Ten Good Reasons to Leave the EU

Why you should VOTE to Leave the EU!

Here are the common sense financial and political reasons for you to vote ‘To Leave the EU‘ in the upcoming referendum.

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  • British Laws for British People.  Those who make our laws should be those elected by the people they represent – and not unelected EU Commissioners and bureaucrats.
  • The EU pushes up your fuel bills with the most expensive energy policy in the world, pushes up food bills with its Common Agricultural Policy, increases the cost of goods with rules restricting us from buying products from outside the EU, plus extra EU costs adds to your taxes.
  • The EU membership fee alone costs the UK over £55 million per day. By leaving the EU we will save at least £9.7bn pa in net contributions.
  • Australian-style ‘points based’ immigration system: firmer than EU open border uncontrolled mass EU immigration and fairer to Commonwealth and non-EU potential migrants.
  • The UK is the biggest export market in the world for both Germany as well as the EU overall.  We are their biggest customer – we can and will get a better deal outside the EU.
  • The EU has 8% of the world’s population and is in economic decline.  There is vast growth in parts of the other 92% and the UK’s best future is out of the EU and into the world.
  • Britain is the fifth biggest economy in the world, has the biggest financial centre in the world and is one of the world’s most globalised economies.  We can flourish as an independent nation, trading with our allies in Europe and also with the Commonwealth as well as the rest of the world.
  • The EU has destroyed the right of national governments to levy taxes where income is earned.  Large corporations with vast operations making billions of pounds in the UK can pay little or no tax by electing to move their tax base to another country.
  • The EU is a construct of the 1950’s, but the world has moved on.  Why remain in a stagnant customs union of corporatism and protectionism, which is holding Britain back?
  • The EU is providing big corporations with a cheap, mobile, non-unionised labour force – turning human beings into commodities to be shunted around Europe while more and more local workers are being excluded from being able to provide for their families.

Ten More Good Reasons to Vote to Leave the EU

  • By leaving the EU, the UK will exit the Common Fisheries Policy and reinstate British territorial waters. Norway and Iceland have chosen control of their fishing industry over EU membership as did Greenland who withdrew from the EU in 1985 following a referendum.
  • By leaving the EU the UK will leave the Common Agricultural Policy. We can then form our own agricultural policy in the interests of British taxpayers and consumers that is of improved benefit to UK farmers and British food security.
  • By leaving the EU, we would reoccupy the UK’s vacant seat at the World Trade Organization, and represent ourselves, negotiating our own trade agreements and advancing our own national interests.
  • It is in the UK’s interest to make the most of our unique links with the Commonwealth, with North America, Australasia, much of Africa, the Indian sub-continent and all the other countries where English is the first or second language, as well as with Europe and the EU itself.
  • EU regional funds use your money to actively encourage UK based manufacturing plants to move to areas in the EU customs union with the lowest wage levels – such as Peugeot closing its Ryton plant in Coventry and moving to Slovakia; and Ford transferring production in Southampton to a plant in Turkey.
  • The EU is a death-knell to the concept of good-quality, well-paid, highly skilled jobs in Britain. The EU is also responsible for wage compression in the unskilled and semi-skilled labour sectors.
  • The EU Arrest Warrant enables authorities to have individuals extradited from one member state to another, with varying judicial standards, without the need to provide evidence against the accused.
  • The EU has the power to enter a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the USA that threatens public sector services such as the NHS, and gives corporations the power to sue elected governments for policies that might affect future loss of private profit.
  • The EU produces too much red tape with legislation and regulations (e.g. 3,580 new EU laws between 2010-2013). Only by getting out can we remove those which hamper British prosperity and competitiveness.
  • The EU is becoming a United States of Europe, a political union with its own flag, national anthem, president, parliament, currency, central bank, a vast civil service, law-making powers, and fledgling military and police forces.

Less than one week to go before the General Election!

It has become clearer on the doorstep that support for UKIP is becoming wider and firmer as we approach the 2015 General Election.

A final push over the last few days could make the vital difference between winning or second place. A tiny difference in number of votes, but a seismic difference to the actual result.

You can help in the following ways:

  • Leaflet delivery is needed all around the constituency. Extra material is arriving from printers as I write
  • Display a window poster, and/or if you have a suitable site for a Garden Board. Increasing the display of our supporters drives home the message that a UKIP vote will make a difference this time
  • Helping as a “Teller” on polling day, so the last message voters see is a UKIP rosette – the active and serious choice in this area

Please use the contact details at the top right of this page for any of the above.

I have now attended several ‘Hustings’ with the other North Dorset Parliamentary Candidates. What has become more apparent than ever is how similar the Lib Dem, the Conservative and the Labour messages are.

