Poll shows majority of voters feel unrepresented, is a UKIP resurgence on the cards?

A HUGE swathe of the UK electorate feel completely disenfranchised and disengaged from the ruling class. This isn’t just the working class, but the middle class as well – and that should send alarm bells to the ‘establishment’.No mainstream political party represents their views – this is on both left and right of centre. I have several working class friends who have always traditionally voted Labour yet they feel as disenfranchised as I do (on the right).

The YouGov poll suggests almost forty per cent of Britons feel that the justice system is not harsh enough and that none of the major parties share their view. Similarly, 16 per cent feel that immigration restrictions should be tighter and ten per cent want the government to intervene more to encourage housebuilding, while feeling that no major party is representing them.

The findings suggest that there are large sections of the electorate who feel that they lack a voice in the major political parties. Although the poll did not ask a question on the state of British democracy other evidence  shows many people feel current party politics and the two party system is broken. This means that when people cast votes under the current election system they are not voting to put the party they most support in power, but to keep out the party they most dislike or mistrust.

When a party can gather 4m voters (as UKIP did in 2015,) and yet win only one seat in the 650 seat parliament representation  you know something is really not right. This article is not about UKIP however, it is about democracy, like them or hate them UKIP suffered the same fate as the Liberal Democrats had for decades. Dissent is growing, anger is fomenting.

These are dangerous times where the establishment are not just riding roughshod over the electorate, they seem to take genuine pleasure in mocking it. Look at the way the political establishment and mainsteam media have sneered at people who voted for leave in the referendum.  They’re not ‘xenophobes’ or ‘racists’, ‘stupid’, ‘bigoted’ or ‘Little Englanders’. These voters are the people of the United Kingdom who are sick of the current ruling class and demand change. They want people in Parliament who actually represent the views of the working class and lower middle class, not the vested interests that fund the various parties.

Millions of these people are concerned about the justice system, we have a politicised police force and biased judges who make no secret of their ‘liberal’ sympathies.

Handing out tougher sentences would be easy and good public relations, but before the ‘justice’ system is made more harsh it needs to clean up its act.

Police must be discouraged from adopting political causes, or favouring the anointed minorities, the law is the law and as Marcus Tullius Cicero said 2000 years ago, it must apply to all equally. Allowing the politically correct thinking of the university brainwashed establishment to influence not only trials and sentencing but also the way investigations are carried out (or not carried out,) is a betrayal of our trust and can only lead to  a collapse of confidence in the law. And that would be a disaster for everybody.

Police, prosecutors and judges  must overcome their tendency to tunnel vision when investigating crime so that ‘obvious culprits’ who are actually innocent do not find themselves openly accused and named by police before a case against them has properly been made and alternatives ruled out.Innocence should continue to be presumed until guilt is proved but colour of a person’s skin or their chosen religion should not be allowed to influence the diligence of investigators or prosecutors.

Above all, the police must stop ‘accidentally’ losing or suppressing evidence which favours the accused as has happened in several recent ‘rape’ cases which turned out not to be rapes at all. The strongest argument against capital punishment is that police and prosecutors make mistakes and are not always free of prejudices which lead to innocent people being sentenced to death. Similar reasoning can be applied to crimes where ‘harsh’ i.e. very long sentences are imposed.

Before extending the range of offences given such sentences the public should become a lot more certain that the right person is being convicted. Being harsh for its own sake smacks of authoritarianism rather than a sense of justice.

Immigration is a separate issue and one that excites such extreme passions it clouds the issues surrounding the state of our democracy. For that reason it has been  discussed in detail elsewhere in this blog, you may pull up a list of posts by clicking on they appropriate keyword.

BA and Aer Lingus chief’s reply to shirt lifter Varadkar’s Brexit threat

The Irish turd – burglar Taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar last month threw a hissy fit because he was not getting his own way over Brexit and threatened that British planes may be unable to fly over Ireland in the event of a no-deal.

