OTHER parties want to be in the EU, and this means that things can only get worse with higher council tax and local democracy replaced by government bureaucrats-the EU way. The 25 unelected Commissioners in Brussels, like Peter Mandelson, are making the directives which the council officers have to implement.

Sounds a bit like the Soviet Union doesn't it?

A vote for UKIP is a signal to the government and the other parties that you want local democracy restored so that local councillors do what you want, not what the EU wants. And that you want your taxes spent here, not on EU follies.

SAM SNOOK, Eastleigh.