Well, it’s now exactly 6 weeks to polling day and all the parties are gearing up for the Hustings. Camoron and Company have hurried through some last pieces of legislation in the hope we won’t notice, especially the brain-dead Plain Packaging Bill. This piece of legislation was clearly driven through by ASH and associated cronies, with no-one on the government benches having taken heed of the Australian experience. As was said in a newspaper a few days later, the IRA and other disparate groups will have a field day with this one in smuggling counterfeit fags into the country. Even HMRC, who are not normally credited with too many grains of common sense, advised the government that smuggling and therefore tax avoidance would increase!
We have also had the unseemly site of Camoron trying to hitch a ride on the UKIP band wagon by ‘borrowing’ ideas from them and putting them forward as original thought. One of which, which doesn’t hold any water at all, is the insistence that a referendum will be conferred on the plebs once the great master has done all he can to secure better deals with the EU. Unfortunately, Camoron thinks we can’t see through this drivel, that the EU is never going to compromise, and that by 2017 we will not have any get-out clause. For the changes to occur that Camoron says can be achieved would require a Treaty change and that just ain’t gonna happen. It is also not going to happen, if by some miracle a Treaty change were negotiated, in less than 2 years. So Camoron is just dissembling as usual. The only thing that needs to be done is invoke Article 50 that basically says we want to leave and leave Now! So we have Camoron at left of centre.
We have had a true insight to the animal that is Millipede in the last few months, a man who will take the Labour party back to 70’s left-wing ideas, and drag the country with it if he was given the chance to do so. The Millipede is a true son of the Trotskyite left and would force through so many new laws and legislation, that the British people would be more gagged and suppressed than we are now. The man who invoked and got onto statute the Climate Change Bill would not stop at reducing this country to an investment and industrial desert, with such high energy prices that all current heavy industries would decamp elsewhere. And on top of that, he would decimate the financial industries with over-taxation, reduce our military standing to next to nothing, and generally make the average indigenous Brit a stranger in his/her own country. So we have Millipede at Far-left.
Clegg. Well what can anyone say about Clegg? Bare-faced liar, who will claim anything to stay ‘in power’. LibDems are a bunch of Climate Change, anti-industry, anti-English knobs who would sell us entirely down the swanney to Europe. They are still trotting out the lie that millions of jobs would be lost if we left the EU. They are just a joke. So we have Clegg left of Camoron, slightly right of Millipede.
I guess a round up of the political parties would not be complete without something about the Communist joke that is the Green Party. Cancel Trident, reduce the Armed Forces to zero, a ‘living wage’ for everyone, high tax for the ‘wealthy’ etc..etc. Just the same tired ol;d bollocks from a bunch of latter-day hippies who don’t have a clue. To get an idea of what Britain would be like under the Greens, just spend a day in Brighton. Probably the most fucked up town in Britain. I would be surprised if they retained their one seat in Parliament.
And standing quite unashamedly to the right of the stage (well centre-right) is UKIP, the great white hope. They want Britain to grab back it’s sovereignty from the clutches of a foreign power (the EU), and ensure that we rule ourselves on our terms with our laws. I do think that the time scale for EU departure that UKIP is advocating is somewhat ambitious and frankly I think unattainable. Setting up the mechanism for a referendum is quite a lengthy affair to ensure that it asks the right question(s) and achieve the objective in an unbiased way as possible. People have to feel that they have not been led to a result they do not want. But at least it is on the table.
Other UKIP policies include increased budget for the Armed Forces; Australian-style points system for immigrants; more money for the NHS (not a policy I entirely agree with); removing the PC element from employment; Overhaul of hate crimes etc., to ensure that free speech is not compromised by a climate of pandering to all minorities sensibilities; and a whole host of other sensible, common sense policies which moreover, have been fully costed and have a ring of truth about them. These two final points are more than any of the other parties have managed to present. But the one big thing that UKIP bring to the party is that sense of change, that from now on, it is not just the left-wing policies of the main three parties to choose from, but a genuine 4th option. They haven’t a hope in hell of becoming a majority party, but at least with a credible number, they can bring some influence to bear. I predict about 15 seats because a lot of decent people in this country are pissed off with the status quo. And all the UKIP smear tactics that have been invoked by the MSM, the BBC and many others has only re-enforced in people’s minds that this is the party to bring about genuine change.
I know who will get my vote on May the 7th.