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David Cameron Must Go, I’m Backing Ed Miliband

medwaycamOver the last few days one went into reminiscing mode over the Byelections in Rochester and Strood after doing some campaigning with various Labour activists across the UK helping to get our Labour candidate Naushabah Khan elected on the day. In my mind I thought her campaign team ran a very good campaign unlike UKIP and Conservatives who ran a very negative ones as their main aim was at immigration which they fail to address the positives of having immigrants who helped to rebuild our economy.

I have to give the labour team full marks for it as feel that she is a very remarkable woman which helped to make her shine like a rising star in 6 months time should she decides to re-stand again in the general elections 2015.

83XCVEFwIn true style of our Labour candidate this is what she had to say:

Thanks everyone for your kind words. Although I am disappointed that I will not be representing Rochester & Strood as an MP, I am proud of the campaign we ran and the incredible work everyone put in. I am not going to name names now, but there are those who clearly went beyond the call of duty and I am in awe of your dedication and enthusiasm.

A big thank you to all who helped with the campaign but also those who sent their messages of support. The last two months have been a bit of a whirlwind and a stark reminder of how important friendship and family are. I feel truly blessed to have such fantastic friends, family and colleagues.

I have to give a hat tip the leader of the Labour group Vince Maple had to say which sums it up for the Labour movement:

I am very proud to be Leader of the Medway Labour team today. Although we didn’t get the result we would have wanted in Rochester and Strood, there can be no doubt in Naushabah we had the best candidate (as stated by the Sun, the Spectator, the Guardian and many others). We ran a passionate positive campaign, listening to thousands of residents who are concerned about our hospital, our schools, the road system in Medway, decent housing and many other issues.

My personal thanks to all those who gave their time to assist us in both Rochester and Strood parliamentary and also the Peninsula by-election with our great local candidate Pete Tungate.

We will move forward towards May 7th next year where we will be united, fighting with our outstanding team of council candidates and our three brilliant parliamentary candidates looking to bring change to both Gun Wharf and Westminster.

IMG_1818Let’s not forget it was a sitting member of parliament who was a Conservative who was in fear of losing his seat had decided to defect to UKIP to save his seat so to me it was a waste of tax payers money in the first instance as they have only gone and elected the same person but under a different party name to help them gain credibility which they would not have stood a chance to win the seat which this reminds me of another gutless member of parliament from Clacton  who did likewise in fear of losing his seat too. So in effect they allowed the fear of UKIP to dictate to them who are their master are and when Farage says jump they shout out “How high master”

UKIP now has two MPs compared to the Lib Dems (56), Tories (303) and Labour (257) respectively but you could nearly be fooled into thinking that they’ve just sown up the general election instead of winning a by-election. I’m disappointed by the results and increasingly anxious at the prospect of UKIP doing quite well in May (although by-elections are rarely accurate bellwethers of voter intentions in my experience) but it certainly won’t impede my determination to expose its corruption, deceit and hypocrisy.

IMG_1826Owen Jones, yet again right about the forces behind the emergence of UKIP – and also about the way we resist their rise. It won’t be done by either pandering to their agenda or by tinkering at the edges of a system which has failed so many voters. We need to inspire people again – with a vision of a better, more equal and democratic society. That requires an appeal to people’s emotions and sentiments rather than relying on the cold, tired and on-message story being told by safety-first Labour MPs up and down the country:

Despite all the utter rubbish in most of the press, ie boring overblown pictures of flags that were not as bad as has been implied! The reality is Labour is still doing well and ahead of the Tories. Sure it would be nice if that lead will go up a couple or 3 % points more. But it’s still enough for Labour to win given its current boundaries.

It is worth remembering that before `1997, the aim was at least to get a majority of one! It may seem crazy now but back before 97 in the run up to that election Labour was for most of time it was unsure what majority would be possible.

So if Labour had a majority of 1 in 2015 so be it, a win is a win. But in reality Ill put Labours majority at anything from 25/70.

IMG_1804 (1) “What lessons for those who resist the Ukipisation of British politics? Easy to feel mortified, depressed, despondent about the direction the country is heading down. But lessons have to be learned. The debate over the future of Britain will not be won by facts and mere details. We now know that sentiments matter. If a populist-minded left would learn these lessons – well, perhaps the rise of Ukip would not seem quite as irresistible as it seems today.”

There is hope for humanity and decency yet. Stopping the pure trash that is UKIP needs to happen. Ed needs to start fighting and get some more passion. Take on Farage and show how pathetic, ignorant and weak he is. There will still be enough voting for them to hurt the Tories. But do not let them into Labours backyard.

IMG1Any party that gets active support from the Nation Front (aka Britain First) is unfit to have any position of authority anywhere in Britain and in the EU. And UKIP has had just that. Many of their candidates have also come from the BNP. I’m with the 85% who do not want raciest twerps getting a say they do not deserve.

