Thursday, 12 November 2009
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
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Saturday, 24 October 2009
As most of us are aware, the leader of the BNP has now appeared on a well known TV debate. I think everyone should be able to air their views as denying them a platform goes against the democratic principles that exist in the UK. A fundamental failure of our government to seriously debate immigration policy seems to be a big factor in creating interest in the views of the BNP. So what is the right approach?
From personal experience and reading a large amount of opinion that has been put up on various news web sites by the general public, I take the view we are overall a tolerant society. I don’t think as a nation we have any aspirations towards excluding the diversity of cultures that have enriched the UK. It looks to be more a case of the limited resources of a small country causing concern within our population in respect of it being unsustainable to have migration continue at the current rate.
“Indigenous people” was a point raised recently by the leader of the BNP and is worthy of exploration to actually decide what that means. What is being British?
I don’t personally have a definitive answer and doubt there actually is one.
Even in relatively recent history our country has been invaded by other cultures with the Vikings being one that springs to mind. All of these cultures from other countries have indeed at some point contributed to the gene pool that exists today. And looking back to when mankind first began to wander the planet, there are some very convincing arguments that favour a theory of us all originating on the continent of Africa before evolving into what we are today.
The burning issue at this time of recession and high unemployment combined with a real strain on all resources seems to be based around the number of people coming here. The issue of who those people are does not seem to be as prominent as we already have a diverse range of ethnicity present. Again having taken a spread of public opinion there seems to be little evidence that supports the idea that there are particular races that are unwelcome. Since we opened our borders and enabled unhindered migration to occur, it’s plain to see that government predictions have in reality been far from the reality of what has occurred.
The people targeted and used as propaganda via the media have been those wishing to come here from outside the EU. It’s now far harder to have a spouse come to the UK and other reasons for coming here of a similar nature have also been targeted. In fact it seems that most people from outside the EU who follow due process in an effort to relocate to the UK have large financial hurdles as well as the bureaucracy to overcome in an effort to have us all believe something is being done to control our borders. If the same approach were to be put in place for all wishing to come here and each applicant were to be given a fair hearing within a constraint of what is a practical number; we wouldn’t have the concerns that now exist.
An even handed approach might be one way to proceed where there are limits set which are subject to review in respect of all countries that have people wishing to migrate to the UK. I don’t believe cherry picking the talent from any country is a fair approach either, as that can lead to a shortage of the brightest in society in a country where the person originated. That method of allowing people to come, is to my mind also discrimination.