Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Red Friday (Copied from an email received)

I'm Scottish so would probably change some of the words in this but the sentiment is right.

Last week I was in West London attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen. Moving through the terminal was a group of soldiers in their uniforms, as they began heading to their gate everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering. When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red blooded Briton who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families. Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work, and enjoy our home without fear or reprisal.

Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male soldiers. He knelt down and said 'hi,' the little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her. The young soldier didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy. Suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek. The mother of the little girl, who said her daughters name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Corporal and had been in Afghanistan for 5 months now. As the mum was explaining how much her daughter, Courtney, missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up. When this temporarily single mum was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second. Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it. After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her, 'I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.' He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a Kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying 'Your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.' The mum at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet he saluted Courtney and her mum. I was standing no more than 6 feet away as this entire event unfolded. As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of moment turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.

We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it's good to be an Englishman. * RED FRIDAYS* Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason?

Englishmen and women who support our troops used to be called the 'silent majority'. We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for Country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions. Many English people, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of Britain supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that every Briton who supports our men and women afar will wear something red. By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make Great Britain on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football team If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family, It will not be long before Britain is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once 'silent' majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on. The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make things better for you?' is...'We need your support and your prayers'... Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear something red every Friday. *

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

G20 Immigration and the opportunity.

It is generally accepted that the current global economic crises can only be solved by action from the leading nations of the World. The United Kingdom is considered to be one of those nations. Its time we acted as a global player rather than being limited by the narrow minded Europhiles.

The growth in the world is going to come from the USA, the developing countries of South America and Asia (especially India and China.)

As a nation we have historic links with many countries in these developing regions and we should use these links to develop trade and friendship between our nations. The Commonwealth is a superb conduit to trading with the world and we should first apologise to the Commonwealth for neglecting our responsibility to it and then contribute to its development.

Tying ourselves to the old world of Europe does not make sense. We should continue to trade with Europe and enjoy the diversity of the countries and the history but we should not submit to their alien will and style of government.

We have a huge talent pool of British Indians, British Chinese and British Africans who could lead the way in opening up markets for our companies. This is one advantage of the controlled immigration of the past.

Let me be clear...immigration is currently out of control and we have to get it under control before it affects internal relations and destroys our public services by putting unplanned strain upon them. However, we must also accept that immigration on the whole has been good for our country and could offer us some huge advantages when dealing with the new world.

So UKIP wants to limit our relationship with the old mainly white Europeans and deepen our relationships with Asian countries, India and China. Surprised!!

UKIP also wants to save Italian, French and Spanish national differences so we can enjoy those differences. Do we really want to live in a one size fits all culture?

That isn't racist..that isn't little is a more international approach than any of the other parties will give you.

I was pleasantly surprised when I met the membership of UKIP at the annual conference last year. You will not find a political party with greater love not only of their own country but of traveling and building relationships with other countries of the world. The experience killed off any nagging worries about UKIPs image that I may have had and I am now proud to stand fully behind their/our banner.

Vote UKIP on UK IndePendence Day on June 4th. Lets take Britain forward to fulfil our potential in the World.