UKIP have had a lot of press coverage lately and I know from conversations on the doorstep with constituents I represent that some people are thinking about giving UKIP their vote. I don’t believe in negative campaigning but I do think it’s important that people know what UKIP really stand for.
UKIP politicians know that most of what they believe in will hit the working class and the poorest in our country the hardest. UKIP avoid as much as possible talking about their policies but here is just a taste of what a vote for Nigel Farage and UKIP would really mean:
- UKIP want to charge you to see your GP, increase privatisation and even make even deeper cuts to our NHS
- UKIP was to give millionaires another tax break, paid for by higher taxes on working families
- UKIP want to scrap your rights as a worker
- UKIP will give bankers’ even higher bonuses
- UKIP will scrap maternity leave
- UKIP don’t believe that global warming is man-made
Sounds a lot like what you would expect from the Tories – you’re not wrong. UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has said that he is “a Thatcherite”. Conservative Party politicians know that the Tory brand is toxic and so they are joining UKIP to save their own skins.
Just look at UKIPs recent by-election win – their first MP is a Tory, he jumped ship to avoid losing his seat. Many others are doing the same. Tory politicians up-and-down Britain are rebranding themselves as UKIP and trying to con people into voting for them. UKIPs Vice-Chair is Neil Hamilton – Mr Hamilton was a Tory MP until he was kicked out by the voters for accepting cash bribes to ask questions in Parliament. As a Tory MP he supported closing the Coal Mines, privatising public services like the railways and opposing trades unions and child benefits. This is the UKIP vice-chair!!
Nigel Farage likes to pretend that he is a man of the people – rubbish! Not only has claimed over £2 Million in expenses as an MEP (despite rarely attending Parliament) but he’s also a Millionaire Stock Broker – just like the people who gambled away our savings and pension funds.
Are UKIP on your side? No of course they aren’t! Only Labour stands up for working people and we are asking you to think about what a vote for UKIP will really mean for our county, for the North East region and for Newcastle.