I looked into the voting pattern in the constituency from the 1868 -2014 interestingly it was also been a conservative seat except in in 1906 it went to the Liberals then 1922, 1929, Liberals again then from 1931 to 1935 it went to the National Liberals after the byelections 1954 it went back to the Conservatives until 1997 it went to Labour till 2005 it went back to Conservatives. Details can be obtained via:

I love my country but of lately I have walked the streets in almost every towns and regions all I can witness is more of the same from this ugly ‪#‎coalition which makes us all chock and we have a duty to honour by voting in a ‪#‎Labour Government and its time to stand up and say to the nation ‪#‎CameronMustGo

Who is UKIP kidding coalition with Labour Party

NF2Many of us in the Labour Party will be campaigning for a Labour majority in General Elections 2015 and will not want to seek a deal from UKIPPERS as it goes against the core values of Labour. UKIP cannot even match up to Labour policies so by all mean sell your members down the drain UKIP as we all know what the Faragegate stand for to do a deal with the devil in order for the UK to come out of European Union and sell off our NHS to private insurance companies like the American style system. Now that UKIP has been caught out its all of a sudden oh no we changed our mind. It’s little wonder why UKIP is called a wishy washy party first UKIP claimed they are happy to form a coalition with Conservatives, now they want to be bed partners with Labour it’s no wonder why UKIPPERS can’t be trusted to help run the country or be trusted in a coalition with any political party.

NF1We are consistently being deceived by UKIP and the Tories who both want an American led private health system but dare not say so as 99% of the public want to keep the NHS – Cameron lied when he said that there would be ‘no top down reorganisation’ and he is lying now when he says that he wants to protect the NHS On 9th September 1982 Thatcher proposed the dismantling of the NHS but the majority of her cabinet were horrified and rejected the idea the minority have been planning ever since to remove your rights to free health care.

Hey folks let’s not forget a youtube from 2012 proposed private insurance company based system of healthcare to be introduced in NHS see appendix 1 below:

Oh what a coincidence for the Farage brigade tried very hard to deny that they want to privatise our beloved NHS alleging policies develop and change over time. Here is something else that UKIPPERS don’t want you all to know there is a letter sent to to the leader of UKIP see appendix 2 below:

Dear Mr Farage, 

Yesterday you claimed “Ukip will keep the NHS free at the point of use”. Why should anyone believe this is anything but an opportunistic attempt to cover up your and your party’s longstanding conviction that the NHS should be privatised?

Will you answer the following specific questions about the NHS:

Did you tell a meeting in September 2012: “I think we are going to have to move to an insurance-based system of healthcare. Frankly, I would feel more comfortable that my money would return value if I was able to do that through the market place of an insurance company than just us trustingly giving £100bn a year to central government and expecting them to organise the healthcare service from cradle to grave for us”?

 Can you confirm that your Deputy Leader congratulated the current Government on “bringing a whiff of privatisation into the beleaguered National Health Service” and warned that “the very existence of the NHS stifles competition”?                                                                                                                                                               

Do you disagree with your new recruit Douglas Carswell who in 2012 called for “open market” in healthcare contracts and in 2013 he supported the Government’s catastrophic top-down reorganisation of the NHS, even calling it, of all things, “modest”?  

Will you instruct Douglas Carswell, who voted for the Health and Social Care Act, to support Clive Efford MP’s Bill to stop the privatisation of the NHS?

Why did you endorse a 2013 article from Jonathan Stanley in the process describing him as “A UKIP health spokesman” – in which he suggested allowing GPs to “charge a flat fee to see non-emergency cases”?

Did you, in 2013, when speaking specifically about jobs in the NHS say, “there is plenty of room for cuts and efficiencies”?

 It is clear you have long believed cutting the NHS even further, increasing privatisation and charging patients for vital health services.

Labour, by contrast, has a costed plan to boost the frontline, which you refuse to match.

 Yours sincerely,

Andy Burnham MP

Shadow Health Secretary

UKIP continues to be economically with the truth by nicking some of Labour policies which they fail to inform their membership the whole truth and have the gull to claim they are the party of working class is so laughable. Here’s is a classic example for you all; UKIP says that they want to implement the Australian point system in UK for their immigration policy. The sting to this is, it’s a Labour Policy which they failed to implement during the last days of a Labour government.

nf4Lastly why we are not surprised by the desperation of UKIP put a legal challenge to prevent UK from continuing to comply with the European Arrest Warrant which failed.

Three high court judges rejected the Treasurer Stuart Wheeler’s bid to block moves to rejoin the scheme which facilitates cross-border extradition.

Wheeler tried to argue that under existing UK law there should be a referendum before such a “transfer of power”.

nf5He seems to conveniently forgot about Members of Parliament voted to support the warrant and 35 other EU justice powers on 10 Nov 2014 and Labour will put forward a motion on opposition day The EU Arrest Warrant on the 19 November 2014 just before the Rochester and Strood by-election which I’m almost sure will be supported by cross party voting for it.

Many of our Labour supporters has a very strong message for ” UKIP “On Yer Bike you must be desperate to sell your members to the devil. Not in my name”



My thoughts on The so-called backstabbing of Ed Miliband

IMG4Let’s have an open and honest discussion about the backstabbing of Ed Miliband.  I’m not really concerned about the future of Labourship with only so called 20 alleged allies who are purported to be unhappy on the one hand if those in concerned are not happy with the leadership should have come out much earlier and not wait until 6 months of a General Election to come out and say something now as it shows that those who are re-standing are clearly having jitters are concerned about their seats they may as well start to do the jitterbug as I doubt that they will have any clues how to do it in the first instance.

