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God Makes Dramatic Intervention In EU Referendum.

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Heavy rain is forecast for London and the South-East tomorrow. This will depress turnout in the referendum, which will be a jolly good thing.

The chitter-chattering metropolitan elite is composed mainly of remaniacs. That wonderful, wise, old man who lives on a cloud in the sky has chosen to rain on their parade. So indoors they will stay, sipping their Nespresso lattes, chewing on their organic, gluten-free bagels.

Meanwhile, the rest of us can get on with saving the country. If you haven’t already voted by post, remember to take a pen to mark your ballot paper. The pencils provided at polling stations are part of MI5’s strategy to fix the result. You don’t want to be ‘rubbed out’, do you?

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June 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

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VIDEO. For Europe, Against the EU.

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June 18, 2016 at 1:58 pm

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Responsibility For This Hate-Filled Campaign Lies With Cameron’s ‘Project Fear’.

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Jo Cox is a martyr to British democracy.  Why have we had taken from us one who was clearly so worthy when so much of Parliament is comprised of the venal and self-serving? Many MPs will not even meet their constituents if they do not like the questions they have to ask. I have too much experience of MPs refusing to meet or assist their constituents who need access to medicinal cannabis.  Some are cowards who avoid controversial issues and disrespect their constituents’ views.  Jo Cox was  the very opposite and we must hope that some good comes from her sacrifice.

I saw my own MP, Oliver Letwin, just a couple of weeks ago and I wandered into this picturesque folly on the side of a church in Beaminster and there he was, no security, no entourage, not even a friendly bobby on the door.  He saw me through the window and called me in.  Is such informality, such casual access to a senior government minister, to be lost, even in deepest, rural Dorset?

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We have no reliable information yet on the killer’s motivation but I see that has not stopped almost instantaneous and divisive speculation.  What is certain though is that the febrile atmosphere of this referendum campaign has brought more tension and division into our society than I have seen before.

I said this to Oliver when I met him.  His response was that this is democracy and the very nature of a referendum.  That is true but I do believe that the tactics used on both sides of this campaign have engendered far too much hate in Britain. For many this has caused great fear and confusion, particularly for the feeble minded or those that are easily led and can have their emotions inflamed by rhetoric.

The disgusting behaviour of the stinking-rich oaf Bob Geldof, abusing hard working and courageous British fishermen who have seen their livelihood devastated by the EU.  The vile UKIP poster of a queue of migrants released just a hour or so before Jo’s murder.  Nigel Farage is greatly to be admired for his determined and principled work but this poster is a mistake and inflames racial tension.

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Most of all though,  I blame this almost hysterical upsurge in hatred on Cameron’s Project Fear. He and Osborne told people we would be alright if we left the EU and everything would be be OK, we could make our decision without fear that either choice would be a catastrophic mistake.  Immediately though they have engaged in a campaign of terrorism, predicting chaos, disaster and mayhem if we vote to leave. Osborne’s scaremongering about a post-Brexit emergency budget was the nadir of Project Fear. He has stepped so far over the line that he will never command the trust of the British people again.

I have already submitted my postal vote and it is #VoteLeave.  I know it is the opposite of what Jo Cox would have voted but I pay tribute to her as a politician who stood for democracy and, in my view, that is what this referendum is about.  It’s not ‘…about the economy, stupid.’  Neither is it about immigration. It’s about self-determination and being governed by people we elect, not faceless, unaccountable bureaucrats.

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Project Fear

A House of Commons full of MPs with the sincerity and good faith of Jo Cox would be my ideal. I believe that is what we should work towards, not abdicating our responsibility to some out-of-touch superstate, not led into servitude by a self-serving, elite of privileged politicians who rely on fear and scaremongering and try to intimidate us into a vote that is not freely chosen.

Royal Mail In EU Referendum Postal Votes Shocker! #VoteLeave

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So I posted my EU referendum ballot paper this afternoon.  Then I popped into the Post Office to send a ‘signed for’ letter and buy some beer.

