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.