Osborne`s Dodgy Dossier

Dear Sir / Madam
It is disgraceful that the Chancellor has sought to mislead the country through slight of hand.

His recent Pro EU treasury report “forecast a £4,300 fall in GDP per household” if the UK were to leave the EU.

However his dodgy dossier is littered with deliberate mistruths. Prime amongst these is the above figure. The first slight of hand was to portray a fall when in fact the dossier predicted both scenarios would provide growth, just one more than the other. Secondly, the dossier used the current 27 million households to calculate the 2030 GDP figure rather than its own predicted population of 31 million households in 2030. Thirdly the GDP per household figure is misleading as it includes corporate activity. Today`s GDP figure is around £67,000, disposable income (what ordinary voters actually care about) is close to £45,000. It also assumed all the downsides but failed to take account of any of the benefits of Brexit.

Response to local farmer Colin Gibson

Press Release
25/4/16

Farmers would have a brighter future outside of the EU

UKIP Mid Ulster Assembly candidate Alan Day responds to local Mid Ulster farmer Colin Gibson

Alan Day stated “UK Farm Minister George Eustice has outlined plans for farmers should we vote to leave the undemocratic European Union. I welcome his commitment that “The UK government will continue to support farming and the environment financially. ”

The NFU`s recent report concludes that “Price changes due to a Brexit have a positive impact on farm incomes in all sectors under the FTA and WTO-default scenario.” so long as current levels of subsidies are maintained

Alan continued “Under such circumstances I have no doubt that we would strike a free trade deal. Last year the UK exported £7.5bn worth of food to the EU but we imported food worth £18bn. We have an annual trade deficit with the EU in food alone of £10bn so they need a free-trade deal.”

“The EU budget is under strain and CAP funding will be targeted in the coming years. EU regulations have decimated our fishing industries. Farmers are marching in London due to the plight of the industry and figures from the Scottish government show that farm incomes in Scotland have halved between 2010-2014. Far better that our own democratically elected government is in control whereby a UK Farm Payment would replace the EU one. Maintaining existing funding levels would only use a fraction the £19bn we send to the EU annually. Indeed it may be the case that such powers would be devolved after `Brexit`.

Brexit would allow farmers to do better if the Government continues with the current level of area payments and the Government would be better off too. The UK currently contributes an estimated €7.9bn to the CAP budget, from which its farmers receive €3.8bn. The current level of area payments can be retained with a saving of €4.1bn.”

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Contradictions of Gerry Adams

Press Release
25/4/16

Contradictions of Gerry Adams

UKIP Mid Ulster Assembly candidate Alan Day commented on calls by Gerry Adams for a fresh push for a United Ireland

Alan stated “Sinn Fein are fooling nobody but themselves. The Union is secure and will be even more secure when we leave the European Union. It is somewhat ironic to see Sinn Fein campaigning for Irish Unity whilst the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charles Flanagan, freely admits the EU controls the Irish border.

Alan stated “I find it very strange to hear “Republicans” wax lyrically about Irish independence whilst sitting in the Northern Ireland Assembly they opposed, drawing down wages and expenses funded by UK taxpayers whilst campaigning to cede powers & sovereignty to an unaccountable, undemocratic, supranational EU superstate, which is beholden to large corporations and is the cause of wage compression for lower skilled jobs.

“On 23rd June let us vote for real democracy and let us vote for the real Independence Day.”

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