UKIP

Nigel Farage
UKIP have done well in the UK local Elections and I’m sure will do even better in the European Elections this Sunday. But let’s stand back and ask why?

Immigration seems to unite both left and right. I hear on the streets people telling me Mr Farage talks sense and his down to earth. The nice bloke you will have a pint down the pub with! People forget that Mr Farage is a skilled politician like the other party leaders. His talking sense is much like other party leaders, the use of one statistic but to ignore others. Take his Romanian men comments and the statistics do not prove his point. Like most politicians he uses fear to win political votes, fear of immigration and lack of work. Statistics prove that the UK jobless is decreasing even with current immigration law.

My main problem with UKIP as a party, and I just can’t see why any left thinking person would vote for them, is that they are right of a right wing conservative party. They are what many in the conservative party would like the conservative party to be and I can’t understand why a labour supporter would vote for them?

Setting aside the immigration policy do labour supporters really support more privatisation in the NHS, bigger defence spending, more cuts in welfare? I don’t think so! Yet, the main problem with UKIP is they talk the talk but will never do anything about immigration or Europe because as they say ‘turkeys don’t vote for Christmas’, they are unlikely to cut the hand that feeds them.

British voters – you need to wake up!

Sad day, if you are Greek!

Comment : Greece has promised to “fully clarify” its austerity measures, a day after eurozone chiefs demanded further cuts.
Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said 325m euros (£270m; $430m) of extra savings had been made with cuts from defence, health and local government budgets in return for 130bn-euro bailout with the EU and IMF.
Even with Greece close to complete social unrest Parliament approved a package of austerity measures on Sunday.
Ministers insisted that the major Greek political parties committed to implementing the cuts, regardless of who wins a general election scheduled for April.
Tell the average Greek in the street that another325m euros of cuts are needed and you can see why they believe Greek politicians have failed. Not that these politicians really do care as they are not the ones unemployed or can’t find enough money to buy food. Soup kitchens in the heart of one Europe’s capitals are now common place and demand is growing.
Greek politicians have failed to see the negotiating power they have in the outcome Germany and France don’t want, a messy default, is their biggest bargaining power. Both countries France are running scarred that if Greece defaults so would Spain, Portugal and most likely Ireland ending the Euro project. Some many call this economic blackmail but when times are bad, and for Greece they are really bad, sometimes you need to do what is best for your country.
What is hard to understand is why Greek Politicians have swallowed the hook and line argument from Germany and France? Both these countries are less concerned about Greece, it economy, and its people than their own. It’s about time Greek politicians stood up for Greece. 

 
Austerity could last Greece 10 to 15 years which will bring untold hardship of normal Greeks which in the end will lead to a total collapse of the Greek social system.