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.