William Walsh, the CEO of International Airlines Group, which owns Aer Lingus and British Airways, responded to the warnings, adding that Brexit was “inevitable”. Guesting on BBC’s Radio 4 Today programme, Mr Walsh was asked about Varadkar’s threat. He replied: “It wasn’t from the Irish Government, it was a comment from the Irish Taoiseach in response to a question.

“I am not sure exactly what he meant but the idea that airspace will be closed for flights transiting a country, that is not going to happen, so I am not concerned.”

The Irish Taoiseach also sent the UK a fierce warning about the implication to aviation if there is not a deal secured between the UK and the . Mr Varadkar, said: “The situation at the moment is that the UK is part of the single European sky.

“If they leave the EU they are not, and that does mean if there was a no-deal hard Brexit next March, the planes would not fly and Britain would be an island in many ways.

OK, I know it’s Ireland, but how did this thick twat get to be anything higher than an office cleaner. Does he not know that access to airspace above a nation is governed by international treaties, it is not subject to Euronazi diktat.

UK heading for BLIND EU exit – Barnier warns

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Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier cast fresh threw ano ofther spanner into the works the negotiating process when he said political declarations on the UK’s future trade and security partnership with the EU will not be complete by “Autumn 2018”.

Negotiators from both sides are hoping to complete the final 20 percent of the withdrawal agreement, which sets out the terms of Britain’s severance from the increasingly political bloc.  The £39bn Brexit bill, transition period and the Irish backstop, are yet to be completed, but there are issues around free movement, immigration policy and whether the European Court of Justice will still have a role in UK laws.

In an article syndicated in many European newspapers, Barnier said: “Since we will not know what the future relationship will bring by Autumn 2018, we need to have a ‘backstop’ solution in the withdrawal agreement.”

The minor detail in the Frenchman’s 891-word article will likely frustrate Britain who have stressed the link between the withdrawal agreement and the declaration on the future relationship.

On his recent visit to Brussels, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab called for “a clear and precise vision for our future relationship, and set this out in a political declaration to be signed alongside the withdrawal agreement”.

The withdrawal agreement has to be ready by October and is due to be signed off by leaders at the EU Council summit that month. Britain holds the expectation that there will also be a political declaration outlining the future relationship in place as well.

Since replacing David Davis, Mr Raab has reiterated the link between so-called Brexit bill is dependent on the EU fulfilling its obligations to the negotiations. There is no sign of this happening as the EU attitude continues to be that negotiation is a process in which they lay down conditions and Theresa the Appeaser overruled her ministers and agrees to whatever brussels demands.

EU Courts to Have Final Say on Brexit ‘Divorce Bill’ and Millions of Migrants

What might well be the final act of betrayal that will finally destroy the political career of the Prime Minister nobody wanted, was enacted earlier this week when Teresa May’s government quietly agreed in a behind closed doors session with the European Union (EU) negotiators to give European courts the final say over Brexit issues, including the massive “divorce bill”, migrant rights, and the Irish border “backstop”.

This latest and most treasonous concession so far from the government would, in the unlikely event of May getting her own party to accept it or brokering a deal between her own party’s Remain contingent, Labour and the SNP, give the European Court of Justice (ECJ) effective control over any dispute involving the £39 billion payment and the status of more than three million European citizens and migrants.

Foreign judges would also control the implementation of plans to keep Northern Ireland locked in the bloc’s Single Market if the border cannot be kept open by other means, as the Prime Minister has agreed. The stark climb-down has been made in private, The Times reports, in an attempt to move talks on after they stalled and EU bureaucrats and negotiators refused to comprise.

One of the central themes in the Vote Leave campaign was the promise to take back control of Britain’s laws and courts and to leave the jurisdiction of the ECJ. The ruling elite are even more deluded than we thought if they try to get away with this. Although Remainers and mainstream media are convinced most leave voters were motivated by racism and xenophobia, in fact a majority of working class voters cited surrender of national sovereignty to foreign bureaucrats as their main reason for voting to leave the EU.

