DAVID KURTEN: UKIP Leads On Policy While Other Parties Follow
It is good sometimes to remind the other political parties of their debt to UKIP. They may smear us, they may ignore us, but they relentlessly steal our policies and try to palm them off as their own.
The Conservative Party most importantly offered a referendum on the EU in 2015, and also adopted UKIP policy on Grammar Schools, but has not done anything about it since.
The Labour Party also started adopting our policies. In 2017 it committed to free hospital car parking, and yesterday in the London Assembly a joint Labour/Green motion called for ballots on estate regeneration projects. This has been UKIP policy since 2010, and in every manifesto, since we have said there should be binding referenda for local residents in large planning decisions:
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, even if other political parties will not admit it.
UKIP is still the most successful party in living memory in achieving and winning the referendum. But our job is not done! The deep state has rallied in 2017 to overturn Brexit. Project fear is very much alive and the establishment continually uses the phrase ‘crash out without a deal’ to scare people away from WTO rules.
Leaving the EU without a deal is not ‘crashing out’, any more than leaving prison is ‘making yourself homeless’. WTO rules will benefit the UK. British businesses will pay £5 billion to the EU, and EU businesses will pay £12 billion to the UK. We will of course also have the added benefit of being able to make our own trade deals with whomever we wish after March 2019, and take back control of out fishing waters and borders and stop paying £10 billion per year in tribute to the bureaucrats of Brussels. This is what the nation voted for, and we need to make the case for a full Brexit once again.
We still have an immense purpose in other spheres of life both before and after Brexit is finally over. Rapid, mass immigration continues unabated and we must implement a points system together with time-limited work visas and end chain migration.
We must resist and fight cultural Marxism. The so-called Conservative government is pushing ‘LGBT inclusive sex education’ on all schools including primary schools with no parental opt-out. There is fundamentally wrong – young children are being groomed with fringe sexualized ideologies, and UKIP must stand up strong and speak out against it. Teaching children to explore transgenderism in primary school or giving them materials describing heterosexual or homosexual acts in graphic detail is quite wicked.
Freedom of speech is under attack from ‘hate crime’ and ‘hate speech’ laws. The CPS has recently changed its definition of hate crime to increase the number of crimes which can be flagged as a hate crime. Hate crime is entirely subjective and only needs sometime else to feel that there was ‘perceived hostility’ in order to make it a ‘hate crime.’ Perceived hostility includes’ unfriendliness’ and ‘dislike’.
Police and the CPS are so keen to find hate crimes that last year there was a case of Possession of Drugs being flagged as ‘Islamophobic’!
The hate crime narrative is used to close down free speech – whether on Islam, immigration, the transgender agenda or any other issue the establishment decides is ‘haram’. The police chiefs are currently discussing whether to make misogyny a hate crime as well.
We are also the only party of fiscal responsibility. We have said many times that wasting money on so-called ‘Overseas Development’, HS2 and the EU, and invest in our police, military, NHS and education. These vital services at home are being run down, while we shovel money out of the door abroad and on huge unnecessary infrastructure projects without checking if it will be spent wisely.
UKIP is still full of good ideas and resonates with the public in a way the establishment cannot comprehend. 2017 has been a difficult year, but other parties still cherry-pick our policies. If we continue to be radical and unafraid to speak out in the face of political correctness then the millions of voters who are crying out for an alternative to the Brexit-bashing, cultural Marxists of the LibLabCon blob will come rushing back.