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  • More than 2m EU migrants working in UK, figures show

    Woolfe.jpegResponding to today’s Office for National Statistics employment statistics showing that while the number of British-born workers has fallen over the last quarter while the number of EU-born workers has risen significantly, UKIP’s Migration spokesman Steven Woolfe commented:

    "On top of the hundreds of thousands or so illegal migrants working in Britain which the government seems only in this summer of Calais chaos to have woken up to, we have yet further evidence of the arrival of legal EU migrants displacing British born workers. Of course the trouble is that while the government is belatedly scrambling around trying to control illegal immigration, it has no rights to control the unstoppable flow of people from the EU who just up sticks and come here.

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  • Mark Reckless appointed UKIP economics spokesman

    appointments-reckless(1).pngUKIP has today completed a mini reshuffle, with Mark Reckless being confirmed as the Party's Economic Spokesman.

    The former MP was a City Economist, and his past publications include 'The Euro: Bad for Business', 'The Drivers of Regulation' and Euromoney 'Guide to the London financial markets'.

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  • Being in the EU means we cannot prioritise British citizens

    10962187_10152998763366140_388491009_n.jpgDespite election promises to crack down on migrant benefits, the Government is having to admit it can only do so by applying the same rules to UK citizens.

    Suzanne Evans, UKIP's Deputy Chairman said, "If this is the focus of Mr Cameron's negotiation strategy it appears that the white flag is being run up, before his ship has left the port. It is a simple fact of our membership of the EU that we cannot prioritise our own citizens in the benefit system."

    "UKIP pointed this out when the Prime Minister made these promises in November. Anybody with a cursory understanding of EU law would know that. It rather asks questions about the honesty of the Government's election strategy", she said.

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  • Comics for children extolling so-called virtues of the European Union should be banned, says UKIP Deputy Leader

    safe_image.jpgComics for children extolling so-called virtues of the European Union should be banned, says UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall.

    He is now writing to the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan demanding any such publication be withdrawn from schools across England and Wales.

    It was revealed on Monday that the EU’s Publications Office has produced a series of cartoon strips, games and colouring books in the style of classics like the Beano or The Dandy. They include bizarre stories about the Common Agricultural Policy, the European Commission’s regional policy and spending across the continent in general.

    Mr Nuttall says the publications are “essentially EU propaganda” and as such should be banned under Article 406 of the Education Act 1996, which forbids the promotion of partisan political views in schools.

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  • UKIP Health Spokesman responds to outrageous EHIC card loophole

    11850986_10153553370694044_1480921525_n.jpgA loophole is allowing people who have never paid tax in Britain to bill the NHS for healthcare in their own countries, an investigation has found. Foreign nationals who claim they are living in the UK are obtaining free European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) to charge the UK for treatment in their home countries, the Daily Mail said.

    UKIP Health Spokesman Louise Bours MEP:  "If the Tories don’t stop this going on, it will show once and for all that they prioritise the EU more than they care about the NHS and the health of British people.

    "It is of course outrageous that this has been allowed to take place, but Cameron’s claim that the government didn’t know it was going on is equally unacceptable.

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  • Mike Hookem releases video on the danger UK truckers face in Calais

    UKIP MEP Mike Hookem was recently invited to Calais by a local haulage firm, in order to see for himself the gauntlet the drivers are forced to run each time they come through the port of Calais.

    What Mike found amazed him and he made this video of his and the truckers experience.

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  • Stop slapping fines on innocent lorry drivers

    38qr96Hi_(1).jpegThe UK Government is being urged to scrap the fines which have been imposed on innocent lorry drivers who are unwittingly bringing illegal immigrants into the UK.

    UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has called for penalties to be abandoned until Britain ‘gets its house in order’ to tighten up security breaches at the Channel Tunnel.

    And she said the current legislation needed permanently amending to ensure that, going forward, it was only targeting people-smugglers and not snaring innocent truck drivers.

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  • UKIP neither wants nor needs the Ramsgate area, including Manston, to become a lorry park

    Responding to reports today that Manston Airport will be used to park lorries due to the ongoing situation in Calais and Dover, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage and UKIP's Leader of Thanet District Council Chris Wells issued the following joint statement:

    "UKIP neither wants nor needs the Ramsgate area, including Manston, to become a lorry park. This is a simplistic and short term approach to the ongoing crisis in Calais and Dover.

    "UKIP-controlled Thanet District Council is only interested in getting lorries moving so that business can flourish, not simply transferring the parking problem from Dover into the neighbouring districts. We need a more radical approach, and so we urge the government to open up the Port of Ramsgate so lorries can be moved across to the continent.

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  • EU pays jobless migrants to come to Britain

    su8OU9X-6wmmsFf4gnQvuB5OTcEae9qOt_NuH73_0dE.pngResearch by UKIP has discovered that a jobs scheme which is supposed to help young people from across the EU get work has helped only 25 British people secure work.

    The controversial EURES scheme, which the UK government has tried to secure opt outs on, offers grants and reimbursements for people between 18 and 35 to get jobs or trainee schemes in other countries.

    The findings have been described as "more proof that EU membership is not in Britain's best interests" by the UKIP's Employment Spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP.

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  • Victims of CSE should not have their compensation cut says UKIP

    jane-collins.jpgAnti CSE campaigner and Rotherham MEP Jane Collins has attacked he government's position of cutting compensation for victims of sexual abuse who have criminal records.

    Mrs Collins said that many of the victims would have committed crimes because they had fallen into a spiral of despair and desperation after being introduced to drugs and drink by their abusers.

    "When I spoke to victims it became evident very quickly that drugs and alcohol were the main control mechanisms used by the abusers as both a lure and a way to dominate their victims.

    "This led to many dropping out of school and falling into petty crime to feed habits developed by being abused.

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