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Scottish MP Condemns UK Immigration Policy

Posted in Benefits, Britain, Christianity, Conservative Party, David Cameron, England, Immigrants, Immigration, UK with tags , , , , on 19/05/2013 by floroy1942

I found it quite discomforting to read today that a Scottish External Affairs minister Humza Yousaf, has severely criticized the current UK government policy on reducing the flow of immigrants by saying it is damaging the Scottish economy. At first my hackles rose and I thought: Who the hell does he think he is? I read on and realized he is just misguided.

Humza Yousaf

Humza Yousaf

Mr. Yousaf says that Scotland needs skilled workers, and curbing the flood of immigrants coming into the United Kingdom every month is damaging that. There are several things Mr, Yousaf has not taken into consideration.

Firstly, if Scotland needs skilled workers why do they not recruit them from the hundreds of thousands currently living off the tax payer in England. Surely an advertising campaign inviting these people to apply for jobs in Scotland should attract them, and believe me, the Scots are more than welcome to them.

Secondly, what Mr, Yousaf does not take into account is that most of the immigrants, mainly Muslim, are nothing more than layabouts who are quite happy to live off the state and do nothing for it. But there again, take them all Mr, Yousaf and you are welcome to them. Maybe you can get them to work for a living.

Thirdly, what he seems to forget is that practically all the immigrants coming into the country live in England, for I believe very few move north of the border. Maybe its just because they don’t want to live in Scotland. Perhaps that is also the reason why so many Scots have moved south over the decades. London, Manchester, Leeds and towns like Bradford seem to attract these people like flies because they find entire boroughs of their own kind. In Tower Hamlets London for example, you probably won’t find an English face anywhere.

Granted, many Eastern European workers do come here to find jobs and most are successful, so if there is a skills shortage in Scotland start campaigning to get some of them to move North Mr. Yousaf! As for the rest, most are here merely to sponge off the state, but you are welcome to them too.

Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds You

Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds You

There is a fine line to be drawn between honest individuals who come here to find work because they cannot in their homeland, and the millions of hangers-on who come here merely for the perks and the free room and board, but either way you are welcome to them Mr, Yousaf. I am sure the Scottish people would be more than glad to care for them. Neither the British government or the people are stopping them from moving north if they so desire.

Patrick Harvie, who is co-convener for the Scottish Green Party, said in an interview that: “attitudes to immigration differed in Scotland, as well as economic needs north and south of the border”. Well Mr Harvey, you are probably right but that is because the Scottish tax payer doesn’t have to support them. He also said: “I’ve canvassed in Scotland and I’ve canvassed with my colleagues in the Green Party in England, and it’s very clear to me that there is a degree of hostility which exists in some parts of England towards immigration and immigrants which doesn’t exist here, or not nearly to the same degree”. He continued: “We have not had the experience of people coming in in large numbers simply to take advantage of the benefits system, and if we did see that in Scotland I think public opinion would change radically”. You bet your ass it would!

UK Asylum Applications 1979-2009.
Guess When Tony Blair Came To Power!

If Scotland had been deluged in immigrants like England has ever since the traitor Tony Blair came to power, they would be thinking the same as we are. I am sure the Scottish people would not wish to see the fabric of their nation torn apart from the inside, our traditions, beliefs and laws spat upon by Muslim radicals who even spit at the corpses of our dead troops being paraded through the streets of Wootton Basset.

By all means take them all Mr, Yousaf for we will be glad to see the back of them. If I had my way, every one of them that is not self-supporting would be rounded up and shipped over the border to you. Then we’ll see how much damage is done to the Scottish economy!

On Scottish Independence

Posted in Britain, David Cameron, England, Government, Parliament, UK with tags , , , , , , on 12/01/2012 by floroy1942

Recently the headlines have been full of the spat between members of the Scottish  Nationalist Party (SNP) and David Cameron the British Prime Minister, which once again has given some publicity to the SNP’s push for Scottish independence from the rest of the United Kingdom. The big question is though; do the Scots really want independence from the rest of Britain?

