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  • The Aid budget is being abused, whilst those at home suffer

    bigpic.jpgFollowing the scandalous revelations that the Government has been giving £1bn of taxpayers cash direct to individuals in Pakistan, Lisa Duffy, the UKIP Aid spokesman said,

    "It is impossible to justify that over the last five years over £1bn of our foreign aid budget has been given away in cash. This is just one example of where the UK taxpayers’ money is not being used wisely, we in UKIP are calling for the foreign aid budget to be reduced by £9bn, freeing up resources for the priorities of the British people such as Adult social care. The foreign aid budget should be spent on prioritizing emergency aid, health and inoculation programs and initiatives that provide sanitation and clean water.

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  • Train Fare Rises: Ministers eyes on HS2 rather than the service we need and use

    P1000955-300x225.jpgThe rail fare rises across the country which are hitting the low waged hardest are creating understandable anger the UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour MEP has said,

    UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour said: “It’s no surprise that rail travellers are voicing their anger at these inflation-busting price rises. While their ticket prices continue to rise, the standard of customer service they are receiving continues to fall.

    “I have long been advocating the need for extra money to be spent on improving our existing railway infrastructure and updating rolling stock – but there are other ways of paying for it.

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  • We need to build for Britain, not for vested interests

    RayFinch.jpegUKIP's Housing Spokesman Cllr Ray Finch MEP has described the government's 'garden village' plans as "nothing more than an insufficient sticking plaster for the housing crisis in the UK."

    The Hampshire Euro MP and County Councillor said the plans "will have no other effect than to give developers profits and ruin rural areas."

    "This housing crisis is not breaking news: politicians have known we have to build a city the size of Birmingham every couple of years just to keep up with the demand created by mass migration," he said.

    "What UKIP would propose is a policy of council house building on the many available brown field sites so that local people, many of whom have been rotting on council house lists for over a decade, get a chance of an affordable home of their own in the area in which they were born.

     

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  • Heads must roll over 'child' migrants scandal

    pZCIEEd9.jpegUKIP Immigration Spokesman John Bickley said, "The revelation that a large percentage of child migrants are anything but, with many in their late 20's is a disgrace and demonstrates the shambolic nature of the government's child refugee policy. Genuine child refugees have been cheated out a safe haven by government and civil service incompetence.

    "Government ministers and senior civil servants are on six figure salaries and multi million pension pots, paid for by hard working taxpayers, yet are so incompetent that a large percentage of child refugees are in fact adults, with many in their late twenties. Did these government 'incompetents' not recognise the danger of putting adult men, many from a culture that treats women as second class citizens, with vulnerable school children & teenagers. Will any minister or civil servant be reprimanded or sacked - don't bet on it!

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  • New Year message from UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall MEP

  • MBE for UKIP's Pete Reeve in recognition of services to Local Government

    Peter250px.jpgUKIP Local Government Spokesman Cllr Peter Reeve who represents Ramsey on Cambridgeshire County Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and Ramsey Town Council has received an MBE in the Queens New Years Honours List.

    Having served his community for seven years since 2009 and  being re-elected four times Cllr Reeve is best known for the community work that he undertakes and the local causes that he campaigns for.

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  • Government slammed for starving National Parks of funding

    jcVjhVBq.jpgVictoria Ayling UKIP Heritage and Tourism spokesman accused the Government of being irresponsible and short sighted over cuts in funding to our English National Parks.

    She said, "Our National Parks are being starved of cash by the Government which bring in an estimated £4bn attracting 90 million visitors per year. We are making a very good profit from them which will be put at risk because the funding has been cut by a quarter from 2011 to 2016 which is 40% in real terms once inflation has been taken into account. The Parks make their own money too and get grants from time to time from other sources, but rely heavily on direct Government funding.

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  • Cameron Unsuitable for NATO

    bill_etheridge.jpgAs news emerges that former Prime Minister David Cameron is being considered for the role of NATO Secretary General, UKIP Defence spokesman Bill Etheridge, took a swipe at his credentials for the job calling him “uniquely unsuitable” for the role.

    Mr Etheridge said his record of slashing expenditure on defence alone should be enough to prove the ex PM was not the right man for the job.

    Military intervention in both Libya and Syria has led to massive loss of lives and instability in the area.

    The UKIP MEP said "David Cameron is uniquely unsuitable for the role as Secretary General of NATO.

    “His savage cuts on Defence spending led to the UK budget falling below NATO’s target of 2% of GDP for the first time ever.

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  • Hospital parking charges are a tax on the sick

    WkQugaNu.jpegUKIP Health Spokeswoman Suzanne Evans said, "It comes as no surprise that NHS Trusts in England have made some £7 million more on parking charges this year, plus at least another £2 million in fines over the past four years. Hospital parking charges are a stealth tax on the sick and their carers, and UKIP agrees with the Patient Association: they are unfair and should be abolished.

    "In this day and age, it wouldn’t be difficult to ensure only those in need accessed free hospital parking to prevent misuse. If every other car park with a barrier in the country can manage it, using a token or other access system, then so can NHS trusts. A one-off visit may not affect one person all that much, but for those who need to make repeated visits, the sums can mount up, especially if you’re kept waiting before you’re seen.

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  • British motorsport could end due to EU ruling

    Patrick.jpgThe outcome of a government consultation on a piece of EU insurance legislation could end motorsport in the UK. The consultation document gives an option of implementing the European Court decision known as the ‘Vnuk judgment’. The ruling makes it compulsory for anyone using any form of motorised transport to have third party damage and injury insurance. This will affect all participants in all forms of motorsport.

    The insurance industry has made it clear to government that third party risks for motorsport activities are uninsurable, not least because of the sheer number of potential vehicle damage claims that would arise. Therefore, if implemented, the Vnuk judgment would wipe out all legal motor and motorcycle sport activity.

    UKIP sport spokesman Patrick O'Flynn MEP said: "Motor sport adds billions to the UK economy and is also a very popular spectator and participant activity in our country.

    "Participants in all kinds of motor sport acknowledge the risks involved and we have seen great advances in safety standards over the years. It is therefore totally disproportionate for the Government even to contemplate implementing measures originating in the EU that could insure motor sport out of existence.

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