• Local Issues, the Cabinet Reshuffle, and ‘Blobs’

    The recent cabinet manoeuvres have produced some changes surprising to UKIP observers, not the least of which is the displacement of Michael Gove as education secretary. He had been seen to be successful in taking on the ‘blob’, that amorphous mass of self-appointed educationalists, teaching trade unions, and anti-education ideologues, which has so blighted the educational opportunities of whole generations. […]

    Local Issues, the Cabinet Reshuffle, and ‘Blobs’
  • UKIP Victory 2014

    The top ten parties in the EU MEP election were, by votes: Party Votes % MEPs change +/- UK Independence Party 4,352,051 27.49 (+10.99) 24 +11 Labour 4,020,646 25.40 (+9.67) 20 +7 Conservative 3,788,405 23.93 (-3.80) 19 -7 Green 1,244,975 7.87 (-0.75) 3 +1 Scottish National Party 389,503 2.46 (0.34) 2 0 Liberal Democrat 1,087,633 6.87 (-6.87) 1 -10 Plaid […]

    UKIP Victory 2014
  • EU MEP Election Results

    Eastern Region: 10:35pm UKIP 3: Patrick O’Flynn, Stuart Agnew, Tim Aker Total 34.48% of the vote, up 14.9% Con 3: Vicky Ford; Geoffrey Van Orden; David Campbell Bannerman Lab 1: Richard Howitt Eastern Region Vote Share Party Votes % MEPs change +/- UK Independence Party 542,812 34.48 (+14.90) 3 +1 Conservative 446,569 28.37 (-2.84) 3 0 Labour 271,601 17.25 (+6.78) […]

    EU MEP Election Results
  • UKIP Links

    This page contains links to UKIP related websites and to the Eastern Region candidate MEP’s. They are: Patrick O’Flynn, Stuart Agnew, Tim Aker, Michael Heaver, Mick McGough, Andy Monk, Mark Hughes. The meetings in Sudbury and Hadleigh have given the public an opportunity to hear and to question some of the candidates in an open forum. Links UKIP UKIPDaily James […]

    UKIP Links

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Juncker’s ‘Election’

Juncker’s ‘Election’

July 15, 2014 at 11:08 pm

With 422 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Jean-Claude Juncker in a secret ballot on 15 July as President of the new European Commission to take office on...

  • EU Financial Transparency System
    EU Financial Transparency System

    The European Commission has a searchable Financial Transparency System, a database of grant funding to third parties...

    July 8, 2014 at 8:21 pm
  • Cameron – Battle Lost over Juncker
    Cameron – Battle Lost over Juncker

    David Cameron had always set himself up for a fall in trying to prove to the UK electorate that he has influence...

    June 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm
  • Non-Negotiable Juncker
    Non-Negotiable Juncker

    David Cameron has promised to fight the appointment of arch-federalist Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the...

    June 22, 2014 at 12:13 am

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Green Tax Costs Households £1,629 Each in 2013

Green Tax Costs Households £1,629 Each in 2013

July 17, 2014 at 9:11 pm

More than £500 million of the increase in the green taxes last year was due to rising renewable energy levies to subsidise the construction of wind and solar farms and other...

Politics »

Policies, Presentation, and the Public

Policies, Presentation, and the Public

July 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm

While we await the formal announcement of UKIP’s policies in September at the conference, it is opportune to review ways of getting the policies across to the public,...

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Cammo and Juncky on Twitter – Best Mates

Cammo and Juncky on Twitter – Best Mates

July 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm

  So much for the PR image of Cameron robustly standing up to and opposing Juncker for Commission President. Dave would never have done anything to hurt his pal Jean-Claude. Twitter Perhaps...

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Policies, Presentation, and the Public

Policies, Presentation, and the Public

While we await the formal announcement of UKIP’s policies in September at the conference, it is opportune to review ways of getting the policies across to the public, if we are to continue to make progress electorally. Policy documents tend to be long, jargon-filled, and wordy, not what is required in an election manifesto which is the document that the […]

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Green Tax Costs Households £1,629 Each in 2013

Green Tax Costs Households £1,629 Each in 2013

More than £500 million of the increase in the green taxes last year was due to rising renewable energy levies to subsidise the construction of wind and solar farms and other green technologies. Telegraph The total which we pay to keep the consequences of the Climate Change Act fuelled with green tax and levies on our bills keeps rising, In […]

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Cammo and Juncky on Twitter – Best Mates

Cammo and Juncky on Twitter – Best Mates

  So much for the PR image of Cameron robustly standing up to and opposing Juncker for Commission President. Dave would never have done anything to hurt his pal Jean-Claude. Twitter Perhaps this is more like the awkward reality….. Express 17-07-14

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Cabinet Reshuffle – Best Men Go?

Cabinet Reshuffle – Best Men Go?

The cabinet reshuffle put in place by Cameron, and presumably aided and abetted by Lynton Crosby his advisor, has thrown up some unexpected moves and effective sackings. Unexpected that is, if you were of the opinion that true Conservatives should be standing up to ideologues in the education sector who are perpetually opposed to the notion that schools should be […]

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Juncker’s ‘Election’

Juncker’s ‘Election’

With 422 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Jean-Claude Juncker in a secret ballot on 15 July as President of the new European Commission to take office on 1 November 2014 for a five-year term. The votes cast today were secret with just one name on the ballot. The result was 422 in favour to 250 against out of […]

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HMRC could delay taxcode notification for up to a month

HMRC could delay taxcode notification for up to a month

The proposed right to delay employers being notified of taxcode changes means that some people will be put in a position to pay more than they need for a period of time, before reaching the right amount. The regulation is currently being consulted upon, but is likely to be laid before Parliament later this year. Further, this can be compounded […]

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New £200 household ‘smart’ meters – may not work

New £200 household ‘smart’ meters – may not work

The government in its desperation to put on a public show that it is doing something about rising electricity costs, and to head off a potentially disastrous energy shortfall in the coming years, has introduced a ‘smart’ metering system. Such meters can give online readings of consumption and inform the homeowner of areas where they might make energy efficiencies. Except […]

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EU Financial Transparency System

EU Financial Transparency System

The European Commission has a searchable Financial Transparency System, a database of grant funding to third parties and NGOs. A browse of this database reveals some interesting funding chains. Not the least of which is BBC, which has frequently gone to great pains to point out that it is independent of government and in accord with its charter obligations. BBC […]

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