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REFORM LEADER TO KICKSTART ELECTION CAMPAIGN WITH ISLE OF WIGHT VISIT ON MONDAY

The Leader of Reform UK is to visit the Isle of Wight on Monday, kickstarting the party’s Isle of Wight candidates’ election campaigns.

Richard Tice will be attending an ‘Evening With’ event at the Riverside Centre in Newport on Bank Holiday Monday (27th May) at 18:00.

Reform has put forward 2 candidates here on the Isle of Wight; Sarah Morris for Isle of Wight East and Ian Pickering for Isle of Wight West – although the party has until 7th June to finalise its candidates.

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Both candidates will be hoping to secure victory in the General Election, which has been called for 4th July. Richard is standing himself in Boston and Skegness.

Reform’s key focuses include reforming the; economy, energy strategy, public sector and institutions.

Tickets are available for £5 by calling Sarah on 07435122180.

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Sloop John B.
Sloop John B.
25 days ago

I’ll be voting for them, drain the swamp

Peter Piper
Peter Piper
25 days ago

Reform UK seem to be peddling the usual populist, extreme right-wing claptrap but it is interesting that they also want to abolish inheritance tax and change planning rules to help property developers. I bet their leader, Richard Tice, who is a multi-millionaire property developer, picked those policies to suit himself. All of their other policies are identical to those of the Tories but delivered in a more basic and offensive manner. They are promising nothing different other than policies that line the pockets of rich property developers.

Pickled Pepper
Pickled Pepper
Reply to  Peter Piper
25 days ago

Yeah, can’t wait until labour get in and everything thing will be run by unions . Everyone will be on strike . Probably wearing rainbow lanyards and wristbands.

Proud Overner
Proud Overner
Reply to  Pickled Pepper
25 days ago

Correct glad to read that someone has a memory from the past. Unlike most of the live in a bubble islanders.

Peter Piper
Peter Piper
Reply to  Pickled Pepper
25 days ago

You seem to be confusing the 1970s with the more recent Labour terms in government, which were great.

Peter Purves
Peter Purves
Reply to  Peter Piper
24 days ago

And you also seem to have missed the fact that “everyone” was on strike recently and the unions secured pay deals that allowed people to survive the cost of living crisis. What a bunch of blinkered fools you are.

Little Miss Sensible
Little Miss Sensible
25 days ago

excellent news, the country is moving to the right, great news, trouble with socialism is they want everything you have, except your job!

Wightlink
Wightlink
Reply to  Little Miss Sensible
25 days ago

“they want everything you have, except your job”
I think you’re confusing that with the Tories….

(except, of course, the Tories have already taken it,,.
which is why the Tax Burden is the higest since the war & all public services are chronically under-funded.
& why the privitised water companies have given all the profits to the (mostly) Tory shareholders instead of investing in infrastruture & now want to raise prices by 90%+ to give even more to the shareholders… )

Garfield
Garfield
Reply to  Wightlink
25 days ago

still at least we’ll have our pensions, oh wait, Alistair Darling & the unelected Gordon Brown took them, along with 12bn of public sector funding in 4 years, labour? great, can’t wait!

Wightlink
Wightlink
Reply to  Garfield
25 days ago

the Tory ‘story’ is that their ‘Austerity’ policy, which caused so much damage to the NHS & Education etc, was necessary because of the 2008 financial crash,. which did happen while Labour were in power,..

however what they fail to mention, is that the major cause of that financial crash,,.. which caused a lot of damage to pension funds (mine included) amongst everything else, was the de-regulation of the banking industry, (allowing extreme reckless trading, for massive multi-million-pound bankers bonuses), by the previous CONservative government.

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  Wightlink
24 days ago

laughable, austerity due to Labour nearly bankrupting the country don’t you mean, borrow, borrow, that’s the Labour way!

Wightiink
Wightiink
Reply to  Qwerty King
24 days ago

The root cause of the financial issues, during the last labour government was greed based policies of the.previous Conservative govt.
As with now, labour, unfortunately, only seems to get into power when the CONservatives have f**Ked it all up, (& given all the money to their rich friends).. & then get blamed for the mess they inherit…

Smudger
Smudger
Reply to  Wightiink
24 days ago

instead of the socially draining parasite left, pass me the rose tinted specs when you’re finished please!

