UKIP Defence Spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, has branded the Conservatives “hypocrites” after they announced their plans today for a like for like Trident replacement. Mike also called into question the Conservatives true commitment to the UK’s nuclear deterrent, when they have so far totally failed to commit to meeting the minimum 2% of GDP target set by NATO for its members.
Mike said, “How can the Conservatives say they are committed to a ‘like for like’ replacement for Trident, when they so easily jumped into bed with the anti-Trident Liberal Democrats in 2010. This is sheer hypocrisy, and an empty promise that will very easily be forgotten in any coalition talks after the election.”
Today in Great Grimsby UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has launched UKIP's fisheries policy to go with a hard hitting poster 'Gutted' that addresses the dire impact of EU fisheries policy on our seaside communities.
UKIP will reclaim our territorial fishing waters, restore our fishing fleet and introduce sustainable fishing practices
UKIP will also withdraw from the Common Fisheries Policy and EU control over our fishing grounds and fish stocks.
News today that Accident and Emergency care in England is at its worst for a decade proves that the Tories are failing our hospitals and the people who work there and use them. Only UKIP have the capacity and vision to bring the crisis under control, by addressing the financial burden and reducing the pressure of work.
Louise Bours MEP, the UKIP Health Spokesman said, “At this point of a parliamentary term when they are begging for votes they would hope the figures are better than ever, but they aren’t, they are worse than ever.
"No wonder they don’t want to talk about the NHS this election. It’s a bit rich of Labour to be pointing out the weaknesses of the coalition run NHS, when they run the NHS in Wales, and that is even worse.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage and Defence Spokesman Mike Hookem MEP have today set out our stall on the defence of the realm in speeches in Dudley in the West Midlands today. They were joined by many UKIP candidates and members who have served in the armed forces.
In their speeches Nigel Farage and Mike Hookem set out how UKIP will plough a cumulative £16bn extra into defence during the course of the next parliament compared to the other parties, meet that 2% of GDP NATO commitment every year and set out a range of new policies to help veterans.
They also confirmed UKIP's full support for our armed forces, something that the other parties have forgotten or rejected, despite being quick to send our troops into war. The Conservatives and Labour have sent our men and women into war far too quickly, and without thinking of the full consequences. From today, it should be clear: UKIP is the party of defence.
We are the only party to have committed to spending 2 per cent of Britain's GDP on defence. We think it is of far greater importance to this country than the commitment to overseas aid as we believe the first duty of government is defence.
Former Conservative Mayor and Leader of Thurrock Council, Anne Cheale, has today announced her support for UKIP’s Tim Aker for May’s General Election. She will be joining UKIP Leader Nigel Farage at the Circus Tavern public meeting next Monday, 13th April, to rally the UKIP effort ahead of the May 7th poll.
Anne Cheale, a lifelong Conservative voter, said: “In Thurrock, the election is between UKIP and Labour. Tim Aker is the only candidate from Thurrock, wants the people around here to be put first and is the best way of stopping Labour.
“A vote for the Conservatives in Thurrock will only help Labour. I’m also dismayed that the Tory MP let Thurrock voters down in 2011 when she voted against an EU referendum when given the opportunity.
“I am switching my support to UKIP’s Tim Aker in Thurrock on May 7th and urge all residents to do the same.”
Tim Aker said: “I am delighted to have Anne supporting my campaign. As last week’s YouGov Nowcast showed, it is a straight fight between UKIP and Labour in Thurrock.
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