• UKIP selects Victoria Ayling as candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election

    UKIP Chairman Paul Oaken said, "On 23rd June this year, an overwhelming number of voters in the Lincolnshire Constituency of Sleaford and North Hykeham voted to leave the European Union.

    "After fighting for our independence for twenty three years, UKIP stands alongside the 62% of voting residents who decided to take back control of our country. We are their voice in British politics.

    "With that in mind, I’m pleased to announce who will represent our party in the upcoming Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election, due to take place on Thursday 8th December.

    "At a hustings held in the constituency last night, local members voted to support Victoria Ayling in her bid to be our candidate.

    "This morning, a majority of our National Executive Committee voted to confirm that decision.

    "Victoria is a seasoned campaigner, having stood for the party at a variety of levels. As a Lincolnshire County Councillor, Victoria is already working hard to represent local people and will now use all of her experience to make sure that UKIP continues to speak up for the common sense voters in Sleaford and North Hykeham."

    Continue reading...

  • Nigel Farage on the US election result

    Nigel_Twitter.jpegNigel Farage said, "Today, the establishment is in deep shock. Even more so than after Brexit.

    "What we are witnessing is the end of a period of big business and big politics controlling our lives.

    "Voters across the Western world want nation state democracy, proper border controls and to be in charge of their own lives.

    "I commend Donald Trump for the courage with which he has fought this campaign and I look forward to a closer relationship between the USA and the UK.

    "We now have a President who likes our country and understands our post-Brexit values.

    "Prepare for further political shocks in the years to come."

    Continue reading...

  • A welcome change but is it too late, asks Margot Parker

    Margot_11_(1).jpgGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has made a number of abrupt changes to its apparent stance on mass migration in the last few days.

    Margot Parker, a UKIP MEP in the East Midlands has welcomed this change of stance but warned it may be too little, too late.

    “It is astonishing to look at what is finally being said in Berlin. Faced with repeated electoral embarrassments over the last few months, it seems as though the penny has finally dropped and Germany’s political elite is at least getting the message.

    “More than any other country, Germany has borne the brunt of migration from North Africa and the Middle East over the last couple of years, no doubt due to Mrs Merkel’s foolish invitation welcoming whoever wanted to come. Throwing open her country’s borders may have seemed to be a good idea at the time, although I can’t see how, but that illusions seems to have faded.

    Continue reading...

  • High Court judgement a political not legal decision

    gerard.jpgUKIP London MEP Gerard Batten who sits on the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament said, “This judgement is a political decision by part of the establishment that wants to thwart the will of the British people in the Referendum.

    “Part of the reasoning of the Court is that triggering Article 50 “will inevitably effect the changing of domestic law”. However, this is precisely the argument for why they cannot make this ruling.  Treaties are merely agreements between governments.  The courts cannot rule on them until they become part of domestic law by means of Acts of Parliament.

    “All previous treaties have been entered into and signed by British governments using the Royal Prerogative without a vote in Parliament first. Only when parts are incorporated into law by Act of Parliament does Parliament become involved, and the courts have jurisdiction over their application.

    Continue reading...

  • Article 50 decision risks provoking huge public anger

    Nigel_Farage.jpegFollowing the High Court decision calling for a Parliamentary vote on the triggering of Article 50, Nigel Farage said,

    "I worry that a betrayal may be near at hand. Last night at the Spectator Parliamentary Awards I had a distinct feeling that our political class, who were out in force, do not accept the 23rd of June Referendum result.

    "I now fear that every attempt will be made to block or delay the triggering of Article 50. If this is so, they have no idea of the level of public anger they will provoke."

    Continue reading...

  • Time for Chagos Islanders to be granted sovereignty

    As someone who’s campaigned for over 20 years against the UK’s membership of the EU, the issue of sovereignty is, naturally, a subject very close to my heart, writes UKIP MEP and Commonwealth Spokesman Jim Carver.

    Since the Brexit vote in June, the news has, of course, been full of the issues surrounding our self-governance and self-determination. However, there is one group of British citizens who have been engaged in an altogether different battle for their own right to sovereignty.

    Continue reading...

  • MEP anger over football poppy ban

    Mike_Hookem.jpgUKIP Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem MEP: "The wearing of poppies is not a political statement nor is it glorifying war.

    "It is an act of remembrance of those who gave their lives, including the 15 professional and top level footballers who were killed in World War II. They did so in order to secure freedom and liberty including the right for players to play football and fans to support in peace.

    "I hope the FA treat this FIFA ruling with the contempt it deserves and our players proudly wear the poppy on their shirts and fans wear their poppies with pride."

    The decision to ban England and Scotland football players from wearing poppies in their World Cup qualifier is "disgraceful," added UKIP MEP James Carver.

    Continue reading...

  • Announcement of UKIP Leadership Candidates

    UKIP Party Chairman Paul Oakden, "With the deadline for the submission of leadership applications now passed, I can now confirm who will have their name included on the ballot of members to be the new Party Leader.

    "Four candidates completed and submitted application forms, along with the requisite deposit before the 12 noon deadline. These applications have now been checked and approved by Piers Wauchope, Returning Officer for this election.

    "The UKIP leadership candidates are

    EVANS, Suzanne
    NUTTALL, Paul
    REES-EVANS, John
    WHITTLE, Peter (Candidate withdrawn Nov 4)

    "I'm pleased to confirm that there were no late, or rejected applications.

    "Further information pertaining to the ballot will follow at a later date but for now, I'd like to wish all four candidates the best of luck and will join with our Party's members in looking forward to a positive contest."

    Continue reading...

  • UKIP backs Goldsmith on his Heathrow stance

    UKIP Chairman Paul Oakden said "On Tuesday 25th October Zac Goldsmith MP announced that he was resigning as the Conservative MP for Richmond Park, in light of the Government's announcement on a third runway at Heathrow.

    Zac Goldsmith has resigned on a matter of principle and UKIP admire him for having the courage to do so. UKIP have always believed that Gatwick was a preferred option to Heathrow.

    Recognising Zac as a principled man, who was fully committed to helping get Britain out of the European Union, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage, in conjunction with our National Executive Committee have agreed that we will not be fielding a candidate in the upcoming by-election for Richmond Park.

    The Liberal Democrats are committed to overturning the result of the 2016 Referendum and ignoring the will of the British people. This must not be allowed to happen.

    UKIP are encouraging all of our supporters and voters to support Zac Goldsmith in his bid to become an independent MP."

    Continue reading...

  • Growth rate confounds doomongers

    christopher_mills.jpgCommenting on the release of official figures stating that the three month growth rate since the EU Referendum has been plus 0.5% rather than the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney's pre-Referendum estimate of 0.2%, Christopher Mills, the UKIP Business Spokesman said,

    "The bad news for those who expected an economic apocalypse when we voted to regain our independence and freedom has suffered another blow. The prophets of doom are now looking like a tired old heavyweight, demanding just one more round in the ring before retirement, appalling the public, embarrassing their friends and destroying their reputations. The UK is the one of the world’s most competitive economies; it is open for business and has the tools and the desire amongst its men and women to go from strength to strength in the future".

    Continue reading...