3 January 2013

Eurovision or EURO-vision?

OK, let's be quite plain: the pun in the title is awful.

The Eurovision Song Contest has always been one of my great pleasures (primarily because I have a horrible taste in music), but are the Conservative Party are picking a winner to represent the United Kingdom? I answer yes. Are UKIP picking an artist worthy of douze points (top marks)? I answer no. Will Labour's selection beat the all-time Eurovision record of 387 set by Alexander Rybak of Norway in 2009 (the best idea ever)? I answer no. Not by a long shot. The bookies (financial experts and economists) all say that the Conservatives have the best song (policy on Europe). Labour are favourite to get the dreaded nul points (no points), whereas the UKIP entry is popular with the UK but unlikely to drum up support on the night (from the economists and financial experts).

I will talk about the Eurovision Song Contest itself a bit nearer the time.

The Conservative Party's stance on Europe is plain to see and leading economists agree with it. We should not let ourself be governed from Brussels yet we should remain a part of the European Union for the reasons of influence in our economy. The Eurozone is one of the major trading partners of the United Kingdom, and we need to have influence in it. Our legacy in Europe is a lot better than the Labour party's. Tony Blair once said this: "I lead my party, [John Major] follows his." Yet, we have led in Europe and he has followed in Europe. He followed on the recommendations for the social chapter, on renegotiating our rebate, he almost surrendered our veto, and the white flag flew over Downing Street. This government got Britain out of the Greek bailouts, saving the taxpayer millions, and pushed for a cut in the EU Budget when the other 26 countries wanted a rise.

Miliband was asked in October 2011 whether he thought Brussels has too much power. Miliband said "no". If there are differences between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives on Europe (and there are bound to be; coalition politics is tough), it's not like Cameron and Clegg are brothers. When Miliband was asked if he wanted to join the Euro, he answered with: "It depends on how long I'm Prime Minister for." He is a complacent mug who treats the British people like fools. The real split is between the Labour Party and reality. Miliband and Balls want to keep on borrowing and spending (and Miliband recommended this to Greece and Italy).

Another thing to mention is Ed Miliband's union paymasters who are calling strikes deliberately to cripple the economy. Now, "union paymasters" may sound harsh, but it's true. In the Labour leadership election in 2010, both Labour Party members and Labour Party MPs and MEPs voted for David Miliband, but the unions voted for Ed Miliband. This therefore leads to convenience politics; he says what he wants to get the votes, leading to this awkward interview on the topic of strikes. The unions are responsible for 87% of Labour's income. In 2012, after the party donation saga, he argued for a £5,000 cap on party donations, with the exception of unions...

Don't worry, he's all right now that David Miliband turned him off and on again.

Vote Conservative if you don't want a mug to run this country. Vote Conservative if you don't want a mug to ruin this country.

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