What Is UKIP?


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UKIP is a party which maintains that we should have direct democratic accountability over immigration, education, currency and other key and vital areas of life - it maintains this accountability cannot be achieved within the structure of the EU. UKIP is the forth largest party in the UK, and beat Labour into 3rd place at the recent 2009 European European Elections with 16.5% of the vote. www.timesonline.co.uk
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UKIP is the acronym for the United Kingdom Independence Party, an anti-EU, right-of-centre political formation with 10 MEPs in the European Parliament. UKIP's symbol is the British Pound, thus representing the party's goal to maintain the GBP, even in light of the fact that most EU countries have adopted the Euro. This policy is now actually somewhat of a moot point, as there are no plans for the UK to adopt the common European currency. UKIP's main aim is to assert British independence by removing the UK from the EU altogether.

UKIP was established in 1993 and at various points in its history the party was able to attract supporters of the Conservative Party's more anti-EU wing. UKIP also hopes to attract more right-wing Tories as David Cameron moves Britain's largest opposition party increasingly to the centre of the political spectrum.

UKIP garnered only 2.4% of the vote in the 2005 British Parliamentary election.

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