Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ollie Batts questions unemployed

A few years ago I worked part time in a Job Club, supposedly helping theunemployed get back into work.We helped them with their CV's, and with letter writing, in the hope of themsecuring interviews.It's amazing how many of them would talk freely about their 'entitlements'.When I asked them why they thought they were entitled to receive a wage fordoing nothing, and contributing nothing to society, some would say, "Well,my Grandfather worked all his life!"When I would sometimes point out a job and say, 'You could do that!', they'dlook at the wage and say, "Yes, but they are only paying £220 a week, and Ieffectively already 'earn' £180 a week anyway, when I take everything intoconsideration. So I'd only be working for £1 an hour. And then I'd be taxedon that as well, so it would not be worth getting out of bed for."So I'm afraid that's the mentality we've allowed 'these people' to grow upwith. "My Dad never had to work, so why should I?"I'd impose a law that says, 'You don't get anything, for doing nothing'. By which I mean, sweep the roadsides and pick up rubbish in the streets. Or do any kind of work that you are able to do in order to receive money from thestate. And that would apply to everyone, unless they were in a vegetative condition, or similar. If that work was felt to be too demeaning, then workhard and get a better job. There should be no such thing as a free lunch.Feel free to put that on your blog.Ollie

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Booze Britain

You will find below an article by Parliamentary candidate Gordon Henderson about his concern with regard to Alcohol Abuse, I would like to make a few points
When the supermarkets first started selling alcohol, I was concerned that this would snowball to a point where every possible outlet would be selling the product. A friend of mine who was an MP at the time said the reason for the Supermarkets were selling alcohol was because of public demand, I fervently disagreed. My argument was the Supermarkets artificially create the demand by clever marketing on both points I have been proved right. The start of the alcohol fuelled loutish and criminal behaviour was initially the easily availability of alcohol and the lack of supervision of outlets by both Police and Council. Maybe we should take a step backwards and revisit the 1950’s/60’s where alcohol was supervised more strictly i.e. only Pubs, Clubs, restaurants and Off-licences were allowed sell alcohol. So instead of Supermarkets being allowed to sell alcohol of the shelf giving young people the idea that buying Whiskey, Wine etc is no different then buying bread or milk, why not insist that any outlet selling alcohol have a separate shop, with separate staff, till etc i.e. a proper Off license with anyone under the age of 18 not allowed in. This way the premises can monitored any infringement this would be soon be noticed by the Police and relative authority, those premises that cannot house a separate Off License facility would have their license withdrawn. Make it a criminal Offence to drink alcohol in a Public Place i.e. walking along the pavement drinking cans of beer, give stiffer penalties to those licensees who sell to the under age and punish under age drinkers by imposing a curfew for certain period.
Pubs and Clubs come under a lot of stick for the problem of our drink culture but the vast majority of young drinkers can not afford Pub and Club prices so they get tanked up on cheap booze from the supermarkets before they go out but it is not the supermarkets who get the blame or have to deal with these drunken louts

Martin Clarke East Street Sittingbourne

Date: 18th February 2008
Release date: Immediate
Subject: Time to make licensing laws work.

LOCAL Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Gordon Henderson, expressed his concern about official figures which have revealed not only a growing number of under-age drinkers are being admitted to hospital, but also that the laws against under-age drinking are not being properly enforced.

This disturbing news coincides with the report from Crime Concern which has found that “drinking to get drunk is starting younger with serious consequences to health and crime”. Almost four in ten young people now start drinking at the age of 13, and half of their parents turning a blind eye.

· Figures – unearthed by the Conservatives in Parliament – reveal that under-age children who break the law by buying alcohol illegally are not being held to account. Fewer than a hundred individuals a year are punished for trying to buy alcohol illegally.

· What is more, a growing number of children are now being hospitalised after being admitted to A&E due to alcohol misuse, with 596 incidents across the South East Coast Strategic Health Authority last year. Across the country as a whole, there has been an increase of 40 per cent since 2000.

Mr Henderson said:
‘Under-age drinking harms young people and fuels youth crime and anti-social behaviour. Labour Ministers talk endlessly about cracking down on alcohol-related violence, but these new figures show just how difficult the task is.

‘The biggest problem is that because of changes in the licensing laws, introduced by the current Government, there is no one agency with a clear responsibility for tackling under aged drinking.

‘Swale Borough Council is responsible for issuing licences to sell alcohol, which they can refuse to renew if a licence is abused, however, the borough council is not responsible for monitoring the sale of alcohol to under aged drinkers. It is Kent County Council’s Trading Standards Department that undertakes spot checks to see if off licences are selling to anyone under 18.

