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Letter Just Penned To My Mp (tory)

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Not re-read so could be errors but his last reply was full of them so it doens't matter too much.

Dear Robert Syms,

I wrote to you recently regarding the issue of housing and Conservative policy on housing and was very disappointed with your reply. The Conservatives have lost my vote as this issue is of utmost importance to me and my generation. David Cameron has stated that he supports private buy-to-let which makes it harder for first time buyers. The Conservatives have got no decent policies to address the ridiculous cost of housing in this area and the fact that 9/10 new builds in this area are now flats so there is no adequate family housing provision for the future. If no government is prepared to release green field land to build on then there is never going to be enough housing built and therefore there is no place for 2nd home ownership and unlimited buy-to-let ownership.

Today however, I write about a different subject. The government wants public sector health workers to accept a staged 2.5% pay award which translates to a pay cut in real terms with current RPI inflation running at 4.4%. The reason cited is that this will help keep inflation down. Now, I was under the impression that it was the job of the now, independent Bank of England to control inflation by increasing interest rates. I didn't think it was the job of public sector workers to take pay cuts and see an erosion of their take home pay to control inflation. My girlfriend is a nurse, overworked and underpaid. She has to work nights and 1 day off a week follows her nights so she effectively gets 1 day off work a week. She is constantly shattered and her work reduces her to tears on many occasions. I could not do what she does. It is staff like her that are keeping the NHS on it's feet, without them it would not survive and yet many like her, paid less than UK average wage see no reward for all their hard work.

Why should people like her be made to pay for the poor BoE interest rate setting policy? It all ties in with the housing problem, interest rates were kept too low for too long stoking a massive house price boom and massive levels of debt. Now hard working people like my girlfriend all over the country are being asked to take pay cuts because the BoE didn't do it's job and it can be argued it still isn't. Historically for current levels of inflation interest rates should be much higher. And I think I am correct is saying that the BoE is answerable to the chancellor so ultimately Gordon Brown is responsible.

If the Conservatives can't pick up on something like this then really you might aswell all go and join the Monster Raving Looney party as there is going to be zero chance of re-election for the party. And I won't even start on my thoughts on the no limits immigration policy this country currently adopts.

Yours sincerely,

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"The government wants more houses, particularly affordable houses, to be built across the country. Most residents, in Green Belt areas at any rate, don’t want them. As a former Potters Bar councillor, I know that it is absolutely fatal, electorally, to shown anything other than total commitment to the Green Belt. Any suggestion that a council has not done its utmost to oppose Green Belt development will be punished by the voters. But if those voters see that the council is forced into allowing major housing developments by the government, then it will be Labour MPs, not local councils, who face an electoral backlash."

from political www.betting.com

Seems clear the Tories are going to represent the Nimbys

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Of course if immigration had been controlled we wouldn't need to build on the green belt and many more homes would be available to families rather than turned into multiple occupancy cr*p holes.

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Great letter. I have voted Tory for ever. Next election it is going to be hey, maybe even Lib Dem (omigod)...because I have been horrified by three things in the main:

1. Their naked backing of the greedy, capitalist house price boom and BTL frenzy....and that justy carries on - "the landowning class" has suddenly taken on a new meaning for me....

2. The idiot stunt saying grammar schools got in the way of social mobility... even most decent thinking Labour voters want their kids to go to GSs....

3. The back to the smug 1950s give married people £20 a week more just because they ae married stunt.....

The total lack of courage and coherence on which policy issues to fight. Cameron attacking Brown for the floods ystdy was pathetic....everyone knows it is basically act of the gods....

Lordy lordy..... :unsure:

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Great letter. I have voted Tory for ever. Next election it is going to be hey, maybe even Lib Dem (omigod)...because I have been horrified by three things in the main:

1. Their naked backing of the greedy, capitalist house price boom and BTL frenzy....and that justy carries on - "the landowning class" has suddenly taken on a new meaning for me....

2. The idiot stunt saying grammar schools got in the way of social mobility... even most decent thinking Labour voters want their kids to go to GSs....

3. The back to the smug 1950s give married people £20 a week more just because they ae married stunt.....

The total lack of courage and coherence on which policy issues to fight. Cameron attacking Brown for the floods ystdy was pathetic....everyone knows it is basically act of the gods....

Lordy lordy..... :unsure:

I agree on all those points although getting married next year so quite like point 3.

But yeah, totally stupid him walking around in the floods yesterday saying there should be answers. Just adds to this 'gotta blame someone' society.

Had my window broken by chavs on estate next to us. Had a word with suspect mother and got the typical response

'there's nothing for them to do around here'

She's been provided with a frickin 3-bed house with garden and there's a decent sized play area literally 100m away yet they all play out on the streets.

