MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy criticises UKIP posters

Labour MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy criticised the Ukip poster campaign

Labour MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy criticised the Ukip poster campaign

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Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy has branded a controversial poster campaign by UKIP as childish. 

One poster shows a man dressed as a builder begging for change next to the words: “EU policy at work. British workers are hit hard by unlimited cheap labour.”

Another reads: “26 million people in Europe are looking for work. And whose jobs are they after?” alongside a hand pointing at the viewer.

Labour MP for Walthamstow, Ms Creasy, was among those who opposed the campaign.

She tweeted yesterday: "Like a toddler kicking off in a public place #ukip gets what they want - a reaction (and so everyone sharing their posters)."

UKIP leader Nigel Farage described the posters as "a hard-hitting reflection of reality as it is experienced by millions of British people struggling to earn a living outside the Westminster bubble."

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8:52am Tue 22 Apr 14

myopinioncounts says...

I suggest Ms Creasey opens her eyes and ears while out and about in our Borough and notices how many jobs in shops, food establishments etc, etc., have already been taken by EU citizens.
I suggest Ms Creasey opens her eyes and ears while out and about in our Borough and notices how many jobs in shops, food establishments etc, etc., have already been taken by EU citizens. myopinioncounts
  • Score: 31

10:06am Tue 22 Apr 14

Wayne marchant says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
I suggest Ms Creasey opens her eyes and ears while out and about in our Borough and notices how many jobs in shops, food establishments etc, etc., have already been taken by EU citizens.
Greasy lives in the land of the political elite. I'm one of those builders who had his 20 year career destroyed by cheap "Labour" from the EU. I'm not begging but there will guys/families who were totally destroyed by the stress of it all. Like to see some of the elite have their livelihoods totally destroyed and see how they manage.
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: I suggest Ms Creasey opens her eyes and ears while out and about in our Borough and notices how many jobs in shops, food establishments etc, etc., have already been taken by EU citizens.[/p][/quote]Greasy lives in the land of the political elite. I'm one of those builders who had his 20 year career destroyed by cheap "Labour" from the EU. I'm not begging but there will guys/families who were totally destroyed by the stress of it all. Like to see some of the elite have their livelihoods totally destroyed and see how they manage. Wayne marchant
  • Score: 40

11:18am Tue 22 Apr 14

Techno3 says...

It is interesting that Ms Creasy has not actually said that UKIP's claims are untrue. Merely that she finds the claism disagreeable and that she wants to close her ears to them and wish that they would go away.

I expect more from an MP. What is she actually proposing to do about the downsides of her party's policy of supporting and encouraging mass immigration from the EU? if the answer is 'nothing', she should have the honesty to say so and explain why and not try to distract people by making empty comments like this.
It is interesting that Ms Creasy has not actually said that UKIP's claims are untrue. Merely that she finds the claism disagreeable and that she wants to close her ears to them and wish that they would go away. I expect more from an MP. What is she actually proposing to do about the downsides of her party's policy of supporting and encouraging mass immigration from the EU? if the answer is 'nothing', she should have the honesty to say so and explain why and not try to distract people by making empty comments like this. Techno3
  • Score: 37

12:03pm Tue 22 Apr 14

mdj says...

Has Ms Creasy any explanation as to how Chinese bricklayers are to be seen working in this borough? It's been a fact of life for several years now.
Has Ms Creasy any explanation as to how Chinese bricklayers are to be seen working in this borough? It's been a fact of life for several years now. mdj
  • Score: 24

1:52pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Ms Creasy comes out again to protest against the only party highlighting the failures of both main parties in selling the country to Brussels over the years despite promises from various Prime Ministers that we would not be part of a United States of Europe.

People cannot get their children into their local schools because of the mass influx predominantly under Labour and feel the effects in real terms, something childless Ms Creasy does not even begin to understand.

There are East Europeans everywhere, fixing the roads and pavements, in hospitals, in shops, restaurants, railway, driving buses, people who are desperate financially (not Creasy, never had a proper job in life privilege background and so on) have had enough of the 'enrichment' of society as they are not feeling too enriched themselves.

Of course, you cannot blame the East Europeans. They are earning ten times a month what they can earn in their own country. Health Care is better here as well as tolerance at present but people are really getting fed up with the injustice that they genuinely feel.

