Thursday, 26 May 2016
The now largely discredited Jack Straw once said that “the English as a Race are not worth saving”! As an English Nationalist, I have always fought against people like Jack Straw who are so contemptuous of the English Nation. However sometimes things happen which make you wonder whether even the Jack Straws of this world may have a point! Here are some stories which may make you think.
I remember some years ago reading a story told by the American Journalist, Janet Daley, writing in the Daily Telegraph saying that she thought that in England the idea of citizenship had died. To support her theory she told a story about her recent visit to some relatives in, I think, Texas. There was a road traffic accident. Immediately several citizens leapt from their cars and pushed the damage cars to the side of the road, attended the injured and started directing the traffic. Eventually the police and emergency services arrived and those citizens then went about their business. She then came back to England and was stuck in a long traffic jam on one of our roads where there had been a road traffic accident. Everyone just sat in their cars waiting for the emergency services to arrive rather than showing any initiative or sense of civic duty or citizenship!
In the Kent Police Commissioner elections there was a BBC radio husting in which our candidate Steven Uncles had asked about crime fighting. Steve recommended that people should follow his own example of personal courage in tackling an armed robber. He said people should “have a go”! None of the other candidates liked the idea of any member of the public “having a go”! (You can listen to the hustings here >>> https://youtu.be/d8aIoiDu6BM).
The other day I walking in the heart of the City of London, next to the Bank of England, when I saw a dishevelled looking Black vagrant attacking a blond woman who was calling out for him not to hurt her and crying. Dozens of office workers were simply hurrying past this going on. I barged in and demanded to know from the assailant what he was doing and stood over him and he slunk off. At which point a couple of others did then ask the woman whether she was alright and whether they should call the police. She didn’t want them to do so, but it became clear that the vagrant had attacked her totally at random when she was going about her business walking along the street!
We then have the results of the English Democrats’ elections in the Liverpool Mayoralty and four Police Commissioner Elections in South and West Yorkshire, Bedfordshire and Kent. In some sense when combined with our local election votes there is some positive news in the sense that we got about 60,000 votes for comparatively trifling expense. The most alarming thing is that in these are really important elections where, amongst other things, there has been widespread problems of police failing to do their duty in tackling Muslim gang rape and prostitution gangs. Nevertheless not only do most voters continue to vote for parties that would be happy to continue turning a blind eye and keeping silent in return for votes; Also not to mention most people who are on the electoral roll could not be bothered to turn out at all and that is not taking account of those people who have dropped the electoral roll, perhaps the estimated 25% who are not registered on the electoral roll.
What these matters have in common is the fact that such a large proportion of the English Nation have given in to supine apathy. Although Jack Straw is making a moral judgment that the English were not worth saving, it is clear however that he may have been right about the implied need for someone to do the saving of the rest and right also that the English as a group won’t save themselves, but instead need leaders to save them!
Let it therefore be a rallying cry for leaders to come forward to help save the English Nation and to save England at a time when not only the EU but also the British Government is trying to break us up into bogus “Regions” and is permitting an overwhelming flood of migration, equivalent last year to three new Colchesters in just one year when England is already the most densely populated country in Europe and one of the most densely populated countries on the planet. Let it also be a rallying cry to lead the English to vote overwhelmingly for Exit from the EU on the 23rd of June!
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
As part of my contribution to the campaign to come out of the EU I have been trying to get the English nationalist view across and got this article published in the Solicitors Journal. ISSUE: Vol 160 no 15 19-04-16
In discussion: Brexit
With debate over the UK's continuing participation in the European Union hotting up, Solicitors Journal invites its readers to explain which way they are voting come the 23 June referendum. Can they persuade you?
When asked why English lawyers should want our country to leave the EU, I would respond that lawyers should be the best and most loyal citizens. Any good citizen should be proud of his or her country. In the case of England, we have much to be proud of.
When our English nation state's great founder, King Alfred, promulgated his great legal code circa 893 AD, he expressly based its legitimacy upon Christian values and upon the free traditions of the English nation. This code set the course of English legal development on a very different jurisprudential path to that of our continental neighbours. Thus, even before England was unified, in 927 AD under Alfred's grandson, Athelstan, English law was already developing along the path of common law, resting upon the customs of the English people.
