UKIP Manifesto 2010 Introduction Time for Common Sense Britain
UKIP believes that by leaving the European Union Britain will regain three essential Freedoms.
Freedom of Action
No longer will our country have to grovel to the EU for permission to spend our own money to save our Post Offices, car plants or power stations, or to negotiate our trade deals and determine our destiny.
While we face serious challenges, the UK’s ‘portfolio of power’ is still considerable. Britain is the world’s sixth largest economy, with London the world’s largest financial centre. Britain is also a member of the G8 and G20 groups of wealthy nations, the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organisation, the Commonwealth, and NATO as well as being a nuclear power and one of only five permanent members of the UN Security Council. However, many of these global advantages are threatened by the conflicting demands of being a member of the EU, where the UK now has only 9% of deciding votes.
Freedom of Resources
The UK will save an extra £6.4 billion a year in net cash – already raised from existing UK
taxes – to spend how we wish. Even more money will be saved by scrapping EU red tape on business, which cost £106 billion in 2008 and will cost £356 billion by 2018 (according to a 2009 estimate from Open Europe). We simply cannot afford to remain in the EU.
Freedom of the People
We will no longer be governed by an undemocratic and autocratic European Union or ruled by its unelected bureaucrats, commissioners, multiple presidents and judges.
UKIP will give power back to Westminster and to the people through binding national and local referenda and more effective, locally- elected representatives.
Britain will be free to choose a new positive vision for her future, free from the EU straightjacket.
The only way to bring about true change and make a radical, positive, and dramatic difference to the lives of the British people is for voters to support UKIP at this election.
These are the common sense policies that will help to deliver that true change.
Copyright ©, The United Kingdom Independence Party, Lexdrum House, Unit 1, King Charles Business Park, Heathfield, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6UT. All rights reserved. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.