Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Who I'll be voting for in the Euro Elections
Who knows if this will be a protest vote on my behalf or something more permanent. But as a lifelong conservative, I am stick to the back teeth of this current Conservative party -Liberal Democrat coalition. So when we get to vote for the British representation in the
Reichstag the European Parliament, the 'fig leave of democracy' in the Euro leviathan, on the 22nd May , here's why (& then who) I shall be voting for -
1. Duncan Smith. I cannot abide his extreme right wing views when it comes to poverty, welfare reform and the Daily Mail esque smearing of anyone in receipt of welfare as scroungers. The attitude on food banks (the very bloody fact that a FIRST WORLD country has sodding food banks in the first place is a utter disgrace upon the nation) just made me sick. If you create a policy, which then has consequences you should be there in the House defending it , not scuttling off or refusing to respond to criticism.
2. I simply don't trust David Cameron and Nick Clegg went back on his biggest pledge- NOT raising tuition fees for university, which has fit our family financially .
3. I'm fed up generally with what is called the ' liberal urban metropolitan elite' (I might be urban and metropolitan myself, but I'm not liberal and I'm not an elite), condescending to any one who disagrees with their outlook as a Neanderthal bigot. Conservatives who have loyally served the party, never get listen to and it is time they responded to this and the broader feeling in the country.
4. Gay Marriage- No, no, no, no! I'm fed up of people saying that anyone who has a traditional or religious outlook on marriage as being bigoted (see point 3). Even worse is the fact that a conservative government has done this , when it was never pledged before the election and the fact that it has clearly been done to 'detoxify' the apparently 'bigoted' Tory brand. (which is strange because conservatives accepted the established compromise of civil partnerships.
5. Numerous bungling policies, not least has been Cameron's outmanoeuvre by the SNP, which could see the break up of our country
6. George Osbourne - I've seen too much of his smugness
7. Europe - the EU gets more dictatorial by the day. For our own sake, we need to leave this behemoth and leave it to the French.
8. The constant cutting of the defence forces has left us extremely vulnerable to attack
9. HS2- we don't need another railway that does bugger all, except to funnel state funding money to certain businesses.
10. The conservative party needs to listen to the people and undertake sensible, popular policies, which look after jobs, create wealth for all, not for a narrow few.
So.... I shall be protest voting UKIP :