How Ukip says it would run the country

Thursday 20 November 2014 10:00

Ukip is on course to gain its second Westminster seat in today's Rochester by-election. According to YouGov they are the third most popular political party, with 14 per cent of people saying they would vote for them if there were a general election tomorrow compared to seven per cent of people saying they would vote for the Liberal Democrats. These are their policies.

Reduce the foreign-aid budget by £9bn a year.

Abolish the Department of Energy and Climate Change, scrap green subsidies and repeal the Climate Change Act 2008 .

Scrap the HS2 high-speed rail link between London and the North.

Bring back grammar schools and allow schools to select according to ability and aptitude.

Guarantee all those who have served in the armed forces a job in the police, prison or border forces.

Repeal the Human Rights Act and ensure the interests of “law-abiding citizens and victims” always take precedence over those of criminals.

Review the BBC licence fee with a view to its “reduction”. Make non-payment a non-criminal offence.

Oppose “plain-paper packaging” for tobacco products and minimum pricing of alcohol.

Allow businesses to discriminate in favour of young British workers.

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