Sunday, 27 April 2014

Response to Vile UKIP Directed Poster Vandalism Across the UK (the Facts)

I have held off from delving head-long into an article about the UKIP posters until I knew how they would be received.
I was intending on leaving it a couple of weeks after the release of the £1.5 million campaign so I really could comment on each of the areas around the country. How it would impact on polling. If maybe one or two of them would be targeted for demonstration. But after the last few days on Twitter with people proudly showing off criminal damage against the posters I got the itch to type an article.


Unfortunately I cannot address specific comments I have read online, although I really would like to address one or two people's utter ignorance and stupidity (including one very notable one who wrote and directed a very prominent television comedy), however due to people not giving me permission to reflect the comments and the inability those people would have to respond to my take on the comments, I am unable to post them.

What I will say though is it's worth going on Twitter and looking through the comments and photographs some people have proudly taken and posted.

Let's just make one thing clear though. There have been a substantial number of people laughing up criminal damage, encouraging further acts of criminal damage and condoning criminal damage in a effort to 'big up' their social reputation and "look cool".

For me it reminds me of a high-school bully punching a far smaller and younger individual in a playground in a attempt to impress fellow students. It's not clever, it's not intelligent and it should never EVER be applauded. Especially under the false vale of "anti Fascism" and "being against racism".


It makes me furious to see organisations jump on the band-wagon of "anti-racism" when there is no example of racism in conjunction with any formal UKIP activity.

UKIP get accused of "scaremongering", "coming up with false figures and facts" and "encouraging hatred towards others". For me this is a lie at best.
For me the "scaremongering", "coming up with false figures and facts" and "encouraging hatred towards others" has been more prominent in the National media and these false anti-fascist and anti-racist organisations.

Highlighting individuals at UKIP by name, and giving people false verbal ammunition to fire at them.
I myself have seen several notable UKIP related friends of mine forced off Twitter in the last 3 days with foul abuse, accusations and badgering.


I have seen examples of abuse towards disabled UKIP members, sexist abuse and racist abuse towards UKIP members. Not once have I seen this reported in the National Press.

Back on subject. The posters.
I thought best to briefly give my opinion on the posters individually and point out how I see them citing facts as and where they might help people...
 

Poster one (pointing finger poster)

"26 million people in Europe are looking for work".

Well the figures given show that over 26 million people in the European Union are out of work: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/03/02/352881/26mn-europeans-remain-unemployed/
So not sure how anyone can argue that fact.

"And whose jobs are they after?" 


(One Society Democracy Europe: Source)

Youth Unemployment across the European Union is running at around 30%-50% depending on which Nation you are looking at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/01/jobless-europe-young-qualified

(Reference cited at bottom of Graph)

Whilst the same sort of figures resonate across the European Union in terms of generalised unemployment and inactivity.

Immigration over the last 10 years has been around 3.7 million although many estimate it to be closer to 5.5 million: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2174300/Record-levels-immigration-lead-jam-packed-England-population-rockets-56m.html Immigration runs at between 300,000-500,000 a year to the United Kingdom. There are 850,000 Polish people living in the UK alone. http://www.newpolandexpress.pl/polish_news_story-4361-poland%E2%80%99s_british_baby_boom.php Which is a figure the 'in power' party at the time 'The Labour Party' underestimated badly to be in the tens of thousands. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/8788109/Labour-got-it-wrong-on-immigration-says-Ed-Miliband.html Now I am not attacking Poles in the UK. I have friends in the United Kingdom who are Polish. They are exceptionally hard workers and lovely people. Their are members of UKIP who are Polish (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2610029/Poles-want-stay-Poland-Ambassador-claims-wave-immigration-opportunities-home-country.html), however the numbers I am stating are a numerical fact.

With these high numbers of migrants coming to the UK you have to ask the question what are they coming for? Well they aren't coming here on holiday. Most will be coming here to work which is their right!

