Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Trust rather than trick voters

8
Jun
Labour supporters claiming that the European results were not a catastrophe for the party can only do so by inventing a new meaning for the word catastrophe. Whether one looks at them on a national, regional or local level the picture is pitiful.

The results reflect the collapse of support for the Government in the country. They also ring a clear verdict on the EU.

Take the Wirral results, which cover four Labour Westminster constituencies. The Tories romped home with almost 21,000 votes. Labour was in a poor second place with 16,000.

In Wirral there is considerable resentment against the current EU. It may be that all of these natural voters deserted their natural party to support one of the clearer anti-European tickets, but I doubt it.

Even so the two parties standing in the election who hold the strongest views against our present relationship with Europe far out stretched the Labour vote, and almost toppled the Tory vote.

The BNP came in with 4,666 votes and UKIP's vote totalled more than 13,000.

Don't let anyone kid themselves that this was an unimportant election where voters felt they could make a clear protest vote. Unless something changes significantly on a national level these results would be reproduced at a general election.

Labour cannot win with the present Prime Minister. I was one of the seven who would not support his coronation after Tony Blair was shoehorned out of Number 10. But even I didn't think a Brown administration would be as inept as this one.

The Brownites are attempting to terrorise Labour MPs into inaction. If they succeed then we deserve our fate.

It is simply absurd to argue, as does No. 10, that the next leader must call an immediate general election. A new leader, when being invited by the Queen to form a government, should inform the Monarch that he or she intends to return in April of next year to call for a General Election on May 6.

The new Prime Minister would make that a part of a message brought back from the Palace.

Similarly, the failure to deal with immigration and Europe is poisoning our political system. I have set out in the Balanced Migration campaign how we should counter positively the BNP. Similarly, we need to cut loose European politics from our domestic politics. Voters have no party to represent their worries on this score, only the BNP with their evil interests.
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29 Oaks CrossStevenageHertsSG2 8LSTel: 01438 223727Sirs,I believe the political scene during the next few months is a critical one for Britain and, behind the smokescreen of promised legislation and proposed parliamentary reform, the following scheme will be relentlessly rolled out:1. In the autumn the EU will buy the Irish YES vote in their referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.2. As threatened, the EU will force the full ratification of the treaty in January 2010 allowing them to enforce our compliance with Europe wide security rules, the POLICE STATE.3. Lord Mandelson will then allow Gordon Brown, who is now Prime Minister in name only, to call a general election in his own time as long as he doesn't upset the EU by granting us a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty (very unlikely).It will then no longer matter who wins the general election because, after the Treaty ratification, Westminster will be a puppet parliament and both houses will be reduced to debating trivialities but without any power to change even a shoelace. Lord Mandelson is now the puppet master who has power over Gordon Brown and his toadying cabinet because he has powerful EU connections that could, in future, make or break every one of them. If Mandelson's scheme doesn't work out he still has his sinecure in the Lords, the others will have nothing.The EU is a club with 27 members, only 5 of which (including the UK) pay any subscriptions, the rest are free-loaders. If Britain were to leave, the EU funds would be some £16bn pa lighter, a deficit that would fall heavily on the other four subscribers. In addition, our retiring politicians would no longer be entitled to tickets for the EU gravy train, so recently vacated by Mandelson, Brittain and the Kinnocks. Since Labour's drubbing at the European elections, the EU power-mongers and officials have expressed concern that the Labour government may be forced to call an early general election and that the succeeding administration might grant us a referendum. That won't do at all if the EU's plans for Treaty ratification are to go ahead.Therefore Peter Mandelson, Gordon Brown and the rest of the gang have been ordered by Europe to postpone an election in order to disenfranchise us, the British people, until it is too late for us to escape the jackboot of the Stalinist EU. Gordon Brown will become famous for hammering home the last nail in the coffin of British sovereignty.Currently only the Tory party have sufficient strength to defeat Labour but they will have to be quick. David Cameron may be pleased that Gordon Brown is still holding the red hot iron of recession but time is pressing and he will have to move rather more smartly if he is to save this country from eternal subservience to the corrupt regime in Europe.B. J. Maddox
Comment by Anonymous on 15 Jul 2011
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Mr Field, I have always enjoyed your honest views even though not always agreeing to all of them. I think the only way that you and other honest Labour MP's can remove your deluded leader and his almost completely rotten cabinet is to walk across the floor and sit with Independent MP's. If enough of you are serious and want the support of the public in the future this act would ensure the public's respect for at least some MP's and give us a chance to get rid of all the corrupt MP's from all party's.
Comment by Anonymous on 15 Jul 2011
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I've added you to my blog list........near the top.North West Tory
Comment by Anonymous on 15 Jul 2011
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The only labour candidate I could ever dream of voting for.
Comment by Anonymous on 15 Jul 2011
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Can I add to the people asking Frank to cross the floor: there are two reasons this would not happen. First is that as a man of principle Frank knows he was elected by the people of Birkenhead as their Labour representative. And secondly, If he crossed the floor he would be voted out at the next election if he joined the Conservatives. Whatever the rights or wrongs of such a move, Birkenhead is, and will remain, one of the safest Labour seats in the country. I am a traditional Labour voter, not one of these New Labour idiots who have never actually had a proper job or turned a dollar (I'm looking at you two, Milliband and Purnell) but If Frank stood as an Independent he may well get in as he is extremely well thought of by the local populace. And anyway, if we are lucky enough to have a principled, honest, hard working representative, why should we be the ones to suffer by losing him? Get your own honest MPs. ha ha.
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