irc wrote:Leave the EU? Yes. Then we can control immigration? Sounds good. Works for Australia, New Zealand, Canada etc. Why not?
Trash the environment? In what way?
This country is built on immigration - Romans, French, Angles, Saxons, Indians, Pakistanis, African Asians..... And in Silicon Valley over half the entrepreneurs driving the new economy are immigrants. Here its 27%. Now if you don't want any of that you are going to find it hard for this country to compete in what is now a global world with global mobility.
And as for trashing the environment, UKIP policy is to stop all subsidies for renewable energies and build fossil fuel power generators instead.
Their transport policy is motorist centric and for cyclists they want mandatory registration and third party insurance and the policy says “local authorities should be given additional powers to enforce a ‘cyclists dismount’ or ‘no cycling’ regulation where there are safety concerns – such as on busy roundabouts, junctions or bus lanes, or where the road would be too narrowed by cycle lanes and cause unacceptable delays to traffic.” A proposal to which my response is "On yer bike UKIP !"