Popular Portslade councillor, Alan Robins, reacted with astonishment when he was approached by a UKIP representative and invited to join their party.
The words “hell” and “freeze over” come to mind, said Alan.
They plan to end hard won employment rights for working people and their economic plans are just plain barmy. Spend more, tax less. Even a GCSE economics student would laugh at that.
UKIP also want to reduce management costs in the NHS but they support an increase market testing and competitive tendering which has already seen a rise in non-clinical administrative staff due to Trusts being forced to compete against each other as well as the private sector.
They are also poisoning the debate on immigration with their lazy and ill thought through posturing. Of course we need to discuss the issue but not via the politics of scapegoating and hatred.
The hard-working Labour Party councillor for South Portslade, who has been campaigning to protect allotments, improve tourism in the city and fighting for a school crossing recently finished the conversation typical style:
Basically I told them where they could put their Farage! he quipped.