Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Words Of Wisdom - Frank Field

Just after the European elections Frank Field, on his blog, posted a very telling article discussing the results and making two valid points.

"Even so the two parties standing in the election who hold the strongest views against our present relationship with Europe far out stretched the Labour vote, and almost toppled the Tory vote. The BNP came in with 4,666 votes and UKIP's vote totalled more than 13,000. Don't let anyone kid themselves that this was an unimportant election where voters felt they could make a clear protest vote. Unless something changes significantly on a national level these results would be reproduced at a general election."

It is logical to assume that as polling day nears, the subject of EU membership will become, probably, 'the topic' and Field's assumption that the Euro results may be reproduced is well made.

"Similarly, the failure to deal with immigration and Europe is poisoning our political system......we need to cut loose European politics from our domestic politics."

Exactly! Politicians wish to be elected to govern us but are unable to so do, under our present memebrship of the EU. So, I repeat, can we just get out - please?

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