Our Anglo-Saxon forbearers also set us on the path towards another English constitutional contribution to the modern world: representative democracy. Their system of representation by means of consultative assemblies, culminating in the great council of the nation, the Witan, is the root of our democratic system.
This was supplemented by Magna Carta's affirmation of the right to a fair trial, and its arguably more important contribution to the idea of the rule of law. This is unlike the continental jurisprudential legacy of Roman law derived from the Institutes of Justinian, the legacy of imperial tyranny, where individuals' rights are only those which have been permitted by law. Implicitly, the civil law state is claiming to be antecedent to all rights.
By contrast, we cherish England as the 'land of liberty' and of the 'liberties of the freeborn Englishman', in which our freedom is only limited by express law as the foundations of our constitution and legal system. The 1689 Bill of Rights completed our unique representative democratic tradition.
It is no wonder, therefore, that all good citizens, patriots, and lawyers who care about England should be united in calling for an exit from an institution founded on jurisdictional principles so at odds with the rights and liberties of Englishmen and Englishwomen.
It was a policy blunder to have gone into the EU in the first place. The aim of the British establishment in doing so was to try to maintain its own pretensions of grandeur - to strut on the 'world stage' as a great power. It was misguided folly for ordinary people to have ratified that decision in the 1975 referendum, but now we have the chance on 23 June to triumphantly reassert our freeborn rights and liberties by voting to leave. Let us do so and let the nation stand proud again.
Robin Tilbrook is principal solicitor at Tilbrook's Solicitors in Essex and chairman of the English Democrats @RobinTilbrook
Here is a link to the original article >>> In discussion: Brexit | Solicitors Journal
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
I recently submitted a letter for publication in the Liverpool Echo which was largely published today.
Here is my original letter:-
It's Exit for the English Democrats!
I would like to thank all those Liverpool supporters who supported the English Democrats’ candidates in the recent elections.
In the Mayoral election the English Democrats were the only party urging a Leave vote in the June 23rd EU referendum. For those people who care about England, Leave is the only option that makes any sense at all. England needs English exit (EXIT!)!
There are numerous reasons but 3 main reasons are enough to explain why English nationals want to leave the EU. The 1st reason is the impact of devolution within the UK, the 2nd reason is the impact of immigration and the 3rd reason is the impact of the cost of the EU.
Devolution within the UK has created two Assemblies and an extra Parliament. Northern Ireland and Wales now have Assemblies whilst Scotland has its Parliament. England was not given a Parliament under Devolution and remains under the control of the British government. That EU leaning British government has attempted on numerous occasions to break England up into “Regions” that would fit into the EU Regionalist model.
Whereas because Wales and Scotland are recognised as EU “Regions” they have been allowed to keep their Nation’s natural borders. So their national identity could remain intact within the EU.
England on the other hand has had a completely different experience and finds she is looking straight down the barrel of dissolution if she remains in the EU. She knows that she will be balkanised into 9 EU Regions instead of remaining as a one nation “Region” within the EU like the Welsh and Scots. That means England is correct to see the EU as threatening her existence whilst Scotland and Wales do not, hence England is naturally more EU sceptic.
Although EU immigrants do settle across the UK it is in England that they mainly settle. Immigration reports show especially high levels of EU settlement in the South East and East of England. So when the now yearly intake of over 300,000 migrants is discussed it is fair to say that England’s view will be very different than say Scotland as the Scots are not experiencing the same EU migrant intake. It is easy to be supportive of EU immigration when you are not the country taking most of the migrants! As such Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are less concerned but it would be interesting to see the Scottish reaction if the British government stated that they would have to take a higher percentage of EU migrants than England! We saw their anger when Glasgow was made to take Somalian refugees a few years ago.
Payment to the EU is very different across the EU nations which explains why England feels so aggrieved. The average cost per head of population across the UK is £48.00 but when that figure is broken down to the individual nations of the UK it gives a very different picture. The cost of EU membership for England is £72.00 per head of population whereas Scotland’s membership only costs them £2.00 per head of population. For Wales and Northern Ireland the story is again very different because they have subsidies of £74.00 for every man, woman and child in Wales and of £160.00 for Northern Ireland. Those figures from the House of Commons Library explain why England is more EU sceptic than the other 3 nations. It’s because England pays the most!
