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  • Conservative Party News
    Conservatives have selected Clarence Mitchell as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion in the 2015 General Election Continue Reading Clarence Mitchell selected for Brighton Pavilion Ann Myatt selected for Westmorland and Lonsdale Posted on July 29 2013 in Conservative Party News Westmorland and Lonsdale Conservatives have selected Ann Myatt as their Prospective Parliamentary candidate for the 2015 General Election Continue Reading Ann Myatt selected for Westmorland and Lonsdale Robert Alden selected for Birmingham Erdington Posted on July 29 2013 in Conservative Party News Erdington Conservative Association is delighted to announce that popular local resident Cllr Robert Alden has been selected to stand at the next general election Continue Reading Robert Alden selected for Birmingham Erdington Matthew Maxwell Scott selected for Carshalton Wallington Posted on July 19 2013 in Conservative Party News Carshalton and Wallington Conservatives have selected Matthew Maxwell Scott as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election Continue Reading Matthew Maxwell Scott selected for Carshalton Wallington Crime fallen by 10 under this government Posted on July 18 2013 in Conservative Party News Recorded crime is down by more than ten per cent under this government and the independent survey shows that the public s experience of crime is at its lowest level since records began Continue Reading Crime fallen by 10 under this government Unemployment down by 57k in last quarter Posted on July 17 2013 in Conservative Party News Unemployment is down and fewer people are claiming Jobseeker s Allowance than in May 2010 Continue Reading Unemployment down by 57k in last quarter Next Page Popular Articles Modernising the NHS Conservative Party News David Cameron Reducing the burden and impact of health and safety Chancellor launches Spending Challenge Conservative Party News Conservatives will green up 25 million homes Gordon Brown s record Conservative Party News

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  • Green Party News
    UK carbon emissions to be suspended until after 2015 the Green Party warns Penny Kemp the Green Party s Environment Spokesperson said the government must act to combat climate change now She said Continue Reading Climate Change Targets Must Be Met South East Euro MP urges people to sign up to support safer streets Posted on November 21 2012 in Green Party News Political Parties News KEITH Taylor the Green MEP for South East England is calling on people across the South East to add their support to a new Europe wide petition 1 which calls for 20mph speed limits in urban areas His call comes during the UK s Road Safety Week Continue Reading South East Euro MP urges people to sign up to support safer streets Senior Worcestershire Liberal Democrat joins Green Party Posted on November 21 2012 in Green Party News Political Parties News LONG serving Liberal Democrat councillor Clive Smith has resigned from his party and joined the Greens Clive who represents the Link Division on Worcestershire County Council Malvern Hills District Council and on Malvern Town Council has been Continue Reading Senior Worcestershire Liberal Democrat joins Green Party Today marks the annual Trans Day of Remembrance Posted on November 20 2012 in Green Party News Political Parties News WHILE progress has been made in certain respects today marks an important day of remembering that the battle for equality is not won yet Across the world trans people are being discriminated against abused and murdered at shocking and unaccep Continue Reading Today marks the annual Trans Day of Remembrance Greens condemn PM s downgrading of Equalities Checks Posted on November 20 2012 in Green Party News Political Parties News GREENS have condemned the Prime Minister for calling time on checks to make sure that sections of society aren t discriminated against as a result of government decisions Last year the Government changed the rules so that these Equali Continue Reading Greens condemn PM s downgrading of Equalities Checks Green Party calls for Gaza Israel ceasefire Posted on November 20 2012 in Green Party News Political Parties News THE Green Party has called for an immediate end to the fighting in Gaza and Israel that has claimed at least 90 lives in Gaza and three in Israel and applauded the efforts of Ban Ki moon the UN secretary general to support efforts for a ceasefi Continue Reading Green Party calls for Gaza Israel ceasefire First Green councillor elected on St Edmundsbury Borough Council Posted on November 17 2012 in Green Party News Political Parties News Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has congratulated Julia Wakelam who today became the first Green councillor to be elected to St Edmundsbury Borough Council in the Risbygate ward in north and central Bury St Edmunds She replaces the Conservative c Continue Reading First Green councillor elected on St Edmundsbury Borough Council Next Page Popular Articles Greens endorse BT TalkTalk opposition to Digital Economy Act EU Parliament condemns proposed death penalty for homosexuality

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  • Labour Party News