At times I’ve always thought many Labour MPs were pretty useless and this weekend just confirmed it. I trust I won’t have Party apparatchiks doubting my loyalty for the next few months they seem to have real things to worry about. This election is winnable and yet so many of them seem so desperate to loose.

IMG1This is what happens when you have 15 years of selecting brain dead dodos for safe seats. Hint. People with brains are often independently minded, but they do have brains. This is kind of important at the end of the day.

I’ve been in the Labour Party for far too long to see career politicians and wannabes come and go in Labour just like any other political parties. In an recent interview Tony Blair came out in support full of Ed Miliband to continue to be leader (“Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it.”) I really don’t know whether it’s a good or bad thing but only time will tell.

At times I’ve always thought many Labour MPs were pretty useless and this weekend just confirms it. I trust I won’t have Party apparatchiks doubting my loyalty for the next few months they seem to have real things to worry about. This election is winnable and yet so many of them seem so desperate to loose.

edmilibandThis is what happens when you have 15 years of selecting brain dead dodos for safe seats. Hint. People with brains are often independently minded, but they do have brains. This is kind of important at the end of the day.

What a weekend for Ed Miliband. The Labour leader has been the target of a media frenzy over his leadership, fed by unscrupulous members of his own party.

MPs briefing against their leader or regurgitating poisonous drivel in the guise of “advice” to hostile newspapers are apparently motivated by sincere concern that the party is unable to establish a clear lead over the Conservatives in the polls.

IMG2While Labour still does beat the Tories in most surveys of public opinion, it is true that the marginal lead it possesses is nothing to boast about.

The Conservatives have, with the connivance of the Liberal Democrats, opened our NHS to privateers, sold off our Royal Mail, savaged the welfare state, launched a vicious and spite-fuelled campaign against disabled people and presided over an unprecedented rise in poverty that sees a million people queuing for food handouts.

On top of that, the right is in disarray, with David Cameron watching as his MPs defect to the even more rabidly Thatcherite outfit that is Ukip.

Labour should certainly be doing better against a nasty party that is as divided as it is unpopular.

But there are reasons to question whether those sniping at Ed Miliband have the party’s best interests at heart.

The torrent of media coverage designed to make the Labour leader look weak and incompetent was completely predictable.

IMG3The likes of the Mail and the Telegraph, mouthpieces for the 1 per cent, are delighted with the colossal transfer of wealth from working people to the rich that the Tories are implementing, and will stop at nothing to prevent a Labour victory next May.

One of Lenin’s maxims in politics was: “Who? Whom?” Who benefits from this, and who will be harmed by it?

It is hard to see Labour’s general election chances being helped by the decapitation of the party six months away from a general election.

And who is behind the attacks?

Mr Miliband has surged in the polls whenever he has challenged Establishment interests attacking Rupert Murdoch’s vast and unaccountable media power or pledging a freeze on energy prices.

All polls suggest a more coherent left ward shift  pledges to renationalise the railways and energy companies, for instance would win the support of millions of voters.

But these are not the policies advocated by Mr Miliband’s critics.

Anonymous Jewish donors brief that they’ll cut their funding because of the Labour leader’s principled support for recognising the state of Palestine, an overwhelmingly popular position.

labour cabinetA return to appeasing the apartheid state of Israel is apparently their price for supporting the party.

Alistair Darling moans about a mansion tax on houses worth more than £2 million, as if Labour’s main electoral problem is a failure to appeal to the rich.

Simon Danczuk’s wish-list in the Mail on Sunday get tough on immigration, reform welfare to get people back to work, build “an NHS that works for everyone”  was exactly the sort of vacuous new-Labour speak that confuses people about what Labour stands for.

labourlogoMore than one anonymous briefer has hinted that Labour should forfeit this election because of the scale of the problems facing the country and sit it out till next time.

It is this that really motivates the plotters the fear that the anger of millions of working people will force their party in government to enact progressive policies and forgo their cosy relationship with the Establishment.

Nothing could better display the total indifference of the Blairites to the suffering being imposed on workers by the Tory-led coalition.

Ed Miliband should see now that his attempts to placate the right of his party are doomed. A bold challenge to the discredited austerity bandwagon is the only thing that will carry him to Downing Street.



My thoughts on Coalition EU Citizens should have a good command of English language to gain employment

When will UKIP and Conservatives learn that immigration is a positive for British business and they really contribute to the economy. Granted that may be some EU citizens who may abuse the system but some could say about some British born will do the same as they are no different.

I’m glad that we all may concur it’s in the right direction that the coalition has decided action with reservations EU citizens entering to UK to gain and continued employment should have a good command of English language it is also part of the criteria which is non EU citizens has to go through what the Coalition failed to mention that it was a labour policy that they have nicked during the last days of a labour government regards to EU citizens entering our shores.

Whilst we can all agree that should be the case for both governmental agencies and multi-agencies approach it should be consistent they should continue to look at foreign nationals qualifications ensuring they have vicious checks in place which meet the British standards before offering them any form of employment as we know that some recruiting agencies seem to overlook this most of the times as they just want to tick various boxes and collect their money.

