Archive for May 2014
The EU elections are a little over a day away and they promise to be the biggest defeat of the establishment parties in a national election ever experienced in the UK.
Labour’s vote has held up remarkably well all things considered but it’s not going to be enough to win the election. The Conservative vote has nosedived and the Lib Dem vote has collapsed to the extent that they’re level pegging with the loony Greens and probably going to lose all their MEPs.
Despite the media campaign against UKIP and the trade union funded hate groups attacking (physically in some cases) the party and its candidates, UKIP is on course to win the EU election and become the largest UK party in the EU Parliament. There has been a conspiracy of silence in the media where the wrongdoings of LibLabCon councillors and candidates have been ignored whilst turning over front pages to stories like a UKIP MEP candidate giving the finger to fascist anti-democracy thugs screaming abuse at her. I won’t list the stories of thieving, cheating, lying, bail jumping criminal LibLabCon councillors and candidates in the last month that the national media have ignored but if you want to see what the media don’t want you to see then browse through the last few weeks’ worth of posts on Bloggers4UKIP for all the sordid details.
When it comes to voting it wouldn’t matter if UKIP won every seat in the UK and sent 73 MEPs to the EU Parliament because our national interest will always be overruled by the europhiles that make up the majority but it is still important to return the maximum number of UKIP MEPs for two very good reasons: every UKIP MEP elected means one less europhile MEP and the more UKIP MEPs we have, the more eurosceptic MEPs we will have on committees which is where most of the damage limitation happens.
Beware of cheap imitations on Thursday, look for the £ sign!
The Labour Party are asking people to share a poster on Facebook attacking the Lib Dems over their broken promise on tuition fees.
The Lib Dem manifesto for the last election promised to vote against any increase in Labour’s university tax and Nick Clegg even posed with a giant pledge card saying he would vote against it and pressure the British government for a fairer alternative. Once elected he voted to increase Labour’s university tax from £3k a year to £9k a year.
That Nick Clegg is a weak, dishonest politician goes without saying but people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones and Labour really have scored an own goal with this one. Labour contested the 2001 election saying they wouldn’t introduce the university tax and had legislated to prevent it. Like the legislation Conservative supporters are currently clinging to for dear life that David Cameron has told them “guarantees” an EU referendum in 2017, the legislation preventing the introduction of the university tax was utterly worthless and shortly after they repealed it and introduced tuition fees of up to £3k in England.
The English university tax was imposed on England against the wishes of our democratically elected representatives. Since the introduction of devolved government in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland the British government only had control of education in England so in any real democracy, only MPs elected in England should have voted on the introduction of the university tax but Labour whipped their Scottish MPs to vote it through and overturned a small majority of MPs elected in England who voted against it.
We wouldn’t have the university tax in England at all if it wasn’t for Labour’s broken promise not to introduce it and Labour’s undemocratic use of their Scottish MPs to impose legislation on England that a majority of MPs elected in England voted against. Using the Lib Dems’ broken promises on the the university tax that Labour broke a promise and broke one of the most fundamental democratic principals to introduce is frankly hypocritical and I hope that it blows up in their faces.