• Turkey IN means Britain OUT of the EU

    Nigel_Twitter.jpegResponding to the provisional agreement reached today at the European Council with Turkey UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: “This deal is the worst of all possible worlds.

    "Giving visa free access to Turkey will mean increased numbers of people coming to Europe. And fast tracking an unstable Turkey into EU membership is madness.

    "I feel more confident than ever that Turkey IN means Britain OUT.”

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  • UK must make it clear, no deal with anti-democratic Turkey

    william.jpgWhile a team of Conservative politicians, keen to welcome Turkey into the EU live it up in Ankara the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the country as a place where Freedom and Democracy has "absolutely no value".

    William Dartmouth MEP, the UKIP Trade spokesman said, "The President seems to see himself as the new Ottoman Sultan - an absolute monarch. But he is given support here in London by the Prime Minister and the Labour Party, and by Conservative politicians currently partying on his porch in Anatalya. Those Conservative MEPs are in the same political group as President Erdogan’s party.

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  • Findings of latest European Court of Auditors report should worry everyone

    Steven_Woolfe.jpegEuropean Union aid to halt migration is so poorly managed that EU officials are unable to say how much has been spent, a new report by the European Court of Auditors has found.

    An estimated €1.4 billion of EU overseas aid was spent in countries such as Algeria, Georgia, Moldova, Morocco and Ukraine on Europe’s periphery in order to halt migration between 2007 and 2013. But the report warned the projects are poorly designed, badly managed, chaotically supervised and, as a result, are often ineffective.

    Responding UKIP’s Migration Spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP said, “The findings of this report should worry everyone, particularly the EU Leaders meeting in Brussels to discuss the latest Turkey Migrant Treaty which contracts the UK Government to give Turkey £500M as part of a £4.6B aid deal. ‎The fact that this aid package is so large and the agreement on the swap of Syrian refugees from Turkey with economic migrants who have illegally arrived in the EU is so complicated means that there are plenty of opportunities for more waste and corruption.

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  • UKIP announce Steve Winstone as the party candidate in Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough

    Steve_Winstone.jpgLocal metal trader and businessman, Steve Winstone has described his selection as UKIP’s candidate in the forthcoming Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election as an “honour” saying he will be basing his campaign on “fighting for steel jobs”, “tackling local issues” and “fighting to bring real change to the area”.

    Mr Winstone, who stood for UKIP in the Sheffield South constituency at the 2015 general election, was confirmed as UKIP's by-election candidate by the Party's National Executive Committee.

    Speaking after the announcement, Mr Winstone said, “I am absolutely delighted to be picked from a strong field of potential candidates and very honoured to have the opportunity to represent UKIP in the forthcoming Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough by-election.” 

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  • Budget a lost opportunity for Small Business

    Margot_3.jpgMargot Parker MEP the UKIP Small Business spokesman responded to the Budget. While there are some positives in this Budget it is a lost opportunity for hundreds of thousands of our most entrepreneurial sector.

    “Overall there is quite a bit of positive news for small businesses in this year’s budget. However, more concerning was the failure to make any mention of measures to address the problems of late payments to SMEs by large companies - this disruption decimates small businesses' cash flows" she pointed out.

    “I am also worried raising the insurance premium tax will simply result in higher premiums for small businesses as the affected companies pass on the new levy.

    “Lowering corporation tax, raising the tax threshold for the 40p band and increasing the personal allowance will all help small business owners. The continued freeze on fuel duties will also be of help.

    “News of the increased threshold for business tax relief is welcome. The UKIP 2015 General Election Manifesto addressed the existing low threshold and I'm happy to see the Chancellor was paying attention to us.

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  • Not worth the paper - The EU Referendum Deal

    Referendum_book-page-001.jpgIn this damning assessment of the machinations and falsehoods that have accompanied Britain’s membership of the European Union, Nigel Farage, UKIP Leader and Co-President of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group in the European Parliament, examines the role of the EU and British establishment in pulling the wool over the eyes of the British electorate.

    His particular focus is twofold. Firstly, he examines the 1975 Referendum on membership of what was then called (misleadingly) the ‘Common Market’ and how in the forthcoming referendum, the same old spin will be used to try and mislead or mesmerise us, and, secondly, how a vote to remain in the EU will not be a vote for the status quo, but a vote to continue the decline of this nation’s sovereignty.

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  • Time to Go global after a budget of low horizons

    reckless3.pngUKIP Economics Spokesman Mark Reckless said: "It truly was a Budget of low horizons based on staying in the EU with growth at a paltry 2%. George Osborne can see the broken economies of the European Union pulled over on the hard shoulder. He then congratulates himself for passing them at 30 miles an hour, while economies beyond Europe zoom past in the fast lane. Worse still, half of his 2% growth forecast reflects net immigration of over 300,000 adding up to 1% a year to the 30 million or so in work. Much of the paltry growth forecast beyond that reflects an assumed take-off in consumer borrowing that would end in tears.

    "We need to raise our eyes to the horizon and Go global by voting ‘Leave’ on 23rd June. Then we can really get corporates to pay their fair share by eliminating the EU rules that allow them to avoid tax. We will have £20 billion a year gross – that is £55 million a day – and at least £10 billion a year net back from the EU to use for our priorities. Leaving the EU would mean we could cut the deficit faster, reduce spending more gently, and cut taxes to make them lower, simpler and fairer.

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  • Employment up but wages stagnate: mass low skilled migration harms British workers

    jane-collins.jpgToday's Office of National Statistics figures are showing the direct impact of mass low skilled inward migration from the European Union, says Jane Collins MEP, the UKIP employment spokesman.

    UKIP Employment spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP called today's figures "direct proof that our membership of the EU has suppressed wages in the UK."

    "Despite the government's desperate attempts to look like they are controlling immigration and fighting poverty and unemployment the official statistics today show that the people of Britain are just staffing fodder for big businesses who exploit the EU freedom of movement and the generosity of the UK social security systems.

    "We heard recently from Sir Philip Rose that wages will rise should we vote to leave the EU and this is more demonstrable evidence.

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  • UKIP Statement on the death of Prison Officer following terror attack in East Belfast

    mcnarry-ukip1.jpgCommenting on the terrible news this afternoon that the prison officer who was the victim of a Republican terror attack in East Belfast has tragically died as a result of his injuries, UKIP Leader in NI, David McNarry MLA said:

    "Firstly, we offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the wife and family of the victim. We demand that assurances are given and measures are now taken on securing the safety of all workers involved in the prison service, PSNI and emergency services. I call for community outrage to be expressed in a united community condemnation of all forces of violence.

    "Platitudes from the great and the good no longer represent the deep feeling and the hurt of public opinion. We need action now to round up for whatever reason all those people that the security forces believe would make us safer if they were no longer roaming and able to take innocent lives."

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  • News that Avon will be relocating its headquarters to the UK is another blow to Project Fear and great news for Great Britain

    jane-collins.jpgUKIP employment spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP has dubbed the news that cosmetics giant Avon will be relocating its headquarters to the UK as "another blow to Project Fear and great news for Great Britain."

    Jane Collins MEP said, "We've had companies defy Mr Cameron and his team of letter writers in 10 Downing Street by saying they will remain in the UK if we vote to leave the EU but this is a new step as it's a company moving jobs here showing this country can thrive as an independent nation.

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