Thurrock candidates clash over Labour EU stance

Polly Billington has welcomed her party’s proposal

Polly Billington has welcomed her party’s proposal

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THURROCK candidates for next year’s general election have clashed following Labour’s announcement today that they would not call an in/out referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.

Leader Ed Miliband said they wouldn’t call the referendum unless the UK was being asked to transfer more power to Brussels.

Mr Miliband said his party strongly believes the UK’s future is in the EU, and criticised the Tories “damaging obsession” with EU policy.

Labour candidate Polly Billington backed the proposal, saying it would give the country a choice, and not a cooked up distraction.

She said: "I welcome Ed Miliband's commitment to an in/out referendum on the EU if there were any further powers going to Brussels.

“It means we can have a choice on what matters for the country, not a distraction cooked up to deal with Tory splits on Europe, and we can focus now on what really matters: dealing with the cost of living, crisis’s families are struggling with in Thurrock, creating quality jobs for our children and building homes in a community we can be proud of."

However UKIP Thurrock blasted the announcement as “out of touch, weak and undemocratic”.

Thurrock candidate Tim Aker said: “Labour was meant to be about giving working people a voice. Today their leader and their party representatives have told the people they don’t deserve a say on the EU.

“Much like the Tories who abandoned their pledge on an EU referendum, Labour join the Lib Dems and the establishment by not giving the British people a say.

“Only UKIP believes we should have an EU Referendum and tackle the EU’s policies on open borders, high energy prices and the £55m a day the EU costs British taxpayers.”

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11:43am Wed 12 Mar 14

ebagumtrebor says...

Does Polly mean the cost of living crisis made worse by the unrestricted movement of cheap Labour into this country which is forcing down wages and working conditions for the worse off in this country.

Perhaps she wouldlike to expalin what she means by quality jobs as this country appears to provide low paid, low skilled jobs for the masses from eastern Europe and nothing else. When quality jobs are created, her party squeals and calls the people in those jobs fat cats and rich people that should bail out the rest through ever higher taxes.

And what about the houses. Most of them are unaffordable to local people thanks to the fact that the housing stock in this country is over priced due to the over population of this country through her party's mass immigration policies. She supports this as she supports a European Union that tells this ocuntry we have no rights to control our own borders.

Sorry Polly tell us again the benefits of being part of the EU.
Does Polly mean the cost of living crisis made worse by the unrestricted movement of cheap Labour into this country which is forcing down wages and working conditions for the worse off in this country. Perhaps she wouldlike to expalin what she means by quality jobs as this country appears to provide low paid, low skilled jobs for the masses from eastern Europe and nothing else. When quality jobs are created, her party squeals and calls the people in those jobs fat cats and rich people that should bail out the rest through ever higher taxes. And what about the houses. Most of them are unaffordable to local people thanks to the fact that the housing stock in this country is over priced due to the over population of this country through her party's mass immigration policies. She supports this as she supports a European Union that tells this ocuntry we have no rights to control our own borders. Sorry Polly tell us again the benefits of being part of the EU. ebagumtrebor
  • Score: 8

12:11pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Indred Cold says...

Its quite simple really the people of this country want a vote on what to do about our membership of the European Market

Yes or No

YES we stay in NO we come out the Labour party are not listerning to the people they never do DO NOT vote labour thats the answer comrades
Its quite simple really the people of this country want a vote on what to do about our membership of the European Market Yes or No YES we stay in NO we come out the Labour party are not listerning to the people they never do DO NOT vote labour thats the answer comrades Indred Cold
  • Score: 9

1:54pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bernard 87 says...

Polly is a hypocrite like the rest of her partys MPs.

She constantly bangs on about the cost of living and helping the poor of Thurrock but has never acknowledged that it was Labour who brought many of these problems to our shores. Labour inherited a rich, well functioning country in 1997, a country that was not overcrowded nor overpopulated. They spent 13 years transforming this country to suit their own agenda. They imported voters by the millions, they drove down the working mans wage, the very people they pretend to care about, by allowing a cheap supply of low skilled workers. They dumbed down state education whilst putting their own children through private schooling. They failed to regulate the banks and placed too much emphasis on credit which made the effects of the global financial crisis worse, and they signed us up to the EU project without asking the voters.

Given all of this I am not surprised that Labour will not give us a say in our relationship with Europe. As a party they do not think that the masses are educated enough to make their own minds up on anything.
Polly is a hypocrite like the rest of her partys MPs. She constantly bangs on about the cost of living and helping the poor of Thurrock but has never acknowledged that it was Labour who brought many of these problems to our shores. Labour inherited a rich, well functioning country in 1997, a country that was not overcrowded nor overpopulated. They spent 13 years transforming this country to suit their own agenda. They imported voters by the millions, they drove down the working mans wage, the very people they pretend to care about, by allowing a cheap supply of low skilled workers. They dumbed down state education whilst putting their own children through private schooling. They failed to regulate the banks and placed too much emphasis on credit which made the effects of the global financial crisis worse, and they signed us up to the EU project without asking the voters. Given all of this I am not surprised that Labour will not give us a say in our relationship with Europe. As a party they do not think that the masses are educated enough to make their own minds up on anything. Bernard 87
  • Score: 7

6:40pm Wed 12 Mar 14

skinthegoat says...

