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  • Happy St David's Day!

    Happy St David's Day! Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

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    Let's make it a national holiday!

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  • The EU is an Evil Empire

    Evil_Empire_A5_booklet_web_a-page-001.jpgThe EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is causing much damage to poor nations, argues Ray Finch MEP in a new booklet, The Evil Empire. How the Common Fisheries Policy is recolonising the Third World, which can be downloaded here. In it, the UKIP Fisheries Spokesman compares the fishing agreements between the EU and developing countries with the slavery deals made in the period of the Atlantic slave trade.  

    Ray Finch, who represents the South East region, said: "These EU fishing agreements are immoral.  They have always been a neo-colonialist tool, serving the economic interests of certain segments of the EU fishing industry and ensuring the, political, survival of the CFP.  The EU is using taxpayers' money to subsidise big and powerful vessels, mostly Spanish but also others, to expand into the fishing grounds of some of the world's poorest countries, mostly in Africa, undermining the people and communities who rely on fish for work and food.  Local rulers and decision-makers have abused these agreements for personal, political or financial ends.  This is a devil's pact."

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  • Conservative Cambridge County Councillor joins UKIP

    GDanmahj.jpgCouncillor Adrian Dent, the Cambridgeshire County Councillor for the Bassingbourn Division, has, today, announced his resignation from both the Conservative Party and the Conservative Group on Cambridgeshire County Council. He has decided to join the UK Independence Party and he has been accepted onto the UKIP Group at Cambridgeshire County Council by Councillor Paul Bullen the UKIP Group Leader.
     
    Councillor Dent stated “I have thought long and hard about this decision and it has not been taken lightly. There are many reasons for my decision but I feel that the Conservative Party is no longer the democratic Party that I originally joined. The Conservative Group within Cambridgeshire County Council has made numerous decisions where I feel my and my electorate’s voice has not been heard. A number of decisions that I have been told to accept have been made by those of a louder voice and position of power within the group and, in my opinion, this is not what I or my electorate want. I am joining the UK Independence Party as, I believe, it more closely aligns itself to many of the fundamental policies that I firmly believe in and it does not operate a whip in Cambridgeshire County Council which enables me to properly represent the needs of my constituents”.

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  • Cllr Tim Aker MEP announces student bursary as he launches the 'The Aker Foundation'

    Tim_Aker.jpegToday Cllr Tim Aker MEP has launched 'The Aker Foundation' which will be used to assist the people of Thurrock. When elected as a Councillor in December 2014 he promised to use his Council allowances to set up a foundation designed to help local people.

    He will be awarding a £500 bursary for a sixth form student in Aveley and £250 for a sixth form student in Thurrock. Cllr Aker is asking students to write 500 words on: "What I would do to improve Thurrock?". Submissions will need to be emailed with full address and contact details to tim.aker@ukip.org by midday on Friday 18th March, with results coming out a week later after the judging panel has met.

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  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage's 2016 Spring Conference Speech

    If you missed it, watch UKIP Leader Nigel Farage's keynote speech from UKIP's Spring Conference in Llandudno

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  • UKIP Commonwealth Spokesman welcomes comments from former New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister calling for Commonwealth free trade deal to be struck after Brexit

    James_Carver.jpgUKIP's Commonwealth spokesman James Carver MEP has welcomed comments by Winston Peters, a New Zealand MP who was the first Maori Minister for Foreign Affairs and leads the New Zealand First party, who has called for a Commonwealth free trade deal to be struck after the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union in the referendum on June 23rd.

    James Carver MEP said: "I'm delighted to support this refreshing call from the other side of the globe, which underlines how the world is far bigger than the 28 EU member states, and how the UK's influence is appreciated further afield."

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  • Nigel Farage has accused the Government of muddying the waters over the sheer scale of EU immigration

    UKIP_M0416.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage said, "Today the ONS has put out near record figures on inward migration to the UK with a net figure of 323,000 arriving in the country, of which 260,000 are from EU countries. But this masks the grant of National Insurance numbers to EU nationals which as Jonathan Portes of the NIESR points out that "Official immigration stats say EU (gross) immigration to UK was 260.000. But 650,000 National Insurance number registrations over same period".

    "That is treble the official Migration figures. They are pulling the wool over our eyes.

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  • Unemployed Brits' chances of finding work dashed by Brussels scheme

    jane-collins.jpgUKIP Employment Spokesman Jane Collins has said the ONS statistics showing the increase in young people not in education, employment or training released on the same day as MEPs voted to advertise all jobs and apprenticeships in the UK on an EU wide website "demonstrated how the EU has a negative effect on the prospects of young people in Britain."

    "There were 853,000 young people classed as NEET, up 5000 yet MEPs from the Tories, Labour and other UK parties will today vote through an extension of an EU scheme which has overwhelmingly seen UK jobs advertised and taken up by people from other EU countries.

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  • Another 323,000 migrants arrive in the UK - a city the size of Hull

    UKIP_M0416.jpgThe Office of National Statistics (ONS) has today released another record breaking set of figures. In the last year 617,000 people arrived in the UK, net 323,000 (up 31,000 from YE September 2014).

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage: "As I've said for years, we cannot control immigration into Britain while we remain inside the EU. The government pledge to reduce net migration to tens of thousands continues to be laughable.

    "I am pleased that there are now lots of voices agreeing with me, that we must leave the European Union to control our borders.

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  • Cameron's sham deal not even legally binding

    Today speaking in the European Parliament in Brussels UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP questioned the European Council President Donald Tusk over whether Cameron’s deal is legally binding and called for Britain to make the safe choice and leave the European Union. You can watch his speech below:


     
    Nigel Farage said, “But is this deal legally binding Mr Tusk? The ECJ rule in favour of the existing treaties until we get a new treaty. But who is to say there is going to be a new treaty? Any new treaty would trigger yet more referendums and would not be favoured by the big groups in this parliament.”

    “Is it safe to stay within an organisation whose own police boss tells us there are 3000-5000 terrorists that have now come into our continent through the migrant crisis or is it safest to take back control of our own borders and our own democracy? After much consideration I have decided to opt to vote for us to leave.”

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