    2011 in Labour Party News Political Parties News Sadiq Khan MP Labour s Shadow Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary commenting on Nick Clegg s response to questions about the Government s proposals on individual voter registration in which he contradicted his White Paper Continue Reading Clegg has demonstrated a poor grasp of his own White Paper on individual voter registration Khan Tymoshenko verdict will surely have very serious implications for Ukraine s relations with the UK and its neighbours Reynolds Posted on October 11 2011 in Labour Party News Political Parties News Emma Reynolds MP Labour s Shadow Minister for Europe responding to today s verdict in the trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko who has been sentenced to seven years in jail said Continue Reading Tymoshenko verdict will surely have very serious implications for Ukraine s relations with the UK and its neighbours Reynolds It is worrying that manufacturing output is falling back Umunna Posted on October 11 2011 in Labour Party News Political Parties News Chuka Umunna MP Labour s Shadow Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills commenting on today s manufacturing output statistics and the Government s announcement on Technology and Innovation Centres said Continue Reading It is worrying that manufacturing output is falling back Umunna The safety of the UK s nuclear industry is of paramount importance Flint Posted on October 11 2011 in Labour Party News Political Parties News Caroline Flint MP Labour s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary responding to the publication of the final Weightman Report on the implications of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami for the UK s nuclear industry said Continue Reading The safety of the UK s nuclear industry is of paramount importance Flint David Cameron s promise of the greenest government ever is unravelling by the day Flint Posted on October 11 2011 in Labour Party News Political Parties News Caroline Flint MP Labour s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary responding to a report by the Environmental Audit Committee which criticised the Government s schizophrenic attitude to climate change and warned it is undermin Continue Reading David Cameron s promise of the greenest government ever is unravelling by the day Flint Communities will be appalled by green light for longer HGVs Maria Eagle Posted on October 11 2011 in Labour Party News Political Parties News Maria Eagle MP Labour s Shadow Transport Secretary responding to today s decision by the Department for Transport to give the go ahead to a trial of longer heavy goods vehicles said Continue Reading Communities will be appalled by green light for longer HGVs Maria Eagle Gus O Donnell an outstanding public servant Ed Miliband Posted on October 11 2011 in Labour Party News Political Parties News Ed Miliband MP Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party said in response to Gus O Donnell s decision to stand down Continue Reading Gus O Donnell an outstanding public servant Ed Miliband Next Page Popular Articles With

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  • Liberal Democrat Party News
    very clear on this love is the same straight or gay so the civil institution should be the same too All couples should be able to make that commitment to one another regardless of who Continue Reading Nick Clegg Freedom to love is a fundamental right Stephen Williams Extra credit welcome boost to the economy Posted on June 15 2012 in Liberal Democrat Party News Political Parties News This is a welcome boost to the economy which is only possible because the Coalition Government has taken tough action to put the nation s finances on a stable footing Liberal Democrats have been calling on banks to lend more to SMEs i Continue Reading Stephen Williams Extra credit welcome boost to the economy Stephen Williams Extra credit welcome boost to the economy Posted on June 15 2012 in Liberal Democrat Party News Political Parties News This is a welcome boost to the economy which is only possible because the Coalition Government has taken tough action to put the nation s finances on a stable footing Liberal Democrats have been calling on banks to lend more to SMEs i Continue Reading Stephen Williams Extra credit welcome boost to the economy Andrew George Fisheries policy reform major breakthrough Posted on June 14 2012 in Liberal Democrat Party News Political Parties News The Liberal Democrats have long campaigned for these changes first calling for the setting up of Regional Advisory Councils 10 years ago The reforms agreed are a decisive step further by giving these Councils management and executive powers Continue Reading Andrew George Fisheries policy reform major breakthrough Andrew George Fisheries policy reform major breakthrough Posted on June 14 2012 in Liberal Democrat Party News Political Parties News The Liberal Democrats have long campaigned for these changes first calling for the setting up of Regional Advisory Councils 10 years ago The reforms agreed are a decisive step further by giving these Councils management and executive powers Continue Reading Andrew George Fisheries policy reform major breakthrough Fiona Hall EU energy efficiency deal a welcome breakthrough Posted on June 14 2012 in Liberal Democrat Party News Political Parties News The proposed Directive intends to step up efforts to use energy more efficiently at all stages of the energy chain from the source all the way to final consumption This includes a target of a 20 percent cut of energy use through savings against predi Continue Reading Fiona Hall EU energy efficiency deal a welcome breakthrough Fiona Hall EU energy efficiency deal a welcome breakthrough Posted on June 14 2012 in Liberal Democrat Party News Political Parties News The proposed Directive intends to step up efforts to use energy more efficiently at all stages of the energy chain from the source all the way to final consumption This includes a target of a 20 percent cut of energy use through savings against predi Continue Reading Fiona Hall EU energy efficiency deal a welcome breakthrough Next Page Popular Articles Tory Inheritance Tax cut costs 6bn Cable Nick