On the way out there was our trusted postman emptying the box.  “Be careful with that”, I called. “My vote leave papers are in there.  Make sure they get where they’re going safely!”

“Oooh aarh”, he said in his deep Dorset accent. “We’re sorting all the leave votes out, confiscating them.  Every postie gets a quid for each vote out that he intercepts.”

I’m sure he was joking. But I’m not at all sure that if EU commissioners, the bankers and Cameron thought they could get away with it, they wouldn’t do exactly that.

If we vote to leave I’m not convinced that, as in Ireland and Greece, they won’t just force another referendum until they get the result they want.

This is the best reason of all to vote leave.  They are all corrupt, self-serving and anti-democratic.

Do your duty and vote LEAVE for your children’s future.

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June 2, 2016 at 6:18 pm

Cameron And Osborne: A Pair Of Liars Using Our Money To Promote Their Propaganda.

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These two lowlife posh boys have now gone right over the edge into bare faced deceit and lies.

As if all their taxpayer-funded scaremongering wasn’t enough, they are now blatantly misusing our money to further their personal political interests.  They have ordered the Governor of the Bank of England and senior NHS executives to support their ‘Remain’ campaign.  They have used the civil service to prepare inaccurate and misleading information intended only to support their arguments and further their political careers.

Perhaps this should come as no surprise in view of the putative criminal charges concerning the Conservatives election expenses in the 2015 general election.  It is clear that Cameron and Osborne believe they are above the law.

Just as Blair must be brought before the courts for the lies he told over the war on Iraq, so this pair of confidence tricksters must face justice.  Whatever the result of the referendum there is no doubt that the leadership of the Conservative Party is corrupt.

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May 23, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Be Brave Scotland. Bring Down The Westminster Elite.

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Set Us All Free!

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September 14, 2014 at 7:49 am

Why I’d Be Voting Yes If I Lived In Scotland.

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I think it will be a tragedy of immeasurable proportions if Scotland becomes an independent nation.  As a proud Briton, I am first and foremost a Welshman but Britain is a great nation and I would not argue for independence for Wales.

The Scottish referendum though offers an opportunity which must not be missed.  The corrupt, out of touch Westminster elite must be brought down. This is a chance that we may not have again. The alternative of guillotines in Parliament Square is tempting but unlikely.

Cameron, Miliband and the exclusive tribe of privately educated, independently wealthy politicians have seized this country for themselves.  They have conspired with bankers and the Fleet Street Mafia to create an oligarchy which deprives the people of any real or effective say in our nation.  Together they set the news agenda and control what we say, do and think.

They enact policies that suit them irrespective of public opinion.  They deny science and evidence at a whim.  They deceive and misinform as a matter of course.  When it suits them they use the modest threat of international terrorism to terrorise and subjugate us.  They are traitors to Britain.  The United Kingdom has become their vehicle for repression, oppression and an ever expanding state that keeps the proletariat under control.

So, it would be with great regret that I would vote ‘Yes’ to Scottish independence.  Not that I want to split Britain up but I see no other way of rolling back the self-serving, authoritarian enemy that has destroyed our democracy and taken control of both Parliament and Whitehall.

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September 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Tories Need Electoral Reform Too

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I would have thought it was obvious after the unsatisfactory result of this election that Tories need electoral reform too.  It should definitely not be a dealbreaker between the Tories and Lib Dems.  In fact, I’ll go further, David Cameron should offer a referendum on the issue – why not?

A redrawing of constituency boundaries so that each seat has the same number of voters would in itself be a more proportional form of representation.  I also think that a fixed term of office would lead to fairer and more sensible government.

David Cameron has an opportunity now to become prime minister and usher in a new, fairer, brighter politics.   If he misses this chance then he will have let down the British people as well as the Tory party and himself.  Brown, at last, thank God, is gone.  At least we can be grateful for that and, yes, eventually, he did find some dignity in his defeat.