• Margot Parker speaks out on The Casey Review into opportunity and integration

    Margot_11_(1).jpgReacting to the publication of the Casey Review into opportunity and integration Margot Parker MEP, UKIP’s Women and Equalities spokesman, said there were some long-overdue truths finally being brought into general public discourse.

    Margot said: “This review should have been published months ago and I am happy to see that it has finally become public. The delay is down to an irrational fear of addressing issues which have been defined as controversial for far too long – it is far past time for them to be properly recognised and dealt with.

    “When it comes to specific issues relating to women there are some deeply concerning figures. In some immigrant communities as many as 57 per cent of women are economically inactive, leaving them completely dependent on men, particularly since levels of English proficiency are often very low in the same demographic.

    “This not only isolates women and girls in those communities, it leaves them vulnerable to a host of religious and cultural practices designed to keep them subservient. Beyond social pressures, we also see these women and girls left exposed to barbaric practices like female genital mutilation, forced marriage and 'honour'-based violence.

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  • It is time to shake off the shackles of multiculturalism and get real integration and dialogue

    jane-collins.jpg“It is time to shake off the shackles of the multicultural experiment and embrace an intra-cultural model that encourages integration, interaction and social inclusion.”

    That was the verdict of UKIP Home Affairs Spokesman, Jane Collins MEP, following the publication of the Casey Review into Opportunity and Integration.

    The report, authored by respected civil servant, Dame Louise Casey, highlighted how segregation, deprivation and social exclusion in some areas of Britain has coincided with a growth in "regressive" ideologies.

    Commenting on the report, Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire MEP, Ms Collins said, “You only have to look at certain areas of my constituency to see that Dame Casey is highlighting a range of problems we can no longer afford to ignore.”

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  • UKIP Immigration spokesman gives his response to the Casey Report

    BeqNGEtCEAA4WGx.jpgUKIP's Immigration Spokesman John Bickley responding to the publication of the Casey Report said, "In February 2015 Louise Casey's report into the Labour run Rotherham Council stated that it ' not fit for purpose' and 'is failing in its duties to protect vulnerable children and young people from harm.' 'The [This] inspection revealed past and present failures to accept, understand and combat the issue of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), resulting in a lack of support for victims and insufficient action against known perpetrators. The [Labour] Council’s culture is unhealthy: bullying, sexism, suppression and misplaced ‘political correctness’ have cemented its failures. The Council is currently incapable of tackling its weaknesses, without a sustained intervention.'

    "Today, her damning report on integration has been released. It pulls no punches and is an excoriating critique of the Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrat parties' support of mass immigration, multiculturalism and political correctness, which has led to whole towns having changed “out of all recognition” and '..sunk into ghettos because of a failure by governments to handle mass immigration. Instead, segregation along religious and race lines has spiralled, worsening the pulls of extremism.'

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  • The Casey Report shows how successive governments have failed our country

    4uCGRQnR.jpgResponding to the publication of the Casey Report, David Kurten AM, the UKIP Education Spokesman said, "The Casey Report shows how successive governments have failed our country, and how rapid, mass immigration is leading to a breakdown in society. It is simple common sense that immigrants need many years to integrate into British society and culture.

    "What is more disturbing is that second and third generation immigrants are in many cases still ill-adjusted to British society, and segregation in schools is a fact in many parts of the country. It is staggering that one school was mentioned where pupils genuinely believe that Britain is up to 90% Asian.

    "Many of the report’s recommendations are things which UKIP has been saying for years. All schoolchildren should learn English, and have a proper understanding of British history and culture, whatever background they are from.

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  • Life Sentences for killer drivers welcome, but work still to do

    Jane_PR_Img.jpgUKIP’s new Home Affairs Spokesman, Jane Collins MEP, has welcomed moves to introduce life sentences for drivers convicted of death by dangerous driving, saying, “this is a victory against light sentences for criminal drivers, but we still have work to do.”

    “The fact is, the public will no longer tolerate criminal drivers walking free from court,” Ms Collins added.
    Ms Collins comment come after ministers reacted to a long campaign by motoring groups, which highlighted how drivers convicted of death by dangerous driving face an average of four years in prison, while 111 have walked free from court over the last decade (up to 2015).

