UKIP's Nathan Gill asks what is un-Welsh about wanting to put power back into the hands of people after the Party is attacked by rattled Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood
Responding to the accusation by Leanne Wood, Plaid Cymru's Leader, that UKIP is "un-Welsh" Nathan Gill, UKIP's lead MEP Candidate for Wales said:
"I have been called today by dozens of our supporters and members who are horrified by Plaid Cymru Leader, Leanne Woods claim that somehow to vote UKIP means that you are un-Welsh. What is un-Welsh about wanting to put power back into the hands of people? The EU is un-democratic. We love Europe, but not the EU superstate, with its power grab to Brussels at the expense of Nations and the regions. Was it not Brussels that wreaked havoc on the farmers of Wales with EID, and Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans having to admit that there was nothing that she could do to stop it.
We understand that Plaid Cymru is afraid of losing their coveted MEP, as a recent ITVWales/YouGov opinion poll shows that UKIP are now polling 20%, well above Plaid.
However, for the party to descend to gutter politics and mud slinging is bigoted and outrageous. They are very much one of the establishment parties, and have now closed ranks with the LibLabCon in trying to attack UKIP and our supporters, instead of presenting their own case."
Are Plaid Cymru really saying that the hundred of thousands of people in Wales who will be voting UKIP on May the 22nd are not Welsh?
And who was it who made Leanne Wood and Plaid Cymru the arbiters of who is and isn't Welsh?
Jonathan Edwards, the Plaid Cymru MP showed the true colours of Plaid Cymru politics by attacking our Wales Rugby Captain, Sam Warburton, questioning his captaincy just because he feels that he is British."
UKIP County Councillor on the Vale of Glamorgan, Kevin Mahoney added:
"Let this be a huge warning shot for the people of Wales, that Leanne Wood and Plaid Cymru believe that the majority of the people of Wales who do not vote for them and agree with their policies are un-Welsh.
While I am fundamentally against the majority of policies that Leanne Wood and her party put forwards, I am in favour of balanced debate on any subject that affects Wales. She can rest assured that I do not regard her as any less Welsh than myself."
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Latest Opinion Polls In Wales Predicts 5 AMs and puts UKIP in 2nd Place in the Euro Elections for May
The first data from the latest Wales Barometer opinion poll shows UKIP now in second place for the European Election in May. A big increase in the party's support since the last poll in December means it has overtaken the Conservatives.
Wales has four seats in the European Parliament. At the last election, in 2009, UKIP won a Welsh seat for the first time, with 13% support. The Conservatives, with 21%, Labour on 20% and Plaid Cymru on 19%. each also won a single seat.
If the latest opinion poll figures are repeated on election day, Labour would win the first two seats, UKIP the third seat and the Conservatives the fourth. Plaid Cymru would be without an MEP for the first time since the present voting system was introduced in 1999.
The poll also predicts that UKIP will gain 5 seats in the 2016 Welsh Assembly Elections. This is consistent forecasting for UKIP.
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