• UKIP condemns charity’s outrageous attitude towards our hauliers

    Jill_Seymour.jpgUKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has condemned the founder of a British charity for claiming lorry drivers should ‘change their jobs’ instead of complaining about attacks by migrants in Calais.

    Clare Moseley, the founder of Care4Calais, outraged haulage bosses by saying it was 'not the end of the world' if British drivers were forced from their work, because they would be able to find other employment.

    “Her comments are naïve, irresponsible and frankly quite outrageous,” said Mrs Seymour, who has raised growing concerns at the escalating number of violent attacks on British truckers.

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  • Tata Steel job losses awful news for the industry and for those workers up and down the country who now face redundancy

    Margot_3.jpgTata Steel, the biggest steelmaker in Britain, will axe 1,050 jobs in the country, Sky News reported on Sunday, on top of the 1,170 cuts it announced last year due to low steel prices. The steelmaker said in October it would cut 900 jobs in Scunthorpe in Northern England and 270 in Scotland. On Sunday, Sky News reported the firm would cut 750 jobs at its Port Talbot plant in Wales and 300 at other British sites.

    East Midlands UKIP MEP and the party's Small Business Spokesman Margot Parker said: "This is awful news for the industry and for those workers up and down the country who now face redundancy and an uncertain future. The Government needs to step in and take action on the flood of imported steel into this country.

    "This is just another step on the path of de-industrialisation in the UK due to un-competitive energy prices driven by draconian EU environmental controls. This has a knock-on effect on businesses of all sizes as many of them are in the supply chain and are hit hard by these job losses."


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  • Steel industry job losses are death knell for industry if action is not taken

    jane_collins_MEP.jpgUKIP employment spokesman, Jane Collins MEP has slammed the government and the EU over the latest jobs cuts in the steel industry, branding them “another EU endorsed body blow to British industry” and demanding to know when “the government will take heed that the steel industry in the UK is about to disappear if action is not taken to tackle energy prices and green levies.”

    Explaining her anger at the job losses, Ms Collins said, “My heart goes out to those workers and the families affected by these job losses. The UK’s successes were built with British steel, but thanks to a government unwilling to challenge the EU over its ban on state aid; EU carbon caps and green levies; and the resulting high UK energy prices, the whole UK steel industry will soon pass into the pages of history.”

    Ms Collins comments come after it was revealed that Indian company, TATA – the UK’s biggest steel production company – was set to cut another 1050 steel jobs, many in areas already struggling with unemployment, including at its biggest plant in Port Talbot, Wales.

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  • Nathan Gill MEP responds to Tata Steel job losses

    20151027_EP-027008D_FMA_11.jpgTata has announced around 1,000 job cuts at plants including Port Talbot and Llanwern in South Wales, dealing a huge blow to the industry and the Welsh economy.

    Responding Nathan Gill, Leader of UKIP in Wales said, "It's yet another devastating blow to Welsh workers, Welsh heavy industry and to the Welsh economy and shows how impotent the Assembly Government and Whitehall is. It's so frustrating for me to look on while the Government is prevented from being able to do anything to reverse the situation, they can't offer state aid, they are limited in reducing energy costs and they can't act to prevent the dumping of cheap Chinese steel, all because of the EU, but it's heartbreaking for the workers who now face the worst possible news."

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  • Labour's defence team are playing poker without a full deck of cards if Trident hash up is anything to go by

    Mike_Hookem.jpegUKIP defence spokesman Mike Hookem MEP has described Jeremy Corbyn's Trident 'compromise' as "as pointless as a chocolate teapot," saying "There is no point in having a nuclear deterrent if it doesn't have any warheads on board."

    "Mr Corbyn's attempts to please everyone in the Labour Party by maintaining Trident submarines to stop job losses whilst keeping his holier than thou disarmament agenda is pathetic and unworkable.

    "Combined with a leader who has said he would never authorise the use of nuclear weapons Labour have presented the country with a shadow defence secretary who was involved with a company which made millions accusing British soldiers of atrocities implementing policies which are not only pointless but a complete waste of money.