Creasy should get real and act in the interests of what people want which includes less immigration. We are a small Island, there must be a finite amount that we can take.
Ms Creasy comes out again to protest against the only party highlighting the failures of both main parties in selling the country to Brussels over the years despite promises from various Prime Ministers that we would not be part of a United States of Europe. People cannot get their children into their local schools because of the mass influx predominantly under Labour and feel the effects in real terms, something childless Ms Creasy does not even begin to understand. There are East Europeans everywhere, fixing the roads and pavements, in hospitals, in shops, restaurants, railway, driving buses, people who are desperate financially (not Creasy, never had a proper job in life privilege background and so on) have had enough of the 'enrichment' of society as they are not feeling too enriched themselves. Of course, you cannot blame the East Europeans. They are earning ten times a month what they can earn in their own country. Health Care is better here as well as tolerance at present but people are really getting fed up with the injustice that they genuinely feel. Creasy should get real and act in the interests of what people want which includes less immigration. We are a small Island, there must be a finite amount that we can take. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 19

2:16pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

I thought this story would have led to an immediate pro-Creasey adoration lauding from Helen or is she still sulking in self-imposed exile?
I thought this story would have led to an immediate pro-Creasey adoration lauding from Helen or is she still sulking in self-imposed exile? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -12

6:06pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Brisbane says...

Widescale immigration has always benefited businesses and the better off, but disadvantaged poorer, less skilled workers, the very people the Labour party used to care about.

What a pity they've gone so downhill.
Widescale immigration has always benefited businesses and the better off, but disadvantaged poorer, less skilled workers, the very people the Labour party used to care about. What a pity they've gone so downhill. Brisbane
  • Score: 10

1:51am Wed 23 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Techno3 wrote:
It is interesting that Ms Creasy has not actually said that UKIP's claims are untrue. Merely that she finds the claism disagreeable and that she wants to close her ears to them and wish that they would go away.

I expect more from an MP. What is she actually proposing to do about the downsides of her party's policy of supporting and encouraging mass immigration from the EU? if the answer is 'nothing', she should have the honesty to say so and explain why and not try to distract people by making empty comments like this.
Creasey ignores her party's roll in mass immigration past and any current policy on it as she ignores Labour's deregulation of the gambling laws and Pay Day Lenders that she now carries the moral torch against when Labour caused the problems and the poor's dependent on them in the first place.
She is that naive. A typical Labour MP, hypocritical, champagne socialist, in her case, never had a proper job, parachuted in to nothing she would never understand about, conditioned to make the right noises for the masses, with no mind of their own to listen to.
[quote][p][bold]Techno3[/bold] wrote: It is interesting that Ms Creasy has not actually said that UKIP's claims are untrue. Merely that she finds the claism disagreeable and that she wants to close her ears to them and wish that they would go away. I expect more from an MP. What is she actually proposing to do about the downsides of her party's policy of supporting and encouraging mass immigration from the EU? if the answer is 'nothing', she should have the honesty to say so and explain why and not try to distract people by making empty comments like this.[/p][/quote]Creasey ignores her party's roll in mass immigration past and any current policy on it as she ignores Labour's deregulation of the gambling laws and Pay Day Lenders that she now carries the moral torch against when Labour caused the problems and the poor's dependent on them in the first place. She is that naive. A typical Labour MP, hypocritical, champagne socialist, in her case, never had a proper job, parachuted in to nothing she would never understand about, conditioned to make the right noises for the masses, with no mind of their own to listen to. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 11

9:35am Wed 23 Apr 14

Techno3 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Techno3 wrote:
It is interesting that Ms Creasy has not actually said that UKIP's claims are untrue. Merely that she finds the claism disagreeable and that she wants to close her ears to them and wish that they would go away.

I expect more from an MP. What is she actually proposing to do about the downsides of her party's policy of supporting and encouraging mass immigration from the EU? if the answer is 'nothing', she should have the honesty to say so and explain why and not try to distract people by making empty comments like this.
Creasey ignores her party's roll in mass immigration past and any current policy on it as she ignores Labour's deregulation of the gambling laws and Pay Day Lenders that she now carries the moral torch against when Labour caused the problems and the poor's dependent on them in the first place.
She is that naive. A typical Labour MP, hypocritical, champagne socialist, in her case, never had a proper job, parachuted in to nothing she would never understand about, conditioned to make the right noises for the masses, with no mind of their own to listen to.
I have never seen her drink champagne in public.

Ms Creasy is a fairly intelligent woman. She is not naive. She knows exactly what she is up to when she keeps her mouth shut on the issues you describe and the many other ones which concern local people like the endemic mismangement, waste and corruption at our local authority. Her silences are deliberate. In supporting the Labour whip 100% of the time in order to advance her career she fails her constituents. But she seems to think this betrayal is a small price to pay to satisfy her ambitions.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Techno3[/bold] wrote: It is interesting that Ms Creasy has not actually said that UKIP's claims are untrue. Merely that she finds the claism disagreeable and that she wants to close her ears to them and wish that they would go away. I expect more from an MP. What is she actually proposing to do about the downsides of her party's policy of supporting and encouraging mass immigration from the EU? if the answer is 'nothing', she should have the honesty to say so and explain why and not try to distract people by making empty comments like this.[/p][/quote]Creasey ignores her party's roll in mass immigration past and any current policy on it as she ignores Labour's deregulation of the gambling laws and Pay Day Lenders that she now carries the moral torch against when Labour caused the problems and the poor's dependent on them in the first place. She is that naive. A typical Labour MP, hypocritical, champagne socialist, in her case, never had a proper job, parachuted in to nothing she would never understand about, conditioned to make the right noises for the masses, with no mind of their own to listen to.[/p][/quote]I have never seen her drink champagne in public. Ms Creasy is a fairly intelligent woman. She is not naive. She knows exactly what she is up to when she keeps her mouth shut on the issues you describe and the many other ones which concern local people like the endemic mismangement, waste and corruption at our local authority. Her silences are deliberate. In supporting the Labour whip 100% of the time in order to advance her career she fails her constituents. But she seems to think this betrayal is a small price to pay to satisfy her ambitions. Techno3
  • Score: 13