Equally the government watchdogs need to ensure that correct procedures are in place as both previous and present governments are guilty of failing to take action against those who breaks the employment and immigration laws as the current laws stand at the moment there are too many loopholes that urgently need to be addressed and amended by the act of parliament.

Far too long rogue companies go unchecked due to cutbacks in governmental agencies and recruiting agencies are exploiting the system. Governmental agencies need clamp down on this and make recruiting companies more accountable and transparent when they put people on their company books.

We all acknowledged are in no doubt that when Labour came into power in 1997 introduced  new laws on immigration in its first year, including preventing recruitment agencies hiring only from abroad.

Greater controls would be put in place at borders to keep track of who has come in and out of the country, the then Home Secretary said, also pledging to seek EU reforms including lengthening the period before migrants are entitled to claim welfare payments.

Now the Shadow Home Secretary said that it was time to separate “immigration that works and immigration that doesn’t” and conceded that her party was “changing our approach” to meet the public’s concerns.

In what will be seen as a direct riposte to Tony Blair’s defence of his decision not to restrict migration from Eastern Europe, Ms Cooper says that numbers from Poland and elsewhere were “much higher” than forecast.

“Whilst Labour was too slow on immigration, the Tories risk being too simplistic. Public concern over Government handling of immigration is getting worse”.

“An honest debate about immigration means looking not just at scale, pace and control, but also at the wider impact immigration has and crucially the different kinds of immigration too.”

Building on two keynote speeches made on the issue by Ed Miliband, Ms Cooper says that the party has to recognise “mistakes Labour made on immigration earlier in Government” and has “more work to do” to convince the voters.

But she also attacks the Government for its net migration target failing to take into account the different types of immigration, contrasting the benefits of overseas students with the problems of low-paid workers and illegal immigrants.

Ms Cooper says Labour would give “the power of arrest to UKBA compliance officers so they can act swiftly when they discover problems rather than delaying and allowing people to abscond, as well as a new taskforce on enforcement within UKBA”.

Yet in a move to underline the positives of some kinds of migration, she calls on the Home Office to “offer a settlement scheme for Afghan interpreters who helped British troops and now face threats from the Taliban as the troops pull out”.

It’s hardly surprising that Tony Blair told the Parliamentary Press Gallery that he stood by his decision not to impose transitional controls on migrants from states like Poland. In a rebuff to Mr Miliband’s call for more ‘assimilation’, the former premier said that “the Polish community contributes a lot to this country” and warned that ‘scapegoating’ immigrants was a dangerous path.

Labour insists it accepts Blair’s emphasis on the benefits of immigration, but it disagrees with Mr Blair on the transitional controls.

Many will recall a German doctor sent to cover a night shift and as a result of this led to a death of one our citizen which is one too many for our likings. The next incoming Labour Government must close all those loopholes and ensure that our public services are well funded.

In many parts of the UK where I have campaigned what many people I’ve spoken had say and they want to see happening:

To tackle the cost of living crisis that people are facing across the country, Britain’s access to and influence in, the world’s largest Single Market is crucial. But so too is a seat at the table to make sure that, as the Eurozone emerges from an economic crisis, the EU stays focused on driving up our living standards. Labour will work to ensure that the EU does more to focus on tackling the cost of living crisis facing British families by:

  1. Tackling insecurity at work by banning zero-hours contracts when they are exploitative and campaigning against David Cameron’s repatriation of social rights.
  2. Tackling rising energy bills and climate change by reforming the European single market in energy.
  3. Prioritising transport through infrastructure development and protection of consumer rights.

The impact of the EU on people’s lives extends beyond simply the impact on creating jobs.

The social market combines sustainable economic growth with protections around people’s working conditions. This brings good quality jobs, equal opportunities and social protection for all.

It was a Labour Government that helped introduce sensible measures at an EU level that protect the rights of British workers. These are measures to which we are committed and which we will fight to protect.

That Labour will stop the race to the bottom on wages and conditions between EU workers and local workers. We will take action to ensure the minimum wage is properly enforced, close the legal loopholes in rules for agency workers and look at EU directives designed to prevent undercutting to make sure they are effective.

The next Labour Government will increase the fines for non-payment of the National Minimum Wage to £50,000 to provide a proper deterrent and give local government a role in enforcement. We will change the Minimum Wage regulations to stop employers providing overcrowded and unsuitable accommodation and offsetting it against workers’ pay. Labour will work with British business and others to stop the loophole in the Agency Workers

Directive being used to undercut the pay of non-agency staff, and we will ensure Directives like the Posted Workers Directive are effective. And Labour will take the fight against exploitative zero-hour contracts to the EU pushing for legislation to stamp out the unfair practices and abuses associated with these contracts. We will ban employers from being able to require zero-hours workers to be available on the off-chance that they will be needed; stop employees from being required to work exclusively for one firm if they are on a zero-hours contract; and ban the use of zero-hours contracts when employees are in practice working regular hours.

We will also defend your existing protections and standards at work, such as the right to a minimum of four weeks’ paid leave and the right not to be sacked for being pregnant.

