posted by David Davies AM at 1:13 AM
I'm afraid, David, that I think that there is much to do within our own country which puts everything else into secoond place.Like- trying to get hold of a government that is running our living standards etc into the ground.The Consevative Party is not going to influence voters, from Uganda. Nor are they likely to get the media to be positive, regarding them as a viable alternative to a load of Union Leaders who govern us at the present time.If the candidates, for the leadership of the Party, get their heads together and pick the best from all, because they all have very good points to make, but also they have points that are not. The party had to pick the member who is the most TV aware, has media savvy and the best of points to run with. The whole party has to BACK the one chosen.We must get rid of the idea, that most people think of Politicians.1/ ME2/ Party3/ CountryJust as the likes of Winston chose, Country No1 then the voter will choose YOU as the No1.Get the priorities right first the rest will follow.Derek of monmouith
Dearek, I certainly agree that there is much to do within our own country, indeed in our county (I am assuming that you live in Monmouth) and that has to be the priority for British MPs. However this cannot preclude looking at other matters from time to time. International affairs often end up having a direct effect on Britain and the recent history of Uganda is a case in point.The point about backing whoever is chosen as the next Conservative leader is one I completely agree with and the priority for any MP should be constituancy country party in that order.
David, thanks for reply and yes I do live in Monmouth.Re overseas interests - This putting our overseas interests before our own domestic problems has lead to the debacle in Iraq.I am an ex serviceman, so do understand what can and cannot effect us directly/indirectly. I am sorry but Iraq did/does not come to far up the list - unless it is OIL.Derekofmonmouth
Frankly I was far less enthusiastic about our involvement in Iraq than many in my party. However, having decided to do the job I think it is important that we back the servicemen who are out there until the job is done.
Whole heartidly agree - back the troops 100%. Pity the higher archie don't do the same. If they Keep bringing our lads/lass up to defend themselves about things that are carried out during combat is going to stop people joining the forces, those in will start leaving in droves. This has got to be stopped, accept that things do happen in combat and move on. Nothing happened about our lads and the US friendly fire, we moved on.
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Good for you David. Now what about reducing the expense of running the Westminster Parliament. I wonder how much your constituents pay for maintaining that building, not to mention the refurbushing of bars and restraunts. O yes? I believe MPs are paid much better than AMs. Great incentive to become an MP no doubt.
The pay for an AM is about £43k per annum for an MP its just under 60k.A head teacher of just about any comprehensive would be earning more than an MP.
Hopefully you are not doing it to make money, but for the good of the people and the country!!Well the Conference has gone reasonably well - the main contenders for party leader have put their wares out for all to see.There are only two to choose between, in my view. One of them is is to old (Clarke), but very good at speaking and very able to take the government on, so could act as a mentor/teacher for David Cameron to take over for the next election.In my view.derekofmonmouth
Derek, I had no idea you were an anthropologist! Goodness! We must get together to discuss this! It is, after all, part of my Uni course. Where did you study? When?
Come on Derek, I'm sure you've read the above by now. I wish to discuss these findings. I can only presume that you have done extensive fieldwork with these cultures (although as there are so many local variations on Arabic culture, I would find it too hard to study even a small proportion in a lifetime, and I’m not entirely sure what you mean by ‘blackman’). As an anthropology and religious studies student, I would love to discover how you arrived at the conclusions you reached. Please, give reference of the ethnologies where you back up this (seemingly racist and ethnocentric to a mere novice anthropologist like me) information (“The psyche of the Arab or the blackman is something that is not generally understood by modern Brits”).
I tried to take this off David's Blog, but am unable to get onto yours.Derek
Ugh..what a pile of rotting steaming racist uneducated poo spurting from the keyboard of Derek of Monmouth. I hope you are proud of being a member of the BNP...er Tory party. Its this kind of hateful undercurrent in our society which causes racist attacks and killings, such as that of Stephen Lawrence. I expect I could find many 'black man' who are far more refined, cultured and educated than you...which in fact would not be difficult, would it?
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