There seems to have been a great deal written in the papers this weekend about various “alleged” problems/scandals within Ukip and the many attacks on them from the Tories. This is interesting given that the local elections are upon us and arguably points to the fact that the Lib/Lab/Cons are absolutely crapping themselves about the increasing popularity of Ukip.
This is hardly surprising given how many broken promises Dave Cameron has dished out to the good old English public. His party have absolutely no back-bone, they stand for nothing, have no decent policies and seem to be doing virtually everything they can to ensure that Labour get back into power at the next GE. God forbid
Also, maybe just maybe, the sheeple electorate of this country are starting to wake up and see just how corrupt, pervasive and utterly dangerous the EU really is. It costs us over £50 million a day to be a member of that federalist super state club, and what do we get in return? Virtually bugger all. However, what we have got is: Unstoppable migration (granted not all of it is bad, a large portion of the workers who come here we need and they do a wonderful job) and more are going to be rocking up here soon when Bulgarians and Romanians join the EU in 2014. Some simple figures: Britain has a population of over 62 million people; Canada has a population of around 33 million people. Now if that isn’t crazy and a real indicator that we are full and need to stop people from coming here, I don’t know what is. Secondly, the majority of our laws are now made in Brussels and are simply rubber stamped by our kow-towing MPs. This means that we have increasingly sided over powers to the EU, lost our sovereignty and the ability to make our own rules. Moreover, the rules and laws that come from the EU are increasingly totalitarian and strip us more and more of essential freedoms and liberties, all in the name of progress and a collective unity with Europe. Thirdly, we have also been forced to shell out even more money to prop up failed economies who should never have been allowed to join the EU.
The Tories may claim that Ukip is little more than the party of “fruitcakes and nutters” and try to dismiss them as irrelevant. However, ask yourselves this. If they are so irrelevant, why have the Tories been so keen to point out all the issues with Ukip’s candidates and their vetting process? Me thinks the Conservatives doth protest too much.
I was watching Question Time this week – something I must stop doing as it ALWAYS makes me incredibly angry and does my blood pressure no good – because Nigel Farrage was one of the panellists. Whilst I am always impressed with the bloodied noses he gives to MPs from other parties, he slipped up big time this week and I found myself screaming at him, through the Television, to land the knockout blow when it came to the issue of renegotiation with Europe over immigration and a ‘better deal’ for Britain. Unfortunately, he didn’t do it.
As usual the Conservative representative on the panel started blathering on about how his party would work tirelessly to renegotiate with the EU and make sure that Britain was given a bigger say in how it handles its own affairs with regard to Human Rights laws and such. To be fair Farrage did point out that this wasn’t possible, and that the Conservatives are always talking tough like this but it never comes to anything, but he should have said WHY it wasn’t possible.
Basically, it isn’t possible because when Tony Blair (as one of his last official acts as PM) and Gordon Brown flew to Brussels, in secret, to sign the EU treaty without ever giving us a say; they knowingly signed us up to the founding principal/law of the EU, which is Acquis Communautaire. This guiding law states that once a country has signed over powers and control to Europe there IS NO WAY that ANY of these powers or controls can be given back, except by using article 50 of the treaty which means you have to completely leave the EU. Let me say that again: ONCE THESE POWERS AND CONTROLS HAVE BEEN HANDED OVER TO BRUSSELS THERE IS NO WAY THAT ANY OF THEM CAN BE HANDED BACK, EXCEPT BY LEAVING THE EU.
Farrage, really should have hit home by saying it is impossible to renegotiate powers back from the EU because of Acquis Communautaire. Then he should have gone on to explain that to the people in the audience and at home. I would have loved to see the looks on the other MPs faces if he’d said those two magic words. It would have been priceless.
As it was he did point out that, contra to a recent report that said the numbers of Bulgarians and Romanians who were expected to come here was going to be lower than expected, thanks to his own research and talking to Bulgarians and Romanians, the numbers were going to be high and that the majority of those coming in the first wave would be criminals and people seeking to exploit our system. Then in the second wave it would be those with skills and genuine, decent people.
As regular readers of this blog will know, I am a supporter of Ukip, I like what they stand for, not just on immigration and the EU, but also in terms of their economic policy and more specifically their educational policy. They are the only ones who realise that a one size fits all education system doesn’t work, and so would reopen grammar schools and technical colleges for vocational students. They want to bring industry and manufacturing back to this country and not just rely on service sector. They want to introduce a single flat rate of tax, and most importantly, they are not trying to be centre ground politicians, trying to be all things to all people. You know where you stand with Ukip and I like that. Whether they would be as good as their word in power, who knows? However, given the absolute shambles our three main parties have made of the country, surely it’s time to give an alternative party a go.