MEP candidate joins Labour's "interesting" doorstep campaign in Borehamwood

Candidate Alex Mayer is second on the party's European list for East of England

Candidate Alex Mayer is second on the party's European list for East of England

First published in News Borehamwood Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

The second MEP candidate joined Hertsmere labour this week as part of their door step campaign.

Alex Mayer, second on the European list for East of England, joined the team to canvas support before next week’s election.

She joined Borehamwood candidates Richard Butler, Leon Reefe and Najaf Raza on Monday morning.

Councillor Richard Butler said the day went really well: “We spoke to a lot of residents and people seemed really willing to listen and consider our message. I still think turnout may be lower this year then it will be next year with the general election, which concerns me.

“It was a really interesting experience- I was surprised as so many people wanted to talk about the big national issues that are really worrying them.”

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1:41am Fri 16 May 14

Unsullied says...

Ten years ago , on 1 May 2004, Poland joined the European Union along with seven other eastern European countries. The UK was one of just three member states that allowed the new EU citizens immediately to work without restriction within its borders, with the then Labour government estimating that around 13,000 Poles would move to the UK.

Guess they got their sums wrong there then. However, the above is why I can never vote Labour again. Their open door policy to mass immigration from Central and Eastern Europe has decimated the working conditions, pay and job opportunities of what was once Labours core support. The knock on effect of this policy will hit our children and grandchildren harder still and for that, I can never forgive the party that was formed to protect the interests of the British working class.
Ten years ago , on 1 May 2004, Poland joined the European Union along with seven other eastern European countries. The UK was one of just three member states that allowed the new EU citizens immediately to work without restriction within its borders, with the then Labour government estimating that around 13,000 Poles would move to the UK. Guess they got their sums wrong there then. However, the above is why I can never vote Labour again. Their open door policy to mass immigration from Central and Eastern Europe has decimated the working conditions, pay and job opportunities of what was once Labours core support. The knock on effect of this policy will hit our children and grandchildren harder still and for that, I can never forgive the party that was formed to protect the interests of the British working class. Unsullied
  • Score: 10

2:28am Fri 16 May 14

Unsullied says...

Just in case anyone is in any doubt I am not aligned to any particular political party. Nor do I blame the people of eastern and central Europe for coming here in such vast numbers when the opportunity was offered to them.

Unlike our bourgeois liberal politicians who wanted to allow open access to our shores to the peoples of main land Europe, so as to allow a continuing source of cheap labour and to weaken ties to our nation state, I actually know , like and work with many of our new arrivals.
Just in case anyone is in any doubt I am not aligned to any particular political party. Nor do I blame the people of eastern and central Europe for coming here in such vast numbers when the opportunity was offered to them. Unlike our bourgeois liberal politicians who wanted to allow open access to our shores to the peoples of main land Europe, so as to allow a continuing source of cheap labour and to weaken ties to our nation state, I actually know , like and work with many of our new arrivals. Unsullied
  • Score: 8

2:26pm Mon 19 May 14

Frank Ward says...

Following on from the comments made by Unsullied.
The labour Party will haemorrhage votes even more before the General Election 2015 thanks to the threatened intervention of the PM David Cameron who is demanding that the Chilcot Inquiry Report be published before the end of this year.
This Independent Inquiry into the Iraq war has cost the Taxpayer an estimated seven and a half million pounds and was concluded in 2011.
Therefore, why has this Taxpayer funded exposure of the deception of the British people by the previous Labour Government been withheld for three years if the findings have been concluded?
The publication of the conclusions reached by the Inquiry are being withheld on a pretext by Tony Blair in claiming that his conversations and exchange of correspondence with his co-conspirator President George Bush in taking us into war are private and may endanger the 'special relationship' we are reputed to have with the United States.
In all the years I have displayed an interest in politics I have never yet found any publication or person who was able to explain to me the essence of this concept of 'special relationship'?
The fact he was being paid as the Prime Minister during this period and his means of contact with President Bush be it by telephone , letter or email was also funded by the Taxpayer would appear to be of no significance in this theatrical display of political subterfuge.
However, the the voters will not be fooled again by this accomplished political snake oil salesman, Tony Blair.
A more plausible explanation for this attempted prevarication is that the spin doctors, strategists and sooth-sayers of the Labour Party have accessed their crystal ball?
To their horror they have realised that the spectre of the unjust war in Iraq on being raised again for public consumption, prior to the next General Election, the 485 members of the British armed forces who lost their lives, the ongoing suffering of the people of that country and a cost of fifty billion pounds to the Taxpayer may be the death knell that will get even louder as we approach the Labour Party day of judgement by the voters?
Frank Ward
Chairman
Hertsmere UKIP
Following on from the comments made by Unsullied. The labour Party will haemorrhage votes even more before the General Election 2015 thanks to the threatened intervention of the PM David Cameron who is demanding that the Chilcot Inquiry Report be published before the end of this year. This Independent Inquiry into the Iraq war has cost the Taxpayer an estimated seven and a half million pounds and was concluded in 2011. Therefore, why has this Taxpayer funded exposure of the deception of the British people by the previous Labour Government been withheld for three years if the findings have been concluded? The publication of the conclusions reached by the Inquiry are being withheld on a pretext by Tony Blair in claiming that his conversations and exchange of correspondence with his co-conspirator President George Bush in taking us into war are private and may endanger the 'special relationship' we are reputed to have with the United States. In all the years I have displayed an interest in politics I have never yet found any publication or person who was able to explain to me the essence of this concept of 'special relationship'? The fact he was being paid as the Prime Minister during this period and his means of contact with President Bush be it by telephone , letter or email was also funded by the Taxpayer would appear to be of no significance in this theatrical display of political subterfuge. However, the the voters will not be fooled again by this accomplished political snake oil salesman, Tony Blair. A more plausible explanation for this attempted prevarication is that the spin doctors, strategists and sooth-sayers of the Labour Party have accessed their crystal ball? To their horror they have realised that the spectre of the unjust war in Iraq on being raised again for public consumption, prior to the next General Election, the 485 members of the British armed forces who lost their lives, the ongoing suffering of the people of that country and a cost of fifty billion pounds to the Taxpayer may be the death knell that will get even louder as we approach the Labour Party day of judgement by the voters? Frank Ward Chairman Hertsmere UKIP Frank Ward
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