I voted Green, because according to voteforpolicies.org they are the ones who I agree with most.
UKIP, I find dangerously misrepresenting Europe for quick xenophobic votes. Aside from the fact their candidates and donors are pro-eugenic, fascist, elephant hating, homophobic, sexist, racist, thieving, rapist-apologetic, bigots (and every one of these phrases is a link to a different person)... here is my response to the "What do we get for our £55m per day?" posted in another thread.
IIRC it's actually £75 per person per year it costs us, if you look at the difference between what we pay and what we get back. That £55 million per day is HUGELY inflated by UKIP, and doesn't take into account investment by the EU in this country. The other parties don't ask this question because they know it's not actually a question.
What do we get for our money?
- No war in Europe since the EU started. That's a good bonus IMO.
- The ability to work and life anywhere in the EU we like. Fun fact: there are 5 million British citizens living across Europe currently. That's what, 8% of our population?
- Access to EU markets. Our exports currently are valued at £12 billion per month. Would we still manage to export the same if we left and then had to pay EU import taxes? UKIP think so but can't back it up, economists are not so sure. They want us to maintain a link in the same way that Norway does, but then Norway pays about 80% of the cost per person that we do so not sure where the gain is (other than sounding good to get votes)
There's a good article on the cost of the EU here.
Other policies UKIP have announced include:
- scrapping maternity leave and child care benefits
- scrapping inheritance tax (one for the rich people there)
- flat income tax (ditto)
- scrap all renewable energy subsidies (as they're climate change deniers)