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  • Government’s decision to delay placing a cap on elderly care costs until 2020 is a broken promise to some of the most vulnerable people in society

    124964.jpgThe Government’s decision to delay placing a cap on elderly care costs until 2020 is a “broken promise” to some of the most vulnerable people in society, says UKIP Health Spokesman Louise Bours.

    Under its original plan, from April 2016 the costs people face for care over the age of 65 was to be limited to £72,000 over the course of their lifetime. Now it has been delayed until 2020 after the Local Government Association wrote to ministers earlier this month asking for a postponement because of the “enormous pressures” they said they were facing.

    Ms Bours, UKIP MEP for the North West and a member of the Europe for Freedom and Direct Democracy group in the European Parliament, said: “This is a kick in the teeth to thousands of elderly people.

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  • UKIP slams £76,000 EU junket revealed in report

    v3-nathan-gill-ukip.jpgThe latest report from the Taxpayers Alliance just confirms how out-of-touch the political class are. The fact that the EU believes that spending nearly £76,000 on sending bureaucrats to a conference in Aruba is acceptable just beggars-belief. UKIP is the only major party in the UK that seeks to reduce public spending on overseas development to affordable and sustainable levels, something overwhelmingly supported by the British people.

    Nathan Gill MEP, UKIP International Development Spokesman said: "This report illustrates just how out-of-touch the political elite really are with the people they are supposed to represent. The British government should be protecting taxpayers and seeking to reduce the burden on them, but instead they consider it a priority to pass a law making it obligatory for future governments to give away nearly £1billion every month of borrowed money.

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  • PM slammed for gung-ho military intervention

    Mike_Hookem.jpegUKIP Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem has slammed David Cameron's comments committing the UK to involvement in another foreign war.

    Mr Hookem, a former soldier, said rather than saying UK troops will work with the U.S to tackle Islamic State, "what we need is a world wide coalition, led by Arab nations, not the UK and U.S. once again acting as the world's self appointed policemen."

    Mr Hookem, who has also called for Russia and China to be involved in any decision on military action, continued, "Over the past twenty years, we have seen gung-ho military intervention in the Middle East on numerous occasions and all this has done is to help spread militant jihadism in that region and beyond."

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  • Civitas report on unemployment a damning indictment of the failure of decades of overregulation by the EU

    jane-collins.jpgUKIP Employment spokesman Jane Collins MEP calls today's Civitas report on unemployment "a damning indictment of the failure of decades of overregulation by the EU."

    "Unemployment is reduced not by health and safety regulations or expensive compliance rules but by people starting up and expanding businesses and taking on employees.

    "For that to happen they need to know they have flexible employment laws, open markets and solid economies with steady demand.

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  • The EU is now a cruel version of the IMF. It shows no tolerance for democracy, and no mercy for workers

    Paul_Nuttall.jpegUKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall, MEP for the North West, said today: "People on the Left who believe in democracy should look on in horror at what the European Union has done to Greece.

    "Socialists, trade union members and social democrats should by now have finally realised that the EU and its German enforcer have turned the Eurozone into nothing but a cruel version of the IMF.

    "The EU has shown it has no tolerance for national democracy, and no mercy for the workers."

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  • Government set to maintain sanctions on non-payment of the licence fee

    PRW_2015_Photo_for_electoral_address.jpgUKIP Culture Spokesman Peter Whittle: "I am disappointed to hear that the long awaited Department of Culture, Media and Sport commissioned report conducted by David Perry QC about the future of the licence fee and the penalties for non-payment is likely to recommend the continuation of the current system which disproportionately affects the poor and women.

    "UKIP has for many years advocated the decriminalisation of non-payment of the licence fee and we were the first party to take that position. Further to that our Leader in the House of Lords, Lord Pearson, put forward a Bill to decriminalise non payment of the licence fee last year and we went into the General Election this year with a manifesto commitment to do the same with a view to it's reduction.

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  • Steven Woolfe responds to the Home Secretary’s statement on the crisis at Calais

    StevenWoolfe_(1).jpegSteven Woolfe UKIP’s Migration spokesman responding to the Home Secretary’s statement in the House of Commons on the ‘crisis’ at the French Port of Calais:

    “At last the government seems to be waking up to the crisis in the Port of Calais that is affecting not only food imports into the UK but also major road arteries in Kent and beyond. But the Home Secretary’s statement is short on implementing the two critical things that will make a real difference in both stopping illegal immigration into the UK from Calais and making travel through the Port safer for British holiday makers and lorry drivers.

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  • Nigel Farage's statement on Greece

    farage-quote-beinggreek-share.pngUKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "If I were a Greek politician I would vote against this deal. If I were a Greek 'no' voter I would be protesting in the streets. Mr Tsipras's position is now at stake. This conditional deal shows that national democracy and membership of the Eurozone are incompatible."

     

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  • UKIP Housing Spokesman condemns George Osborne's plans

    Andrew-Charalambous-1.jpgNo government has presided over such wholesale destruction of the great British countryside and green belt as the present one. This is another 'stealth tactic' to unleash inappropriate residential developments on our already besieged green and pleasant land.

    UKIP Housing Spokesman Andrew Charalambous has called for the government to "put together a clear, viable and co-ordinated brownfield strategy to bring our country out of the spiralling housing crisis".

    "The government will now fast track major infrastructure projects including mega housing developments. Charalambous went on to say "we are determined to give people back power over the communities they live in. We will introduce planning referenda which will mean local residents and not big business decides how the communities we live in should look like".

     

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  • UKIP attack secretive EU-funded payments to anonymous political groups in North Africa and the Middle East

    jimcarver.jpeg"The European Union is in no position to lecture anyone on democracy" says UKIP Commonwealth Spokesman James Carver MEP after the Parliament overwhelmingly voted for the 'European Endowment for Democracy (EED)'.

    Closely linked to the European Neighbourhood policy, a €15.4 billion attempt to interfere in such unstable and unfriendly countries as Syria and Libya, the EED is used to allegedly promote democracy far beyond the EU's borders.

    James Carver MEP said, "The European Union is in no position to lecture anyone on democracy. On Wednesday, we saw yesterday the disgusting way Mr Tsipras, an elected leader, was treated by the euro fanatics. Before wasting away millions of pounds preaching about democracy, Juncker & Co need to have a long hard look in the mirror."

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