Campaign for an English Parliament
Here is a speech given by David Wildgoose on behalf of the C.E.P. to the English Democrats conference, i liked it so much I thought I would share it with you all.
George Robertson is not a stupid man. I think his finest moment came shortly after the 9/11 attacks on the United States. The USA spends as much money on its armed forces as the rest of the world put together. They had been attacked and they were ready, able and willing to lash out in response – up to and including the use of nuclear weapons. Needless to say, the world was holding its breath.
Enter George Robertson.
In theory, NATO was a mutual defence organisation set up primarily to counter the threat posed by the Warsaw Pact countries led by the USSR. In practise, the United States provides the bulk of its military capability and NATO membership also provides a convenient excuse for why so much of its military firepower is based abroad in member countries – something that historically would have been viewed as akin to a military occupation, (and for that matter, is still viewed in that manner by some).
That’s the theory. The reality of course, is the United States was and is pre-eminent, able to act without military constraint – and they had just been viciously attacked.
Enter George Robertson, NATO’s Secretary General.
By insisting on invoking NATO’s mutual defence clause that declared that an attack on one would be treated as an attack on all, he managed to give the United States pause and to ensure that a calmer and more considered collective response was the result.
So, given that George Robertson is clearly not a stupid man, what on Earth possessed him to make the ludicrous comment that “Devolution will kill Nationalism stone dead”?
After all, his fellow Scottish Labour MP Tam Dalyell famously described Devolution as “a motorway to Independence with no U-turns and no exits”. Moreover, Ron Davies, the architect of Welsh Devolution, said it “is a process and not an event” – that is, presumably, an ongoing transformation whose only clear end-point is Independence.
So how do we makes any kind of sense of the matter?
They knew what they were doing. It is clear they knew what they were doing, obvious to all and sundry. So perhaps a clever politician, concerned about what the History Books might write about him, decided to get his excuse in early? To suggest that his motives were never less than honourable and well-meaning?
Except of course, we English folk already know that with the exception of Tam Dalyell, all the Scottish Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs at that time were anything but honourable and well-meaning. After all, they signed a public oath in the so-called “Scottish Claim of Right”, declaring that they would put the interests of Scotland before all else. Not the UK, and certainly not England. Scotland alone. Scotland pre-eminent. And in this, they have indeed been true to their words.
Scotland’s MPs have long acted as a block vote. One example of this was when they ensured Speaker Martin was elected simply because he was Scottish – and openly boasted that that was what they were doing, even placing bets on it. And there are many more examples.
The current Liberal Democrat leader is famously European and most definitely not English. His predecessor, Menzies Campbell, was Scottish. His predecessor, Charles Kennedy, was Scottish. His predecessor, “Paddy” Ashdown, was Northern Irish. His predecessor, David Steel, was Scottish.
Let’s look at Labour. Labour’s last leader, Gordon Brown, was Scottish. His predecessor, Tony Blair, was Scottish. His predecessor, John Smith, was Scottish. His predecessor, Neil Kinnock, was Welsh.
Even the Tories exhibit the pattern. The current Tory leader is half-Scottish and has famously talked of how proud he is of the “Scottish blood in his veins” and how he intends to “stand up to the sour little Englanders”. His predecessor, Ian Duncan Smith, is Scottish. His predecessor, William Hague, is actually English. And when he became leader we saw the furious reaction that it was not appropriate for someone with a Yorkshire, that is, an English accent, to aspire to be Prime Minister.
Looking at that record, you wouldn’t believe that 85% of the UK population is English, would you? It does rather seem as if you can only succeed in politics if you aren’t English (and are preferably Scottish), or if you publicly disassociate yourself from the English – such as Jack Straw and his infamous comments that the English used their “propensity for violence to subjugate Ireland, Wales and Scotland”.
Some subjugation, eh?
Perhaps that is why Thatcher’s government was such a shock to them. For once, they weren’t in control. I watched an excellent new series on BBC4 recently, called “The Sound and the Fury”, about modern classical music. They had a female Scottish academic making some observations. Remember that this was a recent programme about modern classical music and yet there she was, having a rant about Margaret Thatcher, a completely unrelated subject and someone who hasn’t even been in power for over 22 years!
It is no secret that they were determined to ensure this could never happen again and so they decided to re-fashion the Union so as to guarantee Scottish dominance. A separate Scottish Parliament to look after Scotland’s interests whilst they worked to undermine England and English unity, beginning by breaking England up into competing artificial “regions”. It’s not for nothing that the former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy, (another Scot who signed the “Scottish Claim of Right”), when speaking at a conference in Scotland was applauded as he exulted that Devolution was intended to “call into question the idea of England itself”.