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  • Political Parties News
    Reading Statement on the resignation of Godfrey Bloom as UKIP MEP Our biggest ever conference is packed with loads of policy and even more personality Posted on September 21 2013 in Political Parties News UKIP News UKIP s biggest ever annual conference took off in a blaze of publicity with new policy announcements tremendous speeches and an 1 700 strong crowd of members and supporters in Central Hall Westminister The expo and fringe events were well attended and there was blanket press coverage of the two days events You can watch Saturday s speeches here You can watch the speeches from Friday here UKIP Leader Nigel received a rousing welcome at the party s annual conference in Westminster today as he took to the stage at Central Hall Here s the text of his prepared speech in full Well here we are After 20 years What an audience Look at you All that work All those leaflets Up at dawn I know well those streets you have trodden But you have done magnificently And how it s paid off We are changing the face of British politics Jane Collins second in Rotherham parliamentary by election last year 16 per cent up second place you have no idea what that did to them in Westminster And in Downing Street it was even worse Even better I mean Richard Elvin in the North East came second in Middlesbrough s parliamentary by election and second in South Shields They weigh the Labour vote in South Shields but they obviously use Imperial measures because Richard took UKIP from 0 to 25 per cent in three weeks Diane James second in Eastleigh s parliamentary by election Over 11 000 votes 24 per cent up Close so close Next time Diane That s the change I said then we were overtaking the Lib Dems to become the third party in British politics We ve 30 000 members and growing fast Certainly by the time of the general election we ll be the third highest membership party in Britain Every other party is fighting their decline We re delighted they re appalled the commentators are amazed In eight months time there are the European elections and the Council elections UKIP will be standing in both sets fielding thousands of candidates I m taking nothing for granted but I think we re going to do well in the European elections My ambition my conviction is that we can come first and cause an earthquake But I also believe that the Council elections may turn out to be more important We made a breakthrough this year and we now have 227 council seats I wouldn t presume to make predictions about what May will bring But we do want more hundreds more It s possible I think we can all feel it On the doorstep we tell voters that UKIP councillors aren t constrained by Labour or Conservative affiliations They are un whipped Free to represent the interests of the community To fight for the right for local people to have referendums on key local issues such as fracking and the building of wind farms And what support we find out there What eclectic support Look at you You did it We did it Everyone in this hall When I heard MPs had voted against a strike on Syria When I heard the Tories were voting for a referendum I thought it again we may not have MPs but we re changing the face of British politics Politicians in Parliament are listening not to their party whips but to their voters It s a change that s been gathering force for twenty years Part hope part fear part disillusionment part engagement When we launched our party just 17 per cent of British people agreed we should withdraw from the European Union Today that figure is 67 per cent The British Social Attitudes Survey shows how much Britain has been moving UKIP s way On many different areas of our national life On welfare that benefits should be there for need not as a lifestyle choice On education that grammar schools are a great engine of social mobility And yes on the European Union Yes on immigration It s the biggest single issue facing this country It affects the economy The NHS Schools Public services The deficit But the establishment has been closing down the immigration debate for 20 years UKIP has opened it up We need to From the 1 st of January next year the stakes are rising dramatically Let s have that debate Openly We need to talk about it We are a nation that has always been open minded about immigration But more people came to this country in one year 2010 than came in the thousand years before it I m not against immigration Far from it Migrants have qualities we all admire Looking for a better life They want to get on I like that We admire that So I m speaking here as much as for the settled ethnic minorities as for those who have been here forever Half a million new arrivals a year It s just not sustainable Anyone who looks at it honestly knows it s not sustainable UKIP talks about it honestly Directly We ve had a lot of stick for it Normal decent people have been bullied out of the debate Maybe that s why none of the London commentariat has