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.

Health Tourism

Dear Sir / Madam

Following recent media coverage of comments by UKIP leader Nigel Farage on health tourism and migrants with HIV/AIDS there is no doubt the media have been unobjective.

Both Canada and Australia implement strict health screening as part of their immigration process.

In Australia for example “a mandatory health check to filter those that are afflicted with tuberculosis or a condition that may result in the applicant being a public health threat to the Australian community. The applicant will fail this test requirement if the disease or condition will put an undue cost burden to the Australian community in the areas of health care and community services or compromise the public’s access to such services.  Consequently, it follows that HIV positive applicants will usually be refused of their visa application. However, the health requirement may be waived for a HIV positive applicant if it can be demonstrated that the applicant’s medical condition would not result in an undue cost or burden on the Australian Health Care system.”  (Berrigan Doube Lawyers)

Similarly in Canada health checks can result in a refusal when it “might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services”.

There are of course exceptions and criteria.

This is UKIP & Nigel Farage`s common sense position.

Alan Day
UKIP candidate for Mid-Ulster

Coagh man predicts narrow win for NO camp in Scotland

A wee slot in this weeks Mid-Ulster Mail re the Scottish Independence referendum

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