• David Kurten AM appointed as Education and Apprenticeships Spokesman

    DavidKurtenRole.jpgDavid Kurten AM said, "I am delighted to have been appointed as UKIP's Education and Apprenticeships Spokesman. 15 years in teaching and now a member of the London Assembly's Education Panel means I will be able to bring my experience, both practical and political to the role.

    "I am looking forward to developing our education policy which will ensure that there will be a diversity of education options for all pupils and students of all ages and abilities. This means a mixture a grammar, technical, specialist and comprehensive schools in all areas of the country, and further investment and development of apprenticeships to bridge the skills gap so that British young people have the skills needed to make the most of every opportunity.

    "I want to see an education system where not only will no child be left behind, but no child will be held back.

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  • UKIP Deputy Chairmen announced

    deputychairs_(1).jpgUKIP Leader Paul Nuttall is today delighted to announce that Suzanne Evans will occupy a key role in his top team.

    Miss Evans will be one of the Party’s two Deputy Chairmen and as part of that role she will chair the Party’s Policy Committee.

    Mr Nuttall said: “I am putting together a team of all the talents and am pleased that Suzanne has agreed to fulfil these functions.

    “I am going to be harnessing her expertise in the key area of policy development after her very successful spell as Head of Policy, which culminated with our widely admired General Election Manifesto in 2015.”

    Miss Evans said: “I am delighted to accept this position in Paul’s team and looking forward to getting cracking.

    “I am also looking forward to contributing to developing the ideas that will further advance Paul’s vision of making UKIP the party of patriotic communities in every part of the UK.”

    Mr Nuttall has also announced that the current Deputy Chairman William Dartmouth will remain in his post.

    Paul Nuttall said, "Throughout the recent turbulent times for the party, William has remained a Deputy Chairman of great stability. By continuing in this role he will be of great help in the vital task of unifying the party."

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  • UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge honoured by role of Defence spokesman

    BillEtheridgeRole.jpgBill Etheridge, UKIP MEP for the West Midlands, said he was honoured to have been given the role of Defence Spokesman for UKIP.

    Mr Etheridge said "I am honoured to have been given this exciting new role.

    "Our policy will be to increase spending in this area, reversing continued government cuts.

    "'Peace through strength' can only be achieved by having an impressive array of defence.

    "We are working on a whole raft of radical new policies that will increase the pride in our country’s armed forces and we will pledge to uphold the military covenant for veterans."

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  • Dr Julia Reid MEP appointed Environment Spokesman

    JuliaReidrole.jpgDr Julia Reid MEP said, "I am very happy that Paul has appointed me to this role. It is one that I believe I will be able to bring a rigorous scientific approach where policy is based on evidence, unlike much of environmental policy where evidence so often follows policy.

    "The earth on which we walk, the water that surrounds us and underpins all life and the air which we breathe cannot be more important and I look forward to working hard with Paul and the team to create the best outcomes for the country and its environment."

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  • Gerard Batten MEP appointed UKIP Spokesman on Brexit

    gerardbattenrole.jpgGerard Batten MEP said, "I am very happy that Paul Nuttall has announced my appointment as the Party Spokesman on Brexit.

    "In this role I will describe how Britain can and must leave the European Union as quickly and cleanly as possible.

    "I want UKIP to stop talking about Brexit and to start talking about Exit! We don't want a 'hard' or 'soft' Brexit but a democratic and speedy exit. The result of the Referendum must be respected and enacted without delay.

    "Theresa May and her Tory Government cannot be trusted to deliver our withdrawal from the EU. She was a Remainer who heads a predominantly Remain government.

    "If she were genuine about delivering Brexit she would have triggered Article 50 the moment she became Prime Minister. Instead nothing has been done in the last five months, and there are no plans for the next four. Then we will face at least another two years of protracted negotiations. Under Article 50 they could be extended for years to come.

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  • John Bickley has been appointed as the Party’s Immigration Spokesman

    JohnBickleyRole.jpgJohn Bickley said, "I’m delighted that Paul Nuttall has asked me to take responsibility for this hugely important role. I have seen with my own eyes the devastating impact of uncontrolled unskilled immigration on our communities. UKIP is, was and will be in favour of immigration but it must be immigration on the UK’s terms.

    "Everyone in the world must feel there is a level playing field when it comes to coming to the UK. It doesn’t matter what your faith, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation or any other aspect, what matters is what people can offer and what the country needs.

    "However, under Labour and latterly the Conservatives our immigration system has discriminated against the world, and especially the Commonwealth, to favour low skilled immigration from the European Union, this must end."

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  • Mike Hookem MEP becomes UKIP Fisheries Spokesman

    Mike_Fishing_Img.jpgMike Hookem MEP said, "For over two years, and at a time of tumultuous change for our armed forces, I have been very honoured, and often humbled, to serve as UKIP’s defence and veterans spokesman. However, as the UK moves towards leaving the EU, there are several issues that directly affect my constituents that I would like to address in more detail. One of these is the future of the fishing industry.

    "The fishing industry was once the heart and soul of the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire coastal economy but was sold out on our joining the EEC in a last-minute deal. Today, the once-thriving fish docks in places like Hull and Grimsby lay in ruins.

    "And what’s left of Britain’s once mighty fishing industry continues its slow decline as the tentacles of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy continue to tighten. Currently, the UK allows trawlers from across the EU plunder £1.5 billion of fish from our waters each year, and British boats have only 13% of the fishing quota in our seas. This plundering of our national wealth must stop! Brexit is our opportunity to reclaim our seas and revitalise an industry currently on its knees.

    "That is why I am excited UKIP’s new leader Paul Nuttall has appointed me as the party’s Fisheries Spokesman. I intend to be at the vanguard of making the fishing industry an acid test of Brexit and seeing if the political establishment is serious about our leaving the EU. I also intend to put forward plans to rebuild a new grassroots base for the UK’s fishing industry and proposals to bring fairness and equality into a system that has long been corrupted by the EU.

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  • Paul Nuttall is new UKIP Leader: the future is bright, let us unite


    Popular UKIP North West MEP Paul Nuttall has been appointed today as new leader of UKIP with the biggest mandate in the history of the Party on a pledge of unity as we head towards a Brexit Britain.

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  • Should Nigel be made our ambassador to the US? William Dartmouth thinks so!

    As Downing Street went into a frenzy this week over President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that making Nigel Farage the UK's ambassador to the USA would be a good idea, William Dartmouth MEP backed the idea as well.

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  • UKIP response to the Autumn Statement

    untitled.pngFollowing the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement today, Mark Reckless AM said, 

    "Despite the fearsome predictions of Remain supporters, the overall prognosis for the economy is good, as we knew it would be. The official forecast is that unemployment in 2020 after we have left the EU will be just 860,000. This administers the last rites to the infamous claim that 3 million jobs would be lost if we left the EU.

    "We are borrowing too much, £68 billion this year, £59 billion next, and £122 billion more than planned across the forecast period. The government has talked tough on austerity but failed to match its words with deeds.

    "Every month the Government delays Brexit costs the exchequer over a billion pounds. UKIP says just get on with it.

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