noticed what s going on out there in Telford and Aylesbury and Kettering and Buxton and Harrogate It s a long way from London But all over the country I m getting audiences of five hundred or six hundred a night to talk about this This debate has been filling theatres And not with party members On a show of hands 80 per cent are non members But they re interested They re engaged They re concerned These people aren t disconnected from politics They re disconnected from politicians And UKIP is the only party that isn t afraid to talk to them about it So who are we Who is the typical UKIP voter I ll tell you something about the typical UKIP voter the typical UKIP voter doesn t exist When I look at the audiences in those theatres there is a range of British society from all parts of the spectrum Workers employers self employed Big businessmen corner shop owners Well off comfortably off struggling Young as well as old Not ideologues Some left some right mostly in the middle Some activists some haven t voted for twenty years One thing many have in common they are fed up to the back teeth with the cardboard cut out careerists in Westminster The spot the difference politicians Desperate to fight the middle ground but can t even find it Focus groupies The triangulators The dog whistlers The politicians who daren t say what they really mean And that s why UKIP attracts this eclectic support Because when we believe something we don t go are you thinking what we re thinking We say it out loud That s why UKIP is the most independent minded body of men and women who have ever come together in the name of British politics Which presents occasional difficulties We have some people with overactive Facebook accounts And we have some who make public pronouncements that I would not always choose myself Indeed I had the most blistering row with Godfrey Bloom in a Strasbourg restaurant the other day He wants to fight for his beliefs and I was saying that we need to stick to the big messages I don t always agree on policy with Stuart Wheeler either But the essence of our recent success is our ability to push the boundaries of debate and with that the national debate on many issues If the choice is between our being browbeaten through political correctness to stay within the current received wisdoms or to be a party of free debate then be in no doubt we must be the party of radical alternatives and free speech There is however one important qualification We oppose racism We oppose extremism We oppose sectarianism of the left or right We are the only party that bans the BNP from membership I ve got a card here which says what UKIP is and in the first line it says as strongly and clearly as it can be said UKIP opposes racism UKIP is a free thinking egalitarian party opposed to racism sectarianism and extremism UKIP is dedicated to liberty opportunity equality under the law and the aspirations of the British people We will always act in the interests of Britain Especially on immigration employment energy supply and fisheries We know that only by leaving the union can we regain control of our borders our parliament democracy and our ability to trade freely with the fastest growing economies in the world And 55 million a day incidentally we get that back as well A referendum to allow the country to decide this matter will create the greatest opportunity for national renewal in our lifetime That s us Optimistic Open to the world The opposite of insular Out there trading with countries that have growth rates of six seven ten per cent a year Not hemmed in by the European Union but open to the Commonwealth Not headed by my old pal Herman Achille van Rompuy but by the Queen Our real friends in the Commonwealth Because the fact is we just don t belong in the European Union Britain is different Our geography puts us apart Our history puts us apart Our institutions produced by that history put us apart We think differently We behave differently I m not giving you the Love Actually version of what makes Britain different The roots go back seven eight nine hundred years with the Common Law Civil rights Habeas corpus The presumption of innocence The right to a trial by jury On the continent confession is the mother of all evidence Four years ago Andrew Symeou was charged with manslaughter on statements extracted by the police and later withdrawn taken on the European Arrest Warrant held for 10 months in the most appalling conditions detained in Greece for four years and then walked free when the prosecutor pulled the case The European Arrest Warrant is an abomination to those of us who care about freedom and justice And in some sense it was ever thus The idea of free speech was a reality in England when Europe was run by princes with tyrannical powers Throughout Europe England was known as the land of liberty Here you had the possibility of dissent Of free thinking Independent minds and actions That s us UKIP belongs in the mainstream of British political life throughout the centuries I always believed since 1999 that Britain was a square peg in the round hole I ve come to realize something bigger than that The union is not just contrary to our interests but contrary to the interests of Europe itself The Commission has hijacked the institutions of Europe by adopting a flag an anthem a president and through their mad euro project they have driven tens of millions into poverty Their climate change obsession has destroyed industry across Europe and their refusal to listen to the people will