“A Divided Nation Will Fall”.
by Lincoln and perhaps a dozen others in slightly different words but as the clock ticks ever closer to 7th May 2015, I find myself thinking hard on this and wondering
what sort of country will emerge in the UK on the morning of May 8th after the electorate has had its say.
Strange as it may seem, I have never felt such intrepidation before. I guess that as your average voter I have always had deep consideration for what I believe the incoming government should do in respect of our health, our safety and therefore
our security, our educational needs as a country and our needs to be able to make ends meet as individuals.
No government I have ever experienced in the UK in my 73 years has come close to
even meeting 50% of what I wanted them to do and as time has passed the failure rate has grown significantly.
Putting apart my own political preferences I have always assumed that neither
of the two mainstream parties would deliberately put our country in jeopardy, even if they failed miserably over their economic policies, or over the NHS or Education or Welfare but now we are entering a new and potentially dangerous phase in our country’s
The entry into the political arena of a number of small ‘self-serving, self-interest parties’ brings with it the possibility of the biggest divide in our Nation’s
history, ever. These minority groups would normally be laughed at or passed over like the “Monster Raving Looney Party” has in the past but they now bring with them a ‘stench’ of selfishness and strife.
Their wish is to dismantle all that is already settled in the nation’s general best interests and replace it with a fanatical and often racist approach to differences both within the UK’s international borders and those
internal but unmanned borders of the UK itself.
Should these people get their way, hatred and derision will abound throughout our fair land and the normal work of the major party to govern
fairly will be impaired beyond belief.
It was obvious to most viewers watching the recent BBC run Political Debate for the Labour, Green, Plaid Cymru, SNP and UKIP parties that whoever organised
it had made sure that the audience was stocked full of lefties. There was no balance to be seen, heard or smelt.
This setting helped stir the over-flowing passions of Separatists Sturgeon
of the SNP and Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru and the most unforgettable Green Party member I have ever witnessed to spout their intentions to plunge UK PLC into even greater debt for the sake of their own extreme left-wing ideals. For Miliband this was manna
from heaven since it all made him look more refined, more responsible, more stable and more statesman-like!
And yet this man and his party, particularly Balls lead the country to rack and ruin before clearing their desks in 2010!
The problem about to hit us
all as UK citizens is that to enable Miliband to have a working majority, he will need the support from the very people hell-bent on breaking up the union – the SNP. These people will sacrifice all on the altar of independence including the UK’s
last line of defence against the likes of a revised Soviet Union to achieve their very narrow self-interests. They have been determined to get the nuclear submarines out of Scottish waters in the belief that if they do that Putin’s boys will neither
drop nuclear bombs on them nor land on their beaches.
Given that there are sufficient Labour MP’s with very left-wing tendencies they are almost bound to give support to these wishes
in exchange for keeping Miliband on the Parliamentary throne. We should all remember this ‘new’ SNP’ leader is as determined as anyone could be to win every argument regardless of cost to her nation or the greater United Kingdom.
Britain with much reduced military provision would be left at the mercies of one man who is currently destabilising the whole world and not just Ukraine.
Given the extreme views of the Plaid Cymru leader and the ‘forgettable’ Australian from the Green Party, she would be hailed as a hero by all Green people and Welsh Nationalists alike.
Farage of course, who makes the BNP look like a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, would revel in all this hoping that he and his 2 or 3 other MP’s could blackmail Cameron into slamming the door to the EU on day one of a Tory victory
which in itself would be devastating to the UK economy and its international standing.
The Lib-Dems, God Bless them would only support Labour if they were looking for a “Brain”
and definitely not support the Conservative party again unless they could occupy the positon of the government’s “Heart”.
An over-sure David Cameron has dug his own political
hole and maybe political grave by floundering around on the election campaign trial, offering all things to all men that the country cannot afford in trying to match Miliband’s collection of bribes.
The man should be shouting from the rooftops about the repair work so far done to the economy by the coalition and reminding people of the details of the deficit that the coalition inherited in 2010. Both he and Clegg are in the position to demonstrate
what a real danger Balls of Labour is for the British Economy by repeating facts that the electorate appear to have forgotten, not trying to conjure up new bribes that the electorate will only half believe anyway.
He should have far more to say about defence and the dangers of the SNP party’s determination to undermine the country’s security and they should leave them in no doubt about Putin’s desire to see just that being done.
Both major parties seem to be presenting themselves in a very fragmented style as to their actual policies and intentions if elected and the junior parties are feasting on it. Like her or loath her,
Sturgeon is very clear about what she wants and intends to get or the nearest thing to it. Neither, Cameron, Clegg nor Miliband are anywhere near as precise and this is why this woman has built such a following.
So now we come closer to decision time and the electors need to come to the rescue of the major parties I feel if only for the ongoing security of GB Limited.
If we do
not turn out and vote in large numbers for the main 3 parties, Labour, Liberal, Conservative and allow these amateurish politicians to hijack our political system, security, balance and way of life then all might be lost for generations to come.
Loss of our independent nuclear deterrent could lead to our country being over-run and occupied by a very nasty alternative form of government or even annihilation done as an example to the rest of
the free world because our geography makes such a limited strike more feasible.
Throwing our toys out of the pram over our relationship with the EU could prove to be no less devastating in
the long run and will be economic suicide. Freedom of movement throughout the member states of the EU for its citizens is a basic right and will always be a red line for the vast majority of members and the right for citizens of the UK not to be discriminated
against by the UK government through choosing to live elsewhere in Europe must be upheld.
In this respect the writer refers to the appalling treatment of UK pensioners living in Europe by
the office of one MP Ian Duncan Smith both in terms of their Winter Fuel Entitlement and Health Care.
The Conservatives promised that if they were elected they would rescind the ruling on
voting rights which is currently withdrawn after 15 years. Pity for them that they didn’t do it without condition in the closing stages of parliament – they might have had many extra votes!
The new lust for isolationism both from the SNP and UKIP and to some extent supported by the Conservatives will take the UK down a long dark lane to nowhere and Labour’s willingness to buy votes by the million through unrelenting immigration
from non-EU countries will tip the country back into an endless run of recessions and eventual bankruptcy.
We need a new government formed from experienced politicians with the right attitude
towards our country’s Health, Wealth and Security.
A National government of Conservatives and Labour for a fixed 5-year term could not only secure our country’s very best interests
but might even restore some confidence in our politicians.
Failing that a coalition between Conservative and Liberals (Government with a heart) or a coalition between Labour and Liberals
(Government with a brain) could do the job.
Any part played by UKIP, SNP, Plaid Cymru or the Greens should, for the safety of our great nation; be limited to the opposition benches.
Tuesday 28th April 2015