tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-42592157462722581762016-09-21T22:00:54.213+01:00Bloggers4UKIPThe independent voice of the UK Independence PartyStuart Parrnoreply@blogger.comBlogger3157125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-84315790765457774182016-09-21T22:00:00.003+01:002016-09-21T22:00:54.226+01:00Diane James will meet UKIP's AMs to try and unite the party in WalesDiane James is meeting with UKIP's Welsh Assembly Members to try and get work through the divisions that have plagued the group since the elections this year. Neil Hamilton has entered Welsh politics with the tact and diplomacy of Donald Trump (ok, maybe not that bad) and in a few short months came close to losing the party one of its MEPs and an AM and then turned his attention on the chairman Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-65664283901975509452016-09-21T07:24:00.002+01:002016-09-21T07:24:43.143+01:00Juncker caves in on Swiss immigration controlsThe unelected president of the EU Commission has given up arguing with Switzerland over unlimited immigration and opened the door to Swiss immigration controls for EU citizens whilst remaining members of the EU single market. The Swiss people voted to end the bilateral agreement between Switzerland and the EU that allows unlimited immigration as if they were EU members in February 2014. Since Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-6124512735538729132016-09-19T21:57:00.002+01:002016-09-19T21:57:44.476+01:00Merkel's CDU gets another pounding in the pollsAngela Merkel's CDU party has been given another bloody nose in regional elections, losing its place in the ruling coalition of the Berlin state parliament. The CDU secured just 17.6% of the vote which is a record low for the party in Berlin. Both the CDU and the SDP lost vote share to the soft eurosceptic party, AfD who now have representation in 10 out of 16 regions. A fortnight ago the CDU Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-1403666575462356092016-09-19T19:27:00.000+01:002016-09-19T19:27:23.186+01:00RIP Dr Raj ChandranUKIP NEC member, Dr Raj Chandran, has passed away. Dr Chandran stood for election for UKIP on several occasions and sat on the party's National Executive Committee. Before defecting to UKIP he was Conservative mayor of Gedling and a former Commissioner for Racial Equality. Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-62996984549263895632016-09-19T07:42:00.000+01:002016-09-19T07:42:01.146+01:00Corbynists are targeting children as young as three with Momentum KidsThe far left militant Labour Party group, Momentum, is setting up a Momentum Kids to indoctrinate kids as young as three years old. Momentum Kids will provide cooperatively-run creches and breakfast clubs for children as young as 3 and training in political activism for older children. Momentum wants to improve the "political engagement" of children and teach them campaigning skills. The Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-40521935794107806222016-09-18T23:37:00.002+01:002016-09-18T23:37:54.568+01:00Let's put the EU to the back of the queue and get on with BrexitHungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia have threatened to veto any trade deal with the UK that limits the right of their citizens to work in the UK. More than 80% of our trade is domestic trade and just 8-9% is with the EU. That 8-9% of trade with the EU is subjected to an effective 7% tariff because of the cost of membership compared to just 3% under WTO rules. Rather than wasting time Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-19547804362929905262016-09-18T21:40:00.001+01:002016-09-18T21:40:54.272+01:00Two bombings and a mass stabbing in America this weekendISIS have claimed responsibility for a knife attack in a shopping centre in Minnesota yesterday. A man in a private security company uniform stabbed 8 people in Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, shouting Allahu Akbar. He asked at least one of the victims if they were muslim before stabbing them. The attacker was shot by an off-duty policeman. Meanwhile, a bomb was set off and another bomb disarmed Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-26235294658284742162016-09-18T17:57:00.000+01:002016-09-18T17:57:06.338+01:00Lib Dem councillor says school careers advisors should be allowed to suggest prostitution as a careerA Lib Dem councillor has resigned after comparing prostitution to accountancy and saying that careers advisors should be allowed to suggest it as a career. Cllr Dennis Parsons, chairman of Cheltenham Lib Dems, gave a speech at a Lib Dem party conference on the stigma of sex workers. He went from calling for the legalisation of prostitution - something recommended by a committee of MPs in July - Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-13479760529346565012016-09-18T13:21:00.000+01:002016-09-18T13:21:32.918+01:00Conservative