Pro-Brexit Tories slammed this latest revelation as just another example of concessions by Mrs May. Sir Bernard Jenkin, the Tory MP for Harwich, declared it unacceptable and said it could be rejected in Parliament.

“This is very profound. It is giving a status to the European Court of Justice in the withdrawal agreement that is not accorded to the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom,” he said. “That makes it a deeply unequal relationship and therefore unacceptable.”

Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith commented: “This would be akin to saying that a UK citizen living in America could have their rights protected by a UK court.”

A UK government source insisted that the ECJ would not have the final say. “We have categorically rejected any proposal that would see the court of one side decide disputes,” they said.

A draft withdrawal agreement between the UK and bloc already states that a joint committee of officials will consider all disputes between the two sides but apparently and without any authority to do so, Mrs. May has overridden this.

Christian Hating Conservatives: UK Gov’t Rejects Syrian Christians, Refugee Intake 100 Percent Muslim

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Syrian Christians forced to worship at gunpoint by ISIS. Picture credit: http://www.allenwest.com

 

The British government has admitted that no Christians were taken among the Syrian refugees flown into Britain recently, with the Home Office rejected the handful of non-Muslims selected for resettlement by the United Nations.

Despite the persecution of Christians at the hands of Islamic extremists in Syria having been declared genocide by the U.S., the European Union (EU) and even British MPs themselves in a 2016 parliamentary vote, the 1,112 Syrians that Britain resettled in the first three months of 2018 consisted only of Muslims.

The Barnabas Fund, an aid agency which supports Christians persecuted for their faith, obtained the figures via Freedom of Information requests after “a protracted tussle with the Home Office”, The Sunday Times reports.

According to the data, 1,226 (90 percent) of the 1,358 individuals recommended by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for resettlement in the United Kingdom during the first three months of this year were Sunni Muslims, who comprise around 65 per cent of Syrians.

So the government bell – ends are turning away people whose community was on the receiving end of genocidal oppression and letting in their oppresors. Brilliant.

Why I voted for Brexit

I often get asked, As a Brexit supporter ca you give me one definite advantage of leaving the largest trading bloc in the world?

Well where do I start?

The question asks me to state the reasons why I voted the way I did but it is the wrong question all the same.

I voted for ‘leave’ but I didn’t vote to leave a trading bloc. I voted to leave because I had lost faith with the ability of the European Union to be able to successfully govern itself. There have been several tests of the EU governance model over the past decade or so and, in my opinion, the EU has failed almost all of them.

  1. The way that the EU treated Greece during their financial collapse was a salutary moment for me. I am not Greek, have never been there and don’t really have any intention to in the future, but the way that the EU put the interests of the German banks ahead of the outcome of the population was scandalous. A community of nations? Not a chance!
  2. The EU should never have allowed the Greeks to get themselves into the situation whereby their economy would go into free fall. Everyone knew the Greeks were fiddling the books, not paying taxes, running up huge pension liabilities etc, but nothing was done because the EU desperately wanted Greece in the single currency system and that political goal was more important that the welfare of the Greek population.
  3. Nothing ever is done to address real problems because the political goals (ever closer union, a single currency, an EU army etc. take priority, and that is the Achilles heel of the EU. Italy is in an equally parlous state: its banks are basically bust, tax avoidance is high and it has severe budgetary problems. Nothing will be done by the EU and they will do everything in their power to obstruct any action by the Eurosceptic government of Lega amd Five Star aimed at tacking the problem.
  4. The Southern European countries are all still suffering from a decade of zero growth Or negative growth), high unemployment and stagnation. I had a plethora of talented and skilled Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese, Greeks and Cypriots work for me in London. I know they are not coming to London for the weather or the food. They are coming because their economies have collapsed and they are unable to find work. A generation of youth has been failed.
  5. The failure to offer a coherent and viable approach to the migration issue of a few years ago was the final straw. Again the Southern European countries who had to deal with the huge influx received no meaningful assistance. They were (and still are) thrown under the proverbial bus.