The Lib/Lab/Con has really converged into a single ‘Social Democratic’ type pro-EU entity.

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Whilst they attempt to play on their differences, there is nothing of any real substance. They all agree, the EU is wonderful. They all say ‘reform’, but never ever mention exactly why or what they want to reform when they think it is so wonderful. Only UKIP give a choice – we are better off out.

They all concede UK’s national debt has doubled in the last five years to over £1.5 trillion and some relative tinkering at the edges will do next to nothing about it. Only UKIP has an independently assessed manifesto detailing the budgetary impacts of its policies.

They all agree current levels of Foreign Aid should not be touched, even though they all admit we are sending millions of pounds to countries with their own foreign aid programmes, who send rockets into space and even have nuclear weapons capability. UKIP will cut the budget by £9 billion a year, on a par with the USA – supporting genuine disaster relief, prioritising clean water, health care and inoculation.

Spread the message. Tell all your family, friends and neighbours that if they want to see real change at this election, they need to think differently, do differently and vote UKIP.

UKIP Manifesto for the 2015 General Election

Nigel Farage on the 2015 UKIP Manifesto:

‘For the first time in 100 years, there is real change on the horizon. All you have to do is vote for it.

“Political party manifestos are usually filled with arbitrary, over-ambitious targets and pledges to some special interest group here or there. UKIP is different.

“In this document, which should inform your choice at this election, you will find serious, fully-costed policies that reflect what our party is all about: believing in our country.

“On the major issues of the day – immigration, the economy, our health service and living standards – the establishment parties have repeatedly and knowingly raised the expectations of the public, only to let us down, time and time again.
In many ways, this is where UKIP came from: a feeling that successive governments were no longer representing the will of the British people.

“Now, there is something to vote for if you believe in Britain. ……..” MORE HERE

Download the UKIP Manifesto here.

Steve Unwin, UKIP Parliamentary Candidate for North Dorset, steps up his campaign

The UKIP Parliamentary Candidate for North Dorset, Steve Unwin, who has lived in Shaftesbury for twenty years, is taking his campaign up a couple of gears after a solid eighteen months of knocking on doors.

Steve and his team of canvassers started door to door and street canvassing way back in September 2013. During that time he has spoken to thousands of North Dorset voters about their concerns for the future of the UK.

More and more people are becoming aware of the expense and dangers to democracy that membership of the European Union brings with it” said Steve.

But it doesn’t stop there. People are also worried about the burgeoning national debt, which has doubled under the Tories and now stands at £1.5 Trillion and is growing daily, and the effect that it will have on their children and grandchildren.

They are constantly being told by the coalition government that the economy is on the mend, but then they’re told in the same breath that there is more austerity to come, more cuts to local services and the police as well as murmurings of more defence cuts after the General Election – just at a time when the world is becoming more dangerous as each day passes.

These are not the signs of an economy that is in good shape; they are signs of a broken government hoping that the people will fall for its weak form of Doublespeak and Doublethink.”

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Steve Unwin, UKIP North Dorset Parliamentary Candidate, and some of his team in Blandford Forum

Help UKIP Win in North Dorset!

Help UKIP! It is easy and doesn’t take much time and full training will be given where needed.

Read on to find out how a lot of people all doing a little bit each can help UKIP change the political landscape of the United Kingdom forever.

We are now approaching the final sprint phase in the Run up to the 2015 General Election and thousands of North Dorset voters are going to vote for UKIP in the General Election on the 7th May 2015.

But what many of these good people do not realise is that as well as their vote they can help UKIP win in North Dorset in other ways and it it won’t take over your life.

Make sure that when you wake up on the 8th May you can look in the mirror and say to yourself that you did your bit to help remove the shackles of the EU from around the UK.

There are many ways you can help UKIP:

• Display a garden or window poster – contact us and we’ll get one out to you. We’ll even put the garden poster up for you and take it away after the election.

• Put a sticker in your car window, or maybe a couple of UKIP flags – contact us for details.

• Join UKIP – after all it only costs £30 a year.

• Send us a donation. It doesn’t matter how small – every penny helps and is gratefully received.

• Spread the message by delivering some leaflets. We are not asking people to deliver thousands, just 100-150 each in your local streets and roads just before the election.

• Be a Teller and sit outside the polling station on General Election day noting down voters’ electoral roll numbers.

• For the more adventurous why not come canvassing with one of our teams? Talking to people is the most effective way of getting our message across.

• Become a voice for the people by standing as a councillor to represent the people of your local area. Give them a UKIP box to put their cross in on election day – without that they will have to vote for one of the others.