At home, Labour will help people facing a cost of living crisis by freezing energy prices until January 2017 and expanding free childcare for working parents. And we have called for a tax cut for 24 million working people on middle and lower incomes by introducing a lower 10p starting rate of tax.

The energy market does not work for ordinary families and Labour will change that. Labour’s energy price freeze will save, on average, £120 each year for 27 million households and help 2.4 million businesses. Our plans to reset the market will deliver fairer prices in the future. Working in Europe Labour MEPs will tackle the cost of living crisis by ensuring that EU competition policies benefit consumers, particularly when it comes to energy.

Labour will also tackle the crisis in living standards by pursuing investment in European transport infrastructure and extending and defending consumer rights. For European competitiveness, economic development and sustainability, investment in European transport infrastructure is essential to securing a balanced economic recovery.

This Government has deliberately tried to expose the NHS to the full force of EU competition law. The next Labour Government and our MEPs will work to make sure the NHS is protected from that body of law, so that patients are always put first.

From fraud and human trafficking, to narcotics and terrorism, we know that the nature of crime is changing. In an era of increasingly integrated markets and greater ease of travel, crime is no longer confined to state lines and can spread to threaten our own national security. We need a capable and cooperative Europe to help make Britain’s streets safer and our borders more secure.

Labour wants to see stronger, safer communities which is why we will never relinquish Britain’s power over our criminal justice system. Yet the transnational nature of crime today reinforces the fact that we cannot fight these global challenges alone. We depend on our European partners for intelligence and operational support in order to protect the British public and the freedoms which they enjoy. Labour is committed to improving the EU’s effectiveness to ensure that these goals are realised.

Cross-border crime is growing. And criminals can travel between countries more easily than ever before. That’s why Labour supports a proper framework for police forces to work together across borders. Over 4,000 suspected criminals have been sent back to other EU countries to face justice over 90 per cent were foreign citizens. The European Arrest Warrant has led to the successful extradition of one of the 21/7 bombers from Italy so they can face justice back in the UK.

We also believe it’s right that if people want to come to this country, they abide by our laws. So Labour will consult on lowering the sentence threshold for EU migrants who commit crimes having only recently arrived in the UK, so that, for example, a migrant who committed common assault or robbery within a few months of arriving would be automatically considered for deportation.

This Tory-led Government is taking policing backwards, cutting or privatising core functions and putting neighbourhood policing at risk. With the loss of 15,000 officers, 999 response times have increased and victims are waiting longer for help at the time when they are most afraid. 14,000 more violent criminals got away without charge and 9,000 more got off with no conviction last year with victims denied the vital justice they deserve.

This Government is also putting at risk Britain’s ability to fight cross-border crimes, such as trafficking, online child pornography and terrorism here in Britain. By threatening to withdraw from crucial pan-European measures such as the European Arrest Warrant – which provides a vital legal process to stop people fleeing justice and to ensure that those responsible for crimes are held accountable the Government is putting national security at risk.





My thoughts on UKIP policy of leaving EU

IMG“I would to say it is not racist to talk about immigration per say but its how the Far-right and right-wing groups exploits to gain political gains under freedom of speech that I’m against”.

I concur with a Former Prime Minister who said We should take UKIP on and not feel it has to pander to any aspect of what they say. The arguments for the EU and while we as a nation benefit from immigration and greater trade are there and they are strong.

The racism which UKIP bring and what the Tories are aiming to copy will not win mass votes and never could. Despite the media spin to pander to whatever Farage is saying, the bulk of the nation does not support him and never will.

David Blunkett was completely wrong in his approach the other day; by given UKIP credit he advanced the racism UKIP creates. It does not make it less it makes it worse.

By elections are poor ways to determine political support and UKIP has very little. It has knee jerk reactions by people seeking to protest, or vote for them because they like the language of racism they use.

Being racist will not stop the cost of living crisis, it will not provide new jobs, it will not end low wages, it will not stop sick and disabled people being treated like dirt, it will not build new houses, it will not protect people from poor working standards, it will not help the economy and it will not help community. It does nothing but divide one community against each other. It also enables a extreme right wing racist party like UKIP more say than they deserve.

IMG2UKIP are vile and offer nothing to solve issues. It is ironic how many people who say they are on the left, but are happy to support another Tory Party.

For centuries there has been the question of addressing migration either bring in more people to build up the workforce to address the shortage of labor. Now it’s about the so called controlling our UK boarders. Yet the reality is the number of EU citizens that enters the UK is relatively small in numbers compared to the number of Brits that leave our country to enter the EU for employment.

Now this is where it becomes very intriguing there is criticism from the far-right and right-wing groups tried to justify their vile arguments with the notion of trying to stop EU citizens from entering the UK which deep down they can do squat dilly as its enshrined in law to allow freedom of movement for EU citizens its further alleged that foreigners are taking our jobs away from us which is the main cause for them to drive down wages and using our public services.

It’s not just our nation’s problem but one of internationally for all world leaders to work in partnership to form a long term solution whilst all the Far-right and right-wing groups fail to grasped nettle ironically they continue to harp on with their knee-jerk policies thinking that one size fits all. Somehow neglected the fact it’s no easy fix to the freedom of movement in EU.

