Former Tory sets up Cumbrian UKIP branch
Last updated at 11:22, Saturday, 16 February 2013
A former Conservative supporter and would-be crime commissioner has set up an official branch of the UK Independence Party.
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For John Hughes.
John, the article in The New Statesman is one man's opinion. Yes, it should be listened to, maybe even respected but it is not compulsory to share it. For someone who would like us to believe he has researched his subject well he has failed to realise that there is no such word in English as "Ukip". The Party is the United Kingdom Independence Party (abbreviated to UKIP) If he cannot grasp such basics should we give the rest of the article any credence?
It never takes long for UKIPs critics to play the race card does it? I think the big 2 (can't class the Lib Dems as anything but a support act these days) need to take notice or be prepared to lose votes.
Ron you state: West Cumbria has done particularly well from EU grants over the years with more investment than would have been likely than from the UK government.and became so reliant on such grants that are now being directed elsewhere, that it is in deep trouble. Had a walk around Whitehaven lately ?....the tarted up harbour is all that is left and that's distinctly tatty in parts too now. Do tell me what I am missing, where has all the EU money gone ? Hidden gems of West Cumbria courtesy of the EU reveal yourselves...The remainder of the town, and the smaller. towns and villages are dying on their feet. Meanwhile Greece, Poland and Romania have fantastic new motorways and infra -structure, we have the single carriageway A66. Hardly a pull for potential investors.