These are just a few examples of some of the biggest failures of coherent governance within the EU and national governments. This is not sustainable in the long term, you cannot keep “kicking the can down the road”. Things need to fundamentally change but I do not have any faith the required political will is there.

Ultimately I took the view that the EU did not have the political will or capability to join too many disparate political views and requirements together. The Northern bloc, Southern bloc and Eastern bloc have economies and histories/cultural biases that will take generations to merge even if the political will is there. It isn’t. This doesn’t end well and I don’t want my children to be tied into an organisation that is not capable of running itself.

Now this is not to say that I think that life outside the EU will be easy for the UK. It won’t. I am also not saying that the governance model in the UK is exemplary. It isn’t and the London centric bias needs to be fundamentally reviewed. But I am taking the very long view and I think that when the day of reckoning comes for the EU, which it will unless the EU is able to fundamentally change the way it is run and operated, then the UK (and my children) will have built up a diversified and resilient trading capability with the whole world and not just the parochial view it currently has with the EU.

Clearly the above analysis is flawed if you think the EU is well governed and you feel that I have fundamentally misunderstood what has happened over the past decade.

 

Testicularly Deficient Hate Merchant vs The Right

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Owen Jones: thirty – something beardless youth who might start sounding sensible when his balls have dropped (Picture: https://possil.files.wordpress.com/ )

That odious little pre-pubescent shirt lifter Owen Jones, who fancies himself as leader of Labour’s hate squads is trying to stir up bad feeling again as he launches another bid to ban anyone who disagres with his fascistic brand of left wing authoritarianism from expressing their views in public. On Monday girly – boy Jones tweeted a video criticising major companies such as British Gas, Experian UK and TK Maxx for dvertising with the hugely popular LBC radio station. Though nominally a London franchise, LBC has acquired an audience far beyond the capital via internet radio, thanks to its willingness to give equal airtime to people Jones calls “extreme right wing” as they do to people Jones and his equally bigoted, university – brainwashed friends deem worth listening to.

This time Jones has taken issue with companies that advertise with LBC while people like former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has a slot on the radio station, conservative journalist Juliet Hartley Brewer and controversialist broadcaster Nick Ferrari are associated with the station.

Mr Jones asked if the brands if they were happy to be associated with LBC when they “legitimise” the rise of “rightwing extremism”. He tweeted: “Rightwing extremism’s on the rise – and LBC is legitimising it.

Jones does not seem concerned that he in turn is legitimising left wing extremism, although communists like Uncle Joe Stalin, Chairman Mao, Pol Pot, Erich Honecker, Fidel Castro and the rest killed far more of their own people than hitler ever did, (not that that in any way condones hitler’s crimes.)

On Tuesday Mrs Hartley-Brewer responded to Mr Jones’ claims. She tweeted: “Owen has the look of a man who doesn’t sleep, who is haunted by his demons. I honestly think he needs help.” (We think he needs a cruise missile up his arse, think of the nanosecond of intense pleasure he would experience before being blow to oblivion.)

Mr Jones retaliated and called her “vile” and an “unpleasant person”.  He tweeted: “Some people think Julia Hartley-Brewer’s nastiness is a performance, an act, that she can’t really be as vile as she comes across.

“I’m afraid she’s worse in real life: the most personally unpleasant person with a media platform in Britain. That takes some doing.”

In Little Owen’s world a vile and unpleasant person is anyone whose political opinions differ from his. We’re not the only people who think he’s a cunt of course. Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan had been scheduled to talk to the leftie after Donald Trumps visit to Britain but the invitation was rescinded after Jones tried to make political capital by asking followers should he go on the show. Juliet Hartley Brewer is a regular and popular guest on the Good Morning Britain.

Morgan tweeted: “Oh Owen, stop being so modest! I’ve met you both & you’re infinitely more unpleasant.”