100 days until the Election, 100 reasons to vote UKIP

 

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With 100 days to the election, here are 100 great reasons to vote UKIP

1. Get Britain out of the European Union
2. Get control of immigration with an Australian-style, points-based immigration system
3. £3bn more, annually, into our NHS which desperately needs it
4. Scrap tuition fees for students studying Science, Tech, Engineering, Maths, or Medical degrees
5. Pay greater attention to elderly care across the country
6. Cutting £9bn from our foreign aid budget
7. Give the people the ability to “recall” their MPs, without parliamentary or MP approval
8. Stopping our endless, foreign wars
9. Promoting a British identity, as opposed to failed multiculturalism
10. Allowing existing schools to become grammar schools

Harefield street stall July 201311. Ending PFI privatisation of the NHS, proliferated by Labour and the Tories
12. Ensuring our armed services are properly equipped for when we do need them
13. Establishing a Veteran’s Administration to look after those who looked after us
14. Encouraging inward investment with growth markets, not JUST the failing Eurozone
15. Overcoming the unfairness of MPs from devolved nations voting on English laws
16. Cutting bureaucracy, red tape, and wasteful spending from government departments
17. Cutting the same bureaucracy that hinders small businesses and entrepreneurs
18. Supporting our farmers with a Single Farm Payment Scheme
19. Ending the burdensome “green levies” that have added £000s to our energy bills
20. Scrapping the poorly planned HS2 project, saving up to £50bn
21. Opposing tolls on public roads – we’ve already paid for them
22. Supporting bus passes for pensioners with the support of local authorities
23. Foreign vehicles to require Britdisc passes to contribute to our roads they use
24. Ending the use of speed cameras as revenue raisers – they should be a deterrent
25. Protecting our green belt
26. A central list of brownfield sites for developers
27. Houses on brownfield sites to be Stamp Duty exempt on first sale
28. VAT relaxed for redevelopment of brownfield sites
29. Local referenda for large-scale development, if triggered by 5% of electorate
30. Introducing the ability for citizens to initiate national referenda
31. Withdrawing from the European Court of Human Rights
32. Reversing the government’s opt-in to the European Arrest Warrant
33. Negotiating bi-lateral agreements to replace EAW

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34. No votes for prisoners
35. Full prison sentences should be served, parole on case-by-case basis
36. Replacing the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights
37. Official documents to be published primarily in English
38. Cracking down on honour killings, female genital mutilation, and forced marriages
39. Reviewing the BBC licence fee with a view to reducing it
40. Taking non-payment of the licence fee out of the criminal sphere
41. Amend the smoking ban to promote choice for ventilated smoking rooms
42. Opposing plain packs for cigarettes, which has had no impact where trialled
43. Promoting the employment of young, British workers
44. Repealing the Agency Workers Directive
45. Encouraging councils to provide more free parking on High Streets
46. Simplifying planning regulations for long-term empty commercial properties
47. Extending the right of appeal for micro businesses against Revenue and Customs
48. Negotiating bespoke trade agreements with EU member states and worldwide
49. Reoccupying our seat at the World Trade Organisation
50. Abolishing inheritance tax

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51. Introducing a 35p income tax rate between £42,285 and £55,000 – taking many public sector workers out of top rate of tax
52. Setting up a Treasury Commission to make sure big corporations pay their way in taxes
53. Abolishing the Dept of Energy and Climate Change and rolling retained functions into DEFRA
54. Introducing an Apprenticeship Qualification for students who don’t want to do non-core GCSEs
55. Scrapping the arbitrary 50% target for university attendance
56. Students from the EU to pay the same as International Students
57. Introducing more power for parents: OFSTED to investigate schools on petition signed by 25% of parents or governors
58. Guaranteeing a job in the police, prison, or border forces for anyone who has served 12 years in the Armed Forces
59. Priority social housing for ex-service men and women, and those returning from service
60. Veterans to receives Veteran’s Card to ensure they’re supported in event of mental health care and more
61. All entitlements to be extended to servicemen and women recruited from overseas
62. Establishing a National Service Medal for all those who have served
63. Encouraging local authorities to buy out their PFI contracts where affordable
64. Ensuring GP’s surgeries are open at least one evening per week where demand permits
65. Ensuring migrants have NHS-approved health insurance until they have paid into the system for 5 years
66. Ending hospital car parking charges
67. Replacing bureaucratic watchdogs with locally elected health boards for more transparency
68. Stopping the sale of patient data to big business
69. Ensuring a high standard of English speakers in the NHS
70. Amend working time rules to give trainee doctors, surgeons, and medics better environments
71. Encouraging and protecting whistleblowing to get to the bottom of poor performance
72. Ensuring migrants have jobs and accommodation before they can come to the UK
73. Migrants will only be eligible for residency after 10 years’ working here
74. Reinstating the primary purpose rule, bringing an end to sham marriage migration

