What was it for?

NEWS coverage over the last seven days has quite rightly focused on the bravery and heroism displayed by our gallant fighting men during the D-Day landings of seventy years ago.

I just wonder how those thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country in the fight against dictatorship and tyranny throughout Europe would view the situation today, had they still been alive.

The country they fought and won the war for is now, to all intents and purposes,being dictated to by a bunch of non-elected bureaucrats, who happen to be hugely influenced by the very country we fought against all those years ago.

The dwindling number of survivors from that conflict must surely be asking themselves today what it was all for.

Mr J P Reardon Rhymney Way Bassaleg

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1:02pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Well one thing's for sure, the USA would not have a black president who passes LGBTQ-friendly laws and Germany wouldn't have a female chancellor had the Nazis won the war. The fact that we now live in a multi-cultural, ethnically diverse society which is making progress - albeit slow - to equal gender rights and LGBTQ equality with heterosexuals is, I feel, one of the best fruits of that generations sacrifice and eventual victory over the Nazis.
Well one thing's for sure, the USA would not have a black president who passes LGBTQ-friendly laws and Germany wouldn't have a female chancellor had the Nazis won the war. The fact that we now live in a multi-cultural, ethnically diverse society which is making progress - albeit slow - to equal gender rights and LGBTQ equality with heterosexuals is, I feel, one of the best fruits of that generations sacrifice and eventual victory over the Nazis. Katie Re-Registered
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3:31pm Tue 17 Jun 14

mkaibear1 says...

What was it for?

It was for laws to make my workplace safer so people can work round the machines without being constantly in danger.

It was for fair sick pay, equal pay for men and women, workers rights so all staff get a fair deal. It was for the right to four weeks paid holiday, the right to not be forced to work more than 48 hours a week, maternity and parental leave, the right to a workplace free of discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or disability.

The sacrifice of so many has led to a Europe in which the poor are supported, workers are protected, lives are preserved, civil rights are ensured and the level of prosperity of its citizens increases.

Oh and they also gave us the longest peace in Europe since the Roman Empire.
What was it for? It was for laws to make my workplace safer so people can work round the machines without being constantly in danger. It was for fair sick pay, equal pay for men and women, workers rights so all staff get a fair deal. It was for the right to four weeks paid holiday, the right to not be forced to work more than 48 hours a week, maternity and parental leave, the right to a workplace free of discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or disability. The sacrifice of so many has led to a Europe in which the poor are supported, workers are protected, lives are preserved, civil rights are ensured and the level of prosperity of its citizens increases. Oh and they also gave us the longest peace in Europe since the Roman Empire. mkaibear1
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12:09am Wed 18 Jun 14

Ollie254 says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
Well one thing's for sure, the USA would not have a black president who passes LGBTQ-friendly laws and Germany wouldn't have a female chancellor had the Nazis won the war. The fact that we now live in a multi-cultural, ethnically diverse society which is making progress - albeit slow - to equal gender rights and LGBTQ equality with heterosexuals is, I feel, one of the best fruits of that generations sacrifice and eventual victory over the Nazis.
There weren't many gender rights on the D day beaches.....it was an exclusively male affair.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: Well one thing's for sure, the USA would not have a black president who passes LGBTQ-friendly laws and Germany wouldn't have a female chancellor had the Nazis won the war. The fact that we now live in a multi-cultural, ethnically diverse society which is making progress - albeit slow - to equal gender rights and LGBTQ equality with heterosexuals is, I feel, one of the best fruits of that generations sacrifice and eventual victory over the Nazis.[/p][/quote]There weren't many gender rights on the D day beaches.....it was an exclusively male affair. Ollie254
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7:31am Wed 18 Jun 14

BobEvams2014 says...

