Hare-brained free rail scheme should be scrapped

It was billed as the best birthday present an 18-year-old could ask for — and a means of repairing divisions within the European Union bloc. But plans to give teenagers a free train pass to travel across Europe for a...

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Warm welcome for plans to simplify train ticket prices

Plans to simplify rail fares on cross-country train routes have been warmly welcomed by UKIP’s Transport spokesman. Jill Seymour MEP described the Rail Delivery Group’s proposals as ‘a welcome dose of common sense’ and said they could save travellers hundreds...

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Councils must not be allowed to demonise diesel car drivers

UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has called on the Government to prevent councils from ‘demonising’ drivers of diesel vehicles with massive rises in parking charges. Her comments follow the launch of a pilot scheme in central London which will see...

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It’s time to start unravelling the EU’s transport policies

UKIP’s Transport spokesman Jill Seymour says she is keen to build a strong working relationship with the newly appointed chair of the European Parliament’s transport committee. French Green Party MEP Karima Delli (pictured) has been given the role for the...

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We must stop the war on the over-burdened British motorist

UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour is calling on campaigners to end the ‘war on the British motorist’ after fresh road pricing proposals were unveiled. Mrs Seymour said calls to step up charging in cities such as London would cripple freight...

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EU ‘backwards’ voting system is waste of our money

  UKIP MEP Jill Seymour has congratulated Italy’s Antonio Tajani on becoming president of the European Parliament – but questioned why it took the chamber a whole day’s business to elect him. Mr Tajani, a 63-year-old Conservative, was chosen as the...

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Honest motorists being hit by crazy new EU rules

UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has slammed ‘crazy’ European Union rules which mean uninsured motorists must be given compensation if their cars are damaged. The Government has admitted it is powerless to prevent the regulations from being introduced in the...

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Travellers’ anger at rail ticket price rises is no surprise

UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour said: “It’s no surprise that rail travellers are voicing their anger at these inflation-busting price rises. “While their ticket prices continue to rise, the standard of customer service they are receiving continues to fall. “I have...

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What an incredible year – here’s to a Brexit-filled 2017

Jill's 2016 review.... Looking back on the past 12 months, it’s hard to grasp just how much has changed. We’re looking forward to a bright new future outside the European Union, we have a new Prime Minister, and there’s a feeling...

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Hands off British ports – UKIP’s message to the European Union

The latest attempts by the European Union to regulate British ports are a perfect illustration of why the UK voted for Brexit, according to UKIP’s Transport spokesman. Jill Seymour was speaking in a debate on ‘market access to port services...

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