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75. No amnesty for illegal immigrants, or those gaining UK passports via fraud
76. Protecting genuine refugees by returning to the UN Convention of Refugees principles
77. British companies to be prioritised to deliver foreign aid contracts
78. Repealing the Climate Change Act 2008 which costs the economy £18n per year
79. Scrapping the Large Combustion Plant directive and redevelop UK power stations
80. Supporting the development of UK Shale Gas with proper safeguards
81. No new taxpayer subsidy for wind farms
82. Leaving the Common Agricultural Policy
83. Allowing parliament to vote on GM foods
84. Reinstating British territorial waters
85. Food to be labelled with country of origin, method of production, method of slaughter and more
86. Ban live animal exports for slaughter
87. Scrapping the Bedroom Tax
88. Child benefit only for children permanently resident in the UK
89. Future child benefit to be limited to first two children only
90. Ensuring an initial presumption of 50-50 parenting on child custody matters
91. Safeguarding visitation rights for grandparents
92. Supporting a streamlined welfare system and a benefit cap
93. Enrolling unemployed benefits claimants into workfare or community schemes
94. Placing revenues from shale gas into a Sovereign Wealth Fund to ensure future growth and security
95. Emphasising the immediate need to utilise forgotten British infrastructure like Manston Airport
96. No cuts to frontline policing
97. Prioritising social housing for those whose parents and grandparents were born locally
98. Reaffirming British laws, rather than allowing dual-track legal systems for minorities in the UK
99. Promoting patriotism and the importance of British values in our schools
100. Rebalancing Britain’s economy

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Talking about the 99.7%

In light of the recent highlighting of a small number of UKIP misdemeanours in the national media over the last week, the following article went up on The Huffington Post from our North East MEP, Jonathan Arnott, earlier today. It lays out far better than I can what UKIP is really about….

Jonathan Arnott MEPI’m one of the 99.7%.

In the media, we hear a lot about the 0.3% – those candidates for Ukip who’ve said or done stupid things, things which neither Ukip nor anyone else in the country would. They’ve had the oxygen of publicity for far too long. I want to talk about the 99.7%, about what we believe.

We’re the champions of democracy, the people who believe that if your MP is involved in a scandal you should, if you have enough support, be able to force a vote to remove them. We’re the people who put that into practice: when Douglas Carswell MP and Mark Reckless MP joined Ukip, both of them immediately put themselves before the voters in their constituencies and asked them to re-elect them. They did. But before Ukip came along, politicians who defected never bothered to consult the people that matter: you. We’re the people who want the public to be able to force politicians to listen through calling a referendum on key issues, to drag democracy kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

 

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The Airports Commission Comes to Town

 

heathrows300_s960_aircraftI was fortunate enough to get a ticket to the Airports Commission roadshow a couple of weeks ago, where local people listened to the arguments for and against Heathrow Expansion and were allowed to ask questions from the floor, hosted by Sir Howard Davies.

The day was broken in to 4 sessions, with MP’s up first, Community groups speaking late morning, Local Authority Leaders just after lunch and Business representatives on last in the afternoon.

 

 

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Green and Pleasant Land – In The North Only

The following letter was published in this week’s Gazette from our Townfield UKIP ward spokesman, Bernard Fagan. It is worth contrasting the reality faced by a local resident such as ‘Barney’ with the gushing praise for our ‘vibrant’ area on the website of the Aylesbury councillor and Milton Keynes resident who the Conservatives are parachuting in to the seat for next year’s General Election

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I was intrigued in your lead article by Zoe Drewett by the comments therein attributed to Councillor Bianco (Top of tree for many of our green spaces, Gazette, September 17)

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UKIP’s popularity explained by ‘The Establishment’

With UKIP’s electoral success last month at both local and EU level, the establishment parties have been trying to find the reasons behind the meteoric rise of the party – Answers that their own occupation of the ‘Westminster Bubble’ finds them completely unable to either comprehend or address.

