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Flyer Review: Robin Page (UKIP)

Flyer: Outside, Inside

UKIP, known by some people as "BNP-lite" could be described as one of the comedy parties in this election, if it wasn't for the fact that they (a) take votes away from the more sane right-wing parties and (b) appear to deserve the name BNP-lite. The former wouldn't be so much of a problem of course if we had some reasonable sensible kind of PR, but there we are….

The front of this leaflet emphasises their main point in this election – keep the foreign buggers out to paraphrase, and the inside suffers terribly from the fact that they're a one-issue party. What the inside fails to note, of course, is that some of that £30mil a day comes straight back to the UK in the form of subsidies and investment (admittedly not all of it), and some of it is just hyperbole ("100,000 regulations").

unlimited EU immigration is misleading too – after all we aren't members of Schengenland but still we have a worse immigration problem than countries that do. If anything, considering only Europe, the net movement of people is in the opposite direction.

And precisely as a result of not being in Schengenland we do still have control of our borders, and (as much as I might be opposed to them) none of the main parties are actually considering abolishing immigration controls. Oh, well, we never trusted the comedy parties to tell us the truth, did we?
Tags: flyer review, politics

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