Exit is credit to UKIP

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Isn’t it strange how the Conservatives have changed from loving the EU to hating it?

Mr Osborne only a month ago was warning us that we’d be £4,300 a year worse off if we are out of the EU, our pensions would collapse, no one would want to trade with us. Now he tells us we have one of the strongest economies in the world and we are renewing ties and friendships all over the globe, new trade deals are coming, the stock market is higher than it has been in months and much more good news.

We have Mrs May, our new Prime Minister, only a few weeks ago, was telling us there was no way we could manage outside the EU. Now she is telling us we are bound for greatness as a free, independent nation.

And Bath MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is putting the credit for all this at the door of David Cameron, the man, who only weeks ago, was telling us more stories of doom and disaster than Jackanory.

Not one of the three of them has given a word of thanks or praise to UKIP, the real architects of this success. It is, apparently, all due to these leading Conservative people who “never really liked the EU” and never doubted we would be successful outside.

Strange then that only weeks ago these same Tory leaders were saying we could not survive without the EU and that Brexit, was leading us to disaster. Now that has changed and, they claim, we have the Tories to thank for their enlightened leadership and getting us out of the EU; “UKIP, mate, Nigel who? Never heard of them”.

Well, any person or party which can turn its coat that quickly never really believes in its message and can turn their coat back again just as quickly.

By turning their back so fast, first on our true friends in the Commonwealth in 1973 by taking us into the EU, and now our ‘friends in Europe’ by leading us out, the Tories have shown their turncoat credentials twice, and that they can’t be trusted to keep their word.

Above all they have proved beyond doubt that the need for UKIP.

Ron McQuillan