Friday, April 30, 2010

Your Vote Can Make A Difference

Average turnouts are 60%

So that leaves 40% of you who didn't vote last time

Just look at what you could do if you voted, and not for the main three parties because as you've already demonstrated by not voting, you didn't think your vote counted for much?

It does  Just look at the amount of power you have to change the political scene in Britain....  

That's why it is your right and your vote that holds power  For every vote you don't cast, someone else gains.

At this election use your power. Empower yourselves.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Manifesto


My manifesto as an independent should really be given to me by the people… I’m not here to dictate policy to them, it is the other way around.
I have my personal views but they don’t form my manifesto.
What the people want in my constituency is what they will get from me as long as the majority of people agree on the issues.
I have views on all issues but Im prepared to debate on my blog and in person what those issues are and how the people of Hornsey and Wood Green want to move on those.
Thats a manifesto and a half It promises much more than the fair manifestos of the LibLabConGreen parties

I'll even turn on the anonymous comments again for the shy ones out there

There is one thing I am promising though.  A choice in how the people of not just Hornsey and Wood Green but of the whole of the UK spend their money and have direction over that money which isn't the case at the current time.
I will have to respect the wishes of the constituents at all times.

Labour shoot themselves again in Bristol East

They have broken this representation of the people act

They tweeted postal vote results before the big night.  

Illegal

http://twitter.com/UKLabourParty/status/130690 70085 and also as the big picture   

Labour isn't interested in a future fair for all.

Acronym of the Election

Courtesy of a commenter on the Guardian Comment is Free called 'Sniffy' and hat tip to A suburban voter

Brown
Is
Going
On
Thursday.



Hooray!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tory voters beware...

Hat tip to Bermondseymum and to Dulwichmum and to Aims who pointed it out




Enjoy

A UKIP election broadcast that everyone should listen to

I'll make no secret of it.  I don't like the EU because it dictates what we can or cannot do yet we have to prop it up to the tune of 45 million pounds a day.

Here is the broadcast ( Iplayer)

They also ordered us to shut several Post offices and the politicians at Westminster had to do it, they had no choice in the matter.  Is that fair?  Is that really fair?  I don't think so.

We who have to live here should be able to make the choices not the EU.

As an Independent I  have already pledged for a referendum on our continuing membership of the EU.  See the Albion Alliance link to the right hand side of the blog.

Gordon has thrown the election in Oldham

Also seen on facebook,  Norad are now tracking an object over the English Channel, it has been confirmed that it is a Prime ministerial Nokia.....

Goodbye Labour


The fact is that the national debt, is a function of the fact that we send the EU  45 million pounds every day.

And we get nothing back from it.

Edit :  Apparently it was Rochdale...  But in any case a Lancashire town....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Standing as an Independent Candidate

Standing as an independent candidate is a hard job. Let no one tell you otherwise. 
 I am seeking office not to extract more of your hard earned money, or to control more of your lives, but because I believe liberty is the key ingredient to greater prosperity and happiness.
I have seen liberties stripped away over the last two decades and I want to reverse that in Hornsey and Wood Green.
  I decided to stand in Hornsey and Wood Green because I have lived here for the last nine years and have seen council tax going up and up and no real benefit from it going further up.
There are many cultures that live , work and make Wood Green and Hornsey the vibrant place that I live in.


The main three parties are drawn from one sector of Hornsey, and whilst that is fine, it leaves the ordinary person, somewhat removed from government.  After all you the elector vote the person in you feel that will do the most for you and who will work for you.  The main parties however have their rules and their party whip.  This makes your representation fail because toeing the party line, especially in the Labour or the Conservative party is the norm.  In  the Liberal Democrats it is slightly laxer but it is still there.
An independent candidate  reflecting the mix of cultures that are in the borough is more responsible to the electors who vote him/her in.  All electors in the borough have exactly the same rights and responsibilities and the same right to contact me if elected to ask me to get things done.
You must vote, its your right as a member of the electorate. Not using your vote is like leaving your oven on day and night.  It gets wasted that way.


You make the choice. I've done this primarily because I feel you should be the change you want to see in the world. So I've taken a step to making things better





Monday, April 26, 2010

That Eu Referendum Vote

https://sites.google.com/site/votepetershields/peter-s-homepage/voting


From another independent's site

I have to agree with all the sentiments expressed in that post.

