100 Reasons to vote UKIP

On 27th January, with 100 days to go until the General Election (and the Birmingham City Council civic elections – let’s not forget those!), the first 10 of 100 great reasons to vote UKIP were announced. Here are the 100 great reasons to vote UKIP:

  1. Get Britain out of the European Union
  2. Get control of immigration with an Australian-style, points-based immigration system
  3. £3bn more, annually, into our NHS which desperately needs it
  4. Scrap tuition fees for students studying Science, Tech, Engineering, Maths, or Medical degrees
  5. Pay greater attention to elderly care across the country
  6. Cutting £9bn from our foreign aid budget
  7. Give the people the ability to “recall” their MPs, without parliamentary or MP approval
  8. Stopping our endless, foreign wars
  9. Promoting a British identity, as opposed to failed multiculturalism
  10. Allowing existing schools to become grammar schools
  11. Ending PFI privatisation of the NHS, proliferated by Labour and the Tories
  12. Ensuring our armed services are properly equipped for when we do need them
  13. Establishing a Veteran’s Administration to look after those who looked after us
  14. Encouraging inward investment with growth markets, not JUST the failing Eurozone
  15. Overcoming the unfairness of MPs from devolved nations voting on English laws
  16. Cutting bureaucracy, red tape, and wasteful spending from government departments
  17. Cutting the same bureaucracy that hinders small businesses and entrepreneurs
  18. Supporting our farmers with a Single Farm Payment Scheme
  19. Ending the burdensome “green levies” that have added £000s to our energy bills
  20. Scrapping the poorly planned HS2 project, saving up to £50bn
  21. Opposing tolls on public roads – we’ve already paid for them
  22. Supporting bus passes for pensioners with the support of local authorities
  23. Foreign vehicles to require Britdisc passes to contribute to our roads they use
  24. Ending the use of speed cameras as revenue raisers – they should be a deterrent
  25. Protecting our green belt
  26. A central list of brownfield sites for developers
  27. Houses on brownfield sites to be Stamp Duty exempt on first sale
  28. VAT relaxed for redevelopment of brownfield sites
  29. Local referenda for large-scale development, if triggered by 5% of electorate
  30. Introducing the ability for citizens to initiate national referenda
  31. Withdrawing from the European Court of Human Rights
  32. Reversing the government’s opt-in to the European Arrest Warrant
  33. Negotiating bi-lateral agreements to replace EAW
  34. No votes for prisoners
  35. Full prison sentences should be served, parole on case-by-case basis
  36. Replacing the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights
  37. Official documents to be published primarily in English
  38. Cracking down on honour killings, female genital mutilation, and forced marriages
  39. Reviewing the BBC licence fee with a view to reducing it
  40. Taking non-payment of the licence fee out of the criminal sphere
  41. Amend the smoking ban to promote choice for ventilated smoking rooms
  42. Opposing plain packs for cigarettes, which has had no impact where trialled
  43. Promoting the employment of young, British workers
  44. Repealing the Agency Workers Directive
  45. Encouraging councils to provide more free parking on High Streets
  46. Simplifying planning regulations for long-term empty commercial properties
  47. Extending the right of appeal for micro businesses against Revenue and Customs
  48. Negotiating bespoke trade agreements with EU member states and worldwide
  49. Reoccupying our seat at the World Trade Organisation
  50. Abolishing inheritance tax
  51. Introducing a 35p income tax rate between £42,285 and £55,000 – taking many public sector workers out of higher rate of tax
  52. Setting up a Treasury Commission to make sure big corporations pay their way in taxes
  53. Abolishing the Dept of Energy and Climate Change and rolling retained functions into DEFRA
  54. Introducing an Apprenticeship Qualification for students who don’t want to do non-core GCSEs
  55. Scrapping the arbitrary 50% target for university attendance
  56. Students from the EU to pay the same as International Students
  57. Introducing more power for parents: OFSTED to investigate schools on petition signed by 25% of parents or governors
  58. Guaranteeing a job in the police, prison, or border forces for anyone who has served 12 years in the Armed Forces
  59. Priority social housing for ex-service men and women, and those returning from service
  60. Veterans to receives Veteran’s Card to ensure they’re supported in event of mental health care and more
  61. All entitlements to be extended to servicemen and women recruited from overseas
  62. Establishing a National Service Medal for all those who have served
  63. Encouraging local authorities to buy out their PFI contracts where affordable
  64. Ensuring GP’s surgeries are open at least one evening per week where demand permits
  65. Ensuring migrants have NHS-approved health insurance until they have paid into the system for 5 years
  66. Ending hospital car parking charges
  67. Replacing bureaucratic watchdogs with locally elected health boards for more transparency
  68. Stopping the sale of patient data to big business
  69. Ensuring a high standard of English speakers in the NHS
  70. Amend working time rules to give trainee doctors, surgeons, and medics better environments
  71. Encouraging and protecting whistleblowing to get to the bottom of poor performance
  72. Ensuring migrants have jobs and accommodation before they can come to the UK
  73. Migrants will only be eligible for residency after 10 years’ working here
  74. Reinstating the primary purpose rule, bringing an end to sham marriage migration
  75. No amnesty for illegal immigrants, or those gaining UK passports via fraud
  76. Protecting genuine refugees by returning to the UN Convention of Refugees principles
  77. British companies to be prioritised to deliver foreign aid contracts
  78. Repealing the Climate Change Act 2008 which costs the economy £18n per year
  79. Scrapping the Large Combustion Plant directive and redevelop UK power stations
  80. Supporting the development of UK Shale Gas with proper safeguards
  81. No new taxpayer subsidy for wind farms
  82. Leaving the Common Agricultural Policy
  83. Allowing parliament to vote on GM foods
  84. Reinstating British territorial waters
  85. Food to be labelled with country of origin, method of production, method of slaughter and more
  86. Ban live animal exports for slaughter
  87. Scrapping the Bedroom Tax
  88. Child benefit only for children permanently resident in the UK
  89. Future child benefit to be limited to first two children only
  90. Ensuring an initial presumption of 50-50 parenting on child custody matters
  91. Safeguarding visitation rights for grandparents
  92. Supporting a streamlined welfare system and a benefit cap
  93. Enrolling unemployed benefits claimants into workfare or community schemes
  94. Placing revenues from shale gas into a Sovereign Wealth Fund to ensure future growth and security
  95. Emphasising the immediate need to utilise forgotten British infrastructure like Manston Airport
  96. No cuts to frontline policing
  97. Prioritising social housing for those whose parents and grandparents were born locally
  98. Reaffirming British laws, rather than allowing dual-track legal systems for minorities in the UK
  99. Promoting patriotism and the importance of British values in our schools
  100. Rebalancing Britain’s economy

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