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  • London's Mayor: The Big Debate tonight

    peter-bbcdebate.pngUKIP's London Mayoral candidate Peter Whittle will be taking part in London's Mayor: The Big Debate, hosted by Andrew Neil, tonight. Watch it tonight from 10.45pm on BBC One London.

    Find out more about Peter and his campaign at peterwhittle.london

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  • Breast ironing must be stopped

    11850986_10153553370694044_1480921525_n.jpgThe Department of Health should work hand-in-glove with the Home Office to stamp out the “appalling and barbaric” ritual of breast-ironing, says UKIP Health Spokesman Louise Bours.

    Ms Bours says breast ironing should be considered another form of female genital mutilation (FGM), a practice she has long campaigned against.

    Breast ironing uses heated objects, including stones and hammers, to flatten a girl’s breasts to stop them from developing.

    It is thought to have affected at least 1,000 women in the UK, although there is no exact figure. Not a single prosecution against it has ever taken place in this country.

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  • Leaving the European Union would not stop teams being able to take on top flight players from overseas

    PaulNutall-new1.jpgResponding to claims made by Arsene Wenger that leaving the EU could ‘stop foreign football stars moving to the UK’, UKIP’s Deputy Leader, Paul Nuttall MEP said:

    “Leaving the European Union would not stop teams being able to take on top flight players from overseas. At the moment there are players coming to premiership from many countries that aren’t members of the EU, so why would it have any detrimental effect?

    “Leaving the EU would also smooth the development path for home-grown players such as 18-year-old Manchester United newcomer Marcus Rashford.

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  • UKIP launches its 2016 Welsh Assembly Election Manifesto

    Welsh_Manifesto.pngThe Dolman Theatre in Newport today saw the launch of UKIP’s Welsh Assembly 2016 Election Manifesto.

    Attended by UKIP Wales candidates, members and the press, Nathan Gill MEP and Leader of UKIP Wales, Mark Reckless, Caroline Jones and Susan Boucher presented UKIP Wales’ 2016 manifesto.

    The full Welsh Elections 2016 webpage will be available shortly, meanwhile, electronic copies of the manifesto are available to download as PDFs in English and Welsh.

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  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage challenges David Cameron to live head-to-head debate

    Photo_3.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage has challenged David Cameron to a live, televised, head-to-head debate to see if the claims made in the recent pro-EU Government pamphlet stand up to public scrutiny.

    His challenge came on the first official day of the EU Referendum campaign as he hand delivered a letter, and "Returned to sender" the pro-EU Government pamphlet, to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street this morning.

    Nigel Farage was accompanied by UKIP's Deputy Chairman and Home Affairs Spokesman Diane James MEP and UKIP's London Mayoral candidate Peter Whittle.

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  • Jeremy Corbyn on EU mass migration - an outlier even within the Labour Party

    Stevenwoolfe.jpg“Jeremy Corbyn shows about as much knowledge of the effects of mass uncontrolled migration from the European Union on the British labour market as he does about formulating an effective economic policy for Britain as a whole. Something that even the Bank of England has accepted in a recent report. His statement that “I don’t think too many have come” and that he does not believe that immigration from EU nations into Britain is too high is ignorant at best and meant to deceive at worst. It also puts both Corbyn, and now the Labour party, as an outlier in terms of understanding the effects of EU migration on the UK.

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  • The True Migrant Crisis

    In August 2015, after being invited by a haulier in his constituency, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, Mike Hookem set off for Calais to see the effects of the migrant crisis for himself.
     
    The chain of events that transpired saw Mike threatened with a gun by people traffickers; surrounded by migrants looking for passage to the UK on a truck, and disturbing trespassers looking to gain entry to the EuroTunnel.
     
    Six months on from his first visit, Mike has returned to Northern France with a film crew to see how the situation has developed. What Mike found, shocked even him.

    Watch the resulting documentary here:

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  • Jeremy Corbyn has sold out and joined the Europhile elite

    Screenshot_86.pngUKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP has written for the Telegraph today on how the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has sold out and joined the Europhile elite pointing to today's pro-EU speech after a political lifetime of opposition to the EU as evidence of this.

    In his article he says Jeremy Corbyn was "thought to be in the mould of the much respected Tony Benn, who described his preference for politicians that were signposts rather than weather vanes", however, he is in fact "more Mr Benn than Tony Benn, in so far as he can turn into someone completely different, simply by looking in the mirror".

    The article concludes, "This speech showed [Jeremy Corbyn] may well still be a conviction politician, but his conviction has changed. Now it is one of self-preservation as a party leader, and not what’s best for the UK."

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  • Cost of settling migrants more than £500 million

    Stevenwoolfe.jpgThe House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has released a study saying that resettling the 20,000 Syrian refugees that the Government has agreed to take will cost a projected £589 million.

    "I'm speechless!" says Steven Woolfe MEP, UKIP Migration Spokesman. "Seriously, this number can't be right. No wonder the Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee is demanding clarification. It begs the question can any ordinary person really understand just how much £500M actually is? How much it can buy in the real world in which most of us have to survive, if we were spending our own money on the products and services that we need to live on in modern Britain.

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  • Statement from UKIP Leader Nigel Farage on EU Referendum Designation

    Nigel.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage: "I congratulate Vote Leave on getting designation.

    "The decision of UKIP to back Grassroots Out was on the basis that they saw the importance of the immigration issue in this referendum, and that we wanted to reach out across the country at a grassroots level and work with everyone from the left, centre and right of British politics to get our country out of the EU. I believe this approach is the only way the Leave side can win this referendum.

    "It is clear that Vote Leave now share my view on this approach, for instance the issue of EU open borders is now a prominent part of their campaign messaging.

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