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Historic Win for UKIP

Historic Win for UKIP

The date of Thursday 9th October 2014 marks a very significant step forward for UKIP, and a historic moment for British parliamentary elections. The first elected UKIP will take his place at Westminster and he will have done this through a by-election which need not have been called. This display of respect for the democratic process is unusual for current […]

October 10, 2014 · Politics
Policies for People

Policies for People

The original article can be found on the UKIP website. A MS Word version of the policy document can be downloaded here: policy_outline.doc. A PDF version of the policy document can be downloaded here: policy_outline.pdf. The following statements represent highlights of UKIP’s policy announcements as made at the Doncaster Conference. More detailed announcements will be made in the run up […]

October 9, 2014 · Politics
The Clacton Campaign Rocks

The Clacton Campaign Rocks

The campaign in Clacton is going apace, with a high public and media interest. Douglas Carswell reports: “Herds of MPs and ministers are now wandering around Clacton. Balloons are being handed out. Local residents are being told, in friendly yet firm tones, that their views matter. My own campaign team is made up of the “little platoons”. Older folk from […]

September 19, 2014 · Politics
Clacton Open Primary Closes

Clacton Open Primary Closes

The Conservatives held their ‘Open Primary’ to select their candidate for the Clacton by-election, and got Giles Watling, a TV actor whose main claim to fame is that he starred in the 1980s British sitcom, ‘Bread’. In this Primary there were only two candidates, who were nominated in private beforehand, and no doubt the selection committee made sure that they […]

September 13, 2014 · Politics
King case shows danger of European Arrest Warrant

King case shows danger of European Arrest Warrant

Diane James, UKIP’s Home Affairs and Justice spokesman writes: It could be an episode of US medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. The tragic tale of a young child, terminally ill with a brain tumour, taken from hospital by parents who flee overseas to try to find treatment for their little boy. But behind the twists and turns of this extremely sad […]

September 11, 2014 · Politics
Douglas Carswell Moves to UKIP

Douglas Carswell Moves to UKIP

Douglas Carswell, Clacton MP, defects to UKIP: “My position with Conservatives is now untenable.” Prompts by-election Published at www.ukip.org 28-08-2014 See also: Telegraph Article The prominent Eurosceptic Conservative MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell has defected to UKIP. The decision was called a “political bombshell” by the BBC. In a massive move for the Party, Mr Carswell told a press conference […]

August 28, 2014 · Politics
Border Control IT Failure

Border Control IT Failure

One of the recurring themes over the past decades of developments in Computers, Web, and Telecoms, is the persistent failure of government IT projects. The propensity for failure has endured over technology change, whether it is the old style mainframe greenscreen applications, windowing desktop computers, or the latest multi-mode mobile interactive app. Time and again we hear the familiar tale […]

August 19, 2014 · Politics
Shock and Awe – 1814 Style

Shock and Awe – 1814 Style

This coming Sunday the 24th August, is the two hundred year anniversary of events which have a parallel nearer to our own times. In 1814 the proudly new capital city of a small nation with overarching ambitions, was burnt out by the global superpower in an action aimed at containing the regional ambitions of its leader. James Madison of the […]

August 18, 2014 · Politics