UKIP’s EU stance would lose UK jobs

York Press: UKIP’s EU stance would lose UK jobs UKIP’s EU stance would lose UK jobs

CONTRARY to what his supporters say, UKIP leader Nigel Farage is no man of the people and certainly no friend of the working class.

Farage is a City man, a former hedge-fund manager who rubbed shoulders with the kind of people the City attracts, people who wrecked the economy. He advocates withdrawal from the EU, putting British workers at risk of losing jobs dependant on membership.

His proposals on taxation and National Insurance, a flat rate for the former and abolition of the latter, would hit the poor and infirm because the shortfall would have to be made up by huge cuts in public services, with also more jobs lost.

Farage is a charlatan, another bar room bore with an anti-foreigner rant, who happens to lead a party without representation at Westminster.

If the electorate have any sense, it will stay that way.

Dave Barker, Fern Close, Huntington, York.

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2:52pm Mon 14 Apr 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

The current AOL poll suggests that the UK would get an economic boost from leaving the EU. Remember, we could create an awful lot of jobs with the money we spend on being a 1 of 28 member of the club.
Norway and Switzerland appear to be doing fine outside of the EU while trading within it.
We need our boarder control back and the ability to pass laws for the UK, not some technocrat's pipe dream. When the collapse comes we need to be well clear!
The current AOL poll suggests that the UK would get an economic boost from leaving the EU. Remember, we could create an awful lot of jobs with the money we spend on being a 1 of 28 member of the club. Norway and Switzerland appear to be doing fine outside of the EU while trading within it. We need our boarder control back and the ability to pass laws for the UK, not some technocrat's pipe dream. When the collapse comes we need to be well clear! ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -28

3:42pm Mon 14 Apr 14

inmandres says...

Quite right Mr Barker. Nice to hear the voice of reason when it comes to UKIP.
Quite right Mr Barker. Nice to hear the voice of reason when it comes to UKIP. inmandres
  • Score: 18

3:53pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Firedrake says...

"... boarder control ..." CasC; is that something to do with buy-to-let?
"... boarder control ..." CasC; is that something to do with buy-to-let? Firedrake
  • Score: 14

4:18pm Mon 14 Apr 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

is that something to do with buy-to-let?

More to do with a typo, sorry.
is that something to do with buy-to-let? More to do with a typo, sorry. ColdAsChristmas
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5:07pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Jonothon says...

Arguments about Switzerland are bogus as everyone in York should know.
The whole reason that the Swiss company Nestle bought Rowntrees was that they needed a base in an EU country from which to access the lucrative EU market on the most favourable terms. This is impossible from a non EU country.
Much the same applies to Nissan and any number of other companies that operate here. These companies are vast transnational conglomerates playing the market. They have no particular loyalty to Britain. If we pull the plug on their ability to access the worlds leading trading area on advantageous terms, they will simply move to another EU country where they can. Nissan have already spelt this out.
Arguments about Switzerland are bogus as everyone in York should know. The whole reason that the Swiss company Nestle bought Rowntrees was that they needed a base in an EU country from which to access the lucrative EU market on the most favourable terms. This is impossible from a non EU country. Much the same applies to Nissan and any number of other companies that operate here. These companies are vast transnational conglomerates playing the market. They have no particular loyalty to Britain. If we pull the plug on their ability to access the worlds leading trading area on advantageous terms, they will simply move to another EU country where they can. Nissan have already spelt this out. Jonothon
  • Score: 27

12:32am Tue 15 Apr 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Jonothon, you have just spelt out the folly of inward investment whilst selling off our own industries to foreign buyers. I seem to remember that Cadbury's went to the USA under New Labour!. No loyalty to Britain? Why did we do it?
Should the UK be in a minority of one when twenty seven member states have no loyalty to us? And what is your case against Norway? Their non EU membership doesn't stop us from buying their gas. For that matter it doesn't stop Germany buying Russian gas! Dream on.
Jonothon, you have just spelt out the folly of inward investment whilst selling off our own industries to foreign buyers. I seem to remember that Cadbury's went to the USA under New Labour!. No loyalty to Britain? Why did we do it? Should the UK be in a minority of one when twenty seven member states have no loyalty to us? And what is your case against Norway? Their non EU membership doesn't stop us from buying their gas. For that matter it doesn't stop Germany buying Russian gas! Dream on. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -34

10:25am Tue 15 Apr 14

tommytman says...

Well put Dave bang on
Well put Dave bang on tommytman
  • Score: 3

11:25am Sat 19 Apr 14

Thislittleold market town says...

Dave what a load of tripe,choose a man who has been successful in his own right or pick a weasel from a political family who doesn't have a clue about the real world lib/lab/con
Dave what a load of tripe,choose a man who has been successful in his own right or pick a weasel from a political family who doesn't have a clue about the real world lib/lab/con Thislittleold market town
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