‘Add to this mix the police, who are the only body with the power to arrest people breaking the law, but who are not responsible for issuing or monitoring licences, and you have a recipe for confusion. It is hardly surprising that in Kent between 2004 and 2006 only one youngster was prosecuted for purchasing alcohol illegally and not one single caution was issued!

‘It’s time to make licensing laws work properly. I think the Government should change the law to make a single body responsible for issuing licences, monitoring licences and liaising with the police to prosecute those who abuse licences.

‘We also need greater social responsibility, and an end to some parents turning a blind eye to their children’s drinking and I am pleased that increasing social responsibility is at the heart of David Cameron’s plans to make Britain safer and stronger.’

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The British Solution to Save Petrol

Another little Ditti sent to me. Do Iagree with the sentiment what do you think?

The British Solution to Save Petrol

Gordon Brown wants us to cut the amount of petrol we use...

The best way to stop using so much petrol is to deport 3 million illegal immigrants!

That would be 3 million less people using our petrol. The price of petrol would come down...

Bring our troops home from Iraq to guard the Channel...

When they catch an illegal immigrant crossing the Channel, hand him a canteen, rifle and some ammo and ship him to Iraq ...

Tell him if he wants to come to Britain then he must serve a tour in the military...

Give him a soldier's pay while he's there and tax him on it...

After his tour, he will be allowed to become a citizen since he defended this country...

He will also be registered to be taxed and be a legal resident...

This option will probably deter illegal immigration and provide a solution for the troops in Iraq and the aliens trying to make a better life for themselves…

If they refuse to serve, ship them to Iraq anyway, without the canteen, rifle or ammo...

Problem solved...

If you think this is a good solution to both the problems, forward it to your friends.

I just did...

Sent from Yahoo! - a smarter

Monday, February 11, 2008


England Needs A Leader Like This!

Prime Minister John Howard of AUSTRALIA

- Australia Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote: ' IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.' ' This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom' ' We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!' ' Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.' ' We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us' ' This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ' THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.' ' If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.' Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves, Brits will find the backbone to start speaking and voicing the same truths. If you agree please SEND THIS ON

WHy Why Why

Why, Why, Why
Do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are going dead?
Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough money?Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?
How does penetrating oil stay in the can?
Why do they use sterilised needles for death by lethal injection?Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
Why is it that no matter what colour bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialised?
Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?
How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologises for doing so, why do we say, 'It's all right?' Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, 'That hurt, you stupid idiot?'
Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?And my FAVORITE......The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you!! I've done my job and sent this email to you, now it's up to you to send it on!!!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Australian Birds

This email which came from Australia was sent to me by a friend. How True it is

Haven't heard it put this way before, but it's a great analogy.
I bought a bird feeder.
I hung it on my back patio and filled it with seed.
What a beauty of a bird feeder it is as I filled it lovingly with seed.
Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.
But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.
Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table...everywhere! Then some of the birds turned mean.
They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket.
And other birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn't even sit in my own back garden anymore.
So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone.
I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio. Soon, the back yard was like it used to be ..... quiet, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.
Now let's see..... our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.
Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands.
Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child's 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English. Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to 'press one' to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than the Southern Cross are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.
Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.
If you agree, pass it on; if not, continue cleaning up the poop!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

6 Million on state handouts

It was reported that 6 million people in GB rely on “State Handouts” a lot of these are lazy and refuse to work but I would suggest that there are many who do it purely for financial reasons i.e. An unskilled man with children receives more money on the dole then he does working, he may want work but can not afford to. Off course I do not agree with this situation and we need to have a radical change but how we can when we still import cheap labour, how long will it be that all unskilled and semi skilled British Workers are no longer needed in GB, these jobs will be taken by CHEAP foreign Labour. So with in 10 years 50% of the indigenous British population will never work and will be supported by the state from cradle to grave. Who pays for this? the immigrant labour may pay tax but because they on a low wage that will be very little and what they do pay will spent on the burden they put on the state by using things as the National Health and claiming benefits like child benefit, so it will be the those British Subjects who are working or have businesses who will have pay through massive Tax increases. The blame for this lies in the hands of the Labour government so hopefully when Conservative Government is elected things will change BUT will it? The main reason we have so many Immigrants in GB is because this Labour Government collapsed to an edict from the European Union can a Conservative Government change this EU this rule and others and if they can’t will they leave the EU to save the Indigenous British Population from a foreign dictatorship? Can Mr Cammeron answer this question?

