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  • Tim Aker MEP calls for unauthorised traveller pitches to be made illegal

    Tim_Yellow_No_Back.pngUKIP MEP for East of England, Tim Aker, has today launched a Downing Street Petition calling for unauthorized traveller sites to be made a criminal offence.

    The Member of the European Parliament, who is also a councillor for Aveley in Thurrock, has called for this action after a spate of traveller incursions in Thurrock.

    Tim Aker said: “The existing civil rules mean residents have to wait several days before action is taken to clear illegal traveller sites. The clear up afterwards has to be paid for by the taxpayer. Enough is enough. There needs to be a stronger deterrent and making illegal incursions a criminal offence would be just that. With strict liability, there would also be swifter removal so residents can be aware that after reporting the illegal incursion, the authorities are able to act immediately to make arrests and clear the site.

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  • UKIP: Ship lorries out of Ramsgate instead of parking them

    With the ongoing crisis at Calais, UKIP have today called for lorries to be shipped via the Port of Ramsgate.

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "Rather than parking lorries in Ramsgate, we must begin shipping lorries via the Port of Ramsgate. The chaos in Calais is now a national economic problem of great urgency that requires a new approach."

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  • Interfering EU rules are threatening to ground British helicopters

    38qr96Hi.jpegContinued interference by the European Union is now threatening to destroy parts of the British commercial airline industry, UKIP’s Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has warned. New EU rules mean helicopter pilots will soon be prevented from using elevated landing pads unless they have spent up to £30,000 on officially approved engine monitoring equipment.

    Mrs Seymour has joined forces with London UKIP MEP Gerard Batten, asking the EU Commissioner and Minister for Transport to waive the condition, contained in the Single European Rules Of The Air document.

    “This is yet another unnecessary EU rule which no member of the British public has demanded, and which is now threatening to destroy another UK industry,” she said.

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  • UKIP Migration Spokesman's 5 point plan for dealing with the crisis at Calais

    Steven_in_Calais.PNGThe situation in Calais is becoming graver by the day. With 1,500 Migrants charging the Eurotunnel last night, the escalation of the problem is now visible for all to see. Steven Woolfe as UKIP’s Migration spokesman and the first politician to visit to Calais Migrant camps in December 2014 and June 2015 and warned of the vast numbers arriving in the camps each day and of the problems we now face. As David Cameron meets with COBRA today, Steven Woolfe has the following policy suggestions that Cameron should implement:

    1) The UK should deploy British troops to treble border staff in Calais with authority to detect illegal migrants entering the UK and to protect British holiday makers and truckers.

    2) Demand that the French authorities deploy their own troops to Calais to support the under resourced French authorities and security force.

    3) UK ports such as Little Haven and other smaller ports in the UK should prepare to filter traffic to La Havre, Dieppe and Ostend.

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  • RUSI confirms UKIP findings on defence budget "smoke and mirrors"

    MikeHookem.jpgUKIP's claims that the defence budget was bumped up to meet the NATO target of 2% of GDP on defence spending has been confirmed by respected think tank The Royal United Services Institute.

    Britain will meet the promise to spend only by adding the MI5, MI6 and GCHQ into the mix: without this money the percentage spending on defence would only be 1.85 per cent.

    Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem said the findings showed there was "some unsure hand creative accounting going on in the Treasury which UKIP spotted on the day of the budget."

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  • EU subverting UK Education, as UKIP reveals EU funded University Professors

    PaulNutall-new1.jpgUKIP has warned today of the threat of the EU 'subverting' British education as Universities UK comes out against the UK leaving the European Union.

    Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall, a former university lecturer, has also highlighted the role of Monnet Professors, academics selected and funded by the EU to promote EU integration. He argues that the payment of university teaching staff to promote EU ideals in European Universities amounts to the erosion of academic independence via a form of paid for propaganda.

    "To learn that one and a half thousand academics around the world are being paid by the EU to promote EU integration is deeply concerning and akin to the sort of deliberate indoctrination one would expect in Cold War Communism, not in the twenty first century western world.

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  • Britain must not dance to Obama's tune

    1017739_753280291386243_8538108291027881607_n.jpgResponding to President Obama's claims that the UK should remain in the EU, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "Does President Obama understand that the European Union is a political union and not a loose association of member states? I'm not sure.

    "The fact is that inside the EU, the UK's global standing is greatly diminished given that we are prohibited from negotiating our own trade deals. How can a country have a true global influence when it cannot agree to such deals on the world stage?

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  • Child taken from grandparents and handed to foster parents highlights 'fundamental and grave issues with social services'

    10962187_10152998763366140_388491009_n.jpgThe shocking story of a three year old child in Essex, removed from her grandparents by social services and put into foster care, highlights serious issues not only with social services but family law, according to UKIP Deputy Chairman Suzanne Evans.

    The child went to live with her natural grandparents after her mother experienced mental health problems. However social services in Essex have blocked the grandparents from adopting their grandchild due to their age, stating that the grandmother, 58, and grandfather, 70 are too old. The girl has now been placed into foster care.

    Commenting on the situation, Suzanne Evans said "It's heartless, cruel, devastating for the child and her grandparents, and casts shame on a Government that claims to promote the family.

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  • Tickets are now available for our biggest annual conference yet

    Tickets are now available for our biggest annual conference yet from the 24th - 26th of September at Doncaster Racecourse. Click here to find out more.

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    Tickets available here

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  • Record levels of immigration is the real threat to integration

    PRW_2015_Photo_for_electoral_address.jpgWe in UKIP believe in a strong multi-ethnic society united by an attachment to Britain and British identity. We believe that the publicly-imposed doctrine of multiculturalism has worked completely against this. 

    Responding to the Prime Minister's speech on British identity and tackling Islamic extremism, UKIP's Culture Spokesman Peter Whittle said: "As Culture Spokesman I have spoken frequently of how multiculturalism has separated people, discouraged integration and led to an alarming fragmentation in our society. It has also led to a situation in which effectively no questioning of other cultures, religions or traditions has been allowed.

    "David Cameron should ponder this when he talks, as he has today, of challenging extremist attitudes and the fact that people are growing up in Britain with no sense of attachment to this country. As usual with this Prime minister, such words will doubtless remain just that - words. Indeed his last major response to the barbarism of IS was to concern himself with giving it another name - a reaction which displayed a profound weakness.

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