100 reasons to support UKIP. We are not a single issue party, read on...

100 reasons to support UKIP. We are not a single issue party, read on...

Published on Tue, 26/01/2016 - 22:35

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. Cut £9bn from our foreign aid budget.

7. Give people the ability to “recall” their MPs, without parliamentary or MP approval.

8. Stop our endless foreign wars.

9. Promote a British identity, as opposed to failed multiculturalism.

10. Allow existing schools to become grammar schools.

11. End PFI privatisation of the NHS, proliferated by Labour and the Tories.

12. Ensure our armed services are properly equipped for when we do need them.

13. Establish a Veteran’s Administration to look after those who looked after us.

14. Encourage inward investment with growth markets, not JUST the failing Eurozone.

15. Overcome the unfairness of MPs from devolved nations voting on English laws.

16. Cut bureaucracy, red tape, and wasteful spending from government departments.

17. Cut the same bureaucracy that hinders small businesses and entrepreneurs.

18. Support our farmers with a Single Farm Payment Scheme.

19. End the burdensome “green levies” that have added £000s to our energy bills.

20. Scrap the poorly planned HS2 project, saving up to £50bn.

21. Oppose tolls on public roads – we’ve already paid for them.

22. Support 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. End the use of speed cameras as revenue raisers – they should be a deterrent.

25. Protect 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. Introduce the ability for citizens to initiate national referenda.

31. Withdraw from the European Court of Human Rights.

32. Reverse the government’s opt-in to the European Arrest Warrant.

33. Negotiate bi-lateral agreements to replace the European Arrest Warrant.

34. No votes for prisoners.

35. Full prison sentences should be served, parole on case-by-case basis.

36. Replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights.

37. Official documents to be published primarily in English.

38. Crack down on honour killings, female genital mutilation and forced marriages

39. Review the BBC licence fee with a view to reducing it.

40. Take non-payment of the licence fee out of the criminal sphere.
41. Amend the smoking ban to promote choice for ventilated smoking rooms.
42. Oppose plain packs for cigarettes, which has had no impact where trialled.
43. Promote the employment of young, British workers
44. Repeal the Agency Workers Directive.
45. Encourage councils to provide more free parking on High Streets.
46. Simplify planning regulations for long-term empty commercial properties.
47. Extend the right of appeal for micro businesses against Revenue and Customs.
48. Negotiate bespoke trade agreements with EU member states and worldwide.
49. Reoccupy our seat at the World Trade Organisation.
50. Abolish inheritance tax.

51. Introduce a 35p income tax rate between £42,285 and £55,000 – taking many public sector workers out of top rate of tax.

52. Set up a Treasury Commission to make sure big corporations pay their way in taxes.

53. Abolish the Dept of Energy and Climate Change and roll retained functions into DEFRA

54. Introducing an Apprenticeship Qualification for students who don’t want to do non-core GCSEs.
55. Scrap the arbitrary 50% target for university attendance.
56. Students from the EU to pay the same as International Students.
57. Introduce more power for parents: OFSTED to investigate schools on petition signed by 25% of parents or governors.
58. Guarantee 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. Establish a National Service Medal for all those who have served.
63. Encourage local authorities to buy out their PFI contracts where affordable.
64. Ensure GP’s surgeries are open at least one evening per week where demand permits.
65. Ensure migrants have NHS-approved health insurance until they have paid into the system for 5 years.
66. End hospital car parking charges.
67. Replace bureaucratic watchdogs with locally elected health boards for more transparency.
68. Stop the sale of patient data to big business.
69. Ensure a high standard of English speakers in the NHS.
70. Amend working time rules to give trainee doctors, surgeons, and medics better environments.
71. Encourage and protect whistleblowers to get to the bottom of poor performance.
72. Ensure 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. Reinstate the primary purpose rule, bringing an end to sham marriage migration.
75. No amnesty for illegal immigrants or those gaining UK passports via fraud.
76. Protect genuine refugees by returning to the UN Convention of Refugees principles.
77. British companies to be prioritised to deliver foreign aid contracts.
78. Repeal the Climate Change Act 2008 which costs the economy £18n per year.
79. Scrap the Large Combustion Plant directive and redevelop UK power stations.
80. Support the development of UK Shale Gas with proper safeguards.
81. No new taxpayer subsidy for wind farms.
82. Leave the Common Agricultural Policy.
83. Allow parliament to vote on GM foods.
84. Reinstate 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. Scrap 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. Ensure an initial presumption of 50-50 parenting on child custody matters.
91. Safeguard visitation rights for grandparents.
92. Support a streamlined welfare system and a benefit cap.
93. Enrol unemployed benefits claimants into workfare or community schemes.
94. Place revenues from shale gas into a Sovereign Wealth Fund to ensure future growth and security.
95. Emphasise the immediate need to utilise forgotten British infrastructure like Manston Airport.
96. No cuts to frontline policing.
97. Prioritise social housing for those whose parents and grandparents were born locally.
98. Reaffirm British laws, rather than allowing dual-track legal systems for minorities in the UK.
99. Promote patriotism and the importance of British values in our schools.
100. Rebalance Britain’s economy.


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