The EU doesnt want public participation which is why I am calling for a referendum on its continued interference in British affairs.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spot the Difference

Click the pic to enlarge it.
With the nod of the Hat to ManWiddicombe

Why on earth would you vote for these parties?  Vote Independent. Send a clear message to the old political parties that you are not prepared to put up with their hypocrisy anymore

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Beware the Small Print

Copied shamelessly in its entirety but with a different title from Ian PJ on Politics



While walking down the street one day a “Member of Parliament” is tragically hit by a truck and dies.
His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the  entrance.
‘Welcome to heaven,’ says St. Peter.. ‘Before you settle in,  it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.’
‘No problem, just let me in,’ says the man.
‘Well, I’d like to, but I  have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.’
‘Really, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,’  says the MP.
‘I’m sorry, but we have our rules.’
And with  that, St. Peter  escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down  to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green  golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it  are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with  him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had  while getting rich at the expense of the people.
They play a  friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and  champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises….
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.
‘Now it’s time  to visit heaven.’
So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group  of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing.  They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by  and St. Peter returns.
‘Well, then, you’ve spent a day in hell and  another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.’
The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: ‘Well, I would never have said it  before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but  I think I would be better off  in hell.’
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down,  down, down to hell.
Now the doors of  the elevator open and he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with  waste and garbage.
He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his  shoulder. ‘I don’t understand,’ stammers the MP. ‘Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time.. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable.
What happened?’
The devil looks at him, smiles and says, ‘Yesterday we were campaigning… …
Today you voted.’
MORAL: Never take at face value what politicians tell you, always look a little closer at the small print in their manifesto, and if possible get them to make personal pledges

An example is the Albion Alliance pledge

A bit of light relief

It seems that all the Downfall Parodies are being removed but here's a special one

Hallelujah The stationery has arrived

I have had a delivery of stationery,I shall be coming round and posting a postcard through your door in the Hornsey and Wood Green Constituency.

Its in black and white, please don't put it in the recycling  put it on a noticeboard if you don't want it. Or give it to the new voters the ones who are the first time electors at this election

Please Vote

 50 -54 seconds in and 1.35 minutes in is our current incumbent, but remember she is technically unemployed when parliament is dissolved.

Even I can mime to the words,



Seriously though  Use your Vote  Don't waste your power, you vote for your representation at Parliament. If you don't vote you risk having a different result.  I would urge everyone registered to vote to vote for the candidate they best think can help them make a difference to the way Hornsey and Wood Green is run.

If everyone who didnt vote at the last election voted there would be a different political landscape

30420 of you didn't bother to vote last time in Hornsey and Wood Green  Thats enough to put someone in Parliament or keep someone out.

Use it wisely.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Why the Truth Matters



With thanks to the Independent

Labour's campaign meeting

From Lord Toby Harris

There's something you need to look at in this quote. Remember your MP should report to you not the other way around. I'll highlight the word and hope you get the message

Clicking on the quote will take you to Toby Harris's webpage

Karen was quietly "authoritative" and demonstrating why selecting this former nurse who expects to become a grandmother this week was exactly the right choice to win the seat back from LibDem, Lynne Featherstone.   (Interestingly, Lynne Featherstone has not dug in locally – in the way that other freshly elected LibDem MPs have tended to do elsewhere in the country – she seems to have been so captivated by the chance to strut the national stage that she has rather neglected her local constituents.)


Authoritative?  Authoritarian  Lets see the definition from a dictionary shall we.


1 a : having or proceeding from authority : official  b : showing evident authority : definitive 
2 : 
dictatorial 2



Now tell me  Do the residents of Hornsey and Wood Green want to be under a dictatorial MP?

I think not somehow?

We all know what a dictator is.  A tyrant. a person who wants his/her word only.  I would think that that was the last thing that Hornsey and Wood Green needed.

Canvassing in Alexandra Palace and Priory Road

This morning I was out putting up flyers in the Priory Road and Alexandra palace area.

The road behind me is Park Road  , I'm by the Audiogold.co.uk Store at the bottom of Alexandra Palace.

Monday, April 19, 2010

From the BBC Website for Hornsey and Wood Green


CANDIDATES


NamePartyVotes%+/-
Lynne FeatherstoneLiberal Democrat
Karen JenningsLabour
Rohen KapurIndependent
Pete McAskieGreen
Richard MerrinConservative
Majority
Turnout


Seems I have finally made it onto the BBC website


The campaign begins in earnest today then!



