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UKIP councillor who called for NHS privatisation ‘resigns’ in ‘politically cynical’ move

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Samuel Fletcher, the UKIP councillor for Keighley who tweeted last year that “I would completely scrap the NHS and require everyone to take out private health insurance” has announced his resignation from the party.

However, it seems that this is a lie. He is on record as stating that he has not formally resigned from UKIP but hopes for re-election as an Independent during council elections in May, after which he would retake the UKIP whip.

According to Right of Centre, “The stated reason for Sam Fletcher’s resignation from UKIP is that he has embarrassed the party over his views on the NHS… Samuel seemingly fell on his sword in order to no longer embarrass UKIP.

“However, Sam Fletcher has been telling people online that his ‘resignation’ is a politically cynical move. He has admitted on Facebook ‘I had a plan right from the word go before I left UKIP.’ He further elaborated on his plan saying ‘I haven’t actually formally resigned from UKIP. I am going back after the elections in May.’

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It seems the citizens of Keighley need to be told about this menace to democracy.

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UKIP says it doesn’t want to scrap the NHS – OH REALLY?

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The Party of Free Speech – and its many minions, members and supporters – have been avid to tell us they do not intend any harm to our great National Health Service recently. This is odd, when you consider the ever-increasing number of candidates who will admit the exact opposite, behind closed doors.

Look at the image (above) – it is a Tweet from Samuel Fletcher, a UKIP council candidate in Keighley, and it seems very straightforward.

For more of Mr Fletcher’s wisdom (if you can call it that), take a look at this Huffington Post article from January.

If you’re thinking Mr Fletcher is out on his own, here’s Bradley Monk, a candidate for Winchester Eastgate in last year’s council elections, who tweeted at the time: “The welfare state is massively bloated. I’d scrap the NHS personally, but that is political suicide.”

He was right, because he didn’t get elected. Perhaps he should have stayed quiet about it, in the same way the Conservative Party hushed up its plans for the NHS before the 2010 General Election, when David Cameron warned Andrew Lansley not to speak about the plan to privatise the NHS that he had spent the previous six or seven years creating.

Cameron knew it was poison to the electorate.

Would you vote for UKIP, knowing these clowns are bad for your health?

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