Thank you for visiting this site. The purpose of building this site is frustration. Yes, frustration with how I personally feel about the way our country is run and my inability to find a way of communicating directly with those in power and those who would like to be governing the country post election. This site will focus mostly on the subject of immigration for now, as that appears to be an issue that has allowed the formation of a vacuum that is currently being exploited by the BNP. I will try to be impartial in the way I run this site and hope it can develop into a place for healthy debate where points can be made and discussed and debated without any personal attacks or prejudice in relation to individuals who might wish to express themselves on this platform. I would like the site to be inclusive of a diversity of views and will throw in a number of posts that reflect my personal views which may or may not be debated or simply act as a starting point to build upon. Having just started building this site I am unsure how it will progress, but would ideally like it to be something which can be made available to MPs if someone would like their MP to visit the site and see what people think and perhaps an MP might wish to join in with a topic. I am also covering other topics which at first glance might seem unrelated, but as with any desire to exert pressure on our politicians it is useful to attack from more than one direction. Visitors to this site are very welcome to comment using the open reply link; to any post and begin a debate around that topic. Also feel free to distribute this site by posting a link to it on other sites.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Today's Observations

Today Gordon Brown made a speech to outline the achievements of the labour party in taking control of immigration and migration and new steps which could be taken going forwards. Once again, the policies are aimed at non EU migrants and asylum seekers without any real mention of EU migration in a tangible way. It’s not just Labour as the Conservatives have been reticent in speaking up clearly in respect of how they might respond to people’s real concerns over these issues.

Having once again looked at a broad spectrum of public response that has been articulated on media sites from all persuasions, it’s clear that the big issue is the least discussed by the three main political parties in the UK. The problem stems from Labour’s total failure to negotiate in respect of capping EU migration when agreeing the terms under which they signed the Lisbon treaty and made the UK a more integral part of the European super state. This does not appear to be the case for other countries which has led to a disproportionate number of EU migrants arriving in the UK which has already put greater pressure on services and housing. Labour have now acknowledged; this is an actuality but will not associate the issue with EU migration for the fear of actually admitting what many moderate people are thinking.

There is absolutely no place for racism in UK society and on the whole it is not a great issue. But let’s not be complacent as parties like the BNP are beginning to capitalise on people’s utter despair at the main parties and their inability to even discuss EU migration. Personally I’m hoping that UKIP will in the coming weeks bring these issues out in the open along with the broader debate in respect of EU membership in general. David Cameron has blown it and has no backbone to deal with any fundamental issues that relate to the UK’s EU membership. To be fair there will be such complete financial mess for an incoming Conservative government to try to get to grips with a battle with the powers in Brussels is not something he would want to become embroiled in early on.

To govern with authority an incoming change of prime minister will need their party to win a general election convincingly. The biggest danger facing UK politics in the coming year is the possibility of a hung parliament or a new government having too few seats to push policies through in a concise way. People will vote BNP and they will in larger numbers vote for UKIP because they feel badly let down by the mainstream alternatives. Many people want to see the back of the current government but unless they get totally annihilated in the general election the mandate for a future government will not be a convincing one.

I will certainly be raising these issues with my local candidates and hope that many people take the opportunity to do likewise. If David Cameron were to announce a tangible policy in respect of EU migration, a time frame for untangling ourselves from an unpopular war in Afghanistan and a fiscal policy that recognises the obscene debt built up by the current shower who seem intent on ruining our economy on their way out; he would overnight transform the nature of the imminent general election and refresh the UK’s vision in respect of looking forwards to positive change. I strongly urge anyone who reads this to put pressure on their local MPs and state clearly their opinions on the issues that matter to them. There are several months remaining until we actually get to vote for a prime minister for a change. If we use this time to state very clearly to our politicians the things that we want to be able to vote upon and shape future policy, there might still be enough time in which the people can actually have their wishes taken account of by those who aspire to govern.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Widening Debate

