DUP show their true colours: Only UKIP can be trusted on Brexit

Commenting on events in the Commons last night, UKIP Spokesman for Northern Ireland, Robert Hill said:

“What a shock to a lot of Northern Ireland citizens and Brexit voters last night as the DUP betrayed their Brexit voting electorate  by voting with Mrs May and voting against a true Brexit. No – Northern Ireland was not on the ballot paper, the United Kingdom was. It is also accepted that the vast majority of those who voted leave here (350,000) were Unionist voters (and 7 of the 10 DUP MPs represent LEAVE voting constituencies)... So when last night – Nigel Dodds led his colleagues through the lobby to vote against a true EU exit and thus in favour of a Government plan which would see us tied to the EU as a vassal state – the DUP made a conscious decision to ignore their own leave voting electorate. 

“All week long we have been reading about the splits within the DUP on Brexit. They have now been exposed bare. The DUP either caved into pressure, or they showed their true colours once more. Only UKIP offers a true United vision and plan for Brexit and our dedicated representatives are determined to ensure that the will of the people across this nation is delivered. 

“We in Northern Ireland must all realise that remaining an essential and equal part of an Independent and outward-looking  United Kingdom is far more important than appeasing the demands of teŕrorists through the flawed and antiquated  systems propped up by ‘agreements’ of the past. There is a false narrative being peddled by many in the media about what is really happening in Northern Ireland. Truth: We have a broken and outdated system of non-government which has been held up by the ‘bully-boys’ in Sinn Fein for two years.

The DUP and the other parties here have been happy to take a salary for not fully doing their jobs. The DUP has again opted to go down the path of least establishment resistance by siding with those who wish for the United Kingdom to remain trapped by the EU. In doing so, they’ve ensured that their profitable positions as the supply partner of this failing Government remains in tact.”

Commenting further, Robert added:

“Thankfully May’s ‘not really leaving the EU’ motion backed by the DUP was defeated. We, the leave voting people of the United Kingdom will not be bullied into anything. We are a free people and have decided that we are far better off liberated from the shackles of the EU, its plan for a United States of Europe, its army and its National Socialist origins!

“350,000 LEAVE voters here in Northern Ireland now need to take stock of the actions of their MPs in Parliament last night. The DUP will clearly do whatever is in their interests, putting themselves first. It’s worth repeating: Only UKIP can be trusted on Brexit.”

DUPed? Brexit Mixed Messages: Only UKIP are true Brexiteers

A recent article in the Belfast Telegraph once again exposes the discontent that’s rife within the DUP ranks over Brexit. This was Abundantly clear to anyone close to DUP thinking – despite the external pronouncements by some.

Commenting on all of this, UKIP Spokesman for Northern Ireland, Robert Hill said:

“The question has to be asked: Have the DUP ever been fully committed to truly leaving the EU? Was it money that swayed them to decide to support Brexit to a point in the run up to the referendum? Apart from Sammy Wilson – many senior members of the DUP have remained quiet on such an important issue. Only Sammy appears to have been consistently publicly committed to actually exiting the EU.

“There have been mixed messages ever since the referendum and splits started to appear not long after the vote, with members both publicly and privately refusing  to say how they voted – most notably among them was the then Finance Minister Simon Hamilton and former senior advisor, Richard Bullick. Beneath the surface of the public facade are DUP members who would be quite content if the largest vote in history was betrayed. Some within their ranks wouldn’t be fussed if the entire United Kingdom was wedded to a customs union. As is always the case, the DUP are simply holding meetings and waiting for a form of words that they can repackage and spin to the electorate. “

“What is revealing is that amongst the few members willing to publicly speak out are a former chair of the South Belfast DUP association, David Cather and Bangor Councillor – Tom Smith. Both of them were previously and consistently opposed to Brexit. I wonder how many share their views, but won’t speak out for fear of de-selection or disciplinary proceedings?”

Commenting further, Robert added:

“The truth is, there is no mythical ‘good deal’ with the EU. The EU will never negotiate in good faith because they don’t want us to leave. Only by walking away fully can we embrace the opportunities that Brexit will deliver for the nation. I’ve yet to hear a DUP member say that.

“In stark contrast to their half-hearted approach to Brexit, the discontent and the mixed messages: Every single member of UKIP across the United Kingdom will happily confirm they voted to leave, and nothing less than a complete and total withdrawal from the European Union, the Customs Union and the Single Market on March 29th will do.

