In an interview with the Daily Telegraph’s Christopher Hope, UKIP’s Economics Spokesman Steven Woolfe has spoken of the need to raise the 40p tax threshold to give aspirational families a fairer deal.
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In his first statement as the newly elected Leader of the UK Independence Party’s Councillors Association (UKIPCA), the organisation responsible for supporting the Party’s growing number of councillors across the country, Cllr David Sprason has suggested that UKIP is well placed to: “produce an earthquake in local government in May, when we fully expect to win hundreds of seats across the country.”
Nigel Farage said: “I found Tony Benn personally engaging and highly entertaining. We shared a birthday and we used to joke about that.
“Tony was also one of the few people I have ever known who totally ignored the ban on smoking in public places. He used to tell me that given that he was in his eighties he didn’t think anyone would make a fuss.
“Naturally we disagreed about many things. But on the fundamental question of democracy and a nation’s right to self-government we were completely at one. Britain has lost a giant political figure and my thoughts today are with his family.”
UKIP Employment Spokesman Margot Parker has welcomed news that UKIP's membership continues to rise in the run up to May's European Elections, now standing at 34,320, a new all time high.
"We continue to buck the British political trend with a growing membership, activist and voter base. Re-engaging people in the political process is something we in UKIP are very proud of.
A new report that claims migration to the UK has cost taxpayers £22m per day since the mid-1990's has been cited as an example of the damage of uncontrolled immigration by UKIP Communities Spokesman Suzanne Evans.
"These numbers demonstrate that once you deduct the cost of public services from the money migrants pay in taxes, the taxpayer has lost out by around £140 billion between 1995 and 2011," said Suzanne Evans.
Responding to Ed Miliband’s pledge of no referendum unless a future Labour government judges that further powers are being transferred to Brussels, Nigel Farage said:
“Clearly Ed Miliband is more frightened of Lord Mandelson than he is of the electorate at the moment. But we invite voters to join UKIP in helping to change his mind.