It's everybody elses fault.

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Excellent letter, well written and mirrors how many people feel. I hope he gives you a decent reply that the letter deserves. Unfortunately nowadays there is very little to choose between the main parties - They're all crooks. :ph34r:

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IMO, it is pointless asking polticians to do anything about the miracle economy as all have been gorging at the trough.

Instead embrace your true friends, Mr. Geecee II from the US, Aunty Corr Ection, Mr. E. Con. O' Mickcycle, Mrs. Sent E. Meant, Little Miss Bubble-Pop, Mr. Tel E. Graff and Mr. Dayley Male, and our newest friend Mr. Sub Prime Woe.

In other words, let the market take care of business and watch the beneficiaries and instigators of Gordon's miracle squirm.

If the Tories want to be elected they are going to have to find a gritty radical from a solid working class background who is willing to stand for justice and free enterprise without stacked decks in favour of Champagne Socialists and their bevvy of trough swilling VIs. He/she will have to take risks and hope he/she can capture the imagination of what can be if we abandon buinsess as usual and make Britain Great again even if it is at the expense of miracle policies such as HPI, immigration, debt and greed.

IMO Cameron is business as usual. Perhaps even worse than Brown dare I say.

Edited by Realistbear

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I've always been tory, until recently. Dave Cameron is a joke. Lib-Dems, UKIP or even BNP get my vote from now.

This was the discussion on The Wright Stuff this morning on TV

People phoning in to say what you state above.

The Tories needed to stick to the right, like the French president. They would gain support this way.

David is trying to please everybody all at the sametime and ends up pleasing nobody. Tories and Labour are tripping over each other in the centre ground.

By not staying to the right leaves a vacuum for parties like BNP which are too far right for most but support for them will grow.

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Good letter.

Wrote to my (labour) MP some time ago, got passed onto the Treasury, even got a response from Ed Balls. However their response was to quote outdated statistics and some carp about the Barker review saying we need more houses (der I already knew that!)

I also wrote to my (Tory) councillors about local planning issues, all of whom ignored my letters!

We just need to keep at it and refuse to be fobbed off.

By the way I think WebCameron is a joke now.

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stick it on webcameron

Yeah - great idea!

As I said a while back the useful idiots from HPC that bombarded Webcameron to get House Price Crash up the listing handed Brown a golden opportunity. His New Labour aparatchiks noticed what was going on and set in motion Gordons "Great Housing Crisis" campaign. Politician love a Great Crisis that they can be seen to 'deal with'

Well done HPC for giving Brown a unique focus which he is now using to define his "new" premiership - we'll soon find out how much he really loves FTBers

As Simon Jenkins in last weeks Sunday Times pointed out there is no Housing Crisis - it's a convenient myth. Houses are simply overpriced, and Brown's policies have been central to the housing boom

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I've always been tory, until recently. Dave Cameron is a joke. Lib-Dems, UKIP or even BNP get my vote from now.

Which is precisely what Labour want to happen. Under our Parliamentary election system, UKIP and the BNP do not stand a realistic chance of getting a single MP elected. A vote for them is effectively a vote for Labour, as votes transferred from the Conservatives to a minority or single-issue party split the anti-Labour vote, thereby handing them the constituency. And as for the Lib Dems, their stated policies include taking us full speed into a United States of Europe, and increasing the tax burden significantly on young to middle-aged professionals in order to subsidise (mainly home-owning, both of the OO and BTL variety) pensioners, by replacing the Council Tax with a local income tax. This generation of pensioners are already being subsidised enough by HPI - the last thing I want to see is yet more state-forced wealth transfer from the under-40s to the over-55s.

Face facts, please: whatever Cameron's shortcomings (and I'm not denying that he has them), he is the only realistic chance of removing Labour from office. An incoming Tory government wouldn't be able to solve all our problems overnight, but it would send the message to Labour that governments which screw up are thrown out. Oh, and would you prefer Nick Griffin or Kiljoy-Sulk running the country? :o

Edited by The Ayatollah Bugheri

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There's no way the working and middle class are going to vote on mass for an old Etonian - someone that represents the class divide in this country and has enjoyed a privileged upbringing. If the Tories are to to ever get elected again they need someone that is at least from a more normal background which most people can identify with, not some out of touch toffs who will say anything to get elected.

