A hard-worker

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

RE: Let­ter: Tories need to lis­ten, 17 May

Hope­fully you may have caught the Labour can­di­date’s talk on BBC Ra­dio Cam­bridgeshire. Fo­cus­ing on most of your above is­sues and the hard work, com­mu­nity build­ing, fund-rais­ing and project de­vel­op­ment that the Labour can­di­date has been get­ting on with – cov­er­ing most is­sues you have raised above. If not – go and have a lis­ten.

Times are hard – crime will in­crease as poverty lev­els rise, a good coun­cil­lor who is open about is­sues, for­ward think­ing and re­spon­sive is ex­actly what our area and the city coun­cil needs in its cham­bers.

NICLAB1 doubt that na­tional poli­cies in­flu­ence them. Peach may not be able to take us out of Europe and halt im­mi­gra­tion, but the more the Tories na­tion­ally refuse to do so then the less votes they’ll get lo­cally. Libs and Labour like to say it’s all about “lo­cal pol­i­tics” but it ain’t.

But let’s talk na­tional. Be­fore the last Gen­eral Elec­tion, our MP made some good sounds about con­trol­ling im­mi­gra­tion etc but Peter­bor­ough is still swamped. He’s al­ready got him­self sacked from his min­is­te­rial post so he has noth­ing to lose by stand­ing up in Par­lia­ment and say­ing “we want no more im­mi­grants in Peter­bor­ough”. But will he? No of course not, that might up­set the poor old Lib­er­als.

PETERBOROLAD peace with our con­ti­nen­tal friends.

Fis­cally, the EU has been suc­cess­ful for Bri­tain; don’t for­get that the Com­mon­wealth would have started to look else­where for trad­ing part­ners what­ever we did. The dis­as­ter was sign­ing the Lisbon treaty. We should have kept our EU mem­ber­ship on a busi­ness level, and not let it af­fect our sovereignty, or borders.

The same think­ing that signed up to Lisbon, also hailed mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism. Im­mi­gra­tion is nor­mally ben­e­fi­cial to so­ci­ety, but the in­flux has to be mea­sured, and the res­i­dent cul­ture must pre­vail. We must now act strong, but rea­son­ably: 1. Nul­lify our Lisbon agree­ment, and set our own ground rules on im­mi­gra­tion and ben­e­fits. 2. Ad­vise that our EU in­volve­ment is fis­cal only. 3. Re­verse Mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism. No more in­cen­tives by mul­ti­lin­gual gov­ern­ment doc­u­ments (wel­come peo­ple, but make sure they adapt to Bri­tish ways) 4. Re­ject the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion for Hu­man Rights (in its cur­rent abused form), and en­force the laws of the land.

Over­all we must cre­ate a cul­ture of self re­spon­si­bil­ity, with de­ter­rents for peo­ple who neg­a­tively im­pact oth­ers.

THROAT-WAR­BLER MAN­GROVE

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