THE Government’s first duty should always be to try to protect people and keep them safe. While there are other things to do, they should never lose sight of this. It is what the public expect from their Government, writes MP Philip Davies.
Tough decisions have had to be taken on things important to the public like police numbers, the strength of the Armed Forces and local council services. Public sector workers have had a pay cap in place since 2010.
Back in 2006, I was the first MP to call publicly for the UK to leave the European Union. Since then, I have seen many colleagues, and increasing numbers of my constituents, come to the same conclusion.
In an age where you can buy anything from a TV to a pint of milk at the click of a button at midnight on a Sunday evening, it is ridiculous that restrictions still exist for large stores. Internet shopping has reformed the consumer market and thus overdue changes to trading hours are desperately needed.
This year, anybody in the UK with an interest in sport has been spoilt for choice. The Ashes and Wimbledon both captured the public’s imagination once again and we still have the Rugby World Cup to look forward to.
I do not even get past the introduction before the next body blow. She refers to “The custodial sentences mostly male judges enjoy imposing…” and that “Britain is poorly served by an anachronistic, archaic network of male judges who send far too many women to prison”. I do not know what planet she is on but if the judiciary sentencing people to custody in the numbers they currently do is apparently something they enjoy then I literally shudder at the thought of how few people they would send to prison if they really hated it!
Today's attack piece in the Guardian against Philip Davies, MP for Shipley, is many things. It is certainly a lazy attempt to smear a decent man as a racist. It is potentially a worrying bit of political campaigning by supposedly impartial public servants (of which more later).
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