(with acknowledgement to a commentator in the DT)


A few days after the former Greek President stated that he believed Greece should hold a referendum on Greek membership of the Euro, he was removed from power and replaced by an unelected NeoCon Goldman Sachs mafioso who was parachuted in to protect the international finance ponzi scheme assets in Greece and within a few days 80 billion Euros was on its way from Greece to Switerland .
The same NeroCon syndicate crooks have managed a mainstream media black-out filter on developments in Greece or anything else we are not supposed to know about .
For the last 12 years the same syndicate together with people like George Soros Open Society, have pumped billions of dollars into the Ukraine as part of the agenda to destablise it so they can move in and plunder the assets and do to the Ukraine what the EU has done to the UK ( third world mass immigration --political correctness -- speech restriction laws---cultural marxist anti-White brainwashing in schools --multiculti liberal progressive brain washing on TV .) as a form of Trojan Horse ideological warfare to undermine ethnic solidarity and identity .
This is Super Capitalism exploiting Leftism--Liberalism-
-Multicultism as a tool that has turned out to be very useful to their agenda . This is why the George Soros, Rockerfeller , Ford Foundation, Bank Of America, Adelson, Zuckerberg , Koch Brothers, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and scores of other billionaires and corporations donate to and also billions in tax payers money is syphoned off to pay for their schemes and support of " Left wing ? " causes and supporting
" coloured revolutions "
These Masters of the Universe have just parachuted another few of their place men in to head the Ukraine goverment .
This IMF US/EU international finance capitalist olicharchy of robber barons that was in the process of looting and plundering Russia's assets and resources until Putin arrested some of them and put them on trial and booted the rest out, have not forgiven Putin for messing up their racket .
The same US / EU/ Saudi/AIPAC/NeoCon Geo-Political Kleptocracy has been fooling about in Afghanistan, Iraq, Serbia , Egypt, Lybia , Syria, Georgia,Greece,
Peter ( Genocide Pete ) Sutherland, is a Goldman Sachs executive, member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee, EU Commissioner ,.Chairman of the LSE , member of the Round Table of European Industrialists, former BP Oil executive , member of the WTO , GATT and advisor to the UN Migration and Development --and he stated to a UK parliamentary committee ( as reported by the BBC )
Quote ;
" The UK and EU must do more to undermine the homogeneity of their
nation states "
He also demanded more unskilled third world mass immigration to Europe and that instéad of the EU choosing which immigrants it wants, that it should be the immigrants who decide which Western countries they should go to .
The ridiculous notion as expressed by some of the commentators on DT that people like Barroso,and the rest of our the perks power and privilege EU political Geekery give a crap about the little man in the street or are driven by selfless idealism is incredibley naive . They are not stupid . They know that as long as they dust off and wheel out the ---
" Europeans are a bunch of Nazi savages just waiting to re-establish the Third Reich so the only way to prevent this is to hand over your national self-determination to us ( of course ) and de-Europeanise Europe and allow your homelands to be transformed into cheap slave labour adventure theme parks for the third world masses and to invite a high birth rate 7th Century supremacist demographic time bomb into your midst that you will be in a civil war with when there are enough of them ,and while that it going on we will just off shore and transfer your manufacturing industry to China and we just want create all kinds of EU Framework " Hate Speech " laws to shut up and prosecute any uppity White people who get out of line and try to escape from our intellectual Stalinist gulag and take control of your media ...and in the name of " democracy " and
" freedom " everytime the French, Dutch, Irish have a referendum we will ignore it or tell you to vote the correct way the next time . And anyone who doesn't like it is a " mentally unhinged, hate mongering far right, genocidal, extremist nationalist, fascist "
What our people must understand is that this mob of smooth talking quasi- Super Capitalist/neo-Commu
nists and their Baroso, Cameron, Merkel, Hollande , PR talking head front men, are as oblivious to the fate of their own native majority populations as any 17th Century French aristocrat or Soviet Commissar . It is a form post democratic goverment by diktat from above and mission creep enslavement by stealth .
