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  • ross1948 18:28 on April 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , broken pledge, , , James McGroroy, overseas voting, ,   

    UK Expats Are NOT All Europhiliac – And ‘Abroad’ Reaches Further Than Brussels. 

    …with over two months to go until the referendum date, 94 percent had already made up their minds, 67 percent were firmly in the ‘Remain’ camp, while 28 percent were planning to vote ‘Leave’.

    That’s The Local, talking about their survey of UK expats IN EUSSR countries. Nowhere else! But get the spin…no, not spin, the bare-faced lie…spewed out by the Europhiliacs.

    James McGrory, Chief Campaign Spokesman of Britain Stronger In Europe, said: “This survey shows the overwhelming consensus among Brits living abroad for remaining in Europe.




    Where the HELL are any facts, statistics, polls, to justify that blow-hard’s boast? Or does he really think that ‘abroad’ and ‘under Brussels control’ are synonymous.

    Memo to McGrory – they’re not! 

    Nobody here in Jakarta has surveyed any Brit I know. And I know quite a few, some of whom will vote against Brussels rule, others who are content to see the UK as a subject state.

    As far as I know, there are FAR more expat voters – and many born-and-bred Brits denied a vote by Camoron’s betrayal of his campaign promise to repeal the ’15-year-absence’ clause…




    …. in non-European countries than within the EUSSR.  There are thousands here in South East Asia, hundreds of thousands in Oz and NZ and Canada and the USA, and many more in Africa and Latin America.

    What does McGrory know of their views?

    To give due credit to The Local, they did offer some individual opinions, and I liked this one so much I add it now for readers to savour. 

    “Remember those three-legged races at school? You would run 50 yards until the rope practically burned your leg off, and you collapsed in a heap,” he said.

    “Well now imagine 28 countries with their legs tied together each trying to run in their own direction. The rope is frayed, as the bullies pull here and there and the young kids are getting trampled on. So is Brexit the answer? Possibly. I love Europeans – I went to school with them – That’s why I think maybe we should save them from the EU.”


    EUSSR red

  • ross1948 11:17 on April 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , broken pledge, , , Kim Rose, , , Southampton Itchen, ,   

    The Great Sausage Roll Scandal – Media Gnashers Chomp UKIP! 

    If you were taught about the growth of democracy in Britain at school, you’ll remember that elections were once held without benefit of a secret ballot.

    Voters had to show their hand in public, and were thus easily manipulated by free beer and victuals.

    -Dickens, in The Pickwick Papers, captured the essential aspect of this.



    -‘Oh, yes,’ said the little man, ‘very much so indeed. We have opened all the public–houses in the place, and left our adversary nothing but the beer–shops–masterly stroke of policy that, my dear Sir, eh?’ The little man smiled complacently, and took a large pinch of snuff.

    The Eatanswill ( in reality Sudbury -the UK town, not its Ontario namesake!) image captured the public imagination, and if you turn to non-fiction sources, you’ll learn that the mobs of inebriate voters often ran amok, outrageous violence resulting from gratis grog, a predictable consequence of course.


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    • So the secret ballot was introduced, but the old reformist legislation enacted remains in force, viz. restraining parliamentary candidates from largesse  – “ if either before, during or after an election they directly or indirectly give or provide any food, drink, entertainment or provision to corruptly influence any voter to vote or refrain from voting”

    The key words here are surely ‘to corruptly influence…

    But – WOW – has the anti-UKIP media/hyena pack leapt ravening on poor Kim Rose, the party’s candidate in Southampton Itchen.

    Farage backs Ukip candidate in sausage roll bribery row


    As part of the election fun, he had a famous snooker star named Jimmy White come to town.

    Nice idea, brightens up the campaign scene.


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    • BUT Kim Rose laid on refreshments at an event at a local community hall on 21 February, after inviting White to play snooker with children. 





    Free beer for all? Tots of rum for the tots?

    Sirloin steaks? Champagne and caviar?

    Anything that might, in the wildest pinko imagination, lure underprivileged voters to see a promise of a better life under Kim’s party?



    Sausage Rolls!

    Yes! That humblest of snacks, verily beloved by children (who BTW can’t vote) but not exactly the stuff of corruption.

    Yet somehow the cops got wind of this, the savoury scent of the sausages drifting by the local nick, perhaps, and Kim has been reported under electoral law.

    Silly season stuff – but not this time round, when the Grub Street harpies are flitting back and forth, the Guardian’s Rowena Mason ( ‘political correspondent!’)by no means the only one to swoop on this nonsense.


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    • You’d think possibly far worse evil, surely, lies in ‘cast-iron’ promises made and blithely broken, like the last time Cameron vowed solemnly to give the British people a vote on the EUSSR.
    • b6128-alcoholicsilhouette ‘He promised…!’

    But then while the media may not LIKE Cameron, they HATE the People’s Party.


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