David Cameron appeared to dismiss the threat of the UK Independence Party - branding it a “political initiative”.

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During a visit to Norfolk the Conservative Party leader said he would tell Norfolk activists to hold their nerve and pull together, adding that “polls come and go”.

A huge surge of support for UKIP in the local council elections led to the so-called ‘rainbow alliance’ of Labour and Liberal Democrats at Norfolk County Council, supported by UKIP. And a recent general election poll – commissioned by UKIP – showed that Nigel Farage’s party was second behind Labour in Great Yarmouth, with the Tories coming third.

Mr Cameron, who met councillors, party activists and party chairs at the Maid’s Head Hotel in Norwich during the visit to Norfolk on Friday, said: “Here in Norfolk it proves the point - if you vote UKIP you get Labour. That is actually what has happened on your council. I think we have a very strong argument about what we are doing with the economy and for hard working people, we also have a strong political argument that you have to be careful what you vote for as you may end up with something you absolutely don’t want.”

He said he would tell Norfolk activists, who he met at the Maid’s Head Hotel in Norwich yesterday evening, “the plan is working”.

“We have got to hold our nerve and pull together as we are doing the right thing for the country. Above all, you know, polls come and go and political initiatives come but what really matters is serving your country and doing the right thing,” he added.

8 comments

  • the next election will be fought and won on one subject . IMMIGRATION

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    milecross

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • the next election will be fought and won on one subject . IMMIGRATION

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    milecross

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • the next election will be fought and won on one subject . IMMIGRATION

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    milecross

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • the next election will be fought and won on one subject . IMMIGRATION

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    milecross

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • Is that why Slippery Dave has visited us twice in as many months and is so interested in our roads???

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    norman hall

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

  • How successful Cameron's "Vote Ukip,Get Labour" message to Ukip voters in persuading them to go back to the Tories,will be a key determinant of the next general election.There must be great doubts that it will.Farage has described the other parties as 3 Social Democrat parties,including the Tories,and message boards are full of Ukip supporters decrying "the Lib-Lab-Con conspiracy",all of which comes to the conclusion many Ukippers see all the other parties as equally culpable so a Labour win is no more,no less worse than a Cameron victory.It is evident too Cameron himself inspires derision for failing to keep "cast-iron" commitments in the past.There may be be a liking for Miliband amongst Ukip voters but there is real hatred of Cameron.The Tories are,therefore,firing blanks .Some will return to the Tories but many definitely will not.

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    Peter Watson

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

  • Or to put it another way Davy boy "Vote UKIP and you get UKIP". There will be another coalition and if you don't start behaving it wont be you.

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    alecto

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • the only time the torys and the lib dems and labour will listen is when many are looking at the inside of the jobcentre

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    milecross

    Monday, January 20, 2014

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