StepChange Debt Charity says the number of people calling helpline shot up by 39 per cent

Echo: Big increase in families plagued by debt misery: Number of people in south Essex asking for help on the rise Big increase in families plagued by debt misery: Number of people in south Essex asking for help on the rise

CHARITIES are warning about a huge increase in the number of people in south Essex asking for help over their debts.

The StepChange Debt Charity says the number of people in the SS postcode area calling its helpline asking for advice has shot up by 39 per cent.

Last year, 1,676 people in the area contacted the charity’s helpline, up from 1,211 in 2012.

The charity adds people in the area have been on average £38 short of covering their essential household bills each month – and owed an average of £14,588 in unsecured debt.

The Rochford and Rayleigh Citizens Advice Bureau says it has also seen a 39 per cent increase in inquiries about debt online in the two weeks after Christmas – compared to the same period the year before.

Sue Murray, district manager for Rochford and Rayleigh Citizens Advice, said: “January is always a busy time of year for us, with lots of clients coming in with debt issues.

“It is important people dealwith outstanding bills as soon as possible and don’t ignore them, hoping they go away.

“The sooner advice is sought and creditors engaged with, the less chance there is of the debts escalating and repayment becoming harder and more unlikely.

“This is particularly important in the case of mortgage or rent arrears, as these could result in people losing their homes.”

Mike O’Connor, chief executive of StepChange, said: “Debt can have a devastating effect on people’s lives in the formof mental health issues and family breakdown.”

 

Citizens Advice Bureau’s Advice for tackling debt

  • Sort out what you owe
  • Work out which are the most urgent debts for you to pay off and how much you have to pay each of these off
  • Deal with the most urgent debts as a matter of priority
  • Look at your options for dealing with the less urgent debts and work out how to pay them off after you have cleared the most urgent debts
  • Contact your creditors and make arrangements to pay back what you owe
  • Work out your options if you don’t have enough money to pay off all your debts
  • Seek help from the Citizens Advice Bureau or other free advice agency to start dealing with your debt

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9:03am Thu 30 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

While ever people continue to vote in the relentlessly inept lib/lab/con merry go round, this state of affairs will continue.

It's obvious that none of the above are competent with the economy and I fear for the future because there is no political party in this country that can be trusted with the economy or any of the other big issues that worry people.

I really am at a loss as to what the answer is.

Thirteen years of Labour doomed this country to abject failure and all the Conservatives are doing is pulling the chain on it all.

The style of EU government and its wildly fluctuating economy and diktats and constraints has imperilled this country and now ordinary people are feeling the effects of what inept politicians both in Westminster and Brussels have decided is good for this country.

It is clearly not good: quite the opposite.

None of them can be trusted with the economy, immigration or any of the other big issues that bother the majority of decent, hardworking people of this country.

We only have to look locally at the political infighting, backstabbing, ineptitude and downright nastiness to see that today's class of politicians, with a few exceptions is singularly unsuitable to run a tea stand let alone a country.

For me, the credibility of politicians is at an all time zero.

Whatever party you have in power, you are going to have extreme lefties running it - and screaming and shouting if you oppose their views.

After all, Adolf Hitler ran the National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party from 1933 to 1945. It's emblem was a swastika and its members were called Nazis. FACT.

It amazes me how these lefties call everyone else a Nazi and yet they want to run this country and everybody in it along similar lines.

If you object or speak out of turn they start threatening.

I believe this country is heading for revolution because everywhere I go there is unrest and people are unsettled, frightened and worried about the future.

The sooner the extreme left "Nazis" are removed from the political scene - and that includes all colours of rosette, the safer we will all be.
While ever people continue to vote in the relentlessly inept lib/lab/con merry go round, this state of affairs will continue. It's obvious that none of the above are competent with the economy and I fear for the future because there is no political party in this country that can be trusted with the economy or any of the other big issues that worry people. I really am at a loss as to what the answer is. Thirteen years of Labour doomed this country to abject failure and all the Conservatives are doing is pulling the chain on it all. The style of EU government and its wildly fluctuating economy and diktats and constraints has imperilled this country and now ordinary people are feeling the effects of what inept politicians both in Westminster and Brussels have decided is good for this country. It is clearly not good: quite the opposite. None of them can be trusted with the economy, immigration or any of the other big issues that bother the majority of decent, hardworking people of this country. We only have to look locally at the political infighting, backstabbing, ineptitude and downright nastiness to see that today's class of politicians, with a few exceptions is singularly unsuitable to run a tea stand let alone a country. For me, the credibility of politicians is at an all time zero. Whatever party you have in power, you are going to have extreme lefties running it - and screaming and shouting if you oppose their views. After all, Adolf Hitler ran the National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party from 1933 to 1945. It's emblem was a swastika and its members were called Nazis. FACT. It amazes me how these lefties call everyone else a Nazi and yet they want to run this country and everybody in it along similar lines. If you object or speak out of turn they start threatening. I believe this country is heading for revolution because everywhere I go there is unrest and people are unsettled, frightened and worried about the future. The sooner the extreme left "Nazis" are removed from the political scene - and that includes all colours of rosette, the safer we will all be. Kim Gandy

9:43am Thu 30 Jan 14

maddriver says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
While ever people continue to vote in the relentlessly inept lib/lab/con merry go round, this state of affairs will continue.

