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  • Defence spending fudge insult to troops

    MikeHookem.jpgThe decision to bundle peacekeeping costs in with defence spending has been described as "little more than creative accounting" by UKIP defence spokesman Mike Hookem MEP.

    Mr Hookem said the move was "another go at trying to cover up defence cuts by fudging the figures.

    "They tried to make up the 2% target with foreign aid and with the military pensions and now it's the turn of peacekeeping. Our view is that the defence budget should be spent on troops, equipment and essential care such as decent housing and healthcare for personnel and their families. Anything else is an insult to the Armed Forces and the voters' intelligence.

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  • Instead of sticking it to the NHS, Tories should steal even more UKIP policies to make Britain better

    StevenWoolfe.jpegThousands of nurses will be deported under new immigration rules announced by the Government today which will trigger critical shortages of staff across the NHS, nursing leaders have said. Almost 7,000 overseas nurses are likely to face being sent home by 2020, under the Government’s migration cap, research suggests. UKIP's Migration Spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP commented:

    “After years of neglecting immigration as an issue and tinkering around with the structure of the NHS, the Government's actions today show how disconnected they are from reality. First there is little point in kicking out nurses here on legal work visas unless British trained nurses can fill the vacancies. That's why, at the last general election, UKIP's costed manifesto education policy encouraged British students to train as nurses by offering free tuition if graduates worked in the UK for 5 years after completing their nursing courses. When will the Prime Minister understand that effective public policy demands joined-up thinking!

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  • Heavy-weight "Change or Go" report challenges Cameron's claim that being in the EU is good for the UK

    PaulNutall-new1.jpgUKIP's Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall has today welcomed the publication by a group of business leaders and economic analysts of "Change or Go," a 1,000 page assessment of Britain's place in the EU: "This report challenges the many myths David Cameron and his allies are using to try to frighten the British people into staying in the EU."

    "UKIP welcomes this list of demands for changes Cameron ought to make, but clearly is not making, in his negotiation with the EU. The report concludes that unless the Prime Minister can achieve a fundamental change in Britain’s relationship with Brussels, the country’s households and businesses will be better off if the UK opts to leave the EU."

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  • We Believe In Britain

    UKIP believes in Britain and will be campaigning to Say NO to the EU.

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  • The EU Referendum is our Waterloo

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgUKIP Leader Nigel Farage writing for Breitbart London on the occasion of the bi-centenary of the Battle of Waterloo:

    "What happened at Waterloo was that Britain and her allies overcame the maniac who wanted to build a United States of Europe. When I think of the British Guards with their Dutch colleagues in the hell of Hougoumont, outnumbered, and being battered by heavy artillery, I realise that the upcoming referendum is our Hougoumont."

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  • End to onshore wind farms subsidies welcomed

    PaulNutall-new1.jpgThe end to new onshore wind farm subsidies from next April has been welcomed by UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall.

    He said, "Wind power has never been the answer to Britain's energy needs and it is iniquitous that householders have been forced to contribute towards this madness.

    "They have blighted some of our most beautiful countryside and sadly there are many more with planning permission waiting in the wings to add to this sacrilege."

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  • McNarry seeks clarification regarding new counter terrorist legislation

    image_(3).jpegDavid McNarry MLA, UKIP Leader in Northern Ireland has revealed that he has written to both the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary asking them to include dissident Irish republican organisations in the provisions of the new counter-terrorism bill promised in the recent Queen’s speech. Mr McNarry said:

    “I asked the Prime Minister and Home Secretary to include Irish Republican organisations, particularly republican dissident organisations, in the list of extreme groups to be targeted. I explained that the dissident threat was a major problem in this part of the United Kingdom, and is already a major pressure on police resources here.

    I reminded them that it was equally a problem on the mainland. The logic of including these groups on such a list seemed to me to be beyond question considering the level of threat they pose to our free and democratic society.”

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  • UKIP Trade Spokesman William Dartmouth and UKIP Leader Nigel Farage debunk '5 EU Lies'

    truth.pngUKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP and UKIP International Trade Spokesman William Dartmouth launched "The Truth About Trade Beyond The EU" in Westminster today, outlining five key 'EU Myths' widely used by pro-EU campaigners.

    Supported by fully quantified and researched evidence, UKIP rebuts five common falsehoods that have come to characterise the debate about the UK's relationship with the EU and instead demonstrate the positive realities of 'Brexit'

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  • UKIP Housing Spokesman responds to the ONS' latest House Price Index

    andrew.jpgUKIP Housing Spokesman Andrew Charalambous responding to the ONS' latest House Price Index: "Clearly, England's house price rises are being driven by the South East and East of the country. The widening gap between house prices by region is a genuine reflection of a two speed England and of the widening gap between rich and poor.

    "Far from building a 'Big Society' Cameron's policies are leading to the social cleansing of communities and families who have lived in the South East and other parts of the UK now being forced to move out because they cannot afford to live there anymore.

    "Only UKIP has a housing policy based on choice not chance which will strengthen not beak up communities. For us housing is not just a matter of shelter but a tool for achieving fairness and social justice."

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  • Steven Woolfe visits Calais camp

    UKIP's Migration Spokesman, Steven Woolfe MEP, is the first British politician to visit the unofficial migrant camp that growing numbers of economic migrants who have traveled across Europe, having successfully completed Mediterranean crossings, are building adjacent to the French authorities ‘official one’.

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