Judy Muskett
Judy Muskett
Reply to  Qwerty King
24 days ago

How many years have the Tory Party been in charge and 14 years later you re still blaming Labour? Our hospitals are underfunded, Schools ,Councils and Universities are going bankrupt and Water Companies are polluting our countryside as the money they should ve spent on looking after this valuable asset was given to the Shareholders instead of being invested in badly needed improvements! That is without mentioning the Covid Parties and all the mayhem that went on there and the vast profits certain companies amassed including the record profits made by the energy firms later whilst we all froze as we couldn’t afford to heat our homes? They must have laughed all the way to the bank! They don’t care about people ,only money !

Gold Rush
Gold Rush
Reply to  Garfield
25 days ago

Don’t worry Garfield, we’ve always got the national gold reserves to fall back on, oh hang on, Labour squandered that too!

Wightiink
Wightiink
Reply to  Garfield
24 days ago

What about the unelected Lizz Truss, who in a couple of days, gave massive tax-breaks to the rich (and nothing to the less well off) & crashed the economy..
&The unelected Sunak, who has spent half a billion on his Rwanda publicity stunt, with absolutely no results….

Joe nash
Joe nash
Reply to  Wightlink
25 days ago

A huge drain on public service is the illegals and labour are very quite about what they will do. Cost a fortune to keep them and to deal with. Seems to be a nice little earner for the legal system.

Wightiink
Wightiink
Reply to  Joe nash
24 days ago

&, the CONservative record on dealing with illegal immigration is what???
The numbers coming over on the boats higher than ever this year…
Oh ,.. how about half a billion pounds on the Rwanda publicity stunt & not one single immigrant removed…

Oswald Moseley
Oswald Moseley
Reply to  Wightiink
24 days ago

here comes Wightlink, but he forgets In 2011, Blair became godfather to one of Rupert Murdoch’s daughters. In doing so, he cemented a long-running friendship with the world’s most powerful right-wing ideologue — curious form for the ex-leader of a democratic socialist party. In 2018, it was revealed that the Tony Blair Institute had received a £9 million advisory fee from the Saudi Arabian government, making him the indirect beneficiary of a murderous regime condemned by Amnesty International and the UN for its human rights abuses.

Most heinous of all were the findings of the 2016 Chilcot Report into the (still ongoing) Iraq War. This offered conclusive legal proof that Blair had deliberately exaggerated the threat posed by Sadam Hussain

Peter Purves
Peter Purves
Reply to  Oswald Moseley
24 days ago

Ahem. Tony Blair is not the leader of the Labour party and hasn’t been since 2007. Newcastle United FC is owned by Saudi Arabia, which also owns the Independent and Evening Standard newspapers, 10% of Heathrow Airport, the Savoy Hotel, as well as high stakes in HSBC, Jaguar, BP, BT, and Shell, etc. It is a rich country and invests widely. Saudi Arabia provides funds to Oxford University, Cambridge University, LSE, etc. You can’t just condemn the Tony Blair Institute when “dirty” Saudi money is everywhere.

Marion White
Marion White
Reply to  Peter Purves
24 days ago

how ironic, nor is Liz Truss the Tory leader, hoisted by ones petard I see!

Rich Benson
Rich Benson
Reply to  Wightiink
24 days ago

pray tell, please, inform us all what the Labour policy is?

Miss Sensible
Miss Sensible
25 days ago

£5 !!!!!!!.
For what ?????? To listen to
the same old we will do promises!!!.
Same smirking phoney smile ….
Same load B S …..
Bet they all pull every other party apart …..
All tarred and feathered with the same brush.!!!!!!

Wightlink
Wightlink
25 days ago

“Tickets are available for £5”
What ??????

they want you to vote for them AND they expect you to pay for it as well ???

Richard Tice, is a multi-millionaire property developer, and you have to pay to see him…??

(they really must be Tory underneath….)

Last edited 25 days ago by Wightlink
Liz
Liz
25 days ago

DO NOT part with £5.00!! Utter cheek. Noone else charges too vote or listen too bs

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Liz
25 days ago

you don’t speak for me

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Liz
24 days ago

Maybe under them you could get educated and learn to spell.