Alex Salmond – A Man With A Mission?

If you believe Alex Salmond the leader of the SNP, then the answer will be a resounding yes in favour, however, if you look at the result of polls taken among Scottish people then the answer is definitely no! According to a recent poll 54% definitely wanted to stay in the Union while only 29% (mostly under 30’s) wanted full independence for Scotland. I guess the remaining 25% are still trying to decide.

But still Mr. Salmond is going ahead with his referendum, and still he hopes to lead ‘his’ country to independence by ‘hook or by crook’. He even wants the referendum be held on or near the 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn on the 24 June 2014 which was a significant Scottish victory in the Wars of Scottish Independence. If ever a day was to inspire Scottish patriotism that would be it, and he obviously hoped it would be enough to swing the vote his way.

N.S. Oil Production is Falling

Independence for Scotland would be fraught with peril, for the country does not have any real industry that can fully support the economy, and that is an important factor. Alex Salmond always used to quote the North Sea oil and gas fields as the main money-maker for Scotland, but they are close to drying up, and will be producing only a third of their peak 1999 production by 2020, and certainly will not sustain the Scottish economy for very long.

Not Enough To Sustain the Economy

The country has always been famous for its fine whiskey, but again, this industry, while well established and an obvious survivor, is nowhere near large enough to prop up the economy. Shipbuilding used to be the major Scottish industry with the shipyards on the Clyde, but the deadly strikes of the fifties were enough to practically kill off the entire industry in the whole of Great Britain. So to be honest, I cannot see how Mr. Salmond hopes to finance his independence in the short or long term.

Ever since the last election he has been beating his gums about leaving the Union even though he must have known from poll results that he was preaching to a minority of Scottish people. I have always had the impression that Alex Salmond is a man with an axe to grind who is determined to tear Scotland away from the rest of Britain no matter what anyone says, including his fellow countrymen!

The Voice Of Reason

In his outburst yesterday he accused David Cameron of ‘dictating conditions’ governing the timing and content of the referendum. It seems to this observer that what the Prime Minister is worried about is the legality of Salmond’s referendum plans. Cameron has never said he is against it, he just wants it to be held in an impartial way and in accordance with the law. In my view he is quite correct when he says that any referendum held for independence in any one of the  four nations that make up the United Kingdom affects the remaining members, and therefore, each must ensure it is correctly done. The British Prime Minister also believes that the referendum should have one basic question put to the Scottish voters: Do you wish for full independence for Scotland – yes or no? Salmond on the other hand is clouding the issue with other questions like: Do you wish to see further devolution? David Cameron has stated that the referendum should be held in 2013 and if Salmond is not willing to do it, he will do it himself.

Scottish Pride

Why for example does Salmond insist that the referendum is held in 2014? Because this is the year of the 700th Bannockburn celebrations, and when Scotland hosts the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup, all events that will give a tremendous boost to Scottish pride. He wants to tag on this future defining referendum during these celebrations as an afterthought? Come on Salmond! – Do you think the Scottish people are stupid and can’t see through your little charade? In a year when Scotland is centre-stage and Scottish pride at its maximum, he hopes that will be enough to swing the much needed votes his way from people who are on a ‘patriotic high’, and may not fully realise the implications of their actions.

If you put all the cards on the table there is not a hope in hell that Scotland can survive on its own economically, which means in effect the country will always be dependent on the rest of the UK. However, if the Scottish people do vote for full independence then they should have to manage on their own without being ‘propped up’ by money from English, Welsh and Northern Irish taxpayers. Fair is fair, you cannot ‘have your cake and eat it too’ as we all know.

Johann Lamont – Plain Speaking

Today (12/1) Salmond is being accused of sleight-of-hand even by members of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. Labour SMP Johann Lamont accused Salmond of dictating terms to Holyrood and refusing to allow full government cross-party talks on the subject. Salmond also wants 16 and 17 year-olds to be allowed to vote in the referendum for he knows most of the backing for independence comes from the young Scots today.