And as Andrew Neather’s boasts showed, and despite Labour’s protestations only this week, it was not accidental but rather a deliberate policy to flood England with immigrants, undercutting the wages of the working classes, taking their jobs, their housing, their hospital beds and their school places. When Mrs Duffy tried to take Gordon Brown to task over this matter he merely sneered that she was “a bigoted old woman”.
We know all this. Damning as it is, all these facts are a matter of public record. What is not a matter of public record though, are the British Cabinet discussions with regards to Devolution and its intentions. Only two such Cabinet discussions have been sealed and refused disclosure despite repeated Freedom of Information Requests. One is the discussion prior to our joining in the War on Iraq – something which has ongoing international sensitivities, and so is understandable. The other, is the Devolution discussions. So, given everything else we already know, that they have already admitted, just how explosive must they be for them to be so desperate to keep them under lock and key?
We already know that they didn’t have our best interests at heart. It seems pretty clear that our Scottish ruling classes intended to breakup and subjugate England within an unbalanced Union dominated by a united Scotland. In Gordon Brown’s memorable phrasing, to make us just “the regions of Britain”. However the desperation to keep the Cabinet Devolution Discussions hidden implies that it wasn’t just about ensuring Scottish dominance, it must also have been fired by deliberate anti-English malice.
Now we begin to understand George Robertson’s comment that “Devolution will kill Nationalism stone dead”. Nationalism in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has always been anti-English. They intended to kill this Nationalism by killing England.
What they didn’t count on was that England still has her own patriots. First of all, the cross-party Campaign for an English Parliament, founded in 1998 in direct opposition to their Devolution plans. And then in 2002, the English Democrats, determined to take the fight to the ballot box itself. Still the only major party campaigning for an English Parliament and seeking to defend England’s interests.
We are all standing up for England
Wirral Globe and poor editorial standards being brought to task
Trade unions launch campaign against Wirral by-election candidate (From Wirral Globe)
Re: Article Monday, 4th February 2013 by Stephanie Cureton “Trade unions launch campaign against Wirral by-election candidate”
This nakedly Labour Party partisan article falsely asserts that the English Democrats are:- “neither English nor democratic and they have a violent past. We believe they are openly racist and are against gay and lesbian people”… “If this candidate was elected, it would have a similar effect as Nick Griffin from the BNP being an MEP for the North West.” These comments are wildly inaccurate, untrue and libellous. Printing such a report without checking with us was grossly inappropriate.
The significance of this unjustified attack taking place in the midst of a by-election makes this matter one of importance.
I request the right of reply to these spurious allegations.
These allegations are put as a statement of fact not opinion (within the usual meaning given both by the law of defamation and of common sense). They thus clearly relate also to our candidate’s personal character or conduct. In the context of the article, its timing, and the absence of defamatory comments about any other candidates an inference can be drawn of the improper purpose of affecting the election of our candidate.
I respectfully suggest that you would be hard pressed to support any defence of reasonable belief in the truth of these statements. There is no sensible suggestion anywhere that we are a racist etc., nor indeed have you made any sufficient effort to find out what we do stand for. Indeed we have recently had a forced retraction of a lesser smear by the Sunday Times >>> http://www.pcc.org.uk/case/resolved.html?article=ODI1MA%3D%3D
Also insufficient effort was made to speak to anyone from the English Democrats about these allegations prior to making them.
Not only do Alex McFadden’s professional standards (if any) appear to be very sloppy, but also, I would respectfully submit, your reporting of them, or relying on such an obviously dubious and partisan source, breaches the Press Complaints Commission's Editor’s Code of Practice by failing to maintain the “highest professional standards”. The comments are frankly inaccurate and misleading and untruthful and thus contrary to section 1 of the PCC's Editors' Code.
Rather than accurately reporting you seem to have stooped to cloak with respectability smears and innuendo against the English Democrats and against our candidate, Mr Kenny.
It may also be that these smears derive from an anti-English discriminatory attitude either by you or Mr McFadden, who bears a Scottish or Irish surname. Such is contrary to section 12 of the PCC Editors' Code.
In the circumstances I wish formally, and on behalf of our candidate so smeared, and also of the English Democrats, to complain and to request the Right of Reply pursuant to section 2 of the PCC Editors' Code.
