Another 90 minutes of evading the important questions by Tweedledom,Tweededee and Tweedledem. Gordon Grim was his usual dysfunctional self with a particularly ghastly example of his I-am-an-alien-revealing smile at the end of the debate, NuTory Boy was a little better than before although embarrassingly feeble when dealing with immigration and the leader of the Party for Adolescents Hello-I’m-Nick- Can-You-Identify-Yourself-Questioner-So-I-Can-Pretend-To-Be-Taking-You- Seriously was, well, very, very adolescent.
Yet again I was appalled by how badly prepared they were when it came to facts. The worst moments were when NuTory Boy was banging on about his proposed “cap” on immigration and Hello-I’m-Nick butted in with “Your cap won’t work because 80% of immigration to Britain comes from the EU”. This was seriously wrong as the majority comes from outside the EU. Not only was Hello-I’m-Nick not in possession of the facts, NuTory Boy wasn’t either, because he did not contradict him but came out with a shriekingly feeble riposte about transitional arrangements for new applicants to the EU being Tory policy. What NuTory Boy did not mention was that the most favoured new entrants under a NuTory Government would be 60 million Turks.
The important issues which got no airing at all in the three debates were:
1. Devolution and especially the democratic deficit caused by England’s lack of a parliament.
2. The differential in Treasury funding between England the Celtic Fringe with the Celtic Fringe getting per capita approximately £1,600 per head more than the England.
3. The countryside in general and farming in particular.
4. Why we have a military designed not to defend the country but to support NWO escapades such as the war in Iraq.
5. The amount of sovereignty lost to Brussels.
6. The amount of sovereignty lost through other Treaty agreements such as that of the UN Convention on Refugees and the European Declaration of Human Rights.
7. The Effects of the Human Rights Act.
8. The institutionalisation of political correctness through such measures as the Race Relations Amendment Act (2000)and its relentless promotion within our educational system.
9. The gross abridgement of our liberties through a raft of terrorist legislation.
Important issues which were raised but not discussed honestly were:
1. Immigration. None of the three parties admitted that while we were in the EU no meaningful controls could be operated. Clegg did obliquely refer to it by his false claim that 80% of immigration to Britain was from the EU, but did not explicitly point out that immigration was in effect uncontrolled. None of the party leaders was so vulgar as to suggest mass immigration might be an ill in itself.
2. Iraq and Afghanistan. There was no discussion of the futility of the invasions, their legality or any suggestion a future British government would not do the same.
3. The economy. There was no serious attack on Gordon Grim’s overspending, the Tories support for NuLabcur’s “light touch” regulation of the banks and their ilk or the silence of all parties on the destruction of manufacturing. Of the hypocrisy shown in the third debate none was more profound than their calls to increase manufacturing when all three parties have done nothing to prevent its destruction and often lauded the shift from manufacturing to service jobs.
4. Housing. This is the issue which more than ever poisons British economic life for it has become impossible for even those on above average wages to buy a house, massively pushed up rents and removed security of tenure from most rented properties.
5. The falling standards of living through housing costs, petrol prices, the under cutting of wages and employment through the recession, off-shoring and immigration.