Moodyblue, Hemel Hempstead Dear God, PLEASE do not give us the nightmare of Labour getting anywhere near the strings of power. Amen
Now at the business end of this election campaign, one party leader has walked into the lion’s den over and over and faced down hostility and threat, answering every question directly. And it happened again last evening.
Late. Not networked to the rest of the UK. Snide interviewer, handpicked audience.
The reason that Nigel coped so well with no notice questions from the floor is that he is the only party leader to expose himself to such questions in meetings open to the general public up and down the country.
Putin does this every year in front of an audience taking unprepared questions, which lasts for hours.
I have but one question. If you needed one of those leaders [and given that it’s too late for May 7th to find any others], which of the four would you trust to go up to Merkel and stand up for Britain’s interests first?
From the mouth of the Beeb: “Miliband stumbles, Cameron dodges.” One of those?
The reason Farage and Putin can do that unprotected stuff is that they know they have a substantial number of the “narodniye” or “home people” right behind them. Plus both call a spade a spade. Thereafter, the two are different.
We’re speaking here of Middle England.
Yesterday, my landlord, a builder, was here – we get along – and in among the other issues, I asked him directly about next Thursday. He knows me as a Tory. He said he was voting UKIP. Or Conservative. This is a Labour area. I missed the opportunity to ask the question:
“Given that the Tories are the party of big business and UKIP are the party of small and medium, which would better represent you?”
I mentioned Cameron being a lying toerag, e.g. hiding that he would drastically cut child benefit once re-elected. He agreed, said they were all liars, asked if I’d rather have Labour and grinned. I grinned. So it was interesting – two different walks of life and both around about the same area of politics.
And there it is next Thursday. Think about Miliband last evening. Can you, in all conscience, vote for the party of this man? Seriously? I know you might think Labour would keep you on your benefits but would they? Or would they tax Britain to hell?
So, can we agree we bin Labour first?
OK, so we have Tories and UKIP left, plus some minor parties. One of these two has a liar for a leader, the other a straight man, no matter how geeky he looks and no matter how many pints he drinks.
To me, it really is as simple as that. You want jobs? A vibrant economy?
N1, we get out of the strangling, asphyxiating bunch of thieves, the EU.
N2, money is poured into tax relaxation of small and medium businesses and the govt becomes business friendly again.
I’d then feel I could set up my little firm building things and the climate would allow it. I don’t want to sit around blogging the rest of my life. How many of my kind would there be nationwide? Every one of us trying our little bit of enterprise? Think how healthy that would be. I could visit your craft stall, we could visit the new cafe down the street.
There’d be white vans everywhere. Legally. Seriously. There’s a parking area near us. White vans would pull up there. One would sell meat, one veg. Maybe an ice-cream van would pull up there. For sure I’d use them for my supplies. Support your local businesses.
Who of any of the leaders on May 7th offers that tiny sliver of hope that that could happen?