This month’s blog from YBF activist, Edward Sumner
Trust is already badly damaged in British Politics, if not non-existent. EU Migration is yet another example of a breach of trust, David Cameron has mislead the public again and again when he says he will control it, like he did in 2010, like he’ll do over and over again in the run up to the election. In the Conservative Party manifesto, David Cameron stated that he would cut net immigration into the UK to ‘tens of thousands. Government figures shown that net migration isn’t going down, it is continuing to grow rapidly with no clear way of bringing it under control.
His current proposals don’t seem to add up, according to EU law there is a requirement for non-discrimination, so how does David Cameron plan to get around treating UK nationals and non-UK nationals differently? For this new system to work whilst we remain members of the EU, there would have to be radical change to the fundamentals of our in work benefit system, something which would take years. This will not happen, the Conservatives have had over 4 years to control immigration, but it just hasn’t worked. Some tinkering may be possible, but nothing substantial, but he will present this as a victory, even though for the British public it will be a loss, as it will be their public services put under more pressure.
Then for him to say ‘We should distrust those who sell the snake oil of simple solutions,’ a few months back is hypocritical from the man who thinks simple benefit changes will solve all immigration problems. It quite simply won’t solve the problem, he knows himself that these things he promises breach EU law and won’t control immigration. He gives simple solutions every year on immigration but they all fail, immigration has risen year upon year, so talk about simple solutions is laughable and just not achievable.
Where have the sound Conservatives in the Conservative Party gone? If they’re still there then why are they being left to rot on the backbenches, when the real threat of UKIP came about I was half expecting Cameron to take the EU on with immigration and then maybe even start to govern like a Conservative, unfortunately he has been too weak and too timid, whether that was due to the coalition we’ll never know. What I do know is UKIP will have my vote in this general election. I know what I’m getting when I vote UKIP, I’m getting sound economic policies with the right view on social issues. After these last 5 years, besides a long term economic plan what are you getting when you vote Conservative? No one seems to know, until people do know I can’t see another Conservative majority.