Today’s letter are on the continuing Brexit mess, especially as described in the MSM. The first is from our reader Mr King:
Gordon Brown was (rightly) adamant that we must NOT join the Eurozone.
He must know that all EU members are expected to join the Euro by 2025 and that the EU is good at massaging away our opt outs and vetoes.
So WHY on earth does he want us to stay in? Something happened to his brain? Reading this report, one has to wonder.
Respectfully, Mr King.
Jim Stanley, Chairman and County Organiser for UKIP Oxfordshire, sent in the following letter:
I fear we are all guilty of falling into the trap of accepting a creeping acceptance of the EU invasion of our mindset. Let us examine the term EU Citizen. I have checked some definitions. Firstly, a Citizen is a Member, Native or Naturalised, of a State or Commonwealth, so to describe an Australian as a Citizen of the British Commonwealth, is factually accurate. The European Union is an Economic and Political Association of certain European States, with internal free trade, and common external tariffs. These definitions are from the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.
The EU sees itself not as a group of individual Nation States but as a Federal body, a single Country, if you will, where National boundaries, cultures and identities are ignored. Even such august publications as UKIP Daily and Kipper Central perpetuate the myth of the EU as a Nation State, by referring to those who live within the boundaries of the EU as EU Citizens, a status they cannot hold as the EU is not yet a Federal State.
Europe is slowly but surely integrating themselves into our daily lives. Product placement is a well known advertising tactic, from Coca Cola on a table in a cafe scene on TV to Aston Martin and BMW giving cars to be driven by James Bond in movies: Bond drives a BMW, so I want to as well!
I live less than 20 miles from the Mini production plant located in Cowley Oxford, what is more British than a Mini? I can see no reason why, in the latest TV advert, the Mini Countryman is shown in Left Hand Drive, with European plates, being driven, not in its country of origin, but somewhere in the EU. Very often car adverts have a notice saying the model depicted is not available in the UK. In short, they sell us cars that we cannot even buy in the country that they are made!
Why is Mueller, the yoghurt of British Athletics, and German Supermarket Chain Aldi the Supermarket of British Athletics? Frankly, can you imagine that Sainsburys were the Supermarket of the French Tour de France cycle team? The French industrial complex would never let it happen, so why do we? Have we lost pride in ourselves? Do you remember “Buy British Buy Best” campaigns of the 60’s? Time was we were proud to support our industry, even when we produce cars as uniquely poor as the Austin Allegro. They may have been bad, but repairing the things kept me employed for years!
The time has come to have some pride in our Nation, buy local products and support our Country. By definition, the EU has not one single citizen, because the EU does not have the Nationhood Status required to have citizens. I am not a citizen of the EU, I am a British Citizen, proud of my Nationality, secure in being a Patriot, loyal to my Queen and her successors. I recognise the supremacy of the British Court and Law within their jurisdiction as has been the right of every Englishman as laid out in Magna Carta, Rights that cannot be revoked by any overseas authority, and should any such revocation be carried out at the behest of a foreign power, any such British person or Government seeking to do so is guilty of High Treason, following the due process of British Law.
Enough is enough, the time has come to take back our Nation, our control of our Laws and Destiny restored to British Government, a Government elected by the people acting solely for the benefit of the British People and no one else.
Respectfully, Jim Stanley, Chairman and County Organiser for UKIP Oxfordshire
Our correspondent Roger Arthur sent in the following letter:
Some days ago we read in the DT that ‘the public’ is becoming exhausted by Theresa May’s Brexit ‘offers’. This scenario is looking increasingly likely, with Ms May as PM:
The EU will continue to run down the clock right to the end. She will not be ready for a no-deal exit in March and will ask for an A50 extension.
The EU will likely agree to that, if she will engineer another referendum, or general election. In the meantime pro EU forces will do their utmost to prepare and scare people into changing their vote, from leave to remain.
Many will be so jaded with the whole process that they will vote to remain under EU direction, just to get it all over with. That is what the EU hopes. As Juncker said of the French referendum, on the EU constitution:
“If it’s a Yes, we will say ‘on we go’, and if it’s a No we will say ‘we CONTINUE.”
