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    Linesman wrote:
    eurogordi wrote:
    What's the point of voting UKIP? There is every point!

    I'd rather give UKIP a chance than continue with the current bunch of political parties who are greedy, corrupt, fraudulent, failing to represent the electorate etc. etc.

    Let's make history and elect the first UKIP MP for Eastleigh.
    Trouble with UKIP is that they only have one policy, and that is getting out of Europe. Anything else is anybody's guess.
    i suggest you visit the ukip website before making such ignorant statements, among their policies is the sensible assumption that climate change is not necessarily caused by man, a sensible immigration policy, reclaimation of uk fishing grounds, rolling nat ins and income tax into one, overhaul of state pensions (presumably by cutting some of the excessive state pension for civil servants) and a fair fuel tax, a lot of this can be funded by the cost saved on eu membership alone (currently standing at £52 million a day) vote lib/lab/con and you will continue to see the likes of mp's that have been in the news this week"
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Nigel Farage will not be standing for UKIP in Eastleigh by-election

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage will not stand for the Eastleigh seat left vacant by Chris Huhne.

Mr Farage, who is the MEP for Hampshire has ruled himself out of the running for the seat, following Huhne's guilty plea and subsequent resignation of the seat he has held for almost eight years.

The Lib Dem yesterday admitted perverting the course of justice.

The UKIP leader has long been linked to the constituency, which has been Liberal Democrat since the mid 1990s.

It had been thought that the unpopularity of both the Conservatives - who last won the seat in the 1992 election - and the Liberal Democrats, would give UKIP the chance to win the seat on a protest vote.

However, the UKIP leader has noe said that the party already has "12 good candidates" for Eastleigh and he will not be one of them.

He said: "Whoever is chosen will have my full support, and the support of everyone in the party. We will fight this by-election as hard as we can, and expect to turn what people predict to be a two-way fight into a serious political battle."


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