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  • Outrageous ruling goes against the principle of British justice

    Jill_Seymour.jpegUKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour MEP has slammed the ‘outrageous’ court ruling which is forcing the Government to pay compensation to a drug dealer involved in a car crash.

    Sean Delaney, from Bedworth in Warwickshire, was left with long term disabilities when the Mercedes in which he was travelling crashed near Nuneaton nine years ago. The father of four, who had to be cut free from the wreckage, was found with a ‘football-sized’ portion of cannabis worth around £1,000 in his jacket. The Department of Transport initially refused to pay Delaney any compensation because he was caught in a criminal act, but the decision has now been overturned at the Appeal Court. The court ruled that the UK policy of refusing to compensate accident victims who have been knowingly involved in crime contravenes EU directives concerning motor insurance.

    Mrs Seymour, who is also fighting The Wrekin constituency at the general election, said: "It is an outrage that goes against a principle of British Justice.

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  • A cap on credit card fees is an EU propaganda gesture that will drive up bank charges

    Steven_Woolfe.jpegA cap on credit card fees is an EU propaganda gesture that will drive up bank charges and the experience of similar caps in Australia, Spain and America shows credit card companies and banks just shift the fees to other consumer charges

    Steven Woolfe, UKIP MEP for the North West and spokesman on finance, called today's vote in the European Parliament "a propaganda move by the EU to try to make people believe that eurocrats can regulate costs out of existence."
    The vote will allow the European Commission to impose a limit on fees paid by retailers to banks when customers make payments by credit and debit cards.

    But Woolfe said: "All this cap will do is ensure the banks and credit card companies move the fees somewhere else. Someone always pays and that someone is always the individual consumer."

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  • UKIP the only alternative voice on Energy

    On Friday February 13th, the three old parties colluded to reinforce their failing climate policies. UKIP have always said that the old parties don't offer a genuine choice to voters and this blatant collusion proves it. Now only UKIP offers a rational alternative for secure and affordable energy, for households and for British Industry.

    Their plans are based on the 2008 Climate Change Act, which is estimated to cost an eye-watering £18 Billion a year for forty years, an eye-watering £720 billion over the period. That's £28,000 over the period for every household in the country.

    Our UKIP Energy Spokesman Roger Helmer was unable to be in Margate, so he asked Paul Oakden, UKIP’s National Agent to deliver his policy statement on Energy.

    Paul Oakden said, "The Climate Change Act 2008 will cost every household in Britain £28,000 over forty years.

    “Firstly, renewables are intermittent, so they require intermittent fossil-fuel back up. But running the back-up intermittently is inefficient, and substantially off-sets the savings from renewables.

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  • Paul Nuttall: Preserving the Union

    PaulNutall-new1.jpgUKIP advocates English Votes on English Laws in the House of Commons as a way of preserving the Union. We will highlight the weakness of William Hague’s proposals and the Labour Party’s point blank refusal to give a voice for England.

    The SNPs blatant opportunism and we call for non-English MPs to not only not vote on English only issues but remove themselves from the chamber. We make it clear that we will not allow the SNP tail to wag the English dog.

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