Comments on: Hugo Dixon: How to respond to UKIP’s surge http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2013/05/06/hugo-dixon-how-to-respond-to-ukips-surge/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:55:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SCSCSCSC http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2013/05/06/hugo-dixon-how-to-respond-to-ukips-surge/comment-page-1/#comment-646 Wed, 15 May 2013 17:38:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=579#comment-646 Hugo,

I have to REALLY object to some of your comments in this article. I find them ill-informed and utopian.

Please come to Ealing in West London and kindly educate yourself. Ealing is the number 1 hotspot for immigration in the UK (source : my local Tory MP).

1. Is 28/30 or 30/30 Eastern Europeans in local school classes really sustainable? Local children are in the minority and we even have a school further west from here where the teachers are all Polish, as are all the children. I gather that Poland has had its best ever school year as their class sizes are 20 per class. Well, guess what, my children’s education is slipping due to the impact of high numbers of children who cannot speak English.

2. English nationals are leaving the area in droves. They are chosing self-segregation rather than live like this or complain. Should they complain then it is deemed as racist. Every school term we lose more and more of our friends, as do our children lose thier school friends.

3. No interpol checks have been carried out on nationals arriving here from anywhere in Europe. The result is that we have members of serious organised crime syndicates here in Ealing as parents in local schools. We have enough of our own criminals, we do need those from Europe too? And with the ‘right to family life’ rulings we cannot even deport them.

4. Labour did a special deal with Poland whereby we cannot even deport Polish criminals for 5 years. Whose side are you on Labour?!

5. There is no multiplier in the local economy here. We have many Russian and Polish shops in Ealing where all goods are imported from native countries.

6. Local gardening businesses, for example, are either closing or sacking staff. Businesses that paid corporation tax, NICs and income tax no longer do so as they are being undercut by Eastern Europeans who work for cash. Benefits are paid to them AND to the locals now who cannot find work. HOw is this a benefit?

7. Ealing is in the top 10 shopping areas in London. You will not hear an English voice on the high street anymore. This is a fact that is very distressing to local people.

8. It seems that some recent arrivals have jumped the council housing queue by arriving here as single parents and pretending to be homeless. How is this fair to the locals who have waited patiently for years?

9. Given that we are GBP1.2Trn in debt and free services, schooling, meals, translation etc are provided to one and all (who by the way have paid no tax or NICs), how is this fair on our children? It is them after all who will have to pay this back.

10. EU contributions need to be rebalanced to reflect the migration. The UK must be one of the major locations for immigration from the EU, yet there is no EU budget rebalancing to reflect this. The UK should be getting a bigger budget rebate from the EU to reflect the movement of people to the UK.

11. Local services are at a breaking point, whether it be healthcare, social services or other service. Local people are being treated like second class citizens in their own country, yet have to pay for the pleasure and have no vote.

12. Our MP has had to write to schools in the area to remind them that local people come first. We have families that are being forced to move because 2 of their children go to a particular school and there is no space for their 3rd or 4th child. One headmaster moved the start of the January term date by over a week to protect her OFSTEAD attendance statistics. It appears that some Europeans go home for Christmas and don’t bother to come back until late January. This cost us and other local families about £400 in child care fees as we both have to work.

My point is that there is nothing wrong with immigration (and before you accuse me of being racist I was born here and am from an immigrant family), it is just the numbers are completely and utterly unsustainable both froma social and economic perspective.

Cameron promised to act should there be contagion from the Eurozone. Well, he hasn’t and it is families like ours that have to endure this unwarranted smashing of our communities.

We here in Ealing have no other way of changing things. I have protested to my MP many times, have signed the No.10 ePetition and been on marches etc etc etc but the three largest political parties in this country will not give us a vote.

UKIP have promised to do so and I, for one, will be voting for them as a way of getting my EU Referendum. As for who I would vote for post a Referendum, that is to be decided, but it is unlikely to be the main three parties. The democratic system in the UK has been broken.

Let’s hope that UKIP can help address the yawning democratic deficit.

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