On the subject of this poster i leave you with a thought or two...
The population of the United Kingdom in 2001 was 58.7 million (2001 UK census http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_292378.pdf), in 2011 it was 63.2 million (2011 UK census http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/population-and-household-estimates-for-the-united-kingdom/index.html), in the year 2020 the population is estimated to be 67.2 million, 2027 70 million and 2035 73.2 million. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15461579). That is a population increase of 14.5 million over 34 years.


 (Daily Mail: Source)


 (UKIP Poster One vandalized in Chatham, Gateshead & Liverpool)




 Poster two (EU flag burning through British flag)

"Who really runs this country? - 75% of our laws are now made in Brussels". 

Giving my opinion in this instance is pretty pointless when you can hear the facts from the horses mouth:


(Global News- Viviane Reding: Source)

Or watch Nigel Farage use House of Commons Library data to verify this fact:
(BBC EU Debate segment: Source)

EU legislation strangles business opportunities in this country: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2458354/3-600-new-laws-3-years-EU-strangles-UK-firms.html

Fantastic business law and legislation video (pro's/Con's):
(Youtube/ Twitter Aleksandra Sceglova Blogger: Source)

EU Business Burdens on United Kingdon Business:


(UKIP Business Conference Meeting)


(UKIP Poster Two vandalized in Vauxhall (London) & Newcastle)


Poster three (EU policy at work - UK workers are hit hard by unlimited cheap labour").

Well the first part I have answered above. 
Are high numbers coming? Yes of course they are nobody can deny that looking at figures provided or even looking at the population increase up until 2012 in the Census.


As for the second part of the poster. Are people being hit by cheap labour?
Yes of course they are. Youth unemployment at 35% http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/feb/05/unemployment-statistics-age-divide-recession 
Even Labour (the party that signed us up to the Lisbon Treaty and open-borders) are saying their needs to be a crackdown on companies exploiting cheap labour: http://www.theguardian.com/law/2013/mar/05/labour-crackdown-employers-exploiting-migrants 
If you try to look up information on Wage Compression and migrants having a negative impact on others in the UK it just doesn't exist unless you look up personal blogs or videos.

The only hint of information about this is expressed during positive if not deceptive news segments:



(Channel Four News segment: Source)


(BBC News segment: Bulgarians & Romanians attracted by UK Minimum Wage: Source)

Let's not forget that there is a inherent negative impact on low paid migrants who come to the UK to. Some can't find work and live in poverty. Another negative of having uncontrolled mass immigration. Yes folks! It impacts immigrants negatively too!
(BBC Panorama: Source)

People notice these things too. Very rarely do they get the opportunity to air opinions on mainstream TV:
(BBC Question Time: Source)

...and often they get boo'd/jeered or clapped off when they tell there sad story...
(BBC Question Time: Source)

The British Government don't even disclose figures on estimated migrants when countries are given the right to have citizens move to the United Kingdom, granted the BBC just laugh it off:
(BBC News Report: Source)

Yet wage compression still exists even with big business through foreign labour whether people want to admit it or not:
(Sky News segment: Source)

But eventually the stories come out...
(BBC Newsnight segment: Source)

UKIP talk about it. Ask any young person in the south east or areas impacted by migration what their job prospects are... What sort of longterm work they can get.
(EU Parliament - Gerard Batten-UKIP: Source)

I live in the south coast and not a day goes by where i don't hear a friend or someone in public bemoaning how they cannot find work.

As has been heavily focused on by the National media, with well known news organisations and reporters attempting to brand UKIP posters racist:
(Sky News segment - Reporter attempts hatchet-job interview: Source)

During this political climate with important elections coming. Political parties also introduce former members in an attempt to catch media attention.
Even going as far as to make ridiculous assumptions and comparisons:

(BBC News segment - Former Labout MP: Source)

As if most people didn't know already, i
t's not a race issue, for the record none of UKIPs posters make reference to race, so how anyone can blight them with the racist tag is beyond me, it's a numbers issue.

'X' numbers of job can only provide for 'X' numbers of the public. It's simple maths!

We already have a housing shortage, hospital shortage, education shortage, transportation overload, jobs shortage (35% youth unemployment level and climbing), public service shortage and a mounting debt of 1.27 trillion.
How can we continue like this?!