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  • News that the NHS will no longer seek additional consent where a deceased person had joined the donor register welcomed by Louise Bours

    Louise_Bours_MEP.jpgBereaved families have vetoed the donation of organs from hundreds of registered donors in the last five years, new figures show, prompting transplant chiefs to announce that they will no longer ask relatives for consent.

    NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) data reveals that relatives blocked transplants in 547 - or one in seven - cases since 2010.

    The body said it would no longer seek a family's formal consent in order to reduce the number of "overrides", according to the BBC.

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  • UKIP Defence spokesman blasts Tony Blair’s call for an EU Army

    Mike_Hookem.jpegUKIP Defence Spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP has blasted a call by former Labour Prime Minister, Tony Blair, for the creation of an EU army, saying his comments were nothing more than “self interested bluster from a man some believe to have mislead both the UK and the UN in co-authoring the Iraq war”, but who seemed determined to continue his attempts to “find a role on the EU gravy train.”

    Mr Hookem, who has been at the forefront of campaigning against moves for the creation of an EU army said, “Tony Blair has never made any secret of being an arch Europhile and it is no surprise that he continues to cosy up to the EU.”

    “The sad fact is that the creation of a European army would spell the end of the principle of the nation state and once and for all destroy the UK’s national integrity and security.”

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  • Labour’s so-called feminists are putting their own political future ahead of the safety of British women by staying silent on the immigrant sex attacks

    Louise_Bours200.jpgLabour’s so-called feminists are putting their own political future ahead of the safety of British women by staying silent on the immigrant sex attacks, says Louise Bours MEP.

    The charge comes two weeks after the mass sex attacks on women at New Year celebrations in Germany and Sweden. Officials from Germany state that over 100 women were subject to sex attacks by 1000 immigrants, mainly of North African or Middle Eastern origin. In the last 12 months the German government has allowed more than a million immigrants into the country.

    Although there has been wide-spread condemnation of the attacks, Labour MPs are accused of being deliberately silent on the issue so as not to offend their large number of Muslim voters.

    UKIP MEP Louise Bours said: “It is absolutely typical of Labour feminists like Harman, Abbott and Thornberry that they will bang on about female quotas on company boards, or in their own party leadership but when it comes to something that is relevant to normal women they remain silent.

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  • Mike Hookem writes to Philip Hammond to request the Foreign Office play a greater role in securing the release of six former British soldiers who are incarcerated in India

    ForSec_Letter_15012016-page-001.jpgUKIP Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem MEP has written to Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, to request the Foreign and Commonwealth Office play a greater role in securing the release of six former British soldiers who are incarcerated in India

    They were arrested while providing anti-piracy protection to a US ship and according to Indian authorities the vessel entered Indian waters with weapons on board. Two of the men jailed for five years are from Mike's constituency of Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire: Paul Towers from Pocklington in East Riding of Yorkshire and Nicholas Simpson from Catterick. 

    In his letter Mike writes,“I understand that some consular assistance has been offered to the families but I do not believe that enough is being done.

    “I believe it should be a priority of the British government to get these men home and back to their families. There should at the very least be some arrangement where they can be brought under the UK judicial system if any appeal an intervention fails.

    Click the picture to read the letter in full.

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  • Jill Seymour repeats her call to step up security for British travellers after a school bus was attacked by migrants from the Calais ‘Jungle Camp’

    Jill_Seymour.jpgThe infamous settlement, near the entrance to the Channel Tunnel, is now home to an estimated 7,000 migrants, who are intent on trying to find a way to smuggle themselves into the UK.

    Earlier this week, a coach full of British schoolchildren returning from a trip to Italy was attacked by a gang, who pelted the vehicle with bricks and smashed a window. It is believed the trauma of the attack caused one child to suffer an epileptic fit.

    Mrs Seymour said: “These migrants are resorting to increasingly desperate measures in their efforts to reach Britain.

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