Today’s first letter is about the attack on British scallop fishermen’s vessels by packs of French fishing boats. It is by our reader Jim Stanley, Chair and County Organiser, UKIP Oxfordshire:
according to reports, the recent attacks on British fishing vessels happened in International Waters, surely, if this is the case these illegal actions are outside the remit of the EU, but fall under the jurisdiction of the International Maritime Court in the Hague?
Every report seems to stress the fact that the British boats are acting within the Law, and the French are not. Given the location of the attacks, just who should prosecute is a grey area, but it is clear that, by advising where weapons may be purchased, and advocating the use of ball bearings to attack those legally earning a living, I believe that a number of crimes are being committed. These range from common assault, through conspiracy to attempted murder and piracy. The first and last would be tried in the Hague (they happened International Waters) but the others are crimes committed in France, so why are the French authorities not taking action? Could it be that they approve? This could be regarded as an Act of War, when a civilian vessel is attacked, with the contrievance of a Sovereign State, how else could such an action be regarded?
No one in their right mind wishes to escalate the trouble, but the British Government has a duty to protect our fishing fleet, legally plying their trade in International Waters. The time has come for our Fisheries Protection vessels to earn their keep, their purpose in the title, and arrest the attackers so that the Law can take its course.
With Brexit round the corner, and regaining control of our waters (200 miles), soon to be fact, we must make a strong stand now under existing Laws. To do otherwise is to invite some to ignore our rights when we are free of Europe. This is a “try on”, pushing us to see just how far they can go. If we do not take strong action now, we will pay the price later.
Respectfully, Jim Stanley, Chair and County Organiser, UKIP Oxfordshire
Next, our contributor Malcolm Watson asks if anyone knows how many, if any, Party members have followed the Banks appeal to join the Tories and if indeed our Party leaders have in any way supported that appeal:
Apart from what I’ve seen on TV, I haven’t seen anything from UKIP advocating joining the Conservative Party to try to elect Boris Johnson or some other dedicated Brexiteer as PM. A few weeks ago there was an adverse article in UKIP Daily against it.
If it will work, I wouldn’t mind joining again. It doesn’t mean I’d vote Conservative. As you might have gathered, I’m not impressed with UKIP’s Election strategy which, the way it’s going, will be a rerun of the last Election and I’m not beating myself up for that.
Have you heard of other UKIP members past or present signing up to the Conservatives?
Respectfully, Malcolm Watson
Our reader Gerry Robinson writes about the discovery of a new element:
Scientists at CERN in Geneva have announced the discovery of the HEAVIEST element yet known to science.
AND yes … it was discovered in Brussels, which is now the leading producer.
The new element is Governmentium (Gv). It has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lefton-like particles called peons.
Since Governmentium has no electrons or protons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes in contact.
A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction normally taking less than a second to take from four days to four years to complete.
Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years. It does not decay but instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.
In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganisation will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.
This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.
When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons. All of the money is consumed in the exchange, and no other by-products are produced
Respectfully, Gerry Robinson
Finally, our contributor Russell Hicks sent us the video below:
The revenge of the photoshop – watch the video!
Respectfully, Russell Hicks