The simple answer is we cannot. Something needs to change.

  
Poster four ("Your Daily Grind... ...funds his celebrity lifestyle." "The UK pays £55 million a day to the EU and its Eurocrats.")

The European Parliament MEP wage is around 8,000 Euros a month, that is around £5,000. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/aboutparliament/en/0081ddfaa4/MEPs.html That makes £60,000 a year. Expenses are reported to be pushing £100,000 a year: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/8199572/MEPs-award-themselves-91000-tax-free-expenses-a-year.html


This is how seriously those at the European Parliament take their work:
(HTL: Source)

In fact expenses have become so hideously corrupted it has become a laughing matter during meetings:



(Labour party MEP on expenses 'Youtube': Source)

Now before you feel the need to point out Farage and other UKIP MEP's will get this wage and expenses. Remember three things.


1-UKIP have 12 MEPs in the EU Parliament out of 766 EU Politicians.
2-If Nigel Farage and UKIP have their way. The EU Parliament will cease to exist. Or at the very least the UK will not have any representation in a Government that restricts them from doing trade with the rest of the world!
3-Unlike other MEPs (no doubt), money's collected by Nigel Farage from the EU gets rediverted back into the party to help further their progress.

So they are NOT in it for the money.

Regardless of whether the BBC and other news organisations intentionally mix up 'Allowances' and 'Expenses' to try to make an anti-UKIP (non-)story:
(BBC News segment: Source)
As for the UK paying the EU £55 million a day: This website shows that we pay the EU in initial fee's £13.9 billion a year in membership fee's. That means we are paying just under £54 million a day. From that fee over the year we get £6.4 billion back. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-2052433/Chart-How-does-Britain-pay-EU-does-back.html

Just to clarify. It's like you putting £1000 into a bank, and then when you go to get your money back out, you only have £400 left.

Even Nick Clegg admits it's around £55 million a day and the money back is vastly less: https://fullfact.org/economy/cost_eu_membership_gross_net_contribution-30887

This fee also doesn't take into account numerous multi million/billion pound fines that the EU subjects to UK to yearly for breaking it's self appointed quotas...

A few examples as follows:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21684329
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/373047/Now-EU-fines-Britain-250-000-each-day
http://rt.com/news/uk-eu-air-pollution-765/
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-04/03/apple-eu-warranty
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2012195/Northampton-University-fined-56k-displaying-EU-flag.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/8269828/Britain-faces-1bn-of-EU-fines.html
http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk/uk-party-political-news/uk-fined-for-eu-flag-breaches
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19995081
http://www.westbriton.co.uk/1-6m-fine-EU-fish-scam-flouting-fishing-quotas/story-16603181-detail/story.html


In light of recent stories in the media about UKIP I felt it might be worth mentioning a few simple truths about politics:




Wednesday, 23 April 2014

"Don't Be Used By UKIP" (Leaflet) Response To A Utterly Dreadful Leaflet Doing The Rounds!


First before I reply to this leaflet would like to point out it was rumoured to have been done by members of the Labour Party so right there you have a political agenda for it's production...


As for the points it raises (please check between the numbered points raised with my numbered answers!):

1- If people would actually read UKIPs 2014 manifesto you would see that low paid or unemployed people would have VASTLY lower tax. So this point is wrong to start.

Council Tax would be LOWER! (UKIP 2014 Manifesto)
Energy prices would be LOWER! (UKIP 2014 Manifesto)



2- This point is raised in relation to a trust fund that he never used. It was opened for him at a time when perception of such finds were different. He never used it and closed it as he didn't feel comfortable with it.



Listen to his words himself here...


3- Again this is a pretty dishonest point to. 
UKIP have blamed the financial crises on multiple elements. They have blamed the banking crises caused by several political parties and large businesses. They have blamed it on EU legislation and tax hikes and charges by the EU which have seen for example companies like Imperial Tobacco depart Nottingham recently and Ford transferring their Factory to Turkey a few of many companies to either close their doors completely or relocate abroad!