IMG3Well let’s take a look at what the Faragegate brigade has to offer they clearly want out of the EU and get this introduce the model of the Australian points system and conveniently neglecting to mention that it was a Labour government who first came up with idea but they failed to implement it whilst in government.

One can only overstate that both successful governments(Conservatives and Labour) failed to address this issue which has opened a hornet nest  which UKIP has tried to capitalized and failed to mention anywhere in their conferences or manifesto what are the positives impact immigration has done to build our public service and economy. Not surprisingly they chose to pander to other far right organisations, right-wing parties, and they rather play into press ideology to gain more votes to further their cause to spread fear during the austerity years in the hope they will have enough member of parliament to form a coalition with the conservatives in May 2015.

 This what UKIP refuse to inform you of the benefits for remaining in the EU:

Broad Economic Benefits

IMG4By being a Member State of the European Union the United Kingdom is part of the world’s largest single market an economic zone larger than that of the USA and Japan combined with a total GDP of around £11 trillion.  This single market of 500 million people provides a relatively level playing for British business to trade in.  This enables not just free trade in terms of the absence of customs duties or tariffs but a common set of rules so that business does not have to comply with 27 different sets of regulations.

A European Commission study of the single market in 2007 found that the EU GDP was raised by 2.2 per cent (€233 billion) and 2.75 million jobs were created between the introduction of the single market in 1992 and 2006.  For the UK, that increase in GDP would have been around £25 billion.  The Government’s Department of Business, Innovation & Skills estimates that EU Member States trade twice as much with each other as a result of the single market – which they estimate has meant that increased trade within the EU since the 1980s could have been worth around six per cent higher income per capita in the UK.  Exports to other EU countries account for 51 per cent of the UK’s exports of goods and services, worth £200 billion; trade with the US, by contrast, constitutes 13 per cent of UK exports.

The Business Department in the UK estimates that 3.5 million jobs in Britain are linked, directly or indirectly, to the UK’s trade with other Member States.

IMG5The single market has brought an end to many of the non-tariff barriers to trade that used to exist in Europe.  For example, until a ruling of the European Court of Justice in 1987 the rules on the purity of beer in Germany made it difficult for beer producers in other Member States to export their product to one of Europe’s biggest beer markets.  The German beer purity laws were overturned by the Court’s decision because they were a restriction on trade incompatible with EU law.  Similarly, the French ban on the import of British beef was overturned by the Court of Justice because it was contrary to EU rules.  Australia and the US are two countries that continue to ban the import of British beef despite the original reason for the ban in 1996 (BSE) long having ceased to be a problem but there is no effective means to challenge those bans.

Critically, being a member of the EU, the UK is part of the procedure for making the rules and regulations of the single market.  Britain’s seat on the Council of Ministers is essential to enable the UK to put its case on proposed regulations and to argue for reform of existing rules.  Our MEPs in the European Parliament are also important because most of the decisions of the EU require the Parliament’s involvement.  Were the UK to leave the EU but join the European Economic Area (assuming we were admitted to the EEA), we would be bound by most single market rules but have no part in the decision-making process.

IMG6A key driver of global economic prosperity since the war has been the gradual reduction in tariff barriers as a result of successive rounds of world trade negotiations.  The UK, traditionally an open, free trade economy, has benefited from the fact that the EU negotiates on behalf of the world’s largest single market – giving us far greater clout in such talks than we would have as an individual nation.

Another significant benefit to the UK from EU membership is the foreign direct investment (FDI) we receive – that is, investment in our economy from non-UK sources.  Companies often locate in the UK precisely because we are inside the single market – for example, Nissan’s factory in Sunderland exports to the rest of the EU.  FDI has risen considerably across the world since the 1970s.  The UK continues to receive a large share of world FDI, despite the global financial crisis.  For example, the UK was the fifth largest recipient after the US, China, France and Hong Kong ($46 billion in the case of the UK) in 2009.  In terms of the total stock of FDI, the UK is rated third in the world behind the US and France and ahead of Hong Kong and Germany with $1.125 trillion of FDI stock in the UK in 2009.

Business Benefits

IMG9In addition to the benefits from the single market, there are a number of ways that the EU benefits business more directly.

While it is sometimes controversial the right of free movement for EU citizens (see below) is valuable for employers as it enables them to recruit from a far wider pool.  British employers have made extensive use of this access to a larger potential workforce in order to tackle some of the UK’s skill shortages.

The Community trade mark and the registration of industrial designs are two ways EU law has made life less bureaucratic for business and protected intellectual property.  EU businesses can register a trade mark or an industrial design once and have it recognised in all 27 Member States.

EU competition law has been of great importance in opening up previously closed markets to new entrants, enabling British companies to expand on the continent.  It has also enabled market monopolies to be tackled in a way not seen before in Europe – such as the Commission’s action against Microsoft.

Lower telecoms costs (see below) are of great benefit to business as well as to individuals.  Energy costs are a big issue for some business sectors and EU competition rules have helped to keep them down; the establishment of the EU’s single market in energy in 2014 should act as a further brake on energy prices.

A key benefit from the single market is that businesses only have to deal with one set of rules rather than 27 different sets of rules when exporting to or operating in more than one EU Member State.  Although harmonisation has caused difficulties in some sectors, the overall benefits have been considerable.