Having started this site with the issues arising from UK immigration policy, I have decided that my initial approach is simply too narrow. My logic in coming to this conclusion, is the staggering number of issues that expose our politicians in the UK. I can see that a multifaceted approach is likely to have more success in ridding UK politics of individuals who are not willing to represent the genuine wishes of the voters on whom they depend for their jobs. To apply pressure that will ultimately influence decisions in politics, the voters must first make sure the politicians know it is the UK electorate that have the final say. Thus far it is very plain, they either don't get it, or they do but don't give a damn. Perhaps when they get voted out, the scent of coffee will be some small comfort to them. At the moment, the best opportunity for a long, long time has arisen in the shape of the expenses outrage. People from all walks of life and political persuasions are justifiably disgusted by the conduct of many MPs who have abused their position of trust. Personally I'd like to see an interim government put in place that excludes any person who has acted without integrity, then have fresh submissions for candidates in a process lasting for six months, during which time they can become elected MPs. Then it would be time for a period of time where each party could state its case for government, followed by a general election. I can see no other way that will result in the confidence of the UK electorate being restored. I have no personal agenda other than wanting to feel that real democracy can thrive in UK politics which represents the wishes of the people, and not some other unexplainable set of ideals like we currently have. I don't know all there is to know about UK politics and openly invite others to contribute here; by posting replies. All opinions are welcome, but there is no place here for personal attacks of any kind in respect of any one who participates and has a view that can be debated. I don't see any need for obscenities or descriptions of politicians or any other person beyond simply naming them in a factual way and mentioning subjects that are not relevant to real subject matter. This site will be run in an open minded way, but obvious, needless insulting material can and will be removed if it oversteps the line of common decency. I am not prepared to associate myself with anything that goes beyond proper debate and will delete posts that are unfit. Other than that, go for it, enjoy some sharing of opinion and debate.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

My Media Comment Sat 31/10/2009

After becoming a little more optimistic that an unelected PM is likely to lose a general election, I'm now looking at what's likely to replace the current regime. My optimism is fading fast like Cameron's promises and it's all beginning to sound like a Bliar manifesto all over again. Mr Cameron did in some way seem to offer a little light at the end of the tunnel for a while, but any U turn on a position of allowing the electorate to have a real say in respect of the Lisbon treaty and other EU policies that directly influence the UK would certainly increase voter apathy. I along with possibly very many people in the UK feel that politicians have distanced themselves from the voters to embark upon their own separate agendas. From what I've read, it appears that a say in respect of the Lisbon treaty and matters arising, is a real desire that has been very well communicated in much of the media. Other areas of foreign policy like Afghanistan and Immigration have also attracted huge debate, and yet Mr Cameron has failed woefully to offer us concrete alternative answers in respect of these issues. I suspect that the conservatives will win the general election simply because many people find the current government disgraceful and deceitful. It seems very sad that the result of a general election might come down to the fact that people dislike Gordon Brown with a passion, rather than being passionate that David Cameron is the best person to take us forwards. We are certainly heading for far tougher times than we have already experienced during this recession. The issues with alcohol, crime, drug abuse, are likely to escalate as people lose hope in the face of knowing that their votes and hopes are not going to materialise to allow our nation to pull together and rise up from the tattered ruins of total mismanagement by one or more previous governments. Let's be realistic, it is not going to be a minority party in power after the election, it will be one of the main two. David Cameron appears to be resting on that fact and seems satisfied to possibly take over from Gordon Brown on the strength of people's anger with the current government. Listen up Mr Cameron, coming to power because Labour lose an election is not enough, you have to talk loud and often and clearly about your position on the EU, immigration, and the war we are currently involved in and offer us an alternative set of ideas to support and take forwards. If your hands are tied, as they appear to be, tell us why so we can understand how it is our country is simply blown along on some ill fated breeze, I'm sure we can cope with knowing a few home truths. Perhaps that's it, the truth is no longer a valid currency and eventually the pound will share its fate along with hope for a future that will inspire our children to strive towards a future that offers them hope instead of denying them a decent outlook and a reason to be engaged.