Whilst their is no doubt that 'some' jobs have been created by EU grant money in the UK. Vastly more have been lost as a result of the EU.

9,000 in fishing industries being a good example.

Money has also been taken out of the UK by the current British Government with UK based ship building in Portsmouth and the Clyde ending. Ship building for the Royal Navy in some instances have been transferred to South Korea to save money. Granted this ultimately has a negative impact on the UK economy in terms of reinvestment.

As for the impact of immigrants on this country. Even the Labour Party have admitted that they didn't anticipate the numerical volume of immigrants on the UK.

The bullet point makes light of Eastern Europe. But let's look at the figures shall we? In the 2011 Census it says that 175,000 Brits have left the UK for Eastern Europe. Whilst 2.1 million Eastern European immigrants have moved to the UK from Eastern Europe. 850,000 of those being from Poland alone. (these figures do not take into account anyone who game here in the last 3 years estimated to be in the region of 1.3 million)

When you think about it. Those numbers have to be employed somewhere.

4- Yes Farage was educated in a private school. But when he left school he didn't get a job at the bottom of the ladder in Parliament after studying political affairs. He went into the commodities trade for many years.

If you go through the UKIP hierarchy from the bottom up. When you look at Paul Nuttal (deputy leader of UKIP), Suzanne Evans, Janice Atkinson,  Amjad Bashir, Roger Helmer etc... You will see they come from a wide range of backgrounds, mostly working class.

As for the money Farage has claimed. This is the same amount of money every other MEP who goes to Europe claims. Yet Farage is the only one highlighted? (agenda?)

Let's not for one second forget that he doesn't live a luxurious lifestyle.
He drives himself from the UK to Brussels/Strasbourg when he attends EU Parliament via the Channel Tunnel as shown in the recent Channel Four documentary.

He has already said that the Allowances he was and is given get funneled back into the party. As a party leader he gets about allot. Again probably more than other party leaders. This doesn't come cheap.

5- Now who's scaremongering?
I am not doubting that UKIP doesn't have a few racists, homophobes or sexists as supporters or members. But having said that. ALL Parties do. Labour, Conservatives and Lib Dems, I don't think anyone who will answer honestly will deny this fact.
 
Do UKIP take action when these individuals are outed.
Well yes they do history has proven that fact.

Do other parties take the same sort of action?

Do i need to remind people that UKIP are the only one of the "Big Four" parties who decline former Far Right members party membership?

All of the major parties have former BNP members standing for them as Councillors or sitting as Councillors or represent them as members... They have no policy rejecting former Far Right members.

You never hear about the big Parties sacking people until it hits the media. Whilst UKIP get highlighted in the press as sacking people without explanation. Ie: Losing numbers.

This shows that UKIP take the kind of action other parties do not to face extremism and fascist opinions.

To highlight UKIP as being a party full of bigots is nothing short of a lie!

6- "Education Policy"
This story is nothing other than a lie.
Do UKIP want to reopen Grammar School's... Yes... I don't think anyone could argue this as being a bad thing?


Do they want to give money to Private School's? Well no not according to their latest Manifesto?


They want to "Improve access to quality local education, create more grammar schools, technical skills colleges, encourage vocational apprenticeships, give parents the right to choose where their children go to school, protect rural
schools and support home schooling." - 'UKIP Manifesto 2014'

Can anyone see anything wrong with that?

Do UKIP want to build "seven aircraft carriers"? No... What utter luncacy!

Do they want to increase the defence budget. Yes. Considering the fact that Russian Ships and Aircraft have needed British armed response on several occasions over the last few months I think having a decent defence force is never a bad thing.

Armed forces also have the benefit of being able to dispense foreign or domestic aid. If you look over disasters domestically in terms of flooding and foreign disasters such as Earthquakes and Tsunami's, you will see how having a decent Army and Navy can become useful.

A defence force is exactly that. A deterrent!


You do have to love how the leaflet brought up the NHS in the final segment because it hadn't been brought up. But didn't really actually mention it!