It's obvious that none of the above are competent with the economy and I fear for the future because there is no political party in this country that can be trusted with the economy or any of the other big issues that worry people.

I really am at a loss as to what the answer is.

Thirteen years of Labour doomed this country to abject failure and all the Conservatives are doing is pulling the chain on it all.

The style of EU government and its wildly fluctuating economy and diktats and constraints has imperilled this country and now ordinary people are feeling the effects of what inept politicians both in Westminster and Brussels have decided is good for this country.

It is clearly not good: quite the opposite.

None of them can be trusted with the economy, immigration or any of the other big issues that bother the majority of decent, hardworking people of this country.

We only have to look locally at the political infighting, backstabbing, ineptitude and downright nastiness to see that today's class of politicians, with a few exceptions is singularly unsuitable to run a tea stand let alone a country.

For me, the credibility of politicians is at an all time zero.

Whatever party you have in power, you are going to have extreme lefties running it - and screaming and shouting if you oppose their views.

After all, Adolf Hitler ran the National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party from 1933 to 1945. It's emblem was a swastika and its members were called Nazis. FACT.

It amazes me how these lefties call everyone else a Nazi and yet they want to run this country and everybody in it along similar lines.

If you object or speak out of turn they start threatening.

I believe this country is heading for revolution because everywhere I go there is unrest and people are unsettled, frightened and worried about the future.

The sooner the extreme left "Nazis" are removed from the political scene - and that includes all colours of rosette, the safer we will all be.
I'd be interested to know how you reached the conclusions of this diatribe via an article about debt in the local area.
Maybe your brain should be saved for posterity to let us all know if a cure for such an obviously unhinging disease can ever be found. Of course there is the possibility that you are the only person ever to have had or to have this condition.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: While ever people continue to vote in the relentlessly inept lib/lab/con merry go round, this state of affairs will continue. It's obvious that none of the above are competent with the economy and I fear for the future because there is no political party in this country that can be trusted with the economy or any of the other big issues that worry people. I really am at a loss as to what the answer is. Thirteen years of Labour doomed this country to abject failure and all the Conservatives are doing is pulling the chain on it all. The style of EU government and its wildly fluctuating economy and diktats and constraints has imperilled this country and now ordinary people are feeling the effects of what inept politicians both in Westminster and Brussels have decided is good for this country. It is clearly not good: quite the opposite. None of them can be trusted with the economy, immigration or any of the other big issues that bother the majority of decent, hardworking people of this country. We only have to look locally at the political infighting, backstabbing, ineptitude and downright nastiness to see that today's class of politicians, with a few exceptions is singularly unsuitable to run a tea stand let alone a country. For me, the credibility of politicians is at an all time zero. Whatever party you have in power, you are going to have extreme lefties running it - and screaming and shouting if you oppose their views. After all, Adolf Hitler ran the National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party from 1933 to 1945. It's emblem was a swastika and its members were called Nazis. FACT. It amazes me how these lefties call everyone else a Nazi and yet they want to run this country and everybody in it along similar lines. If you object or speak out of turn they start threatening. I believe this country is heading for revolution because everywhere I go there is unrest and people are unsettled, frightened and worried about the future. The sooner the extreme left "Nazis" are removed from the political scene - and that includes all colours of rosette, the safer we will all be.[/p][/quote]I'd be interested to know how you reached the conclusions of this diatribe via an article about debt in the local area. Maybe your brain should be saved for posterity to let us all know if a cure for such an obviously unhinging disease can ever be found. Of course there is the possibility that you are the only person ever to have had or to have this condition. maddriver

10:24am Thu 30 Jan 14

Happy Chickie says...

Someone looks like they are having a bad day. Cheer up Kim - life is good.
Someone looks like they are having a bad day. Cheer up Kim - life is good. Happy Chickie

