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English: Adam Afriyie MP on Peascod Street, Wi...

English: Adam Afriyie MP on Peascod Street, Windsor, in his constituency during the year he was first elected (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Rt Hon Adam Afriyie, MP is  not so alone and the pace to bring the government to account on its election promise is gathering pace.  At the beginning o the week it was reported that only 4 fellow MP’s supported his call for a 2014 European Referendum, today it is reported that at least 1/3rd of the House has indicated their support.  Tomorrow will be a telling day in his history and in the history of the House – will the “Ayes” have it?

Being an MP brings its challenges and rewards, but the stance of conscience that has been taken in respect of the proposed Amendment to the Private Members Bill calling for the Government to adhere to its election promise to hold a Referendum on EU Membership by 2014 is revealing to say the least.  Revealing because according to the polls, in its present form, the Conservative Party‘s days are numbered.  There are suggestions that under a different leader the Conservative Party may have a change to succeed.  Despite the engagement of Linton Crosby the second term for this Government would seem to be an uphill struggle?  Despite this, there is the suggestion that a EU Referendum will be held in 2017 – be aware that a Government cannot bind a successive Government, even its own!  There is no guarantee that the Conservative Party will be in power in 2017 and therefore this is an empty promise – this phrase has been echoed through the term of this government and the public elect its representatives in the House to tell the truth.  An MP that stands on their conscience is a dangerous opponent and also an opponent worthy to be call to represent the constituency they have been chosen so to do.

Whether the call for the amendment stands or falls – this effort has been a worthy challenged.  We know that at present there is support for the amendment – and we also know which way Sir Nicholas Soames will be voting?  Whatever the outcome The Rt Hon. Adam Afriyie, MP is a man of conscience, upon which he stands.  He was not born with a ‘silver spoon in his mouth’ but his character shines through and he has taken a brave stance.  Tomorrow is a decisive day.

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Three surveillance cameras on the corner of a building (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ahmed MohammedThe case for or against the Burka rages on and the events that took place in Acton does not help the cause.  A young man wearing an electronic tag which was monitored; entered a mosque wearing his everyday clothing in which his face was in full display.  Left the mosque “unseen” or indeed unnoticed despite being under surveillance – allegedly wearing a burka and minus his electronic tag.  This is not just a story that is hard to believe but this is a scenario that was played out under the “surveillance” of Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, 27 even though he was the subject of a TPims order.

Are the security services sufficiently strong enough to protect and outsmart those who are under surveillance?  London is said to be the CCTV capital of the world and all the cameras in Acton and the surrounding area cannot follow someone who wants to hide and especially minus an electronic surveillance tag and who is using a Burka as a disguise.  British law has not yet outlawed the burka and suggested that western dress must be worn “….as in Rome, etc. but it would appear that this disguise is so simple in its effectiveness, why was this not considered and envisage action taken when one who is suspected entered a mosque.  The removal of the electronic tag also gives rise to the question what other measures can be taken to ensure that this does not happen again.  Ahmed Mohamed is not alone in escaping whilst being watched and he will not be the last, unless changes are made.

The Home Secretary, Theresa May is taking great pains to allay the fears of the general public by stating “The police and the security services have always said that there has been no substantial risk since the introduction of TPims.” but how long until this statement not longer rings true?  Has the security risk been blown wide open by these apparent failures in surveillance?

Despite the gallant work of the British Police Force – how safe is Britain, really?

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European Union (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CBIThe captains of the British commerce industry have come out fighting in support of the Government’s U-turn on the election promise of an EU referendum.  The report issued today entitled ‘Our Global Future: the business vision for a reformed EU’ sets out the case for the status quo remaining as it is (albeit with a few tweeks) in order for the Eurozone to be saved.  What is paramount from the report that the CBI stands behind is the unequivocal stand for the current situation.

What has gone by the board is the wish and hope of the grassroots and it would appear the rest of the country for the Conservative election promises to be played out in this government‘s current term not the next.