It comes across as laughable and desperate tactics from somebody who just wants to smear UKIP in any way he/she possibly can!





7- Again this point is half truths and lies.
 
Are UKIP in favour of leaving the European Convention on Human Rights? ...Yes

Why? Because they think that those decisions should be made in the UK by the UK.

If someone who has terrorist routes and agendas who is not UK born is found guilty in this country we should have the right to deport him/her.
We shouldn't have to jump through hoops throwing away millions of tax payers money away in the process to get the appropriate action taken.

UKIP are in favour of writing up a Convention of Human Rights that are done by the people for the people.

UKIP aren't in favour of just tossing away people's rights and being done with it.




As for the final point of the leaflet that UKIP are against Gay Marriages.
They are not behind the principle of it. They aren't against Gays. They are against the law implications that forced gay marriages would have on our religious institutions.

Had the bill been put forward that Gay Marriages would be done on a strictly "accepted basis" by religious institutions voluntarily accepting to do the marriages. They would have been all for it.

What they do oppose however is religious institutions being forced to undertake Gay Marriages against their beliefs.

Before people smear at me for saying so this includes numerous churches and religions. Including Islam.

Before you pop off, please feel free to take a look at the excellent UKIP 2014 Manifesto

Not to mention the excellent Party Political Broadcast!


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Not Entirely Sure Hope Not Hate Will Appreciate My Email Response To Their Request Of Smear Stories Against UKIP


Natalie Bennett (Green Party of England and Wales) Rant Against UKIP Posters (Response)


Put simply Natalie Bennett is twisting what UKIP have said.

Let's get a few facts straight shall we?

UKIP have said that 26 million unemployed people could come to the UK for jobs. Is this true? Yes. In fact somewhere in the region of 300,000-500,000 a year are coming here.10 times more Eastern Europeans come to UK as Brits move to Eastern Europe (2011 Census & Institute for Public Policy Research 2006) so any line that's put out about British citizens moving to Europe is overplayed and portrayed very disingenuously with a lack of numbers to quantify the line.

The Green Party encourage a policy of Open-Door immigration. Yet want to protect the green belt. Where do they think the new houses will be built to house the growing population?
The cheapest place to build new properties is the Green Belt. The Green Party will never get into power. So by backing open-door immigration the Green Party are knowingly supporting the destruction of the environment that they profess to want to protect.

Bennett and the Green's talk about having a campaign backing the "common good". They back the prospect of staying in the EU which means cutting off our connections with the British Commonwealth. That is a third of the Worlds population. Nations that support the Fair Trade system.


Bennett talks about how the poster campaign will "inflame drunk men in pubs" basically hostility toward immigrants. Not once does she mention that UKIP's immigration policy doesn't want to end immigration. Just merely cut it back to a sustainable level. 40,000-50,000 as opposed to the aforementioned quarter to half million number it is at now.

She omits to mention the links between her own party and 'Hope Not Hate' and 'UAF', groups that frequently incite both verbal and physical violence when they 'protest' at peaceful UKIP meetings.

She omits to mention that the Labour Party, another party the Green's have had links with in the past have tried from the very beginning (since they signed the Lisbon Treaty) to shut down any talk about immigration as "racist", "xenophobic" or "fascist".

She forgets to mention that UKIP have backing from immigrant populations in this country who find it impossible to find employment due to the large population to jobs available ratio. Not to mention support from immigrants who can only work for beneath the minimum wage.

She goes on to hint at a race issue, again omitting to mention that UKIP have members, supporters and voters from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds.

The Green Party of England and Wales has a membership of 16,000 as of April 2014, whilst UKIP have a active membership of 36,000 since April 2014.

They have active financial backers due to addressing real concerns that other parties are not willing to address.

Whilst bitter left wing and right wing parties (Green's and BNP) attack UKIP from either side. UKIP continue to speak for the working class who feel as if they have been abandoned by the mainstream political class.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Saturday, 12 April 2014

What Haven't UKIP Been Accused of Being Against?!

