- June 7, 2009 at 9:03 am #55045
Looks like my son, born in Mojácar and actually on the lists – as cannon-fodder – in one of the local parties two years ago, has since had his name removed from the election poll. I managed to vote safely (using a driving licence as I.D.), but my son’s name was missing. Perhaps it fell off, he generously suggested.
Anyone else had a surprise today?
- June 10, 2009 at 11:02 am #92559
Yep, the idiots in Yorkshire and Humberside have managed to elect a BNP MEP… Unbelievable…
- June 10, 2009 at 3:33 pm #92568
Well, Lynda Bellingham spoke about that today. I thought she made a reasonably valid point. She said that people who voted BNP may not necessarily agree with all they stand for, but that the Government should listen to what people have to say about the number of immigrants being allowed into the UK, at a time when many people are being made redundant and resources in the health system etc are oversubscribed and overstretched.
- June 10, 2009 at 6:47 pm #92569
I’m with JVMills on this one. When you live abroad or if you have travelled about the world, then it becomes hard to think of one group being better than another (apart from the Dutch, of course)…
- June 11, 2009 at 8:05 am #92570
yes, Claire’s point about the government not listening to what people have to say is a good point, and I don’t think many feel there is a place in the UK for religious extremists or those just coming here to sponge off the system, but much of the support for the BNP is based on racist ignorance rather than clear thinking. Once again transparancy is the answer I feel. If we all knew who is allowed in, why they are allowed in (the history), how many are coming in, what is their background, intentions etc etc, then people could make their mind up based on fact and not sensationalist clap trap. How many of us really know the full story? If when all the facts are on the table, it looks like there is indeed a strong case for reducing the amount of immigrants, then fair enough, let’s lobby for change. As for voting for racist thugs, no excuse I feel.
- June 11, 2009 at 9:48 am #92571
Well said, Goodstich44 well said
- June 11, 2009 at 11:38 am #92572
I agree with that too, Goodstitch. Ignorance is not bliss. The BNP leader is a very unsavoury character.
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