Commenting on UKIP`s national manifesto and the Northern Ireland specific manifesto, UKIP Westminster candidate for Mid Ulster, Alan Day, has said:
“It is great to be part of a UK wide party that takes Northern Ireland seriously. UKIP are the only party to have their manifesto fully costed and verified by a respected organisation like the Centre for Economic and Business Research. We are far from a single issue party.”“UKIP believe in great education for our children. We believe in grammar schools and equally well funded vocational and technical schools. We will eradicate tuition fees for students studying science, medicine, technology, engineering and maths on the condition that they work in their discipline and pay tax in the UK for five years.”
“We will tackle poverty and low wages by increasing the personal allowance for income tax to at least £13,000 – meaning those on the minimum wage would pay no income tax. And we will bring down fuel and energy bills by removing expensive green taxes and subsidies.”“On health we will ensure that GPs’ surgeries are open at least one evening per week, where there is demand for it” and we will be invest a full extra £130 million a year into researching and treating dementia by 2017. We also propose to increase Carers’ Allowance from £62.10 per weekto £73.10 per week.”
“UKIP will only allow installation of speed cameras when they can be used as a deterrent at accident black spots, near schools and in residential areas.”“And UKIP are opposed to an EU Army – we will support our Armed Forces, implement the Military Covenant, introduce a Veterans Department and a Veterans Service Card to fast track access to services.