mkaibear1 wrote:
What was it for? It was for laws to make my workplace safer so people can work round the machines without being constantly in danger. It was for fair sick pay, equal pay for men and women, workers rights so all staff get a fair deal. It was for the right to four weeks paid holiday, the right to not be forced to work more than 48 hours a week, maternity and parental leave, the right to a workplace free of discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or disability. The sacrifice of so many has led to a Europe in which the poor are supported, workers are protected, lives are preserved, civil rights are ensured and the level of prosperity of its citizens increases. Oh and they also gave us the longest peace in Europe since the Roman Empire.
When UKIP win the next General Elections all these 'anti business pro lazieness ' restrictions will be lifted, and give greater freedom - greater freedom for employers to make Staff work more than 48 hrs a week , to end the nonsense of 4 weeks paid holiday , end maternity and parental leave, some people are different - so treat them diferently !

Work yourself to any early grave - vote UKIP
[quote][p][bold]mkaibear1[/bold] wrote: What was it for? It was for laws to make my workplace safer so people can work round the machines without being constantly in danger. It was for fair sick pay, equal pay for men and women, workers rights so all staff get a fair deal. It was for the right to four weeks paid holiday, the right to not be forced to work more than 48 hours a week, maternity and parental leave, the right to a workplace free of discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or disability. The sacrifice of so many has led to a Europe in which the poor are supported, workers are protected, lives are preserved, civil rights are ensured and the level of prosperity of its citizens increases. Oh and they also gave us the longest peace in Europe since the Roman Empire.[/p][/quote]When UKIP win the next General Elections all these 'anti business pro lazieness ' restrictions will be lifted, and give greater freedom - greater freedom for employers to make Staff work more than 48 hrs a week , to end the nonsense of 4 weeks paid holiday , end maternity and parental leave, some people are different - so treat them diferently ! Work yourself to any early grave - vote UKIP BobEvams2014
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6:31pm Fri 20 Jun 14

welshmen says...

I understand the letter writer, the EU non Elected Commissioners making 75% of our Laws, the amount of foreign immigration now exceeding 5 million and rising, the Colonisation of people who think it's their right to instil on the British native it's laws although by stealth, this is happening because they think they have a right because some of their people got killed in that freedom for all war, even though just as many of those people were also helping the Nazi's to win their Dictatorship over our Democracy.

This country will always be a Democracy, any one else thinks that this will change because of their existence here and their colonising agenda to rule our Country need to take care....
I understand the letter writer, the EU non Elected Commissioners making 75% of our Laws, the amount of foreign immigration now exceeding 5 million and rising, the Colonisation of people who think it's their right to instil on the British native it's laws although by stealth, this is happening because they think they have a right because some of their people got killed in that freedom for all war, even though just as many of those people were also helping the Nazi's to win their Dictatorship over our Democracy. This country will always be a Democracy, any one else thinks that this will change because of their existence here and their colonising agenda to rule our Country need to take care.... welshmen
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2:30pm Mon 23 Jun 14

jimmytheone2 says...

welshmen wrote:
I understand the letter writer, the EU non Elected Commissioners making 75% of our Laws, the amount of foreign immigration now exceeding 5 million and rising, the Colonisation of people who think it's their right to instil on the British native it's laws although by stealth, this is happening because they think they have a right because some of their people got killed in that freedom for all war, even though just as many of those people were also helping the Nazi's to win their Dictatorship over our Democracy.

This country will always be a Democracy, any one else thinks that this will change because of their existence here and their colonising agenda to rule our Country need to take care....
drivel, drivel, drivel...
You couldn't make this up, you really couldn't.......
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: I understand the letter writer, the EU non Elected Commissioners making 75% of our Laws, the amount of foreign immigration now exceeding 5 million and rising, the Colonisation of people who think it's their right to instil on the British native it's laws although by stealth, this is happening because they think they have a right because some of their people got killed in that freedom for all war, even though just as many of those people were also helping the Nazi's to win their Dictatorship over our Democracy. This country will always be a Democracy, any one else thinks that this will change because of their existence here and their colonising agenda to rule our Country need to take care....[/p][/quote]drivel, drivel, drivel... You couldn't make this up, you really couldn't....... jimmytheone2
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2:31pm Sun 29 Jun 14

welshmen says...