Respectfully, Roger Arthur
Finally, our reader Keith Taylor makes this brief remark regarding the ongoing scandal that is crime in London:
As Boris Johnson seems to be now getting the blame for the Latest London Attack due to his comments on the Burka, shouldn’t we in truth be addressing: “Stop The Khan-age in London” which under the present Mayor Sadiq Khan’s tenure has seen a prolific rise in knife crime along with other incidents?
Respectfully, Keith Taylor
The production of newspapers for the consumption of the ordinary voter is a complete waste of time and money, and furthermore not worth the effort delivering. The simple reason for this is that it will not get read irrespective of how good the content may be. More likely it will be deposited in the green recycling bin straight away. How do I know this to be the case, well we in Tonbridge and Malling tried this back in December 2016 when we fought a council by election. The candidate who is no longer with UKIP wanted to produce an eight page newspaper which he wanted to edit himself. The rest of the committee were totally against it but we relented and allowed him to produce the newspaper which we paid for. The candidate convinced himself quite wrongly that everyone that had been delivered it had loved it and found it very factual, when in fact all they did was give it a cursory glance for about ten seconds, and got no further than the first page. Most of the electorate stated when we canvassed the ward that they hadn’t seen this newspaper and it was obvious that it hadn’t registered with them at all. If a leaflet with bullet point headings with no more than a short paragraph under each heading cannot be read within 20 seconds, you are wasting your time. Don’t just take my word for it, go and ask any seasoned campaigner and they will tell you the same. Suffice to say, our candidate came bottom of the poll on election day, so the effort, manpower, time and money spent was a complete waste. We at Tonbridge and Malling UKIP will not be ordering this South East newspaper for the reasons I have highlighted above.
Jim, I am not an EU citizen, I am not a British citizen either. I am a British SUBJECT.
Roger Arthur, I completely agree with your letter, that is exactly what I am thinking. The process has already started, even before any second referendum or general election has been called, to emotionally bully people into ‘changing their minds’ from Leave to Remain. We have our politicians all over the media, continually spouting about ‘no-deal’, ‘crashing out without a deal’, ‘damaging’, ‘cliff-edge’, on top of the Project Fear propaganda about the end of sandwiches and food-price increases, and the latest Jedi mind-trick is the stories reporting about how certain areas of the country ‘according to new polls’ would now vote remain rather than leave.
Jedi Mind Trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO_xfR64qSk
Dear Roger (Arthur) and Stuart (Johnson),
I totally agree with your diagnosis.
So, what action can we take?
Obviously our wonderful new YouTubers can help, as can others on YouTube and FaceBook etc. Also A-frame trucks.
Leaflets are OK, but not large enough for an idea to be expounded.
In the South East our action is to produce a newspaper and syndicate it to all UKIP regions.
We promoted our current newspaper to the Regional Chairmen’s meeting on 27.6.2018 and supplied (electronically) a nearly final draft on 13.8.2018.
The newspaper contains lots of stuff about how well Britain can do after we regain our independence. That is (I assume you agree) the message we need to get out.
Each region was encouraged to contact (via branches) every activist to see how many each activist would deliver. And order accordingly.
I have done an estimate of how many copies are being ordered compared with the c19,000,000 households to which we could deliver.
The percentage is better than ever before but still NOT high enough.
I shall be asking our party chairman and party director to help us get higher orders.
Regards, Toby, 01932-873-557
t heard anything from my Branch, although I am willing to distribute.t now get their joining fees. So I guess money is short. I know we depleted funds by making a contribution to the “save UKIP fund” that Gerard successfully initiated. so I guess one of the questions is what do the papers cost?
To be fair most of the members have disappeared over the last period of UKIP stupidity so it is really just me, my leader and his wife left - all over 70.
I understand we have gained 7 new members since the Gerard "push", but it also appears since rules brought in by Hopeless Henry that the branch doesn
Best wishes Toby .you are doing a great job!
Dear Roger (Turner),
You ask ” what do the papers cost”
Most regions are charging their branches 5p per copy.
If a generous sponsor can be cound this can be reduced to 4p.
The actual cost depends on total national quantity ….. which is not known till well after branches have placed orders.
Regards, Toby, 01932-873557