Ukip will replace the Labour party as the dominant force in Wales, Neil Hamilton claimed today
The Ukip leader in the Welsh Assembly echoed a similar pledge made by Paul Nuttall, who vowed to “make Ukip the patriotic voice of working people” when he took over from Nigel Farage.
Mr Hamilton told the Express.co.uk: “The Labour party is dead on its feet really. It came into existence to be the authentic voice of working people.
“If you look at the nature of the people who are MPs, or who are AMs in Cardiff, there are very few who have any real experience of working life in business, or in industry, or anything outside the public sector or politics.
Mr Hamilton echoed a similar pledge made by Paul Nuttall
The Labour party is dead on its feet really. It came into existence to be the authentic voice of working people
“Our aim over the next four years is to build our party organisation hopefully to replace the Labour party as the dominant political force in Wales.”
He added: “There’s a disconnect between the Labour leadership and the rest of the party.
"That’s why in places like Ebbw Vale and Merthyr and other Valley’s seat, the Brexit vote was so overwhelming in the referendum last year and why Ukip could go from a standing start to getting 20 per cent of the vote in so many of these seats.”
The Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales also blasted Labour’s Carwyn Jones and Plaid Cmyru’s Leanne Wood’s backdoor plot to keep Britain within the EU and single market.
The unholy alliance between Wales’ two left-wing parties published a Brexit paper together last month. The two parties claimed their document was “not a list of demands” but a scheme to “secure the best deal for Wales”.
Mr Hamilton announced that Ukip in Wales would be releasing its own Brexit paper to rebuke the document pushed out by Labour and Plaid Cymru.
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He said: “It’s one great big vacuous document, an exercise in spin. There is no Brexit plan.
Jeremy Corbyn's cohort of politicians have lost touch with ordinary voters, Mr Hamilton claimed
"Anyway, they don’t want Brexit. It’s an attempt on their part, and we see this every single week in Cardiff, to undermine the result of the referendum.”
The former Tory MP blasted his former party’s attempt to manage migration into Britain and promised Ukip would hold the Government to account.
Mr Hamilton said: “They have had the power to control migration from outside the EU all along and they have failed dismally. There has been as many people from outside the EU as there has been from inside the EU, so they have failed to use the controls they have.”