Monday, 7 April 2014

Failed Kent. Garbutt for Mayor 2014. Time for Drug Dens Raids.


TDC and KCC have failed us. A council of corrupt pensioners scurrying around to hide the removal of the Manston monitors by Infratil and TDC. Simply denying the pollution at Thor mercury and the economic collapse of Kent whether Dreamland or Medway or Dover.

The disgrace of Airlines such as Saudicargo or KLM or Cargolux or My Cargo or MK flying in at night with Manston closed and Ostend gunrunners to Africa or banned EU aircraft.

The destruction of Kent is complete.

There is no Kent economic policy.

We have junky towns on the scrapheap while we fund our councils to the tune of £2BN.

The town centres taken over by tramps, junkies, Special Brew yobs and stagnant pensioner-councillors.

Time for Change.

As Mayor I will introduce daily drug den raids to secure our towns and prevent drug abuse and burglary. And a no-shame-no-blame policy for addicts.

If you are on illegal drugs now is the time to get off them or onto legal medication.

As Mayor I will ensure the drug den raids and arrests increase.

Go to your doctor, chemist, hospital, police or a friend. Ask for help now: it is no-blame-no shame and the the drug dens will be closed.

Drug dens will be identified and closed and the drugs network rolled back.

No more Junky Towns in Rape Nation in Failed Kent.

Frontline Kent faces 85% of illegal drugs seized on the Continent. And rogue airports like Ostend leaking like a sieve in dealing in arms, blood diamonds and drugs to African war-zones.

And pandemic zones like Ebola in Guinea or TB in Romania or London.

All Kent drug dens raids and arrests and drug seizures will be publicised. The drugs will be torched, and the money and cars and jewellery returned or placed in a community fund.

Kent's coastal towns will reverse the seachange of failure in drugs. With benchmark policing with Switzerland and Holland and Japan.

A crackdown on crack dens. A smack down on smack dens. No heroin, cocaine or crack in Kent.

No dealing or growing of marijuana or skunk or hash.

Time for Change.

A 24/7 arrest warrant from the Courts for drug den raids: a Judge will get out of bed and sign the raid warrant. No more drugs dens or drugs stashes.

No junk Judge's like Glick and his Bar cronies and liar-lawyers.

Drug dog searches in suspected drug dens in tower blocks, barns and warehouses and ships and ports.

Police raids on illegal flights and late flights at Kent's airports and shipping in ports or illegally berthed off Margate.

Drugs dealers cautioned and Special Branch surveillance.

International criminals abroad on the Costa Del Crime and Asia will be targeted: no hiding place and no drugs routes.

A crackdown on crack dens. A smackdown on smack dens. No heroin, cocaine or crack in Kent.

Time for Change

As Mayor every day I will be asking of Kent Police how many drug dens raids and how many arrests and how many drugs seized. And asking of the NHS Ambulance paramedic teams how many registered junkies and drugs use. And paramedic pub kits.

Day after day. How many drugs raids. Day after day. How many drugs arrests.

No white powder and no horse in The White Horse County.

Invicta on drugs in Kent.

The waiting is over.

The pensioners have failed us.

The Toxic Three of Carter, Gale and Wild have failed us.

Gale and Sandys have failed us.

Garbutt for Mayor in May 2014.

Time for Meiji Kent.

Time for Change.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

From Kamikaze Kent to Kaizen Kent

Kent has failed.

Deep structural Meiji-style reforms are required.

25% youth unemployment is a disastrous legacy from Kent’s pensioners.

Manston airport is yet another failure. And the councils removing the air pollution monitors to poison their own citizens for this vanity project of tarmac.

Discovery Park is mired in the mud of building more housing estates.

90% of the Garden of England’s orchards have gone – when food security is ever more important in a Climate Change world.

The grinning Deaths-Head of cattle-truck UKIP racists of like Farage and Latchford blaming the Romanians or Bulgarians or Swiss for Britain's problems or borders.

And no Climate Change policies at all.

The County with the longest coastline in an era of hotter summers and wetter winters will slip beneath the waves. Or at least the rows of empty housing estates built on flood plains will.

All policies designed to cut Kent’s own throat.

Kamikaze Kent.

Yet it doesn’t have to be this way.

Discovery Park can focus on science jobs and a TB focus. We’re already seeing TB mutate from animals such as cattle and cats and dogs to humans.

In the Third World 1M people die every year from TB. Why? Not enough vaccines. It’s completely preventable. IT just needs some research and production of the vaccine. Discovery Park and the Rotary folks did that before with polio.

And good jobs. High-end research jobs. Production jobs. Shipping jobs through the ports of Ramsgate and Dover. Clean jobs. Jobs for Kent Youth. Low Climate Change impact.
Tourism jobs with conferences and delegations to East Kent.

