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  • Railway investment plans are on the wrong track

    UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour has accused the Government of ‘selling out’ British companies after inviting more overseas firms to bid for the running of UK rail franchises.

    The Government has granted bidding rights to a trio of continental train companies from countries where foreign operators are frozen out.

    The latest to be invited to stake a claim for UK business include Italy’s Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, Spain’s state-owned Renfe and France’s Transdev.

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  • Foreign aid must be channeled to the right causes

    MARGOT Parker has reacted to news which revealed Britain is now just one of only five countries to meet the UN's foreign aid target.

    The UK gives nearly double compared to the average of all countries, new figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development showed.

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  • Government rudderless over murder wave

    The Home Secretary Amber Rudd is utterly out of her depth over the crime wave that has seen over 50 murders in London this year alone.

    A leaked Home Office report said that government cuts to the police had “likely contributed” to a rise in serious violent crime. In an interview with BBC Radio 4 this morning, the Home Secretary admitted that she had not seen the report, while stating that “it is not all about police numbers.”

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  • UKIP AM Gareth Bennett calls on Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru to “build bridges with Westminster” over the renaming of the Second Severn Crossing

    UKIP Assembly Member for South Wales Central, Gareth Bennett, has waded into the row over the renaming of the Second Severn Crossing. 
    Speaking after critics of the change signalled their opposition to the UK Government’s plans to rename it the Prince of Wales Bridge, Gareth said:
    “Rather than getting into a row about a name, Welsh Labour and their bedfellows in Plaid Cymru should be working to build bridges with the Government in Westminster to secure the Brexit that the people of Wales voted for.
     
    "Coupled with their bogus legislation on a supposed 'power grab', the people of Wales will see this for what it is; a cynical attempt by Plaid and Welsh Labour to claim they’ve been hard done by yet again.
     
    "The people of Wales voted by a clear majority for Brexit, far more than the very few who cling on to a vain hope of a 'Welsh Republic'. It’s time the establishment in Cardiff Bay and London got on with the day job and stopped their pointless virtue signalling.”

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  • UKIP fielding over 530 candidates at the upcoming English council elections

    UKIP is pleased to declare that it will be fielding over 530 candidates in the English local elections.

    The final figure will be known shortly.

    This is a remarkable achievement given that just six weeks ago UKIP was thought to be on the edge of collapse.

    UKIP’s Interim Leader Gerard Batten MEP said: 

    “Our branches, activists and members have found fresh heart and motivation and are back in the fight.

    “Six weeks ago we had no local election campaign planning in place.  In a short space of time, the Party has rallied and organised a respectable number of candidates.

    “We will be campaigning hard to retain those seats we are defending, and fighting to win some new ones.

    “Whatever the final result, UKIP is firmly back on the political map.”

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  • UKIP Leader Gerard Batten slams £500 million increase in the foreign aid budget

    The UK’s foreign aid budget now stands at an eye-watering £14 billion; an increase of £500 million on the previous year. The increase came about because spending by law must hit 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income, in order to comply with the United Nations resolution on foreign aid.

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  • UKIP's future is bright

    UKIP has shown the resilience and depth of character to regain its position as a vital part of British politics. On 17th February UKIP was on the edge of insolvency and in imminent danger of being forced out of business.

    But after an appeal launched by the interim leader Gerard Batten to raise £100,000, the party responded with huge faith and enthusiasm.

    Mr Batten said,

    "I am very pleased to announce that my appeal to UKIP members to raise £100k to save the Party from insolvency has met with an incredibly generous response of almost £300k. In addition, the £175k legal bill has been paid by other means. UKIP is now safe."

    "With incredible generosity, our members and branches have responded by donating not £100k but the amazing sum of £294,918.

    Money is still coming in and I do not doubt we will raise more than three times the money I asked for."

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  • Margot Parker MEP Speaking at the UKIP Regional Conference in Hull

    Watch Margot Parker speak at the UKIP regional conference in Hull below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqYHRrTwTmk

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  • UKIP calls for the abolition of the CPS

    In the wake of Alison Saunders’ decision to step down as Director of Public Prosecutions, UKIP Leader Gerard Batten is calling on the Government to abolish the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and return that role to the police. Mr. Batten also called on the Government to make root and branch reforms of the way we prosecute crime in the UK.


    Mr. Batten said:

    "Alison Saunders’ resignation from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is a good start, but the CPS itself needs to be abolished and the power to prosecute handed back to the police.

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