lead to the very extreme nationalisms the project was supposed to stop We are the true Europeans We want to live and work and breathe and trade in a Europe of democratic nations But in the last ten or fifteen years this country has seen astonishing change There has been a phenomenal collapse in national self confidence When we signed up to government from the Continent most Britons didn t know what they were letting themselves in for Our laws have come from Brussels and what laws What directives What a list of instructions How this shall be done How that shall be regulated Process and compliance and inspection and regulation are taking over from production and leadership and enterprise Financial services make up 10 per cent of the economy It s not just the City of London it s Southampton as well Cardiff Birmingham Newcastle And it s insurance Reinsurance Stocks and shares Futures Commodities Pension funds It is totally irrelevant to this industry whether we have a Labour or a Tory government because their livelihoods are now regulated by a Frenchman who is no friend of ours Parliament is reduced to the level of a large council No one knows for sure exactly how much of our law comes from Brussels Could be 70 or 80 per cent We have given up our concept of civil rights Magna Carta 800 th anniversary the year after next at the general election Habeas corpus Rights of inheritance And not just for the aristocracy as time went by Our civil rights grew and kept pace with the times and expanded through the Common Law into the modern world Europe has supplanted it with their Human Rights charter While they can hold Andrew Symeou in Greece on trumped up charges for four years we can t deport a rapist and murderer because he has a right to a family life How did they do that to us They lied to us They had to We d never have agreed to it if they told us the truth and asked for our agreement And it s created a complete charade in our national life All the parties now talk tough on immigration David Cameron said he would bring it down to the tens of thousands There are still half a million people a year coming in Do you know I really think they haven t made the connection I was in an immigration debate chaired by Nick Robinson I started to talk about Europe the rights of entry and residence that EU citizens have He stopped me No he said this debate is about immigration it s not about Europe That s how deep the disconnect goes Ten thousand a week Half a million a year Five million economic migrants in ten years coming to this country Unprecedented Never happened before The effects are obvious In every part of our national life The strain these numbers are putting on public services Schools The shortage of school places in primaries and secondary schools The NHS The sheer weight of numbers that adds to the other problems of that Housing Demand pushes up prices Wages are driven down by the massive over supply of unskilled labour And from the 1 st of January next year the risks increase massively The seven year period is up and nearly 30 million of the good people of Bulgaria and Romania have open access to our country our welfare system our jobs market How many will take advantage of that no one knows The Home Office don t have any idea at all The previous estimate was 13 000 in total Migration Watch thinks 50 000 a year It could be many times that No one knows It s no way to run a policy And you can t blame people wanting to come here I don t blame them I d come here myself if I was in their position So would you Anyone would be tempted In Bulgaria and Romania average earnings are a fifth of ours The purchasing power of 20 of child benefit a week is five times over there what it is here So consider a family of mum dad and three children They re going to think let s send Dad over to get work in Britain That enterprising and industrious fellow can come here find a job and be eligible for child benefit for his three children even though they aren t living here 60 a week with the purchasing power of five times that Sent back to Romania or Bulgaria What an incentive What a draw What a pull factor as they call it in immigration circles And while you can t blame them is it fair Is it fair for the people who are already here in this country Who ve paid in to the system That migrants can come and immediately start drawing benefits When we the host country is strapped for cash when youth unemployment is at a million when the NHS is groaning and the deficit is a burden on every family I know it isn t fair I know it isn t right And I know there isn t a thing the Government can do about it There is an even darker side to the opening of the door in January London is already experiencing a Romanian crime wave There have been an astounding 27 500 arrests in the Metropolitan Police area in the last five years 92 per cent of ATM crime is committed by Romanians This gets to the heart of the immigration policy that UKIP wants we should not welcome foreign criminal gangs and we must deport those who have committed offences Mr Cameron Clegg and Milliband are you listening If they are listening there s not a thing they can do They are tied up in the cat s cradle of EU laws regulations directives and treaties The only way this can be dealt with is by leaving the EU Not prolong the agony But leave and leave soon That s what UKIP has been arguing for twenty years and what an increasing majority of the British people are with very good reason coming to believe as well Sixty seven per cent Research suggests that 67 per cent of Britons now support leaving the Union I m not sure how carefully everyone has thought this through so let me say a little about what life outside the Union looks like to me I believe that leaving

