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United Kingdom: Lt Cdr Jeremy Wraith RNR (Retd) has started an important campaign to make the Remembrance Day Parade "non-political". Lt Cdr Wraith contends, "The Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem parties clearly have little or no regard or respect for the citizens of our country, the defence of this country, the Commonwealth, HM The Queen our essential services and armed forces or for the principles for which the fallen we are remembering at the Cenotaph died for."
"The Petition to "Take Politics out of the Remembrance Day Parade" has therefore been raised to stop the Conservative, Lib Dem and Labour parties from being represented at this moving occasion. Our fallen heroes deserve respect not hypocrisy."
Various reasons have been provided by Lt Cdr Wraith to back the petition and these reasons can be found below, and in the full version of the petition.
1.1 Would a traitor like William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw in WWII) be welcome to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph ceremony?
1.2 Certainly not, so why are the Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem parties represented at the Cenotaph? Their commitment is to the EU, which has the same ultimate objectives as William Joyce, i.e. the elimination of the United Kingdom as a nation and its complete subjugation by a foreign power.
1.3 The ultimate sacrifice of our fallen comrades has therefore been squandered at great political and financial cost.
1.4 The unnecessary cost of the EU (£15 Million/hr) helps prevent our armed forces and essential services from being adequately manned, armed and equipped.
1.5 The savage 30% cut in the defence budget and similar budget cuts for essential services demonstrates the low priority these parties have for the defence of our country and for our armed and essential services.
1.6 Despite pre-election promises all three parties have callously denied us the opportunity of deciding whether our armed forces, fire services, police and NHS should be adequately staffed and equipped and our fishing rights restored or ₤Billions of our taxes wasted on the cost of being in the EU, for no benefit whatsoever.*
1.7 All three parties recognise the supremacy of governance by foreigners in Brussels as overriding that of our ancient parliament in Westminster. This is not what our fallen comrades died for.
1.8 The Commonwealth provided many service men and women who fought and died for our freedom.
1.10 Being in the EU severely disadvantages the Commonwealth compared to EU countries, to which we owe nothing, but which owed us and the Commonwealth their freedom.**
1.11 All MP’s have taken an oath of allegiance to HM the Queen. However, HM the Queen has been determined by all three parties to be “just another citizen of the EU” in accordance with EU policy which makes a nonsense of their oath of allegiance.
1.12 Our armed forces are being put under the control of unelected EU foreigners based in Brussels. When the EU fully controls UK foreign policy our forces could be used against British or Commonwealth interests or even against Commonwealth countries, such as Canada.***
1.13 As the Queen is also Queen of Canada this could be the equivalent of a civil war.
1.14 The Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem parties cannot be representing the “government” as the main “government” of the UK is in Brussels.
1.15 There are more than three British political parties represented in Brussels, the main seat of the government of the United Kingdom. Should they (and possibly every foreign party represented in Brussels) be at the Cenotaph?
A full text of the petition can be found here.