18 January, 2013
Dear Ms Sandys
Thank you for taking the time to answer my previous letter concerning the EU and homosexual “marriage”, following which I have a number of points:
I don’t envy you your job with so many problems and conflicting issues, especially as one of the coalition leaders is a clown – and I don’t mean David Cameron.
You are certainly not paid enough, especially in comparison with obscene payments made in banking but also – as it happens – in the EU.
Concerning this homosexual marriage nonsense we will have to agree to differ. I am all for homosexuals being able to have a civil partnership with almost all the rights of the rest of us (excluding of course the right to adopt children), but calling it “marriage” is absurd. And unlike you and Mr Cameron, I have no faith whatsoever that once this becomes law there will not be cases in the ECHR about the human rights of homosexuals to “marry” in church.
As for homosexual “marriage”, another problem is where does all this PC rubbish stop? Will the next thing be British Arabs taking us to the ECHR to demand that polygamy be made legal as part of their “human rights”? Will Muslims formally demand we have “Shariah Law” in Britain? Will it later become legal for Muslim men to lock up their women at home?A fter all, they could – and no doubt do – maintain that it is part of their culture (and we are in the UK supposed to accept every other culture so it seems) – and of course that it does no harm. The Catholic Church adoption agency having to close because they can’t accept adoption for homosexual couples? It is all going too far. And THIS is part of the reason you are haemorrhaging to UKIP. NONE OF THE MAJOR PARTIES IS DEFENDING OUR TRADITIONAL CULTURE AND WAY OF LIFE.
Concerning obscenity and item 2, I note that a Mr Carney has been made Governor of the Bank of England at a salary of nearly half a million quid plus €5,000 per week for accommodation. I also read somewhere that all this will be tax-free, but am not sure if this is accurate. I have to tell you that this is an extraordinary insult to the taxpayer and a symbol of why this country is in such a shambles. His job involves hiring a few good people to manage the bank and in particular keeping inflation as low as possible. Apart from anything else, he also has an entire and no doubt very expensive MPC to oversee all this. However, his job is not – to be honest – rocket science, and the remuneration is absurd, especially the housing allowance. None of the rest of us have such benefits, even in proportion. David Cameron made a TERRIBLE error in saying “We’re all in this together.” Clearly, Mr Carney is not with us together at all, but is one of the super-rich, business, financial and political elite that is – I am afraid – ripping us off (but your party appointed him).
I also read him as saying (forget where) that a degree of inflation would not go amiss as a partial solution to the debt crisis. For this ALONE he should have been sacked before he arrived. As a pensioner, I can tell you that any government that connives at inflation to save the face of the banks and the previous cretinous government while at the same time wiping out my meagre lifelong-earned savings and pensions would become my mortal enemy. Chucking rocks at police in Trafalgar Square would then seem to be the order of the day. I have rarely read anything so stupid and offensive, and yet WE are paying this person nearly a million GBP per year. Preposterous.
The EUROPEAN UNION
However, my main gripe is the EU. What I cannot understand is why nobody – least of all Mr Cameron – is getting to the NUB of this matter, which is:
A) It is the STATED AIM of the EU zealots to create a United States of Europe. Everything they do is designed to push this closer and closer. Many even suspect that their blatant lying to get Greece into the EU against the advice of all reputable economists was designed (since they KNEW it could not work) to bring about the very banking and economic crisis we are suffering from (60% youth unemployment in Greece, for a start) and then of course ultimately the banking and political unions which they dream of. But, Ms Sandys, NOT ONE SINGLE ONE OF THE 450,000,000 EUROPEAN CITIZENS has voted for this. NOT ONE SINGLE ONE, for of course the very good reason that they would not accept losing their sovereignty. For this reason alone, I regard the EU elite as essentially fascist insofar as an elite is organising things without consulting the masses. Indeed, they – like all three major parties – do EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to prevent referendums. In Greece, they even dumped the legitimate PM for daring to propose one!
B) The EU is horrendously expensive and corrupt. It costs the UK TWENTY MILLION GBP PER DAY NET, and for this we get to be lectured by Messrs Borroso and van Rompuy. Thanks for that.
I said at the beginning that you were underpaid. However, what do YOU think about all the following?
Over three thousand EU penpushers earn more than David Cameron, the leader of a nuclear power and a country of some 70,000,000 people. (After 13 years of Labour, nobody has a clue how many we really are.)
The top EU officials earn 300,000€ per annum plus VAST expenses and with LITTLE TAX.
MEPs earn nearly 200,000€ plus the usual vast expenses, free schools, free everything and the usual piffling tax.
MEPs ALSO get attendance money of some 200€ odd per day JUST for turning up at the Parliament. Some even turn up, sign on and don’t even GO to the Parliament. They should be locked up for this fraud, but nothing EVER happens.
