Letter to Editor: “Former Ukip cannot bee serious”

Letter to Editor

Dear Sir,

Last weekend, homes in Ockendon and Belhus woke up to a leaflet from the new Thurrock Independent party.

The leaflet boldly proclaimed that ‘this a party that will put people before politics’. A laudable aim – but shouldn’t they have been doing that already? I’d ask residents to consider their newly ‘independent’ councillor not on the promises of a leaflet, but what he or she has actually done for them in the last few years – about anti-social behaviour, NHS and police cuts, the loss of children’s centres… actions speak louder than words!

Secondly, while many of us will be glad to see the back of UKIP, you have to wonder how ‘independent’ this new group are? Last week they were forced to admit that they haven’t even de-registered with the council as UKIP! What’s more, their main paymaster is still a UKIP MEP (‘We hate Europe but we love their money!’) while four more councillors are currently workign for UKIP.

We’re not that easily fooled – this ‘new force in politics’ is just the same old WASPs – in bees’ clothing

Yours sincerely

Mike Fletcher
Labour candidate for Belhus

Editor’s Note

Thurrock Council’s website now has all former Ukip councillors designated as Thurrock Independents.

5 Responses to "Letter to Editor: “Former Ukip cannot bee serious”"

  1. Catching the Bus   February 8, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    This article is politically biased as it is a Labour attack on TI.
    I do wish all sides would not do political spin.

  2. thurrocksgonedownhill   February 8, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Come on CTB they all use spin..that’s Bulls**t to me and you and outright lies to the more affluent.
    Labour happen to be the worse culprit of such treachery.

    Like UKIP or not it was them that got us moving to get out of a corrupt dictatorship called the EU. Anyone with any savvy can see now the threats and bullying they are firing at us almost everyday now to scare the electorate…that’s democracy…right.
    VOTE whoever, but just not Labour, or your send is back 30 years.

  3. Catching the Bus   February 8, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I will never vote Labour I remember the dodgy wars after wars,,,
    The Tories I have no time for nor the banksters that they hang around.

    As for Thurrock Independents they are traitors to those who put trust in UKIP.

    Yes EU is undemocratic and an EU army and closer integration is bad
    I just want a free trade zone with Europe. my income relies on it.

  4. thurrocksgonedownhill   February 8, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    CTB I could not have put it better myself.

    UK politics have totally lost their way and we suffer for it. We need a new order of politics that will do the right thing to pull this sad old country round..

  5. booboo   February 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    16 individuals that are independent: if they are all independent why have they got a leader, can somebody explain that to me

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