So I hope that all those that care for England will join the English Democrats in voting to Leave the EU on the 23rd June. It’s a once in a lifetime chance to help save England!
Thursday, 5 May 2016
One of the odd things about being involved in politics and campaigning for English nationalism, which is, of course, something that the British Political and Media class are deeply hostile to, is the blatant unfairness of the way in which the media cover us. One example is that the coverage that was given to our Kent Police Commissioner Candidate, Steve Uncles.
Below there is a story that if he had been anybody else would have received considerable coverage in Kent in the local papers, but because he is an English nationalist was completely blanked.
Here is the article written by our Barnsley Chairman, Kevin Riddiough:-
Well done to my colleague Steve Uncles - English Democrats who received an award today from the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police for "Bravery and determination in attempting to detain a bank robber, following an incident at Barclays Bank in Borough High Street, Southwark.
Steve Uncles who is the prospective lead candidate for the English Democrats standing in South East England in the European Elections has received his commendation award at a special ceremony at New Scotland Yard on 25 March 2014.
Al-Fodday Fofanah, who was on day release from prison, arrived at the bank that afternoon and joined the queue. On reaching his turn to be served Fofanah pulled a stocking over his face and took an assault rifle from the bag and aimed it at the cashier whilst demanding money.
Mr Uncles led the public in physically tackling an armed robber who was fleeing an attempted robbery of Barclays Bank in Borough High St, Southwark on Thursday 25 July, last year.
In the events that followed, the robber, Al-Fodday Fofanah, was chased and apprehended by a police officer, a trainee ambulance driver, two roofers, a Contract Manager, two security officers and an ice cream vendor.
On Wednesday 15th January Fofanah pleaded guilty to two offences and is to be sentenced shortly.
Al-Fodday Fofanah, who was on day release from prison, arrived at the bank that afternoon and joined the queue. He was carrying a large bag and concealed his face with a sheet of paper.
In a twist of fate the customer in front of Fofanah was an off duty police officer, Commander Hanstock from the Safer Transport Command.
On reaching his turn to be served Fofanah pulled a stocking over his face and took an assault rifle from the bag and aimed it at the cashier whilst demanding money. Frightened and fearing for their lives a number of customers in the bank ran out into the street. The cashier dived behind the counter as Fofanah waived the weapon at the other cashiers again demanding cash.
When Fofanah realised no money was forthcoming he walked out of the bank with the gun in the bag. Commander Hanstock, who had already left the bank, was confronted with the fleeing suspect and he tried to call for police assistance.
The Commander, along with the bank’s Assistant Manager, Dean Smith, and Michael Duncan, a trainee Ambulance driver, followed the suspect along Borough High Street. Whilst following him they saw a transit van driven by John Girton – a roofer. He mounted the pavement and pulled up in front of Fofanah. Mr Girton and his colleague Errol Gray had witnessed Fofanah leaving the bank and presumed it was a terrorist incident and decided to apprehend him.
The van knocked Fofanah down and he was forced to flee down a nearby alleyway. As he ran off he aimed the gun at the van. Mr Girton and Mr Gray got out of their vehicle and followed the suspect through a series of alleys and walkways into St Thomas Street.
An ice cream vendor who was parked in St Thomas Street saw Fofanah being chased by the two men. As Fofanah attempted to flee he was knocked to the ground by Steve Uncles with a rugby tackle. Fofanah got up, took the rifle from the bag and waived it around at waist height at Steve Uncles to warn-off his tackler. The ice cream vendor left his van and chased Fofanah into Great Maze Pond.
A security manager at Guy’s Hospital was patrolling in the area when he saw the Fofanah being chased at this point by the ice cream vendor and Daniel Simons – a security officer also at the hospital.
The security manager blocked Fofanah’s path at which he took the rifle out of the bag again. The security manager grabbed the barrel and pointed it at the ground and pushed Fofanah back onto some railings. At this point he was joined by the ice vendor and Mr Simons who assisted him in detaining him. The three men were able to disarm Fofanah and held him on the ground until police arrived on scene to arrest him.