It is an accepted fact that the vast majority of Unionists in Northern Ireland voted to leave. So those who voted leave should realise that only by voting for UKIP can you ensure your vote goes to the authentic party of Brexit and a true Brexiteer.”

Mrs May- pull the plug on the Stormont Gravy-Train today

Commenting on the Stormont Gravy train and the continued farce of MLAs taking a salary for nothing, UKIP Spokesman for Northern Ireland, Robert Hill said:

“The farce dominating Northern Ireland politics, namely ‘the White Elephant’ Stormont, needs to be brought to an end now. A recent online poll by UKIP in Northern Ireland revealed unsurprisingly, that 92% of respondents were unhappy with the current system of devolved Government in Northern Ireland. This follows other polls conducted elsewhere recently which prove that people are frustrated with this long-running saga. Although by no means scientific, it’s a snap-shot of the public mood towards our non-legislating legislature.

“The latest figures revealed this week by Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley show that our shameful MLAs from the old parties have managed to claim £10.8 Million of our money in wages and expenses during their last two years of inactivity.

“We have funded this two year holiday for them while civil servants do their job, local schools ask parents for donations, people are in pain on waiting lists for major operations, our health Service suffers – and in some cases, people are relying on food banks to feed their families.”

“Much has been made of the recent two-tiered cuts to their wages; but even after these cuts fully kick in, each MLA will still manage to pocket a salary of £35,888 of your money to NOT sit in the Assembly and do the job we pay them to do.

“The old parties – aided and abetted by Mrs May’s Government are happy to allow this shambles to continue – as they blame everyone else but themselves. This highlights the deep-rooted flaws at the heart of our antiquated institutions.”

Commenting further, Robert added:

“Today, the great and the good of Northern Ireland will pull on their best suits to line-up and pose for photos whilst listening to Mrs May attempting to sell her woeful betrayal deal. They will put on a stage-managed show with the Prime Minister, and everyone will ignore the two elephants in the room: 1.) Her deal and its backstop is a dud that denies democracy, threatens the Union and betrays the people of this nation and 2.) Stormont is dead.”

“It is time for real change here and time for local politics to be delivered from the grassroots up. Only UKIP offers this change. Only UKIP is saying enough is enough and we’ll soon be highlighting our alternatives that put the people, not politicians first.

“We are calling for a permanent end to the Stormont gravy-train NOW. Maybe Mrs May could do us a favour and deliver for the people of Northern Ireland today by pulling the plug on this expensive farce.. We won’t hold our breath.”

March 29th – Let’s Go WTO

Commenting on the votes last night in the House of Commons, UKIP Spokesman for Northern Ireland, Robert Hill said:

“After last night’s vote and the European Union’s response – where they made it abundantly clear that they won’t change one word of May’s Withdrawal Agreement, it should be clear to even the most ardent anti-democratic Remainers that UKIP, the only true Brexit party has been right all along –  the Irish Border issue was always a political issue twisted and manipulated by remainers to try and and stop our Exit from the European Union. As we have always said, the backstop is neither wanted or needed.

“The idiotic idea of paying the E.U. £39 Billion for this surrender document should be scrapped altogether,  and the democratic will of the British people must be enacted by leaving the shackles of the E.U. and using WTO rules to operate and trade freely as the fifth largest economy with the rest of the World.”

Commenting further, Robert added:

“Roll on 29th March 2019 when we walk away and leave the failing European Union as one United Kingdom. We will have taken back our freedom as an independent, sovereign nation state: Free to make our own laws, free to fish in our own waters and free to trade and co-operate globally with other nations.”

UKIP Selects Council Candidate in Newtownabbey

Longtime UKIP Party Member and Activist, Raymond Stewart has been selected by the party as a candidate for the May Local Government Elections in the Three Mile Water DEA in Newtownabbey

Raymond alongside UKIP Leader, Gerard Batten MEP at an event in Belfast

Commenting on his selection, Mr Stewart said:

“I am delighted to have been selected by UKIP to contest the council elections in May. I welcome the opportunity to be able to offer the people of Three Mile Water the authentic party of a Brexit, and a patriotic, UK Unionist alternative.

“UKIP is back up in the polls, membership is growing locally and nationally – and as the political establishment actively try to deny 17.4 Million people their democratic right- a full exit from the EU – many will rightly ask: Why should ever trust them with our vote again?

UKIP is the only party locally or nationally calling for a full and complete exit from the EU. We didn’t vote for a deal on the EU’s terms which costs us £39 Billion; we voted to leave completely. If we haven’t done so on March 29th, the people will have been betrayed.”