councillor says police shouldn't record rape as an offenceA former Conservative MP, now a councillor in Worcestershire, has been criticised by the police for suggesting that they should no longer record rape as an offence. Alan Amos is currently a Conservative councillor for Gorse Hill & Warndon on Worcestershire County Council and was mayor of Worcester between 2014-15. He switched from Labour back to the Conservatives in 2006 after previously Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-59798652746166144082016-09-16T21:33:00.001+01:002016-09-16T21:33:19.594+01:00It's time to put aside our differences and unite behind our new leaderDiane James was elected leader of UKIP today by a large majority. A total of 17,842 votes were cast in the leadership election with around 50% of eligible members voting. The leadership contest has caused some divisions in the party but now it's time to get behind our new leader and win elections. The Tories can't be trusted to deliver on Brexit or any of the UKIP policies they've been talking Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-20458601968608023052016-09-16T14:08:00.003+01:002016-09-16T14:08:54.873+01:00Breaking: Diane James elected leader of UKIPDiane James has been elected leader of UKIP by the party membership. Our own polling on social media had Diane way out in front for the duration of the contest. Diane will be seen as a safe pair of hands, pledging to retain UKIP's current manifesto rather than rip it up and steer the party in a different direction. She rightly said that UKIP's manifesto doesn't need changing, it's already Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-10393599554941258072016-09-15T06:41:00.001+01:002016-09-15T06:41:21.336+01:00Juncker announces plans for an EU armyJean Claude Juncker, the unelected president of the EU Commission used his state of the union speech yesterday to call for an EU army. During the referendum campaign Nigel Farage was accused of lying about the EU's ambitions for its own army despite it already having been proposed and a German plan for an EU army headquartered in Germany being leaked to the press. In fact, the former leader of Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-7232147216751098672016-09-14T07:36:00.002+01:002016-09-14T07:36:41.294+01:00England's electoral boundaries are changingThe Boundary Commission for England published its draft plans for reducing the number of MPs in the UK from 650 to 600. Under the formula devised by the the British government, England will lose 32 of its 533 MPs, Northern Ireland will lose one of its 18, Wales will lose 11 of 40 seats and Scotland will lose 6 of its 59 MPs. The opportunity to remove Scotland disproportionate representation in Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-45532440757501526282016-09-13T07:51:00.003+01:002016-09-13T07:51:58.887+01:00David Cameron resignsDavid Cameron has announced that he is resigning as an MP, triggering a by-election. In announcing his resignation, Cameron said that remaining a back bencher would distract from the work of Teresa May's new government. But since his resignation as Prime Minister he has mostly been ignored as the arrogant, irrelevant failed politician that he is. It will be interesting to see what is being done Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-54537786551182865172016-09-11T18:58:00.001+01:002016-09-11T18:58:38.753+01:00Kenyan police kill 3 burka-clad terrorists in Mombasa police stationThree burka-wearing terrorists have been shot dead in a police station in Kenya after setting fire to the building and stabbing an officer. The women entered the police station in Mombasa claiming to be reporting a stolen mobile phone but once inside produced knives and a petrol bomb from under their burkas which they used to attack the police officers. With almost comic timing, West Midlands Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-60699994673503382852016-09-09T11:29:00.001+01:002016-09-09T11:29:19.963+01:00UKIP win Shepway South by-electionYesterday saw a big win for UKIP in the by-election to fill the vacancy for Shepway South on Maidstone Borough Council left by the death of another UKIP councillor, David Sargeant, in May. John Barned took an impressive 45.2% of the vote, increasing UKIP's vote share to win the election. He had more than double the votes of the second placed Conservative. CandidatePartyVotes%+/- John Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-91635284200598519802016-09-06T07:21:00.000+01:002016-09-06T07:21:05.148+01:00Theresa May rues out restricting EU immigrationTheresa May has ruled out a points-based immigration system for EU citizens, claiming that it wouldn't reduce immigration. A points-based system would filter out the large number of unskilled immigrants from the EU but in itself doesn't give control over numbers. It needs to be coupled with a quota system to control both the quality and the quantity of immigrants arriving here. Theresa May Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-31535125197450250052016-09-04T23:16:00.001+01:002016-09-04T23:16:36.672+01:00Labour Party official admits embezzlementThe former treasurer of the Eastern Edinburgh Constituency Labour Party has pleaded guilty to embezzlement of more than £4,600 from the party's funds. Karen Rennie was caught out after she failed to produce accounts several times in 2014 and the police were called in. The Unite union official was suspended by the Labour Party pending an investigation into the cheque fraud. Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-286973810594102592016-09-04T21:12:00.000+01:002016-09-04T21:12:08.217+01:00Angela Merkel's party comes third in regional electionsAngela Merkel's CDU party has been beaten into third place in regional elections in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania by Alternativ für Deutschland (AfD) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD). The pro-EU parties in Germany have all made a pact to freeze AfD out regional and national government just like the pro-EU parties and UKIP here but it's a sign of things to come. Germans have had enough of Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-70740682793177570892016-09-02T14:36:00.000+01:002016-09-02T14:52:24.191+01:00LGBT* in UKIP question leadership hopefulsMembers of the LGBT* in UKIP group had their opportunity to put their questions to the five leadership hopefuls this week in a Q&A arranged by LGBT* in UKIP Chairman, Flo Lewis. Which candidate has changed their mind on gay marriage? Which candidate thinks Northern Ireland needs educating on same sex marriage? Who wants to lift the ban on gays donating blood and who thinks the party has to be Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-24808445351117792252016-08-31T18:39:00.001+01:002016-08-31T18:39:09.026+01:00Slough UKIP councillor targeted by hate campaignA UKIP councillor in Slough has been targeted by vandals in what is believed to be a politically-motivated attack. Cllr Diana Coad's front door was kicked in last weekend and witnesses heard someone say "there's the UKIP car" immediately before the attack. Last year she was subjected to people spitting at her car, which has UKIP logos on it, whilst she was driving. Cllr Coad believes she is a Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-55950629370274647832016-08-31T07:26:00.000+01:002016-08-31T07:26:02.931+01:00EU orders Ireland to collect €13bn tax from AppleThe EU Commission have ruled that Apple's tax arrangements in Ireland amount to illegal state aid and have ordered the Irish government to collect €13bn in retrospective taxes. Apple employs 5,500 people in Ireland with a further 38,000 iOS developers registered in the country. They have invested €140m over the last 4 years into their campus in Cork with plans to create another 1,000 jobs. TheirStuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-12599218815820300392016-08-29T18:21:00.000+01:002016-08-29T18:20:59.886+01:00Couple stabbed at Oberhausen music festival by man shouting Allahu AkbarA couple have been stabbed at a music festival in Munich by a man shouting Allahu Akbar. In a variation on the usual apologist theme, the police say the perpetrator was on drugs rather than mentally ill but he was still taken to a psychiatric unit for questioning. Police all over Europe have been trying to disassociate Islamist attacks from Islam by claiming that the attackers are mentally ill. Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-82307540744503827402016-08-27T09:10:00.002+01:002016-08-27T09:10:59.289+01:00Five terrorist suspects arrested in Birmingham and StokeFive men have been arrested by mental health police in Birmingham and Stoke on suspicion of commissioning, preparing or instigating terrorist attacks. Following the arrests, army bomb disposal experts were sent to a Birmingham hotel near the Bullring shopping centre. The Pentahill hotel was visited by one of the terrorists that was involved in an attack on Paris last year. The arrests were partStuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-89754715373517927312016-08-25T17:49:00.003+01:002016-08-25T17:49:53.218+01:00Scottish government runs £15bn budget deficit paid for by English taxpayersScotland's budget deficit has jumped to £15bn after North Sea oil revenues dropped 97%. The SNP's economic plans all rest on Scotland investing tax revenues from North Sea oil but whilst just a couple of years ago the Scottish government could expect to lay claim to as much as £10bn in revenues, it fell to just £60m last year thanks to a crash in oil prices and a slow down in production. Stuart Parrhttps://plus.google.com/117387655276493684514noreply@blogger.com