(with acknowledgement to a commentator in the DT) A few days after the former Greek President stated that he believed Greece should hold a referendum on Greek membership of the Euro, he was removed from power and replaced by an unelected NeoCon Goldman Sachs mafioso who was parachuted in to protect the international finance ponzi scheme assets in Greece and within a few days 80 billion Euros was on its way from Greece to Switerland . The same NeroCon syndicate crooks have managed a mainstream media black-out filter on developments in Greece or anything else we are not supposed to know about . For the last 12 years the same syndicate together with people like George Soros Open Society, have pumped billions of dollars into the Ukraine as part of the agenda to destablise it so they can move in and plunder the assets and do to the Ukraine what the EU has done to the UK ( third world mass immigration --political correctness -- speech restriction laws---cultural marxist anti-White brainwashing in schools --multiculti liberal progressive brain washing on TV .) as a form of Trojan Horse ideological warfare to undermine ethnic solidarity and identity . This is Super Capitalism exploiting Leftism--Liberalism- -Multicultism as a tool that has turned out to be very useful to their agenda . This is why the George Soros, Rockerfeller , Ford Foundation, Bank Of America, Adelson, Zuckerberg , Koch Brothers, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and scores of other billionaires and corporations donate to and also billions in tax payers money is syphoned off to pay for their schemes and support of " Left wing ? " causes and supporting " coloured revolutions " These Masters of the Universe have just parachuted another few of their place men in to head the Ukraine goverment . This IMF US/EU international finance capitalist olicharchy of robber barons that was in the process of looting and plundering Russia's assets and resources until Putin arrested some of them and put them on trial and booted the rest out, have not forgiven Putin for messing up their racket . The same US / EU/ Saudi/AIPAC/NeoCon Geo-Political Kleptocracy has been fooling about in Afghanistan, Iraq, Serbia , Egypt, Lybia , Syria, Georgia,Greece, Peter ( Genocide Pete ) Sutherland, is a Goldman Sachs executive, member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee, EU Commissioner ,.Chairman of the LSE , member of the Round Table of European Industrialists, former BP Oil executive , member of the WTO , GATT and advisor to the UN Migration and Development --and he stated to a UK parliamentary committee ( as reported by the BBC ) Quote ; " The UK and EU must do more to undermine the homogeneity of their nation states " He also demanded more unskilled third world mass immigration to Europe and that instéad of the EU choosing which immigrants it wants, that it should be the immigrants who decide which Western countries they should go to . The ridiculous notion as expressed by some of the commentators on DT that people like Barroso,and the rest of our the perks power and privilege EU political Geekery give a crap about the little man in the street or are driven by selfless idealism is incredibley naive . They are not stupid . They know that as long as they dust off and wheel out the --- " Europeans are a bunch of Nazi savages just waiting to re-establish the Third Reich so the only way to prevent this is to hand over your national self-determination to us ( of course ) and de-Europeanise Europe and allow your homelands to be transformed into cheap slave labour adventure theme parks for the third world masses and to invite a high birth rate 7th Century supremacist demographic time bomb into your midst that you will be in a civil war with when there are enough of them ,and while that it going on we will just off shore and transfer your manufacturing industry to China and we just want create all kinds of EU Framework " Hate Speech " laws to shut up and prosecute any uppity White people who get out of line and try to escape from our intellectual Stalinist gulag and take control of your media ...and in the name of " democracy " and " freedom " everytime the French, Dutch, Irish have a referendum we will ignore it or tell you to vote the correct way the next time . And anyone who doesn't like it is a " mentally unhinged, hate mongering far right, genocidal, extremist nationalist, fascist " What our people must understand is that this mob of smooth talking quasi- Super Capitalist/neo-Commu nists and their Baroso, Cameron, Merkel, Hollande , PR talking head front men, are as oblivious to the fate of their own native majority populations as any 17th Century French aristocrat or Soviet Commissar . It is a form post democratic goverment by diktat from above and mission creep enslavement by stealth . skinthegoat
  • Score: 15

10:57am Thu 13 Mar 14

ThurrockResident says...

Typical. No referendum so no voice for the poor. Cheap labour from Poland and elsewhere has ruined jobs for the British!
Typical. No referendum so no voice for the poor. Cheap labour from Poland and elsewhere has ruined jobs for the British! ThurrockResident
  • Score: 14

5:59pm Thu 13 Mar 14

poortaxpayer says...

They obviously want UKIP to do well in Thurrock then.
They obviously want UKIP to do well in Thurrock then. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 12

9:47am Tue 18 Mar 14

OckendonPaul says...

Labour could promise a genocide of the white working class and the same idiots would still vote for them. They support them like a football team.
Labour could promise a genocide of the white working class and the same idiots would still vote for them. They support them like a football team. OckendonPaul
  • Score: 2

3:27pm Wed 26 Mar 14

L LeBreton says...

Timur Aker actually, not Tim.

He has taken down the UKIP Immigration Policy for a rewrite.

Expect it to look a lot less like UKIP when it goes back up.

Disaster!
Timur Aker actually, not Tim. He has taken down the UKIP Immigration Policy for a rewrite. Expect it to look a lot less like UKIP when it goes back up. Disaster! L LeBreton
  • Score: 1

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