One cannot blame just government for our problems businesses and employers must shoulder some of the blame, talking to some friends of mine who are in business, they maintain that businesses and shareholders are only interested in Profit, making money nothing else matters, if that means sacking every British worker and employing Immigrant workers so be it. Where is the ethics and morality in that? Surely one of the reasons anyone goes into business is to help others and not profit from the misery of others may be an old fashioned Christian virtue but one I feel we need to return to.

Martin Clarke East Street Sittingbourne

The Flag an E Book from Local man

6 The Crescent
ME12 3BQ

Date: 6th February 2008
Release date: Immediate
Subject: Local man publishes E-book

LOCAL man, Gordon Henderson, has published a book with a difference; not for him the traditional printed paper with a hard back cover, instead Gordon has released his latest novel, The Flag, as an electronic book, which can be played on the CD-Rom of any home computer, or, laptop.

The Flag is a raunchy, political thriller set on Sheppey in the year 2020. England is no more; it has been subsumed into a United States of Europe and is now known as Mercia, a region governed by the extreme left-wing European Republican Party.

As the screw turns, the ERP set about systematically dismantling a thousand years of English heritage and tradition. Led by the sadistic Inquisitor General, James Sterling, the Department of Directive Enforcement wages a war of terror that has wiped out all opposition, except the English Liberation Army.

But Gordon warns that people who buy the book, thinking that it is a dry political read, might be shocked to find that some of the passages are pretty steamy!

Gordon said:
‘I have put a warning on the inside cover of the CD because I wanted readers to know in advance that it contains some strong language and material of a sexually explicit nature. Some of the extracts would certainly not be suitable for publishing in our local family newspaper!

‘But I decided to retain those sections because they are highly relevant in the context of the story, which is partly about morality and corruption in its various forms,

Gordon went on to explain that he decided to publish the E-book as an experiment, but that he still wants to publish the novel in traditional form for those people who do not have access to a computer.

‘More and more people are reading national newspapers on-line; rather than buy the old newsprint versions. If that is happening with newspapers then I suspect that fewer and fewer people are picking up a book to read, because they are too pre-occupied with their computers.

‘This is an experiment to see if I am right. I hope that by publishing The Flag as an E-book it might encourage those people to buy the CD, stick it into their laptops and read it that way.

‘Of course, not everybody has access to a computer and many people, including me, simply love the feel of a real book in their hands, so I am busy looking for a publisher to print the novel in the traditional form.’

The Flag, which is currently published only in Microsoft Word format, can be ordered by sending an email to Price £10 (including UK postage and packaging).

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Tax Collectors to snoop on homes

Tax collectors to snoop on Swale homes?

LOCAL Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Gordon Henderson, has said that he is “outraged” at news of a secret deal between the taxman and estate agents. It has been revealed that detailed information on 9 out of 10 house sales and rentals in Swale is being collected and logged in a ‘Big Brother’ database to prepare for council revaluation tax hikes.

· Estate agents and tax men plunder your data: Unsuspecting homeowners across Swale are putting their property on the market for sale or rental, without realising that the tax collectors will use it to plan for new council tax hikes. HM Revenue & Customs, which recently lost millions of personal tax and benefit records, is systematically raiding estate agency records to build up a property database for its council tax inspectors. Internet property company Rightmove Plc holds 16 million property records, with millions of individual entries being updated every month.

· Big Brother database invades privacy: People selling their home are not informed that property details given to their local estate agent, which are then passed to Rightmove Plc, are in turn passed on to the Government’s tax inspectors. Local estate agents in Swale have been kept in the dark about Rightmove’s actions.

· Details on people’s homes: The personal property data being passed to the taxmen include internal and external photographs of the home, the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, conservatories, parking spaces homes have and particulars such as area, layout, style, features and other ‘value significant’ features. The Government claims that the Data Protection Act does not apply to information about people’s houses. HMRC’s council tax inspectors will instruct local councils to increase the council tax on these homes.

Mr Henderson said:
‘I am outraged at this abuse of official powers. We know that tax officers have recklessly lost the tax records of millions of law-abiding citizens, now the very same people are disregarding data protection rules to build up a chilling database of every home in the country.

‘Residents across Swale will be alarmed that the Government has entered a secret deal with Rightmove Plc to use information about house sales and rentals passed to it in good faith by local estate agents, without public consent and without the knowledge of those agents.

‘Gordon Brown must cancel this deal immediately, but, if he doesn’t, then a future Conservative Government will stop this data plundering of people’s private homes, end Brown’s stealth tax revaluation and abolish state inspectors’ rights of entry into our homes.’