The Liverpool mayoral debate has been cancelled at the behest of the Labour Party because the BNP was invited.
In case you are wondering just why the local media and politicians are so terrified to let our candidate Mike Whitby address the electorate, here are his notes for the ten questions that would have formed the nucleus of the debate.
This is what the people of Liverpool are effectively forbidden to hear and once again this is why the Establishment hates the British National Party. Candidates Debate 19-4-2012
Questions to be asked by Roger Phillips. Host is Professor Andrew Derrington.
1) Who will be the first five individuals or organisations you will set up meetings with, if you are elected?
• I will contact ALL of the TV and Radio networks for a collective broadcast to
the people of Liverpool.
• I will use that old fashioned thing called DEMOCRACY to speak to the people of Liverpool in an open meeting, to ask what THEY want me to do – this will be a first in British politics!
• I will engage a market research organisation to arrange to canvass the electorate, confidentially. And, people will have the opportunity to say whatever they want, without the fear of coercion or intimidation.
• I will arrange a meeting with the police, to remind them that we ALL work for the Taxpayer and we should start listening to them.
• I will meet the leaders of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, to discuss how they would like to develop industry and jobs in Liverpool; I will also discuss methods of removing parking fees in the town centre and Mersey Tunnel tolls, to give free access to our city and encourage more business.
2) What are the three challenges that you will personally face, if elected Mayor and how will you overcome them?
• The biggest challenge I will face will be dealing with the discrimination I will receive from the councillors. But, they will just have to get used to it, just like the people of Liverpool, and the rest of Britain, have had to put up with lots of things that they don’t like.
• Another challenge will be sifting through the 90 councillors to find a group of them for the cabinet, that are sufficiently honest and open-minded enough to listen to the electorate and then to help deliver what the people want and NOT what the councillors’ party wants.
• Getting people – the public and the council - to BELIEVE that anything is possible, but you need to want it badly enough.
3) How will you overcome Liverpool’s challenging relationships with neighbouring authorities, Manchester and central government, and once you have achieved that, how will you influence them?
• I will meet everyone, whether regionally or nationally, on a LEVEL BASIS – my attitude is that I am better than NO-ONE and NO-ONE is better than ME.
• I’ll ask them pointedly: WHO DO YOU WORK FOR AND WHO PAYS YOUR WAGES? When it’s established that we ALL work for the Taxpayer, I will put them on the spot and ask them why they NEVER bother to ask the people what THEY want!
• By this time, I would hope to have influenced them enough, to understand that I am nobody’s puppet. And, if they DON’T want to work for the people, then they should not be in that job. From that point on, we will set about working together, to deliver the requirements of the people.
4) What are the successes of the past five years and how will you build on them in the coming decade? To achieve these, what are your priorities for public spending and investment?
• There have been very FEW successes over the past five years. The dole queue has risen massively and we have added to that burden by allowing millions of immigrants to come to Britain. Meanwhile, Liverpool has invested in FLASH BUILDINGS that return very little revenue. Our great grandchildren will still be paying for these buildings in 50 years time. This is the ECONOMICS OF THE MADHOUSE !
• We have put the cart before the horse; we are “pretending” to be affluent in order to impress others. It’s like the man who starts his own business by buying a flash car – it’s all front, or as us Scousers say; It’s all fur coat and no knickers!
• The only positive that can be taken from this – is to do things differently in the future. We must invest MASSIVELY in industry to create huge numbers of JOBS: - then and ONLY then, will our people have enough money to spend in this city, to bring long term wealth and security. The people will then re-distribute this wealth throughout the city, ensuring future growth and prosperity.
5) What key areas will you personally lead on to grow the economy, and how will you use those advantages to accelerate Liverpool’s growth? How will you close Liverpool’s North/South divide?
• MY background is technical marketing, in the manufacturing industry and I used to own a factory in Aintree. I come from Scotland Road and I saw how Thatcher decimated the north Liverpool industry. Thatcher’s destructive work has continued under Major, Blair, Brown, Cameron & Clegg. Not ONE of these Prime Ministers has had the interests of the British people at heart.