“UKIP will be contesting the council elections with a clear message and full range of policies. Standing up for a Real Brexit, for freedom of speech, for local democracy, for the Union,  and standing up for the nation.”

Only UKIP has a plan for Brexit & the entire UK

We in UKIP, unlike every other party throughout the United Kingdom are, and always have been very clear and united on where we stand on Brexit. We, unlike every other party in the United Kingdom have always had a clean plan for Brexit and for what happens next. 

Unlike the hypocrites in the DUP – we do not support ‘Treason’ May, and after such a devastating defeat last night, we stand with Brexiteers across the country who rightly believe that she should resign immediately.

Unlike the DUP and other so-called Unionist parties – we do not want another dodgy deal from the unaccountable European Union which attempted to annex Northern Ireland by stealth in the last one. The European Union would never give us a good deal – as they never wanted us to leave in the first place. 

We believe that the British Government is NOT here to serve the will of the Irish Republic, the EU27 or indeed its mainstream media supporters. The British Government are the servants of us,  its citizens. It is now time for the Government to honour its promises and deliver what we voted for: A complete withdrawal  from the shackles of the undemocratic European Union.

The politicians who were elected to serve the people must put the people first and must now repeal the European Communities Act immediately – and leave on our terms, so that the United Kingdom (as the fifth largest economy in the world), can freely trade and co-operate with the rest of the world – that includes the USA and the 90% of future Global Growth outside the failing EU.

Only UKIP offer the electorate a clear way forward for the entire United Kingdom.  Only a vote for UKIP can deliver the clean and clear Brexit we originally voted for. UKIP is the party that is standing up for the hard working men and women of this nation – in all corners of it.

By Robert Hill – UKIP Spokesman for Northern Ireland


Former Lagan Valley Parliamentary Candidate selected as Lisburn Council candidate

Former UKIP Lagan Valley Parliamentary Candidate selected as Council candidate in Lisburn

Former UKIP Parliamentary Candidate for Lagan Valley, Alan Love has been selected by the party as its candidate for the May Local Government Elections in the Lisburn North DEA.

Commenting on his selection, Mr Love (a Retired Environmental Chemist and long-serving party representative & activist) said:

“I am delighted to have been selected by the party to contest the forthcoming council elections and I welcome this opportunity to again be able to offer the people of Lisburn the authentic party of Brexit, and a true alternative to the failing parties and politics locally. 

“In these times when many are struggling – and where MLAs are paid a full-time salary to go missing for two years; trust in politicians is at an all time low. People are now crying out for a voice. UKIP is up in the polls, membership has been been growing rapidly locally and nationally – and as we witness a political class attempting to cynically block the democratic will of 17.4 Million people – many rightly ask the question: Why should we support those that tell us one thing and do another.”

“UKIP will be contesting these council elections in Northern Ireland with a full range of policies to give the people a true patriotic voice:  Standing up for a Real Brexit, for freedom of speech, for local democracy, for the Union,  and standing up for the nation.”

Dear Extreme Remainers: Shutting down debate and critique is a very slippery slope

What a start to the New Year. The Parliamentry farce over our democratic vote to leave the EU continues. Some Remainers are still Intent on pushing through May’s treacherous withdrawal deal which is ultimately remain by another name. Others still are attempting to use the various machinations of Parliament to stop Brexit entirely –  now they want to use the police to shut down debate, critique and halt protests against their betrayal of the people.

Any of us that have put our head above the parapet and dared to speak out in favour of Brexit, a no deal, or spoken publicly against mass uncontrolled immigration  – or the many other problems facing our people have been labelled by the Labour supporting Antifa and their various cohorts as ‘far right extremists’ or ‘Nazis.’ The mainstream media not only allowed this slander to feature on the news for many years – they facilitated it in their studios without question.

When  Brexit supporting politicians or personalities were attacked verbally, harassed, intimidated, threatened – this was brushed under the carpet as ‘part and parcel of the rough and tumble of political debate.’ 

Now Anna Soubry – an extreme remainer who has devoted every single day since June 2016 to undermining the largest democratic decision in UK history is hit with the very same labels –  and remarkably, MPs backed by the Mainstream media start having a fit. They call for the police to silence opposition.  A simple message to remainers and their supporters would be: “If you can’t take these offensive insults, then you should stop using them or facilitating them.”

It cannot be one rule for one side and a totally different set of rules for another. UKIP Spokesmen and Brexiteers across the nation have endured this for years – and the people have increasingly awoken to the truth and know who the true dictators and betrayers are.