Upon examination, the weapon was found to be a deactivated assault rifle, classified as an imitation firearm.
Steve Uncles, who is the prospective lead candidate for the English Democrats standing in South East England in the European Elections said: “I saw a coloured man, running away from a security guard, but towards me. I made an instant decision to help out and, being an ex-rugby player, I took the man down with a rugby tackle. The security guard jumped onto Fofanah, but the robber was able to remove his assault rifle from his plastic bag, and point it directly at me!
“It is immensely pleasing that so many members of the public got involved to apprehend this man.” (Steve Uncles).
Yet in a bizarre twist, the media have refused to mention Steve in any of the reports on the award ceremony. It has been noted that when the Kent Police took “Political” action against Steve, the local newspaper instantly covered the story and went to every effort to make all the public in the Kent area aware of a possible wrong doing, while ignoring the heroic efforts shown by Steve to remove a violent gun carrying bank robber from the streets.
Although Steve has been ignored, here are the story's that have been released by the NHS:-
“Two hospital security officers have received the Metropolitan Police Commissioner's High Commendation. They earned the award for outstanding bravery and determination in pursuing and disarming an armed robber.
In July last year, Konrad Kedziora and Daniel Simons stopped a man who attempted to rob a bank near Guy’s Hospital.
He ran past the hospital when security shift manager Konrad was patrolling the area. Konrad blocked the armed man’s path and grabbed the gun. With the help of two other Good Samaritans and security officer Daniel, Konrad held the robber on the ground until police arrived on scene.
The commendation recognises a "high degree of bravery" above and beyond that normally expected. It is not normally awarded to civilians. The heroes accepted the honour yesterday (16 January) at New Scotland Yard.
Jayne King, head of security at Guy’s and St Thomas’, says: “I’m incredibly proud of our heroes. It’s not an exaggeration to say that they risked their lives to catch this criminal and protect the people in the local area at the time.
“Our security staff are trained to deal with violence, but thankfully it’s something they rarely come across in their day job. Their actions were certainly above and beyond what is expected of them.”
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Johnson of The Flying Squad says: "I would like to thank the members of the public who demonstrated an enormous amount of bravery, especially those who showed little fear in tackling the suspect to the ground and keeping hold of him until police arrived.”
Click here for the original article>>> http://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/news-and-events/2014-news/20140117-heroes.aspx
and Steve has also been totally ignored by the BBC:-
"Good Samaritans" caught Borough High Street attempted bank robbery
A criminal caught by an unusual group including a roofer, a bank manager and an ice cream seller has pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery.
Al-Fodday Fofanah, 30, of Ford Open Prison, attempted to rob a south-east London Barclays Bank in July 2013.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted armed robbery, two counts of possession of an imitation firearm and escape from custody.
He will be sentenced on 21 February at Woolwich Crown Court.
Fofanah was on day release from prison on 25 July when he pulled out an assault rifle from his bag and aimed it at a cashier while demanding money at Barclays Bank in Borough High Street, the Metropolitan Police said.
The cashier dived behind the counter, no money was stolen and Fofanah left the bank. But he was pursued by Met Police Commander Adrian Hanstock, who in a twist of fate, had been in front of him in the queue.
He was chased down Borough High Street by the officer, along with the bank's assistant manager Dean Smith and Michael Duncan - a trainee Ambulance driver.
While they were following him, they saw a transit van driven by John Girton, a roofer, who mounted the pavement and pulled up in front of Fofanah.
Mr Girton and his colleague Errol Gray had witnessed Fofanah leaving the bank, presumed it was a terrorist incident and decided to apprehend him.
They then knocked Fofanah down in their van and he was forced to flee down a nearby alleyway.
Mr Girton and Mr Gray got out of their vehicle and followed him through a series of alleys into St Thomas Street.
An ice cream vendor who was parked there saw Fofanah being chased by the two men, and joined the pursuit.
A security officer at Guy's Hospital, Daniel Simons, who was patrolling in the area then blocked Fofanah's path, at which point he then took the rifle out of the bag again.
Another security manager, who has not been identified, grabbed the barrel and pointed it at the ground and pushed Fofanah back on to some railings.
