Monday, June 29, 2009

British Homes for British Workers

Labour vows to put Britons at the front of council house queue in bid to win back voters from the far-Right

British-born families will jump ahead of immigrants and asylum seekers in the queue for council housing under far-reaching plans unveiled today.
Gordon Brown will tear up the rules in a bid to win back Labour's working class heartlands, where support has grown for the far-Right British National Party.

The 'British homes for British workers' plan, if it succeeds, will force councils to end the unfairness which sees immigrants with large families vault to the top of the council house list.

It is part of a list of measures that Mr Brown wants to use to relaunch his premiership.
Under the proposals, Labour hopes that council chiefs will be given more freedom to shape their own rules and told to give priority to those with local links, family ties, an existing job and claimants who have been longest on the waiting list.

But in a policy about-turn, the Prime Minister will stake his political future on a Blairite agenda which hands more rights to parents and patients along with promises to strip away top-down targets in favour of 'entitlements'.
Other ideas include:

Handing cancer patients a legal right to see a specialist within two weeks and get treatment within 18 weeks.

Ripping up Labour's aversion to private healthcare by using taxpayers' money to send them private if they can't get local treatment in time on the NHS.

Giving everyone over 40 a firm entitlement to a free health check-up.
Letting schools take parents of bullies and disruptive pupils to court.

Promising every pupil struggling with English or maths the right to personal private tuition.
Handing parents the power to rate their child's school and help decide its place in national league tables.

Mr Brown appears determined to fight the final year of his premiership with policies that ape Tony Blair's plans for 'choice' in the public services, which he conspired to block when he was Chancellor.

His plans will reignite the row with the Tories over spending, which is becoming the defining issue in the run-up to the next general election.

Lord Mandelson, who is now deputy prime minister in all but name, today insisted the policies were new and 'not reheated' and were aimed at helping the government 'live within our means'.

'Being fiscally responsible is an important principle of New Labour. The new policies being announced today by the Prime Minister reflect a reprioritising of expenditure both within and between departments,' he said.

He dodged a question about cuts in departmental budgets but went on to reveal the Government would not be publishing another spending review before the next election.

'I believe the Chancellor has made that judgment, yes,' he told the BBC. 'The spending period currently operating in Government stretches beyond the next election and therefore it is reasonable to review public spending at that time. We have decided to base our spending plans on reality rather than speculation.'


Anonymous said...

Councils will be given greater flexibility in how they allocate housing, with more weight accorded to those who have grown up in a particular area, or been on the waiting list for a long time.

Immigrants and other people who wished to move into an area where they had few links would be moved down the priority list – a policy which will raise concern among Labour backbenchers who have warned the leadership not to get panicked into populist policies by the BNPs recent electoral success.

But the announcement will be welcomed in rural areas, where there are increasing complaints that young people are unable to find homes in the villages where they grew up.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone believe any of this is anything other than headline chasing? Empty words full of loopholes so nothing changes is the form. Nod and a wink to the immigrants.

Anonymous said...

This system of propaganda has similarities to methods used under the Soviet regimes, the populace then knew it was all complete lies but was to frighten to contradict the authorities. The same system is in place today in the West, hopefully Joe Public will know they are being hoodwinked? There are important elections on the horizon especially next May's local elections, the Labour party communists will try anything to trick the electorate, let's hope the people don't fall into the same old trap that they have been doing so for the last 50 years?

Anonymous said...

Godd article about this on BNP wesite.

Anonymous said...

At the time Derek was elected in Tower Hamlets in the 1990s the Lib Dem council had a housing policy called Friends and Family giving preference to locals. A torrent of shit was poured on them by Labour claiming 'racism'. Now they are claiming to be doing something similar themselves.

Anonymous said...

They never taught this at school!!!

Anonymous said...

Hollywood's Errol Flynn was a Nazi spy, says author: Flynn complained 1934 about a "slimy Jew" who was trying to cheat him. "I do wish we could bring Hitler over here to teach these Isaacs a thing or two. The bastards have absolutely no business probity or honour whatsoever." On that basis, we're probably all Nazi spies. LMAO.

Anonymous said...

Griffin will be eyeing this election up with interest, his plans of change within Nationalism are similar to Miss Le Pen's.

"Victory would also strengthen Mme Le Pen's chances of inheriting, and attempting to modernise the NF, when her 81-year-old father retires in the next two to three years.

The youngest and most political of Jean-Marie Le Pen's three daughters, she has the overt support of "papa" in the struggle to succeed him as the head of the NF. She is, however, detested by the hard-line, xenophobic and socially conservative wings of the party because she is regarded as too liberal (pro-abortion) and too willing to abandon the party's traditional, red-meat racial issues.

A victory in Hénin-Beaumont, where she has campaigned as an anti-EU, anti-globalist populist, would strengthen her case that the NF needs to change its tactics to survive. After reaching 16.9 per cent of the national vote in the first round of the 2002 presidential election, M. Le Pen slumped to 10 per cent in 2007 and his party took only 6.3 per cent in the European elections this month.

The NF captured four town halls in the south and in the Rhône Valley in 1996 and 1997 but lost them all over the next five years through defections, splits or electoral defeats."

Tuesday, 30 June 2009, The Independent.

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