I'm voting English Democrat because I am English. and I am thoroughly pissed off by the way my country gets treated by the "UK". I'm not a member of the party and these are not necessarily the views of the party - just how I see it, as a free born Englishman.
Devolution & democracy. The Scots have their own parliament, the Welsh and Northern Irish their own assemblies - working in the interests of their own people. Fine and dandy. I have no problem with that. But what about England?
We get the "UK" government that seems to work in everyone's interest apart from the English. English taxes get syphoned off left, right and centre - in aid, to the EU (how much of that £40 million a day is squeezed out of England? FFS). And although the Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish always argue the toss my gut feeling is it gets spread about the "UK" as well.About 90% of law passed in Westminster concerns devolved issues. That means that the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish equivalents are handled in their respective government by their own representatives. English law is handled by the UK parliament which is made up of English MPs plus Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs. English MPs cant touch devolved law in our neighbours countries but they can fuck about with England's law. Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs can't actually influence devolved law in their own constituencies! All they can do is fuck about with England. And they do.
Most insulting of all as far as I'm concerned is that they don't even have the decency to call England - England. They call it the "regions". The one eyed snot gobbler calls it "our country" or "the country" - he just can't bring himself to say "England" for fear that the natives will finally wake up to the fact that he represents a Scottish constituency and consequently - what the fuck is he doing to my country; England?
Worth a watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihg-Lo0zdpY
By now nearly everyone has heard of the Barnett Formula but for donkeys years it was one of Westminster's best kept secrets - and that's the way they wanted it and that's the way many of them want it now.
These are the latest figures for funding per person across the UK
Northern Ireland £9,577
Bottom of the pile. England. Fourth class subjects in our own country.
Look beyond the numbers. This affects every part of life. Health, Transport, Education, it affects every government area. Just take health. Take prescriptions £7.20 a pop in England, £4 a script in Scotland and gratis in Wales. The Scots have better access to life saving drugs for certain cancers etc. If you get old and infirm in England you have to sell your house to pay for care - not so in Scotland.
All because of the Barnett Formula. Only the English Democrats will do anything about it.
The English regions
Now the counter argument is that those Barnett figures are not fair and that the "English regions" all get funded differently. The UK is "nations and regions" to our imperious overlords. The nations are Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - the regions are the country formerly know as England.Well I don't remember ever voting to have my country balkanised. In fact the only time there was ever any kind of vote on the English regions was a "regional" referendum on an assembly for the bogus "North East region" the idea was rejected soundly by the people of Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire. Doesn't matter - the "English regions" are a done deal to the British government and the EU. As usual the English people don't fucking matter.
So I say those Barnett figures stand. England is one nation and should be recognised as such. Only the English Democrats will do anything about it.Immigration
Last week Frank Field; a personal hero of mine winkled out a statistic from government about Immigration into the UK. When you think about it I'm sure it's something you all know.This is from the Times story - note it was published under the Scotland section.http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6368575.ece?Submitted=true
Between 1991 and the 2007 a net 2.14million migrants came to England. But in Scotland for the same period net foreign migration was a paltry 105,000.In effect, the statistics mean that England absorbed 20 times more international migrants than Scotland even though the population is only 10 times larger. England also took 11 times more migrants than Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland combined, even though its population is only 5 times larger than these three parts of the UK put together.
It wasn't reported on the BBC at all, and it doesn't include the number of illegals which is anyone's guess.
None of these people coming into England are told to be English - they are told to be British. No wonder then that cetain groups have such problems integrating into the country.
There are 340,000 Scots living in London alone! No doubt all proud Brits! Is there much anti Scot feeling in England? No. Is there anti English feeling in Scotland and Wales? You betcha! This Britishness crap only works one way. The English have to forget they are English and every other johny come lately can be whoever he or she wants to be.
They talk about British tolerance. That's English tolerance. If you come to live in England and as far as I'm concerned we're fucking full. Be English. All the other stuffThese are the main issues as I see them. But there are a legion of niggley insults meted out to the English on a daily basis.
We can't fly our flag without being branded racist or it being considered a health and safety threat and taken down by lefty councils. English produced food is marked with the Union flag - Scottish produced food is marked with the Saltire - go and fucking check next time you're in the supermaket. Why? Research suggests that the main reasons are that some people might be offended by the Cross of St George and that the Scots and Welsh wouldn't buy if it was marked with the CoSG.My view; if you find the Cross of St George offensive - don't live in the country who's national symbol it is!
There have been dubious tinkerings with the continental shelf act - not in England's favour. Monmouthshire changed hands between England and Wales without a vote being cast. The Scots are moving in on Berwick on Tweed. And the people don't seem to mind because of the fucking Barnett Formula and all the benefits that the Scots get.
The BBC seems to have forgotten what white English people look like.. We're only good to pay their rotten license fee. Go and look at bbc.co.uk/scotland, bbc.co.uk/wales and bbc.co.uk/england for a quick example of their priorities. Trivial maybe but it all adds up. I urge you to start thinking about England and you will soon begin to see what I mean.
Don't worry, nearly finished
We're told endlessly that we're stronger together and the Union must be protected. Well the UK is stronger together and apart it doesn't exist. But England. England doesn't exist with the Union together. We have no voice, no recognition, no representation - nothing. England is stronger apart. Fundamentally I believe that English taxes should be spent in England. I believe that English law is the only law we need. Ultimately I think the only way we will ever get back to that stage is to set a course to English independence. Establishing an English parliament is a stepping stone to that. The English Democrats are the only party who stand for an English parliament.
Only one party will do anything for the people of England. All we have to do is remember that we are English.WTPS. Forgot about the EU. Fuck the EU. Trade yes federal union - no fucking chance.