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  • UKIP News
    decision He has b Continue Reading Statement on the resignation of Godfrey Bloom as UKIP MEP Our biggest ever conference is packed with loads of policy and even more personality Posted on September 21 2013 in Political Parties News UKIP News UKIP s biggest ever annual conference took off in a blaze of publicity with new policy announcements tremendous speeches and an 1 700 strong crowd of members and supporters in Central Hall Westminister The expo and fringe events were well attended and there was blanket press coverage of the two days events You can watch Saturday s speeches here You can watch the speeches from Friday here UKIP Leader Nigel received a rousing welcome at the party s annual conference in Westminster today as he took to the stage at Central Hall Here s the text of his prepared speech in full Well here we are After 20 years What an audience Look at you All that work All those leaflets Up at dawn I know well those streets you have trodden But you have done magnificently And how it s paid off We are changing the face of British politics Jane Collins second in Rotherham parliamentary by election last year 16 per cent up second place you have no idea what that did to them in Westminster And in Downing Street it was even worse Even better I mean Richard Elvin in the North East came second in Middlesbrough s parliamentary by election and second in South Shields They weigh the Labour vote in South Shields but they obviously use Imperial measures because Richard took UKIP from 0 to 25 per cent in three weeks Diane James second in Eastleigh s parliamentary by election Over 11 000 votes 24 per cent up Close so close Next time Diane That s the change I said then we were overtaking the Lib Dems to become the third party in British politics We ve 30 000 members and growing fast Certainly by the time of the general election we ll be the third highest membership party in Britain Every other party is fighting their decline We re delighted they re appalled the commentators are amazed In eight months time there are the European elections and the Council elections UKIP will be standing in both sets fielding thousands of candidates I m taking nothing for granted but I think we re going to do well in the European elections My ambition my conviction is that we can come first and cause an earthquake But I also believe that the Council elections may turn out to be more important We made a breakthrough this year and we now have 227 council seats I wouldn t presume to make predictions about what May will bring But we do want more hundreds more It s possible I think we can all feel it On the doorstep we tell voters that UKIP councillors aren t constrained by Labour or Conservative affiliations They are un whipped Free to represent the interests of the community To fight for the right for local people to have referendums on key local issues such as fracking and the building of wind farms And what support we find out there What eclectic support Look at you You did it We did it Everyone in this hall When I heard MPs had voted against a strike on Syria When I heard the Tories were voting for a referendum I thought it again we may not have MPs but we re changing the face of British politics Politicians in Parliament are listening not to their party whips but to their voters It s a change that s been gathering force for twenty years Part hope part fear part disillusionment part engagement When we launched our party just 17 per cent of British people agreed we should withdraw from the European Union Today that figure is 67 per cent The British Social Attitudes Survey shows how much Britain has been moving UKIP s way On many different areas of our national life On welfare that benefits should be there for need not as a lifestyle choice On education that grammar schools are a great engine of social mobility And yes on the European Union Yes on immigration It s the biggest single issue facing this country It affects the economy The NHS Schools Public services The deficit But the establishment has been closing down the immigration debate for 20 years UKIP has opened it up We need to From the 1 st of January next year the stakes are rising dramatically Let s have that debate Openly We need to talk about it We are a nation that has always been open minded about immigration But more people came to this country in one year 2010 than came in the thousand years before it I m not against immigration Far from it Migrants have qualities we all admire Looking for a better life They want to get on I like that We admire that So I m speaking here as much as for the settled ethnic minorities as for those who have been here forever Half a million new arrivals a year It s just not sustainable Anyone who looks at it honestly knows it s not sustainable UKIP talks about it honestly Directly We ve had a lot of stick for it Normal decent people have been bullied out of the debate Maybe that s why none of the London commentariat has noticed what s going on out there in Telford and Aylesbury and Kettering and Buxton and Harrogate It s a long way from London But all over the country I m getting audiences of five hundred or six hundred a night to talk about this This debate has been filling