The extreme remainers who wish to block our EU Exit clearly don’t grasp or understand how important respecting democracy is. If you continually attack democracy, you will obviously be protested against or critiqued. Once you use the apparatus of the state to start silencing that, it is a very slippery slope!

Robert Hill – UKIP spokesman for Northern Ireland 

We were never going to get a good deal, walk away #ForTheUnion & #ForTheNation

Commenting on the current state of play with the Betrayal deal and on a week in which our Prime Minister has looked ridiculous on a world stage, UKIP Spokesman for Northern Ireland, Robert Hill said:

                    
“Earlier this week, ‘Treason May’ just about survived the vote of no confidence in her leadership by conning her lackeys into believing that she could get some concessions from Europe.
          
“Sadly her latest deception has worked for her personally once more –  and the power hungry job preservers  in her party have willingly accepted her latest list of hollow promises, rather than risk their jobs and save our country.
             
“The European elite have made it abundantly clear ever since the referendum in 2016 that they will ‘negotiate’ a deal, and whatever deal was eventually concocted between them and our Government would be the final one on offer. Even with the embarrassing spectacle of our Prime Minister in Brussels begging for scraps,  they made it clear -there will be no meaningful alterations and no new renegotiations.
            
“NOTHING NEW will be added to the deal already offered apart from some meaningless words. No legal guarantees to put an end to the shameful Northern Ireland backstop which threatens our Union and nothing about stopping this nation from being forever trapped inside a customs area that we voted to leave.  I do wonder why are some so shocked? UKIP has been consistently warning throughout this protracted saga that we were never going to get a decent deal for this nation from Brussels. Why would they give us anything that benefits us long-term – when we voted to leave their club.”
           
Commenting further, Robert added:

           
“Once again, our mainstream parties and politicians have put money and position before voters and country. To those that are still putting statements out saying a better deal is possible, I say – open your eyes. Only walking away completely is honouring the referendum result.  
                    
 
Patriots across the United Kingdom who put this country first should join the only true party devoted to serving the electorate and delivering the true and complete Brexit that 17.4 Million people voted for.
       
“The political class continue to betray us. The out of touch parties are packed full of careerists and those who put self-preservation before the people. The backstop and any agreement which traps us forever more inside a customs union, paying billions for the privilege should not be an option for any true Unionist or Patriot that cares about the future of this country. We didn’t vote to become a slave state!
                 
“The United Kingdom’s only serious option is to walk away without a dodgy EU Deal. We should leave in March and then trade and co-operate on a global scale with other major nations on our terms, not the EU’s terms.  Only one party in the United Kingdom is committed to doing that and to actually honouring the wishes of the people.”
        
The UK will not be divided and we are not for sale.
Support, Vote and Join UKIP in this fight for the nation!

UKIP is the patriotic alternative – those who can’t take the heat of battle won’t be missed

It is always sad when members leave a party – but regrettably in politics, there will always be those who put personal motivations, agendas or self-interest before the cause, their party and indeed – their Country. I would contend that we will become stronger and more United without them.

While the people – especially here in Northern Ireland, face the biggest betrayal in living memory, those that can’t take the heat of battle retreat and they run away from the challenge.

The true patriots of UKIP will not shy away or disregard their duties in the fight for freedom and independence – to save this great nation. Everything else should come secondary to the fight for our nation. If there are those who cannot put posturing aside for this cause, then it’s best that they exit the scene.

Despite what the mainstream media detractors say – UKIP is a strong, growing and thriving grassroots party once more – with over 26,000 hard-working and dedicated members and activists; (a number which is growing.) This has been building daily since Gerard Batten took over and the traction we are gaining is obvious for all to see. UKIP is back as a genuine alternative for people. In February, this party had nearly been killed off. No longer.

UKIP will continue to lead the fight in all corners of our United Kingdom to stop ‘Treason’ May from selling us out to her E.U. masters. We will continue to face down those childish detractors who throw false labels – and we will speak up loudly and freely about the realities of this society. Whilst doing so, we will offer the people a common-sense alternative to that which has let them down.

UKIP is the only true party of Brexit, it’s the only real alternative and it’s the one party standing up for the patriotic working people in all parts of the nation.

Only UKIP can deliver what millions voted for: A complete and irreversible exit from the unaccountable E.U.

Support UKIP, Join UKIP, Vote UKIP.

By Robert Hill
UKIP Spokesman for Northern Ireland