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Originally posted by citizenoftheworld
Voters are turning to the UK Independence Party as it is the only party with alternative policies, its leader Nigel Farage has told activists.
At UKIP's spring conference, Mr Farage dismissed claims his party's success in recent by-elections was a protest vote.
He said people felt betrayed by a political class who were more interested in their own careers than national interest.
He also called for an "amicable" divorce from the European Union.
"There is a wholesale rejection of the career, political, professional class in this country going on. We have had enough of them," he told the conference in Exeter.
UKIP 'Only Westminster alternative'
I think he is the only man out there to speak the truth, I do think the UK is better off divorcing the EU and go back to a normal trade agreement
Originally posted by merkins
reply to post by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
I could be wrong but I believe the figures shown at this link dispel the idea than non-EU immigration is much higher than EU migration.
So as far as I'm concerned the EU migrants situation is far more dire than non-EU. I also believe that non-EU immigrants tend to benefit the economy more than EU migrants who often come and claim welfare benefits way before they start working, and even then more of their income goes back to their home states.
As for people using the terms white as a synonym for English/British I totally agree with you.
The best waves of immigration we ever had were those from the indian subcontinent and the afro-carribeans, after the war. They came to Britain because we needed them and they cherished our British ideals and they really made an effort to integrate and adopt our way of things. It's sad but true that EU migrants often come here for a free lunch and free healthcare.
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by merkins
Describing it as a tax is totally misleading and no one seems to have cared for the private renters who have had their benefit reduced for having extra bedrooms. It isn't a tax at all, it is a reduction in the money they get from the state to pay for their home.
Consider this, why should the taxpayer subsidise someone to have a larger house than required, be they in social or private accommodation? I could really do with an extra bedroom (3 kids but only a 3 bed house) but as I am a private renter and don't claim benefits, I am not able to afford it.
I have little sympathy for those who do have an extra bedroom and are in receipt of state help to pay for their home.
If they want state help, they should live within their means, not have a larger house than me who gets no help at all.