At this point he was joined by the ice cream seller and Mr Simons, who helped him disarm Fofanah, and held him on the ground until police arrived on scene .
"The Good Samaritans were all recommended for a Commissioner's Commendation," a Scotland Yard spokesman said.
They will receive their certificates during a special ceremony on Thursday.”
Click here for original article>>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25752626
Monday, 18 April 2016
Quentin Letts calls for us all to send letters to the Conservative Freepost address. Here is Quentin Lett’s article:-
QUENTIN LETTS: Cameron's £9million pro-EU mailshot stinks. So I'm sending mine straight back!
By QUENTIN LETTS FOR THE DAILY MAIL
Received your pro-EU propaganda leaflet in the post yet? As you may have heard, the Government is blowing millions of pounds on a public mailshot.
All British households are to receive a copy of this 16-page, glossy leaflet which instructs us — cue a fanfare of trumpets and shouts of acclamation from an obedient populus — in the glories of the European Union.
You lucky, lucky people.
As we speak, valiant employees of Royal Mail are working to bring us this vital document.
It is emblazoned with the crest of Her Majesty’s Government and brims with snapshots, statistics and claims about the positive effect of the EU on Britain.
A message from our rulers, my, my! Across the kingdom, children press their noses to smudged front windows, waiting for sight of their postie to see if this will be their lucky day.
The project is so vast, it almost demands the poetic treatment W. H. Auden gave to the Night Mail in that celebrated 1936 documentary film (‘This is the Night Mail, crossing the border, bringing the cheque and the postal order. . . ’).
Steam trains may no longer be around, but articulated lorries are being loaded with pallets of these Cameroon EU leaflets at remote depots late of night.
Sorting office machines chatter and click like crazy as the nation sleeps. Soon after dawn, postmen and women trudge the staircases of residential tower blocks or amble down provincial garden paths — no doubt whistling a cheery air as they step — to bring the uplifting news about Brussels.
‘Economic security, peace and stability,’ it declares. You can almost hear Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony pumping away in the background.
Such co-ordination of proletarian toil is enough, my dears, to bring tears to your eyes. Or perhaps not. For this £9 million junk mailshot is, to put it mildly, controversial.
There are some of us, and I would happily include myself in their number, who would call it a sorry and scurvy little scandal, one that could ultimately limit David Cameron’s premiership, damage the Conservative Party and dent our already battered trust in Whitehall.
The whole thing stinks — stinks like a Belgian wrestler’s jockstrap — and we should demand explanations from those who have authorised it.
It is hard to think of a more blatant stitch-up in public affairs since, well, the last time our country was given a vote on Europe back in 1975, when the Establishment presented the electorate an entirely false prospectus on what was then described as the European Economic Community.
Later, without any public vote on the matter, that segued into the European Community. And then the European Union. And these ruddy Europhiles expect us to trust them again!
The simple fact that such a mailing is happening at all reflects the intense ill-feeling — and, perhaps, of panic in Whitehall — that the public is refusing to be so gullible this time round.
The leaflet certainly appears to break promises made in Parliament by ministers less than a year ago.
The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, and Europe minister, David Lidington, as good as stated in the Commons last June that no such mailshot would be undertaken by the Government.
I say ‘as good as’ because Mr Lidington’s exact words were ‘we have no intention of legislating to allow the Government to do things such as mailshots, paid advertising or leafleting’. The italics are mine.
I suppose Mr Lidington could claim that the Government did not, indeed, legislate for this mailshot. It just went ahead with it anyway. But if he did try to argue that, he would be guilty of the most disingenuous shading of the spirit of what he said.
As for that unconvincing figure Hammond (how can such an uninspiring little man have been given one of our great offices of state?), he noted that the Remain and Leave campaigns would do their own mailshots.
He added: ‘The Government has no intention of undermining those campaigns.’
Ladies and gentlemen, it has just done precisely that, undermining the Leave campaign with a nakedly pro-EU leaflet that has been funded by taxpayers.
If the Commons had any self-respect, it would accuse Messrs Hammond and Lidington of misleading the House last summer. Ministers who mislead the House were once obliged to resign. Alas, we now live in a Britain where ministers who lie on behalf of the EU get off scot-free. So much for the principle, or lack of principle, behind this leaflet.
