As we enter a new week, I must have one last say about last week's phenomenal celebrations for Saint George's and the dis-proportionate emphasis given by Birmingham City Council to it and to the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.
Now my Sikh friends, of whom there are many, have a right, under our British democracy and freedom of speech, to celebrate this their most holy of days. but I wish to comment on the ambivalence of Birmingham City Council to the indigenous populous.
As I pointed out yesterday at a meeting of my boys club, Birmingham City is the biggest single council in the country. At 9,000 per ward, it has some of the biggest local election areas or wards in Europe, yet alone Great Britain. It is also bottom of various lists for Social Services and Health Services. My own experience of Birmingham is diabolical and having lived in Oxley, Wolverhampton for 10 months in the 1980s, I learnt that Wolverhampton, population 200,000 has the same number of dog catchers as Birmingham, population 2,000,000. I could therefore extrapolate this single fact across the whole of the Councils' services and conclude (unfairly, but who cares?) that Birmingham City Council's services are TEN times worse than Wolverhampton Town Council's Services (In the mid 80s, Wolverhampton Wanderers were not promoted to The City Status League until well after Lord Steve Bull of Whitmore-Reams had retired).
Back to the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th April 2009.
Firstly we have the inept offerings of Our Council in Central Birmingham Victoria Square, Compared with a superb march in another of our Black Country Neighbours, Sandwell on the previous Sunday, which was also at least TEN times better.
Furthermore compare the Vaisakhi in North Birmingham yesterday. There was an impressive parade and roads were closed to accommodate this.
Compare also the experience of our old friend Cllr. Martyn Findley (BNP) across in The East Midlands, whose children were treated to a meagre sounding CREAM TEA to celebrate Saint George's Day, yet have to dress up, make paintings, eat ethnic food and much more come EID...
WE CAN DO BETTER.
BUT THIS CAN ONLY BE BETTER WITH THE BNP
VOTE FOR THE BNP ON JUNE 4th 2009