The latest blundering answer came in today’s Sunday Telegraph from Labour MP Chuka Umunna (pictured), which I have linked to below

Chuka Ummuna

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/10918012/Ukip-voters-feel-disconnected-because-they-cant-send-emails-Chuka-Umunna-says.html

Once I had stopped laughing, I actually started to feel a touch annoyed which prompted my email to Mr Umunna which I have reproduced below

 

My email to Chuka Umunna MP
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50 reasons to be proud

Peterr Whittle 1I received the following message today from UKIP’s Culture Spokesman and London MEP candidate, Peter Whittle, ahead of Thursday’s EU elections.

With the merchants of doom saying that the UK can’t survive in the modern world outside of the EU, it is worth remembering what the English and our Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish cousins in the UK have achieved and given to the world.

It should also serve as a reminder to those contemplating voting ‘Yes’ for Independence in Scotland how much better off we are working together

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Thoughts on ‘The Great Debate’ on the EU from UKIP’s John Bickley

An interesting view on the Farage vs Clegg EU debate from UKIP’s candidate in the recent Wythenshaw by-election, John Bickley

John Bickley

Hi,

Some of the media criticised Nigel for not calling questioners by their first name! Personally, I don’t like politicians calling questioners they don’t know by their first name; in my view it’s condescending. When I was canvassing in WYSE I addressed the public (as did other UKIP activists) as Sir or Madam. It might be old fashioned I accept.

Clegg was very well prepared as you’d expect from a machine politician (with the civil service behind him), however I thought he was evasive & as the debate wore on I increasingly found him to be condescending, patronising and deceitful.

It was Nigel’s first such debate (unlike Clegg) and in that context he did well. I thought his opening line about the state of the EU and why we wouldn’t join it today, knowing what we know today was telling.

Clegg’s mantra about 3 million jobs at risk if we leave the EU is a complete misrepresentation of Ian Begg’s paper ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/uk-politics-video/9822434/Claims-that-3-million-jobs-will-go-if-Britain-exits-EU-a-false-perspective.html)

Nigel did a good job to deconstruct Clegg’s jobs scaremongering. If we were to believe Clegg’s job loss claim then it follows that as the EU sells more to us than vice versa then 4>5 million jobs are at risk in the EU if we leave. It’s codswallop; the UK would continue to trade with the EU just like the rest of world does (and most of them don’t need to be a member of a club that aspires to be a superstate). Also, most of the companies who claim that they’d leave the UK if we left the EU said the same thing when we didn’t join the Euro and they’re still here. Funny that! The EU kowtows to big business & crony capitalism, making it difficult & expensive for SME’s to compete.

The claim by Clegg that the UK wouldn’t be able to stand on its own outside of the EU is utter tosh. English is the universal business language, The City is at the heart of global finance, we are on GMT 0 which means we straddle the world as the day unfolds East to West. Trading with the World is in our blood and we’re very good at it (we used to do most of it!).

If it’s good enough for the Scots to have a referendum on them becoming an independent nation why isn’t it good enough for the UK to decide whether it wants to remain in the EU? Only UKIP can be trusted to give us a guaranteed and honestly framed referendum choice. Cameron’s promise is hollow (he reneged last time – fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me).

Gay marriage. Don’t forget than none of the main parties sought a mandate from the people to make this major change to along standing institution; it was driven by EU legislation & Cameron wanting to look good with the metropolitan elite. If government is going to start making/changing laws without having sought approval via their election manifesto then we’re on a slippery slope. However, we’re already having our laws passed or changed by the EU without our consent. BTW Clegg’s claim that more powers can’t be given to the EU without Parliament’s consent is smoke & mirrors. Over the last forty years we’ve already given away significant powers and current EU treaties allow the EU to grab more power without our Parliament having the right to say no – horse, gate, bolted anyone!!

I thought it was interesting that most of the media gave Clegg the edge but the general public made Nigel the winner by a large margin.

John