Angus Dei summed up the anguish of the people of this land when he wrote:
I was thinking about dear old Blighty, and how it has changed, and how the politicians have changed it for us without our consent.
The obvious topic I suppose is the EU, we are a member, like it or not, we had the chance back in the seventies to join or not and although I voted against it the majority ruled and set us upon a course that has blighted our lives ever since.
We were never given the chance to change our minds with the Lisbon Treaty, and now it is too late, we are “locked in”, the Government decided that we were not capable of deciding for ourselves and made that decision for us, and in a way it is our own fault because we elected them to make decisions for us, but those decisions must be in the countries best interest not in the MPs and MEPs best interest.
The EU is of course now completely out of control, it is bloated with bureaucrats who have their own agendas and seem to concentrate on mainland Europe, and especially tempting smaller economically bereft countries to join in order to expand their influence over the world.
No Angus, not too late. We are putting it directly to the politicians via this mechanism of the Albion Alliance and if people would only follow one or more of its five suggestions, it would increase that pressure many fold.
If only people would lift that hand to the keyboard.
If only you, reader, would do that … the mechanism, again, is here.
The Quiet Man wrote:
The only way this will change is if politicians give the people what they want instead of what they think we want. Get us out of the EU, educate our kids properly without the social engineering, look after our elderly, make the NHS efficient and quick, remove the excess fat from the public purse and ASK US WHAT WE WANT AND GIVE IT TOO US!!!!!
QM – not “give it to us” but we demand it! We take it!! All our demoralized people need to do is click here or here, find the local Member and Candidates and follow the suggested guidelines – we even provide text you can send.
Daniel 1979 asks where to cast the Eurosceptic vote:
So if you are stuck on whether to vote UKIP or Tory, or if you are traditionally of another party but want to ensure an EU Sceptic vote – and if you are open to a suggestion, here is mine. There is still time before the election to seek out the answers to the nagging questions in your mind. Email or write a letter to your MP and the Parliamentary Candidates in your constituency and ask them to sign up to the Albion Alliance Pledge. Ask them to put our country above their party. Insist that the candidate that you vote for, regardless of their party allegiance is able to openly and publically declare the following.
I pledge to work tirelessly to give the voters of my constituency a democratic and direct voice in the United Kingdom’s continued relationship with the EU.
I pledge that I will sponsor a Private Members Bill, written in clear concise terms, calling for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union – and/or support any motion for such a referendum – and to vote positively for any Bill that may call for such a referendum, irrespective of Party Whip, with a view to the successful outcome of this pledge within 1 year of a new Parliament or sooner.
Daniel also shows us the wording of the Wilson assurance to the electorate back in 1975 and how far we have actually strayed from those assurances. It’s chilling reading.
Faustie shows us what exactly Europe has contributed to the welfare of this nation:
EU President will cost taxpayers over £20m a year. The EU’s new full-time President Herman Van Rompuy is due to cost taxpayers nearly £300 million. The total annual cost to EU taxpayers for Mr. Van Rompuy will be £22.5 million, including £2.1 million for security, £2.3 million for equipment, £6.2 million for summits and £5.2 million for 22 staff. In addition, the EU is spending another £252 million building a new facility to house the President’s office. His salary is £273,814 a year – meaning he will earn more than US President Barack Obama, who earns £250,000.
50% of nurses warn EU’s working time rules put patients in danger. A survey of nurses carried out by the Nursing Times has showed that 50% of nurses said patients were being put in danger due to the Working Time Directive’s restrictions on junior doctors’ hours, compared with 39 percent who said they were not. 71 percent said that additional work had left them with less time to carry out basic nursing duties, while 70 percent said it had led to gaps in medical cover.
Defra study says CAP costs UK consumers £3.2bn. A new 20-year food strategy report from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has found that consumers paid an extra £3.2bn, or £52 each, for food in 2007, because of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. The Government has said one of its food strategy aims is to reform the CAP.
Please spend some time looking at that. Muffled Vociferation has this on Blair:
Taxpayers will have to pay £250,000 to protect Tony Blair at the Iraq Enquiry.
A WAR HE STARTED AND CONTINUED ILLEGALLY, AGAINST THE MAJORITY OF THE ELECTORATES’ WISHES, THAT HAS KILLED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND COST THE BRITISH TAXPAYER BILLIONS ALREADY!
How much did he rake in last year £12billion? What is going on?
Why doesn’t he pay his own security bill?
Late note [h/t] IPJ:
The Opposition has been told by the Palace authorities to stand by for a parliamentary announcement at Easter:
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