The provisions for new 'death taxes' in the Tory manifesto are the latest in a long line of examples where parties who have traditionally stood to defend people from the state, become, when in power the very thing that needs people to be defended against. UKIP stand full square with ordinary families who now face financial punishment for just getting old.
Patrick O'Flynn the UKIP Economics spokesman commented, "The Conservatives are planning to unleash the biggest tax raid in history on pensioner households. It is unbelievable that the elderly should be subjected to a new death tax by a party that pretends to defend their interests. UKIP will fight this just as hard as we are fighting Philip Hammond's plan for a national insurance attack on the self-employed."