    Speaking of the potential change in sentencing, Ms Collins said, “to me, people choosing to drink or drug drive; who participate in racing; or play with a mobile phone at the wheel; are doing so knowing they have the potential to kill.”

    “Therefore, sentencing for crimes of this nature should be no differently from that of involuntary manslaughter.”

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  • Christopher Mills reappointed Business Spokesman

    ChristopherMillsRole.jpgChristopher Mills said, "I am delighted and honoured to be part of Paul's new team going forward. The opportunities provided by this June's historic referendum result provide a strong foundation to build on UKIP's strengths.

    "We now have a very strong team, with talent apparent in all departments.

    In the business brief I intend to continue to make the case for strong, sensible regulation, which takes into account the unique aspects of the UK business model, rather than having rules that reflect other, and often anti-business dynamics".

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  • Jonathan Arnott MEP appointed Constitutional Affairs Spokesman

    JonathanArnottRole.jpgJonathan Arnott MEP said, "UKIP has achieved our goal of winning the Brexit referendum and power must now be returned from Brussels to Westminster. But that's only half of the job done: we now need to take that same power and put it right back in the hands of the great British people where it belongs. It means ensuring that our MPs take responsibility for their own actions, so that corrupt politicians can be recalled and drummed out of office. It means letting the public call binding referendums on issues that matter to them. It means a fairer electoral system, it means reform of the House of Lords, and it means ensuring a fair deal for the English, the Welsh, the Scottish and the Northern Irish so that no part of our United Kingdom can feel disadvantaged or left out.

    "Most importantly of all, it means fiercely protecting our sovereignty, so that never again can a Parliament sign us up to an undemocratic supranational organisation like the European Union. When we, the people, invest power in a Parliament at a General Election we expect it to be returned to us, intact, at the following election.

    "UKIP is, and must always be, the Party that keeps the flame of democracy alive. If we want to increase turnout at elections, we have to begin by putting more power into the hands of the people. Our opponents will call it populism; we call it democracy."

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  • Margot Parker MEP appointed Equalities and Womens Issues Spokesman

    MargotParkerRole.jpgMargot Parker MEP said: “I am delighted to be named the first UKIP spokesman for Women and Equalities These important issues need to be promoted without patronising tokenism, virtue-signalling and political correctness.

    “I am pleased UKIP has recognised the importance of addressing ongoing issues facing women, including the protection of vulnerable women and girls and helping women enter and succeed in the work place on equal terms.

    “We also need to offer solutions to wider problems facing communities around the world, such as Christians and other minority religions experiencing persecution.”

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  • Andrew Charalambous appointed Work and Pensions Spokesman

    AndrewChamRole.jpgAndrew Charalambous said, “I am honoured and privileged to serve as Work and Pensions Spokesman. Under Paul the best is yet to come for UKIP and for Great Britain.

    “Work and Pensions is the single biggest sector of government spending, and we will give the British taxpayer exceptional value for money. Today our elderly are paying the price for the political failures of successive Tory and Labour governments. Under UKIP nobody will be forgotten, nobody left behind. We will give British pensioners the respect they deserve by increasing pensions to reflect current standards of living, taking tens of thousands out of poverty. It is disgraceful that British pensions are 'worse than in most of Europe'.

    “On the other side of the coin, millions of people currently in their twenties are facing the prospect of working till they are 70 before receiving state pension.

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  • Cllr Peter Reeve reappointed Local Government Spokesman

    PeteReeveRole.jpgCllr Reeve stated "I am delighted to be reappointed as the Local Government Spokesman for the Party. UKIP Councillors are passionate about the real and positive difference they are making to people's lives and their local communities. Our 500 Councillors across the country have already made a huge positive impact in the communities that they represent and will continue to do so.

    "With our new Party Leader, who understands the importance of Local Government in achieving our task of standing up for ordinary working people and getting our Country and our local communities back on track, UKIP will become an unstoppable force."

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