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Friday, 10 May 2013
NICK....NIGE IS WATCHING YOU!!
THE DAME RESURRECTED THIS TIMELY PIECE...IT SHOULD SEND SHIVERS UP OUR SPINES....
targeting Tory seats in Kensington & Chelsea
·Mar 11 2013
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has set his sights on
the Conservative stronghold of Kensington and Chelsea.
He has also condemned projects like the new
£100million Holland Park School and the £23m spent on repaving Exhibition Road
last year branding the 'Conservative Cockell administration' as being 'divorced'
from resident's values.
Following UKIP's success at the Eastleigh
parliamentary by-election, beating Conservatives into third place, the party is
focussing on winning Conservative seats across the country.
Nigel Farage said: "For years
Conservatives have dominated councils like Kensington and Chelsea because the
only alternative was Labour. All the evils of monopoly manifest themselves over
the years and these councils become the pet projects of a self-satisfied group
divorced from resident values and wishes.
"There is a massively disaffected
Conservative vote in the borough. A resurgent UKIP shares many of the same
values as the traditional Conservative voter. UKIP are aghast at the Tower
Hamlets type profligacy of the ‘Conservative’ Cockell administration. Spending
£100 million on the new Holland Park School costing twice what it should and
offering not one extra place is bad business. Similarly, £23 million on pink
granite imported from China to tart up Exhibition Road smacks of total
disrespect to hard pressed taxpayers. For the first time in a long while UKIP
offers Kensington and Chelsea Tories an alternative."His comments about
the Royal Borough come hot on the heels of a Labour budget amendment which
included plans to scrap 'loss making and expensive luxuries' such as Holland
Park Opera and Leighton House museum.
The amendment was thrown out at the meeting
last week as a budget entailing no increase in Council Tax was passed by a
majority Conservative vote.
The party came only 1,700 votes short of winning
Eastleigh, which would have given it its first seat in Parliament.
Last week Mr Farage hinted that he would be willing
to strike an electoral alliance with the Conservatives, but only if David
Cameron was replaced as party leader