Opinion – Poland turns right – A conservative enigma | The Economist – John Gelmini

The effects of mass migration into Europe on the present scale is unprecedented and should never have been permitted for obvious reasons of lack of finance, jobs, housing and infrastructure.

EU spokespersons, and people like Angela Merkel, and the media telling us that Governments should “do more” because the crisis has to be “managed” and will continue, have it exactly wrong.

It is not our problem and we have a right to preserve our heritage, customs and way of life, which is rooted deeply in Judeo-Christian ethics.

Our ancestors fought and died to preserve that heritage, including the time when invading Turks were held back at the gates of Vienna in 1683, and the Battle of Milvian Bridge in what is now Hungary, when the Roman Emperor, Constantine, held back a million strong invading army with a force a fraction of that size.

Our leaders need to regain control of our borders as Tony Abbott managed to do in Australia, otherwise Europe risks the hard-right taking control.

John Gelmini

Opinion – UK’s ‘High-Growth Small Businesses’ are rated No. 1 Story of Week per World Economic Forum – John Gelmini

Dr Alf’s 7 point plan is a very useful place to start and should be combined with “sunset ” legislation, which would authorise a constabulary, fire command or local authority for say two years, forcing them to merge and create shared service centres after that.

Kenya, which has been an independent republic for just 60 years, has, under its Transition Authority reduced the number of local authorities from the 230 plus it inherited from us under Colonial rule to just 47 within a country 6 times the size of ours. Policing is done with a single national police force.

Changes on this scale would reduce business operating costs and force the pace of new business creation through shrinking the public sector down to size.

About 1% of SME’s have the ability to scale up and export. These need to be identified and helped to do so by focussing most resources onto them not simply focussing on all SME’s equally. Picking winning SMEs require skill and should not be left to bankers and bureaucrats – it probably needs to use people like myself & Dr Alf have the vision and experience.

John Gelmini