I have always believed that Alex Salmond is doing this for Alex Salmond, not for Scotland or any other noble purpose. I think he means to go down in history as the man who brought Scotland ‘out from under England’s shadow’ single-handed, and of course he would not really want the job of Scotland’s first President, but would feel bound to accept it if it were ‘forced ‘ on him by a grateful party. Poppycock Salmond!

The Scottish Government

So you see, if the Scottish people can see through Alex Salmond’s con job in the Scottish Parliament, the whole episode will be a non-event and with luck Salmond’s political career will be over. On the other hand, should he be successful in bamboozling the Scottish voters into voting yes it will be a disastrous day for Scotland, and a sad loss for the rest of the British Isles. I hope common sense prevails.

Roy.

The Lockerbie Bomber

Posted in Al Quada, Arab, Britain, England, Insanity, Insurgents, MP's, Muslim, Religion, Terrorism, UK, USA with tags , , , on 20/08/2009 by floroy1942

It would seem the Scottish Authorities have taken leave of their collective senses. They have announced that the man responsible for killing 270 people aboard Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21st 1988, was released today and flown back to Libya. The release has caused deep resentment in America, home to 130 of the dead passengers.

Despite all the pleas from relatives of the dead, and the American Government, the Scottish Authorities ears were closed to all but those of the defendant. It is said he is dying from prostate cancer and was therefore released from prison on compassionate grounds.

It begs the question; Where was his compassion when he placed the bomb on the aircraft, knowing it would kill all on board? It was shown during the trial that the bomb had been set to explode somewhere over the Atlantic, in which case the aircraft, and it’s passengers, may never have been found. Only a defective timer forestalled the hideous plan and the plane crashed into the Scottish village of Lockerbie four days before Christmas.

It was also shown that many passengers were ejected from the aircraft by the blast at 33,000ft, and many suffered during the fall before they died from cold and lack of oxygen at altitude before hitting the ground. This was proved by the fact that bodies were found over a huge area before the impact site.

So, after such a heinous crime, why does the Law have to show compassion? Should it? I think not!

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was sentenced to 25 years in prison for personally placing the bomb on the Pan Am aircraft in Malta. While in prison he developed prostate cancer, and because of this has been released.

His crime will be remembered as one of the worst single acts of mass murder in history. The fact that he was released on compassionate grounds because of his illness will go down as one of the great miscarriages of justice.

How can the legal system hope to redress the ever-growing crime rate when criminals from all walks of life can be treated with such ‘Compassion”? Recently Ronald Biggs, the Great Train Robber was also released due to illness.

We have become too soft on criminality and all it will do is increase the crime rate. I have long been in favour of bringing back the death penalty for certain crimes like terrorism and premeditated murder where there is no doubt as to the perpetrator.

For the moment al-Megrahi, Biggs and their ilk, should die in prison, and then be buried in unmarked graves.

May Heaven forgive us our timidity.

Roy.

Postscript:

The utter stupidity of Governments and the Law has once again been demonstrated to the world with the arrival of al-Megrahi in Libya.

Righteous indignation has poured forth from the Halls of Westminster and the seat of the Scottish Administration, Holyrood. What did these idiots expect?

Perhaps they thought al-Megrahi would secretly be taken off the plane to a prison to serve the rest of his sentence. How naive can you be! As thousands marched through the streets of Tripoli at the head of the procession, tempers flew in political circles.

He was celebrated as a returning war hero instead of the perpetrator of one of the most heinous crimes in history. To make matters worse, al-Megrahi has never uttered a single word of contrition for his act of mass-murder! Thats what you get for misguided compassion, or to put it in it’s real context; Sheer Stupidity!!!

As citizens, surely we have the right to expect our government, or administration, to govern in the best interests of the people? Forget it!

The situation surrounding this man proves once again that Justice is dead, along with so many human values like morality and understanding.


May God help us all!

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