Monthly Archives: June 2016

Too Late But Show Energy In Remain Camp

It seems odd that Britain is accused of breaking up Europe when the concession that David Cameron elicited, was in practical terms, nothing at all. It has to be ratified by the European Congress, where everyone gets a vote.  Is it like Clement Attlee waving his piece of paper?  Will our actions send Europe to war?  It seems impossible; we are a tiny country compared to others in Europe.  Yet the presidency clearly sees the start of an exodus.  They know that they cannot cope alone, so suddenly Britain, being a damp squib, is now number one subject of discussion. The Netherlands is now poised to have its own Referendum.

Unfortunately, the poster displayed by Nigel Farage of UKIP, however distasteful, touched a nerve. It was a bully-boy tactic, worthy of the origins of UKIP.  The Remain camp should have come out with another one in support of itself, i.e., people working industriously.  However that’s not possible is it?  In stupid flack, poke yourself in the eye fairness, every poster must include white, brown, black, from somewhere else people.  The recent EU immigrants must not be insulted.  Hello?  This is about our country, our rule of law, no-one else.

We have let ourselves be sunk under immigrants because we try so hard to please them. Stop pleasing.  Start thinking.  It’s too late, of course, but I suppose other bloggers are brimming over with emotion today.

Tomorrow we stand together, shoulder to shoulder, just as it always has been and just as it always will be.

LucyLou

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What If No Explanation for Immigration, Economy

Hi Everyone

I have been an EU leaver until yesterday, when I saw my brother. He has a whizzy job in London and he told me a story.

Think of Switzerland which is not in the EU. When a company wants one of their staff to go and work there, that person needs a Visa.  This takes 6 weeks.  In the digital age where we deal in everything being instant, six weeks is an impossible wait.

So what is the company forced to do? They choose a Swiss person, who is not a good match, because he or she is there and does not need a visa.  If Britain leaves the EU, then we shall all be like the Swiss.  Every person from every company will need a visa if we wish to work in Europe

Trading with the EU will be the same as new trade agreements need to be agreed. This apparently takes two years for a simple agreement.  We all know that is ridiculous.

My brother also told me that over half our trade is with Europe. Suddenly we will need a visa and a new trade agreement.  It will not work in the beginning and waiting more than a month of those two years will destroy us and collapse our economy.

What to do? The politicians have had a huge wake-up call.  They do not know their people and seem more inclined to listen to foreigners than their own.  This will stop when we make it stop, i.e., through political will and that of the people.

My brother told me that if an exit happens, our finance industry, which is a substantial contributor to our wealth, will go down to nothing in global terms. London has been a big financial centre for the last 10 or so years.  Why would we spoil it now?  Because we do not understand.  I cannot believe what a mess the politicians are making.  Get some real people on the TV.

My thought is to keep whingeing from within. The first thing to demand is for the European parliament to stay in one place.  Secondly, we must make life better in the countries that the immigrants are fleeing.  I had a comment here on the blog to suggest that Europe needed to change its ideology! So these people are not in the real world either.

If we do go out, nothing will be done right away and that will build civil tension. If the financiers lose their jobs it is 2008 all over again and everyone else will start losing theirs if not worse.

I have changed my mind and will be voting to remain in the EU.

As ever, your vote is your own. Good luck to you.

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All Carry Blood Plasma

We have suffered a tragedy this week. One of our public servants was shot and killed.  In Britain guns are not our culture.  MP’s and their teams are protected by democracy and the people.

The man who did it has been dismissed as one with a history of mental illness. Where is the truth in that?  This is a man violently disturbed by what he read.  Newspapers selling themselves should perhaps take note, but more importantly, the issue of mental wellbeing has shown it is impossible to keep people.

Mental health has been cut under the welfare benefits, but there are increasing numbers of people who have lost their Disability Living Allowance payments who have become desperately distressed. Mental unwellness will soar.

Also immigrants have been through severe physical and mental trauma by walking across the world to reach us. Can we deal with that whilst coping with our own people?

It is a terrible tragedy that they have taken someone who fought for the underdog, for what she passionately believed, was right. Now what?  Violence never thinks of consequence.

It is possible that we could do something to avert future tragedies. I am not saying that Jo Cox died of blood loss, but could everyone carry a sachet of their own blood, with their type stamped on it?  Maybe it would be phone-sized, but enough to help in an emergency such as this.  Of course there would have to be connectors and it would be a very sophisticated piece of equipment, but it would help people anywhere.

Comments are welcome.

LucyLou

 

 

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Britain Does The Hokey-Cokey* With The EU

Hi, Britain is consumed by the EU Referendum. It is on television every night.
This evening, the EU President Donald Tusk said an exit by Britain will result in the break-up of Western political civilisation. We can read all sorts of things into that, starting with fear for his job. But how can this be? According to the EU, Britain has been an insignificant voice, one with little power. It is after all an island nation. I think that man has ignored what happened when his namesake, currently running for US President tried to shove his oar in, so to speak. How can I say this politely? Please do not preach to us.

“The EU is for the people.”

Normal people do not speak like that. It is politician-speak. The British people fear being overrun. If those in Newcastle, a salt-of-the-earth heartland think so, then it is happening. (TV News interview last night). The trouble is that politicians are making their first nationwide forays into speaking to normal people, rather than activists. They should have done the chats first, before making up their minds.

The majority cry for Britain to close its borders. Mr Cameron was wrong when he said that refugee camps would move from Calais to Kent. As Lord Hill, who sits in the House of Lords, explained, Britain has had an agreement about borders with France since before the establishment of the EU. Of course we have. I feel sorry for a man who has to take a hundred decisions a day.

So, after the vote, what do we want first?
Please close our borders except to decent people who have skills that we need.

I am voting to leave. Good luck to you with your vote.

By the way the Hokey-Cokey is a singing game and goes:
“In, out, in out, shake it all about. Do the Hokey-Cokey and turn around, that’s what it’s all about.”

LucyLou

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