And spin-off production with Sittingbourne Science Park. Flu vaccine. No more dead pensioners stacked up in the morgue each Winter. More than in Sweden. 20,000 wrinkly lives cut short.

Tetanus and other antibiotic research not done.

Cancer drugs in remission.

And Kaizen Kent.

Foolishly Britain banned learning a foreign language in school.

How silly in the Global Age - and for Kent when we live next to Europe.

That policy has been reversed though.

But the EU recommends at least two foreign languages to be learnt.

That’s what they’re studying in Germany and Italy and Spain – and speaking better English than you or me.

And where are the Asian languages?

Half the world’s population. The focus of UK economic growth in the 21st century.

Just 3,000 British students studying Chinese.

Even worse: just 300 studying Japanese.

The world’s largest economies and we struggle to speak to them.

Thai speakers? 60M people: the same population as UK? 2 University graduates each year. Vietnam? 90M people? I don’t think there’s any.

Myanmar? 60M people emerging into democracy? The prospect of hispeed rail from London to Long Thanh at last. Zero again.

Indonesia? 250M people? Maybe a dozen. You tell me.

Cambodia? 15M people? Have a guess. Not even a phrase book.

Korean? Different types of Chinese? Go whistle.

And dozens of UK radio and TV channels? Not one on language learning. Whither the Open University and BBC and Sky?

Time for Kaizen Kent with Meiji reforms and learning 2 European languages – and one Asian language.

Giving Kent’s young people the best chance of work in the 21st century.

Jobs as teachers. Jobs as website programmers. Mobile phones and wifi installers. As film and television programme-makers. Translators. Even jobs building schools or cleaning out asbestos.

Kent’s 400 schools should be able to choose the languages of the future – Japan certainly provides enough effort and incentive to learn their language and culture with books, games, conferences, films, courses etc. The UK’s Teacher of the Year teaches Japanese.

Britain should sit at Japan’s knee and learn – and Kaizen Kent with every Kent school and University offering an Asian language rather than Beckham Studies nonsense.

Hispeed rail 1 as a benchmark for HS2, and Hitachi Ashford (and a new UK depot in Newcastle and London) and Fujifilm Broadstairs and in Kent we are not maximising opportunities in Asia.

With 2015 and the end of WW2 only months away. And so little done so far for WW1 Centenary.

And Kent’s 4 Universities should provide Asian language and translation courses, East Asia and South East Asia Studies programmes. Half the world and we know nothing.
Kent has the language schools already. Time for growth not stagnation.

And in Asia time for British English to be the focus of growth.

Kaizen Kent not Kamikaze Kent.

I urge every Kent headmaster and teacher and pupil to explore the possibilities of 2 EU languages and 1 Asian language.

It’s your future.

Time for Meiji Kent. Time for Kaizen Kent. Time for Change.

The pensioners at KCC and TDC and RTC councils have failed us. Just dog-in-a-manger politics clinging on for another month for a paycheck and their pension despite the failure.

Skulking around appointing each other to non-jobs and ceremonial guff rather than democratic elections.

I am Ramsgate’s Mayor-in-Waiting.

I am the future.

The pensioners have failed us.

They are the past.

You know that.

They know that.

Time for a list of councillors to resign. Sandys has done so and Gale will too.

Time for a Police investigation into Manston and Infratil.

Time to reverse the failure of Kamikaze Kent spiralling down into oblivion.

Time for Meiji Kent reforms. Time for Kaizen Kent and Asian languages.

Time for Change.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Time for Meiji reform in stagnant Kent

Time for Meiji reform in the UK too.

With less than two years to a general election UK governance has simply ground to a halt.

Nothing.

HS2 hi-speed rail is not such a bad project - now it’s starting from the North rather than minor improvements to London-Birmingham rail.

But 15 years before it’s finished.

The economy has barely scraped back to 2008 pre-recession levels and no substantial growth in sight.

A few Budget tweaks or blaming Romanians are irrelevant.

And we now have the collapse of the national Parties into regional groups: Labour in the North and Tories in the South and SNP in Scotland and Plaid Cymru in Wales.

And not one Climate Change policy.

The greatest threat to humanity.

Nothing.

A Georgeville 20,000 housing estate in Kent is as random as Boris Island – especially as nobody in Kent has even been consulted and there are 23,000 empty houses already.
So much for voting for Carter or anyone else in Kent.

While the collapse of Kent and certainly East Kent is almost total. Decades of failure at Chatham Dockyard. Bloated quangos refusing FOI. Geriatric governance riding the decline down. Or tarmacking everything in sight.

And rampant corruption and civil service fraud at Manston, Thor, Pleasurama and EKO.

Such blatant and ongoing corruption as if the councillors and civil servants and MP’s are revelling in stealing and lying and failing us.

