Campaigning Miliband attacks Ukip

Hillingdon Times: Labour leader Ed Miliband attacked Ukip, saying it does not have the answer to the problems the country faces Labour leader Ed Miliband attacked Ukip, saying it does not have the answer to the problems the country faces

Ed Miliband has launched an attack on the UK Independence Party (Ukip), insisting that it does not have the answer to the problems besetting the country.

With Nigel Farage's party widely expected to top the poll in Thursday's elections to the European Parliament, the Labour leader acknowledged there was "deep discontent" at the way the country was being run.

But campaigning in Crawley, he said that the only alternative Ukip had to offer was a combination of even deeper cuts than the coalition and higher unemployment with its demand for withdrawal from the European Union.

"If the question on the ballot paper next Thursday is whether we can turn Britain from a country run for a few at the top to a country run for working people once again, Ukip is not the answer," he said.

"They claim to offer something new. But what are their answers? 'Keeping the flame of Thatcherism alive'. Bigger cuts than the Tories. Charges to see your GP. Leave Europe with all that means for investment and jobs.

"Friends, this agenda will never serve the working people of Britain."

Meanwhile Mr Farage defended controversial remarks that he would be concerned if a group of Romanians were to move in next door to him, insisting they were not racist.

"The unfortunate reality is that we are in political union with a post-Communist country that has become highly susceptible to organised crime," he said in a statement.

"Where there are differential crime rates between nationalities, it is perfectly legitimate to point this out and to discuss it in the public sphere and I shall continue to do so.

"Police figures are quite clear that there is a high level of criminality within the Romanian community in Britain. This is not to say for a moment that all or even most Romanian people living in the UK are criminals.

"But it is to say that any normal and fair-minded person would have a perfect right to be concerned if a group of Romanian people suddenly moved in next door.

"So far as I can see most of those media commentators objecting to this statement are people living in million pound houses for whom the prospect of such a turn of events is not a real one."

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5:27pm Sat 17 May 14

RealLivin says...

"If the question on the ballot paper next Thursday is whether we can turn Britain from a country run for a few at the top to a country run for working people once again, Ukip is not the answer,"

Neither do labour or Tory parties, Thatcheriusm was replaced with Blairiusm and what did that do for us, even with a north east PM the North East got nothing. Until both parties get a good lickin at the ballot box they will not stop running this country for themselves and their rich mates while genuine workers are suffering pay freezes and rising cost on every day needs, until they give the working people something more than a token gesture we are not interested in you.
"If the question on the ballot paper next Thursday is whether we can turn Britain from a country run for a few at the top to a country run for working people once again, Ukip is not the answer," Neither do labour or Tory parties, Thatcheriusm was replaced with Blairiusm and what did that do for us, even with a north east PM the North East got nothing. Until both parties get a good lickin at the ballot box they will not stop running this country for themselves and their rich mates while genuine workers are suffering pay freezes and rising cost on every day needs, until they give the working people something more than a token gesture we are not interested in you. RealLivin
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8:06pm Sat 17 May 14

Mr chock says...

Ed Miliband has launched an attack on the UK Independence Party (Ukip), insisting that it does not have the answer to the problems besetting the country... let me see Labour was running the country and a recession happened what did they do .. i recall the note they left "
Treasury chief's note to successor: There's no money" ...
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i will make my vote it will not be for the Greens they made a bit of a mistake too but who will it be be for..
Ed Miliband has launched an attack on the UK Independence Party (Ukip), insisting that it does not have the answer to the problems besetting the country... let me see Labour was running the country and a recession happened what did they do .. i recall the note they left " Treasury chief's note to successor: There's no money" ... http://img.thesun.co .uk/aidemitlum/archi ve/01045/SNN1906GX1- 682_1045976a.jpg i will make my vote it will not be for the Greens they made a bit of a mistake too but who will it be be for.. Mr chock
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8:16pm Sat 17 May 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Actually, the elephant in the room is that none of the political parties have the answer to the problems that the country faces.
Actually, the elephant in the room is that none of the political parties have the answer to the problems that the country faces. Katie Re-Registered
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7:46am Sun 18 May 14

cosmick says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
Actually, the elephant in the room is that none of the political parties have the answer to the problems that the country faces.
UKIP i belive has the start of the answers. If a bus is full do you keep letting pepole get on or do you say Sorry no more room?
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: Actually, the elephant in the room is that none of the political parties have the answer to the problems that the country faces.[/p][/quote]UKIP i belive has the start of the answers. If a bus is full do you keep letting pepole get on or do you say Sorry no more room? cosmick
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12:42pm Sun 18 May 14

UKIP-Ron says...

who would trust and vote for that idiot. just look at him, does not give any one any confident in his ability.
Another sod born with a silver spoon in his mouth, using a ex working class
inspired movement to further the upper classes on the back of the working class.
VOTE UKIP and have done with the lot of them
who would trust and vote for that idiot. just look at him, does not give any one any confident in his ability. Another sod born with a silver spoon in his mouth, using a ex working class inspired movement to further the upper classes on the back of the working class. VOTE UKIP and have done with the lot of them UKIP-Ron
  • Score: 1

12:57pm Sun 18 May 14

Chippy70 says...

Would they be the problems that you lot brought about?
Would they be the problems that you lot brought about? Chippy70
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