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charlie.bear.5836

Interesting develoments in france:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10855797/Marine-Le-Pen-wins-record-victory-in-French-elections.html

Margaret Hamilton

So we've effectively got nobody representing us in the EU Parliament now. The Tories in Westminster can now go wild! Well done UKIP.

funny old world

You can only blame Labour for that.

P J

What i find fascinating and amazing is how every single Brit, including immigrants now living here sides with one party blaming the other for the faults, labour is blamed for the bank collapse, did they make it happen all over the world??? conservatives are blamed for lack of jobs, yeah well maybe lol. Lib dems, well less said about them the better, the truth is it is political brain washing and every single party and every single MP or MEP is exactly the same no matter what party they are in. They are only interested in one thing and that is themselves, big houses vast salaries and keeping their own companies at the top. I think it's about time someone came along and rocked the boat, Well done to UKIP for that, i don't believe in your policies but you are now a VERY REAL threat to the 3 main ruling parties, maybe now they will listen to what the people who voted them in really want.

Margaret Hamilton

Huh? I don't see Labour in the EU parliament sitting there and thieving their money without doing any work, nor do I see them in Westminster being vile to people like the lot we have now. Labour are just a bunch of Thatcher clones these days. I suggest that you don't appreciate how far to the right things have gone in the last 35 years. Ted Heath wouldn't even make it into the Liberal Democrats today.

P J

Well there you go Margaret, point proven. Another brain washed avid follower just like everyone else

Cyril

This could be the end of the E.U. I do hope so !

Macpedigree

A question. If UKIP are so set on leaving the Union, why are the celebrating being a bigger part of it? What is the point of them having so many MEPs if they want to pull out?

funny old world

A voice.

charlie.bear.5836

Because it's the first time that those opposed to foreign rule have been given a voice. After years of being patronised and ridiculed on Europe, immigration, multi-culturalism and other trendy fads foisted on them by the ruling liberal elites people are taking a chance to say stop.

I see the Germans have elected an NDP candidate, Denmark has swung to the right, besides France, even you must be able to notice this and identify the reasons.

Are you still planning on emigrating, the socialsit utopia of Venezuela may suit you?

Macpedigree

I would suggest that you move to North Korea Sir. All of the trappings that you loathe here would not apply!

Cyril

charlie, Mac is suggesting you need a haircut in the style of that fat, ugly lump of insanity ruling N.Korea.

I find it strange that unless you agree with these Left Wingers, you must be a fascist and a Hitler Worshipper.

They cannot contemplate a middle road where true democracy lives.

PS: I lived through Hitler's times. Fewer have been more evil in the history of the World. DON'T joke about it.

Cyril

Mac, they can influence some of the worst EU rulings from there, keep the quango shower under surveillance and tell us what the sods are up to. It's a start and could lead to bigger things. Like a referendum !

Hit him on the tail

It boils down to Blair and Brown allowing every man and his dog into the U.K. Also Cameron and Clegg. The main " big three parties " are out of touch with the electorate and basically have made broken promises for too many years now.

mark.s.jones.5

I shall just be glad when we can put an end to this fanciful absurdity of EU elections and enjoyed by the few at the expense of the many, and when we pull out of the EU the Labour party will feel the pinch, as they wont be able to play the race card and campaign for the immigrant vote with sweeteners like reduced residency from 2yrs to 4wks for council housing as is the rule in Wolverhampton

Macpedigree

Let's just give UKIP power and see if they cope any better than the current failing lot once they are sucked into Whitehall- where the real power lies.

Wattsy72

So Bill Etheridge is now a Dudley Councillor and an MEP. His constituents in both cases need to keep an eye on him to make sure he can do both jobs properly.

funny old world

I wouldn't worry too much, Dudley Councillors didn't do much of a job before.

Graham

In answer to Margaret's question re there is now nobody representing us now in the European Parliament ? I didn't think there was anyone in the European Parliament representing us in the first place.

Margaret Hamilton

Graham, it's very odd to me that the party that bleats the most about democracy is the very party that is effectively denying the voters their democratic rights! Sitting there doing nothing and taking the money? If they were "dole scroungers" or "lazy immigrants" they would be the talk of the land. While the European parliament exists, and while we have democratically elected representatives there they should be working on our behalf. The European Union is the only entity today which looks after worker's rights. Why no workers rights and poverty wages are considered a good thing in days like these I shall never understand.

Leveller

I wonder if these UKIP MEP's will practice what they preach and refuse the bloated payments and expenses from Brussels or will they quickly get their noses in the trough like all the others.

