Tuesday, 7 March 2017
The EU referendum result was a big thumbs down to those who have taken the British voter for granted for far too long. The political class (the 2% led by failed ex-Prime Ministers such as Major, Blair and Cameron, and funded by big business in the form of the CBI) called it incorrectly and the people spoke!
There were many valid reasons on both sides why people voted the way they did – immigration, the cost of living and concerns over workers’ rights being just a few. While some have refused to accept the democratic will of the majority most have sensibly decided to accept the result – to try to make it work, even if they did not vote for Brexit.
We seek a Brexit Britain that rejects both the dog-eat-dog uncaring Thatcherite right and the wild-eyed hard Left. Both are based upon textbook crank theories that ignore the real needs of ordinary people. Needs such as job security, fair wages, just prices, affordable rents and mortgages, freedom from crime and the fear of crime, and the right to free speech without loss of livelihood or (at worst) imprisonment.
Current politicians condemn “Populists” yet governments since the mid-1960s have been pushing an extreme agenda that breaks down communities, leads to loss of national identity and takes away personal and national independence.
How can this be reversed? We need to give people back their pride. Give them a stake in society, through co-operative ownership in business, worker participation with the managers of industry, and rewards for loyalty. It means policies to help people to buy locally from small business, to stop monopolies and the clone town mentality where all high streets are increasingly the same.
We need to conserve what matters to people, be it our local pub, our hospital, our school or our corner shop. Our heritage is under threat – be it the green belt or historic buildings from the bulldozers of the greedy developer. Once destroyed it can never return. The so-called “Conservative” Party fails to conserve anything except the wealth of its backers.
That also applies to identity. The hostility towards traditional values by the elite has lead to society breaking down, social order being unsettled and the formerly abnormal becoming the norm in the mass media. The fear of being condemned as prejudiced meant a decline in our traditional way of life.
We have an exciting vision for Populist Brexit, a people’s Brexit that works for you, not big business, not bureaucrats and certainly not the politicians!
How WE would implement Brexit. A 15 point plan….
1) Trade deals only with nations with a national average wage that matches our own. UK goods cannot compete with those made by people in sweatshops on poverty wages.
2) No trade deals that include powers for corporations to sue our governments in secret tribunals (the proposed TTIP deal).
3) No immigration from nations with a national average wage that does not match our own. Did you know that a Dentist in Romania’s average monthly income equals $488 but in the UK it is $3016! This is why we must implement a policy that protects our workers… no open borders or wage suppression….immigrant figures should never exceed emigrants.
4) A ban on future overseas takeover bids upon UK companies and a higher business tax for overseas owned corporations than our own companies. Let them pay for the right to operate here so our home-grown business can compete.
5) Outsourcing to be punished with tax penalties when businesses employ people overseas to carry out work that could be done here (example: call centres)
6) An automation tax that is designed to ensure that businesses that sack workers and replace them with machines pay far higher tax than those who employ people..
7) Scrap the EU-created Value Added Tax (VAT), and replace it with a tax on any imported goods (from countries not matching our national average wage) which we could make ourselves. There would be no tax therefore on products such as tea, bananas etc.
8) A tax on money transfer so that a % of the money destined to be spent in foreign High Streets is kept here and used to support our industry.
9) Incorporation of EU laws on parental leave, worker protection, safety and environmental standards into UK law.
10) All job vacancies to be in English and only advertised in this country.
11) Investment in our manufacturing, fishing and farming industry, apprenticeships. Replace student loans for vital subjects (engineering, science, health etc) with grants.
12) Return our utilities (water, gas, electricity, nuclear etc) back to public ownership instead of foreign ownership, so energy prices can be controlled.
13) A Bill of Rights, Responsibilities and Duties to replace EU Human Rights legislation..
14) Introduction of Swiss-Style Direct Democracy (a regular Referendum on local and national issues chosen by ordinary people).
15) A clampdown down on tax evasion by big business, and on welfare fraud.