The English Democrats,
New Labour - Old Labour - True Labour
After 13 years of a “Wicked and Malicious” Labour Government (Hazel Blears 2010 Labour Conference) with Gordon Brown either as Chancellor or Prime Minister, in May 2010 we had unemployment at a 16year high. Despite all the billions of pounds of tax payers money being squandered on public sector non jobs, that we managed without for generations, never needed, are not wanted and now cannot afford, unemployment was higher in 2010 than when Labour came to power in 1997.
In May 2010 the nation’s debt was higher than at any time since the 2nd world war, Thank you Gordon for making more people unemployed, for getting the nation into billions of pounds worth of debt and for wasting billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money.
Thank you Gordon for all the sleaze and corruption, Elliot Morley, Jim Devine and David Chaytor were all accused of fiddling their expenses. Jacqui Smith, Margaret Moran and Hazel Blears were also implicated in expenses fiddling.
Over the Labour years Peter Mandelson, twice, David Blunkett, John Prescott, Peter Hain, Geoff Hoon, Steven Byers, Patricia Hewitt, Jacqui Smith, Michael Martin and Damien McBride all had to resign or retire in disgrace, after sleaze scandals.
Although there was never any court case, the Labour Government was also accused of altering the evidence of a dossier, to give the Labour Government an excuse to invade Iraq. The Labour party also changed the rules on tobacco advertising after a substantial donation from Bernie Ecclestone who wanting the rules on advertising in his favour. The Labour party is also alleged to have taken donations from rich business men in exchange for peerages.
Terrorist were allowed to preach on our streets without being arrested, to teach and train young British/Asian males to bomb innocent people on our streets, immigration was out of control, public services buckling under the strain, but when an elderly lady asks a question of Labour she is called a “bigot”.
Now you may being saying “Well that was under Gordon Brown, we now have Ed Milliband” but stop and think, Marxist educated millionaire Red Ed Miliband was a “Special Advisor” to Gordon Brown and came through the ranks, he was one of Chancellor Gordon Brown's confidants and Chairman of HM Treasury's Council of Economic Advisers.
As Prime Minister, Gordon Brown appointed Miliband as Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He was subsequently promoted to the new post of Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
In 2010 he was elected by the Unions to the position of Labour Party Leader and financially supported by the Socialist Workers and Communist Party back Len McCluskey of Unite the Union.
Voting for Red Ed will be voting to bring back 13 years of a “Wicked and Malicious” Labour party with more a union strangle hold on the country like the 1970s.
Vote English Democrats – You know it makes sense
English Democrats - Protecting our Communities - Protecting our Environment
Scotlands Right to choose.
Over the next few years Scotland will be going to the polls to decide if they want: -
1) Independence 2) More fiscal autonomy 3) To stay part of the United Kingdom
As a nation Scotland has a right to determin its own future whether that be part of the United Kingdom or not, it is for the people to decide. The English Democrats are very envious of Scotlands Parliament and the Democratic processes that allow them to choose their nations future. The English Democrats campaign for the very same rights, to have an English Parliament and the Democratic processes in place that will allow the people of England to decide both theirs and their nations future in a Democratic society
"There is an alternative to the costly HS2"
Despite widespread opposition from Conservative M.P.'s / Councillors & others, the Government is expected to give the go-ahead for a new £32billion high speed rail route
from London to Birmingham (and beyond) - HS2.
The recent report by Network Rail (N.R.) into alternative solutions to the construction of HS2 -including expanding capacity on existing lines, further electrification and
longer trains said "that patchwork upgrades to the existing rail network will not resolve the huge capacity challenges we face." This of course makes major assumptions
about a continued massive growth in long distance rail passenger travel, with construction of the proposed HS2 line taking 8 years (until 2026 to Birmingham & 2032 to
Manchester!). We are also told that "in just over a decade the West Coast Main Line ,Britain's busiest-will be full, with no more space to accommodate the predicted growth
in demand".Again based on major assumptions ,with I.T. development /Video-Conferencing deflating future growth?
What seems a glaring omission in all this HS2 hype is just where in these economically stretched times will the money to pay for this "white-elephant" project come from?
As journalist Christian Wolmar (RAIL magazine 661) says "concentrating on a desire to have a prestige line to match those in Europe" (HS2) "isn't what's required"
Also, with existing main rail routes between London ,the Midlands and the North crying out for infrastructure investment why build a totally new route across an unspoilt
landscape in an already grossly overcrowded country that England has become?
Their are already 4 existing main rail routes between London and the North (with 2 to Birmingham) so why do we need yet another?