Next is the cost: £9 million, says the Government airily, wafting aside objections as if to say that £9 million is a piffling sum.
Is it? The cost may well be higher when you consider production and distribution costs to 27 million homes from Land’s End to John o’Groats.
Since when has George Osborne’s Treasury become so careless of the pounds, shillings and pence? And would the public not prefer £9 million to be spent on, say, healthcare or schools or even on repairs to Buckingham Palace?
Instead, it’s being spent on millions of swanky leaflets telling us how to vote in the referendum.
Eurosceptic Liam Fox has called it ‘Juncker Mail’, punning on the name of the European Commission’s notoriously thirsty president Jean-Claude Juncker. With normal junk mail, of course, you can opt out of unwanted advertising (or try to — not that preferential mail schemes always work).
With Government communications, there is no such opt-out. The beggars send you the stuff even if you do not want it.
The timing of this public misinformation service has been highly questionable.
Some people believe it was announced last week in an attempt by spin doctors to obscure the row over David Cameron’s tax affairs.
Others claim, I suspect with rather more cause, that it has been issued sneakily just before spending limits are introduced on the two sides in the referendum campaign.
At this point you may ask: ‘Who is the top civil servant who would have authorised this leaflet?’
To which the answer, surprise, surprise, is Cabinet Secretary ‘Sir Cover-Up’ Jeremy Heywood. A sneaky, last-minute ambush of the Brexiters is a classic Sir Cover-Up tactic.
Then there is the content. It is a depressing (yet somehow simultaneously comical) mixture of dumbed-down rot and schmaltzy cynicism.
One photograph, in the manner of the children’s TV show Play School, shows a June calendar with a red circle round the 23rd, referendum day. Don’t forget to vote, children.
Political correctness has been observed, too. For example, there is a photo of someone who looks like a man doing a supermarket shop and carrying a taupe handbag.
A snapshot of a ‘UK Border’ sign, by the way, has the caption: ‘We control our own borders.’ Ha! I like it! If you think we exert any proper control of our borders, you really must be a politician.
So, what can we do with this darn leaflet, this flimsy wad of piffle, this stapled spiel of Cameroonish baloney?
Reading it is a fruitless enterprise, for you will not learn anything reliable and it may simply cause your pulse to race with irritation.
Can we scrunch it up and use it as litter for the hamster cage? But the paper is non-absorbent. How about paper darts? Wrong shape. Use it for wall cavities? As draught excluders? We could burn it, I suppose, but that might contravene EU carbon emissions targets.
Some have suggested sticking these ridiculous propaganda sheets into an envelope saying ‘return to sender’ and addressing them to Mr Cameron at 10 Downing Street, London.
But that will simply mean that we taxpayers pick up the postal bill — and anyway, the Royal Mail would probably cotton on and refuse.
There is, my friends, a better answer, and it comes from my friend Anthony, a vigorous and ingenious Brexiter. He suggests putting your EU leaflets in an envelope and addressing them to a Freepost address used by Conservative Party fundraisers for their fat-cat donors.
This will mean that the Royal Mail is paid by the recipient.
You might say that this is a little hard on the poor old Tory Party. Well, it is their ruddy leader who has sent out this leaflet. Let them have it out with him.
PS: And that address? It is Joanna George, Freepost RSBB-XRZT-ZTXE, The Conservative Party Foundation, 30 Millbank, London SW1P 4DP.
You can even enclose a little message, telling them precisely what you think of Mr Cameron and Sir Cover-Up’s leaflet.
I am sure they will be grateful for the feedback. After all, isn’t this a listening government?
Here is the link to the original>>> David Cameron's £9million pro-EU mailshot stinks writes Quentin Letts | Daily Mail Online
Here is my letter:-
Re: EU Referendum
I reject the propaganda leaflet for which your Leader, Dave Donald Cameron, misappropriated public funds to send to every elector in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It was a gross Breach of Trust and I look forward to the day when he can be personally surcharged for doing it.
R C W Tilbrook
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
ESSEX POLICE COMMISSIONER ELECTION
I issued the press release below last Wednesday which got a certain amount of coverage in Essex, as I was the only prospective candidate who had stood at the previous election.
