Eastleigh’s UKIP candidate Ray Finch has fired the first shot in the Eastleigh General Election campaign. In the wake of the ‘Ashcroft’ furore and in response to an Eastleigh News story the minority party representative has launched a stinging on attack on his main party rivals. In an email reproduced below, he accuses the Conservative candidate of flip-flopping on the Lisbon referendum and appears to suggest Chris Huhne’s concerns regarding Lord Ashcroft’s companies bank-rolling the conservative cmpaign is unjustifed in the light of his own expense claims for chocolate hob nobs.
Dear Eastleigh News,
The fact that Mr. Huhne, the present Eastleigh MP, has chosen to call for an enquiry into the Ashcroft funding of the Tory party should come as no surprise to anyone. However Mr. Huhne, who expects the taxpayer to pay for his chocolate Hobnobs and a trouser press despite owning seven homes is really in no position to talk about this sort of thing. The Lib Dems have not been above taking money from people who are entirely above suspicion so it appears to be a case of people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
Mr. Huhne is right to be worried about the Tory money-bombing of the Eastleigh constituency. We have all seen the amount of glossy paper shoved through our letterboxes by the hordes of Tory canvassers who have seemingly descended from nowhere to plague Eastleigh in support of Mrs. Hutchings, who has also seemingly risen from nowhere to claim residence in Eastleigh. The fact is that this sort of tactic obviously works. What the voters of Eastleigh need to consider is whether to vote for either:
A) An MP receiving a pension from the EU who has produced a book saying why Britain should scrap the pound and join the Euro. A course of action which would have resulted in our present economic crisis being even worse than it is.
B) A candidate who appeared on the platform in the “I want a referendum” campaign in Eastleigh and has kept completely silent on the subject of her party leaders breathtaking breaking of his unconditional promise in “The Sun” newspaper to offer the British people a referendum on the Lisbon treaty.
C) A candidate for the party that has caused the biggest economic disaster in the last 70 years and which insists on giving untold billions of the taxpayers money to bankers and £45 million a day to the EU. The party which now plans to impose VAT on food to make you pay for their crass economic incompetence.
D) A candidate who was the ONLY one to support the Ford workers when their management, with the connivance of the EU, exported their jobs to Turkey even when it was proven that they were making great profits and a great product. The candidate who first pointed out the danger of a proven poison (Fluoride) being added to the water supply against the plainly stated wishes of the people of Eastleigh. The only one of the 4 candidates who wants to restore sovereignty to Westminster and stop paying £45 million a day to the EU and instead give it back to the people of Britain.
Ray Finch. UKIP Parliamentary Candidate. Eastleigh
Crumbs! That’s telling them! Are you influenced by ‘Glossy’ leaflets through your door? Do they make a difference to the way you vote?