Ahead of the general election, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage, writing in the Daily Telegraph, has set out UKIP's vision for Britain:
UKIP believes in, "A Britain which can govern itself. A Britain with an ethical immigration policy based on the Australian-style points system. A Britain that doesn’t weaponise the NHS, but makes it work for those who need it. A Britain that is more than just a star on someone else’s flag. UKIP believes in Britain, and we know you do too.
"We believe in a Britain that can trade freely with the world, honour our troops, work without a nanny state, stop propping up dictatorships through aid, and stop spending your money on white elephant projects like HS2.
Nigel Farage continues, "I believe in a Britain that has confidence, stands proud, projects a national identity based on our Judaeo-Christian heritage, and our tremendous natural resources.
"We believe in a Britain that is the fifth largest economy in the world, not because of our governments, but in spite of them.
A Britain with room to grow, not based on debt, but on real, tangible assets: our fisheries, our gas supplies, infrastructure like Manston Airport, and the prospects of our youth and people who come here legally and integrate and become the best of British themselves."
The article concludes: "But we need you to come with us on this journey. So I urge you, when you go to the ballot box, when you send in your postal vote: believe. Believe in Britain. Believe in real change. Believe me when I say this is not just another election and yours is not just another vote. If you hold onto those beliefs, if you want that change, then we believe, that together, we can achieve great things."
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