Montgomery: We shouldn’t have to contribute to another green fantasy project.


On the 23rd September, North Down Borough Council ratified the spend of £2500 as a contribution to DRD Ecar project.

The proposal locally is to provide a charging point at Bangor Aurora for electric vehicles.

The £2500 spend represents 25% of the total installation cost, in addition there will be an annual local fee of £400 to cover servicing and maintenance.

Commenting on this development, UKIP North Down Councillor John Montgomery said:

“Although this is not a substantial amount of money, I object on the basis that we already contribute heavily to the exchequer through fuel duties and road tax. This is just another stealth tax.

I feel that electric vehicles are elitist as the cost is substantially outside the range of most ordinary people.”

Commenting further, Cllr Montgomery said:

“The North Down Green Jihadi don’t like my comments. Instead, they constantly extoll the virtues of electric cars with their ‘vast environmental qualities’ and how they would seemingly reduce the use of fossil fuels.”

“They didn’t seem to want to hear the simple fact that these electric charging points are powered by fossil fuels at the generating plant. The greens are keen to embrace the cuddly points of their argument. Where they tend to trip up is, their arguments are often devoid of reality.”

“Why should we have to contribute even more money through subsidy for another green fantasy project?



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McNarry says reshuffle a missed opportunity


McNarry says reshuffle a missed opportunity

David McNarry MLA, UKIP’s leader in Northern Ireland, has said that the latest DUP ministerial reshuffle was a missed opportunity to build unionist unity.

“Peter Robinson talks about unionist unity but when an opportunity comes along to build confidence in that idea, it gets conveniently forgotten. By appointing a Minister from another party, the DUP could have created the kind of atmosphere in which unionist unity could be fostered.”

“Moving the chess pieces about within his own party is all very well but it lacks the stamp of a really big idea. It, quite simply, does not fire the imagination.”

Destruction On Main Street Condemned

UKIP North Down Councillor John Montgomery has today expressed his sadness at the wanton destruction in Main Street, where a large number of businesses had their property damaged.

Commenting, Cllr Montgomery said:

” At a time when many local businesses continue to struggle day on day, the very last thing they need is this sort of mindless attack being thrust upon them. Aside from the obvious disruption to their day to day trade whilst having this damage repaired, there may be additional costs through any insurance claim.”

Commenting further, Cllr Montgomery said:

“Locally, our businesses need all the support that they can get. To that end, I would urge anyone with any information to please get in touch with the Police.”

“People, however are asking the question; where were the Police while this sustained attack was happening; did they not hear anything? Indeed, whilst security cameras are helpful, it is feet on the ground that will deter this sort of activity.”