>> Good morning, everyone.>> After a delay, due to the Manchester bombing, UKIP released their manifesto today. I'm Reuters reporter Costas Pitas reporting from Central London.>> Before we start, I'd like to offer
]>> UKIP had planned to release their promises ahead of the general election on Wednesday but after Monday night's attack in Manchester, they and other political parties suspended campaigning.
UKIP have used today's manifesto launch to talk a lot about security to blame Theresa May who was Home Secretary and then of course Prime Minister for failings, for cuts in the service. So they were making the Manchester attack an issue here. We haven't had any polls since then and it may be a few days before we get the first polls that really register whether that's changed the debate.
>> The manifesto was written several days ago and then delayed because of the attacks in Manchester. It reiterates policy ideas that we've heard from UKIP over the last few weeks and months, it talks about a ban on the face veil, for example. It talks about cutting foreign aid spending, about wanting to reduce migration, a catchy angle on their migration policy has been a one in one out idea.
And that's really tapping into some of the concerns of their core voters, which is the levels of people who've been coming to the UK in the last few years.>>
]>> To give a sense of where it was the last time we voted, they were only 13% in 2015, but they got just one seat because of the way the UK electoral system works.
Now polls are showing that their share of the vote is likely to half. A lot of that is because people who voted for UKIP in 2015 wanting Brexit, wanting a referendum, have now had both since then. So UKIP's share will fall by half, but that's not the best gauge of seats necessarily because percentage of the vote and number of seats doesn't tally up in the UK.