10:33am Thu 30 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

maddriver wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote: While ever people continue to vote in the relentlessly inept lib/lab/con merry go round, this state of affairs will continue. It's obvious that none of the above are competent with the economy and I fear for the future because there is no political party in this country that can be trusted with the economy or any of the other big issues that worry people. I really am at a loss as to what the answer is. Thirteen years of Labour doomed this country to abject failure and all the Conservatives are doing is pulling the chain on it all. The style of EU government and its wildly fluctuating economy and diktats and constraints has imperilled this country and now ordinary people are feeling the effects of what inept politicians both in Westminster and Brussels have decided is good for this country. It is clearly not good: quite the opposite. None of them can be trusted with the economy, immigration or any of the other big issues that bother the majority of decent, hardworking people of this country. We only have to look locally at the political infighting, backstabbing, ineptitude and downright nastiness to see that today's class of politicians, with a few exceptions is singularly unsuitable to run a tea stand let alone a country. For me, the credibility of politicians is at an all time zero. Whatever party you have in power, you are going to have extreme lefties running it - and screaming and shouting if you oppose their views. After all, Adolf Hitler ran the National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party from 1933 to 1945. It's emblem was a swastika and its members were called Nazis. FACT. It amazes me how these lefties call everyone else a Nazi and yet they want to run this country and everybody in it along similar lines. If you object or speak out of turn they start threatening. I believe this country is heading for revolution because everywhere I go there is unrest and people are unsettled, frightened and worried about the future. The sooner the extreme left "Nazis" are removed from the political scene - and that includes all colours of rosette, the safer we will all be.
I'd be interested to know how you reached the conclusions of this diatribe via an article about debt in the local area. Maybe your brain should be saved for posterity to let us all know if a cure for such an obviously unhinging disease can ever be found. Of course there is the possibility that you are the only person ever to have had or to have this condition.
granted that was all a bit 'off piste' in respect of the actual article, but i have to say mostly true...... except the description of tories as 'lefties' ...... i just don't get that at all ?
[quote][p][bold]maddriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: While ever people continue to vote in the relentlessly inept lib/lab/con merry go round, this state of affairs will continue. It's obvious that none of the above are competent with the economy and I fear for the future because there is no political party in this country that can be trusted with the economy or any of the other big issues that worry people. I really am at a loss as to what the answer is. Thirteen years of Labour doomed this country to abject failure and all the Conservatives are doing is pulling the chain on it all. The style of EU government and its wildly fluctuating economy and diktats and constraints has imperilled this country and now ordinary people are feeling the effects of what inept politicians both in Westminster and Brussels have decided is good for this country. It is clearly not good: quite the opposite. None of them can be trusted with the economy, immigration or any of the other big issues that bother the majority of decent, hardworking people of this country. We only have to look locally at the political infighting, backstabbing, ineptitude and downright nastiness to see that today's class of politicians, with a few exceptions is singularly unsuitable to run a tea stand let alone a country. For me, the credibility of politicians is at an all time zero. Whatever party you have in power, you are going to have extreme lefties running it - and screaming and shouting if you oppose their views. After all, Adolf Hitler ran the National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party from 1933 to 1945. It's emblem was a swastika and its members were called Nazis. FACT. It amazes me how these lefties call everyone else a Nazi and yet they want to run this country and everybody in it along similar lines. If you object or speak out of turn they start threatening. I believe this country is heading for revolution because everywhere I go there is unrest and people are unsettled, frightened and worried about the future. The sooner the extreme left "Nazis" are removed from the political scene - and that includes all colours of rosette, the safer we will all be.[/p][/quote]I'd be interested to know how you reached the conclusions of this diatribe via an article about debt in the local area. Maybe your brain should be saved for posterity to let us all know if a cure for such an obviously unhinging disease can ever be found. Of course there is the possibility that you are the only person ever to have had or to have this condition.[/p][/quote]granted that was all a bit 'off piste' in respect of the actual article, but i have to say mostly true...... except the description of tories as 'lefties' ...... i just don't get that at all ? pembury53

4:35pm Thu 30 Jan 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
While ever people continue to vote in the relentlessly inept lib/lab/con merry go round, this state of affairs will continue.

It's obvious that none of the above are competent with the economy and I fear for the future because there is no political party in this country that can be trusted with the economy or any of the other big issues that worry people.

I really am at a loss as to what the answer is.

Thirteen years of Labour doomed this country to abject failure and all the Conservatives are doing is pulling the chain on it all.

The style of EU government and its wildly fluctuating economy and diktats and constraints has imperilled this country and now ordinary people are feeling the effects of what inept politicians both in Westminster and Brussels have decided is good for this country.

It is clearly not good: quite the opposite.

None of them can be trusted with the economy, immigration or any of the other big issues that bother the majority of decent, hardworking people of this country.

We only have to look locally at the political infighting, backstabbing, ineptitude and downright nastiness to see that today's class of politicians, with a few exceptions is singularly unsuitable to run a tea stand let alone a country.

For me, the credibility of politicians is at an all time zero.

Whatever party you have in power, you are going to have extreme lefties running it - and screaming and shouting if you oppose their views.

After all, Adolf Hitler ran the National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party from 1933 to 1945. It's emblem was a swastika and its members were called Nazis. FACT.

It amazes me how these lefties call everyone else a Nazi and yet they want to run this country and everybody in it along similar lines.

If you object or speak out of turn they start threatening.

I believe this country is heading for revolution because everywhere I go there is unrest and people are unsettled, frightened and worried about the future.

