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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

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    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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  • UKIP on the up

    Nigel_Twitter.jpegRecent YouGov polling shows UKIP on 17%, up on the party's performance in the General Election as 2016 begins and ahead of elections this coming May.

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "This poll shows us up from the General Election, despite what some commentators would have you believe."

    UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall: "It is clear that UKIP is not going away any time soon. On the 5th May voters in all four corners of the United Kingdom will have the opportunity to vote for UKIP and I have every confidence we can make a strong showing in London, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and in the English local elections as well as the elections for Police and Crime Commissioners."

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  • Jim Carver MEP writes to the Commonwealth Secretary-General

    James_Carver.jpegUKIP Commonwealth Spokesman Jim Carver MEP has written to the Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma expressing concern about the intemperate tone of comments made by religious leaders in the last few weeks and suggesting the Commonwealth should make as its priority to bring together political and religious leaders and provide a platform for dialogue and greater understanding. The letter can be read here, or by clicking the picture.

    In his letter Jim Carver, MEP for the West Midlands and UKIP's Commonwealth Spokesman, writes, “The Commonwealth is uniquely placed to undertake this role, and I hope, over the coming months, you, and your successor, will be able to take a lead and promote greater harmony amongst our religious and political leaders.

    “In 2007, the Commonwealth gave a lead with the Commonwealth Commission Report on Respect and Understanding; it would be opportune for the Secretariat to revisit and update this report, and ensure support from all member states. In this way, the Commonwealth can give a lead to the rest of the world, and help to diffuse the misunderstandings and misapprehensions that give oxygen to the extremist cause, whilst, at the same time, re-affirming the relevance of Part 4 of the Commonwealth charter, in relation to tolerance, respect and understanding.”

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  • Direct commissioning of a few building sites by government will do little to end our country's mammoth housing crisis

    Andrew_Charalambous.jpgUKIP's Housing Spokesman Andrew Charalambous described the announcement of the direct commissioning of a few building sites by the government as, "No more than gesture politics from a government without any kind of coherent or coordinated housing policy. This government is doing nothing to tackle the underlying causes of the housing shortage. The truth is less and less families can now afford to buy their own home, whilst statistics show that levels of people homeless or sleeping rough are soaring towards record heights".

    "If the government really wanted to do something radical in housing it should follow UKIP's proposals for a brownfield revolution. Bring back to use the seven hundred thousand plus empty properties in our country, and do more to release inert public land for residential development".

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  • New French ‘Super’ Refugee camp poses a threat to UK security

    Mike_Hookem.jpgUKIP's Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem MEP has slammed French government plans to build a “massive” refugee camp near an existing shanty town in Grande-Synthe, Dunkirk, saying, the French were “kidding themselves” if they thought the new £1.1 million centre would “defeat people traffickers and protect truck drivers in the port region”.

    Mr Hookem, who was threatened with a gun in the nearby Teteghem refugee camp in August last year said; “Congregating migrants in one massive camp is exactly the wrong thing to do and will put extra pressure on police, port security, Immigration officials and truckers in the region.”

    “In fact these plans will essentially make the entire Dunkirk-Calais region an absolute no go area for British hauliers.”

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  • Christmas floods prove government needs to spend billions on flood defences rather than HS2 vanity project

    Mike_Hookem.jpgYorkshire & North Lincolnshire MEP, Mike Hookem has sympathised with people hit by the unprecedented Christmas flooding saying, “My heart goes out to those all those affected”; while slamming the government for “ignoring the abject misery, disruption and damage caused by flooding” in favour of “pouring billions into vanity projects such as HS2”.

    Speaking after many areas of Northern England, including his Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire constituency fell victim to massive flooding on Christmas and Boxing Day; Mr Hookem said, “Flooding is terrible at any time of year, but it must be particularly hard during the festive period.”

    “While flooding has brought a premature end to Christmas for many across the North of England, the government is still wheeling out the same tied excuses for its repeated failures to invest in and properly manage flood defences across the country.”

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  • UKIP release the EU rich list 2015/16

    The_EU_Rich_List-page-001.jpgAhead of the forthcoming EU Referendum the UKIP Parliamentary Resource Unit has released ground-breaking research that shows just how high on the hog the invisible bureaucracy of Brussels is living, click the picture or here to download it.

    Put together the 100 top paying jobs cost the taxpayer £40 million of hard earned taxpayers money. This is made up of basic salary, generous EU taxation, side benefits and pensions. The lists of the Top Ten highest paid EU Commissioners, EU Judges, EU Bankers and EU Quangocrats can be downloaded here.  

    Douglas Carswell MP said, "the Eurocracy are like the Ancien Régime, they have forgotten nothing when it comes to their own personal advantages, yet have learned nothing from the years of economic chaos that they have presided over. It is time that the UK pulled out of this get rich scheme for the European Establishment".

    The study breaks down the payments in a clear and unambiguous way showing that the fastest of the European fat cats are the Judges on the Various European Courts.

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  • Bank of England research finally accepts immigration causes lower wages

    Steven-Woolfe-800x500.jpgUKIP Migration Spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP: Since I have been the UKIP spokesman on Migration, along with UKIP leader Nigel Farage, I have been arguing that mass uncontrolled migration pushes down the wages of the low paid in Britain. This is not the first report which came to the same conclusion. In fact, Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney also recently accepted that unsustainable levels of migration causes wage compression some time ago.

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