Paul Nuttall the UKIP leader in Clacton this morning. 

    "The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) was debated from a position of ignorance. There is no point to these regulations and no public health benefit. They do, however, destroy a highly successful free market which has seen almost 3 million people make the switch from tobacco to a far safer alternative at no cost to the taxpayer. Make no mistake, the only result of these regulations will be to deter smokers from quitting smoking. 

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