Thank you for donating

I'd like to say a big big thank you for the first person who has donated to my campaign expenses.  Thank you ever so much.

I will be writing to each and every one of you after the election to thank you for your support but this first donation means a heck of a lot.

Thanks once again.


Remember  even 10 pence is worthwhile and you will get a letter /email back to thank you. Can't promise on how long it take me to reply to all of you but I will reply.

Twitter ye not?

I do indeed twitter and I am contact with my other colleagues all reaching for the MP position in Wood Green

Richard Merrin has got back to me to say

richardmerrin
@HenryNorth fine I look forward to seeing you at the count

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Iceland could actually save us.

I am reproducing below the entire text of a blog post from the co founder of the Albion Alliance

I have signed the pledge which reads thus:

I pledge to work tirelessly to give the voters of my constituency a democratic and direct voice in the United Kingdom's continued relationship with the EU.

I pledge that I will sponsor a Private Members Bill, written in clear concise terms, calling for a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union - and/or support any motion for such a referendum - and to vote positively for any Bill that may call for such a referendum, irrespective of Party Whip, with a view to the successful outcome of this pledge within 1 year of a new Parliament or sooner.


Now for Ian's brilliant post

If you click the title of this post you will be taken to the original which is reproduced below with his kind permission.


As the near continent wide ban on aircraft movements enters its 4th day, and the airports of Europe begin to resemble refugee camps and field hospitals, a bigger and much more pressing set of questions now come to the fore.

Forgetting the shrills who have been carping on about Co2 and Food miles (the Icelandic volcano has put more Co2 into the atmosphere in 4 days than European industrialisation and air transport could do in 1000 years) the reserves of food available across the UK must now be looking fairly thin.

For years we have been told by our politicians that Globalisation is the way forward, it is good for Britain, yet we have seen that this same globalisation has all but destroyed our financial systems, in turn sending to the wall and bankrupting small and medium sized business at an unprecedented rate.

Supranational treaties with the EU, OECD, WTO and the UN have destroyed many of our key industries, mining, steel, potteries, etc and those same treaties have destroyed our food security.

The Government of the United Kingdom has an obligation to ensure that the population of these islands can feed itself, but after many years of interference both at national and supranational level, our arable farmers only produce a fraction of what is required, our fishermen are regulated, quota driven and fined, livestock farmers have been reduced to a bare minimum by introduced diseases such as foot and mouth and swine & bird flu.

Much of what food is produced in the UK is discarded or diverted for other purposes because of quotas for biofuels or processing, or it does not meet the plethora of regulations on sizes, shapes & colours.

As a nation we are now dependent upon the farmers of Egypt, Kenya, Syria, Spain, Italy and many more overseas producers for our basic foodstuffs. A large percentage of this is shipped into the UK by airfreight, as sea and road transportation would see these goods spoil or rot before they reached the supermarkets.

Besides the obvious inconvenience of moving people about, the inability of aircraft to fly will only show how globalisation is ruinous for this country, not only in financial terms but in the most basic of human requirements, the ability to feed ourselves.

When the supermarkets begin to have supply problems of potatoes, tomatoes, beans, apples, pears, oranges, lemons, asparagus, aubergines, sweet corn, those nice medley packs, runner beans, sweet potatoes, mange tout, carrots, swede, turnips, cucumbers, celery, peppers, radishes, onions, pineapples and grapes and a host of other foodstuffs that we buy every day, all in the main imported by air (just look at the labels) who will we blame.

Who will we blame? No doubt the newspapers and politicians will be blaming the Icelandic volcano ash cloud, a problem beyond their control.

But the problem should never have gotten beyond their control in the first place, they have neglected us, our ability to feed ourselves completely from within our own borders, in this mad dash for globalisation, for power, for money, for control.

So when the politicians knock on your door, ask them who is to blame if you cannot feed your family properly this election, just make it clear to them that without the EU, its rules and regulations, this country could grow what it wanted, it could fish where it liked, it could reduce our dependency on overseas food imports to a minimum, so that natural disasters such as this latest volcano would have a minimum impact on families here.

So rather than looking at this Icelandic Ash Cloud as a problem, it could in fact be our saviour, it could make the people of the UK wake up a little.

