#0778* – Ukip London mayoral candidate admits: I can’t deliver my promises
Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 12/04/2012
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Ukip London mayoral candidate admits: I can’t deliver my promises
Wild promises by Ukip to slash tax on beer and allow smoking in pubs cannot be delivered, the party’s London mayoral candidate Lawrence Webb has told Metro.
Ukip London mayoral candidate Lawrence Webb
Mr Webb launches his manifesto today but admits pledges to reduce VAT on beer and cider to five per cent and allow landlords to offer smoking rooms are not achievable.
Other promises include turning Kent’s Manston Airport into an ‘international hub’ and charging foreigners a 25p tax to help repair the clock tower housing Big Ben.
But when Metro asked if Ukip could keep these promises, he said: ‘No, not directly – but other candidates have made promises they can’t do.’
A Treasury spokesman said: ‘The mayor of London doesn’t have the power to change VAT which is set by the chancellor.’
Manston Airport would need a high-speed rail link
A recent ComRes poll for the Evening Standard suggested 46 per cent of Londoners would back Conservative incumbent Boris Johnson in the first round of voting.
His Labour challenger Ken Livingstone received 41 per cent of votes, while six per cent were for Liberal Democrat candidate Brian Paddick and four per cent for the Green party’s Jenny Jones.
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So Tory on 46% + Labour on 41% = 87% of the balance The LibDims on 6% leaving a mere 7% for all the rest where the idiotic Green Party have taken 4% thus all the rest will be squabbling over 3% as predicted by the Polls in the week when UKIP is making much of another poll predicting UKIP will gain 11% across the Country!
11% is clearly fanciful as the party has never approached anything like that in domestic elections as reflected by the FACT that they have less than 20 elected Councillors unless one counts the irrelevant dog poo and memorial bench brigade of The Parish Councils of Britain whicjh have little or no say on anything much and are little more than a sop to busy bodies as their position is accepted by the honourable as being non political!. .