The Queens Speech
I listened to the Queens Speech with interest…more to see how Labour would react and I had placed a bet with my husband that they would reject it totally and only for political point scoring and guess what…I won.
Who can disagree with extending jail terms for murderers and rapists, especially those who don’t say where the body is? There is also the commitment to crack down on foreign criminals and child abusers … again for the sake of our safety….who could disagree with it? Yep you guessed it…Jeremy Corbyn and his team.
There was the proposal to increase spending for the NHS. Well if that lot in parliament can get to grips and understand democracy then maybe just maybe there will be the money for the NHS but we will be £13 billion short if we have to send it to the continent, and that money alone could cure the very poorly NHS but without the politicians realising this….there will be a short fall.
A 2 percent council charge is due to be consulted upon and I agree with this as it is kinder to pay for adult social care that way than making families sell homes. However, the problem I have is those who “choose” not to work and from the cradle to the grave expect the state to pay. Maybe it is about time we started to look at them contributing too…..after all if you contribute nothing why should you have the same rights?
Having a points-based immigration for movement sounds like a great idea as why can’t we only bring in the people who will make this country great again. If we have people from all over the world wanting to come and live here and they have great skills which we can use…then the more the merrier, but should we really have to accept the criminals of other countries just because they have movement rights from the EU?
The Electoral Integrity Bill is one I am very enthusiastic about. There are one or two seats that we know were won by students being allowed to vote twice…Kensington South for instance. On what planet would that MP Emma Dent Coad represent Kensington South…her winning margin was 20 votes and the police should have carried through their threats to charge those with voting fraud. I doubt whether the woman will ever get in again. So, having to show photographic ID when registering your vote is a start. Computers should be linked so that when your voting pass is scanned it will link up and state whether you have voted already. That will stop voting fraud and stop people becoming MPs when they were not legally voted in.
Railway reform…that will take a miracle as the trains are too expensive, poorly invested in and badly maintained but we live in hope.
There are other bills such as the Domestic Violence Bill, the Fair Tips Bills, a NHS Health Investigations Bill, Divorce Dissolution and Separation bill, a Pension Schemes Bill, Animal Welfare Bill (of which I am more than happy to see it come to fruition being an animal lover), the Environment Bill and bringing in a legally binding target to reduce plastic waste and ensure cleaner air.
Now I am a conservative voter and always find myself in agreement with the Tories but having a look at the proposals I cannot find one single issue that could be found wrong with the proposals put forward. It even includes the “Do or Die” date for Brexit.
The Labour party are just out to make mischief and we have seen this from their sitting on the fence with Brexit, especially as they think that we the electorate are crazy enough to believe that they can be trusted with Brexit, but you would think that they would put aside their own stupidity and vote for what is a very well thought out Queen’s speech.
Guess their hatred for everything conservative blinds them to what is in effect a good deal and something I highly doubt they could match.