• Or why not buy some UKIP merchandise like a badge, car sticker or an umbrella perhaps – contact us for details.

If you feel you can give UKIP some help with any of the above do contact us using the email address ‘helpukip@steve-unwin.co.uk‘. Please don’t leave it to ‘someone else’.

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Cameron Crony Parachuted into North Dorset

Following December’s surprising eleventh hour announcement that the Conservative MP for North Dorset, Bob Walter, is to stand down, the Tory Party has at last announced its candidate for the General Election in May.

Responding to this Steve Unwin, UKIP Parliamentary Candidate for North Dorset, who has lived in Shaftesbury for over 20 years, commented:

“It is unsurprising to see that the Tories have tried to plant a Cameron crony into North Dorset.

“Simon Hoare has been parachuted in from David Cameron’s own constituency in Oxfordshire.

“It is shocking that they have placed someone here from the outside who has been a professional lobbyist for big greenbelt developers such as Barratt’s and Persimmon.

“This will surely prove to be highly controversial in rural towns in North Dorset, such as Shaftesbury.”

Find out more about our Policies for People HERE.

For further information please check out the links below:

1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2527589/David-Cameron-lunch-lobbyists-row-huge-400m-railway-depot.html

2. http://press.labour.org.uk/post/70784213224/cameron-has-questions-to-answer-regarding-his-own

3. http://communicatemagazine.co.uk/mjm/68-moves/1881-moves-senior-tory-consultant-simon-hoare-strengthens-four-politics-management-team

4.http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11764099.Meet_the_councillor_from_Witney_hoping_to_be_North_Dorset_s_next_Conservative_MP/ – Just check out all those negative comments!

5. http://www.conservativehome.com/parliament/2015/01/simon-hoare-chosen-as-the-conservative-candidate-for-dorset-north.html

6. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2124815/The-transport-minister-lobbyist-cosy-chat-lunch-400m-rail-deal.html

7. http://www.blackmorevale.co.uk/Conservative-anger-North-Dorset-letter/story-26349252-detail/story.html

UKIP and the NHS

Last week, David Cameron openly lied during Prime Minister’s Questions, whilst failing to answer a simple question put to him by UKIP MP Mark Reckless.  Cameron repeated – get this – the Labour Party lies about UKIP policy on the NHS.

David Cameron stated that it is UKIP policy to privatise the NHS.  It is not and Cameron knows it.

Labour have been stating that UKIP will charge you to see your GP.  The truth is that UKIP will never charge you to see your GP.

Labour state that UKIP will privatise the NHS.  Another lie.  UKIP is committed to a free at the point of need public NHS.

Labour states that UKIP wants even deeper cuts to the NHS.  The reality is that UKIP want to redirect more cash to frontline services.

The fact that both the Labour Party and David Cameron are prepared to openly lie about UKIP – even on matters where anyone can easily look up what our actual policies are shows how rattled they are.

Furthermore, it is Labour and the Tories (with Lib Dems in tow) who have been privatising hospitals with costly PFI (Private Finance Initiative) schemes.   Some £50bn was raised, but the terms of these deals were so favourable to private capital that it has left a repayment bill of some £300bn.

UKIP policies on the National Health Service were announced last year, and include:

– UKIP will ensure the NHS is free at the point of delivery and time of need for all UK residents.

– We will stop further use of PFI in the NHS and encourage local authorities to buy out their PFI contracts early where this is affordable.

– We will ensure that GPs’ surgeries are open at least one evening per week, where there is demand for it.

– UKIP opposes plans to charge patients for visiting their GP.

–We will ensure that visitors to the UK, and migrants until they have paid NI for five years, have NHS-approved private health insurance as a condition of entry to the UK, saving the NHS £2bn pa. UKIP will commit to spending £200m of the £2bn saving to end hospital car parking charges in England.

– We will replace Monitor and the Care Quality Commission with elected county health boards to be more responsive scrutineers of local health services. These will be able to inspect health services and take evidence from whistle-blowers.

– UKIP opposes the sale of NHS data to third parties.

– We will ensure foreign health service professionals coming to work in the NHS are properly qualified and can speak English to a standard acceptable to the profession.

– UKIP will amend working time rules to give trainee doctors, surgeons and medics the proper environment to train and practise.

– There will be a duty on all health service staff to report low standards of care.

Nigel Farage has since announced that UKIP have in addition pledged to increase spending on frontline clinical work in the NHS by £3bn per annum from the savings of scrapping our EU membership.

Find out more about our Policies for People HERE.