The sooner the extreme left "Nazis" are removed from the political scene - and that includes all colours of rosette, the safer we will all be.
Revolution? Only if they banned kebab shops, reality TV programmes and cheap booze till then..carry on carrying on.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: While ever people continue to vote in the relentlessly inept lib/lab/con merry go round, this state of affairs will continue. It's obvious that none of the above are competent with the economy and I fear for the future because there is no political party in this country that can be trusted with the economy or any of the other big issues that worry people. I really am at a loss as to what the answer is. Thirteen years of Labour doomed this country to abject failure and all the Conservatives are doing is pulling the chain on it all. The style of EU government and its wildly fluctuating economy and diktats and constraints has imperilled this country and now ordinary people are feeling the effects of what inept politicians both in Westminster and Brussels have decided is good for this country. It is clearly not good: quite the opposite. None of them can be trusted with the economy, immigration or any of the other big issues that bother the majority of decent, hardworking people of this country. We only have to look locally at the political infighting, backstabbing, ineptitude and downright nastiness to see that today's class of politicians, with a few exceptions is singularly unsuitable to run a tea stand let alone a country. For me, the credibility of politicians is at an all time zero. Whatever party you have in power, you are going to have extreme lefties running it - and screaming and shouting if you oppose their views. After all, Adolf Hitler ran the National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party from 1933 to 1945. It's emblem was a swastika and its members were called Nazis. FACT. It amazes me how these lefties call everyone else a Nazi and yet they want to run this country and everybody in it along similar lines. If you object or speak out of turn they start threatening. I believe this country is heading for revolution because everywhere I go there is unrest and people are unsettled, frightened and worried about the future. The sooner the extreme left "Nazis" are removed from the political scene - and that includes all colours of rosette, the safer we will all be.[/p][/quote]Revolution? Only if they banned kebab shops, reality TV programmes and cheap booze till then..carry on carrying on. ThisYear

4:54pm Thu 30 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

No sympathy, these people enjoyed having their cars and holidays, all bought on credit, beyond their income wages, now they suffer.
They should have remembered their place, and saved up, for the extra pleasures in this life.
No sympathy, these people enjoyed having their cars and holidays, all bought on credit, beyond their income wages, now they suffer. They should have remembered their place, and saved up, for the extra pleasures in this life. You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat

5:10pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Just a question: do you think the Conservatives "conserve" anything? Are Labour really for the working man?

The Selfservatives have just carried on kowtowing to the dictators from Brussels and shown no backbone when it comes to things like ejecting terrorist scum from this country. They are not true Conservatives any more, they do not follow the original principles of Conservatism, so hell bent are they are building on green belt and going along with the pc policies of their Liebour predecessors.

The LimpDums are exactly that. Limp and dumb and espouse similar bleeding heart and do gooding policies to Labour, except Labour only do good for "minorities" and force their policies on an unwilling country, ie mass uncontrolled immigration. Neither are they for the working man.

Years ago, Labour supporters (and I remember because I'm from the North where it was more "Labour") wouldn't be seen dead swanning around in huge cars, living in mansions and accepting peerages. Now they gob off at anyone who has a few pence more than them but by and large, a lot of them enjoy a champagne Socialist lifestyle.

There are lefties in every party for the simple reason, Labour still think they are in power and cannot bear to think they are not, so, through Unite Against Fascism they install people in all the main political parties to make sure they don't become too "Right".

That is what is happening to UKIP right now. Like Labour and the Conservatives, they have some decent people among their number - but the UAF must water them down with a liberal sprinkling of lefties.

I have heard it said often nowadays that Far Left and Far Right are so close together you couldn't get a fag paper between them and it's true.

Check out the signatories of the UAF on their website and you will find that one of the founder-signatories is none other than David Cameron. You will find an interesting mix of politicians and popstars and other public figures on there too. Some may surprise you. The UAF are a bunch of urine-bottle throwing, soap dodging yobs who enjoy pitched battles with their alter egos of EDL. Neither of these groups have the country's interests at heart, although the original ideas behind them both may have been well intentioned.

Just goes to show, you can't differentiate between the lot of them because, despite having different policies, at ground level they mostly sing the same politically correct, elfnsafety, do gooding tune. All paying lip service to barmpot ideologies like "global warming" which has long been denounced as a con. Yes, it exists but no it is not manmade, it is a natural occurrence so we do not need to be taxed on it. And that is ALL it is, just another stealth tax. By all means recycle but windfarms have been proved to be largely useless. Why should we pay for those great hulking things to despoil the landscape. The Tories are doing that, rampaging through the green belt thankyou.

Most people these days, do not vote. FACT. And the reason, when you ask them on the doorstep as I have done... the commonest phrase I have heard is "there's nothing to choose between the lot of them, they're all the same"..

Their words, not mine.

When you have taken a decade out of your life to get out there and put yourself up for election, talk to politicians of all colours, get involved in the election process and therefore make yourself a target for every conceivable type of nutter, then you might begin to get somewhere near understanding what I am saying. You do learn a lot about party politics when you get inside it.

I am relieved to be out of it. Best thing I ever did.

I have served in public office and stood for Parliament twice - and have stood in other local elections. I have spoken to people of many different backgrounds, yes, including travellers, immigrants, gay people etc etc so I do NOT discriminate. I will talk to anyone who treats me with respect as, I might add MOST people do.