The totally fatuous Diplomatic service headed by arch Labourite crony Dame Ashton cost us SIX THOUSAND MILLION euros, and this for a “common market” that is NOT a country. It is an absolutely staggering insult to the taxpayer. we do not need 36 EU diplomatic staff on the island of Barbados. It is of course ALL part of the plan to create a single country. The logic goes like this: 1) A country has a diplomatic staff. 2) The EU has a diplomatic staff so 3) The EU must be a country. Yes, it was in the Lisbon Treaty, but which idiots signed THAT?
Van Rompuy’s new palace cost us 300,000,000€ and counting. Even other EU officials were apparently staggered when they saw the quality and expense of the furnishings and fittings.
The EU NEVER has its accounts properly audited and this year alone has “lost” 89,000,000€ euros.
It is a den of nepotism and cronyism. Mr Mandelscum (sorry, but he and his party have ruined Britain) resigned from his post as EU Commissioner to help the Labour Party lose the last election. He was made a British Lord (thanks for that) on the piffling salary (plus benefits) of 100,000 GBP per annum. This was apparently 60,000€ less than he earned in Brussels, so for FOUR YEARS the taxpayer has made up this difference as “compensation”- But he RESIGNED!! Have YOU ever resigned to go to a lower-paid job and your former employer made up the difference? It is totally PREPOSTEROUS and in fact what I call LEGALIZED THEFT.
The new ECB building in Frankfurt is costing – at latest estimates – 1,300,000,000€. Nothing but the best of course. No doubt the final cost will be nearer 2,000,000,000€.
Of course, they flog up and down to Strasbourg regularly …. at vast cost in money AND emissions, even as they force us all to buy more expensive light-bulbs (to save emissions) which – in fact – have toxic metals in them. And as for energy, they are ignoring thorium as a potential fuel, while the Chinese and Japanese are storming ahead with it just as Europe is shutting down its nuclear industry (at least in Germany, while the UK’s are all ageing and nothing new is being built).
It is all an utter disgrace, but you never seem to highlight any of this. And it really IS “fascist”. When the euro crisis erupted in Greece, the then PM said he would put a referendum to the Greek people on continued membership of the euro. Within weeks he had been replaced by Papademos, an ex ECB-GS crony. Papademos in fact had been Governor of the Bank of Greece before the euro and was responsible for preparing Greece’s entry to Euroland. It now transpires that Goldman-Sachs helped Greece massage the figures (in other words LIED to meet the EU criteria for entry.) I knew this, and I am just a member of the public, so it is obvious that the ENTIRE EU ELITE knew it, too. Nobody seemed to care, least of all in Brussels. But the EU & Merkozy replacement of Papandreou reminded me of the Nazis installing Richard Heydrich in Austria.
And you think I want to be associated with this shambles and corruption?
Mr Cameron is now making noises about the EU. Whether this is out of conviction or because he can see UKIP losing him the next election is a moot point. I sure have my own opinion on that, but the whole approach is unbelievable. There is talk of a possible referendum in 2018. That is SIX YEARS AWAY. It is not SERIOUS. Do you think that is going to placate people like me? I may be more vociferous than many, but I am far from alone. And your party never highlights any of the above!
And of course we have not talked about next year when hundreds of thousands more immigrants will come from Eastern Europe into an already overcrowded country. My daughter has a reasonable job in London, but has not a snowball’s chance in Hades of ever being able to buy her own house. The housing situation in the UK is catastrophic. There are MILLIONS more immigrants. Logically, that requires millions more dwellings. Have you any idea what a betrayal of the indigenous people this all is?
I am very bitter about all this. Our country, culture and sovereignty are being stolen from us. The EU is cast in the bureaucratic mould of France: statist, interventionist, costly, bureaucratic and ultimately doomed to economic collapse. What your party is doing is a sort of step in the right direction, but I truly believe that you haven’t understood what is really going on and how so many people feel. And as for “We need them.”, it is rubbish. The EU sells us MORE stuff than we export to them. In or out of the EU they will STILL want and need to sell us their wine, cheese and cars. The PM made an astonishing comment some weeks ago to the effect that if we left the EU we would end up like Norway. This was staggering!! I would give my right arm to be like Norway, enjoying the benefits of a common market without all the insane bureaucratic nonsense that is so dear to the heart of ex-Maoist Borroso and his ilk.
The clock is ticking, Ms Sandys, but 2018? That is a sick joke.
Good luck – you are going to need it. Unless you really take all this on board, UKIP will put Labour back in power to finish the job they started of ruining the country. We thought the Coalition might stop this, but we seem to have been wrong. And Clegg is so far not of this planet that he will drag you down even faster.