Wow that’s amazing – Let’s keep it going!
Yes, the boxes will be held for up to 4 days before the announcements are made so who knows
what shennigans will be taking place to make boxes/votes disappear !
Very well said Garry !
Lets hope Labour in the South East see sense and vote English Democrats !
It is estimated that in 2010, some 1,000 UK citizens were affected by the EU Arrest Warrant. The numbers have since gone up and some families have found it difficult to find out where their family member has been taken to.
Lib Dem MEP Sir Graham Watson supported the 2004 EU directive from Brussels when it was brought in to enable the arrest of murderers and terrorists after the shock of 9/11. However, it has caused the loss of personal freedom rather than anything else, and leaves individuals vulnerable to the burgeoning power of the European Superstate of currently 28 countries and further weakness national state identity. But Nick Clegg, deputy PM in his debate on the EU last week was extolling the virtues of the European Arrest Warrant
Geography does matter, Law in England evolved to protect people, and a person is presumed innocent until proved guilty. The EU Arrest Warrant has resulted in the loss of rights of British citizens who can be removed from their homes purely on an accusation of wrong doing even BEFORE an investigation by police has begun. Our legal system has Little means or rights to resist these foreign applications for extradition. Once the accused is in another EU country they are at the mercy of another legal system and a language they may not understand.
The organisation ‘Fair Trials International’ “has serious concerns about the European Arrest Warrant. In practice, the system has been interpreted as leaving no scope for the British courts to prevent an extradition even where…… it would lead to clear injustice…..”
William Dartmouth, UKIP MEP has assisted in helping two of his constituents, Michael Turner and Jason McGoldrick who were extradited and put in jail in Hungary in November 2009 under the guises of the EU Arrest Warrant. He says the EU Arrest Warrant is an “ill thought out, ill considered, inappropriate piece of law and it needs to be looked at again and there needs to be much, much better safeguards.” Lord Dartmouth went to Hungary and managed to get the men released on bail. He is concerned about mistaken identity and identity theft affecting people’s rights and says “Nowadays because of mistaken identity and identity theft it is not an overstatement and is entirely accurate to say that every British Citizen is at risk and can be carted off to a strange country and put in jail.”
The English Democrats are concerned with the implications for England and the real threat from the EU arrest warrant. As the English Democrats prospective candidate for London in the EU elections in May 2014 I believe the sooner England is out of the EU and defending its own borders, the safer the country will be as we won’t be tied to Brussels directives.
To all those Mum’s out there, either with or without their children to celebrate with tomorrow – Here’s wishing you a lovely day. Maybe it will start with a well earned lie in, followed by breakfast made for you; and whilst the children and the dog jump all over you wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day you can rest assured knowing that along with the publishers of Greetings Cards, it is YOUR day.
Working Mums have a lot to juggle so the recent child care benefits announced in the March budget will help as some Mum’s are working on the one hand and paying out as much as their salary to a child minder for the privilege of being in work.
It makes you wonder though, how little stay at home Mother’s are valued in this society. We should be encouraging husbands and wives to consider sharing the responsibility of staying at home in the early years to give the children a sense of security and grounding. With the few jobs there are in the marketplace, I would have thought it would have been in the Government’s interest to encourage this and give financial help for stay at home Mothers for the valuable job they are doing bringing up the next generation. However, I think they are treated with contempt and this latest budget proves that as only two parent working families have been given higher child care benefits, which is a slap in the face for families or single Mother’s who are struggling on either one salary or just on benefits. Society would benefit if Mother’s were appreciated more whether they are in work or not.
The Daily Mail last March 2013 published the findngs that the cost of a mother’s love if they were paid for all their help with childcare and housework would be at least £31,500 a year. A study caimed Mothers spend 71 hours every week on household work and that fathers spend oly 53.5 hours a week, worth £24,000 a year if paid. I think those Dads were exaggerating their share of the household chores don’t you?