Friday, 6 April 2012

We Don't Want Turbines Here!

The relentless applications for even more wind turbines have spread from North East Fife across the Kingdom and is now affecting the Kirkcaldy area. Following the consent to the wind farm at Earlseat Farm between Thornton and Wemyss the latest bid to surround Kirkcaldy comes from the application for the proposed development in a partnership between The Ecology Centre, OYO (Scotland) and local farmers Steve and Christine WylieKinghorm Ecology Centre.

However a group of Burntisland residents are planning to fight against the three turbine plans near the town’s Binn Hill. They are joining a multitude of anti-turbine groups not only across Fife but the whole of Scotland. More and more people are waking up to the destruction of, not only the Fife countryside, but, the whole of Scotland. They are beginning to stand up to the blind obedience to the Climate Change Act (Scotland) signed up to all the parties in Holyrood with NO dissenters.

It is good that the people of Scotland are waking up to the destruction of their countryside to appease Salmond’s Turbine Mania. It is just a pity that they didn’t listen to the UKIP Candidates at the 2011 Scottish elections who were the ONLY political party calling for a moratorium on wind farms. If they had voted for UKIP we would have someone in the Scottish Parliament speaking up for citizens concerned about the destruction of their peace and quiet and the blight on their house prices as well as exposing the complete insanity of the whole subsidies system. A system, which forces up electricity prices for all, to pay farmers who have given up farming the land and are now farming subsidies, and the multi national companies who are milking the British public.

Let’s make a start to correct this imbalance at the local Council elections by voting for UKIP and Independent Candidates willing to say No to any more turbine applications.

Monday, 2 April 2012

It's Local Election Time in Scotland

Last year at the Scottish elections I was not allowed to stand as a candidate as, following the groundbreaking pilot schemes in Fife and Dumfries & Galloway Health Board areas, I was elected as a member of Fife Health Board. However the recent instruction from Holyrood giving elected Health Board members the same opportunities to stand for all elections as other Board members and Council officials meant I could now be a Council candidate.

As a resident of Fife's Ward 10 Kirkcaldy, Kinghorn and Burntisland (and not forgetting Auchtertool) that is where I am standing. Paperwork has been processed and completed so I have joined four other UKIP candidates in the Fife area.

In line with UKIP policy we are highlighting our Independence at local level and representing the voter, not getting caught up in Party politics which polarizes opinion on party lines instead of doing the best for the people.

At close of nominations, for the local council elections on May 3rd, UKIPScotland had thirty eight candidates in place. Not many by the standards of the LibLabCon and SNP but it is still an improvement on the numbers at the 2007 elections. Over that time UKIPScotland have been steadily increasing their numbers with a more rapid growth over the past six months as the Eurozone and Euro crisis has become more obvious.

But the local elections are about local issues not EU issues even though EU Regulations and Directive have a major effect on the way our local councils can work, even down to issuing contracts for supplies, the Working Time Directive and not forgetting the whole Carbon Con targets.

To the voters of Kirkcaldy Ward 10 I will be knocking on your door to find out what is bugging you about Fife Council and what you want done to improve your area and hopefully persuading you why I should be your No1 candidate on the 3rd May.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Does Obama remember these words?

Many times politicians words come back to haunt them.
Following the recent inter-party squabbling between the Democrats & Republicans who were being urged by President Obama to reach an agreement for the good of the country and to increase the USA debt levels I wonder if he remembers these words when having a dig at George Bush.

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America ’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

-- Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

It reminds me of an old saying about Pots and Kettles or maybe it's just the reality of being President has made him eat his words

Sunday, 7 August 2011


I have raided the issue of fluoride before and would like to join with Dr Mercola from the World's No1 Healthcare Site to invite you to join him as we help promote awareness of the dangers of fluoridation. At present we here in Scotland have managed to fend of the pressures by some in the medical profession to add this dangerous drug to our water supply. They keep trying and we must be ever vigilant that they do not slip in under our radar.