The way to get your candidate to understand that you wish to be self sufficient in food here, and the only way to do that is to get a referendum on the EU.

To get that referendum, reneged on by all the 3 main parties, Lib/Lab/Con, all candidates should be denied our vote unless they have already signed the Albion Alliance Pledge (see Candidate data base, button on right side bar). Alternatively, when candidates ‘come a canvassing’, they can also be presented with this to sign – a form which is being downloaded at the rate of ‘hundreds’ each day, since it became available on the Albion Alliance website.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Famous Quotes

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.
Albert Einstein 




I'll leave you with that thought and I have a busy day ahead of me.



 

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Albion Alliance

http://candidatedb.albionalliance.org.uk/DB_Display_Record.php?P1=2488
Candidate : Rohen Kapur

Is the Independent party Candidate for Hornsey and Wood Green.

This Candidate has pledged.

This Candidate has been written to on 16-Apr-2010.
A reply was received on 16-Apr-2010.

Contact details for this Candidate.
    Telephone number : 0795 832 0134
    Email address        : rohenkapur@gmail.com
    Web Page             : www.henrynorthlondon.blogspot.com

That is me

You can contact me through clicking the link

Anytime.  If  I'm asleep I won't answer. If you wake me up no problems. I'm here to serve you.

I got written to today and I answered today

Here is Lynne Featherstone's Stonewall

Candidate : Lynne Featherstone

Is the Liberal Democrat party Candidate for Hornsey and Wood Green where they have a majority of 2,395.

This Candidate has not stated a position.

This Candidate has been written to on 14-Jan-2010.
No reply has been received so far.
The Correspondence reference is 1242.

Contact details for this Candidate.
    Telephone number : 0208 340 5459
    Email address        : lynne@lynnefeatherstone.org
    Web Page             : www.lynnefeatherstone.org



here is Richard Merrin



Candidate : Richard Merrin

Is the Conservative party Candidate for Hornsey and Wood Green.

This Candidate has not stated a position.

This Candidate has been written to on 05-Jan-2010.
No reply has been received so far.
The Correspondence reference is 604.

Contact details for this Candidate.
    Email address        : richard.merrin@btinternet.com
    Web Page             : www.richardmerrin.com


And finally  Labour

Karen Jennings
Candidate : Karen Jennings

Is the Labour party Candidate for Hornsey and Wood Green.

This Candidate has not stated a position.

This Candidate has not yet been written to by anyone.

There are no contact details for this Candidate.






I have at least answered one way or the other. I haven't left it hanging for four months.




Its Your Choice at the end of the day isn't it. Your cross in the ballot box

Give them a big surprise and make them embarrassed

Show them who holds power on 6th MAY 2010

Its in your hands not theirs.  Not even mine if you give me the votes  I am your public servant and you have the right to get shirty with me if I ignore you. If I havent replied to you in a week saying either your answer or a mail to say that I am working on it  you can phone me up at home and give me an earful !

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

I am not asking for your vote. I am here to give you a real choice.

Let me make that very clear from the outset. The thought of being an MP scares the bejesus out of me but I am prepared to see the truth delivered on the television and radio and internet rather than the state sponsored lies, sponsored with your hard earned money. For that I am prepared to stand up and say I will help to bring that change about

I am here simply to give you the reality of voting Merrin(Blue) Featherstone(Yellow)  Jennings (Red) , will bring you and do to your self interest in what goes on in the corridors of power.They may be different colours but they are all the same, held under the sway of the EU yoke with the possible exception of UKIP who I see  haven't nailed their colours to the mast as yet in this constituency

There are 4 people standing in the election in Hornsey and Wood Green so far.
Lynne Featherstone with a majority of only 2395 votes. I have to say that Lynne as my MP has worked hard but I've never seen her knocking my door .  I'm sorry Lynne  you have to reconnect with the public who vote you in  ( I voted for her 5 years ago)

Labour are next with Jennings a new candidate this year  ( but do you really want another Labour government   Hasn't 13 years been long enough?) Well?

I saw Vote Labour boards across the south end of Alexandra Palace today  I was gobsmacked!

Then comes Merrin for the Conservatives , Hes a big businessman  Hes not interested in the little people.
I asked him to doorstep me back in January, I'm still waiting.  I said that the first candidate to come to my door and express an interest in what I wanted government to achieve would get my vote

Now that Ive signed up for being a candidate I guess I'm just going to have to vote for myself.