What perhaps someone like William Hague or David Davies ;)

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Actually (and speaking as someone who was educated at a state comprehensive - the same one as John Major in fact, though it was a grammar school when he was there), I'd be less suspicious of the motives of an old Etonian than someone who came to politics from a poor background. After all, Cameron and his ilk don't need the money, as they were pretty wealthy to start with: so that's unlikely to be their main motivation for going into politics, and also means that they're less likely to be vulnerable to bribes and corruption. Bear in mind that the MPs involved in the 'cash for questions' scandal of the '90s all came from backgrounds which weren't particularly privileged (apart from Aitken, and he was motivated by vanity rather than money).

Compare that with the likes of Prescott, who worked his way up from the bottom, and once into high profile public office shamelessly abused the position to get his hands on all the perks, freebies and junkets going.

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Excellent letter, well written and mirrors how many people feel. I hope he gives you a decent reply that the letter deserves. Unfortunately nowadays there is very little to choose between the main parties - They're all crooks. :ph34r:

True. Don't waste your vote though by not turning up as then you will be lumped in with the rest of the drop-outs. If need be spoil your ballot paper with "NONE OF THE ABOVE" written on it.

I have absolutely no idea who to vote for if there is an election and I am still living in England. I wouldn't ever dream of not doing something though.

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Actually (and speaking as someone who was educated at a state comprehensive - the same one as John Major in fact, though it was a grammar school when he was there), I'd be less suspicious of the motives of an old Etonian than someone who came to politics from a poor background. After all, Cameron and his ilk don't need the money, as they were pretty wealthy to start with: so that's unlikely to be their main motivation for going into politics, and also means that they're less likely to be vulnerable to bribes and corruption. Bear in mind that the MPs involved in the 'cash for questions' scandal of the '90s all came from backgrounds which weren't particularly privileged (apart from Aitken, and he was motivated by vanity rather than money).

Compare that with the likes of Prescott, who worked his way up from the bottom, and once into high profile public office shamelessly abused the position to get his hands on all the perks, freebies and junkets going.

Couldn't agree more.

The reason the left are so illiberal is because they themselves cannot be trusted. Therefore they think the rest of us are untrustworthy too, and impose excessive amounts of regulation and red tape on us to make sure we behave ourselves.

Edited by Ethel

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Which is precisely what Labour want to happen. Under our Parliamentary election system, UKIP and the BNP do not stand a realistic chance of getting a single MP elected. A vote for them is effectively a vote for Labour, as votes transferred from the Conservatives to a minority or single-issue party split the anti-Labour vote, thereby handing them the constituency. And as for the Lib Dems, their stated policies include taking us full speed into a United States of Europe, and increasing the tax burden significantly on young to middle-aged professionals in order to subsidise (mainly home-owning, both of the OO and BTL variety) pensioners, by replacing the Council Tax with a local income tax. This generation of pensioners are already being subsidised enough by HPI - the last thing I want to see is yet more state-forced wealth transfer from the under-40s to the over-55s.

Face facts, please: whatever Cameron's shortcomings (and I'm not denying that he has them), he is the only realistic chance of removing Labour from office. An incoming Tory government wouldn't be able to solve all our problems overnight, but it would send the message to Labour that governments which screw up are thrown out. Oh, and would you prefer Nick Griffin or Kiljoy-Sulk running the country? :o

Yep, it's called tactical voting, unfortunately labour seems to keep being re-elected due to people's tactical voting to keep the tories out (at least that's the only reason I can understand why such an incompetant conglomerate of t*ss keeps getting voted back in), especially since "house price crash" is still associated with the tories and "3 day working weeks, power outages and unburied dead" is too long away to be remembered so this new labour government turning out to be a tax and spend pile of sh*te is seemingly a massive surprise.

Perhaps (dare I say it) the only way anything might change is by voting tory, we know labour won't help, a case of better the devil you don't know

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The tories are so green now they will probably recommend you leave them in the garden and wait till they turn into compost

These guys have already thought of that!

You'd still need to cremate most of the benefit-subsistent chavs, though, on public safety grounds alone. Would you want all that tobacco tar and White Lightning seeping its way through the ground and into our water supplies?

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This government have been outsourcing every type of public service imaginable and yet we still have 700,000 more public servants than we had 10 years ago. Added to this, local government officials and employees on quangos have been writing their own salary cheques.

This process of buying jobs and bribing public servants (the personell manager at ofcom earns over £200,000) is bleeding the kitty dry.

Someone has to pay and public servants at the coal face are going to get a raw deal.

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These guys have already thought of that!

You'd still need to cremate most of the benefit-subsistent chavs, though, on public safety grounds alone. Would you want all that tobacco tar and White Lightning seeping its way through the ground and into our water supplies?

Interesting, if you were to have pires for "chavs" (sorry for the quotation marks but it's "charvas" in my neck of the woods) then you could recycle their consumption by letting others inhale the smoke.

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