• I will focus on manufacturing. Starting in north Liverpool and ensure that Liverpool people have the choice to buy locally manufactured goods – the words MADE IN LIVERPOOL will be synonymous with QUALITY!
6) What levers of power do you see yourself having and how will you use them?
• These days, very few politicians have much experience of industry – in fact, many MPs have NEVER done an ordinary days work, or ran their own business. They don’t know what it’s like to live on the breadline, or to sign on the dole, or to go cap-in-hand, to the bank, to borrow money, to keep their employees in a job!
• Also, they have never experienced the joy of bringing in a massive contract that will ensure that those people on the shop floor will keep their jobs and be able to put food on their tables.
• I HAVE experienced ALL of these things, and my knowledge and experience will be invaluable to this city. You can’t BUY this knowledge. And, most importantly, I am a true patriot and believe that LIVERPOOL can lead Britain out of the mess our country is in.
7) What will be your relationship with elected members of Liverpool City Council and how will your role and that relationship be scrutinised, if you are elected?
• My relationship with the councillors will be very uneasy at first and due to their discriminatory attitude… they will see me as a pariah. But, it will be similar to when a new Managing Director or owner takes over an existing company. We will all have to get over our personal feelings and focus on our MUTUAL GOAL – of helping this city to become great again, as it was in the past.
• I will ask the people for a mandate to take specific actions on their behalf, and I will continue to remind councillors, that they are NOT working to help ME, they are working to help the people of Liverpool.
8) If 14 year olds were able to vote in Liverpool, what would you say to them to persuade them to use it?
• Whether or NOT 14 year olds are able to vote – I will STILL ask them what THEY want from their education; their social life and their future. Nobody ever asks them what they, OR THEIR PARENTS WANT.
• Politicians and educators just assume that THEY know better than anyone else. The arrogance of these so-called “leaders” alienates everyone – parents and children alike. Consequently, people lose faith in the democratic process and many teenagers see this and think; what’s the point in trying?
• We have to PROVE that we are listening and we will act on their views.
9) With average voter turn-out in the last municipal election standing at 35%, how do you get the remaining 65% of people to vote? How will you empower and engage local people?
• This subject is very close to my heart. Virtually, everywhere you go these days, people are extremely unhappy with their situation. More often than not, people will say that; “ALL politicians are self-serving crooks, so what’s the point in voting?” And, when you ask them; “why don’t you change things?” They don’t seem to understand that they have the power to change their lives.
• They seem to think that, by NOT voting, they are registering their contempt for the system that totally ignores their wishes and aspirations. They don’t realise that their collective votes represent two thirds of the electorate, and if they wanted to, they could change things in the blink of an eye.
• Albert Einstein once said; “a sign of madness is: – people doing the same thing, day after day, but expecting a DIFFERENT result”!
• Whilst they continue to waste their vote, they only have themselves to blame when despotic politicians ride roughshod over their lives.
10) How would you describe the relationship between the city’s economic growth; people’s well being and our environment, and how would your priorities address this?
• These principles are ALL intrinsically linked and we have to adopt a holistic approach to address all three.
• I will always put PEOPLE first and by providing them with the means to feel safe, secure and comfortable; they will be more inclined to favour those that provide that security. If people are contented, they will be happier in themselves and in their work, and they will produce more. Also, they will be kinder towards others in greater need.
• I believe that we all give out good and bad vibrations, which have a positive or negative effect on our surroundings, and ultimately, the planet. I don’t believe in man-made global warming, because the evidence simply does NOT support it. But, I do believe that our happiness, or otherwise, can have an enormous effect on our environment, and on our inter-action with everyone that we come into contact with.
I promise to fight tooth and nail to uphold the God-given rights of Liverpool people.
Mike Whitby, British National Party, Liverpool Mayoral Candidate.