But I have absolutely no time for the rubbishing that goes on in politics and it's the reason I let my membership of UKIP lapse in Spring 2012.

I continue to hold certain politicians in respect (and I know a good many of them) but the whole political system in this country sucks.

All the parties ARE the same, they may wear different coloured rosettes and appear to have different policies but the end result is usually the same.

The ordinary people of this country are held in deep disregard by many politicians who nowadays, mostly seem to be out to feather their own nests... another phrase I have heard till I am blue in the face for the last decade.

And the biggest joke ever... Socialists spouting about abolishing the House of Lords, the next thing you hear, they've got themselves a title! What's all that about? Where are their Socialist principles? Don't make me laugh.

I wish I had a pound for every person I have spoken to who tell me they won't vote because they think the political class and system is corrupt, outdated and full of lefties.

And if you think I am the only one saying it, then you either need to pin back your ears more or actually bother to get out there and find out for yourself instead of doing it all from behind an anonymous keyboard.

Finally, talking to a second generation Jamaican chap in the pub a couple of weeks or so ago, he volunteered and I quote: "There are too many immigrants in this country." He then went on to describe his dismay at the speed with which this country is filling up and the pressure on the infrasctructure.

I have heard similar comments from other friends and colleagues, even from Poles who have been here for a good few years.

I doubt any of you handwringers would be waving the race card in their faces though because you like a much easier target.
Just a question: do you think the Conservatives "conserve" anything? Are Labour really for the working man? The Selfservatives have just carried on kowtowing to the dictators from Brussels and shown no backbone when it comes to things like ejecting terrorist scum from this country. They are not true Conservatives any more, they do not follow the original principles of Conservatism, so hell bent are they are building on green belt and going along with the pc policies of their Liebour predecessors. The LimpDums are exactly that. Limp and dumb and espouse similar bleeding heart and do gooding policies to Labour, except Labour only do good for "minorities" and force their policies on an unwilling country, ie mass uncontrolled immigration. Neither are they for the working man. Years ago, Labour supporters (and I remember because I'm from the North where it was more "Labour") wouldn't be seen dead swanning around in huge cars, living in mansions and accepting peerages. Now they gob off at anyone who has a few pence more than them but by and large, a lot of them enjoy a champagne Socialist lifestyle. There are lefties in every party for the simple reason, Labour still think they are in power and cannot bear to think they are not, so, through Unite Against Fascism they install people in all the main political parties to make sure they don't become too "Right". That is what is happening to UKIP right now. Like Labour and the Conservatives, they have some decent people among their number - but the UAF must water them down with a liberal sprinkling of lefties. I have heard it said often nowadays that Far Left and Far Right are so close together you couldn't get a fag paper between them and it's true. Check out the signatories of the UAF on their website and you will find that one of the founder-signatories is none other than David Cameron. You will find an interesting mix of politicians and popstars and other public figures on there too. Some may surprise you. The UAF are a bunch of urine-bottle throwing, soap dodging yobs who enjoy pitched battles with their alter egos of EDL. Neither of these groups have the country's interests at heart, although the original ideas behind them both may have been well intentioned. Just goes to show, you can't differentiate between the lot of them because, despite having different policies, at ground level they mostly sing the same politically correct, elfnsafety, do gooding tune. All paying lip service to barmpot ideologies like "global warming" which has long been denounced as a con. Yes, it exists but no it is not manmade, it is a natural occurrence so we do not need to be taxed on it. And that is ALL it is, just another stealth tax. By all means recycle but windfarms have been proved to be largely useless. Why should we pay for those great hulking things to despoil the landscape. The Tories are doing that, rampaging through the green belt thankyou. Most people these days, do not vote. FACT. And the reason, when you ask them on the doorstep as I have done... the commonest phrase I have heard is "there's nothing to choose between the lot of them, they're all the same".. Their words, not mine. When you have taken a decade out of your life to get out there and put yourself up for election, talk to politicians of all colours, get involved in the election process and therefore make yourself a target for every conceivable type of nutter, then you might begin to get somewhere near understanding what I am saying. You do learn a lot about party politics when you get inside it. I am relieved to be out of it. Best thing I ever did. I have served in public office and stood for Parliament twice - and have stood in other local elections. I have spoken to people of many different backgrounds, yes, including travellers, immigrants, gay people etc etc so I do NOT discriminate. I will talk to anyone who treats me with respect as, I might add MOST people do. But I have absolutely no time for the rubbishing that goes on in politics and it's the reason I let my membership of UKIP lapse in Spring 2012. I continue to hold certain politicians in respect (and I know a good many of them) but the whole political system in this country sucks. All the parties ARE the same, they may wear different coloured rosettes and appear to have different policies but the end result is usually the same. The ordinary people of this country are held in deep disregard by many politicians who nowadays, mostly seem to be out to feather their own nests... another phrase I have heard till I am blue in the face for the last decade. And the biggest joke ever... Socialists spouting about abolishing the House of Lords, the next thing you hear, they've got themselves a title! What's all that about? Where are their Socialist principles? Don't make me laugh. I wish I had a pound for every person I have spoken to who tell me they won't vote because they think the political class and system is corrupt, outdated and full of lefties. And if you think I am the only one saying it, then you either need to pin back your ears more or actually bother to get out there and find out for yourself instead of doing it all from behind an anonymous keyboard. Finally, talking to a second generation Jamaican chap in the pub a couple of weeks or so ago, he volunteered and I quote: "There are too many immigrants in this country." He then went on to describe his dismay at the speed with which this country is filling up and the pressure on the infrasctructure. I have heard similar comments from other friends and colleagues, even from Poles who have been here for a good few years. I doubt any of you handwringers would be waving the race card in their faces though because you like a much easier target. Kim Gandy

