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  • Nigel tops Ipsos Mori poll of political leaders on eve of EU Referendum

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    The pollster Ipsos Mori has released a poll today that has UKIP Leader Nigel Farage far and away top of the political charts when it comes to satisfaction.

    His figures are double his closest rival, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and more than four times that of Prime Minister David Cameron.

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  • Ford used European loans to relocate British jobs to Turkey with more potentially to go at Dagenham

    jane-collins.jpgUKIP employment spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP has called Ford "hypocrites" for encouraging workers to vote to remain in the EU by threatening job uncertainty, saying "what we do know for certain is that Ford used our money to relocate British jobs to Turkey."

    In a quote published by the 'stronger in' campaign on twitter, the letter sent to 14000 workers said they have "deep concerns about...the potential downsides" of Brexit.

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  • "Remain is for the very rich, Mr Osborne" says Jane Collins

    jane-collins.jpgUKIP Employment Spokesman Jane Collins has slammed the Chancellor's comments on Peston on Sunday as "the delusional rhetoric of a multi millionaire who has no idea about working people."

    "Even Lord Rose admitted to MPs that without EU's uncontrolled migration wages would rise - it's a basic supply and demand and what the EU and our government have done is make the minimum wage the maximum wage in many sectors.

    "For him to say Brexit is for 'the very rich' is a distortion of every single statistic on record when it's people like him who want to be in the EU for cheaper nannies and gardeners and have no idea about trying to live on the breadline.

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  • UKIP Defence Spokesman welcomes decision by Field Marshal Lord Guthrie to switch to Leave side

    Mike_Hookem.jpgUKIP Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem MEP has welcomed the decision by former British Army chief, Field Marshal Lord Guthrie to switch sides to the Leave campaign saying; "more and more former and serving military personnel are waking up to how developed the structure of an EU army already is and the dangers this poses to the UK’s security."

    Mr Hookem, who has been speaking out on the development of plan for an EU army since his election as an MEP in 2014, said, "I am very pleased that Lord Guthrie has realised his mistake in signing the Downing Street defence letter and spoken out over his fears on the development of an EU army.

    "Lord Guthrie joins a long list of distinguished former and serving senior military personnel who are extremely concerned that Britain’s armed forces could be swallowed up by the EU if the public chooses to remain.

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  • The tragic death of Jo Cox MP

    UKIP have issued the following statement following Thursday's events: The murder of Jo Cox MP has shocked us all deeply. She was clearly a highly talented and dedicated campaigner and a hugely popular Member of Parliament with a bright future ahead of her. Her death is an appalling and inexplicable tragedy.

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  • Major coach tour to crusade for Brexit

    thumbnail_image1.jpgA major coach tour, crusading for Britain to leave the European Union, is to travel parts of Wales, the North and the West Midlands to ensure voters are on the road to Brexit.
     
    UKIP’s vivid 45ft long ‘Project Fact’ coach is to take to the road on Thursday from Newport in Wales and will then travel to Monmouth, parts of the north and the West Midlands to as part of the drive urging people to vote for Brexit on June 23.

    West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge, UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP and fellow Party activists will take part in the grand tour which will stop off at a host of locations.
     
    From Wales the coach will travel to a host of towns and cities across the North and the West Midlands including Birmingham, Dudley, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Stourbridge and Wolverhampton. In the North areas such as Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale and Liverpool will also be visited by the coach in a effort to call on people to vote for leave and make June 23 UK Independence Day. The tour will take place from this Thursday until June 22.

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  • Let's take back control of our waters

    l.php.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage today joined fishermen from across the UK to sail up the Thames to Westminster and back with a flotilla of fishing vessels as part of the Fishing for Leave campaign which is calling on people to vote to leave the EU so we can take back control of our waters.

    Nigel Farage said, "The Governing principle of the common fisheries policy is that of "equal access to a common resource". Fish stock is that should be within the UK's internationally recognised territorial waters are now shared our European Partners. This has led to a 60% drop in oversized landings and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs in our industry. There are now many harbours without a single commercial vessel, not satisfied with that the EU is now regulating our recreational sea anglers. Under and EU regulation issued in December no Anglers may take a single bass for tea.This is now leading to a loss of jobs in our charter angling fleet.

    "Compare and contrast all of this with Norway who control all fishing stocks up to two hundred miles within the North Sea and has a booming commercial and angling tourism industry. EU membership has destroyed our industry.

    "Today's flotilla was not a celebration or a party but a full throttled protest. We want our waters back!"

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  • Former Conservative Mayor joins UKIP

    Jim_Carver_Bob_Dhillon___Alastair_MacBrayne_3(1).JPGIn a surprise move prominent Conservative member, Bob Dhillon, a former mayor of Warwick, has joined UKIP. Mr Dhillon, who served two terms as Tory councillor for Warwick West, has been involved with the Conservative Party since the age of 12 but now the father-of-three has decided to join the country’s leading Eurosceptic party. He explained that has become disillusioned with David Cameron’s ‘project fear’ campaign in the EU referendum.

    "David Cameron is wrong, he is not standing up for the British people and the deal he negotiated is not worth the paper it is written on. How can he expect people to vote to remain in the EU with such a lousy deal?" said Mr Dhillon.

    "He has lost the confidence of the general public on immigration, HS2, NHS privatisation through the controversial TTIP agreement between the USA and Europe and through destroying rural/urban areas with Conservative housing plans."

    Welcoming Mr Dhillon to the party Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver said, "The credit for the British people finally getting a say on the EU in the referendum is all down to the work UKIP has done over the years. For those who oppose our EU membership, such as Bob Dhillon, joining UKIP is a logical decision."

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  • This is what might happen to the UK armed forces' oath of allegiance

    With the threat of a combined EU Army looming, this video by UKIP Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem MEP looks into the future and at what could become of the British armed forces' oath of allegiance.

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  • Centralised EU tax system is one more step to a European Super-state

    StevenWoolfe_(1).jpegThe European Parliament today approved tax measures which would lead to a harmonised corporate tax base (CCCTB) as well as the introduction of tax ID numbers for every European citizen.

    UKIP’s Financial Affairs spokesmen Steven Woolfe MEP commented: “This is a shameless attempt to create a centralised EU tax system. By forcing an EU taxpayer ID - effectively a new continental National Insurance number - on every European the EU is laying the foundations for a European tax and making no apologies for it.

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