We meet every third Monday of the month
(except bank holidays) at the ‘Lord Darcy’ Public House,
618 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 8EH
This will be our last meeting before Christmas and the new year. It will be an informal meeting with a buffet included.
The recent Budget was one of tinkering and gimmicks, hammering those who work hard to develop their future and our economy, without dealing with the real issues of planning for Brexit and beyond. To establish ours as a confident, prosperous, optimistic and secure nation post-Brexit takes greater leadership than was on display in the House of Commons.
He talked about housebuilding and affordability, with a whopping £44 billion of taxpayers’ money being promised over 5 years - that’s the equivalent of at least 2p in the pound on Income Tax. This is excessive, and it’s not being spent well. We answered the housebuilding question in our General Election Manifesto and showed exactly how we can build enough affordable homes, helping young people to get on the housing ladder and using brownfield sites not greenbelt land
During his Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the NHS will receive a one-off cash injection of £2.8 billion. This includes £350 million of immediate funds for this coming winter, £1.6 billion for 2018/19 and £850 million for the year after.
So, whilst UKIP welcome the emergency cash injection of £2.8 billion promised for the NHS by Mr Hammond, we worry that it still won’t be enough. “If the Government have money available to double the so-called ‘divorce bill’ from £20bn to £40bn, which we have absolutely no obligation to pay, you’d think they could find an extra £4bn a year to fund our own National Health Service which is on the brink of collapse.”
UKIP continue to offer sensible solutions to many of the issues which affect ordinary working people in this country. We have a new leader in Henry Bolton who is showing great statesmanship in his condemnation of the chaos surrounding the Tories handling of our exit from the EU. To show your support please go to the link below and join the many thousands of UKIP members in our great party.
Chair UKIP Leeds