Smoking bans KILL busineses-FACT!
So, we had the media furore up at Newark last week, where only the most optimistic would think that good friend Roger Helmer had any chance of overturning the Tories 16,000 majority. Interesting that the Tories, considering the Newark seat was bombproof, fielded another "cardboard cutout", an unknown to sit at the right hand of Camoron and nod in the appropriate places - God help us!
Roger Helmer & Nigel Farage laughing at the battalions
of Tories called in to campaignHowever, it is more interesting to note that Camoron metaphorically 'shat his panties' when finally realising the growing force that UKIP truly is and went so far as to order all his troops (including Cabinet Ministers) to get off their well paid backsides and canvass support. No doubt he suddenly realised that he was up against a formidable opponent who, for many years, was actually a staunch Tory! That UKIP's footsoldiers were contronted by Camorons 'crack troops' speaks volumes of the progress made by UKIP & the wealth of belief in UKIP that is spreading around the country!
The bare result is simple to digest:
1...Robert Jenrick (Con) 17,431 (45.03%, -8.82%)
2...Roger Helmer (UKIP) 10,028 (25.91%, +22.09%)
3...Michael Payne (Lab) 6,842 (17.68%, -4.65%)
4...Paul Baggaley (Ind) 1,891 (4.89%)
5...David Kirwan (Green) 1,057 (2.73%)
6...David Watts (LD) 1,004 (2.59%, -17.41%)
7...Nick The Flying Brick (Loony) 168 (0.43%)
The immediate and laughable thing to note here is that the LibDems managed to lose to the Greens and an Independent, only comprehensively rousting Nick the Flying Brick from the Monster Raving Loony party! Bye bye all Cleggerons, you are now totally finished I'm delighted to say, so you can take all your pro-europe fantasies with you and hope Brussels will find a miniscule role for you. (Have they got enough sweeping brushes over there?)
The second thing to note is that the Tories, although holding this massively safe seat, saw their dominance slaughtered (yet again) as they saw their share of the vote diminish by 8.82% as the UKIP surge carried on from the EU elections. UKIP increased their share of the vote by a massive 22.09%-reducing the Tory majority from 16,000 --> 7,000. Camoron has plenty to be worried about, we know it, he knows it.
Lots of pictures-not exactly "Plain" are they!Did anyone notice that 'call me dave' omitted the Plain Packaging codswallop from the Queens speech yesterday? Yes? No? Do you think that this pathetic nannyist health lobby coward has now finally cottoned onto what the health lobby are up to? Do you think that he is now fully aware of the truth of the disaster that was the Australian 'health nutters' ideals of Plain Packaging as they now seek to reverse it. Certainly, as reported in earlier blogs, the N.Zealand government have aborted the idea for they know that $millions will be lost in legal battles over something that simply isn't worth the investment. You see folks, they still don't get it (or maybe they are slowly starting to understand?), that it is a persons freedom of choice as to whether they smoke or not, not the states.
OK, so some people object to the smell of tobacco smoke, that is their right, but this is exactly the reason why pubs should have been given the choice, given the option of a smoking room if they wanted. No one would force a non smoker or a smoker hater into that smoking room and food wouldn't have been served in it but Blairs so called intellectual ministers, ably backed by that cretin Donaldson having a 'hissy fit', couldn't be bothered to look after the people via variations of a smoking ban and simply went the whole hog-I'll bet even the WHO could believe their luck! Anyone noticed how one of the major pubcos has now welcomed vapers (e-cigs) into their universe with open arms? They want their customers BACK.
The way forward is indeed crystal clear as UKIP gain more & more ground on the "BIG2". UKIP ARE the third party in British politics and WILL have seats in Westminster at the next election-of that fact you can be sure (anyone want to offer me 100/1 UKIP winning at least 1 seat?).
UKIP (Hull) celebrate their breakthrough!The way forward is absolutely crystal clear, it's called COMMON SENSE, and there is only one party talking such at this present time. Labour strongholds are not impervious to the rise of UKIP either so next years elections are going to be mighty interesting. One thing is for sure - the ilLiberal unDemocrats are finished, but they never had any COMMON SENSE in the first place! The rise in UKIPs fortunes will continue for they ARE the only party that talk to the people and listen to the people-it's not rocket science is it! UKIP are grass roots, not toffee nosed university toffs born & bred to live a life in the public trough. The people have had enough of the toffs and the so called Nu-Labour traitors that now care nothing for the working classes.
The way forward is indeed crystal clear-UKIP, onward & upward!