CAMERON TO RETHINK POLICIES AS UKIP SURGES IN THE POLLS – Isn’t it miraculous how politicians suddenly feel an overwhelming need to concentrate on the real issues after suffering a humiliation by opposition parties.
The local election results were as I suspected. The British public sent a clear and unequivocal message to David Cameron; ‘either get it together or you’re out in the next General Election’.
It is now predicted that the UKIP will win 100 seats in the final count of the local election and they have also experience a surge in support in many areas around the UK.
The Labour Party has also experienced gains while the Liberal Democrats appear to be losing favour with the voters.
As for the Conservative Party; well the results coming in certainly drive home the increasing discontent the British people are feeling and now Cameron has the task of circling the wagons in order to come up with a plan that will turn the Tory Party around in order to win back confidence and be able to put up a decent fight in the next General Election.
It is apparent, from the results in the local elections, that the idea of rolling out the party’s dinosaur, Ken Clark, in order to put fear in to the hearts of the British people, by making a speech that describes all those involved in the UKIP as ‘racists’ and ‘fruitcakes’ was not what the British people wanted. What they do want is assurances that the Tory led Coalition Government are working on behalf and the people and not their puppet masters in Europe.
There are as we speak attempts by Cameron to calm the nerves of the Tories; after his entire very job will depend on him being able to control the rank and file of his Ministers and Back Benchers.
So what is Cameron planning to do? Currently there is talk that the Government needs to tackle immigration head on. This comes from the realization that the UKIP is veraciously banging the drum of pulling out of the EU; something Cameron is wholly against. Unfortunately this is not about what Cameron wants, it’s about what the people want and the sooner he starts listening to the public and not his old school chums the sooner he’ll win favour of the British public.
The politics surrounding the humiliation the Tories have suffered in the polls is complex but what Cameron needs to do is to break them down into defined areas, such as immigration, health care, education etc and then supply the public with a detailed plan and time frame on how each of these issues will be addressed and remedied for the benefit of the British public and not those in Europe.
The biggest issue facing Britain right now is our membership in the EU and with the looming Right of Free Movement Act the public are understandable worried that Britain is about to become overrun with Romanians and Bulgarians and with the surge of immigrants increased crime will follow.
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has advised Cameron that he needs to ram home the message of an EU referendum. However, many feel that by the time Cameron gets around to providing such a referendum the damage to the UK will be so great that it could take decades to put right.
Many people simply do not understand why Cameron, if he makes good on his promise of an EU referendum in 2017, needs to wait until the damage is done. Why can he not bend to the will of the public and give them a referendum before 2014?
Again, my suspicion is that Cameron wants to use the prospect of an EU referendum in the next General Election; which is tantamount to blackmailing the public. He knows that while the Tories have suffered a defeat in the local elections it is most unlikely that the public would vote the UKIP into power in 2015.
However if Cameron’s blackmail scheme fails then it is most likely we will see another terms of Labour which will always involved uncontrolled public spending and borrowing that can only drive the economy deep underground.
What a pretty pickle we have gotten ourselves into; but I, like many others, feel that most of our real problems could be solved by simply waving a fond farewell to the EU dictatorship and firmly closing the doors to immigrants who will never be productive in the UK but rather live a life at the expense of the taxpayer.
There appears to be conjecture from the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats that the UKIP is simply picking up the ‘protest’ votes; that is from people who are disgruntled over their policies and that of the Tories. While this may be a fact it clearly shows that the British people are clearly sick and tired of being lied to and given empty promises while MPs appear incapable of producing any real benefits for the electorate.
Given the choice of an EU referendum, would you vote to pull out? Have your say… leave your comments below.