The people of the UK have now been officially warned that we are risk of attacks from Al Qaeda and jihadists returning from war in Iraq and Syria.
The timing of this announcement just bothers me. Probably because I am a classic UKIP-type person, a baby boomer who failed the eleven plus but nevertheless have made a success of life in spite of the system. Now having lived long enough to start receiving a pension I am deeply suspicious of coincidences in politics.
I cannot believe that while David Cameron was sunning himself on a beach in Cornwall he was mulling over the urgency of announcing this new and greatest threat to this nation. Is it just me but does the word cynical come to mind? According to the Oxford Compact Thesaurus it means;- sceptical, doubtful, distrustful, suspicious, disbelieving, pessimistic, negative, world-weary, disillusioned, disenchanted, jaundiced, sardonic. Isn’t that exactly how many of us feel towards those who have occupied the Houses of Westminster during our long lives?
Now on Thursday afternoon Douglas Carswell announced his resignation from the Conservative Party and that he was joining UKIP. Furthermore as a test of his credibility as incumbent MP for the Clacton constituency he would stand down as their MP triggering a by-election within weeks.
Within 24 hours Teresa May had declared that the threat level to the UK had been raised to ‘serious’. This was followed within minutes by the Prime Minister appearing on TV and telling the nation of the security situation facing us from the Islamic State and jihadists.
Being cynical, I can imagine David Cameron calling his cabinet together to come up with a serious enough issue to grab the newspaper headlines to prevent the aftershocks of the latest UKIP earthquake rolling on for several days, including in the Sunday papers.
There definitely is a terror alert and presently it is amongst the Conservative Party Whips. They have been incredibly busy on the phone and visiting many of the seriously eurosceptic party members to prevent this minor earthquake turning into a catastrophic event.
Now all we need is the defection of similarly disillusioned Labour MPs who also don’t want the EU regulations such as the ones about to come into force on 1 September limiting vacuum cleaner motors to 1600W, and the 30 other household appliances that will have reduced power limits from 1 April 2015. Believe me it is not an April fool’s joke.
I begin to think it is a UKIP recruiting campaign by the EU and it must be terrifying sensible MP’s of all parties.