Jan Leeming

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Shoreham Airshow 2007
Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 2nd March 2013


So Ukip came second in the Eastleigh By-Election which I understand was a safe Liberal seat anyway. (Liberals who wasted time and money on their demand for an AV vote and yet did not keep their word with regard to Boundary Changes.  I understand that were the Boundaries more fairly organised, then the Tories would have won an outright victory in the last election.  No voting system is ever going to be 'fair'.  It's just a shame that Cameron didn't have the courage to force through some changes whilst he still had the upper hand after the last election.  Frankly I think he should have told the Liberals to go to hell and called another election - there's a fair chance he would have got back with a majority.)

If the latest election result  doesn’t send shock waves through the Conservative Camp, I don’t know what will. In my humble opinion, we the public are not economists and are not in a position to judge adequately whether we should be in or out of the European Union. The real issue is, I believe, that people are totally fed up with the way the European Court of Human Rights is being slewed and used against us to the extent that we are forced to keep ‘undesirables’ in this country because their ‘right to a family life’ over-rides our right to be protected from criminals and those who would wish to destabilize our way of life. (How ridiculous that "Human Rights"   has been used by murderers who invoke the right to IVF treatment.)   One could go on and on with an endless list. And a large proportion of the public are sick and tired of the virtually unchecked immigration which is changing forever our national identity. What national identity! We hardly have one anymore. Go to London and you will hear far more foreign tongues being spoken than you will native English. Apparently there is ‘white-flight’ from the Capital and it cannot be that they all want to live by the sea. Our Government is far too London-centric – they should get out and about and have a look at the rest of the country.

The sad thing is that Government is short term – the term of five years. Ian Duncan Smith is waging an uphill battle against the unfairness of the Benefits System. George Osborne is trying to deal with 13 years of Labour mismanagement of our economy and their policy of virtually unlimited immigration in their efforts to force us to become Multi-cultural and create Labour voters. You cannot legislate to make people like and accept one another – that tolerance has to be won by the efforts of immigrants to adopt and adapt to the customs and ways of their new country.  What about the school in which not one pupil has English as a first language!  If you want to come to our country, please do us the courtesy of learning the basics of our language.

People do not like high taxation, cut backs and being squeezed so, come the next election they will vote for the alternative which is highly likely to be Labour. Perish the thought. When Labour came to power last time, the country was in a very healthy state financially – that was squandered. Now the whole Global economy is in a mess and we don’t have much to offer in the way of manufactured goods to sell.

I had a very high regard for Mrs. Thatcher but the one policy over which I take issue is privatising Utilities. It is scandalous that we are all having to tighten our belts with regard to fuel costs and yet British Gas announces massive profits and most of the Energy Companies are now Foreign owned. Were it still being State Run, although there may have been some waste as there often is in State institutions, then profits would have been ploughed back not dibbed out to Shareholders.

It has been said that a vote for UKIP is a wasted vote ….. wasted or not it certainly should make the Tories sit up and take stock. Instead of concentrating on issues over which most people really don’t give a fig, Mr. Cameron should be paying attention to those issues which are bothering us all – woe betide him and the Tories if he doesn’t.

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