10:34am Thu 24 Apr 14

Alan_1976 says...

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Which of these votes "fail" her constituents? Having reviewed her record of voting and as a constituent I see no betrayal?

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"" Which of these votes "fail" her constituents? Having reviewed her record of voting and as a constituent I see no betrayal? http://www.publicwhi p.org.uk/mp.php?id=u k.org.publicwhip/mem ber/40629&showall=ye s#divisions Alan_1976
  • Score: 2

2:08pm Thu 24 Apr 14

snacker says...

mdj wrote:
Has Ms Creasy any explanation as to how Chinese bricklayers are to be seen working in this borough? It's been a fact of life for several years now.
At a guess I'd say they'd been employed to lay bricks. But honestly, I could be wrong I'm not as technically minded as some commentators here.
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: Has Ms Creasy any explanation as to how Chinese bricklayers are to be seen working in this borough? It's been a fact of life for several years now.[/p][/quote]At a guess I'd say they'd been employed to lay bricks. But honestly, I could be wrong I'm not as technically minded as some commentators here. snacker
  • Score: -3

4:06pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Techno3 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Techno3 wrote:
It is interesting that Ms Creasy has not actually said that UKIP's claims are untrue. Merely that she finds the claism disagreeable and that she wants to close her ears to them and wish that they would go away.

I expect more from an MP. What is she actually proposing to do about the downsides of her party's policy of supporting and encouraging mass immigration from the EU? if the answer is 'nothing', she should have the honesty to say so and explain why and not try to distract people by making empty comments like this.
Creasey ignores her party's roll in mass immigration past and any current policy on it as she ignores Labour's deregulation of the gambling laws and Pay Day Lenders that she now carries the moral torch against when Labour caused the problems and the poor's dependent on them in the first place.
She is that naive. A typical Labour MP, hypocritical, champagne socialist, in her case, never had a proper job, parachuted in to nothing she would never understand about, conditioned to make the right noises for the masses, with no mind of their own to listen to.
I have never seen her drink champagne in public.

Ms Creasy is a fairly intelligent woman. She is not naive. She knows exactly what she is up to when she keeps her mouth shut on the issues you describe and the many other ones which concern local people like the endemic mismangement, waste and corruption at our local authority. Her silences are deliberate. In supporting the Labour whip 100% of the time in order to advance her career she fails her constituents. But she seems to think this betrayal is a small price to pay to satisfy her ambitions.
Very true
[quote][p][bold]Techno3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Techno3[/bold] wrote: It is interesting that Ms Creasy has not actually said that UKIP's claims are untrue. Merely that she finds the claism disagreeable and that she wants to close her ears to them and wish that they would go away. I expect more from an MP. What is she actually proposing to do about the downsides of her party's policy of supporting and encouraging mass immigration from the EU? if the answer is 'nothing', she should have the honesty to say so and explain why and not try to distract people by making empty comments like this.[/p][/quote]Creasey ignores her party's roll in mass immigration past and any current policy on it as she ignores Labour's deregulation of the gambling laws and Pay Day Lenders that she now carries the moral torch against when Labour caused the problems and the poor's dependent on them in the first place. She is that naive. A typical Labour MP, hypocritical, champagne socialist, in her case, never had a proper job, parachuted in to nothing she would never understand about, conditioned to make the right noises for the masses, with no mind of their own to listen to.[/p][/quote]I have never seen her drink champagne in public. Ms Creasy is a fairly intelligent woman. She is not naive. She knows exactly what she is up to when she keeps her mouth shut on the issues you describe and the many other ones which concern local people like the endemic mismangement, waste and corruption at our local authority. Her silences are deliberate. In supporting the Labour whip 100% of the time in order to advance her career she fails her constituents. But she seems to think this betrayal is a small price to pay to satisfy her ambitions.[/p][/quote]Very true Villagecranberry
  • Score: 6

4:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

stickmanny says...

