'We are not exploiting the Manchester terror attack as the manifesto was printed before the incident', says UKIP No.2 Peter Whittle

'We are not exploiting the Manchester terror attack as the manifesto was printed before the incident', says UKIP

Peter Whittle discusses the UKIP manifesto (Stock image)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

UKIP deputy leader Peter Whittle says the party was right to release the manifesto today and it is not exploiting the terror attack, as the document was written before the incident.

Some have commented that the manifesto was exploiting the Manchester terror attack as it hits out at radical Islam and discusses integration.

However, Whittle told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the terrorist attack had no bearing on the manifesto as it was printed on Saturday (May 20), a day before the incident.

He also believes we shouldn't let attacks affect our normal lives so it was right to release the manifesto now, although it was a day late due to the terror attack.

Whittle thinks most people find a lack of will in other political parties to deal with the most serious problems, but UKIP will talk about these issues and put forward ideas to protect the public.

The deputy leader claims the Conservatives are not serious about delivering on their immigration targets, whereas UKIP are, and have proven with Brexit that the party can be influential even without representation in Westminster.

Listen to the full interview above