5:19pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Footnote: Unite Against Fascism ironically are a bunch of the worst, most vile fascist thugs you could ever meet. Allegedly it's state sponsored. It has links with Labour, the Socialist Workers Party and members across the political spectrum

Hope Not Hate - another set up that if you reverse the name, you get the truth.

EDLnews - an organisation that monitors the EDL but then if it discovers someone it doesn't like that ISN'T and NEVER HAS BEEN an EDL member , like myself, they target them for the hate treatment.

The one common denominator that binds all of the above is hate.

Quite simply they hate anybody who dares to oppose their views and will go to any length to destroy them.

Having been on the receiving end, I know.

But coming from a family that fought in two World Wars and probably other conflicts before that, I am not about to abandon my love of this country and its traditions and culture just because a bunch of lefties label me with a few "isms".
Footnote: Unite Against Fascism ironically are a bunch of the worst, most vile fascist thugs you could ever meet. Allegedly it's state sponsored. It has links with Labour, the Socialist Workers Party and members across the political spectrum Hope Not Hate - another set up that if you reverse the name, you get the truth. EDLnews - an organisation that monitors the EDL but then if it discovers someone it doesn't like that ISN'T and NEVER HAS BEEN an EDL member , like myself, they target them for the hate treatment. The one common denominator that binds all of the above is hate. Quite simply they hate anybody who dares to oppose their views and will go to any length to destroy them. Having been on the receiving end, I know. But coming from a family that fought in two World Wars and probably other conflicts before that, I am not about to abandon my love of this country and its traditions and culture just because a bunch of lefties label me with a few "isms". Kim Gandy

6:41am Fri 31 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Just a question: do you think the Conservatives "conserve" anything? Are Labour really for the working man?

The Selfservatives have just carried on kowtowing to the dictators from Brussels and shown no backbone when it comes to things like ejecting terrorist scum from this country. They are not true Conservatives any more, they do not follow the original principles of Conservatism, so hell bent are they are building on green belt and going along with the pc policies of their Liebour predecessors.

The LimpDums are exactly that. Limp and dumb and espouse similar bleeding heart and do gooding policies to Labour, except Labour only do good for "minorities" and force their policies on an unwilling country, ie mass uncontrolled immigration. Neither are they for the working man.

Years ago, Labour supporters (and I remember because I'm from the North where it was more "Labour") wouldn't be seen dead swanning around in huge cars, living in mansions and accepting peerages. Now they gob off at anyone who has a few pence more than them but by and large, a lot of them enjoy a champagne Socialist lifestyle.

There are lefties in every party for the simple reason, Labour still think they are in power and cannot bear to think they are not, so, through Unite Against Fascism they install people in all the main political parties to make sure they don't become too "Right".

That is what is happening to UKIP right now. Like Labour and the Conservatives, they have some decent people among their number - but the UAF must water them down with a liberal sprinkling of lefties.

I have heard it said often nowadays that Far Left and Far Right are so close together you couldn't get a fag paper between them and it's true.

Check out the signatories of the UAF on their website and you will find that one of the founder-signatories is none other than David Cameron. You will find an interesting mix of politicians and popstars and other public figures on there too. Some may surprise you. The UAF are a bunch of urine-bottle throwing, soap dodging yobs who enjoy pitched battles with their alter egos of EDL. Neither of these groups have the country's interests at heart, although the original ideas behind them both may have been well intentioned.

Just goes to show, you can't differentiate between the lot of them because, despite having different policies, at ground level they mostly sing the same politically correct, elfnsafety, do gooding tune. All paying lip service to barmpot ideologies like "global warming" which has long been denounced as a con. Yes, it exists but no it is not manmade, it is a natural occurrence so we do not need to be taxed on it. And that is ALL it is, just another stealth tax. By all means recycle but windfarms have been proved to be largely useless. Why should we pay for those great hulking things to despoil the landscape. The Tories are doing that, rampaging through the green belt thankyou.

Most people these days, do not vote. FACT. And the reason, when you ask them on the doorstep as I have done... the commonest phrase I have heard is "there's nothing to choose between the lot of them, they're all the same"..

Their words, not mine.

