• Tories will let us down on immigration

    The failure of the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd to answer simple questions on immigration today shows that the Tories are "completely at sea", says John Bickley, the UKIP immigration spokesman.

    Bickley who will be launching the UKIP immigration policy tomorrow attacked Rudd after she repeatedly failed to commit to the long standing Tory policy of tens of thousands net immigration figures per year.

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  • UKIP Deputy Leader Peter Whittle to stand in South Basildon and East Thurrock


    UKIP Deputy Leader Peter Whittle today announced that he will stand for Member of Parliament for South Basildon and East Thurrock.

    He said "In 2015 UKIP put in a very strong showing in the election and came a strong second in South Basildon and East Thurrock, and I hope to do one better this time.

    "Basildon and East Thurrock voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union last year and deserves an MP who will truly stand up for their views.

    "UKIP are the only­ party that want to s­ee the type of Brexit­ that people voted fo­r last June, so that ­we can get back contr­ol of our borders and­ our laws.

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  • We are victims of our own success but a bright future still lays ahead

    The UKIP Leader, Paul Nuttall has issued the following statement following the local election results:

    It's been a difficult night.

    In the local elections yesterday many excellent UKIP representatives lost their seats on county councils despite campaigning hard for re-election.

    Frankly, there is nothing they could have done in the face of a big national swing to the Tories.

    Each one of our former councillors should be immensely proud of the contribution they have made not only to their local communities but also to the cause that our party was set up to achieve: the restoration of the United Kingdom as an independent, self-governing country.

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  • Happy retirement Prince Philip

    Responding to the news of Prince Philip's retirement from public service UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall MEP said, "Today we should honour the life of service to our Queen and nation by Prince Philip.

    "For over 60 years he has been a dedicated public servant, and deserves our great thanks. Happy retirement Sir."

    UKIP Deputy Leader Peter Whittle AM added, "Prince Philip has been the very model of public duty at its best and utterly steadfast in his support of the Queen.

    "We in UKIP offer him our very best wishes for well earned rest from public life."

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  • Manston Airport plans prove that UKIP lives up to its promises

    A £100 million investment plan to revive aviation at Manston Airport in Kent would not have been possible without the tireless campaigning of UKIP Councillors, according to the party’s transport spokesman Jill Seymour.

    An American logistics company has today unveiled plans to acquire the 750-acre site, and use it as a base for at least a dozen aircraft.

    Representatives for the un-named investment company are due to discuss the prospects of Thanet District Council becoming a partner in a compulsory purchase order for the site.

    “This is fabulous news. UKIP insisted two years ago that it was the only party which would work to save Manston, and we are delivering on our promises,” said Mrs Seymour.

    “News of this potential investment is testimony to the tireless campaigning, lobbying and hard work of the UKIP team on the ground in Thanet under Cllr Chris Wells, the leader of the Council.

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  • UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall to stand in Boston & Skegness


    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall has announced that he will be standing in Boston and Skegness in the forthcoming General Election.

    Paul said: "It is a great honour and a privilege to stand for UKIP in Boston and Skegness. The constituency voted overwhelmingly for Leave inspired in part by the massive betrayal of our fishing industry by successive Governments, something that today's Conservative Party led by Theresa May looks set to repeat.

    "I will make it my mission to stand up for the people of Boston and Skegness and ensure there is no backsliding on Brexit."

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  • UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall launches 2017 General Election campaign

  • The Tories retreat over legal independence


    The news that the Tories are to overturn their long held policy on the UK leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights betrays a clear message that they are backsliding on Brexit, said Peter Jewell, the UKIP Justice spokesman.

    Peter Jewell said, "Mrs May is now on the slide with Brexit. The papers are full of her friendly embrace with Mr Juncker, the European Commission President.

    "In what appears to be a free gift to the EU following that meeting she has signalled that we are to keep the European Convention of Human Rights enshrined in our law.

    "This means that our Judges will not have the power to return dangerous criminals and terrorists back to their country if they fear and so called bad treatment.

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  • It's time for Hungary to join the Brexit Club, Mr Orban!

    Speaking today to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Brussels UKIP’s Nigel Farage called for the Hungarian people to have their own chance to regain their freedom and independence from the EU. He also complemented Orbán’s resistance to different European policies but slammed the outrageous level of interference the institutions are now showing in national politics

    Nigel Farage MEP said: “You spoke today, and you behaved today, as the leader of a nation. But isn’t it becoming obvious that as a member of the European Union actually you are not a nation. No, you’re not the leader of a nation and these people will go on interfering in the lives of Hungarian people.

    ”Surely logic says its time you gave the Hungarian people a referendum on whether they stay part of the European Union or not. Who knows, you might come and join the Brexit club and then we could fight for a group of democratic states working together, trading together and put this nonsense behind us.”

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  • Stop fraud in the Aid budget? Simple, slash that budget and spend the money here

    The Public Accounts Committee report on fraud in the International Aid budget was scathing about the dismissive attitude to fraud displayed by both the Foreign and International Development departments which suggested that there was no significant problem with fraud.

    Lisa Duffy, UKIP's Foreign Aid spokesman said, "As the Committee made clear, it isn't good enough to wave a hand and claim not to be able to divulge who is committing the fraud, it is imperative that people are able to know who is stealing their hard earned taxes.

    "That the Committee itself seems to accept that there are both "legal and cultural sensitivities" in divulging the identities of the fraudsters is equally worrying.

    "We have our own cultural sensitivity here in the UK, the one in which tax payers money is accounted for and accountable.

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