• 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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  • Labour have learnt nothing since the Referendum


    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said: “Mrs May doesn’t have much of a Brexit plan to start with but Labour’s plans are even worse than hers.

    “Mrs May intends to fudge exit so we leave in name but not in reality, Labour’s plan is to not even pretend to have left. Under their plans, we might as well not even bother. This is as near as you can get to staying in without remaining within the EU.

    “Their fixation on going back and back to Parliament is merely cover for a desire to block Brexit and at best will hearten the EU to play the hardest ball possible during the next two years of negotiations.

    “UKIP is the only party with a policy for leaving the EU quickly, cleanly and completely. Brexit must mean Exit.”

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  • UKIP's new integration policy platform

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall, Deputy Leader Peter Whittle, Education Spokesman David Kurten and Women's and Equality Spokesman Margot Parker today launched the broad UKIP integration agenda.

    UKIP Deputy Leader and Culture Spokesman Peter Whittle has renewed calls for a total ban on face coverings in a public place:

    "UKIP are the only political party committed to passing a law against th­e wearing of face cov­erings in public plac­es. Face coverings ar­e a deliberate barrie­r to integration and,­ in many contexts, a ­security risk too. Th­e time has come to ou­tlaw them. People sho­uld show their face i­n a public place. This is a policy that is already enacted in France, Belgium, Holland and Austria, and in parts of Spain, Italy, Denmark, Latvia and Lithuania in Europe alone. It is a normal, modern and reasonable response to a problem faced today.

    "We are also calling for postal voting on demand to be scrapped and a return­ to a higher threshol­d of demonstrable nee­d before a postal vot­e is granted. Postal ­votes on demand have ­led to a boom in elec­toral fraud and vote-­stealing, especially ­among minority commun­ities.

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  • Our bold new integration agenda aims to bring communities together

    TogetherPodium.gifUKIP's Integration Agenda was launched in London today. The policy document addresses a wide range of cultural issues that have worked against communities coming together. You can read it here:

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  • Corbyn would make the world more dangerous

    UKIP Defence Spokesman Cllr Bill Etheridge MEP has called Jeremy Corbyn's defence policy "an incoherent mess which would throw the UK into huge security difficulties."

    Cllr Etheridge was "shocked" that Mr Corbyn would not want to eliminate the leader of ISIS."

    "How can it be a tough decision not to kill al-Baghdadi when he leads an inhumane, murderous death cult? The people of Mosul might have a few words to say to Mr Corbyn about that."

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  • Putting our country first

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall writes, "What does a party leader go into a general election hoping for? That’s normally a pretty easy question to answer – as many votes as possible for his party at the expense of every other party and every other candidate in the field.

    "But at this general election it is a lot more complicated than that. Because UKIP was set up to restore Britain’s status as a self-governing democracy and this election comes with that ambition tantalisingly within reach.

    "Generations of UKIP activists campaigned and leafleted through wind and rain with the ambition of getting our country out of the EU. And some never lived to see the glorious day when our magnificent referendum victory was confirmed.

    "In memory of such people and to be true to the founding principles of my party I must ensure that we work at all times to advance the practical cause of Brexit in Parliament, in the country at large and in the negotiating chambers of the European Union.

    "That means, to put it in shorthand, adhering to the principle of country before party in the changed political circumstances that pertain today.

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  • Government's latest policy on Motability cars is a cynical attempt to buy votes from disabled people

    UKIP disability spokesman Cllr Star Anderton has described the latest policy on Motability cars as "a cynical attempt to buy votes from disabled people.

    The government have announced that people can now keep their specially-adapted cars for up to six months if they are denied Personal Independence Payments.

    "So many have already lost their motability vehicles and aren't getting them back," said Cllr Anderton, who uses an wheelchair adapted vehicle (VAWs).

    "Over 800 people every week have lost their enhanced rate PIP mobility component so punishing people then promising something they will never get is a disgrace," she said.

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