Desperate Labour playing the ‘English’ card in Stoke

Last weekend saw a massive mobilization of UKIP supporters for the Stoke Central by-election, with over 200 members turning up on Saturday and another 70 on Sunday to support our party leader and candidate, Paul Nuttall.

I spent two days on the doorsteps with Freddy, Jim and Patricia as a four man canvassing team, talking with local residents and receiving a tremendous reception – I was even greeted with a big sloppy kiss on one occasion, albeit from a very friendly fox terrier!

The Labour campaign team had been around one street before us and what I found left me absolutely incredulous.

Playing the ‘English Card’

Left in the road was a Labour leaflet carrying the image of their candidate, Gareth Snell.

To my immense surprise, the Cross of St George was prominent at the top of the leaflet – did anybody run this past Lady Nugee, Emily Thornberry MP, who openly sneered at the sight of an English flag during a previous election campaign in Essex?

Indeed, I find the whole idea of Labour putting the flag of our country on their leaflets quite ridiculous in view of their disdain for our national identity as shown in their policy.

Let me explain……

 

Labour’s Plan for England and the English

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell wrote on his website a few weeks ago about their plan for a ‘radical, federal UK’. in which he proposed the idea of breaking England up in to regions with their own assemblies. I highlighted this at the time as being exactly the plan that the EU had for us in order to divide the country and break down our bonds of community and national identity. I revisited the site this morning and he has changed the posting to seem less harsh, but the undercurrent is still there (Link below)

http://www.john-mcdonnell.net/john_mcdonnell_calls_for_radical_federal_uk_as_labour_shifts_ground_on_union

The idea of regional assemblies for England has been floated by Labour before, with the policy put to the test in a vote in 2004 and rejected emphatically by the people of the North East.(78% voted against)

Whilst I agree that there needs to be a solution to the lopsided devolution of the UK enacted by the Labour government under Blair, the obvious answer is to give England as a whole its own assembly or Parliament with the same powers as the Scottish Parliament and Welsh/NI assemblies – a policy that is very much endorsed by Paul Nuttall and one which would solve the ‘West Lothian Question’ once and for all.

.Labour’s hare brained scheme would see English ‘regions’ pitched against one another in a scramble for resources and a voice and as such is both divisive and dangerous.

‘England has never had a voice’ – Corbyn

During his initial campaign to become Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn ran a series of public meetings. One of these was attended by my friend Eddie Bone, a major activist for the Campaign for an English Parliament (CEP).

During the debate, Eddie asked Mr Corbyn why there is a Scottish Labour Party and a Welsh Labour Party but no English Labour Party – Corbyn’s dismissive reply was that ‘there is no need for one’.

When approached after the event, Eddie was stunned by the further reply that Corbyn gave to his question –

Eddie: I just have a question to be answered

Jeremy: There are English regions which have regional labour parties, as does Scotland and Wales and there is the Labour party the membership decide

Eddie: So you’re happy to see them broken up into regions

Jeremy: There has never been a collective voice for England

You can see the video here –

Jeremy Corbyn effectively believes that England, a thousand year old nation going back to King Athelstan, has never had it’s own government talking as a voice for its people.

Furthermore, he also restates the Labour plan for ‘English regions’.

Feigning patriotism for political gain

It is obvious that UKIP has Labour rattled in Stoke. With historic military links, the people are proud of our country as can be seen by the number of English flags on display that I observed on the rounds at the weekend.

Labour have shown disdain for our country and our traditions with their plan to break England down in to regions but feel the need to bring out our flag on their leaflets to try and cover up for their shortcomings, especially when confronted by political rivals who promote an inclusive and proud vision for our future.

Added to the well documented support of both Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell for the IRA when they were blowing up English civilians on our streets in the 80’s , their deployment of the Cross of St George can be seen for what it is – a cynical, base ruse to try and trick the electorate in to believing that their party and candidate share the patriotism that can be seen on display across the constituency.

The true voice for England is currently wearing the purple rosette of UKIP – worth remembering when the polling booths open on 23rd February.

Above – Jeremy Corbyn and Ken Livingstone with Gerry Adams at Westminster during the height of ‘The Troubles’ – Corbyn invited IRA terrorists to the House of Commons just weeks after they attempted to blow up the Government in the Brighton bombing.

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5 comments on “Desperate Labour playing the ‘English’ card in Stoke

  1. martin cruttwell says:

    I am as patriotic as the next Englishman but if you think UKIP is going to stop immigration and put the English people first think again. discrimination is outlawed byUKIP contact me martin.cruttwell@orange.fr York

    • Cliff Dixon says:

      Martin, UKIP policy is a controlled and ethical migration system that benefits the country. It has never been policy to stop it, merely to control the numbers and quality of the people who are coming.

      • martin cruttwell says:

        Hi Cliff, nice to hear from you. I wish you were right. What you have described is no different to the other main parties. They are ALL subordinate to the UN Declaration on Human Rights and anti-discrimination features which have been built into our laws. The needs of “the economy” /”the country”/business are a collectivist concept and are always put before the needs of the English to be protected.
        Ever since the early days various laws were passed to punish and prevent any discrimination. UKIP will not repeal those laws and free the English. I will send you my latest exposé of the party system if your e-mail address is available. We are all patriots.(I go back to the 1970s and year sof experience) what you chaps don’t seem to understand is that the party system is a system of “divide and rule” and UKIP is as much a part of the SYSTEM as the other parties, This does not mean that many UKIPers are not good people. It simply means they don’t understand the trick being played on them. If you go to my website http://www.camrecon.demon.co.uk and look at the first section “Brief Summary of the Problem” you will see how in the 1850s strong parties were formed and they overthrew the monarchy (see Namier quote) and with it they overthrew our legal protection. If the constitution had been working properly we would not be in the EU now!! best wishes Martin

  2. Geoff Courtenay says:

    Another goo informative item from Cliff,, Corbyn, Mc Donnell, Abbot and there like do not speak or England , nor do they speak for the UK.

  3. martin cruttwell says:

    Perhaps you chaps should also go to the British Constitution Group website and book your tickets for the 22 April Conference in Nottingham?

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