We in the North West English Democrats feel that all this emphasis on developing further passenger capacity misses the point,as what our Country really urgently needs is
the means to expand our manufacturing exports , with grossly congested roads hampering growth. Only rail can provide the solution to allowing a re-balancing of our economy
to occur. Unfortunately, our politicians have a blind-spot regarding Rail-freight -hence HS2! Ironically, if they developed a new dedicated High Speed Rail-Freight Route to serve
the Midlands/the North and beyond using an expanded/upgraded line (Midland Main Line-orMML) most if not all long-distance Rail -Freight could be diverted off our existing
Main- Lines freeing-up paths for future passenger train growth -thereby destroying the case for HS2!
To quote Lindsay Durham, Freightliner Head of Rail Strategy on the House of Commons Transport Select Committee Report"Priorities for the investment for railways" RAIL
magazine638 Feb2010 - "Sometimes the importance of Rail- freight to the U.K. economy can be overlooked, as containers don't vote"
So what do we propose?
Instead of committing huge amounts of public money we don't possess on an environmentally disastrous prestige project,we would work with the Private Sector Rail- Freight
industry to develop a High Speed Rail-Freight Route to connect the existing HS1 line in London (recently passed for International Rail- Freight traffic) via a short spur line
into the MML. Northwards from here an expanded/upgraded i.e. electrified dedicated rail-freight route via Leicester/Nottingham/Derby/Sheffield & on to Manchester using a
re-opened Woodhead Tunnel. Further links using existing routes passed for larger containers from our major ports (Felixstowe/Southampton/London Gateway/Mersey etc.)
and the proposed East-West Link to the MML,would enable a large proportion of long-distance rail-freight to use the dedicated HSRFR.
By agreement between the HSRFR CONSORTIUM and Government owned NR a project could be financed by the Private Sector,NR only providing the routes trackage i.e.
at no cost to the Taxpayer (unlike HS2!).
The MML would be electrified earlier and again at no cost to the Taxpayer! At a later date it would provide the option of a Privatisation of the MML, meanwhile this HSRFR
would finally enable our neglected Rail-Freight Industry to thrive,allow our manufacturers to expand much needed exports and England's environment to greatly
As the (then) new Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said on his first day on the job June 2010- "We must learn to do things differently because the era of easy public money
is over" "we must sweat the assets much better than we have done to extract as much value as possible for the taxpayer and rail user","new and innovative ways of funding
would be needed because public money was going to be tight"
So why January 2012-HS2? and why not a privately funded High Speed Rail-Freight Route?
For further details check out our Greater Manchester link at the top of this page and select the council in you area.
Th e so-called Cuts ignore the vast cost of the EU and
Nothing short of criminal.
This is NOT racist, it’s Facts that you can easily verify!!
How angry do people have to get? - Read this and weep!
we’re "broke" & can't help: -
Our own Senior Citizens,
Our own deserving Troops,
And the Homeless
etc . . . etc . . . . etc. . .
In the last month alone we have provided aid to: -
Haiti - again!
Pakistan - again. . .
Our pensioners are living on a 'fixed income'
Receive no aid, or get any breaks, while our
government and religious organizations pour
Hundreds of Millions of ££££££'s
and Tons of Food
ALL too Foreign Countries!
We have thousands of adoptable children who are shoved aside
WHY . . . .
To make room for the adoption of foreign orphans!!!!!!!!!!!
Great Britain - a country where we have: -
Homeless without shelter,
Children and adults going to bed hungry,
Elderly going without 'needed' medication,
The mentally ill without treatment -etc,etc.
They are requesting donations for the people of Pakistan . . .
A country that trains British Muslim extremists
how to BOMB & KILL us!!!!
A country that ploughs millions into its nuclear programme!!!
A country with hundreds of millionaires who do sod all
for THEIR own countrymen!
The same country that has passed laws so these
rich people don't pay ANY taxes!!!
The same country where most of the aid sent
DOES NOT reach the ones in need!!!
....and we have - Yet AGAIN. .
TV stations that are spouting WE are letting these people down!!!
Whilst OUR ships and OUR planes
(laughably some are Military ones)
All lined up to fly and crammed full with:
Our food. .
Our Bottled Water!!! . .
Our New Tents. .
Our New Clothes . . .
Our New Bedding . . .
OUR NHS Doctors & Nurses
and OUR medical supplies. .
Whilst UK cancer patients are denied life saving drugs!!!
And some of our OWN - from children to pensioners -
go to bed hungry!!!
Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US'
the same support they give to other countries.
Sad isn't it?
English Democrats - "Putting England First!"