Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Monday, 9 December 2013
Well done Housing Minister Kris Hopkins for saying that Tory MPs have a "democratic right" to call on the Government not to lift border controls in January and well done also to Nigel Mills and the fifty Tory rebels for backing a recent amendment to the Immigration Bill.
It's good to see that at least some people have a memory of what was said in the 2010 Conservative Manifesto.
Unless I am mistaken it said that immigration was "too high" and promised to "reduce net migration" to "tens of thousands" a year.
It also promised "an annual limit on immigration", "new curbs on unskilled workers", and “transitional controls” on new European Union members.
Surely, if he wants an outright victory at the next election then now is the time for David Cameron to listen.
Whilst such rhetoric may well be an easy soundbite when in opposition, as is now so frequently proven by Yvette Cooper's change of stance, it is not so easy to deliver on when in Government as we are seeing with Mr Cameron's change of heart.
The fact of the matter is that only UKIP's policy can realistically get immigration under control which is having a sensible limit on the numbers of those who can come to the UK from all countries, not just those from outside the EU.
Friday, 6 December 2013
LONDON CONSERVATIVE FUTURE (CF) Christmas Party with Boris Johnson has been hailed as one of the best parties of the year by some CF'ers. Sources say heavy drinking was involved and much laughter was had but, it wasn't without its drama.
Two ambulances were dispatched to the scene late on at the high-end Carlton Club in London, where Tory Youth members were in need of medical attention.
One CF'er is described by sources to have "decked it".
tbg understands that a dispute turned into what has been described as a "medical drama". "I could hear screaming" - one distressed CF'er told tbg.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
|South Africa in mourning for their Father|
ANTI-APARTHEID revolutionary & former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the grand age of 95.
Born 18 July 1918 Mandela founded the the ANC Youth League in the 1940's and soon became a leading figure after working as a lawyer and being arrested multiple times for seditious behaviour.
|Visiting his old cell|
Mandela was released on 1990 after an world-wide campaign and served as ANC President between 1991 - 1997. Mandela set about dumping the racist apartheid laws with the South African President at the time through negotiation and set up the first ever multiracial elections that saw Mandela elected President of South Africa and formed a Government of National Unity.
|Mandela on release from jail 1990|
Nelson Mandela, the revolutionary freedom fighter who never gave up fighting injustices will be sorely missed by South Africans, and the rest of the world. Rest in Peace.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
ESSEX UNIVERSITY have voted 'No' in a Students' Union (SU) election to decide whether or not to fly the British flag over the University.
The motion was thrown out after a vote at the SU Forum. Opponents sensationally said the flag represented imperialism with British soldiers killing people in the name of the flag.
Essex Tory Youth Chairman, Andrew Thorpe-Apps, slammed the decision telling tbg - "The reason the Student Union have given for this decision is just bizarre."
"The Union Jack is a symbol of all that is great about our country: creativity, inclusiveness and a unique sense of humour. Sadly, some students at the University of Essex don't know what modern Britain is about" - Thorpe-Apps added.
The vote caused anger amongst the motion backers and led to the resignation of Essex SU campaigns officer, Alex Georgiou.
Alex told local reporters - "I was angry at the result and their arguments were fundamentally unfair towards Britain. We are a British institution subsidised by British people and we should feel proud in this country."
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
"The CF Exec' have Santa in a metaphorical headlock"
UPROAR is again the theme at Conservative Future (CF). This time activists are agasp at the announcement that this years national CF Christmas bash has been postponed, until after Christmas and when festivities have already taken place worldwide.
The national deputy chairman of the Tory youth wing sensationally announced that ticket refunds were to be sent out to the purchaser by the 10th of December, tbg can reveal.
Former CF National Executive candidates, Paul Holmes and John Cope, slammed the executives' "incompetence".
One CF'er told tbg - "It's as if the CF Exec' have Santa in a metaphorical headlock and slowly draining all his goodwill and powerful tactical delivery skills. Ironic don't you think?"
In stark contrast London CF are tonight Christmas partying with Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
With UKIP this morning hitting its highest poll rating for months at 19% in The Guardian there's an extra bit of good news for the party according to Opinium as well.
Opinium's latest poll for Lanson's Communications shows that only 26% of the public now see the EU as a "good thing", 36% want to stay in the EU, 50% those polled want to leave the EU whilst 20% think it would make little difference.
64% of people said that belonging to the EU had a negative impact on the UK when it came to immigration and 54% of businesses thought EU immigration policies had been bad for the UK.
For the first time more businesses also favour being out of the EU. 38% thought the British economy would be better off if the UK left the EU whilst 31% thought the UK would be worse off.
The news comes on the day that former Tory Chancellor Norman Lamont accused the government of, "repeating false arguments" about the dangers of leaving the EU. It also emerged that no less than nine government ministers including Housing Minister Kris Hopkins want border controls for Romanians and Bulgarians to remain in place.
Hopkins told tbg that Tory MPs have a "democratic right" to call on the government not to lift the controls, as Tory MP Nigel Mills launched an amendment to the Immigration Bill signed by no less than 50 Tory rebels.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
David Cameron's latest tough line on the benefits of migrants expected from Bulgaria and Romania is all talk and not even worth the paper it is written on.
The fact that immigration into the UK is still running at more than 500,000 people per year is a damning indictment of this Government's failed approach.
As I have said before what is the point of training young Brits and helping small British businesses in the community as Lord Heseltine pledged in Portsmouth last week when companies can get cheap labour from the EU?
Under the UK’s own rules, a range of benefits such as child benefit, child tax credit, state pension credit, jobseekers' allowance and unemployment support allowance are only given to those with a "right to reside" yet this test can easily be by-passed by them claiming to be self-employed.
Any re-negotiation of free movement within the EU can only be tabled by the European Commission which has already said that it has no plans to do so and this movement is in itself a binding EU rule which Mr Cameron remains fully supportive of.
The European Commission has already made it clear that Romanian and Bulgarian migrants to the UK will have the same rights to reside and draw benefits as British nationals so the fact that they will have to wait three months makes barely any difference at all.
Only UKIP have a record of being straight with the British people when it comes to migration because it was UKIP who themselves originally warned about the consequences of opening our doors to all EU migrants way back in 2004 and just by looking at the demographics of how towns like Boston in Lincolnshire have changed so much since proves this.
So as the clock continues to tick towards January 1st surely surely it is time for Mr Cameron to show some guts and go further than he ever has by stopping mass immigration from Romania and Bulgaria once and for all.
Sadly, as all UKIP members like me know full well, the only sensible way forward is by having a referendum to leave the EU, restore full British border controls and therefore choose who enters the UK before they get here just like the strict system already in place in Australia.
Thursday, 28 November 2013
With rumours rife in Portsmouth that Mike Hancock wants an out of court settlement with the woman making sexual assault allegations, there's another twist tonight.
It concerns the woman's solicitor, Harriet Wistrich, who is being denied access to Nigel Pascoe QC's devastating report as regards the Portsmouth South MP.
Wistrich says that she has asked for a full explanation from Hampshire Police as to why no action is being taken against Hancock and to see the report.
So far though, despite an application also being sought under the Freedom of Information Act, Portsmouth City Council are not budging.
In words which seem to amount to accusations of shady behaviour and possibly a cover-up, Wistrich told tbg today - "As a solicitor experienced in holding the police and authorities to account I am shocked by the way the avenues to accountability are being shut."
"These allegations deserve to be tested by the court and the council."
The woman making accusations says all she wants is justice. Mike Hancock MP was cleared of said the allegations by police last week.