1. UKIP claims to be anti-establishment. But Farage is a private school educated, ex-Tory City broker. On top of his £81,500 a year salary as an MEP, he has claimed £2m of taxpayers’ money in expenses and allowances.
2. UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he’s a man of the people. But the Daily Mirror exposed how he opened a trust fund in an offshore tax haven, in a bid to save thousands of pounds in tax-money that could be spent on schools, hospitals and public housing.
3. UKIP wants to introduce a flat rate income tax of 31%. That means low-paid workers would face a huge tax hike – while the Duke of Westminister, who is worth a cool £7.8bn, would get a tax cut.
4. UKIP wants to take money away from state schools and give it to private schools like Eton. It pledges to hugely increase military spending, building seven aircraft carriers. This would cost £48.3bn – almost half the annual NHS budget.
5. UKIP is riddled with racists, sexists, homophobes and bigots. Nigel Farage says his political hero is Enoch Powell, whose 1968 ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech has been a touchstone for racists and fascists ever since.
When fascists were exposed among UKIP election candidates, Farage admitted the party couldn’t vet its candidates to keep them out.
6. UKIP blames migrant workers from Eastern Europe for the economic crisis, unemployment and lack of housing. This is racist scapegoating: the bankers and their rich City friend created the crisis.
Immigrants haven’t shut down major workplaces, closed hospitals or sent your gas and electricity bills through the roof.