Tuesday, 13 April 2010

UKIP campaign has been launched

UKIP has gone for the jugular. Three jugulars, to be precise. As the Press Association reports:
Ukip said "Sod the lot" as they launched their manifesto, telling voters it was time to ditch the three main parties.

The party's new poster features the faces of Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg alongside the slogan "Sod The Lot".

Ukip leader Lord Pearson of Rannoch said it was time for a new politics and argued that leaving the EU would save up to £120 billion a year - with no jobs or trade lost from Britain. It was a choice of public sector cuts from all major parties versus no cuts at all under Ukip, he said.
Lord Pearson also gave a list of candidates (none of them are MPs any more) whom UKIP will not oppose:
The party will not field candidates in constituencies held by MPs who it is satisfied are opposed to Britain's membership of the EU. Lord Pearson named the Conservative candidates Ukip would not run against as Philip Davies (Shipley), Douglas Carswell (Clacton), Janice Small (Batley and Spen), Alex Story (Wakefield), and Philip Hollobone (Kettering).

It will also not run against Labour's David Drew in Stroud and independent Bob Spink in Castle Point. Ukip will actively campaign to elect these candidates but Lord Pearson was at pains to say they had not asked for Ukip's help.
Tomorrow Lord Pearson will be launching the Buckingham campaign.


  1. What about Austin Mitchell, he's a BOO candidate?

  2. Is'nt Austin Mitchall standing down at this election?

  3. Ahh... but Austin Mitchell isn't a mate of Nigel Farage's, and UKIP is Farage's personal property.