Personal Benefits

IMG8The most obvious benefit to individuals is the freedom to travel, live, work, study and retire anywhere in the EU (this also applies to other EEA states).  No EU citizen needs a visa to visit another EU country for up to three months.  You can stay longer than that provide you register with the host country, have sufficient means to sustain yourself (or a job or course of study) and health insurance (the latter may be available by paying into a state insurance scheme).  Roughly 1.6 million British citizens live in the EU outside the UK.  After living in another EU country for five years you have the same rights as its own citizens.

EU citizens have a vote in local and European Parliament elections wherever they live in the EU.

Working abroad has been facilitated through the mutual recognition of qualifications, enabling professionals to work in another EU Member State without having to sit further examinations.

Travelling and working abroad in the EU has been facilitated by the introduction of the European driving licence, with common rules on the requirements of driving tests and minimum standards of fitness to drive.  This has improved road safety and made it easier to drive across international borders.

Telecommunications were one of the first areas of EU economic activity to be liberalised.  National monopolies were abolished between 1988 and 1998 for fixed line services, leading to a fall in the price of phone calls, as well as more choice of equipment and providers.  Since 2000, the cost of a 10-minute call has fallen by an average of 74 per cent in the EU.

Consumers are now benefiting from the fairer regulation of mobile telecoms, which, since their introduction were often notorious for high prices, especially when travelling abroad.  The 2007 EU legislation meant a maximum charge of 10p per minute to receive a call when abroad within the EU, no more than 30p a minute when calling home and the price of texts have fallen from around 25p to around 9p.  The EU also agreed with 14 mobile phone manufacturers that there should be a standard design for chargers from 2011 in order to make life easier for consumers and reduce the 50,000 tonnes of chargers thrown away every year.

The deregulation of air travel across the EU has been one of the most noticeable benefits of the single market to consumers.  The number of airline routes in the EU has dramatically expanded, low cost carriers have come into the market, enabling people to travel at lower prices and there is competition on key air routes.  Deregulation has been balanced with measures to protect EU citizens against unfair practices – such as the 2005 air passenger rights which provide some protection for passengers whose flight is cancelled or who are denied boarding and the 2008 law requiring quoted fares to be all inclusive without extra charges being added when you come to pay.  Package holiday travellers benefit from minimum standards that require companies to provide truthful information, notify passengers in good time of travelling arrangements and which protect them from sudden cancellations or prices increases.

British shoppers are now free to shop in any Member State without being charged customs or excise duties on goods for their personal use when they return home.  Consumers have the same rights when shopping as they do when at home and the European small claims procedure makes it feasible for people to make a claim for up to €2000 if necessary.  Rules are now in place to protect consumers against car price cartels, which artificially inflated the prices of both cars and car parts in Europe.  For example, cars can be imported from other EU countries to take advantage of lower prices on the continent.

EU toy standards mean that parents can buy toys marked with CE symbol and be confident that the toy meets the basic standards of toy safety agreed across the EU.  EU food labelling rules similarly provide consumer protection as they require all ingredients to be listed and potential allergens identified.

Health & Social Benefits

The EU Health Insurance Card is a free card which enables EU citizens to receive emergency healthcare on the same terms as the citizens of the EU country they are visiting (often free).

In addition to being able to live where they choose in the EU, pensioners can receive their UK state pension wherever they live in the EU.

The EU provides social protection for workers in three areas: working time; temporary work; and parental leave.  Most workers have a maximum number of working hours, guaranteed breaks and protection against being forced to work long hours.  Temporary workers are guaranteed the same basic conditions of work as full-time colleagues (except in respect of occupational social security) if they have been doing the same job for 12 weeks or more.   Workers have a right to take up to three months parental leave for childcare purposes after the birth or adoption of a child until the child is a maximum of eight years of age (this is different from maternity rights).

Crime and justice

Crime knows no borders today as globalisation, ease of travel and the internet allow criminal activity to move around the world.  The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) has been very important in bringing criminals to justice across Member State borders, preventing the long delays and sometimes politicised extradition processes seen in the recent past.  The UK issued 220 EAWs in 2009, of which 80 were successfully executed.  The average time taken to extradite a suspect within the EU who objects to extradition has fallen from around a year before the EAW to 48 days now.  The UK’s independent review of extradition law in 2010/11, which looked at the working of the EAW, found that criticisms of the system were not well-founded.

EU police and borders co-operation hampers the movement of criminals whilst protecting the movement of law-abiding citizens.  This work is focused on cross-border crime, such as drug and people smuggling and terrorism.

Environmental benefits

Like crime, pollution crosses boundaries and the sea is shared by all coastal nations.  It isn’t possible to tackle climate change at national level alone.  The EU has been involved in environmental work almost from the outset, not least because of the economic benefits of environmental improvement.

EU measures have raised the quality of beaches by tackling bathing water pollution, to deal with river pollution on the continent and to protect natural habitats.  Tourism has benefited from the clean up of beaches at home and abroad (of the 596 UK beaches tested in 2010, 96.8% met the EU’s mandatory water quality standards).