And perhaps worst of all over 20% youth unemployment.

Here’s various rather excellent award-winning videos by a mate of mine, Phil at Bedlam TV, on the importance of Apprenticeships and NEETs: http://www.bedlamtv.com/
A difficult subject to do well - and a measure of how seriously the 14-19 agenda and apprenticeships are being taken and driven forward in other parts of the UK – Doncaster in this instance.

And, to show how serious this Wasted Generation problem is, at a recent conference I met a Taiwan delegate who mentioned their concerns and work over, wait for it, 6% youth unemployment.

6%.

6% in Taiwan.

We need Meiji reform.

Japan has shown how substantial and deep and organised reform can turn around societies and economies. And worth remembering they did it not just once 100 years ago - but then again in the nuclear ashes of their country.

The blazing growth of ASEAN and China is notable by how far Britain has fallen behind investors such as Germany and USA.

(Before I forget here’s a link to the first Surin School in Thailand – can you help build more? www.surinschoolcharity.org)

And in Thailand - in a policy of sparkling genius – the Yingluck government are providing every schoolchild with a tablet PC. We wouldn’t dare do that in Britain. We couldn’t. Imagine the committees. The procurement workshops. The form-filling. The delay and dithering.

In Thailand and China they are turning the whole rail network into hispeed rail. All of it.

Cambodia has one of the world’s most modern telecoms and free wifi networks.

Australia has overhauled its Asian language learning: 20,000 students learning Japanese. UK? 300. And only 3,000 learning Chinese in UK.

Does that mean everything in Asia is better than Britain. Of course not that’s silly. But there is much we can learn.

Half the world is simply invisible to us. And George Osborne has rightly overhauled Chinese visas that prevented half the world’s tourists visiting us.

Time for Meiji reform not rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic.

Hi-Speed rail. Hi-tech industry. Government and Business and Academia working together.

It was called Great Britain for a reason. It’s not now. And it won’t be in future.

A future your children and grandchildren will live in.

We need Meiji reform.

Deep and substantial and sustaineed reform to reverse the stagnation and rot of decades and a Lost Generation.

If you’d like a copy of my manifesto please email me: timgarbutt@yahoo.com
Many of the points are in the blog posts below.

Kent has failed.

Time for Meiji reform.

Time for Change.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Corrupt and Failed Kent. Time for Change in 2014 and 2015.

Stop the Pollution. Stop the Corruption. Stop the Construction.

Old Kent and KCC and TDC councils have failed us with numerous corruption and pollution incidents, massive waste and incompetence and white elephant construction projects.

Along with broken coastal towns, 20% youth unemployment and pensioners dying of cold - and no Climate Change policies at all.

A County for pensioners and thieves stuck in the 1970’s. With a Westminster Village Parliament only concerned with Eton trifles and Party bickering in the worst recession in living memory.

In Kent, Sandys has resigned and Gale will go too.

Failed.

Time for Change

Vote Garbutt for Mayor in 2014 and Parliament in 2015:

1. UN Parliament elections for global democracy and reduce tax waste in the UN, EU, IMF, OECD etc: already agreed by the UN but drifting through inertia. Time for UN elections in 2015.

2. Global vote at 16: agreed for Scotland in 2014 and already in Brazil, Austria etc. Time to be made law in 2015.

3. Time for the vote in Brunei and Dubai/UAE and for women in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, Pakistan and Afghanistan – why is UK funding and arming Brunei and Dubai when they do not allow the vote? Time for arms and funding sanctions from 2015.

4. Time to end the death penalty in ASEAN: leaving only China, Texas, Florida Pakistan and Iran killing their own citizens. Ban death drugs exports from UK and EU.

5. Time for arms exports ban from UK and EU. Let grubby regimes like Dubai buy their guns elsewhere. Time for an arms industry restricted to UK and EU needs not speculating in death.

6. Time for Disarmament: develop zero-deployed nuclear weapons and navy restrictions: nuclear weapons cannot be used and only UK, France and USA and Russia now deploy them - and navies have little purpose with drone attacks.

7. Time for Gender equality law: minimum of 40% women as Board Directors and Parliament as Norway. UK has less than 10% women Board directors and 20% women in parliament.

8. Time for a Nuclear –free Kent: close and decontaminate Dungeness and Chatham and ban nuclear waste, and ships with nuclear weapons. Close all nuclear power stations in UK and EU for solar power. Radiation has no place in 21st century Kent or UK.

9. Interest rate cap of 10% on all loans and credit cards – as in Germany. Ban payday loans of no more than 0.5% per month and through banks – with a free bank account. Develop youth start-up funds with low costs. Ban speculative food investments as Barclays. Time to repair a broken bank system and get UK working.

10. Create OneGov: free email and mobile tel no and bank account at birth to reduce Government costs and ease of epidemic warnings etc.

