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Member for Monmouth

The following has been lifted unashamedly from David Davis’s blog and I would like my readers ro dwell on the penultimate paragraph…

FIRST BLACK HIGH SHERIFF APPOINTED TO MONMOUTHSHIRE, SAYS MP

MONMOUTH MP David Davies has reacted with surprise to news that a community worker from Bristol has become Britain’s first black High Sheriff.

Peaches Golding will take the ceremonial office of Bristol’s High Sheriff in March 2010. It has been widely reported that Mrs Golding is the first person of African descent to take up the post, which was created 1,000 years ago. However, Mr Davies was quick to point out that this honour belongs to a former Sheriff of Monmouthshire.

“Anyone who has any interest in these matters will know that Nathaniel Wells became Britain’s first black sheriff when he was appointed Sheriff of Monmouthshire and Deputy Lieutenant of the county in 1818,” said Mr Davies.

“Mr Wells also served as a magistrate and moved easily in high society around the county, suggesting that in spite of the current obsession with ‘diversity’, Britain has always extended a welcome to talented people with something to contribute.

“I will be writing to Mrs Golding to congratulate her on her new role, but will politely point out that Monmouthshire was actually 190 years ahead of Bristol in appointing a black High Sheriff. “One would hope that historical accuracy is not going to be scarified on the alter of political correctness in order to allow someone to gain a headline”.

Don’t the authorities realise the English psyche? The more they allow immigrants in willy-nilly, the more violent racism will rise? And it is not anger that is directed at minority groups, it is frustration. Not frustration with those groups but frustration of what the government are doing to our country.

I have no anger for the immigrants, even those who beg or steal. They have come here because it has been easy for them to get in. How can you blame them for trying and succeeding. The fault lies not in the hapless person who has paid gangsters thousands of pounds to get them in, but with the government who has intentionally made it possible for them to flock over here.

The Government doesn’t care that there are no jobs for them, they don’t want them to have jobs. They want them dependent of the State so they will vote for them, election after election for fear that an alternative Government will force them to work for a living.

Don’t blame the immigrants, wait for May 6th and then blame the Government.

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To lie, or not to lie, that is the question

Who is telling porkies then? Gordon Brown? Eric Pickles? (I keep wanting to call him Wilfred.) I make no further comment, dear reader, I will leave it to you to make up your own mind.

The Prime Minister
10, Downing Street
London, SW1A 2AA
3 February 2010

Dear Mr Brown,

At Prime Minister’s Questions today, you told the House of Commons that you knew nothing about the secret fund, worth a reported £50,000, which was held by the Labour Party for your benefit. When asked why you did not declare this on the Register of Members’ Financial Interests (RMFI), you said specifically: ‘I know nothing about what he [the questioner] is talking about.’

This simply cannot be true.

It is clear from Peter Watt, the Labour Party’s former General Secretary, that you were the beneficiary of a secret fund held by the Labour Party. He has said explicitly:

‘Before becoming Prime Minister, Gordon went to some lengths to insulate himself and the Treasury from our financial troubles, setting up his own personal pot of cash at party HQ. This was money we could not dip into, since it was set aside for the Chancellor’s own pet projects. Murray Elder helped secure donations from the Chancellor’s supporters’ (Inside Out, January 2010, page 105).

He went on to claim that it may have been used to finance your ‘long-term campaign to become party leader’ (Inside Out, Peter Watt, 2010, page 105).

Mr Watt’s assertions were widely reported. Indeed, across several pages in the Mail on Sunday, Mr Watt claimed that you used ‘up to £50,000-a-year of Labour money to pay for private polling’ (Mail on Sunday, 17 January 2010).

The allegations were explicitly confirmed as truthful by a Labour official who said in the same article: ‘It [the fund] was funded through donations to the Party.’

In the light of these allegations, my colleague, Greg Hands MP, wrote to you more than two weeks ago, on 17 January, to query why you had failed to declare the fund properly the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. This letter was publicised in several newspapers on 18 January.

As you did not respond, Greg Hands submitted a complaint to John Lyon, the Parliamentary Commissioner this week. I attach a copy of this complaint for your reference. Again, this complaint was reported.

Yesterday in a speech titled ‘Transforming Politics’, you said that you would ‘do all that is necessary to restore trust’ in politics and the conduct of MPs. If you wish to restore trust in politics, you should stop treating people like fools by claiming that you were unaware of this fund when all the evidence points to the contrary. I therefore urge you to admit to this fund’s existence, apologise for misleading the House and co-operate with any inquiries that John Lyon may wish to make.

Yours sincerely,

Eric Pickles
Chairman, The Conservative Party
Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar

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