Saturday, 2 February 2008
Leaving the UK
I went out with colleagues in Snodland this morning and I was sad to come across 2 people who wanted to leave the UK because they were "fed up with everything". What disappoints me most is that this not the first time I have heard this on the doorsteps. People are becoming increasingly disillusioned with this Government and what was said to me this morning, and indeed before, is that they've worked hard, paid their taxes and feel that they get nothing in return. Two other people said to me today that they feel that the Government are completely bullied by Brussels and "unlike the French never stand up to Europe" and one of the chaps who said he was going to leave said the final straw came when he heard the patriotism was no longer going to be taught in schools any more. I sympathise with them. This Government is weak. It capitulates to Brussels all the time and we never say no to anything. I can understand why people are so fed up but I hope that they are still around at the next election so they can hit the Government where it really hurts - at the polling station.