Ten Good Reasons to Vote UKIP

These are Ten Good Reasons to Vote UKIP:

  1. UKIP will leave the EU and save at least £8bn pa in net contributions. Stop press: now increased by a further £1.7bn
  2. We will control our borders and control immigration, with ‘points based’ work permits.
  3. UKIP will abolish the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and repeal the Climate Change Act 2008 which costs the economy £18bn a year.
  4. No new subsidies for wind farms and solar arrays. UKIP will abolish green taxes and charges in order to reduce fuel bills.
  5. UKIP will cut the foreign aid budget by £9bn pa, prioritising disaster relief and schemes which provide water and inoculation against preventable diseases.
  6. Schools will be allowed to apply to become grammar schools.
  7. UKIP will remove tuition fees for students taking approved degrees in
    science, medicine, technology, engineering, maths on the condition that
    they live, work and pay tax in the UK for five years.
  8. UKIP will increase personal tax allowance to the level of full-time minimum wage
  9. UKIP will scrap the HS2 project which is uneconomical and unjustified
  10. David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband

Ten More Good Reasons to Vote UKIP

  1. UKIP will guarantee those who have served in the Armed Forces for 12 or more years a job in the police force, prison service or enlarged border force
  2. UKIP will protect the Green Belt and introduce incentives for development on brownfield instead of greenfield sites
  3. Inheritance tax will be abolished.
  4. We will ensure that visitors to the UK, and migrants until they have paid NI for five years, have private health insurance as a condition of entry, saving the NHS £2bn pa.
  5. We will stop further use of PFI in the NHS and encourage local authorities to buy out their PFI contracts early where this is affordable.
  6. We will end the unfairness of devolved nation’s MPs voting on English-only issues.
  7. UKIP will withdraw from the European Court of Human Rights, reverse the UK opt-in to EU law and European Arrest Warrant and replace with extradition agreements.
  8. We will repeal the Human Rights Act and replace with a new British Bill of Rights. The interests of law-abiding citizens & victims will always take precedence over criminals.
  9. UKIP opposes the bedroom tax. It operates unfairly, taking insufficient account of the availability of alternative accommodation or the needs of families and the disabled.
  10. We would review all legislation and regulations from the EU (3,600 new laws since 2010) and remove those which hamper British prosperity and competitiveness.

Find out more about our Policies for People HERE.

UKIP Conference Doncaster Highlights

It was great news to see that the many years of service by John Baxter, our Editor and Dorset North Chairman, was recognised by a special award at the UKIP Conference in Doncaster.  John has lead Dorset North UKIP since 2005 – for most of the lifetime of the branch. In October that year, he launched our newsletter, providing updates on events and explaining the implications of some appalling legislation churned out by unelected bureaucrats of the EU over the years.  Next month will be the 100th issue of the Dorset North edition of this newsletter, each edition involving many hours of work.

A major headline from the Conference was of course the announcement of the defection to UKIP of Tory MP, Mark Reckless.  This will mean yet another key by-election, a tough challenge – so all hands will be needed to help in the campaign in Rochester and Strood. Today (30 September) there have been two more notable defections: Richard Barnes former Deputy Mayor to Boris Johnson, and William Cash Jr, (son of Bill Cash MP) have both joined UKIP.

At the conference the party spokesmen produced a raft of policy proposals on top of our key aim of leaving the EU.  Many of these will form part of our General Election manifesto, but this is quite rightly being held back until nearer the time.

Some key announcements include:

• Axe income tax for minimum wage workers by raising to £13,500 the amount people can earn before paying any income tax.

• Reducing disincentives for people to get off benefit.

• Cutting income tax from 40p to 35p for people earning up to £55,000.

UKIP will also scrap inheritance tax, cease all plans for the HS2 rail link, ensure the NHS remains free at the point of access, and cut the foreign aid budget by 85%.

UKIP will create a dedicated Veterans Department within the MoD and guarantee a job in the police force, prison service or border force, to veterans who have served for a minimum of twelve years.

UKIP will introduce an ethical immigration policy. Europeans should receive the same treatment as non-Europeans. UKIP will adopt the Australian points based system that matches skills to the industries that need them and that can permit integration and settlement without overcrowding.  Through this we will slash net migration almost 80% down to 50,000 people a year for employment.

UKIP stated Labour’s “one party state” in the North has to share the blame for Rotherham’s child abuse scandal.  The Labour party was guilty turning a blind eye to child abuse while young white girls were abused by Asian men in case it offended minority voters.  These type of cases have not been confined to Rotherham, there have been similar cases in Rochester, Telford, Derby and elsewhere.

We will bring the battle to the Labour heartlands, re-engage blue collar workers and end the previous concept of the “safe” seat – be it Labour or Conservative.

The central message here is that, if you vote UKIP you will get UKIP!

UKIP Supporter and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for North Dorset