I am a member of UKIP.
It is important that the people have a say in the legislation that is implemented. Through our MPs we do have a say, but this could be extended through more referenda. Certain legislation could be subject to public votes before becoming law. Parliament and the Government would decide which legislation would be subject to the ballot box.
Currently, the vast majority of money (about 97%) is created by commercial banks through the process of them making loans. Only about 20% of this lending goes into the real (productive) economy. The rest goes into financial services and existing real estate.
The power to create money should be transferred from commercial banks to the Bank of England. With this system of money creation most new money would enter the economy through public spending, which is directed towards the real economy ie products or services such as infrastructure or the NHS, and people who will spend money into the real economy – soldiers, public servants, veterans, retirees, NHS workers etc.
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The primary issue of social justice facing us today is that of child sexual abuse. This is an horrific and wholly unacceptable crime, which is unfortunately not being tackled with the vigour that it warrants. There are allegations that people in positions of authority who are involved with the practise are thwarting attempts to address the issue. This potential must be taken into account in any investigation in order to protect it from the influence of powerful child abusers.
The postulated threat of major anthropologically driven climate change is an issue which pulls attention away from provable environmental challenges, such as over-usage of pesticides, dangers of GMOs and pollution of the oceans. There is still much debate and scientific exploration to be carried out with regard to the climate patterns of this planet, and it is not in our interest to allow the UN sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to have the last word on the reality of the very complex and not fully understood mechanisms that dictate these patterns.
The Global Climate Models were never designed to be used to seriously predict the future climate, and have not been through the testing and validation procedures that would normally be imposed on models that are being used to direct real policies. They have been off on all their predictions since they started making predictions nearly 30 years ago.
Immigration should be controlled. A nation state maintains its sense of sovereignty through controlled immigration.
Intead of promoting mass immigration, we would do well to examine why so many people wish to abandon their home countries for a foreign land. For example, the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy has resulted in several African countries having their indigenous fishermen pushed out of the market by industrial European fishing fleets and this may have been the seed from which grew the massive exodus that now affects Africa. Another factor may be to do with what is known from a leaked 2016 UK Department for International Development document that admitted that foreign aid funds are ending up in the hands of terrorists.
On the subject of funding terrorists, that is what we have been doing in Syria under the banner of supporting the moderate rebels/activists. The rebels are not moderate, or at least most are not. These groups, predominantly Jaish al Islam and Jabhat al Nusra, hold extremist ideologies. Jaish al Islam has been found to have used chemical weapons and made use of human shields, as well as running ‘repentance prisons’. Jabhat al Nusra is the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda. The White Helmets have also received significant support from the British taxpayer and have been operating exclusively alongside these extremist groups.
We should be ensuring we are not destabilising countries through our foreign policy. Support and confrontation should be primarily through diplomatic means. Money should be given only where specifically necessary and its use must be tracked closely and the results reported publicly. Military confrontation should only ever be embarked upon with a comprehensive plan, and Parliament must be given a binding vote on whether or not to engage our troops.
I support withdrawal from the EU for the reason that the level of democracy we have achieved has taken centuries to evolve to the stage we are at now; it is a step backwards to devolve so much decision-making power to the power-hungry and undemocratic EU.
National sovereignty is a valuable right that the EU seeks to undermine through its own ambition for ever greater control. No matter what the Eurocrats claim, national sovereignty can not co-exist with the EU super-state that is being created before our eyes. The EU is a modern empire that will ultimately fall.
The idea of a central decision making force for Europe is not fundamentally flawed, but if it is ever to succeed it must be done with the right motives, ie a desire for cooperation and democracy, underpinned by mutual respect by all parties for their respective methods of governance.