Government 'copy and paste' UKIP Policy on Shale Gas


tim_.jpgPolicy announced over the weekend is a clear copy and paste of UKIP Energy Policy, sparking outrage from the party's Head of Policy Tim Aker.

Plans to create a 'Sovereign Wealth Fund' from the profits of shale gas extraction were released by the UK's Energy Ministry over the weekend.

"It's astonishing that not only are they lifting our policy concepts straight out of our manifesto, but they are not even worried about using our wording. It's basically a copy and paste!" said Tim Aker MEP, who helped from the policy last year.

"It's been on the record for well over a year that UKIP wanted to look into exploiting our vast shale gas deposits and would use the profits to shore up a wealth fund for the general public.

"We formally announced this before our Annual Party Conference in London in September 2013.

"The Tories can try to dress up as us and sell our policies to the voter but they should also remind themselves that they cannot focus on shale gas as a fuel for the future while also signing up to the EU carbon targets for 2020.

"We have pushed the agenda on so many topics, from having an EU referendum, to controlling immigration, to blocking intervention in Syria and accepting their refugees, it shouldn't come as a surprise that they are taking a leaf out of our book on energy too.

"Perhaps UKIP should stand for UK Innovators of Policy.

"They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. The poor old Conservative Party do not have an original thought in their head."

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