• UKIP calls on Energy Secretary to drop the playground technologies and get back to reality

    Roger_Helmer_portrait.jpgEnergy Secretary Amber Rudd has reportedly said that leaving the EU would have “unknown consequences”, for Britain’s energy security and energy pricing, and that “Britain would lose its influence on European energy markets”. She advances this as a reason to stay in the EU.

    UKIP Energy spokesman Roger Helmer MEP responded saying, "Energy Secretary Amber Rudd is hopelessly out-of-touch with the basics of energy pricing.

    "Is it possible that she can be unaware of the vast damage being done by EU energy policy, as the EU seeks to “lead on the fight against climate change”, oblivious to the fact that no one else is following? Has she not read of the “industrial massacre” which former EU Industry Commissioner Antonio Tajani has so graphically described? Has she not noticed the steel plants closing across Britain, and across Europe -- caused in large part by high energy costs? And not just steel plants, but aluminium smelters, oil refiners, chemical and fertiliser plants, glass and ceramic and cement factories?

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  • Jonathan Arnott calls on Corbyn to apologise for insults to teachers

    Jonathan_Arnott_2.jpgA former Mathematics teacher and UKIP member of the European Parliament has called for Jeremy Corbyn to apologise after making comments which appeared to denigrate the work of all teachers in the UK.

    Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn – who as a teenager taught a little Geography in Jamaica - slapped down hard-working teachers up and down the country in the most appalling way: "I worked out what all teachers do. If you are a chapter ahead of the class you are okay - until you have a really bright kid, and then you have got a problem."

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  • Fury at disclosure that University students are being targeted by Islamic zealots

    PaulNuttall1.jpgA Daily Mail investigation has revealed that CAGE, the organisation that backed Jihadi John, was involved in at least 13 events last term at campuses across the country and is being given unchallenged platforms.

    “It is outrageous that these events at our universities are being used to encourage young Muslim students to sabotage the government’s anti-extremism policy,” said Mr Nuttall, MEP, who is also Deputy UKIP Leader.

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  • Nigel Farage's New Year's Message

    As we embark upon an exciting 2016, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage's New Year's message is now available to watch here

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  • UKIP clarification on Robin Hunter-Clarke's Vote Leave appointment

    UKIP continues to remain neutral with regard to the two Leave groups in contention for the official Electoral Commission designation until a decision is made by the UKIP National Executive Committee.  

    As such Cllr Robin Hunter-Clarke's recently announced role with Vote Leave as their National UKIP coordinator is in a private capacity as he is not an authorised delegate of UKIP.

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  • Prosecuting British Soldiers for doing their job is an outrage

    Paul_Nuttall.jpegUK soldiers who fought in the Iraq War may face prosecution for war crimes, according to a BBC report this week.

    Here, in his own words, UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP explains why this is a travesty of “justice” and a complete betrayal of our armed forces.

    Most of us can only imagine the horrors of war.

    Sure, we see the clips of fire and terror on television. We hear the bombs on the radio. We read about the aftermath and the destruction.

    But we don’t actually live it, thankfully. Because we have an enormously brave set of men and women who do that for us in our armed forces.

    They don’t get paid a lot for it. And while those who survive and receive medals may be thankful, the memories of how they got them will forever be seared into their minds.

    It’s one – important – thing to buy a poppy every November. But it’s even more important to realise why you do it.

    It’s because you’re recognising and appreciating the commitment and bravery of the very people who help to sustain our way of life.

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  • Labour defence team chaos means UKIP is the only realistic opposition

    Mike_Hookem.jpgUKIP Defence Spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP has slammed Jeremy Corbyn for his “weak” leadership on UK defence, saying, “rather than re-asserting his authority over his shadow cabinet, he has made it a laughing stock.”

    Mr Hookem, a former soldier, who has been UKIP’s Defence Spokesman since he became an MEP in 2014 said; “The UK faces a diverse range of threats at the moment, and with a party in power who pay mere lip service to our armed forces and national defence, now more than ever we need a strong opposition to challenge the government and force them to secure this country.”

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  • Stop turning our country into a concrete jungle

    Andrew-Charalambous-1.jpgUKIP Housing Spokesman, Andrew Charalambous has escribed plans to wipe out a thousand acres of green belt in Basildon to make way for development as "appalling".

    "We do not have the right to deprive future generations of the marvels of the great British countryside for which so many brave British soldiers have sacrificed their lives to protect".

    UKIP are the only British political party committed to protecting a hundred per cent of the British countryside and green belt from residential development.

    Charalambous went on to add that "Unless we develop a sensible immigration policy the pressure for relentless house building will continue to be compounded."


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  • Banning political parties from having an all-male leadership is patronising and damaging to the cause for equal rights for women says Louise Bours


    Louis Bours UKIP MEP says "Banning political parties from having an all-male leadership is patronising and damaging to the cause for equal rights for women"

    The comment comes following an interview with the BBC where former Labour deputy leader, Harriet Harman, said the Labour party needed to change its rules to prevent another men-only leadership.

    She said: “We can't have a men-only leadership when we are party for women and equality.”


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  • Tunnel walker asylum win is a threat to national security

    Mike_Hookem.jpegUKIP MEP, Mike Hookem has slammed British immigration authorities that granted asylum to a migrant who walked through the Channel Tunnel from Calais, calling the decision a “nonsensical threat to national security” and “a come on” to others migrants who would risk their lives walking through the tunnel to reach England.

    Mr Hookem, who spent the summer examining the migrant crisis in Northern France said, “This man broke numerous laws in both France and the UK to access and then walk through the Channel Tunnel; as well as risking both his own and the lives of others.”

    “Now, instead of prosecuting him and holding his case up as an example of what will happen to those who break the law, UK immigration authorities have seen fit to reward him with the ultimate prize of granting asylum.”

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