I agree with Harry Mirfield [letters 12 January] that on paper the EU is for the most part constituted in such a way to follow a democratic process.
In practice however there is no will for this to happen and the sheer weight of paper results in most of the laws, rules and regulations being passed “on the nod”.
More importantly it should be noted that the EU is controlled by the Commissioners who are appointed by the member states and it is they who instigate most of the legislation. The ordinary people have no direct power to remove these individuals.
I note from the EDP [12 January] that Norman Lamb in supporting Sadiq Khan’s views on the European Union is, regardless of the will of his constituents and the people of Britain, still trying to frustrate the Brexit process. Perhaps Mr Lamb could please explain what exactly it is about democracy, freedom and the right to control our own destiny, as fought for by our forefathers in two world wars, which he appears not to understand.
UKIP Norfolk Hustings A report for branches in Norfolk
Firstly, a massive thanks to those who attended. BBC reckons we had in excess of 100, but I think it was roughly 80 we had in the room. This tallies with other hustings that have been held up and down the country.
We had most of the candidates there or being represented, Ben Walker pulled out last moment due to unforeseen circumstances, John Rees Evans was represented by Neville Watson, and Henry Bolton by David Allen.
It was a lively evening, we got as many questions in as possible but due to the sheer amount of candidates on stage, (8 in total), there were time constraints for answering questions.
The hustings were I think a success and this is down not only to hard work from myself but also the professional chairing by Michael Baker, who I thank for biting the bullet on this one!
Now, the important bit. We had a donations bucket at the bottom of the room and all in all garnered donations totalling £98.20. This will be divided equally between the branches.
I think in UKIP every penny helps, so if you were at the hustings and ‘chipped in’, then I thank you sincerely.
1 attack per day on Norfolk police officers, EDP Saturday 5th August, is 1 too many. 1 attack a year is 1 too many.
Our society is based upon law and order. We employ a police force to maintain law and order. Any attack on the police is an attack on our society and should be treated mercilessly. Unless we wish to descend into anarchy draconian measures need to be taken.
This has been going on for years. Posters defaced with swastikas, removed or painted over, I have been called out by the police to replace a poster that was racially defaced which was on private land next to a primary school.
Because I had a Ukip poster in my car, human excrement was plastered all over the bonnet.
Canvassing used to be enjoyable meeting and debating with people; no longer.
Let’s get back to freedom of speech and thought without the thugs and bully boys and make general elections civil again.
I would like to thank the 409 residents who supported me in the recent County Council elections. Furthermore I would like to pay particular tribute to my supporters who had the courage to display a board in their gardens as I fully appreciate the unjustified comments, abuse and threats which can result from being associated with UKIP.
I was also disturbed and saddened by the biased reporting of the EDP and the liberal use of “fake news” during this campaign. You may consider all this to be “sour grapes” but I challenge you to publish this letter to enable the people to decide.