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Immigration – Cameron’s ridiculous response.

30 Nov

So, at last David Cameron announces the Government’s plans to deal with immigration. What do we get? We get a headline grabbing piece of misdirection that looks good but is practically useless – a weak and pusillanimous response to the problem that gets nowhere near the real issues and fears of the man in the street.

He plans to persuade the EU, by Treaty change, no less, that EU immigrants should not be eligible for State handouts within 4 years of their arrival. There are 260,000 new people coming into the country every year and this is the best he can come up with.

It is ridiculous at so many levels.

Firstly it will take 10 years to negotiate. Inevitably it will be watered down to something like 1 year. In the meantime we have to create the equivalent of a new large town every year.

Secondly, most EU immigrants do not come here for State handouts. They come here to find work and for the most part, they succeed. So the financial savings are small and will make little impact on EU immigration. And of course, EU immigration is not controllable. The treaties already signed decide that.

Thirdly, when the public say that they want immigration numbers to drop, they are not really talking about the EU at all. They are talking about the flood of asylum seekers who are given money, housing and all sorts of other help in priority over the indigenous population.

They are scared to talk about it but they are thinking of the vast number of people coming in from the Indian sub-continent, particularly the Muslim community.

These people have cultural values completely at odds with British values and they have no inclination to change. They talk peace but by their fruits we know them. They screech,”Discrimination” at every opportunity. They demand special rights and treatments. They are subject to a continuous stream of vitriol about Western values from their teachers. And they are a breeding ground for terrorists who bomb our streets and behead people on the streets of London. And their long term ambition is for the United Kingdom to be subject to the primitive and scary Sharia Law.

Come on David, get a grip on the real issues.

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Freezing Energy Prices

14 Jul

At the 2013 Labour Party conference, the flagship policy announcement by Ed Miliband was a 20 month freeze on energy prices.

Since then, we have had energy share price crashes, threats of blackouts and early price rises, energy companies saying it will destroy much needed investment in new capacity and so on.  There has been talk of Red Ed – Labour returning to it’s bad old ways.

All of these points need review but they all miss the real point.

We are up to our ears in debt, state handouts are completely out of control, we desperately need to encourage industry, unemployment is far too high especially for the young, we are under threat from terrorists, the NHS is struggling, the EU is a pain in the neck, immigration is at disaster levels, the Human Rights Act is in complete disrepute.

And what is the very best that Ed Miliband can come up with?

Freeze energy bills!

God preserve us from this man as our Prime Minister.

 

Anjem Choudray

23 May

Anjem Choudray, a well known Muslim cleric, takes home more than £25,000 a year in benefits, according to the newspapers. He calls it ‘Jihadseeker’s allowance’.  (How I hate the word ‘benefits’.  It means State handouts)

Listen to what he says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C73ePf_2KVw

And we support this fanatic financially. We are utterly mad.

What happened to the Laws of Sedition?  They were abolished in 2009!  Yes, we are mad.

No Representation without Taxation!

13 Jul

A quick visit to our local DSS shows a stream of manifestly unemployable people. Their attitude, haircuts and dirty unkempt clothing would make any employer run a mile. They have just collected their “Benefits”. ( What a dreadful distortion of that word.  It should simply  be called “State Support”).

A huge percentage of people come of the DSS and immediately light up a cigarette. My hard earned taxes are being used to support these leeches and much of it then literally goes up in smoke.

It makes me very cross.

Of course we need some safety net for the unfortunates who lose their job.  But clearly many of these people are manipulating the system. They have no intention of getting work.

Unemployment “Benefit” is given to those who can show that they apply for jobs. That’s all. They are not obliged to present themselves properly so that they are interviewed or indeed succeed in the interview.

It screams out that the feckless can abuse the system.  And all the evidence is that many people do.

But, of course, many people on State Support are not feckless and it is hard to differentiate between the feckless and the unfortunate.  It would be to arbitrary to make judgments to take away their “Benefits”.

Yet, when it comes to an election, the feckless then have the right to vote for the party that promises to perpetuate this scandal!

Now that  is one change I would certainly like.

Those on “Benefits” don’t pay taxes so why should they have the right to decide how the taxes are spent?  It is not a punishment but a statement of fact.  And it could apply to the feckless and the unfortunate alike.

If someone is long term purely dependent on the State they should not have the right to decide who runs the State.

No Representation without Taxation!

(Well, no vote without taxation.)

One Parent Families

16 Feb

The Scourge of the One Parent Family

One of the scourges of our times is the number of one parent families. Apparently, the UK has the highest rate in Europe.  It is nothing to be proud of.

The social cost is enormous.  Typically, it is the mother who is the sole parent.  Frequently she lives off the state.  Often, they have several children, in some cases with several fathers.

Children with no father don’t do so well.  They often display discipline problems and do less well in school.

The current system, as I see it, rewards young women  for having children.  After a couple of kids, the council give you a flat for goodness sake.  Everything is paid for.  No wonder if you have little, it looks good to have some kids.

The CSA seems to be singularly inept at tracking down reluctant fathers and getting them to pay.

I have little sympathy for these women for one simple reason.  Contraception prescriptions are free!!  There is no excuse for a single person pregnancy except rape.  It is life style choice.

The Solution

So, what can be done about it?  I have a solution.  It is tough to start with but it would solve the problem.  I know that many people will disagree violently.

The Government should advertise a major policy change.  It should give 18 months notice of the change.  After that the Government should disown any responsibility for any child born to a single parent.  No housing, no extra benefits.  Nothing.

The ads should be along the lines :-

Don’t get pregnant.  You are on your own.  No housing, no extra benefits.  If you need help then get it from the father.  If you don’t do that then that’s why you have a family or that’s why there are charities.  Contraception is free.  There is no excuse.

And the Government should mean it.  They should leave it to the charities and parents.  After the notice period, there will be a tough period as the Government’s resolve is put to the test.  But after a few months the word will get out.  After a year, the number of pregnancies will have dropped off dramatically.

To support the policy change, there should be a real toughening up of the powers of the CSA.