OPINION: Why It’s Vital To Bin Labour Councils
While heading to local hustings when standing as a candidate during GE2017 last year I tripped on a really rough pothole and fell over. Symbolic perhaps as I was standing for UKIP in a Labour stronghold – Brent. It would have been funny afterwards if I hadn’t hurt my leg and been at a road crossing. Luckily the traffic had stopped and didn’t move off til they saw I was ok! I guess I can laugh about it now. But sadly the pothole is STILL there even though I complained and sent photos etc.(Some chalk marks appeared round it after but they disappeared in the rain). I then sat through a grilling at the hustings with a lovely swollen and bloodied knee! That’ll teach me for standing against Labour! But it does highlight the many problems in Brent with poor maintenance of our roads and buildings. The council tax in Brent goes up every year, what on earth do they spend it on??
My opponent on the Labour front was well known, an imposing character who would have been intimidating had she bothered to turn up for all of the hustings – and hadn’t spent quite a lot of time on the stage arguing one on one with the Tory candidate sitting next to her in front of the audience (more than once). I soon began to realise I was irrelevant to her as were most of the other candidates – she was only interested in baiting the Tory. Such was her confidence in winning the seat, despite her past record on expenses claims for personal use…. It was my first time standing and I was interested to hear from the other candidates that they were surprised she had even turned up! She made it to the podium OK on election night though to make her acceptance speech..
Which brings me to wonder why so many people vote Labour so blindly? They are no longer the party of the working class, the underprivileged, the poor, the needy, the vulnerable, and certainly not the champion of the underdog. The party of Clem Attlee and Aneurin Bevan is long gone and forgotten. Labour is now the party of virtue signalling, political correctness, cultural Marxism, hatred of all things British, opponents of patriotism, and home to all kinds of bigots including anti-Semites. They no longer represent us, the British workers, the backbone of the country, we are merely the Taxpayers who provide a never-ending supply of money for them to waste on more and more ‘worthy’ causes and ‘issues’.
Brent Council, dominated and led by Labour for many years, do not have a good reputation. I have written to them and phoned them many times regarding issues in the ward I live in over a long, long time, and on only one issue did anyone make an attempt to help. They are building all over Brent, especially Wembley, and the only time I enquired as to what they were building I received a curt email telling me it was too late to object (I hadn’t even tried to object!). Same with recycling bins – when I asked AGAIN if they were going to empty our recycling bins, and suggested I should put the rubbish in the normal bins to stop it flying around, I received another curt email, (followed up by a leaflet) telling me that recycling is a very serious issue and I must get on board with it! How about they do? Like many boroughs in London, Brent is going downhill with regards to hygiene, upkeep and general maintenance. I guess they need the money (our money) for other more important worthy issues.
So this election, I urge you to vote UKIP, and if you haven’t got a UKIP candidate where you are, just do what you have to so as to rid us of Labour in our councils once and for all. Then perhaps they will get the message that we are tired of political correctness and the wasting of our hard earned money. I am reminded of this every morning as I step over the pothole at the crossing to the station, on my way to earn a living so I can pay my council tax and bills. I suggest you do the same, look around you and see what your council has NOT been doing during the last few years. Then let’s send Labour a clear message, that we understand that we, the taxpayers, are not important to them, and we are sending back our reply at the ballot box.