No sooner had the man been laid cold the establishment use the murder, by a loan, troubled young man, to try and push through more draconian laws limiting peoples freedoms.
The home secretary, Priti Patel, had asked all police forces to review security
arrangements for MPs “with immediate effect”, a Home Office spokesperson said.
A spokesperson for Patel said: “This afternoon, the home secretary chaired a meeting of the police, security and intelligence agencies to discuss the tragic incident in Southend and the ongoing response. She also spoke to the Speaker of the House of Commons.
“The home secretary has asked all police forces to review security arrangements for MPs with immediate effect and will provide updates in due course.”
There seems to be a pattern emerging that loan attacks are followed by clampdowns on our freedoms. It is almost as if these are planned.
How Sir David Amess voted on Welfare and Benefits #
- Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityShow votes0 votes for, 13 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016.
- Generally voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesShow votes0 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, in 2013.
- Almost always voted against spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployedShow votes0 votes for, 8 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2014.
- Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsShow votes43 votes for, 0 votes against, 11 absences, between 2012–2016.
- Almost always voted for making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such supportShow votes3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2012.
- Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the “bedroom tax”)Show votes14 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2012–2018.
The voting record of Amess shows him to be an old school right wing Tory who was unconcerned about the increasing poverty in the town he represented. The BBC says Southend is a town in grief. I doubt those of the bedsits in Westcliff or council estates round Sutton road will care. The all fur coat and no knickers Essex Thames side town has had its fortunes sink faster than its football team.
So when is sympathy right to be withdrawn? Does a child murderer deserve sympathy? Did Thatcher upon her death? In 1945 the President of Ireland sent condolences on the death of the leader of Germany. Do we have our limits? Do we have a choice of good or evil or are we simply genetic survival machines? I would never advocate murder or violence but should we have sympathy on the death of someone who has? The MSM tells us the man was without sin. The starving children and bombed countries tell me otherwise. By all means sympathy for the loss of those who loved him but my sympathy is with the poor, the hungry, the refugees.
The Daily Mail has said:
“Sir David was a committed constituency MP who had devoted his life to meeting local residents and trying to help with their problems.
When he arrived for his regular surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, shortly before midday, several were waiting to see him.
John Lamb, a Conservative councillor who rushed to the church when he heard what had happened, said: ‘He was doing a surgery in the Methodist church here to speak to local people and pick up on their problems.”
In fact, he was a professional politician who only came to Southend after there was a boundary review which divided his Basildon seat into two parts, which were added in to two neighbouring seats. Given his small majority, the new Basildon constituency was almost certainly going to be gained by Labour. Amess thus decided to seek re-election elsewhere. In June 1995, Amess was selected for Southend West. Ironically the Basildon seat was then won by the Blairite, Angela Smith who had moved from Southend to Basildon for the same sort of careerist reason.
Although he voted against the bombing of Syria he was strongly in favour of the reintroduction of the death penalty.
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