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Received this by email - sums up UK today really -
Subject: Fw: A LETTER THAT EVERYONE SHOULD READ
To David Cameron (Prime Minister) & Ed Milliband (Leader of the Opposition)
You BOTH worry me! (In fact both of your Political parties worry me!!!)
Over the last three years, I find myself becoming more and more fearful of the pair of you, and between you, you are turning this country into a place that I no longer feel at home in, or feel a part of! I watch you in parliament, and no, not just the two of you, but every politician that I see, stand up in parliament sneering at each other, and acting like children (and if you were my children, I would be ashamed of you all). What an example to set!
Although you would like us all to believe that you are putting the needs of this country at the forefront, NEITHER of you are doing that, you seem more interested in "one-upmanship ", in scoring off each other, & denigrating each other, to the detriment of this country & its people!!! It seems to be all about YOU as individuals, and not about what you can DO for this country! It is fast becoming a place that I do not recognize, as the place I always thought, was the best place in the world to be!!!
But no longer!!! You are not listening to the people of this country!!! And here in Great Britain, your counterparts are afflicted with the same disease - is it endemic in all politicians?
I am watching the deterioration of living standards in this country, (and according to you, on a world stage we are doing better than most countries ... REALLY???)... And yet the gap is widening between the "haves" and the "have-nots”. I see our homeless on the streets, our hospitals under-funded and understaffed, our health system is an absolute mess and a disgrace ... And yet I see multi-millions of dollars being sent off shore, in aid to other countries, before attending to this country's needs!
I see the "selling off of water rights to foreign interests, WHY...? Especially when you go to great lengths to tell us that water is a finite resource, & supposedly, we must ALL be careful with how we use it, so that we ensure we have it for the future?
A Carbon Tax,( which you KNOW is just another tax ) which will make NO appreciable difference, to carbon emissions, AT ALL!
A tax, which in spite of all your arguments FOR it, you are doing alone, when other major countries will NOT & DO NOT embrace it, or believe in it ! All that it will do for this country is put working families and small businesses behind the eight ball, what planet are you on, if you think that your few hundred pounds a year, will make even a scrap of difference to the effect of the carbon tax on people? Anyone can see the holes in that argument!!! Do you really think we are that dumb???
Let's talk about Multiculturalism - People have been coming here from other countries, for a better life, for more years than I have been alive (I am 72 years old!)...... Pre & Post war immigrants came for a better life, and settled in and became wonderful contributors to this country, all have contributed to the rich diversity of this country, and some descendants have even fought FOR this country, and they have become U.K. citizens and were glad to be and they had NO handouts from our Government either, ...they worked hard for everything!
I have never before had a problem with all, or any, race of immigrants coming here... However, I DO NOW!!!
Please tell me why we have areas in towns and on large estates all over the country, where police do NOT, & will NOT go, for fear of their life? Please tell me why we can no longer have religion in schools, for fear of "OFFENDING" someone? (The latest little gem is that they are not having, or being funded, for "chaplains” any more, but "Counsellors "?) Please tell me why religious Christmas observances are no longer allowed in some schools for fear of OFFENDING someone? Please tell me HOW Christmas decorations in some stores might OFFEND someone? Please tell me why we have to have segregated days in some swimming centres, for fear of "OFFENDING" someone? Please tell me why we have some RADICAL clerics demanding Sharia Law in this country ... when if we were in THEIR country, this would NEVER be allowed? Please tell me why our laws need to be changed, so as not to OFFEND someone? Please tell me why we are fast becoming a MINORITY voice, in our own country, because of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS? Please tell me WHY Britains cannot legally wear a face covering bike helmet into a bank and yet it is OK to wear a Burqa which covers the whole face? And please tell me WHY, when those people who want asylum here, can wreck our detention centres, and STILL be accepted here?
What does that say, about just who and what are this government's priorities?
The British people that I speak to have genuine concerns about becoming a second class minority in our own country, and the reasons for it, are some of the above. Are you so blind that you cannot see this?
And no, I am NOT racist! (if I did not like Catholics or Protestants would I be considered racist ?) Of course not!
Why is it that if we object to what is happening in our country ... we are immediately labelled RACIST, in an attempt to shut us up?
We are fighting Radical Muslims, in Afghanistan & Iraq, are we not? I hear you say, yes but the Muslims we have here are "Not like that” Well how would we know? ...do we hear ANY of them coming out & speaking AGAINST radicals?? I haven't - have you???
Islam is not compatible with ANY of the values that we hold here in Britain! .....Are not the experiences of France and the Netherlands an example of that? Why do you think it would be any different here? We even have a British born "radical ", whose message is that Britain WILL become a Muslim country, under Sharia Law, & that we had "better get used to it ".
Will both of you start sticking up for this country and its people???
We are the people who put you where you are, and PAY you to look after our interests! ... And you are NOT doing that, by any stretch of the imagination!!!
I would appreciate an answer, from both of you, if only to convince me that once again, I am not talking to a brick wall!!!!!
In case it has escaped both of you ...I would like to remind you that, in the U.K. Government ... is FOR THE PEOPLE, OF THE PEOPLE, & BY THE PEOPLE. Never forget that......because you sure have up till now!!! Let us get this out to all – please keep forwarding and if you have people in the press or if you know Politicians – let them know we are dis-satisfied with their behaviour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Only three people should ever read this: David Cameron, Ed Milliband and the psychiatrist. Spamalot.
"FOR THE PEOPLE, OF THE PEOPLE, & BY THE PEOPLE"
That part's for USA not UK .... isn't it?
Versions of this have been around for some time. I think that it may have started in Australia.
What a right load of bilge.
fourm member - the version I found was dated 2011 and came from perhaps even earlier.
There are hundreds of these nonsensical chain letters circulating on the internet, they have been doing so for years!
I find it hard to believe that somebody who is a member of a PC advice forum such as this, is unaware of these letters! It's really not necessary to keep rehashing and passing on this nonsense.
Perhaps you were just having an off day?
Perhaps you were just having an off day?
No, I fervently subscribe to every word in it.
Could it be that many members of a PC advice forum are unaware that our country (along with others) is in the mess it is in?
It may be another version of a previous letter (not a chain letter as there is no "chain") but it raises many valid discussion points.
I fell asleep before I reached the end. Was it something important?
"it raises many valid discussion points."
Only insofar as it raises the question as to whether such claptrap has any place in this forum.
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