One Trick Pony

23 September 2014

‘UKIP are a one trick pony,’ said Mick Whelan. ‘They only talk about immigration. They don’t talk about creating social housing. They don’t talk about giving our young people the skill sets they need to get employment. They don’t talk about making sure people have proper jobs – secure jobs, permanent jobs – rather than short-term or zero hours contracts.’ Mick was speaking on a platform with Jon Cruddas, Labour MP for Dagenham & Rainham and the man leading Labour’s policy review; Ruth Smeeth, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Stoke on Trent North; Nick Lowles, founder of Hope Not Hate; Polly Billington, Labour’s PPC for Thurrock; and Helen Pearce, head of campaigns at TULO at a Hope Not Hate fringe meeting at Monday lunchtime. ‘They used to be Tories,’ said Polly. ‘Now they’re more Tory than the Tories. And if you vote for UKIP you’re voting against your own interests. Because UKIP will never do anything for the working people of this country.’

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