Today’s first letter comes from Mike Hookem MEP who castigates Vince Cable, leader of the LibDems, in no uncertain terms:
The speech by Lib-Dem leader Vince Cable on Sunday is politically motivated attempt to whip up yet more Brexit hatred. He branded older Brexit voters as nostalgic “for a world where passports were blue, faces were white, and the map was coloured imperial pink”, leading to the “hopes and aspirations of young people” being crushed for years to come. While Vince Cable did not explicitly say Brexit voters were racist, in my opinion, the meaning of his words was loud and clear. For me, when politicians resort to childish name-calling and ‘play the race card,’ it means they have no better argument to make.
Does Vince Cable think that branding 17.4 million people as little more than living-in-the-past racists, is going to help political discourse moving forward? If so, then he is in the wrong job!
We all know that the Lib-Dems would sign us up for a Federal European Super-State in a heartbeat. In the process, they would betray everyone from our fishing communities who are desperate to leave the shackles of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) to the businesses that would benefit from new trade opportunities with the non-EU states queuing up to do deals with the UK.
Being an elder statesman himself, Cable should know that with years comes a great deal of experience and gravitas. However, rather than using that experience and gravitas to work towards a better future for an independent Britain, Cable has instead chosen to whip up yet more hatred between age groups in an already polarised debate.
What Cable fails to realise is that there are a multitude of reasons for people voting to leave the EU. Some want to free industries such as fishing from the clutches of EU control. Others fear the creation of an EU army – which his predecessor branded a ‘dangerous fantasy’ – but which has proved to be a dangerous reality since the referendum. However, many of the Brexit voters I meet simply fear the undermining of the UK’s sovereignty as the EU moves towards becoming a federal state.
In my opinion, Cable’s comments are nothing more than a politically motivated attempt to gain favour with the same young people the Lib-Dems were so quick to sell out over tuition fees when in Government!
Respectfully, Mike Hookem MEP
Further to that infamous statement by Vince Cable, here is a sample email to send to him. It comes from our correspondent Mr King:
Having seen this article in the DT, I’ve drafted the following sample email to be sent to Vince Cable:
“Dear Sir Vince
I am incensed by your suggestion that I am probably a white supremacist, because I voted to Leave the EU, when in fact the majority of migrants from the EU are themselves white.
This country has welcomed immigrants since before the Bronze Age. I believe that it is all the stronger for that, but that we need to control the RATE of immigration.
I voted Leave to have regulations proposed in our Parliament, by MPs who are accountable to us. I do not want ever closer union under the rule of un-elected EU officials, who show no interest in what we think. I voted for democracy.
As a Liberal Democrat you might have been expected to grasp that and respect the democratic outcome of the referendum, but from your asinine comments, it seems not.
You know that 544 MPs voted to hold an EU referendum and that over 400 constituencies voted to Leave the EU. To brand such voters as white supremacist shows contempt for them and for the democratic process itself.
So you should hang your head in shame, because you have lost any right to our respect and you would be well advised to resign. In the name of God go.
Thanks for publishing this.
Respectfully, Mr King
On the non-news about the Telford scandal (which, since it’s not in the MSM, cannot possibly have happened …), here is a letter from Jane Collins MEP:
I am calling for an urgent, immediate investigation into the apparent industrial scale child sexual exploitation in and around Telford. I have spent years campaigning for justice for the Rotherham victims. The West Midlands PCC and nine councillors who wrote to Amber Rudd saying an inquiry was ‘not necessary’ need to be named and held accountable for their actions.
It brings me to tears to think that despite everything people said had been learnt from the scandal in Rotherham, and the suffering and abuse of those victims, we still have young girls being raped by Pakistani Muslim men, just as they were and, I believe, still are in Rotherham.
When did people in the police, in social services and in local and national government start thinking that the systematic rape and abuse of children was acceptable, which trying to stop an investigation seems to indicate?
In Rotherham, South Yorkshire Police treated the victims like criminals. And we hear again from one of the mothers of a victim who died in a car crash, described as a “prank”, after suffering from two years of abuse saying the same thing.
Torron Watson, mother of Becky, who died aged 13 said:
“Girls like Becky were treated like criminals.A girl of 13 is not a criminal for being raped and abused, she is a victim and it is the disgusting perverts who abused and violated her who are the criminals.”
While I am facing bankruptcy over my outspoken criticism of how the authorities handled CSE in Rotherham, I am also deeply worried that people are still more concerned about not offending ethnic minorities than in protecting girls.
Dennis MacShane admitted that the reason things were not really investigated in Rotherham was because he didn’t want to ‘rock the multicultural community boat’.
Nothing is more important than safeguarding our children from vile sexual abuse and the associated drugs, violence and even murder that comes part and parcel with it.
If one good thing were to come out of what happened in Rotherham it should have been that people stopped treating people based on the colour of their skin and the communities they belong to and instead looked at the reality of systemic abuse of predominantly young, white girls treated like sex slaves.
Yet years on, evidence suggests that even that hasn’t permeated the bubble in which some local authorities and politicians appear to live.
We do need to rock that boat and drain the swamp of anyone who thinks child sexual exploitation is something which can be covered up.
Respectfully, Jane Collins MEP