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein


I'll leave you with that thought

Nick Cleggover.THE GREAT PRIME MINISTERIAL DEBATE

He may have won the debate but he isn't speaking the truth for one moment.

Remember he's technically unemployed at the moment.   Since parliament was dissolved on April 6th none of the MP's have jobs

You and you alone by the power of a black cross in a box, have the power to make them unemployed permanently from the House of Commons.


Now thats what I call POWER!  2010!


 Remember one thing and one thing alone. These people are desperate to get back in and will say anything for you to vote for them.

ANYTHING.  Unless you get it in writing and witnessed as a contract don't take it on face value.

You wouldn't trust a used car salesman until you got  the AA to check out the car so why do you take what these people say to you on television the medium of lies and propaganda as the gospel truth.

WHY?  Is it because you can't be bothered to care about the country you live in.  Sorry about the guilt trip but your destiny is firmly in your writing hand when you make that cross or when you say I'm weak and I would like anyone to come and do it for me by not voting at all.

Not voting will let in the BNP or will return another Labour government back for another five years of Gordon Brown.

The words  Worst Nightmare on Earth come to mind.

Yet you the British registered electors have the power to stop that and you don't use it.

Voter turn out in Hornsey and Wood Green on average is 61.8% at the last election.

what happened to the other 39 percent of you?  Too busy, forgetting that it is your writing hand which determines who gets in and who doesn't and you each have a say. You may think it doesn't matter?

Is that the case?

If the people who don't vote actually voted..... not only would things change ...  They would change with the clear message that if you want my vote you have to work for it.

Or I won't give it to you. Or I wont abstain or not vote, I will vote and I will influence the outcome.


Reaffirm your status as a ruling 60 millionth part of the British Isles.


YOU HAVE THE POWER  PLEASE DON'T WASTE ENERGY.


USE IT PROPERLY.


Vote and make a real difference  You don't have to vote for me but I would like at least 5% of the vote just for being able to retain the hard earned £500 quid I put up to expose the rotten core of liars there are in the House of Commons


My friend Rita Pal another screwed over doctor by the GMC  writes this about Nick Cleggover


Rita Pal's webpage about Nick Clegg


Remember that MPs are elected to enact the people’s will – not the other way round!



Show me the Money!


Click to enlarge photo
Ten £50 notes

This is the money I spent on getting my name on the election ballot paper.
It is my emergency slush fund for breakages/ if the car explodes  I have spent it on you the people of Hornsey and Wood Green

Please don't let me lose it.

I worked hard for this money. Its been taxed and its been saved and its come out so that I can expose the lies that all three major parties and the government tell you because I'm sick and tired of finding the truth and thinking my government doesn't respect me.
Yet at this current point in time I and 60 million other people in Britain hold the balance of power in a small cross next to someones name in 650 constituencies up and down the land.

You have power. You elect your representatives to have your interests at heart  not their own.

Please donate to the campaign. One or two pounds to cover the cost of the leaflets.  I am funding this from my hard earned savings. I worked hard for this money and I want to retain my deposit.  Im prepared to put my own money where my mouth is.  I'm spending £1300 on leaflets one sheet of A4 in black and white which will be sent out to the 78000 people registered to vote since October 15th 2009 in Hornsey and Wood Green.

Being your MP is just like being your doctor. You want me to listen and do the best for you, and that is exactly what I am here to do.  You will not get this assurance from the political parties or their self serving representatives.

I promise you that much.

Dr Rohen Kapur

Please donate  even 50 pence is 50 pence less I will have to spend

If everyone gave just 50p in the electorate I would have 34000 pounds to use as election funding

If I didn't spend it all I would give it back proportionately  Its your hard earned money too  I have no right over it. But you can give someone 50p surely?

20 p from everyone would be enough.









Icelandic Explosion



This has now put more CO2 into the earths atmosphere than any other man made intervention.

How is the world going to reduce the carbon foot prints of Acts of God?

Answers please on ;a postcard to Vulcan the god of fire and volcanoes.

It has caused more air traffic disruption than any terrorist event.

And you could say that stopping anyone getting into Britain to spend their money is a big  metaphorical slap across the face for Britain for using Anti terrorist legislation to freeze Icelandic assets.....