Politics

I BELIEVE  THAT CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE, TEACH THEM WELL AND LET THEM LEAD THE WAY.

“The greatest love of all”  Whitney Houston.

Stop reading NOW if you’re not interested in my political thoughts, because I am going on a rant.  These are entirely my own opinions and as such, no-one else can be held responsible, I may have some facts wrong, and I apologise in advance if this is the case.

I voted for our present government because I stupidly believed their policies and promises when they said they would close our borders,  minimise immigration, get us a better deal with the EU, give our NHS more funding, help the elderly and look after the hard workers of this country. LIES LIES LIES.

Closing our borders to refugees.

We live on an island, it is not a big island compared to others in the world, but still we have an “open border” policy, this basically means that every refugee that comes into our country is given accommodation, food & clothing, ok so it might only be a hostel but it is still a roof over their heads, their children get an education and they have regular food allowances. Now I don’t begrudge anyone an education or a meal but what about our own people, the ones that sleep on the streets (because the hostels are full) the ones that beg for food (no food vouchers here), the ones whose clothes come from dustbins (no clothing vouchers here). I am not naive enough to believe that everybody who is sleeping on our streets are actual “down & outs” but the majority of them are, and this, often, is through no fault of their own.  Lets help these people before we start giving to others.  Charity begins at home.

Immigration.

If you want to come and live in my country, then you have to abide by certain rules and laws.  I believe that you should not come here unless you have a job so that you can pay tax and national insurance. In exchange we will let you have access to our NHS (as long as you have British citizenship), If you don’t have citizenship and you are here on a green card scheme then we will charge you a nominal fee for treatment. No citizenship, no green card, then you will pay the full costs of any treatment.  If you are a “legal” immigrant, then we have welcomed you, but, DO NOT take the mickey out of us, we will NOT pay for your 20 children back home in your own country.  If you are an “illegal” immigrant then I hope you get caught and deported.

European Union

I want OUT.  I am not a big business, or indeed, small business person, I am a person who works 60 hours a week just to try and earn a decent income.  As far as I can see the EU has done absolutely nothing to benefit me.  The amount of money that the UK pays to the EU is mind boggling, £55 million per day, ( I don’t even know how many noughts that is).  Stop you say, we get some of that back to help with agriculture and education and counter-terrorism, well I say hang on, how the hell did we cope before joining, oh yes that’s right, farmers were allowed to grow what they wanted, and not have to have seeds that passed EU examination, their cows could produce as much milk as they wanted and it would all go off to the dairy to be put in PINT bottles.  There was nothing at all wrong with learning the 3 R’s, gaining your ‘O’ levels, going to college, gaining your ‘A’ levels and going to university, studying for however many years you needed to then come out and get a JOB. As for counter-terrorism then I firmly believe that every civilised country in the world should sign an agreement whereby they will report to each other on threats, attempts and people who are “under suspicion” or “persons of interest”.  We have MI5 and MI6 in this country, the Americans have the FBI and the CIA, every country has its own version, let’s work as a world people.

The EU have come up with some weird and wonderful “laws” which I quite frankly find disturbing, as I am sure that the money that every European country pays could be put to much better use.  For example the EU passed a law in the late 90’s that stated that we could not buy or sell misshaped fruit & veg, thank goodness that someone saw sense in 2009 and revoked that law, the only item that is still covered by the “ridiculous” law is the banana, apparently it cannot have more than a 10 degree bend.  The other stupid laws that they have passed include:- Eggs, these cannot now be sold by the dozen but by weight & grade.  an A grade egg is supposedly the best, in these eggs the yolk doesn’t move from the center of the egg when it is rotated, who the hell checks this?, is there a special x-ray machine for egg yolks?

Vacuum cleaners? In 2014 the EU decided that they were going to increase the asthma problem by passing a law that vacuum cleaner motors should be no bigger than 1600watts, by 2017 this will drop to 900watts, so then we will have even more people suffering with dust allergies, asthma, chest/breathing problems. Not to mention the fact that our carpets will be dirtier because the vacuum cleaners are not powerful enough to  suck up all the dirt, our homes will become infested with dust mites.  I am sure there will be many other problems which will occur, but it’s ok, the refugees can live in our dirty houses after we have moved out due to illness/stress.  The one law that has been passed is a little bit closer to home for me (although I do use a vacuum cleaner), it’s the one whereby ALL diabetics must be banned from driving.  This is a real law but fortunately it is not enforced much in this country.  I do understand that there are certain people with diabetes who do not take care of themselves and who are prone to going into diabetic coma’s (not good whilst driving), but the vast majority of people with this terrible condition do look after themselves either with diet or medication, WHY should the sensible ones be punished for the few idiots out there.

The £55 million that we give away each day can and should be put to good use in our country.  The education system needs a complete overhaul.  A *B* grade “A” level math pass today is equal to an *E* grade back in the 90’s, are exams getting easier? or is the youth of today being penalised/punished because of lack of resources?  The NHS is in crises.  Aneurin Bevan had a dream for this country, that every citizen should have access to “free” medical treatment.  He achieved his dream, and our NHS was the envy of the world.  The problems won’t be addressed by simply throwing money at them, we need to go back to basics, go back to the initial dreams, plans & ideas that were in place in 1948, start again.

If you have read to the end of my rant without falling asleep then congratulations.  As I said at the beginning of this post, these are entirely my own opinions.  I am not asking you to agree or disagree with me or indeed debate with me, it is purely for my own amusement.

Happy Friday 🙂

 

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