As I was one of those who created UKIP in the early 1990s I would like to respond to the letter from Messrs Hillman and Ellis [September 30]. Firstly, as a lifelong trade unionist, and supporter of the old Labour party, the Conservative party is certainly not my natural home, and this is true for so many who also once voted Labour.
The Conservatives are in fact the party most culpable in involving us in the disastrous European project and I have no confidence that they will deliver the promised Brexit. The restoration of selection in education, should it happen, would be to return to a system, set up by Attlee’s Labour administration which, gave an opportunity to bright, working class children to fulfil their potential, rather than condemning them to failing comprehensives.
As far as the BBC is concerned, its arrogance knows no bounds. It ignores its duty to be unbiased in its pursuit of a reversal of the Brexit vote. Last week the programme Have I Got News For You was nothing more than a prolonged attack on those who voted to leave the EU while the radio show The News Quiz consisted of sneering at anyone who disagreed with the Remain side. As usual the views of those reviewing the papers were heavily weighted against the referendum decision. This organisation, once a source of pride for Britain, and which spoke for the nation, is now nothing more than a mouthpiece for the selfish elite who are desperate to preserve their places on the EU gravy train.
I can assure Messrs Hillman and Ellis that UKIP has no intention of destroying the NHS, which successive governments have undermined, and which must return to its founding principles, again as created by Attlee, one of the greatest Prime Ministers this country has known.
Douglas Road, Tonbridge
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