The first letter is from our contributor Michael Keal, and his query is of interest to all – perhaps you have an answer:
“11 June March for Independence
We have stumbled across a march for Independence taking place in London, and we would encourage all of our supporters to go along and take part. The more people that attend these events, the more impact we will have and the more press it will attract. The meeting point is outside the Royal Albert Hall. The march will commence at 12pm. It will then head to Buckingham palace and then along to Westminster, ending up in Trafalgar Square. Please come along and wear your leave T-shirts with pride!”
I don’t know who to ask so I thought I’d ask you. I hope you don’t mind. Obviously I’m going with a few people but I was wondering if Kippers know about this and if it’s something we should attend as UKIP or get some Leave.eu t-shirts. I haven’t heard anything about it from UKIP, but maybe I’ve missed something.
I would appreciate your opinion. My thinking is that a. it sounds like fun and b. every Leave voter that can be there should be to swell the numbers. However not clear on whether any kind of permission is required in case someone from Leave.eu gets cross. Perhaps you could ask around for me.
Michael Keal “
Our reader and UKIP Member Guy Stacpoole send us this brief, thoughtful observation:
The proper context for us to consider joining the Continent as one country must be based on our long history of living as neighbours.
Over the centuries, we have been attacked by Spain (the Armada), France (the 100 years war) Italy (the Romans and as WWII Axis power) the Dutch and twice in the last Century of course by the Germans (“The Hun is either at your feet or your throat” -Churchill).
Now we are supposed to forget all that and not imagine that these countries are just longing for power over us through the latest mechanism, the European Superstate?
Churchill it was who said “If we ever have to chose between Europe and the open sea, we should always chose the open sea.”
How right he is! We should accept his guidance now.
Our reader Peter Booth sent us this letter:
Which flag flies over our heads?
I hope a new age is dawning, an independent time free of the EU if you will. I look forward to an age of new industries, re-establishing our manufacturing, an age of innovation and good will, an age of politician’s looking further than the next election, speaking from the heart and not from well-worn scripts. An age of Educational teaching suitable for modern times with minimal bureaucracy, inventions for transportation, an age of less political correctness, an age of speaking English and being proud to, no more accommodating those that can’t speak our language, parents have a responsibility to address such issues. An age where we stop blaming the NHS for all its woes and realistically look at the issues affecting many institutions, no one seems to ask why we have these problems; it is all too easy to blame, our infrastructure for too long has been overloaded. Let’s build modern power stations funded, built and maintained by us, not other countries.
Our Army Navy and Air-force should be envied by the world, they are our protectors, they are not here to police the planet, no more playing puppet to the USA, it’s time the politician’s looked after our country, not their egos. Britain is not a happy place; we are threatened from afar as a direct result of decisions made by consecutive governments. Look at most politicians’ speaking, I may not agree with everything said whatever the party, but they only deserve respect when they speak honestly and concisely, without spin or avoiding questions. Prime Minister’s question time is an embarrassment; just what must the world think of our politician’s behavior. Our political system needs modernising with fair representation, each Member of Parliament should be able to vote on things freely, representing their constituents not whipped to vote as the select few in cabinet require. The last general election ended up with some parties getting more seats with fewer votes than others, this cannot be right in a true democracy.
I want to see an age where my grandchildren and their children live peacefully in an integrated society, an age where any religion is tolerated but not at the expense of intimidating or changing the British Way of Life. An age where immigration is controlled and skilled migrants are welcome. We don’t need any more unskilled labour from Europe.
The age of providing benefits without real scrutiny has to cease, it’s all too easy to tick boxes. The government needs to properly manage the benefits system in order to control things in a professional manner.
Let Britain be ‘Great’ again and control her own destiny!
Peter Booth 2016
And finally, on a lighter note, this little poem, which is making the rounds, has landed in our in-box:
‘Won’t you join our Common Market?’ said the spider to the fly,
‘It really is a winner and the cost is not too high’.
‘I know De Gaulle said ’’ Non’’, but he hadn’t got a clue,
‘We want you in, my friends and I, as we have plans for you.
‘You’ll have to pay – a little more – than we do, just for now,
‘As Herr Kohl said, and I agree, we need a new milch cow,
‘It’s just a continental term, believe me , Mon ami,
‘Like ‘’Vive la France’’ or ‘’Mad Anglais’’ or even ‘’E.E.C.’’.
‘As to the rules, don’t worry friend, there’s really but a few,
‘You’ll find that we ignore them – but they all apply to you.
‘Give and share between us, that’s what it’s all about,
‘You do all the giving, and we all share it out.
‘It’s very British, is it not, to help a friend in need?
‘You’ve done it twice in two World Wars, a fact we must concede.
‘So climb aboard the Market Train, don’t sit there on the side,
‘Your continental cousins want to take you for a ride’