Crunch Day For The Dale Farm Travellers

Monday will be ‘crunch’ day for the illegal Irish travellers living at Dale Farm in Basildon. I have no doubt this evening will see a whole host of news people gathering at the site, waiting for the moment when the bailiffs from Basildon Council arrive with the eviction order.

Original Irish Travellers

Once the car carrying the men is spotted, all news crews will work themselves up into a frenzy and the ‘flash bulbs’ will be popping like crazy. The members of the bleeding hearts brigade will begin their chants of “Fascists” and “Racist” at the tops of their collective voices, not that the whole episode has anything to do with them. They just like an opportunity to shout insults at government and council workers going about their lawful duty, and of course, get their pictures in the papers.

Traveller? Try towing that place behind your truck!

This whole scenario is about a group of some 400 travellers who have taken over a piece of land that does not belong to them, and although they call themselves ‘travellers’, many have lived there for 10 years. The local council has been trying to evict them for a long time, but to no avail. Now it’s ‘crunch time’.

Ethnic Cleansing?

In my opinion, they are a blot on the landscape, because they seem to think they can pull over anywhere and set up home, and don’t give a damn about who owns the land. None of them pay taxes like normal people, because they are travellers, they seem to think they are exempt. Mostly, they survive by doing odd jobs in the neighbourhoods where they settle, but many still claim benefits!  With some groups, the crime rate suddenly goes up when they move in. For those who doubt the crime aspect, one of the leaders, Richard Sheridan, has twice been convicted of smuggling cigarettes and evading £9 million in customs duty.

 

Care For The Environment? Traveller Rubbish Tip

As for the environment, forget it! They seem to think they can turn any piece of land they take for their own into a rubbish tip, and when its full to overflowing, move on.

Yes You Will!

These people have tried every legal loophole against their eviction, at tax payers expense I might add, and it has all been for nothing, as each successive hearing has upheld the order. One woman is still hoping for a breakthrough using a medical problem as an excuse. They have also tried the ‘education of our children’ excuse because some 107 are enrolled at the local primary school. The school authorities say that most of them don’t turn up for school anyway. It is no wonder the majority of travellers are illiterate!

The council have ‘bent over backwards’ to solve the problem with these people, even offering them houses near the children’s school, all to no avail.

Expensive Homes In Ireland?

Nope! I think the eviction should go ahead, and they should be told politely to ‘sling their collective hook’ as it were. If they wish to settle down like normal folk, then let them live by normal standards and pay taxes like the rest of us!  Investigations have uncovered the fact that some of these people actually own large houses in Ireland. So the question is, why are they squatting illegally in England?

These people should be made aware that the ‘age of the traveller’ is long gone, and while a nomadic lifestyle may sound ‘idyllic’, it is these days anything but! Settle down people, pay taxes, and give your children the chance of a proper education. Your time is over! 

Roy.

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