DON’T ALLOW JIHADIS HOME
level of security risk in the UK has been severe,which means an attack is highly likely.
In light of that you have got to ask why our Government have allowed up to 800 jihadis to return to the UK? In 2014 David Cameron promised to stop the jihadis from returning but, as with so many of his promises, it has proved to be just hot air.
If Brits go out to fight for the Islamic State they have thrown in their lot with the barbaric death cult known as ISIS and certainly should not be allowed to set foot in the UK again.
It puzzles me why we try to stop adult Brits from going out to support ISIS but we do nothing when they return to the UK as trained jihadis.
I recently did a poll on my twitter account www. twitter.com/cllrbsilvester
A total of 171 people voted and 97 wanted to stop the jihadis from returning.
There is no doubt that there is overwhelming public support across all parties for this, so why is it not done? Over to you Mr Cameron. Your first duty is to keep us safe. Coun Brian Silvester Cheshire East AS a Labour councillor in Cheshire East I have come to fear the words rationalisation and transformation, among others, but the latest – de-designation – means only one thing and that is cuts to services.
Local authorities are being strangled by this Conservative government with huge cuts to budgets and while Cheshire East may not have suffered as much as urban areas, the reduction in grants serves to decimate services to both young and old.
The closure of respite services in Cheshire East left many people without support to care for their loved ones. We are now witnessing the closure of children’s centres across the borough. Cuts to local voluntary organisations that provide essential services; indeed in this time of ‘austerity’, when people need advice more than ever, it seems a most inappropriate time to reduce funding.
Over recent times, voluntary and faith organisations have become complementary to statutory services and no longer carry the stigma that was prevalent before the welfare state was established. Thankfully today there is no shame in walking into a local advice centre for information about benefits or to access training. Sadly all is to change with the cuts to the very organisations which have assisted not only with advice on benefits but helped many people back into work.
While these pernicious cuts are inflicted by a government which seems to care little for those less fortunate, I note that the four MPs in Cheshire East not only receive substantial salaries for being an MP and claim additional expenses for travel and accommodation but also claim small amounts for newspapers and stationery.
I wonder whether we the taxpayer really should be expected to reimburse our MPs to post a letter or buy a newspaper when after all we are supposed to ‘be all in it together’. I don’t think so.
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