When you have taken a decade out of your life to get out there and put yourself up for election, talk to politicians of all colours, get involved in the election process and therefore make yourself a target for every conceivable type of nutter, then you might begin to get somewhere near understanding what I am saying. You do learn a lot about party politics when you get inside it.

I am relieved to be out of it. Best thing I ever did.

I have served in public office and stood for Parliament twice - and have stood in other local elections. I have spoken to people of many different backgrounds, yes, including travellers, immigrants, gay people etc etc so I do NOT discriminate. I will talk to anyone who treats me with respect as, I might add MOST people do.

But I have absolutely no time for the rubbishing that goes on in politics and it's the reason I let my membership of UKIP lapse in Spring 2012.

I continue to hold certain politicians in respect (and I know a good many of them) but the whole political system in this country sucks.

All the parties ARE the same, they may wear different coloured rosettes and appear to have different policies but the end result is usually the same.

The ordinary people of this country are held in deep disregard by many politicians who nowadays, mostly seem to be out to feather their own nests... another phrase I have heard till I am blue in the face for the last decade.

And the biggest joke ever... Socialists spouting about abolishing the House of Lords, the next thing you hear, they've got themselves a title! What's all that about? Where are their Socialist principles? Don't make me laugh.

I wish I had a pound for every person I have spoken to who tell me they won't vote because they think the political class and system is corrupt, outdated and full of lefties.

And if you think I am the only one saying it, then you either need to pin back your ears more or actually bother to get out there and find out for yourself instead of doing it all from behind an anonymous keyboard.

Finally, talking to a second generation Jamaican chap in the pub a couple of weeks or so ago, he volunteered and I quote: "There are too many immigrants in this country." He then went on to describe his dismay at the speed with which this country is filling up and the pressure on the infrasctructure.

I have heard similar comments from other friends and colleagues, even from Poles who have been here for a good few years.

I doubt any of you handwringers would be waving the race card in their faces though because you like a much easier target.
What the heck has this political dribble got to do with peoples debt ? too much Gin at lunch ?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Just a question: do you think the Conservatives "conserve" anything? Are Labour really for the working man? The Selfservatives have just carried on kowtowing to the dictators from Brussels and shown no backbone when it comes to things like ejecting terrorist scum from this country. They are not true Conservatives any more, they do not follow the original principles of Conservatism, so hell bent are they are building on green belt and going along with the pc policies of their Liebour predecessors. The LimpDums are exactly that. Limp and dumb and espouse similar bleeding heart and do gooding policies to Labour, except Labour only do good for "minorities" and force their policies on an unwilling country, ie mass uncontrolled immigration. Neither are they for the working man. Years ago, Labour supporters (and I remember because I'm from the North where it was more "Labour") wouldn't be seen dead swanning around in huge cars, living in mansions and accepting peerages. Now they gob off at anyone who has a few pence more than them but by and large, a lot of them enjoy a champagne Socialist lifestyle. There are lefties in every party for the simple reason, Labour still think they are in power and cannot bear to think they are not, so, through Unite Against Fascism they install people in all the main political parties to make sure they don't become too "Right". That is what is happening to UKIP right now. Like Labour and the Conservatives, they have some decent people among their number - but the UAF must water them down with a liberal sprinkling of lefties. I have heard it said often nowadays that Far Left and Far Right are so close together you couldn't get a fag paper between them and it's true. Check out the signatories of the UAF on their website and you will find that one of the founder-signatories is none other than David Cameron. You will find an interesting mix of politicians and popstars and other public figures on there too. Some may surprise you. The UAF are a bunch of urine-bottle throwing, soap dodging yobs who enjoy pitched battles with their alter egos of EDL. Neither of these groups have the country's interests at heart, although the original ideas behind them both may have been well intentioned. Just goes to show, you can't differentiate between the lot of them because, despite having different policies, at ground level they mostly sing the same politically correct, elfnsafety, do gooding tune. All paying lip service to barmpot ideologies like "global warming" which has long been denounced as a con. Yes, it exists but no it is not manmade, it is a natural occurrence so we do not need to be taxed on it. And that is ALL it is, just another stealth tax. By all means recycle but windfarms have been proved to be largely useless. Why should we pay for those great hulking things to despoil the landscape. The Tories are doing that, rampaging through the green belt thankyou. Most people these days, do not vote. FACT. And the reason, when you ask them on the doorstep as I have done... the commonest phrase I have heard is "there's nothing to choose between the lot of them, they're all the same".. Their words, not mine. When you have taken a decade out of your life to get out there and put yourself up for election, talk to politicians of all colours, get involved in the election process and therefore make yourself a target for every conceivable type of nutter, then you might begin to get somewhere near understanding what I am saying. You do learn a lot about party politics when you get inside it. I am relieved to be out of it. Best thing I ever did. I have served in public office and stood for Parliament twice - and have stood in other local elections. I have spoken to people of many different backgrounds, yes, including travellers, immigrants, gay people etc etc so I do NOT discriminate. I will talk to anyone who treats me with respect as, I might add MOST people do. But I have absolutely no time for the rubbishing that goes on in politics and it's the reason I let my membership of UKIP lapse in Spring 2012. I continue to hold certain politicians in respect (and I know a good many of them) but the whole political system in this country sucks. All the parties ARE the same, they may wear different coloured rosettes and appear to have different policies but the end result is usually the same. The ordinary people of this country are held in deep disregard by many politicians who nowadays, mostly seem to be out to feather their own nests... another phrase I have heard till I am blue in the face for the last decade. And the biggest joke ever... Socialists spouting about abolishing the House of Lords, the next thing you hear, they've got themselves a title! What's all that about? Where are their Socialist principles? Don't make me laugh. I wish I had a pound for every person I have spoken to who tell me they won't vote because they think the political class and system is corrupt, outdated and full of lefties. And if you think I am the only one saying it, then you either need to pin back your ears more or actually bother to get out there and find out for yourself instead of doing it all from behind an anonymous keyboard. Finally, talking to a second generation Jamaican chap in the pub a couple of weeks or so ago, he volunteered and I quote: "There are too many immigrants in this country." He then went on to describe his dismay at the speed with which this country is filling up and the pressure on the infrasctructure. I have heard similar comments from other friends and colleagues, even from Poles who have been here for a good few years. I doubt any of you handwringers would be waving the race card in their faces though because you like a much easier target.[/p][/quote]What the heck has this political dribble got to do with peoples debt ? too much Gin at lunch ? You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat

7:14am Fri 31 Jan 14

Happy Chickie says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
While ever people continue to vote in the relentlessly inept lib/lab/con merry go round, this state of affairs will continue.

It's obvious that none of the above are competent with the economy and I fear for the future because there is no political party in this country that can be trusted with the economy or any of the other big issues that worry people.

I really am at a loss as to what the answer is.

Thirteen years of Labour doomed this country to abject failure and all the Conservatives are doing is pulling the chain on it all.

The style of EU government and its wildly fluctuating economy and diktats and constraints has imperilled this country and now ordinary people are feeling the effects of what inept politicians both in Westminster and Brussels have decided is good for this country.

It is clearly not good: quite the opposite.

None of them can be trusted with the economy, immigration or any of the other big issues that bother the majority of decent, hardworking people of this country.

We only have to look locally at the political infighting, backstabbing, ineptitude and downright nastiness to see that today's class of politicians, with a few exceptions is singularly unsuitable to run a tea stand let alone a country.

For me, the credibility of politicians is at an all time zero.

Whatever party you have in power, you are going to have extreme lefties running it - and screaming and shouting if you oppose their views.

After all, Adolf Hitler ran the National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party from 1933 to 1945. It's emblem was a swastika and its members were called Nazis. FACT.

It amazes me how these lefties call everyone else a Nazi and yet they want to run this country and everybody in it along similar lines.

If you object or speak out of turn they start threatening.

I believe this country is heading for revolution because everywhere I go there is unrest and people are unsettled, frightened and worried about the future.

The sooner the extreme left "Nazis" are removed from the political scene - and that includes all colours of rosette, the safer we will all be.
Why are you ranting on? This is a story about people and debt and you rant about the government again and again.

Crikey - get out about and enjoy life, you make it sound like it is the end of the world.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: While ever people continue to vote in the relentlessly inept lib/lab/con merry go round, this state of affairs will continue. It's obvious that none of the above are competent with the economy and I fear for the future because there is no political party in this country that can be trusted with the economy or any of the other big issues that worry people. I really am at a loss as to what the answer is. Thirteen years of Labour doomed this country to abject failure and all the Conservatives are doing is pulling the chain on it all. The style of EU government and its wildly fluctuating economy and diktats and constraints has imperilled this country and now ordinary people are feeling the effects of what inept politicians both in Westminster and Brussels have decided is good for this country. It is clearly not good: quite the opposite. None of them can be trusted with the economy, immigration or any of the other big issues that bother the majority of decent, hardworking people of this country. We only have to look locally at the political infighting, backstabbing, ineptitude and downright nastiness to see that today's class of politicians, with a few exceptions is singularly unsuitable to run a tea stand let alone a country. For me, the credibility of politicians is at an all time zero. Whatever party you have in power, you are going to have extreme lefties running it - and screaming and shouting if you oppose their views. After all, Adolf Hitler ran the National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party from 1933 to 1945. It's emblem was a swastika and its members were called Nazis. FACT. It amazes me how these lefties call everyone else a Nazi and yet they want to run this country and everybody in it along similar lines. If you object or speak out of turn they start threatening. I believe this country is heading for revolution because everywhere I go there is unrest and people are unsettled, frightened and worried about the future. The sooner the extreme left "Nazis" are removed from the political scene - and that includes all colours of rosette, the safer we will all be.[/p][/quote]Why are you ranting on? This is a story about people and debt and you rant about the government again and again. Crikey - get out about and enjoy life, you make it sound like it is the end of the world. Happy Chickie

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