Margaret Hamilton

I look forward to being made to work 72 hour weeks again, having my holiday allowance cut by 50%, the NHS being sold off, having to survive another 10 years with no pension, hand-gun training and ownership, big business standing on my windpipe whilst I grovel in the gutter for more crumbs, no more international trade, being gassed in the pub by smokers again, even more age discrimination in the workplace and the poverty wages that go with it, the odd war around Europe, having no human rights and being tortured, not having any legal representation at all, all the women in my family having to have a hysterectomy so that they can get a job, pressing my children's army uniforms, not being able to visit neighbouring countries even if I could afford it, all the money saved by th leaving the EU NOT being spent on any public services, hospitals or schools, my house blowing up or cracking in half because it's been fracked, no consumer rights, no health and safety, Romanians wearing gold stars on their clothes so that we can avoid them in the town, being attacked in the street because of my views, a return to the stone age with more cuts and austerity, 24 hour expensive drivel on TV because the licence fee has been scrapped, forced labour for the unfortunate unemployed, Paul Sykes in the House of Lords, Neil B****y Hamilton, more links with European fascists, and even more farage on TV. You've been had.

Woody65

Have you been drinking? That's completely and rather obviously an OTT comment and just the type of scaremongering that the main three parties tried and failed at.

However, it was funny!

funny old world

Joseph Goebbels had nothing on you Margaret.

charlie17

Well Margaret you really have surpassed yourself this time. I would suggest that you stop reading and playing science fiction books and games also listening to Unite. The result of this election brought out a claim by one analyst that the reason UKIP had not done so well in London was because Londoners were better educated and more intelligent that the rest of the country. Remember that is where the Government of this country is and that is what they think of us. It is time for a change.

Cyril

Jeez Margaret, you are in a state. I've lived through far more years than you have and even in the 30s it wasn't QUITE that bad. OK they did a 48 hour week in foundries, they smoked in pubs and everywhere else, had only 1 week's holiday (with or without pay back then), but they were nowhere near as miserable as you !

PS: The 5 main channels on TV do drivel from am to pm.

PPS: And farage is entitled to a capital....Farage.

Margaret Hamilton

Typical UKIP bigots! Play the woman and not the ball. It's always personal attacks with you lot isn't it? Look at yourselves, don't you see why more rational people see UKIP supporters as such bigots? Not a single sensible comment from any of you, just attack the individual. All the points in my letter above refer to the other polices of UKIP, you are either foaming at the mouth too much about Johnny Foreigner to notice or you are ignoring them.

charlie.bear.5836

Breathtaking display of their own idea of "tolerance" for which the left are world-renowned!

snoopy

Cameron commented farage was not a proper bloke who goes down the pub, Well cameron you never go down the pub because a bloke who goes down the pub will listen to you, You dont even listen to the people who voted you in, The men and women of this country battled in two world wars to stop this country being invaded, Now weve got everyone invading it, Two pointless wars thats these guys and gals sacrificed there lives for, I would just like to say good bye to all three main partys, Your all about as usefull as an ashtray an motorbike,,,,,,,,Bring it on ukip, I want my country back!

Macpedigree

The men and women of many countries battled in two world wars.....the world battled against fascism in the second- fighting a political ethos that shunned all but the 'native' race. Sound familiar.

This is my OTT comment (in deference to the wonderful Margaret):

You reap what you sow, if the right makes gains across Europe then those who want out of the EU will be happy- but at the expense of countless lives. We have been there before......

UKIP whilst we awake.........

Cyril

Mac, I lived through that 2nd World War and I can assure you we were united against Fascism. BUT, had the Armed Forces known that in less than 30 years our country would be handed over to the EU without a shot being fired, they may well have laid down their arms.

Just how do you reconcile your mind with The Common Market becoming the EU ? We had never even heard of the EU when we voted for The Common Market. I was one of the voters duped by this obscene ploy and have never, nor will I ever, forgive the perpetrators. With the accent being on TRAITORS !

Cyril

snoopy, that's the best comparison I've read in many a long year,

'an ashtray on a motorbike'. Superb ! How about telling Nigel that one ?

PJW Holland

Having met the bloke I can assure you Nigel Farage is indeed a proper bloke. Good humoured and polite. No, on second thoughts, he is not just a bloke. He is a gentleman.

Bugsy

snoopy

"Cameron commented farage was not a proper bloke who goes down the pub, Well cameron you never go down the pub because a bloke who goes down the pub will listen to you"

The last time Cameron tried to be a proper bloke who went down to the pub, he left his daughter Nancy behind.

PJW Holland

This is the dawning of the age of democracy and as Nigel says: "You ain't seen nothing yet!"

UKIP representatives were mobbed by cheering crowds wherever they went. Not everyone had made it to the polls but watch out next time. They will.

charlie.bear.5836

Let's hope Nigel can bring an age of democracy to the muslim flag-ship council of Tower Hamlets, who've yet to declare their local results from last Thursday.

Although the police and electoral comission have been involved I'm sure everything was above board and squeaky clean.