• Hardly worth waiting for. It is truly pathetic - UKIP responds to Cameron's renegotiation attempt

    Nigel_Farage.jpegUKIP leader Nigel Farage said: "Hardly worth waiting for. It is truly pathetic. No treaty change, no repatriation of powers, no ability to control our own laws, our money or our borders. Now let's get on with the referendum.

    "What it means is more Europe with an EU army, EU accession of Turkey, and EU primacy over our laws and our courts.

    "Well Cameron wanted a four year ban on migrant benefits, he didn't even ask for a restriction on the open door movement that we have to nearly half a billion people. We can in the first few months or year stop benefits, but from years 2, 3 and 4 bring them up to the current levels. This is pretty weak stuff.

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  • Learn from steel job losses for reality of 'emergency brake'

    jane-collins.jpgUKIP Employment Spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP has warned the Prime Minister's 'emergency brake' will be "as useful as the state aid rules which denied the government the right to help our steel industry."

    Speaking from Strasbourg, the Yorkshire MEP said all Mr Cameron had managed to negotiate was another method of "going to Brussels with a begging bowl when the inevitable consequences of EU membership puts too much of a burden on the UK economy."

    "The deal is so convoluted, with so many coloured cards to wave around if EU legislation is not wanted, that MPs will be more like primary school teachers trying to teach toddlers the colours of the rainbow.

    "But it still doesn't address the fundamental problems of sovereignty and of democratic accountability, of uncontrolled migration driving down jobs and the British tax payer topping up low salaries with tax credits.

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  • It's No deal - Oh Yes it is, Oh No it isn't

    paul_nuttal_2.jpgUKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall, “Despite entering February the Westminster panto season continues. The theatrics and drama of David Cameron’s sham renegotiation continues and he is playing us for fools.

    “On the one hand we have Donald Tusk leaving a set piece dinner saying “No deal” and on the other hand Cameron’s assertion after that same meeting that it had been a good one.

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  • Jackie Doyle-Price lied to residents over the third crossing. She should apologise

    download_(1).jpgIn October 2014 Jackie Doyle-Price posted on her Facebook page that she had 'stopped (the) new crossing'.

    Cllr Tim Aker MEP said: "It is completely outrageous that JDP found it acceptable to lie to residents that she personally had stopped a new Thames Crossing.

    "I call on her to release the communications with the government showing exactly where they stated the new crossing wasn't going to happen or to come and apologise personally to all residents affected along the planned routes.

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  • Brexit would mean a level playing field for football

    images.jpgSuggestions by Britain in Europe campaigner Baroness Brady that football clubs would be unable to sign continental players were today rubbished by Paul Nuttall MEP, the UKIP Deputy leader and former Tranmere footballer responded to the suggestions by the In campaign spokeswoman,

    "Baroness Brady is so badly mistaken I suspect she is just saying this drivel as a way of thanking Cameron for her peerage.

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  • Suggested VAT harmonisation will make EU the “Milk Snatcher Supreme”

    Diane_James.jpgAn EU official has said that a review planned for VAT across the European Union could threaten long-standing British right to waive sales tax on key items such as  food, medicine and children's clothing

    Responding UKIP Home Affairs spokeswoman, Diane James MEP said: “I find it disgraceful that an unelected European Commissioner would even consider effectively taking the food from childrens’ mouths and the clothes off their backs.

    "This is a logical consequence of being in a political union where EU central regulation and harmonisation is paramount.

    "When EU’s desire for uniformity is supreme, it’s clear British children will be the ones to suffer the consequences. It would appear the EU wants to be the Milk Snatcher Supreme.

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  • Banning newspaper rounds utter nonsense

    PaulNuttall1.jpgA suggestion that school children should be banned from having a newspaper round is “utter nonsense”, says Paul Nuttall MEP.

    The European Committee of Social Rights, which is part of the Council of Europe, wants children’s paper rounds outlawed as they believe it could harm their education.

    “This is ridiculous utter nonsense and as their findings are not binding on us I trust that the UK will do the only sensible thing and ignore it,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP Deputy Leader.

    “It is one of the few ways that teenage school children can legitimately make a couple of bob and the responsibility it carries imbues them with a sense of self-worth. Far from harming their education it teaches them the importance of punctuality and hard work.

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  • No surprise at list of least integrated towns, says Jane Collins

    jane-collins.jpgUKIP MEP Jane Collins has said there should be "no surprise" that four Yorkshire towns have been listed in the ten least-integrated places in the country.

    Bradford, Batley, Halifax and Keighley were all included in the research by the Policy Exchange think tank making Yorkshire the region with the most number of entries ahead of Lincolnshire and Lancashire.

    “This is a clear signal that multiculturalism has failed and that we need to think again” said Mrs Collins.

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  • EU force the UK to put contracts for defence materials and construction out to tender


    UKIP Defence Spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP has branded the decision to import 5,000 tonnes of steel for use in construction of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers, while thousands of British steelworkers face a life on benefits, as “a national disgrace”; saying, “while Labour shout about job losses in the steel industry, their wholehearted support for the EU project reveals their true colours.”

    Speaking from the European parliament in Brussels, Mr Hookem said, “While it is infuriating that British warships are now being built with foreign steel, it comes as no surprise.”

    EU Directive 2009/81/EC on the award of contracts in the fields of defence and security, states, “all measures taken by Member States and contracting authorities/entities must comply with the fundamental freedoms and the basic principles of EU Law”; which in short means we cannot build anything for the British military without putting the contracts for materials and construction out to tender across the whole of the EU first.”

    “While the Labour Party talk the talk when it comes to protecting British steel jobs, they certainly don’t walk the walk.”

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