Nigel Farage: The Common Sense Tour
Over the next two weeks UKIP Leader Nigel Farage is touring the country to spread the party's Common Sense message and host a series a public meetings.Here's the itinerary, which is subject to change at short notice.
Tuesday, April 2
Wednesday April 3LydneyWorcester
Thursday, April 4
Friday, April 5
Saturday, April 6
Monday, April 8
Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 10
Thursday, April 11
HoddesdonAylesburyStoke MandevilleWendoverSouth Heath
Friday, April 12
Tunbridge WellsOxted (Public meeting, Oxted School, 7.30pm)
Families are key to the nation's wellbeing
The importance of families should be obvious, but apparently it isn't to the old three establishment parties. Families are vital to the wellbeing of this country. In the light of the recent proposed legislation UKIP are making it clear that it is not good enough.A member of the policy working group on Children and Families, Michael Curtis said: “The proposed new legislation does nothing to improve a system which is out of control and which has significantly contributed to the unnecessary splitting up of thousands of families throughout the UK.
"If anything, the proposals will devolve more responsibility to the Local Authorities and enable them and their officers to make more decisions outside of a Court framework and so remove the legal right to challenge them. Such actions may well reduce the pressure on the courts and save the Government money, but in a situation where there is evidence of bad decision making within the Local Authorities and by its officers, this can hardly
Ron Paul and Nigel share common ground at Chile conference
Pictured, from left, Ron Paul, Nigel Farage and investment broker and finance commentator Peter Schiff
Two of the world's leading libertarian politicians, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage and the man described as "the Intellectual Godfather" of the Tea Party movement, Ron Paul, found plenty to talk about when they met at the Sovereign Man conference in Chile over Easter.Held in the South American nation's capital, Santiago, the annual conference featured a host of heavyweight speakers including Mr Paul, Nigel and legendary American investor Jim Rogers.
Speaking after the conference, Nigel said: "It was a major event and there was a fantastic audience there to hear the world-ranked speakers.
"I spoke on the threat posed by the breakdown of the eurozone to the world economy, Jim Rogers gave his take on the complete breakdown of global macroenomic policiies while Ron Paul took on the American Internal Revenue Service, calling for its abolition. It was seriously good stuff."
UKIP statement on the death of Margaret Thatcher
Following the announcement of the death of Margaret Thatcher from a stroke, at the age of 87, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage issued the following statement:"I have always said that Mrs Thatcher was a great inspiration to me personally. Whether you loved her or hated her nobody could deny that she was a great patriot, who believed passionately in this country and her people."A towering figure in recent British and political history has passed from the stage. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family."Mr Farage, who is visiting Grantham this afternoon (9 April) to sign the book of remembrance, said that the party would leave to its branches the decision on whether to suspend campaigning for the local elections."One of my abiding memories of Mrs Thatcher is that on the morning after the Brighton bombing, she was on the Party Conference platform at 9.00 o'clock, ready to carry on. "In recent years she made clear that she believed that we should leave the European Union, so I think it is appro