Thursday, 21 March 2013

Date to Stop Salmond's Nonsense - 18 September 2014

Mike Scott-Hayward, Chairman of UKIP Scotland, has welcomed the announcement of a date for the referendum on what he calls Alex Salmond's motion to break up the UK, saying that it is time to put a stop to that nonsense.

"We now have a date for the day on which the SNP want to break up the UK, and to cede Scotland to Brussels. The date set, the 18th September, is the day on which Scotland will decide whether or not to give way to the separatists.

"UKIP will work to keep Britain United - we are better together and I can reveal that I have indicated our support to the Better Together campaign - in fact, I'd like Alastair Darling, who is heading it up, to address a UKIP gathering next month.

"It is important that we keep the United Kingdom and UKIP agrees that much with the parties in the Scottish Parliament who want that. As things are going, we are often ahead of the Lib Dems now, we may soon see UKIP sitting in that parliament. So it is time for Better Together to accept our support, though we do want more for the UK than they do - as we want sovereignty for the UK, freedom from Brussels. But fighting together for the integrity of the Uk will now come first; in the longer term we will get the chance to address the other big question - the EU.

"In the meantime, UKIP repeats its support of Better Together. We are gaining in influence and it would be best for us all that we are seen standing with Better Together - we will be."

Good news, but for too many?

I give a cautious welcome to the Chancellor's Help to Buy scheme.  
This is really good news for our younger people in particular, to get into the all important housing market. It is a good use of British taxpayers' money - helping our young to get a well founded start.

But I do have a concern. With UKIP, such a scheme would be for British subjects and not generally for EU citizens who are not British.  

The government must clarify this,  as UKIP thinks the intention may fall foul of EU law - as so much does and will do, until we get out of the EU.

So, George, what is the test and how does this sit with EU law and rules? Could any EU citizen apply?

Saturday, 9 March 2013

The SNP - they smack more and more of a directed state - diktat by document. 

Not only do the SNP not wish real independence for the state, the UK or Scotland, seeking  submission to the bureaucracy of the EU, their vision is also not about independence for the invidual.

 Three words -control, control, control.