Saturday, 20 February 2016

It's time to take control of Bermondsey again!

With today's announcement that the EU Referendum will be held on Thursday 23rd June 2016, how should the people of Bermondsey and the rest of Britain cast their votes?

Well, no one can say it better than our Europeans friends:

A parasi!

Now is our chance to regain Britain's sovereignty and make our country truly democratic and great again.  It's time to ensure that our laws are decided by the people we choose to serve us in the UK Parliament, not the Eurocrats on the Brussels gravy train. 

Ignore David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn and and the Establishment elite: Vote Leave!

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Have EU been had? Why it's time to Vote Leave.

It's the sort of song Stanley Holloway would have sung while jumping jauntily down a Victorian East End terraced street festooned with cheery cockney types, cheering old Stanley on his way : 'Have you eva' been 'ad?  'Ave you 'eva been 'ad?  Tell me, David, 'ave you 'eva been 'ad?'.  Worryingly for David Cameron, Bermondsey working class people are singing a blunt refrain: "You've been well and truly had, Dave my son!" - and that should worry our Prime minister very much indeed.

The campaign to leave the European Union started the moment Mr Cameron launched today his renegotiation deal in the House of Commons.  But is remaining in the EU good for Britain or bad for Bermondsey?  There's a feeling that Britain has 'been had' by unelected Eurocrats offering us a sop to convince us to stay.  The truth is that Cameron's renegotiation deal is not worth the paper it is written on: it fails to address why Britain is ruled from Brussels and does nothing to give back control of our economy and our democracy to the UK Government - in the words of MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, it's 'pretty thin gruel'.

Over the coming months we will reveal why Bermondsey men and women should vote en masse to leave the EU.  The uber-liberal elite will be out in force, desperately trying to shame us into hiding what we really think and feel about the EU.  We'll be described as prejudiced and antediluvian.  But, working people do not need to be cowed anymore, for we know that leaving the monster that is the EU is about much more than immigration.  Bob Crow, former left-wing leader of the RMT union, and the former Labour Cabinet minister Tony Benn knew exactly how the EU hurts hardest Britain's working class people, and weren't afraid to say so - neither should we be. 

We must tell of our love of Europe and Europeans, as well as sharing our loathing of the European Union.  Time's up at the EU bar.  Cameron, Corbyn and the rest think EU've been had - show them they're wrong and join the campaign to Vote Leave.
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Thursday, 28 January 2016

A Bunch of ********

As the Prime Minister is the latest in a long line of people to be taken to task by the uber-liberal elite over his choice of words, it's sad to see the faux moral outrage being whipped up by many within the new Labour Party.  What a shame that this manufactured nonsense is consistently applied but only to those they oppose.  Thought control and language censorship are so 1984, Jeremy.

Much has been written and said about the PM's use of the  phrase 'a bunch of migrants'.  But, do you remember when shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell demonstrated in parliament his love and admiration for the mass murderer Chairman Mao?  Cue outrage?  You must be joking!  Nothing but silence from Jezza, Yvette and the obsequiously loyal Andy Burnham.  Where was the chorus of calls to recant then? 

 What a right bunch of Charlies!


Friday, 7 August 2015

Could it be a case of 'three strikes and you're out' for the railunions, as they risk losing Bermondsey goodwill?

Let's be frank about this: yesterday's 24-hour Tube strike, the second this year, was selfish and stupid. Selfish because we Londoners have once again been forced to make unreasonable adjustments to work and family life, so that a handful of union firebrands can upgrade their summer holiday destination from Ramsgate to Rio. And, stupid because their actions risk losing the masses of goodwill built up steadily over a decade by the late Bob Crow, the respected anti-EU leader of the RMT union. Carry on with this stupidity and they'll damage workers' rights in Britain for good.

Bob would have known when to stop. Bob would been able to read the signs: deepest recession in history; UK average wage of £26,000; and a public sector pay freeze - Bob would have accepted Transport for London's more than generous pay and conditions deal and made a run for it to Copacabana Beach. As it is, many Londoners, including Bermondsey folk bruised by yesterday's me-first shenanigans, are sick to the back teeth of the unrealistic demands of Aslef, the RMT and their pals, who seek to feather their own nests at the expense of the rest of us. 

Annual 2% pay rise? A £2,000 bonus for working on the new Night Tube? A 36-hour working week and 43 days annual paid holiday? "Sorry, mate - that ain't enough for us! We want pay increases in line with rising house prices!" Long live the revolution...

The truth is, Bermondsey suffered yesterday. Its main transport arteries around Jamaica Road and Southwark Park Road were bumper-to-bumper with traffic, causing untold hassle and problems for thousands. Queues and waiting times in shops were painfully long, as staff left early to avoid a nightmare journey home.

And, parents were forced to leave work earlier than usual to collect their children from childcare and after-school clubs. Any thanks from the unions for any of that? You must be joking! Not even a copper coin to compensate the estimated £300million cost to the economy.

With over 50% of the public supporting the Government's new laws on strike action, it's clear that something must be done. But what?

Mayor of London Boris Johnson needs to meet the unions to repeat the deal already on the table, and refuse their demands for more cash. He should begin making firm plans to introduce automated drivers on certain lines, sending out a clear message to the unions. Strike laws must be tightened further, preventing workers in key services, such as transport, from striking at all.  And, Tube drivers should spare a thought for the unseen and unheard London bus drivers who get by on a starting salary half that of these long-suffering button pushers.

Bringing the world's greatest Underground network and Europe's cultural and financial hub to a grinding halt, is not acceptable in the 21st century. It's not British and it certainly isn't Bermondsey. One more strike and they could lose our support forever.