I find it necessary to respond to John Hayes’ recent column (Lincolnshire Free Press, September 1).
During the last election, who can forget Mr Hayes’ thinly veiled attempts to slur our party with carefully chosen words and body language suggesting that UKIP was associated with, and had, racial undertones?
Who can forget Mr Hayes’ thinly veiled attempts to slur our party with carefully chosen words and body language suggesting that UKIP was associated with, and had, racial undertones?
In his latest Hayes in the House column, we have him expounding some of the words and thoughts of Enoch Powell, one of the most criticised but, I agree, highly intelligent and forward-thinking MPs when it came to the EU and immigration.
The wish not to be in the Euro and not to be part of a United States of Europe, but a trading partner only, are the reasons that I joined UKIP 14 years ago.
The attempted emasculation of countless nations’ identities, their traditions and customs will ultimately fail in a system designed to benefit the executive over the ordinary people.
We have watched successive governments sign away our national powers to the EU, watched as millions of pounds have been handed over to this organisation.
The truth here is that the voters are beginning to realise that the EU is a disaster regarding its regulatory performance, immigration and finance.
This public opinion is ringing alarm bells with Mr Hayes and other politicians, who are not slow to recognise this and have unashamedly decided that the very policies that necessitated the creation of UKIP are not now to be slated, but embraced.
The Government will get nowhere negotiating with EU countries that understand who the main financial contributors are. The only way for the UK is out. Our party is always open to those who express the same views on the EU as you, Mr Hayes.