"I have always greatly admired the sheer grit and sense of comradery and community spirit that existed in England throughout 'The Second World War,' and wonder where it all went to since then.
At a significant time in world history, this small country stood alone against the threat posed by Adolf Hitler to rule and control every country in the whole of Europe. This small country was great enough then to conquer the European tyrant and in my view it remains great enough despite its size, to do so again!
Even during 'The Blitz' when London got bombed to smithereens and was reduced to streets of rubble; even then, we held our heads high as a proud nation and battled on. The milk was still delivered on time, though there often be no door step remaining to put it on. Even houses reduced to rubble could not destroy the welcoming door step of every home. The bruised and battered door steps were lifted from beneath the rubble, washed down and whitened for use another day!
A few nights ago, I watched the first of the two planned debates between Nigel Farage of UKIP and Nick Clegg of the Liberal Party about the merits of staying in or pulling out of Europe. My own views on this subject have never changed and I would vote to come out at the earliest opportunity.
During the discussion, Nick Clegg listed as one of the major 'achievements' of being a European member to have been our ability to persuade other European countries to extradite our English murderers and criminals back to England so that we could sentence and imprion them here. He even bragged that in this respect, Great Britain has been the most successful of all European countries in achieving the highest numbers of criminal extradition orders.
I fear that Nick will just never get the message! Doesn't he understand the reason for this position of Great Britain being Number one in the 'extradition-order-back-home-league-table'? Doesn't he realise that we are the only country in the whole of Europe who actually wants other countries to send our criminals back to us so that we can bear the cost of feeding, caring and imprisoning them forever more?
Nice one Nick! You won the extradition war, but not because you were the better fighter. It was more to do with the fact that you never faced any opposition from our more street-wise European members! You would never have seen old Hitler off, I fear, as you are sadly lacking in true British grit!" William Forde: March 28th, 2014.