Friday, 9 May 2014
All of a sudden they all want to talk about immigration.
I very rarely get junk mail. I discovered that if you gather up all your junk mail and return it to sender i.e. double glazing flyer goes to solar panel Company; or car advert goes to supermarket etc. It’s not long before you are taken of mailing lists.
Predictably though, its election time and as usual all the political parties have crawled out from under their respective stones. These ego filled and less than average intelligence androids think [well sadly they are kind of correct] that to win elections you just send out some glossy flier with some inane sound bite on it and; job done.
All they are interested in is getting their own voters mobilised. All the parties rely on low turnout. Well that’s to say a low turnout for the opposition parties!
As long as they can mobilise their loyalists, that’s all that matters.
So’ as it has been for the last few years, the big topic is of course ‘immigration. The almost extinct BNP are whipping themselves up into a frenzy of jealousy. “Immigrations our policy” exclaims the feckless Nick Griffin “how dare anyone else talk about it”
Perhaps if Griffins party didn't exist and they hadn't cornered the debate for so long maybe other political parties would have dealt with it. Perhaps, but who knows.
After all do any of us know what goes through our illustrious leaders [and their opponents] minds? And let’s be honest the British political system hinges on one thing.
Labour and Tories taking it in turns to screw us over and blame the other whilst they do it!
Neither wonder people are sick of politics.
I used to have hopes for the Lib Dems. After all they have been the outsider for years [no matter in what name they were calling themselves at the time]. But sadly no.
They have shown themselves to be just as power hungry as their two main rivals.
As Clegg and Co have shown, they will bend over for anyone just to stay in power.
This lack of choice has destroyed any fighting spirit that the voter may have in this country.
“What’s the point in voting, you just get the same crap”
As the old saying goes -we have the government we deserve.
Sadly though there are many people who don’t deserve this shambles of a political system. But’ we are a minority. Of course everyone will complain and whine, but will they do anything. Will they hell!
Sadly most people care more about some god awful talent show ran by some preening and shallow megalomaniac who is making millions of their celebrity worshiping.
Also, in a few months we will have millions of people watching the world cup.
Pubs and clubs will be full of people worshipping a bunch of grossly overpaid, and I mean disgustingly overpaid posers.
Most of the adoring fans will be lower earners. Yet they will waste their time and cash watching and supporting brain-dead men kick a ball about –basically a kid’s game.
Yet when it comes to politics no one gives a toss. Infuriating isn’t it?
WE NEED TO VOTE.
I hear it all the time from teens and twenty-something’s who can’t see the point in voting. I’m trying in vain to get them to vote but it’s an uphill struggle and all I hear ”Why should we. Their all wankers and they do nothing for us”
Well the first point is true, but maybe I would have used a slightly different word. The second is also true because people don’t vote because they feel unrepresented.
You can bet your life savings that if all 18+ year olds voted there wouldn’t be as much youth unemployment.
If all school leavers voted the minimum wage would be better than it is. But most young ones don’t vote so the political establishment doesn’t give a toss about them.
As long as Messrs Cameron, Milliband and Clegg can keep the elderly happy with better pensions, free TV licences and bus passes- job done.
There is a very comfortable segment of British society who grew up after the Second World War and had it very good.
God they have it so good have you ever seen so many elderly people driving 4 wheel drives. They have such good life styles they don’t know what to spend their money on.
These are the golden voters for the three main parties, and stuff the kids.
Any ways, apologies I got side tracked! Back to immigration.
I hope this blog has been consistent in its view. Immigration is not the problem. Mass uncontrolled immigration is. The BNP think the answer is to shut the doors for good.
Their idiots and it isn’t and shouldn’t happen.
UKIP have taken much of the thunder from the BNP and yes you could level the accusation that they are BNP light. But it’s only on immigration and Europe that they share any common ground with the BNP. Apart from that they are unabashed Tories. And it will only be on membership of Europe and immigration that will define the voter outcome of these elections. Most UKIP votes will not be anything to do with anything else but these two questions.
Yes, UKIP has attracted a lot of racists and assorted other nutjobs.
Yes they are putting out much inflammatory material blaming immigration and only immigration for Britain’s woes.
And yes they can be accused of using the politics of division and distrust.
But again, the people mostly to blame the mainstream political parties for not listening to people’s concerns earlier.
Not everyone who voted BNP was racist. The same can be said for UKIP. Not all UKIP votes will be from racists.
Don’t think for one moment here that I’m endorsing UKIP. Far from it. I think UKIP would be bad for Britain as a country and bad representatives for us in Europe.
But people are sick of being ignored. People are sick of being called racist if they question mass immigration. People are just fed up and parties like UKIP seek to use this feeling to garner more power.
As I’ve stated in previous posts we need to stay in Europe. We need to be full members. We need closer integration to make it work. But we need to concentrate on restructuring it and making it more d democratic. We don’t want Euro sceptics representing us. We need people who want Europe to work. People who want Europe to work based on democracy and fairness. Not people who will sit arms crossed refusing to participate in the process.
Mass immigration does affect some more than others. I can’t see how mass immigration could affect the middle to higher classes [I hate using the class system to describe what I mean but it will have to suit for now] but it sure as hell effects the working classes. That’s why the BNP grew so much. They took the working class vote of Labour.
UKIP has always attracted the ex tory euro sceptic, and got a decent share of the vote.
They now have the disenfranchised working class voter as well.
We need free movement of people. We need a more integrated Europe. In fact we need a more integrated world, but don’t confuse this with globalisation.
Globalisation benefits only the rich. A closer more united Europe should benefit us all.
We need to vote en masse for people who will represent us in a modern and shrinking world. We need people who see the bad but also can focus on the positive and strive for improvement.
I know who I’m voting for and its none of the mainstream parties.
Labour, Tory, LibDems, UKIP don’t represent us. They represent themselves