Bnp say British jobs for British people, heard that before somewhere. Their PEB has Griffin in front of a picture of Churchill, dare say he is turning in his grave.
Both claim to be the fastest growing political party, they can't both be right; I wouldn't trust either.
Both have a lot in common with Ukip, blame the immigrants.
They want to scrap inheritance tax, so appealing to the rich. Take the poorest out of paying tax, appeal to the poorest. Bit of a mixed message.
Christian Party say 'a hostile non-Christian liberal elite now dominates all the main political parties and want to destroy what is left of our Christian culture and legacy', and 'stop immigrants jumping the housing queue'; sounds a bit unchristian to me. How strange to find the Christian Party joining the lot above.
In Reading we have the Common Sense Party, another Ukip like party. 'The Common Sense Party was formed with the idea of using public opinion to formulate the polices, therefore truly representing the people of the UK.'
'At a population of 60 million the UK should be considered ‘FULL’. This is mentioned by a few of the above right wing parties.
And 'Since 2008 England is the most densely populated country in Europe.' Actually we are the third most densely populated country in Europe (the EU 15) after the Netherlands and Belgium, but why let facts get in the way of spin, oh yes, they claim to be 'politics without the bull'. 'The current open door immigration policy of the current government'; we don't have an open door immigration policy. So far just spin.
The 'leader' appears to be driving a vehicle around Reading West, causing a one person traffic jam, adding to climate emissions (he is a climate denier). A week before the General Election the website says they have no policy on Pensions, Social Services, Working and Maternity Leave, Housing, World Trade, Culture and Sport, Environment, Banking Services & Local Government.
Union veteran Bob Crow has formed a new Party Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) this election, he did much the same at the Euro Election, No2EU party.
In Reading East we have
Michael Turberville standing as an Independent in Reading East, 'I fully support and would ensure that the Reading Mainline Station Redevelopment Project and the electrification of the Great Western Railway are fully funded and Not cancelled or postponed under any circumstances. Additionally see that Cross Rail does not terminate at Maidenhead and continues to it's proper western destination of Reading.' 'Chairman of a Non-Governmental Organisation for over 10 years that Lobbied Parliament to recognise that British Women should have a legal right equal to men to pass on their Nationality to their children.'
my mother was english she was born in Lincolnshire in 1927, she met my father during the war (ww2) they got married and had 2 children in england and my oldest brother and sister have always had british nationality.
But when they went to live in the USA, my parent had 4 more children, like most war brides!
If this election was 10 year ago, I would not be eligable to stand as I was not British in the eyes of parliament.
up to 1983, nationalilty only pass through the father not the mother (if the child was born abroad)
once upon a time anyone born in britian was british, but that ended in 1983.
my parents had 4 more children when they were stateside
my mother was told that her childern could not have british nationality for her entire life!
I managed to get an amendment to a bill in parliament to end the sex discrimination.
children of british fathers are british automatically no matter where they were born in the world
but children of british mother ... were not
I guess you could think of winston churchill as his mother was american and his father was british and he was automatically british.
but if it was the other way around like me were my mother was british and my father american, I only was 'allowed' into the uk as a tourist!
in 2002 I was able to get parliament to pass a bill so that all those born between 1961 and 1983 to be recognised as british!
in 2009 I had the 1961 cut off date remove so that all British women are NOW able to pass on their nationality.
Also Jan Lloyd, who stood last time stood in Reading East in 2005 advocating a ban on abortion and got 135 votes.
There are said to be over 300 Parties here, I can't cover them all, so this was just a few, mostly of local interest.
I have written about the Green Party on most blog entries, so won't do it again here. We have some new viral videos out, see here.