Dear Friends and Supporters,
Today, alongside our Reform UK Honorary President Nigel Farage, I have launched a new cross-party campaign called ‘Vote Power Not Poverty’. Our aims are simple.
We are demanding a referendum on the life-changing Net Zero plans forced upon us by Westminster politicians. We want the British people to have a say, both on our energy future and on Britain’s energy security.
We all care about the environment and want cleaner air. We all want to do our bit. But Westminster’s Net Zero is the wrong bit, at the wrong price, in the wrong timeframe.
The Westminster Net Zero plans will force us to change the cars we drive, change the way we heat our homes, change how much we travel and what we eat.
It is a radical change in the way we live. We deserve a national debate and a referendum on these life changing plans.
Our focus isn’t just on Net Zero.
British households are already buckling under the increasing costs of energy. It is estimated that more than 10% of households in the UK are now being forced to choose between heating and eating. And that number is rising, fast!
We have huge energy resources here in the U.K. that we can use for much cheaper energy bills! Right now, about half of our energy supply is being imported from abroad, including from Russia and the Middle East. We used to be a net exporter of energy but politicians over the last decade chose to ignore our own gas, instead sending our money and jobs overseas.
The good news is that we have a real treasure under our feet, called Shale Gas! There is an estimated 50 years worth of shale gas, estimated to be worth over £1 trillion, right under our feet. What’s more important is that we, the people, own this treasure. So, let’s use it!
Shale gas can be extracted by a variety of technologies, including new techniques. Shale gas does not mean fracking! They’re not one and the same thing. Let’s be a world leader in progressing new technologies to extract this treasure that we all own and can give us much cheaper energy bills.
Over the spring and summer of 2022, we will be holding public meetings and rallies across the UK. With the help of an exceptional list of speakers, our aim is to galvanise the great British public into pushing back against a Net Zero agenda that will destroy British jobs, whilst making us poorer and colder.
Our first meeting will be held at the University of Bolton Stadium, at 11am on Saturday 26th March.
I’m encouraging our members to come along, listen to what Nigel and I have to say, get involved in our campaign and help us to do what we’ve done before, put the power back into the hands of the British people, where it belongs. It’s time for our country to Vote for Power, Not Poverty.
I hope you can play your part.
Reform UK Leader
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