UKIP leader Farage goes walkabout in Dudley

Nigel Farage during today's visit to Dudley

Nigel Farage during today's visit to Dudley

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UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage went walkabout in Dudley during a rain-soaked visit to the Black Country.

Mr Farage spent the afternoon today (Friday) in the town's marketplace where he spoke to traders and journalists about his party’s plans to take the UK out of the European Union.

Mr Farage then moved on to The Britannia pub in Gornal before getting set for a public meeting tonight in Sedgely.

UKIP say Britain would be better off out of the single market, when questioned about the nearly £7m of EU investment in Dudley town centre redevelopment, he said: “What have people paid into the European Union?

"There are lots of other ways of getting regeneration without the European Union giving you money and telling you how to spend it.

“There are lots of tales of cities all over this country that have been regenerated with private money.

“I don’t buy the argument getting some of our own money back is a good deal.”

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10:25pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Tommym says...

7million ,considering we pay the EU about 55million a day it dosen't look much doe'sit.
We need UKIP as an alternative to the pro EU Labour,Conservative and Libdems, and someone to tell the public the truth about the EU.
When did you last here bad news about the EU on national TV, no one is that good!!.
7million ,considering we pay the EU about 55million a day it dosen't look much doe'sit. We need UKIP as an alternative to the pro EU Labour,Conservative and Libdems, and someone to tell the public the truth about the EU. When did you last here bad news about the EU on national TV, no one is that good!!. Tommym
  • Score: 17

11:00pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Stuart Parr says...

650 people gave Nigel Farage two standing ovations. I'd say that was a success!
650 people gave Nigel Farage two standing ovations. I'd say that was a success! Stuart Parr
  • Score: 16

1:05am Sat 26 Apr 14

Aynuck says...

650 people packed into Dudley Town Hall on Friday night to hear local MEP candidates Jill Seymour and Paul Etheridge introduce UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who spoke eloquently on UKIP policies.
Mr Farage answered questions from the audience more honestly that I've ever seen so-called mainstream political leaders answer random questions, not all of the questions were pro-UKIP but Nigel Farage didn't try to duck them or switch the topic to something else as we see other political leaders doing every time.
A group of around a dozen anti-UKIP protestors wasted their time getting soaking wet outside the town hall before the meeting, but they'd lost heart and gone home shortly after the meeting began and I can't say that I blame them because they made themselves look foolish and were completely ignored by the people filing into the public meeting.
I'm not a member of any political party but I went along to see what UKIP had to say and I was impressed.
I will in future vote for UKIP candidates at every opportunity because I admire their honesty.
650 people packed into Dudley Town Hall on Friday night to hear local MEP candidates Jill Seymour and Paul Etheridge introduce UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who spoke eloquently on UKIP policies. Mr Farage answered questions from the audience more honestly that I've ever seen so-called mainstream political leaders answer random questions, not all of the questions were pro-UKIP but Nigel Farage didn't try to duck them or switch the topic to something else as we see other political leaders doing every time. A group of around a dozen anti-UKIP protestors wasted their time getting soaking wet outside the town hall before the meeting, but they'd lost heart and gone home shortly after the meeting began and I can't say that I blame them because they made themselves look foolish and were completely ignored by the people filing into the public meeting. I'm not a member of any political party but I went along to see what UKIP had to say and I was impressed. I will in future vote for UKIP candidates at every opportunity because I admire their honesty. Aynuck
  • Score: 15

7:57am Sat 26 Apr 14

ukip-halesowen says...

As local candidate in Halesowen North and had spent the whole day and evening with Nigel, I wish to thank all the members of the public for there great support without you we would not be able to fight for getting our country back to British control. Vote ukip in the future and let your family and friends know the truth about ukip and it's candidates and not the spin/lies given by certain TV channels, news stations and papers given. People army is here to stay the political earthquake is close
As local candidate in Halesowen North and had spent the whole day and evening with Nigel, I wish to thank all the members of the public for there great support without you we would not be able to fight for getting our country back to British control. Vote ukip in the future and let your family and friends know the truth about ukip and it's candidates and not the spin/lies given by certain TV channels, news stations and papers given. People army is here to stay the political earthquake is close ukip-halesowen
  • Score: 9

8:15am Sat 26 Apr 14

deanperks@live.com says...

Nigel Farage whom I've met and heard several times never fails to impress. As stated he never ducks a question and always answers straight with no spin. I'm not a follower by nature but am proud as chair of Dudley & Halesowen UKIP branch to call this man our leader.
Local MEP candidate Bill Etheridge also have a brilliant speech which knowing Bill well I know was from the heart.
Great public support again. I attempted to engage with the protesters but I'm afraid they did show themselves to be bigoted and ill informed.
Well done team UKIP Dudley & Halesowen
Nigel Farage whom I've met and heard several times never fails to impress. As stated he never ducks a question and always answers straight with no spin. I'm not a follower by nature but am proud as chair of Dudley & Halesowen UKIP branch to call this man our leader. Local MEP candidate Bill Etheridge also have a brilliant speech which knowing Bill well I know was from the heart. Great public support again. I attempted to engage with the protesters but I'm afraid they did show themselves to be bigoted and ill informed. Well done team UKIP Dudley & Halesowen deanperks@live.com
  • Score: 10

8:23pm Sun 27 Apr 14

David Murdoch Head Chef says...

Standing ovations oh dear
Standing ovations oh dear David Murdoch Head Chef
  • Score: -1

9:01am Mon 28 Apr 14

Pensnett Wammel says...

Perhaps UKIP supporters can outline their policies on the NHS, pensions and tax? The evidence online suggests that UKIP would undermine the NHS and allow the rich to skip queues for treatment, reduce pensions and cut taxes for the richest. This suggests that they are nothing more than the extreme wing of the Conservative Party. Or have they been misrepresented...
Perhaps UKIP supporters can outline their policies on the NHS, pensions and tax? The evidence online suggests that UKIP would undermine the NHS and allow the rich to skip queues for treatment, reduce pensions and cut taxes for the richest. This suggests that they are nothing more than the extreme wing of the Conservative Party. Or have they been misrepresented... Pensnett Wammel
  • Score: 2

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