Saturday, 13 February 2010
Teeming Tesco at Milton - very different from Kirtling
Among other issues raised with me were: Afghanistan - most folk are worried to death about what is going on 'over there' and many, like me, want our boys brought home, and not in coffins; pensions - the link with earnings was broken some years ago, but the Government is intent on restoring it 'by 2012 or by the end of the next parliament at the latest.'; pike fishing - I met a buddy of my pike-fishing friend, Denis 'Digger' Moules, and we gossiped; and the present state of the roads - potholes are now a big worry and Cambridgeshire County Council has major work to do in the coming weeks. My grandson and his car had an argument with a pothole recently: needless to say, the pothole won.
Oh, yes, and immigration - I have said many times (and I said it again and again today) that, whilst I want our local economy to thrive and that I will do all that I can to promote our County's interests, I also want a slowing down of inward migration to Cambridgeshire and a slowing down of immigration nationally. I am not a supporter of multi-culturalism and I have severe reservations about Great Britain becoming more multi-racial.
Immigration and race relations are rarely mentioned by the major parties, but they rightly worry many of our own British people here in South East Cambridgeshire. They worry me, too, and I am not happy with all of the changes that have occurred in our country over the past several decades. None of us voted to make those changes.