UKIP Leader and long time advocate of UKIP’s ‘Save the Pub Campaign’ Paul Nuttall said, “Labour has announced plans that are intended to tackle the decline of pubs however, they will do anything but that. “Their plans demonstrate a complete lack of joined up thinking. Whilst guaranteeing to list all pubs as ‘assets of community value’ to help stop them being sold off to supermarket chains and the like is laudable, when combined with an refusal to rule out a rise in beer duty it is nothing but an empty gesture. Protecting pubs from becoming supermarkets, while at the same time reinforcing the supermarkets abilityRead More →

Patrick O’Flynn, the UKIP Economics spokesman, has today warned that the Tories are likely to hit the self-employed with hikes in National Insurance. Mr O’Flynn demanded that the Chancellor, Philip Hammond protect the lifeblood of our economy, the self-employed strivers. “First, he could and should explicitly rule out unleashing a new national insurance raid on the self-employed. The pernicious measure that he set out in his Budget, and that UKIP vehemently opposed, would have hit 2.5 million workers, 1.6 million of whom are basic rate income tax payers. “It would have cost them an average of £240 a year each. When Mr Hammond withdrew it,Read More →

UKIP fisheries spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, yesterday accused the Tories of planning to “betray” the UK’s fishing industry, saying, “Ted Heath betrayed the fishermen… and Theresa May will do exactly the same!” Mr Hookem’s comments came as he launched UKIP’s new “Future for Fishing” policy, which aims to return the UK’s fishing industry to Westminster control; and find investment to rebuild our fishing fleet. UKIP’s vision for the future of British fishing includes restoring our sovereignty and control over the UK’s entire 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), potentially worth a massive £6.3 billion to the British economy. Other measures include withdrawing from the 1964 LondonRead More →

In the European Union’s calendar May the 9th is designated Europe Day. Paul Nuttall, the UKIP leader commented,   “Across Parliament square we see the flags of our many of our friends across the Continent proudly displayed.   “But it is as relevant as the UK celebrating Empire day. That time has passed. and the idea that we in the UK will go out and proudly wave the blue starry flag and sing the Ode to Joy with gusto is laughable.   “What isn’t laughable is the cost of all this jollity, a cost picked up by the British taxpayer. It is time that theRead More →

It’s been a difficult night. In the local elections yesterday many excellent UKIP representatives lost their seats on county councils despite campaigning hard for re-election. Frankly, there is nothing they could have done in the face of a big national swing to the Tories. Each one of our former councillors should be immensely proud of the contribution they have made not only to their local communities but also to the cause that our party was set up to achieve: the restoration of the United Kingdom as an independent, self-governing country. Our electoral success over recent years was a key driver in forcing the Conservatives toRead More →

Responding to comments by EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on the EU’s stance with the UK, UKIP leader Paul Nuttall MEP said: “The EU has upped its ransom note from 50 billion euro to approximately 100 billion euro. “This shows how arbitrary and plucked out of the air their figures are, showing it’s all a farce and a big bluff. “At best it looks like they were taught maths at the same school as Diane Abbott. “The simple fact is that the UK has paid enough into the EU budget for years and this will be coming to an abrupt end very soon. “If theRead More →

UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall has announced that he will be standing in Boston and Skegness in the forthcoming General Election. Paul said: “It is a great honour and a privilege to stand for UKIP in Boston and Skegness. The constituency voted overwhelmingly for Leave inspired in part by the massive betrayal of our fishing industry by successive Governments, something that today’s Conservative Party led by Theresa May looks set to repeat. “I will make it my mission to stand up for the people of Boston and Skegness and ensure there is no backsliding on Brexit.” Sue Blackburn, Chairman of the UKIP Boston and Skegness branchRead More →

Cut Immigration Immigration system fair for all; Border and coastal security reinstated. A More Secure Britain Recruit 20,000 Police and 20,000 Soldiers; Rebuild our Armed Forces. NHS Before Foreign Aid Fund 20,000 nurses and 10,000 GPs; Scrap hospital parking fees. Protecting British Culture One legal system for all; Defending hard-won equality and free speech. Modern & Fair Democracy Full Brexit; Abolish the House of Lords; English Parliament; Proportional Representation.Read More →