Confusion over second referendum calls

Dear Sir,

So Remainers want a second referendum.  To enable me to make a meaningful decision could they please explain exactly what I would be voting for if I decided to remain in the EU.

Would I be voting for new countries like Albania and Turkey to be included or for a European police force and army?  Would I be voting for further dictatorial central control or giving countries the ability to take unilateral decisions like Germany inviting 1 million immigrants to settle in the EU?

All I do know is that back in 1975 the British people voted to join a trading group and what we have ended up with is the undemocratic super state of Europe.  If we fail to leave the EU now I dread to think what the future will hold as it will be completely out of our control.

Yours faithfully,

David Ramsbotham

Eastern Daily Press – Published 17 August 2018

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Letter To EDP

Sir,

Old Cromer Road, Holt.

For weeks now we have suffered the inconvenience of the Old Cromer Road being dug up just weeks after it was resurfaced.

To add insult to injury last Saturday the workmen arrived and worked 3 hours from 7.30 to 10.30am no doubt a prescribed time to qualify for enhanced weekend working. It was very hot on Saturday.

Today, weekday standard time, no one has arrived.

Too hot to work? Forget the residents who just want the work completed.

I blame management who should be overseeing the contract.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Baker,

Treasurer UK I P North Norfolk Constituency.

Letter to EDP – PFI

Sir,

Why use PFI’s in the first place, EDP 6th July.
Cast your mind back to a Labour chancellor, Gordon Brown, who was in a muddle with our country’s finances.
The EU had a rule that no country should run a deficit greater than 3% of GDP.
The only way to continue spending was to devise the PFI, private finance initiative.
So the blame for these extremely expensive mistakes lay firmly at the door of the EU, and a spendthrift chancellor.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Baker,
Treasurer UK I P North Norfolk Constituency.

Get tougher on thieves

Sir,

Secretary avoids prison … EDP July 4th.

Trust is one of the bedrocks of a decent, civilised, society. Thieving undermines this trust and should be dealt with accordingly.
Whether it be a large sum or petty shoplifting it all undermines trust.
Those in positions of authority who steal from charities are near the bottom of the pile.
What use is a sentence of 8 months in prison SUSPENDED for 2 years.
Wake up ‘law and order’ and smell the coffee.

Michael Baker,
Treasurer UKIP North Norfolk Constituency.

Eastern Daily Press – Published 10th July 2018

What don’t you get about vote?

Dear Sir,

I note that the deluge of anti-brexit letters continues. What exactly is it about democracy that Remainers do not understand? It was a clear victory for Leavers on both the current “first past the post” system and on the proportional representation basis favoured by many especially LibDem supporters. Are they just bad losers or is it their aim to destroy our respect for the democratic process for ever?

Yours faithfully,
David Ramsbotham

Eastern Daily Press – Published 5 July 2018

Why we still need UKIP

Sir,

I am regularly being asked the question, “is there any point in UKIP now?”
The short answer is, of course there is, but this needs to expanded upon.
Firstly although a majority voted to quit the EU in a referendum around 2 years ago we are still far from achieving the will of the people. UKIP needs to be around to keep the message current and promote any issues as they arise.
Secondly when we have finally withdrawn completely from the grips of the EU the country needs to look at its own internal politics. The Green Party are a sideline group, the LibDems have more or less imploded and Labour has moved so far to the left as to become, nationally, unelectable. The Conservatives live to support big business and the hugely wealthy. For the rest of the working population and the retired any crumbs that fall to them are as a result of conservative policies designed for the super rich. We need a party who is willing to look after the working population who create the current wealth and the retired population who have created the carried forward wealth.

We need to ditch some of the more ridiculous policies , for instance the idea of a legally binding 0.7% of GDP being given in foreign aid. It often goes no further than the government to whom it is given and often to those who are already wealthy countries. In its place, and as we will then be able to make our own decisions as to whom we trade with, we would introduce trade deals where the aid would go in fair prices to the farmers and manufacturers in third world countries. In this way the help would go directly to those people who would benefit and need the support.
Yes there is an on-going need for UKIP and particularly with the current intransigence of the Government’s Brexit negotiating team.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Baker,

Treasurer UKIP North Norfolk Constituency,
Church Farm,
West Beckham.

Eastern Daily Press – Published 12 June 2018