theatres And not with party members On a show of hands 80 per cent are non members But they re interested They re engaged They re concerned These people aren t disconnected from politics They re disconnected from politicians And UKIP is the only party that isn t afraid to talk to them about it So who are we Who is the typical UKIP voter I ll tell you something about the typical UKIP voter the typical UKIP voter doesn t exist When I look at the audiences in those theatres there is a range of British society from all parts of the spectrum Workers employers self employed Big businessmen corner shop owners Well off comfortably off struggling Young as well as old Not ideologues Some left some right mostly in the middle Some activists some haven t voted for twenty years One thing many have in common they are fed up to the back teeth with the cardboard cut out careerists in Westminster The spot the difference politicians Desperate to fight the middle ground but can t even find it Focus groupies The triangulators The dog whistlers The politicians who daren t say what they really mean And that s why UKIP attracts this eclectic support Because when we believe something we don t go are you thinking what we re thinking We say it out loud That s why UKIP is the most independent minded body of men and women who have ever come together in the name of British politics Which presents occasional difficulties We have some people with overactive Facebook accounts And we have some who make public pronouncements that I would not always choose myself Indeed I had the most blistering row with Godfrey Bloom in a Strasbourg restaurant the other day He wants to fight for his beliefs and I was saying that we need to stick to the big messages I don t always agree on policy with Stuart Wheeler either But the essence of our recent success is our ability to push the boundaries of debate and with that the national debate on many issues If the choice is between our being browbeaten through political correctness to stay within the current received wisdoms or to be a party of free debate then be in no doubt we must be the party of radical alternatives and free speech There is however one important qualification We oppose racism We oppose extremism We oppose sectarianism of the left or right We are the only party that bans the BNP from membership I ve got a card here which says what UKIP is and in the first line it says as strongly and clearly as it can be said UKIP opposes racism UKIP is a free thinking egalitarian party opposed to racism sectarianism and extremism UKIP is dedicated to liberty opportunity equality under the law and the aspirations of the British people We will always act in the interests of Britain Especially on immigration employment energy supply and fisheries We know that only by leaving the union can we regain control of our borders our parliament democracy and our ability to trade freely with the fastest growing economies in the world And 55 million a day incidentally we get that back as well A referendum to allow the country to decide this matter will create the greatest opportunity for national renewal in our lifetime That s us Optimistic Open to the world The opposite of insular Out there trading with countries that have growth rates of six seven ten per cent a year Not hemmed in by the European Union but open to the Commonwealth Not headed by my old pal Herman Achille van Rompuy but by the Queen Our real friends in the Commonwealth Because the fact is we just don t belong in the European Union Britain is different Our geography puts us apart Our history puts us apart Our institutions produced by that history put us apart We think differently We behave differently I m not giving you the Love Actually version of what makes Britain different The roots go back seven eight nine hundred years with the Common Law Civil rights Habeas corpus The presumption of innocence The right to a trial by jury On the continent confession is the mother of all evidence Four years ago Andrew Symeou was charged with manslaughter on statements extracted by the police and later withdrawn taken on the European Arrest Warrant held for 10 months in the most appalling conditions detained in Greece for four years and then walked free when the prosecutor pulled the case The European Arrest Warrant is an abomination to those of us who care about freedom and justice And in some sense it was ever thus The idea of free speech was a reality in England when Europe was run by princes with tyrannical powers Throughout Europe England was known as the land of liberty Here you had the possibility of dissent Of free thinking Independent minds and actions That s us UKIP belongs in the mainstream of British political life throughout the centuries I always believed since 1999 that Britain was a square peg in the round hole I ve come to realize something bigger than that The union is not just contrary to our interests but contrary to the interests of Europe itself The Commission has hijacked the institutions of Europe by adopting a flag an anthem a president and through their mad euro project they have driven tens of millions into poverty Their climate change obsession has destroyed industry across Europe and their refusal to listen to the people will lead to the very extreme nationalisms the project was supposed to stop We are the true Europeans We want to live and work and breathe and trade in a Europe of democratic nations But in the last ten or fifteen years this country has seen astonishing change There