Lib Dems tackle UKIP head on

On Monday, the Lib Dem’s chair of Communications Edward Davey wrote to the leader of UKIP Nigel Farage MEP to challenge him on failing to publish his own expenses, on the disgraceful voting record of his European Parliamentary Party, and on the shameful track record of his fellow parliamentarians.

“UKIP MEPs have attacked others over their expenses while living the high life in Brussels, charging the taxpayer, and hiding the true cost from voters.

“One in six UKIP MEPs elected in 2004 has since faced criminal charges over their creative accounting. Meanwhile, UKIP turned up in the European Parliament to vote against a cap on MEPs’ earnings, against reforms to make travel more transparent, and in favour of laws aimed at keeping their expenses secret.

The chair of the Liberal Democrats’ Campaigns and Candidates Committee, went on to say, “It’s one thing to complain about MPs’ expenses. But it is quite another to point the finger while hiding the truth about yourself.

“UKIP’s absent accounting, elusive expenses, and secretive attitude add up to bare-faced cheek. Nigel Farage must explain to the public where the money has gone and why they have voted against change.

Edward concluded “UKIP must end the hypocrisy and show us the money now.

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3 Comments

  • Go Jo, indeed! I like that we are socking UKIP in the mouth, although I guess we might get their anti-politics votes and the Tories will get their eurosceptic ones if UKIP vote collapses.

  • The most devasting critique of UKIP must surely come from Robert Kilroy-Silk – who actually tried to work with these right-wing loonies. I wouldn’t be surprised if Kilroy is keeping his powder dry for a devastating fusilade this coming weekend.

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