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
25 days ago

I think they’ll use the £5 to stock up on jack boots for the faithful.

Oswald Moseley
Oswald Moseley
Reply to  Qwerty King
24 days ago

hopefully, my current pair need reheeling!

Peter Piper
Peter Piper
25 days ago

Surely you’ve all realised by now that the Tories and Reform actually want to replace all the workers with AI and robots. Then they can quite happily gas the lot of us. We are just a pain in the arse to them. They worship money.

Blondie
Blondie
25 days ago

Certainly will be getting my vote, but the £5 charge is a utter disgrace, that will put people off voting for reform bad decision.

MachiavellianRebellion
MachiavellianRebellion
25 days ago

Would I pay to listen to the Reform r e p r o b a t e s discuss their nonsensical pledges for hours upon end?

I’d rather watch paint dry.

Dave S
Dave S
25 days ago

£5 per ticket. Bunch of grifters.

Antigone
Antigone
25 days ago

Bring your own ( Coleman’s) mustard, it’s excellent with gammon. Maybe some pineapple rings too, whilst you part with your money.

Marcus
Marcus
25 days ago

Since when did people who are trying to secure your vote expect you to pay to hear their lies and nonsense? Reform and the Tories are hell bent on getting people to keep coughing up money to line their pockets. You would have to be a complete dunce to fall for that.

Joe nash
Joe nash
25 days ago

What pay him to try and sell his party? That sort of reform I don’t want. Pay me or put on buffet and I might go.

Dave
Dave
25 days ago

I personally believe Tice is a WEF plant

Rebell
Rebell
24 days ago

Big mistake charging a fiver

Wightiink
Wightiink
Reply to  Rebell
24 days ago

Yeah, it just shows what their focus is…
Steal all your money & feed you on bullsh1t…..(Just like the CONservatives)

Peter Piper
Peter Piper
24 days ago

Hilarious reading all of these morons pledging their support to Reform when they haven’t even got a clue what policies this “party” is promoting. You are all just hoping that they are racist as you because that is your only concern. Tell me three policies that differ from those of the Tories, other than wanting to abolish inheritance tax and changing planning rules to help property developers like Tice.

Rich Benson
Rich Benson
Reply to  Peter Piper
24 days ago

can we see your evidence & factual content on racist views please, because I have just read every comment on this thread & race, creed or ethnicity isn’t mentioned once, can I ask you, does labour have an issue with anti-semitism still, it may influence where I place my ‘X’

Peter Purves
Peter Purves
Reply to  Rich Benson
24 days ago

Name one policy other than those mentioned by Piper… Why do you want to vote Reform?

Rich Benson
Rich Benson
Reply to  Peter Purves
24 days ago

never answer a question with another question, it shows lack of depth, knowledge & intelligence. It also fuels poor debate, can you of answer my question 1st are labour anti-semetic?

Marion White
Marion White
Reply to  Peter Purves
24 days ago

where does Rich say he’s a reform voter, I can’t see it anywhere, all I can see is left in reverse, Peter, Peter do better please

Peter Purves
Peter Purves
Reply to  Marion White
24 days ago

Anyone know any Reform policies? Anyone? No. I thought not. Just a room full of dumb sheep who want to line the pockets of a multimillionaire property developer.

Peter Purve
Peter Purve
Reply to  Marion White
24 days ago

Rich showed he is a Reform voter by defending them. Obviously.

Peter Purve
Peter Purve
Reply to  Rich Benson
24 days ago

Rich you still haven’t told me any Reform policies. You are obviously a big fan because you rose to the racist baiting. See the logic. Now. Name some policies for me … No? You’ve got nothing have you.

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  Peter Purve
24 days ago

& you still haven’t confirmed if Labour are anti semetic, see the logic?…..still waiting

Yam
Yam
24 days ago

If the ferries are running!

Jude
Jude
24 days ago

It’ll be worth 5 pound to throw bananas at him

J. Staynes
J. Staynes
21 days ago

Not entirely sure why I need to pay £5 to find out more about the Reform Party’s policies. Not overly impressed and will be checking out other candidates with more enthusiasm…..

 

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