Friday, January 15, 2010


The UK Independence Party Ashford Constituency will be holding their Annual General Meeting to select a new management committee. The Meeting commences at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 19th January and is being held at The New Chimneys Pub, Loudon Way, Godinton Park, Ashford TN23 3JJ.

We look forward to seeing our members there.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Paul Nuttall condemns Commons Health Committee

UKIP today condemned the ignorance of the Commons Health Select Committee which has suggested minimum pricing for alcoholic drinks.

"Select committee chairman Kevin Barron MP must have had too much sauce over the Christmas period," said Paul Nuttall, UKIP Chairman today.

"Not only is such a move invidious and patronising it would also be illegal."

After the Scottish Executive attempted to introduce a similar rule last year the EU's Advocate General ruled that minimum prices were 'not necessary in order to protect public health' and were a distortion of competition.

Mr Nuttall said: "The House of Commons has its head in the sand about how little power it has. Even if it wanted to introduce such a regressive and dictatorial law it couldn't because it has given its power away.

"Worse still despite the fact that the judgement against the Scots received significant coverage at the time; no journalist seems to have noticed as Mr Barron's claims have not even been questioned as to their legality.

"Sadly both our politicians and it seems much of the media seem to remain in denial about their own impotence."

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Should we be helping illegal immigrants in Calais

This coming weekend volunteers from Kent Refugee Help will travel to Calais to hand out clothes, sleeping bags and blankets to immigrants in the French port.

Kent Refugee Help is a registered charity, which helps peoples who have been detained at the Immigration Centre in Dover.

On the surface the idea of crossing the Channel to make sure the assembled migrants are able to survive the onset of winter can only be seen as a decent act of human kindness. And there are many who will not consider it any more than that.

Volunteer Kate Adams points out it is a ‘humanitarian crisis’ made worse since the French authorities in September tore down the wooded encampment area known as ‘The Jungle’ where up to 800 immigrants lived – waiting to smuggle themselves Britain.

But in September the French Government demonstrated it will play a part in breaking the illegal immigration chain that leads from Africa to Britain by making it more difficult to ‘live’ in Calais.

read more at Your Ashford

Monday, December 28, 2009

10 Reasons to leave the EU, Dan Hannan

Here's Tory rebel Dan Hannan's list of 10 reasons why the UK would be better off out of the European Union. UKIP welcomes his support!

1. Since we joined the EEC in 1973, we have been in surplus with every continent in the world except Europe. Over those 27 years, we have run a trade deficit with the other member states that averages out at £30 million per day.

2. In 2010 our gross contribution to the EU budget will be £14 billion. To put this figure in context, all the reductions announced by George Osborne at the Conservative Party Conference would, collectively, save £7 billion a year across the whole of government spending.

Read the rest of Hannan's blog here.