Consider this: It is illegal and unethical for a medical doctor to give you a drug without specifying dosage, and to fail to monitor your health for side effects from the drug. Yet, your water authority is not only allowed, but encouraged by some in the medical profession, to add a toxic drug—fluoride—to your drinking water without your consent and without any way of knowing who in your household is drinking it, how much, and the effect it is having. Fluoride has been proven to cause serious health issues, including damage to your bones and teeth, (instead of protecting them) as well as your kidneys, thyroid, pineal gland, and even your brain. With all of Scotland's health problems do we really need to add these to the list?

In partnership with Fluoride Action Network, Dr Mercola is happy to announce August 7-13 as being Fluoride Awareness Week. During this week, his website will focus on the dangers of fluoridation and how your efforts can make a difference on this important issue affecting us all.

Although his message is from the perspective of the USA we, in Scotland, must be alert to the dangers of some of our politicians and medical professionals attempting to add this hazardous waste to our water supply to the detriment of everyone's health. Already some areas in England are being mass medicated through their water supply. Don't let it happen here in Scotland!

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Tories Stealing UKIP Policies

Well it's been an interesting week since the UKIP manifesto launch last Monday in the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. Nigel Farage MEP the Party Leader was in town for the proceedings which the Tories tried to overshadow when they launched their own on the same day. Although there was a BBC camera & crew at the launch it was not mentioned on ANY of the BBC Scotland's news broadcasts, but well done to the STV for giving us a mention. The Tories were so desperate for policies that they tried to steal one of ours as their lead policy. Months ago we announced that it would be beneficial for schoolchildren who had found or were enrolled in job training or apprenticeships to leave school early around 15, so the Tories tried to up the anti by going for 14. Then it was announced that they would be getting rid of Home Reports, oops that's one of ours as well. What they don't say is that Home Reports (or HIPS in England) were only introduced as a way of disguising the Energy Certificate required by the EU. Now they say they will offer a referendum on elected Provosts, that sure fits in with our referendum policy but still only on things they say you can have a referendum on not what the people choose. This is only at a Scottish level, but look at the Tories last budget's plans to incorporate the National Insurance Tax with Income Tax. Where could they get that one from? Yes you are right stole it from UKIP. Well we know the CONservatives are running scared and stealing our policies but remember "Imitation is the sincerest form of Flattery"

Sunday, 13 June 2010

NHS Fife Health Board Elections.

On Thu evening I was elected to NHS Fife Health Board as one of the Board's first elected members. This is an experiment from the Scottish Government both in Fife and Dumfries & Galloway in having elected members as part of the local Health Board. The full list of those elected in Fife can be found at
I was well pleased when the list of first preferences were shown and I was in 3rd place. Even after the adjustments made as those at the bottom of the list were dropped and their second preferences were distributed still left me in 4th place. Maybe all these years of being involved in the area of Health & Wellbeing as well as the many networking groups, such as the Small Business Club, I have attended have payed off as many people have told me "Yours was the only name I recognised, so I just voted for you".
My most grateful thanks to all those who did bother to vote. I hope I can make some changes for the better. We shall have to wait and see.
The next stage is an induction/training programme on Mon & Tue in Glasgow. It will give me a chance to meet up with most of the others in Fife as well as those from Dumfries & Galloway. It's a full programme and we've got homework to do before we get there.
I'll tell you all about it next week.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Courier Husting and "justice4hollie"

The Courier and FSB have been holding a series of hustings around the constituencies in Tayside and Fife (apart from Kirkcaldy because GB wouldn't attend). In the report the following day it has been the usual practice to show a picture of all the candidates seated at the table. Last week at Dunfermline the "justice4hollie" sign was clearly seen on the picture of the candidates.
On Tuesday evening I was standing in for our candidate in Glenrothes, prior to the hustings I placed the sign on the table in front of me. The chairman Steve Bargeton asked who was Hollie. The standard answer is "Go google and find out the story" Maybe he did, maybe he didn't, maybe someone else from the Courier did, but when the report was published in the Courier next day there was no picture of all the candidates, so no sign of the Hollie sign, yet plenty of photo's were taken by the Courier photographer of all the candidates all together and individually.
A coincidence? As Kenny Dalgleish used to say "Maybe's Aye, Maybe's No?