I pasted this from the DM for you jimmytheoneidiotonhe
re2. a mate of yours who speaks in support of what you want for our Country....were you at his BQ in Cardiff?

A radical hate preacher, your mate, linked to the ‘brainwashing’ of three Welsh young jihadis fighting in Iraq and Syria has outlined his chilling vision of a Nazi-style, Islamic state in Britain on video, describing how non-Muslims will be forced to shave their heads and wear a red sash, in a land where the ringing of church bells is banned.

Abu Waleed your mate 35, a leading preacher for a group banned last week for incitement to terrorism, was seen earlier this month at a barbecue in the Welsh capital where the banner of the Isis terror group – the Al Qaeda splinter group which the trio are fighting for – was flying.
According to friends, former students Reyaad Khan, Nasser Muthana, both 20, and Muthana’s 17-year-old brother Aseel were seen handing out leaflets for a group closely linked to Waleed outside a Cardiff mosque seven months ago. Khan and Nasser appeared on an Isis recruitment video this month.

'Nazi' vision: Abu Waleed your mate, 35, said non-Muslims should not be allowed to walk on the pavement and should instead ride mules, wear mismatched shoes and give 'nice' clothes to Muslims... but 'only adults, not children' +9.

Abu Waleed your mate, who lives in west London, dishes out burgers at a barbecue in Cardiff earlier this month, were you there?
Jobless Waleed – whose real name is Shahid Janjua – lives in a council house in Hounslow, West London, and claims benefits for himself, his wife and three disabled children, in bred breeding, marrying cousins,
His group Need4khilafah, whose leader is Anjem Choudary your hero, the firebrand who once led the Al-Muhajiroun group – banned after the deadly July 7 terror attacks in London in 2005 – dreams of the flag of Islam flying over Big Ben....You couldn't make this up, you really couldn't.......
I pasted this from the DM for you jimmytheoneidiotonhe re2. a mate of yours who speaks in support of what you want for our Country....were you at his BQ in Cardiff? A radical hate preacher, your mate, linked to the ‘brainwashing’ of three Welsh young jihadis fighting in Iraq and Syria has outlined his chilling vision of a Nazi-style, Islamic state in Britain on video, describing how non-Muslims will be forced to shave their heads and wear a red sash, in a land where the ringing of church bells is banned. Abu Waleed your mate 35, a leading preacher for a group banned last week for incitement to terrorism, was seen earlier this month at a barbecue in the Welsh capital where the banner of the Isis terror group – the Al Qaeda splinter group which the trio are fighting for – was flying. According to friends, former students Reyaad Khan, Nasser Muthana, both 20, and Muthana’s 17-year-old brother Aseel were seen handing out leaflets for a group closely linked to Waleed outside a Cardiff mosque seven months ago. Khan and Nasser appeared on an Isis recruitment video this month. 'Nazi' vision: Abu Waleed your mate, 35, said non-Muslims should not be allowed to walk on the pavement and should instead ride mules, wear mismatched shoes and give 'nice' clothes to Muslims... but 'only adults, not children' +9. Abu Waleed your mate, who lives in west London, dishes out burgers at a barbecue in Cardiff earlier this month, were you there? Jobless Waleed – whose real name is Shahid Janjua – lives in a council house in Hounslow, West London, and claims benefits for himself, his wife and three disabled children, in bred breeding, marrying cousins, His group Need4khilafah, whose leader is Anjem Choudary your hero, the firebrand who once led the Al-Muhajiroun group – banned after the deadly July 7 terror attacks in London in 2005 – dreams of the flag of Islam flying over Big Ben....You couldn't make this up, you really couldn't....... welshmen
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