has been a phenomenal collapse in national self confidence When we signed up to government from the Continent most Britons didn t know what they were letting themselves in for Our laws have come from Brussels and what laws What directives What a list of instructions How this shall be done How that shall be regulated Process and compliance and inspection and regulation are taking over from production and leadership and enterprise Financial services make up 10 per cent of the economy It s not just the City of London it s Southampton as well Cardiff Birmingham Newcastle And it s insurance Reinsurance Stocks and shares Futures Commodities Pension funds It is totally irrelevant to this industry whether we have a Labour or a Tory government because their livelihoods are now regulated by a Frenchman who is no friend of ours Parliament is reduced to the level of a large council No one knows for sure exactly how much of our law comes from Brussels Could be 70 or 80 per cent We have given up our concept of civil rights Magna Carta 800 th anniversary the year after next at the general election Habeas corpus Rights of inheritance And not just for the aristocracy as time went by Our civil rights grew and kept pace with the times and expanded through the Common Law into the modern world Europe has supplanted it with their Human Rights charter While they can hold Andrew Symeou in Greece on trumped up charges for four years we can t deport a rapist and murderer because he has a right to a family life How did they do that to us They lied to us They had to We d never have agreed to it if they told us the truth and asked for our agreement And it s created a complete charade in our national life All the parties now talk tough on immigration David Cameron said he would bring it down to the tens of thousands There are still half a million people a year coming in Do you know I really think they haven t made the connection I was in an immigration debate chaired by Nick Robinson I started to talk about Europe the rights of entry and residence that EU citizens have He stopped me No he said this debate is about immigration it s not about Europe That s how deep the disconnect goes Ten thousand a week Half a million a year Five million economic migrants in ten years coming to this country Unprecedented Never happened before The effects are obvious In every part of our national life The strain these numbers are putting on public services Schools The shortage of school places in primaries and secondary schools The NHS The sheer weight of numbers that adds to the other problems of that Housing Demand pushes up prices Wages are driven down by the massive over supply of unskilled labour And from the 1 st of January next year the risks increase massively The seven year period is up and nearly 30 million of the good people of Bulgaria and Romania have open access to our country our welfare system our jobs market How many will take advantage of that no one knows The Home Office don t have any idea at all The previous estimate was 13 000 in total Migration Watch thinks 50 000 a year It could be many times that No one knows It s no way to run a policy And you can t blame people wanting to come here I don t blame them I d come here myself if I was in their position So would you Anyone would be tempted In Bulgaria and Romania average earnings are a fifth of ours The purchasing power of 20 of child benefit a week is five times over there what it is here So consider a family of mum dad and three children They re going to think let s send Dad over to get work in Britain That enterprising and industrious fellow can come here find a job and be eligible for child benefit for his three children even though they aren t living here 60 a week with the purchasing power of five times that Sent back to Romania or Bulgaria What an incentive What a draw What a pull factor as they call it in immigration circles And while you can t blame them is it fair Is it fair for the people who are already here in this country Who ve paid in to the system That migrants can come and immediately start drawing benefits When we the host country is strapped for cash when youth unemployment is at a million when the NHS is groaning and the deficit is a burden on every family I know it isn t fair I know it isn t right And I know there isn t a thing the Government can do about it There is an even darker side to the opening of the door in January London is already experiencing a Romanian crime wave There have been an astounding 27 500 arrests in the Metropolitan Police area in the last five years 92 per cent of ATM crime is committed by Romanians This gets to the heart of the immigration policy that UKIP wants we should not welcome foreign criminal gangs and we must deport those who have committed offences Mr Cameron Clegg and Milliband are you listening If they are listening there s not a thing they can do They are tied up in the cat s cradle of EU laws regulations directives and treaties The only way this can be dealt with is by leaving the EU Not prolong the agony But leave and leave soon That s what UKIP has been arguing for twenty years and what an increasing majority of the British people are with very good reason coming to believe as well Sixty seven per cent Research suggests that 67 per cent of Britons now support leaving the Union I m not sure how carefully everyone has thought this through so let me say a little about what life outside the Union looks like to

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