It's ironic. Most of those who preach against "intolerance" usually ignore the facts and highlight themselves as being enlightened, but this in my opinion is solely done to for-fill a political agenda.

Take UKIP for instance...

People claim they are Xenophobic saying "they are against immigration", yet they are against open-door uncontrolled immigration. Something 70% of the populas polled want reform in. Yet the anti-extremist groups like UAF and Hope Not Hate paint a false picture which makes people wary of voicing there support for UKIP.

People claim UKIP are Racist. Whilst UKIP have had some dishonest individuals make comments, those individuals have been speedily expelled. UKIP continue to be the only party that oppose former Far Right members of Parties or groups joining. Unlike Labour, Conservatives and Lib Dems who all have former members of the National Front, BNP or other Fascist parties now working for them. UKIP also has a diverse mixture of people from various religions and racial backgrounds at key positions throughout the party.



People claim UKIP are Sexist. Making light of comments Farage made regards a specific work place in a specific working sector in the capital. 

With the media who made hard work of cutting a few words out of a main quote to match the agenda they are working towards and it has been pushed ever since. Yet UKIP continue to have a large portion of female representation throughout the various levels of the party.

UKIP have been accused of being anti-Mothers, but even those claims don't hold up to scrutiny.
I myself questioned this comment the other day after a accusation was made with a "Women Against UKIP Twitter account". I asked the individual to explain her accusations following Nigel Farage's appearance on BBC Production 'Have I Got News For You'. The result? A accusation that I was "aggressive" and "sexist" and complete silence with no answer to the requested explanation to the accusation.


UKIP get accused of being Homophobic for being against "forced gay marriages", yet anyone with a really open mind can see where UKIP are coming from.
Not only is forcing religious institutions into carrying out Gay Marriages wrong, the threat that these religious institutions could be targeted for refusing to conduct gay marriages was laughed off 12 months ago and yet we have seen our first few examples of exactly this happening!
David Silvester made some very bad comments whilst a UKIP member which have been rehashed, republished and reiterated as often as possible to label UKIP. But very little does it get mentioned that he made these comments when a Tory, and guess what, it didn't make the papers back then and he wasn't sacked for his comments by the Conservatives, unlike UKIP who sacked him less than a week after he made said comments.

UKIP get accused of being against Animal Rights to such a extent that Nigel Farage has been physically assaulted by one of these protesters (see picture), granted the protester in question was charged with assault and fined, short of a custard pie in the face, I don't think we have ever seen this kind of behavior toward a politician laughed off in the media in the way this assault was. 
Farage has been photographed drinking a pint during a Hunt Meeting next to a horse. That is his right. 
But yet again the thing ALL OTHER political parties forget to mention is that UKIP are the only party which has a policy calling for a ban on live animal exports.

Also have we forgotten who else has been pictured at Fox Hunts? Still waiting to see the Animal Rights protesters waiting for Mr Cameron at his Public Meetings, if he ever has them which i doubt!


Not to mention the man who is in favour of animals being killed in a inhumane manner?




UKIP get accused of being anti-religious. Yet again I find myself scratching my head and asking why. No religious institutions have accused UKIP. As I have already said UKIP host a wide variety of peop
le with different religious beliefs.



UKIP get accused of being anti-Working Class. This for me is the ultimate head-scratcher.
UKIP want to limit immigration which is putting a strain on the unskilled labour market. Yet they are somehow "anti-working class". Give me strength!

UKIP get accused of being anti-NHS. Again... How? UKIP want to reduce the load on the NHS which is totally unacceptable at this point. They want to make sure more people come here with specialist qualifications to work in Hospitals and clinics. They haven't announced any plans to privatise the NHS contrary to "popular belief" and they want to make sure the Service is properly balanced, financed and staffed.


As I said at the beginning. UKIP get accused of being anti-everything. But this attitude is always done to satisfy a politically bias agenda. That much is certain when you wipe away the dust of deception and read the facts as they are.

The question is will people wipe away this deception or continue to listen to the lies.

Read for yourself. Then make the decision for yourself.