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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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In The Socialist 9 July 2014:
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Super-rich flash cash at Tory bash
After 10 July - build workers' movement
NSSN - Organising the resistance
Junk Juncker, Cameron and the anti-worker EU
New Tory attacks on trade union strikes
Super-rich Tory MP profits from evictions
Coulson faces prosecution over Tommy Sheridan
Emergency: Con-Dems don't care
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
Israel-Palestine: Netanyahu government fuels protests
Socialist Party workplace news
Unite conference reflects growth of socialist ideas
Argos workers strike for work-life balance
Locked-out pathology staff "cannot give in"
NSSN supporters back striking Tyneside Safety Glass workers
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
NHS: No to cuts!
Help fund the fight against the 1%
Why I joined the Socialist Party
Reading the revolution
Exposing Ukip's lies in Bracknell
Fracking: short-term profit before safety
Labour rejects rail renationalisation
Robert Service's historical prejudice on Liverpool
Britain's non-investing, cheap wage bosses
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