Katja Hall, the CBI’s Chief Policy Director has utilised the platform of the ‘ConservativeHome‘ page to impress views upon the Government which are at odds with the mood of the nation.  The Conservative party are seen to be the party of business but when business dictates the next steps should not questions be raised from the rafters from Westminster Palace?   This Friday’s vote for the Government to hold a referendum on Britiain’s membership lead by Adam Afriyie, MP is a turning point that will exhibit the strength of the Government’s power.

Britain has not held its seat in the EU without controversy which now is not only historic but academic.  The EU can survive without Britain and vice versa, the EU founding fathers would barely recognise its current form.   A change is needed and is now necessary in both annals, the EU and Great Britain.  Let’s hope the change comes before it is too late and let not the commercial world dictate the Government’s next step or steps.  The question needs to be asked – who is running the country and advocating change the CBI or the Government?




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UK Independence Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adam Afriyie, MPThe voice of one crying in the wilderness is always a haunting sound,but when that voice becomes a battle-cry – interest is awakened.  Th Rt Hon. Adam Afriyie. MP for Windsor would appear to be calling the Prime Minister, David Cameron to hold true to his promise to the country to hold a referendum within the term of this present Government which looks as if it is rapidly evaporating into the promise of a new Conservative government, following the next general election?  The U-turn on the referendum question has been documented in the press but would appear to be hidden.

Standing upon his conscience as an MP, The Right Hon Adam Afriyie has been vilified and held up as a scapegoat by his colleagues in the house for his stand in support on the EU referendum, until today.  Four have come out in his favour and the call for the government to hold a full EU Referendum is gathering pace.

This Friday’s vote will be telling in terms of support or lack of it for an election promise to hold one.  The self-made millionaire has not held high office during the term of this Government’s reign and as such we are yet to see the full force of his talents.  From humble beginnings to the House of Commons he has not wavered in his resolve to achieve.  Coupled with an ethical stand on election promises his could be what is needed to win back the grass root voters who seem to be deserting in droves for UKIP. Mr Linton Crosby has been seconded to do what he does to improve the governments current standing to be more electable, but from this vantage point it would be an uphill struggle – not impossible, but a struggle none the less.

Conservative Party (UK)

Conservative Party (UK) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Right Hon Adam Afriyie is a man with a mission, a conscience and a gathering following.  This Friday’s vote will be telling not only or his political career but to test the waters in terms of support for future ambitions.  Is this the cry of a lone wolf or is there some substance in the ripples of the tide of a flood of conscience flowing through the current government?

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Terrorist attack” “Violent extremism and terror” “Not just an attack on Britain and the British way of life…………..” – David Cameron

“Everything I am hearing leads me to think that Londoners can go about their business in the normal way and we are going to bring the killers to justice” – Boris Johnson

Yesterday’s tragic events in Woolwich held the nation in a grip of fear.  The services acted quickly to secure the site (within 14 minutes) and news flashed around the world detailing that Britain was under a “terrorist attack”.  Whilst the actions of two young men were extreme to say the least the resultant “panic” that Britain was in the grip of was justified and at the same time unjustified.   The two young men wanted to engage Britain in a state of war claiming that the citizens must witness the events that unfold in their respective country/ies.  The brave stance of one woman informed one attacker that he wants to engage in a war that he cannot win ‘Right now it is only you versus many people, you are going to lose, what would you like to do?”

The response was

“We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you.”.

“We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

“I apologise that women have had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you.”

“You think David Cameron is going to get caught in the street when we start bussin’ our guns? You think politicians are going to die?

“No it’s going to be the average guy, like you, and your children.

“So get rid of them. Tell them to bring our troops back so you can all live in peace.”

What Britain has to fear is ingrown home terrorism and as difficult as it is this is that the Prime Minister needs to concentrate on now.   The urge is for Londoners and the citizens of Britain to continue with their daily lives but with a little more vigilance and the suggested cutbacks on services be urgently reviewed.

Sincere condolences to the family of the victim and being mindful of Britain’s brave soldiers who serve all over the world the threat of Islam extremists is real and evident – be vigilant and be proud.