And our Country

My good friend at Witterings from Witney posts the following:

According to the News of the World David Cameron will tell us tomorrow that we need him! FFS – we need more of the same like we need another hole in our heads!

The NOTW report says Cameron will give another pledge – to hard-working families that he will repay their support by putting them — and the country — first. Firstly, he has shown his pledges are worthless as he just keeps breaking them. Secondly, if he really did intend to put the country first, he would abandon his dictatorial denial to the country and allow them a referendum on our membership of the EU!

Were I a Conservative Party member or supporter I would be worried, big time, that with this speech, as reported, Cameron had lost it – and I don’t mean the election because that. at the moment, is already lost.

Writing in the NOTW Cameron says “We also need to bring this approach to the way we do politics in this country, so we will hand vast swathes of power back to people. It’s your street, it’s your neighbourhood, it’s your police force, it’s your school — so we’re going to let you take control of it.” And our country, iDave? You seem to have missed that bit out – I wonder why? You are not going to let us take control of our country then?

“Responsibility and aspiration. Two simple values that will have a profound effect on our country.” It is to be regretted that the two simple values Cameron thinks will have a profound effect on our country are the two values that are so noticable in him and his party by their absence!

Whether Cameron likes it or not, whether Cameron wants it or not, the EU is top of the agenda for the majority of voters in the UK. He will ignore this at his peril.

I would suggest that you do not dare to call yourself a patriot until you start to act like one. There will be an awful lot of people on polling day saying, No pledge on the EU, No vote.

Sorry Dave, but you are single handedly killing any support for the Conservative party by ignoring the conservative party, and the voting public at large.

They know you cannot implement most of your manifesto promises without EU permission, which is why Osborne wants 6 months before he produces his budget, and we all know they will not give that permission.

We all noticed that you have done a U-Turn on your commitment to abolish the RDA’s, and now say you will only reform them. Part of the message that Clarke took to Brussels.

I know this because your members are telling me. I know this because your own candidates, amongst others, are signing up to the Albion Alliance using the secret pledge system.

You may think you are suppressing the debate, but you can never suppress the idea.

Don’t say you were not warned.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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3 Responses to And our Country

  1. WitteringsfromWitney says:

    Ta for link IPJ and totally agree with your comments too.

  2. Very interesting Ian, but I also think you may find a vast majority of people are in favour of the EU and the real benefits it brings to all member states. You only had to hear the reaction to second hand car salesman come one-trick-pony Nigel Farage on the BBCs Question Time audience.

    Nigel now comes across like a very sore loser and the bore in the kitchen at parties. I think people of the UK are now cottoning on to what being a member of the EU really is and if we engage with the project we gain great benefits and are able to steer policy. We are just sick on tired of crappy politics in the UK at this moment in time and would like the government to deliver on EU rather than take the position that we are not interested.

    I myself have been a conservative in the past, more of the Ken Clarke style, but after Cameron playing his “hush hush over the E word” card after the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty I turned away and so have members of my friends and family. “Not to be trusted”, they say – their words not mine (for a change).

    There are huge issues that are being decided at EU level. We need to be a part of those. Not sniping away in our fortress island position. I don’t agree with all legislation from the EU, but I do believe in the EU. WE are the EU if we dare to be a leader and a great country – but first we need to get our own house in order with Lab Con coming clean about EU. If the people are serious about leaving it only takes a million people to change our relationship with the EU.

    • Steven,

      Thank you for your comment outlining in the modest way a pro-EU stance. (it is refreshing to be able to hear from someone who doesn’t immediately dive into the xenophobe argument).

      With regards to Farage, I have seen so many comments about this now, but the majority response has been that yes, he speaks what most are thinking, the questions and points are valid ones, but they wish he didn’t have to be quite so rude in the asking.

      Having researched Van Rumpuy’s background, Farage is quite right in saying that he will be the silent assassin of democracy, he has quite a reputation as such in the Belgian parliament, on one occasion resorting to changing locks on doors to prevent opposition MP’s attending crucial votes. As an unknown figure outside of Belgium, it is right to ask ‘who are you’, and after watching Van Rumpuy deliver his press statement earlier in the day, Farage’s comments as to his performance were not out of order at all.

      I think the best way forward for both sides of this issue is to get Cameron and all the other interested parties to get this out into the open, to discuss the EU properly, outlining both the pros and cons of our membership, killing off the myths on both sides, and finally to allow the people to decide.

      There are some things that are better organised on a European basis, and many things that we should most definitely be our own masters of. Whether the UK is better suited to a political union or the trading bloc that our people originally agreed to is open to debate, but that debate is something that must take place, something that will take place.

      My interest has always been the democratic deficit, the lack of consultation with the people, and the right of the people to make the final decision in what is a monumental issue of sovereignty and constitution, and until the people have decided I shall always consider the EU as a political union as illegitimate.

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