I was in some ways a bit sorry to do this as I had been looking forward to the Police Commissioner elections which offer the opportunity to do a few hustings in which, so far, we have saved every single deposit. It simply was not however practical to fund all the elections that we were getting involved in, especially when Winston McKenzie’s potential candidacy was taken into account.
Also, and very importantly, in Essex looking at the field it was clear in any election prior to the 23rd June that UKIP was likely to do quite well.
Furthermore Bob Spink is, as I have said in the press release, an excellent candidate who in fact also has previously been in talks with us as a prospective English Nationalist so I had less difficulty, from a policy point of view, in supporting him and hope that my support and also the reduction in splitting the non-Tory vote may assist in getting Bob elected.
Here is the press release. What do you think?
ESSEX POLICE COMMISSIONER ELECTIONS UPDATE
Robin Tilbrook stands down to support Bob Spink
Robin Tilbrook, the Chairman of the English Democrats Party, who is also an Essex Solicitor and a past President of the Mid Essex Law Society, has announced that he is supporting Bob Spink for Essex Police Commissioner. (Photo attached)
Robin was going to stand again in the Police Commissioner Elections in Essex to be held on 5th May, but today, Thursday, 7th April, as nominations close, Robin has announced that he is not going to stand but instead is supporting Bob Spink and has seconded Bob’s nomination to be the next Essex Police Commissioner.
Robin Tilbrook said:- “I am delighted that Essex is going to have Bob Spink standing in this election. Bob is a really strong candidate who has a very real opportunity to win this very important executive post”.
Robin said:- “In many ways this election is for a ‘Boris’ or ‘Ken’ style Mayor of Essex. The winner will have a very important job to do in setting the policies, priorities, budgets and direction of not only policing in Essex, but also Essex' Fire Service too.”
Robin continued:- “This role needs someone of Bob’s experience. Bob has been in the forces with ‘exemplary’ service and an Engineer and leading Management Consultant. He has also been a Police Authority Member, a County Councillor and a Police Cells Lay Visitor. He was also previously the hardworking MP for Essex’s Castlepoint. He was the Junior Government Home Office Minister (Police & Crime). His parliamentary chairmanships include the United Nations Assn UK, Parliamentary Science & Education Committee."
"What a fantastic and impressive c.v. to put before the People of Essex!"
"I hope this election will see Bob elected and Essex policing set for a period of real and sensible reform to return our Police to their proper role of protecting us from criminals!”
Friday, 8 April 2016
GOVT MIS-USING POLICE COMMISSIONER ELECTION FUNDS for EU PROPAGANDA
The Cabinet Office refused to spend what they claimed was £9 million on an information booklet for the Police Commissioner Elections which was recommended by the Electoral Commission, but instead it is set to waste £9 million on a booklet of propaganda for the European Union about which the Electoral Commission has stated as:- "We don't think the government should have done it, but it's not illegal," and that:- “Electoral Commission recommended that the Government should conduct no taxpayer funded advertising”.
Robin Tilbrook, the Chairman of the English Democrats said that:- “In September 2015 I wrote to ask the Government to do a Mayoral style booklet for the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections and wrote that:-
“the Government has neglected to properly consider and apply the Electoral Commission’s conclusions in their report dated March 2013 that there must be a Mayoral style booklet delivered to each elector. Please could you let me know what you are proposing to do to sort out this mess?”
On the 29th February 2016 David O’Gorman of the Cabinet Office’s Elections Division replied to me stating that despite:-
“the Electoral Commission’s recommendation to provide printed booklets of candidate election addresses … there are no plans to provide the booklets to all eligible households in May 2016, given it is estimated that to do so would cost up to £9m.”
Robin Tilbrook continued:- “So it is now crystal clear that this is a government which refused to spend £9 million on a Mayoral style booklet which was recommended by the Electoral Commission to enable the Police Commissioner elections to be conducted fairly. Instead it is determined misuse that £9 million to try to unfairly skew the results of the EU referendum. This is directly against the Electoral Commission’s advice. This is a striking illustration of the rottenness at the heart of the British Government and, as the old saying goes:- “A fish rots from its head”!”
The English Democrats