The EU has taken a leading role in measures to combat climate change.  Its members have agreed to binding targets of a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions, a 20 per cent increase in the use of renewable energy over the same period and a 20 per cent improvement in energy efficiency – all by 2020.


Education is the responsibility of EU Member States but the EU supports cross-border projects with the aim of raising the standard of education and training in the EU in order to improve Europe’s competitiveness.

One of the EU’s most popular programmes is the university mobility scheme ERASMUS, which enables students and staff to study or work at another higher education institution in the EU.  Over 7,000 British students went universities elsewhere in the EU in 2008/09 and 16,000 students from other EU countries came to the UK in the same year.  A similar programme, named after Leonardo da Vinci, enables people and organisations to pursue vocational training projects across borders.

Here are the reasons why UKIP has not put any thoughts as to why it is best to Opt out of the EU. This will damage UK reputation will cause loss of creditability here is some reasons why:

Mrs Merkel is said to have made clear she will withdraw her support for the UK’s continued EU membership if Mr Cameron continues to push for migration reform which requires fundamental changes to the principles of the organisation. The German chancellor’s apparent warning to Mr Cameron is reported to have come in a meeting on the fringes of the latest EU summit in Brussels last week.

There is now, almost certainly, going to be a vote on whether Britain leaves the European Union. This is not about whether we join the euro, agree to any new Constitution or about whether we negotiate different terms of membership; but about whether, after almost 40 years of membership of the world’s largest economic market and biggest political union, we leave for good. That will be an option on the ballot paper. That is therefore a possible outcome. We would become the only nation in the EU, having joined, then voluntarily to depart.

It would be frankly unthinkable to leave and then try to return. So the assumption must be that this would be the finish of our European relationship as part of the EU. There are very few decisions that could genuinely be described as momentous, in the sense that the course of our history would be changed for ever, but this is one of them.

Yet what is extraordinary is the cavalier and to my mind incredibly insouciant way the debate has been conducted. The pros and cons are listed by commentators in an apparently dispassionate manner, as if the decision was the same as how we reform welfare or the NHS.

Let me as someone who believes with passion that Britain should remain in the EU first show some understanding of the case in favour of leaving. To start, we should be clear: of course Britain could both survive and maintain its economy outside of the EU. Of course we could still form alliances, play a role in the world and would retain at least for a time our permanent status in the UN Security Council. And by leaving there would be certain additional flexibilities, especially around legislation, that we would gain.

What is more, it is absolutely true that after the euro crisis there will inevitably be closer co-operation between the members of the single currency, from which we will be excluded because we’re not members. So a two-speed Europe with differentiation between the euro and non-euro members  will to some extent come into being. Thus there is an argument that we will be in a different club in any event.

All of this is true. None of it, however, remotely carries the weight necessary to overwhelm the huge and equally incontrovertible downside of leaving. When people say it is debatable whether leaving would mean that Britain had less influence in the world, it really isn’t. Anyone who has held the office of Prime Minister knows that our position within the EU is absolutely central to our position in the world.

The idea that we would form equal relationships with new powers like China and India with an identity separate from the EU is so unrealistic as to be risible to anyone who has seen how big power politics works. On areas such as trade, EU membership gives us huge commercial advantages. And in the political arenas like the G8 and G20, Britain has far greater heft because we are alongside other EU nations.

By all means, don’t listen to me, listen to the people whom we have presently as allies. From President Obama through to the PM of Japan, they are explicit that leaving would be bad and indeed are incredulous that we are apparently contemplating it. Anywhere I go in the world today, one of the first questions now asked by any audience is whether we really are seriously considering such a move. Few ask it in a supportive way.

The primary reason most outsiders think it is crazy is not actually about big power politics. It is about economics. Yes, you can make the argument about how Britain would be fine outside the EU, but again, it would be taking a massive economic risk. When the Lord Mayor of the City of London says that leaving would be a disaster for the City  which accounts for around 10 per cent of our entire economy  it would surely be sensible to listen.

When I hear the Eurosceptics say, “of course, if we left, Europe would still let us participate in the Single Market because it’s in its interests,” there is no “of course” about it. The idea that the other EU members are going blithely to agree to the UK seizing all the benefits of the Market, without any of its obligations, betrays an ignorance of the political pressures of other member states that is frightening.

More than half our trade is with the rest of Europe. It is fatuous to suppose that we’re not running an enormous risk and that the short-term uncertainty and blight this will have on investment will not come at a significant economic cost.

The Eurosceptic argument has always been based on two delusions: that European integration will not work, and that, even if it does, Britain will not want to be part of it.

Because of the single currency’s woes, this first delusion has been especially strong. The euro was a concept driven by politics but expressed in economics; and it is true that the past years have been a painful lesson in why that never works. But it is still there. No country has left. Possibly it will break up. But there is a huge determination in Europe that it doesn’t. And if it recovers, everything will look very different.

Britain cannot at present conceive that it would want to be part of any integrated Europe of the future. But in a world in which countries are coming together in regional blocs because they know they need the security of a bigger unit as the vast powers of the East rise, we would be foolish to say “never”.

In the 1950s the European community was born. We were confident we didn’t need to be part of it. Years later we realised our mistake. We spent the next generation trying to make up lost ground. It would not be wise to do it again.