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From The Socialist newspaper, 9 July 2014

Exposing Ukip's lies in Bracknell

Recently a group of local activists in Bracknell went to a public meeting organised by Ukip. The meeting was in a posh hotel and featured our local Tory MP and the Ukip prospective parliamentary candidate. The subject was our local NHS and cuts at Heatherwood hospital. There were about 30 people there.

The Tory MP was heckled from the word go because he came out in favour of closing Heatherwood hospital.

The Ukip speaker claimed to support the hospital and to be in favour of keeping the NHS public. I pointed out that there were two Ukip councillors in the hall who, before resigning from the Tories, had consistently voted to close the hospital.

All the same

I got the biggest applause of the evening when I stated that Ukip and the Tories are all the same and that the only people who had fought to keep the hospital open were us, the Save Heatherwood Hospital Campaign.

We will continue to expose the lies and opportunism of Ukip.

Terry Pearce, Reading and Bracknell Socialist Party

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