31Aug/14

UKIP in the lead in Clacton

ukipleadThe Mail on Sunday leads on a poll that gives UKIP and Douglas Carswell a 44 point lead over the Tories in Clacton.

The poll conducted by Survation shows that Douglas Carswell and UKIP on 64% with the Conservatives on 20% and the other Parties trailing behind that.

But there is no room for complacency, the campaign to get UKIP’s first elected MP is now under way with a successful action day in Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea today with more to come in the following days.

31Aug/14

Police need to rethink the way they record crimes, says Amjad

UKIP Communities spokesman Amjad Bashir is demanding a sea change in police methods of recording crimes following the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

“An official report has particularly highlighted the South Yorkshire Constabulary for wrongly describing 23% of rape reports as ‘no crime’, which just beggars belief,” said Mr Bashir, one of UKIP’s Yorkshire MEPs.

“What has gone on in Rotherham is an appalling stain on the conscience of the nation and the more we learn about the council’s and police behaviour the more disturbing it becomes. Continue reading

29Aug/14

What a load of hot air! Now Brussels wants a ban on hairdryers

More EU hot air over less hot air has been condemned by UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall.

“The lunatics running the asylum are now contemplating banning high wattage household devices such as hair dryers, kettles and smartphones,” the Party’s deputy leader said.

“Not content with the ridiculous prohibition on vacuum cleaners over 1,600 watts from Monday the Brussels bureaucrats have their eyes set on about 30 other electrical items.

“This, like their other stupid ban on incandescent light bulbs, is all to meet their self-imposed target of energy savings of 30 per cent across the EU by 2030 to tackle climate change. Continue reading

29Aug/14

The Carswell Effect: Tory Councillor switches to UKIP prompted by star defector’s decision

Sevenoaks politics just became more interesting with the announcement that Conservative Councillor Chris Neal, who represents Cowden and Hever on Sevenoaks District Council has joined UKIP.

Mr Neal said, “On a whole range of issues, both at a local and national level I feel that the Conservatives no longer have the interests of ordinary people at heart. UKIP is, today, the party of hope and aspiration.” Continue reading

29Aug/14

Elephant in the classroom

paulnuttallNews reports about the rising primary school population in England fail to mention the ‘elephant in the room’, said MEP Paul Nuttall.

“It is accepted that primary schools have increasing numbers of pupils, which causes all manner of problems, but what is frequently not referred to is why we have such a boom in numbers.

“And the answer is unlimited immigration into this country. It hits some areas harder than others but there cannot be many primary schools in the country which have not been affected at all,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP Education spokesman.

“As well as the huge financial implications it results in large classes which are unfair on the pupils, particularly the vulnerable ones wherever they are from. Continue reading

29Aug/14

Carswell defects to UKIP: ‘My position with Conservatives is now untenable’

The prominent Eurosceptic Conservative MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell has defected to UKIP. The decision was called a “political bombshell” by the BBC.

In a massive move for the Party, Mr Carswell told a press conference in Westminster this morning that his position with the Tories had become “untenable”.

He told reporters that he thinks “many” other Tory MPs will now follow his move and join him in the UKIP ranks because the Conservative leadership was “not serious” about change in the UK’s relationship with the European Union.

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29Aug/14

UKIP: Migration figures show WHY Tories haemorrhaging support to UKIP

SteveWoolfeSteven Woolfe, UKIP Migration spokesman, attacks Conservatives for ‘lying to electorate’ on promises to cut migration, adding that ‘it is no wonder their own MPs are losing faith in them and they are haemorrhaging support to UKIP.’

“These shocking figures today show that the Government does not have a handle on immigration. The Conservative Party promised to cut net migration to tens of thousands and yet it has shot up by a staggering 68,000 in just one year. It is quite simple. They lie to the electorate. They lie to try to keep votes. Well they are being found out. Continue reading

29Aug/14

Who runs Britain? Report confirms we live in an elitist country that’s run by fee-paying school chums

The domination of the country’s top jobs by those educated at fee-paying schools must change, said UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall today.

“The report by Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission makes worrying reading and shows that the country is basically run by a chummy club.

“The high percentage of the privately educated among politicians, the judiciary, armed forces and media is not representative of the general population and it is no wonder that the man in the street feels they are out of touch,” said Mr Nuttall, the party’s Education spokesman.

“This report shows Britain is a deeply elitist country and that must change. It harks back to a much earlier age but life has moved on and social mobility demands more. Continue reading

29Aug/14

Why Tilbury illegal immigrants should be denied asylum

TimAkerThurrock’s MEP and candidate for Parliament Tim Aker has today called for the illegal migrants found in Tilbury Docks not to be given asylum as it sends a “soft-touch message” to the rest of the world.

Mr. Aker was today visiting Tilbury Port in Thurrock himself to see what the situation on the ground was like.

Tim Aker MEP said: “Thousands and thousands of migrants try and come to Britain in the legal and proper manner. We must not send a soft-touch message to the rest of the world that those who come here illegally will be allowed to stay. Continue reading

29Aug/14

Farage selected for South Thanet

NigelFarageParty Leader Nigel Farage has been selected by local Party members as UKIP’s South Thanet candidate for the upcoming general election. The hustings were held in Ramsgate where members voted to have him represent their local area.

Nigel Farage said, “Having represented this area in the European Parliament since 1999 I know the problems the local community faces. In the past I have fought this very seat at the General Election and look forward to doing that again. It is fantastic to stand in Kent where I have been a lifelong resident.

“With recent polling showing that UKIP can win the South Thanet seat in May, I look forward to the forthcoming campaign where we can set out a positive vision, for a free and independent Britain outside of the EU. Continue reading