Ukip urges voters to 'sod the lot'
Ukip said "Sod the lot" as they launched their manifesto, telling voters it was time to ditch the three main parties.
The party's new poster features the faces of Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg alongside the slogan "Sod The Lot".
Ukip leader Lord Pearson of Rannoch said it was time for a new politics and argued that leaving the EU would save up to £120 billion a year - with no jobs or trade lost from Britain. It was a choice of public sector cuts from all major parties versus no cuts at all under Ukip, he said.
After securing the election of 13 MEPs in the last European elections, Ukip is hoping to make a breakthrough with the election of its first MP in a Westminster election.
In particular, it is targeting the Buckingham constituency of Commons Speaker John Bercow, where the party's former leader Nigel Farage is standing.
The party will not field candidates in constituencies held by MPs who it is satisfied are opposed to Britain's membership of the EU. Lord Pearson named the Conservative candidates Ukip would not run against as Philip Davies (Shipley), Douglas Carswell (Clacton), Janice Small (Batley and Spen), Alex Story (Wakefield), and Philip Hollobone (Kettering).
It will also not run against Labour's David Drew in Stroud and independent Bob Spink in Castle Point. Ukip will actively campaign to elect these candidates but Lord Pearson was at pains to say they had not asked for Ukip's help.
In its manifesto, Ukip promises an "end to uncontrolled mass immigration" through the introduction of an immediate five-year immigration freeze followed by a new stricter points-based system.
It reaffirms a plan to ban Muslim face coverings such as the burkha and pledges to "scrap political correctness in public affairs".
And it commits to setting up a Royal Commission to "allow scientists to reach a conclusion about the facts and economic implications of global warming", adding that the party is "sceptical" about man-made global warming claims.