snacker wrote:
mdj wrote:
Has Ms Creasy any explanation as to how Chinese bricklayers are to be seen working in this borough? It's been a fact of life for several years now.
At a guess I'd say they'd been employed to lay bricks. But honestly, I could be wrong I'm not as technically minded as some commentators here.
You can see English people (at least they look Western) building stuff in Beijing. Shocking so it is.
[quote][p][bold]snacker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: Has Ms Creasy any explanation as to how Chinese bricklayers are to be seen working in this borough? It's been a fact of life for several years now.[/p][/quote]At a guess I'd say they'd been employed to lay bricks. But honestly, I could be wrong I'm not as technically minded as some commentators here.[/p][/quote]You can see English people (at least they look Western) building stuff in Beijing. Shocking so it is. stickmanny
  • Score: -3

5:09pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Alan_1976 says...

stickmanny wrote:
snacker wrote:
mdj wrote:
Has Ms Creasy any explanation as to how Chinese bricklayers are to be seen working in this borough? It's been a fact of life for several years now.
At a guess I'd say they'd been employed to lay bricks. But honestly, I could be wrong I'm not as technically minded as some commentators here.
You can see English people (at least they look Western) building stuff in Beijing. Shocking so it is.
I'm just wondering when China joined the European union myself.

I wonder is MDJ aware that Hong Kong did use to be British..
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]snacker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: Has Ms Creasy any explanation as to how Chinese bricklayers are to be seen working in this borough? It's been a fact of life for several years now.[/p][/quote]At a guess I'd say they'd been employed to lay bricks. But honestly, I could be wrong I'm not as technically minded as some commentators here.[/p][/quote]You can see English people (at least they look Western) building stuff in Beijing. Shocking so it is.[/p][/quote]I'm just wondering when China joined the European union myself. I wonder is MDJ aware that Hong Kong did use to be British.. Alan_1976
  • Score: 11

10:22pm Thu 24 Apr 14

G_Whiz says...

Hilarious how all the Parties and the media are running scared of UKIP - their desperation has become so obvious!!... they are all obsessed!

Maybe they are realising that most people are sick of the lack of democracy and common sense in this country!?
Hilarious how all the Parties and the media are running scared of UKIP - their desperation has become so obvious!!... they are all obsessed! Maybe they are realising that most people are sick of the lack of democracy and common sense in this country!? G_Whiz
  • Score: 4

12:27am Fri 25 Apr 14

mdj says...

Thank you, I have heard of Hong Kong. I believe that English was taught in every school.
Thank you, I have heard of Hong Kong. I believe that English was taught in every school. mdj
  • Score: 3

5:35am Fri 25 Apr 14

Alan_1976 says...

mdj wrote:
Thank you, I have heard of Hong Kong. I believe that English was taught in every school.
Good. So what exactly would you be needing in the way of an explanation around British citizens doing bricklaying? Unless you have some proof that they aren't valid British citizens based on something other than the fact their skin tone is slightly different than Nigel Farage?
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: Thank you, I have heard of Hong Kong. I believe that English was taught in every school.[/p][/quote]Good. So what exactly would you be needing in the way of an explanation around British citizens doing bricklaying? Unless you have some proof that they aren't valid British citizens based on something other than the fact their skin tone is slightly different than Nigel Farage? Alan_1976
  • Score: 1

10:18am Fri 25 Apr 14

T. Watts says...

mdj wrote:
Has Ms Creasy any explanation as to how Chinese bricklayers are to be seen working in this borough? It's been a fact of life for several years now.
Er... China's not actually in the EU...
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: Has Ms Creasy any explanation as to how Chinese bricklayers are to be seen working in this borough? It's been a fact of life for several years now.[/p][/quote]Er... China's not actually in the EU... T. Watts
  • Score: 6

12:02pm Fri 25 Apr 14

mdj says...

'So what exactly would you be needing in the way of an explanation around British citizens doing bricklaying?'

An inability to speak English might be a clue to the average observer; camping on the building site another.
'So what exactly would you be needing in the way of an explanation around British citizens doing bricklaying?' An inability to speak English might be a clue to the average observer; camping on the building site another. mdj
  • Score: 2

1:39pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Alan_1976 says...

mdj wrote:
'So what exactly would you be needing in the way of an explanation around British citizens doing bricklaying?' An inability to speak English might be a clue to the average observer; camping on the building site another.
They taught French in my school growing up. I know a lot of people who I was at school with who can't speak French. A number of them are now bricklayers as their talents lay away from Foreign languages.
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: 'So what exactly would you be needing in the way of an explanation around British citizens doing bricklaying?' An inability to speak English might be a clue to the average observer; camping on the building site another.[/p][/quote]They taught French in my school growing up. I know a lot of people who I was at school with who can't speak French. A number of them are now bricklayers as their talents lay away from Foreign languages. Alan_1976
  • Score: 6

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