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Prime Minister blames Bradford 'segregation' for spread of far right and Islamist extremists

Telegraph and Argus by Rob Merrick | Monday, 20 July 2015

DAVID Cameron today blamed segregation in Bradford for the spread of “poisonous far right and Islamist extremists” in the city. In a major speech on extremism, the prime minister picked out Bradford and Oldham as among “the most segregated parts of our country”. And he vowed to act to ensure families of more...

UKIP deputy leader: We should throw Nicola Sturgeon in front of a horse

Pink News by Nick Duffy | Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The deputy leader of Ukip has written a blog criticising the SNP’s stance on the vote on fox hunting, suggesting Nicola Sturgeon should be thrown in front of a hunt horse. The comments came from Ukip MEP Paul Nuttall after the First Minister confirmed SNP MPs would break with their normal more...

UKIP call for English in mosques

BBC by . | Monday, 13 July 2015

UKIP's leader in Wales has said that more Muslim leaders should preach in English to help their communities integrate into British society.Nathan Gill told BBC Radio Wales it would make people "feel more inclusive about Britain" and that their British roots were just as important to them.However, Saleem Kidwai, secretary-general more...

Former UKIP MEP Ashley Mote jailed over expenses fraud

BBC by . | Monday, 13 July 2015

A former MEP who fraudulently claimed almost £500,000 in European Parliament expenses has been jailed.Ashley Mote, 79, was convicted of 12 charges relating to claims for payments to people he said were whistleblowers. The offences included fraud, acquiring criminal property and false accounting.Mote, who was elected on a UKIP ticket but more...

‘Missing’ Ukip councillor returns to claim seat a day before deadline

Bournemouth Echo by . | Monday, 13 July 2015

CHRISTCHURCH'S 'missing' Ukip councillor has officially claimed her seat, just a day before the council's deadline. Cllr Janet Abbott signed the declaration of acceptance on Monday, after returning to the country from a two-month long trip to America. The new councillor made history in May, becoming the first Ukip candidate to win more...

Ex-MEP to be sentenced over fraud

Belfast Telegraph by . | Monday, 13 July 2015

A jury at London's Southwark Crown Court found him guilty of four counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception, three of false accounting, two of fraud, and one each of acquiring criminal property, concealing criminal property and theft. The offences took place between November 2004 and July 2010. Mote, of Binsted, more...

UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge in controversy over anti-Islam Facebook group

Express & Star by . | Saturday, 11 July 2015

West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge has been signed up to a Facebook group that refers to a ‘crusade’ against Islam. But the UKIP MEP and Dudley councillor denied joining the social media group himself, saying he was automatically added to it by another user. Facebook users can be added to groups by more...

UKIP expels former Norfolk councillor Matthew Smith

EDP24 by . | Friday, 10 July 2015

The party’s National Executive Committee met on Monday and decided to revoke his membership, after he admitted electoral fraud 
in June ahead of a scheduled 
trial. The party has now moved to stress he is no longer a member and said there is “no expectation he will be allowed to return”. Peter more...