11. Abolish the last hereditary Lords: Parliament failure to make meaningful reform.

12. Compulsory routine monthly FOI for all public organisations: civil service continuing to hide its failure and bloat 7 years after the FOI law and 40 years after USA. A disgrace. And waste such as UNDP royalty-bureaucracy or the UN Office of the Paperless Office or IMF and World Bank duplication.

13. Create County Health and Education Commissioners elections similar to the Police Commissioner: greater and earlier scrutiny and responsibility of school and hospital failures.

14. Judge quotas: no more than 20% of High Court judges from Eton and Oxbridge: currently over 90%. Massive failure of social mobility and freedoms.

15. Police Commissioner to cover Courts as well as Police: lawyer and barrister fraud and High Court closed courts to end.

16. Publish Government Department league tables and County league tables of public spending etc: massive MOD and CAA and Environment Agency bloat and failure. Time for Special Measures programmes within 6 months.

17. UNMDG2 reform: include in every public sector organisation – and seek inclusion of Tobacco, Road Accidents, Space Programme and achieve before 2020 not 2030. Too slow.

18. Typhoon Haiyan aid reforms: too slow aid for typhoons in the Pacific and India and famine in Africa for 70% of incidents and casualties. Never again.

19. Tobin Disaster Fund: establish central fund with UN Parliament/World Bank for ease of response to disasters rather than waiting for fundraising.

20. Establish Desertec: solar power in the desert already part-funded by Germany.

21. Police reform: scrutiny of private detectives, bailiffs, undercover policing and Special Branch secret police, and FOI on guns and bullets and MOD liaison/procurement, and Missing persons, Most Wanted and UK prisoners/stranded abroad.

22. Prison reform: meat-free Monday and vegetarian-only meals for prison cells and military – as with Norway’s army. Also schools and hospitals: reduce costs and Climate Change meat. And reoffending reduction progamme: year-long prison release supervision.

23. Achieve chemical weapons ban/disposal with Egypt, Angola and Sudan – no chemical weapons and ban on napalm and phosphorous as war crimes.

24. Create integrated military as Canada to prevent inter-service waste and squabbling.

25. Ban asbestos in schools and public buildings and detail all asbestos, Thor mercury sites and pollution suites in UK and EU. Environment Agency failure.

26. CAA failure: late flights and illegal/banned flights detailed weekly and airlines/airports closed.

27. Electoral reform: ban State funding for parties, elections null and void and rerun with less than 30% of the electorate, FOI and Manifestos 6 months before elections, and civil service and politician exams.

28. Bury all electric pylons before 2020.

29. Create Recession Plan for indicators and public spending against next recession. Shorter and shallower recessions with government activity.

30. Electricity and water free daily ration – reduce dead pensioners in Winter and Summer to less than Sweden – and free when over 50% renewables. We have deaths by charging for tax progammes funded by previous generations.

31. Epidemic programmes: quarterly public sector drills, FOI on biohazard equipment etc and weekly updates of TB etc and school curriculum and vaccination details.

32. Free Tablet PC and Mobile for every school child and pensioner – as in Thailand.

33. Right to Zero Pollution law – as Vietnam and link to Corporate Manslaughter Law. No more lessons learned and public officials fudge and lies for public deaths and injuries.

34. Public inquiry into Deepcut Barracks and LIBOR and Saudi arms deals eg National Guard and GPT/Eads and BAE etc.

35. Green High Court specialism for trials of pollution etc.

Time for Kent:

1. Create Margate Town Council and link to East Kent Council of Mayors to reduce costs and increase scrutiny.

2. Reduce KCC and TDC councillors to 9 per town and end double-hatters and more than one family member per party.

3. Extradite Infratil Directors for trial over Manston corporate manslaughter and pollution: Bogoievski, Baker, Fitzgerald and Clarke and Buchanan and Pedro in the control tower.

4. Close and cleanup Thor mercury and Police inquiry into banned factory from 1988 still open and polluting: Environment Agency and HSE failure.

5. DFID Broken Society Office in Ramsgate for Third World and emphasis on Discovery Park for TB research/manufacturing.

6. East Kent Economic Development annual report and direct Westminster funding for clarity and end Maidstone waste, and GDP, GNP and GDH comparisons.

7. Establish East Kent-West Europe programmes with Belgium, Holland and France and increase/improve twin towns activity eg with Africa etc.

8. Provide a foot passenger ferry for Ramsgate Port: ultra-green and non-HGV with Ostend, Dunkirk and Boulogne.

9. Establish East Kent Film Studio and Office in Ramsgate, and link with Dreamland and Paramount theme park.

10. Ensure sewers and water supply fit for purpose and zero landfill, cremation or waste export.

11. Fund food banks and detail DSS/Housing benefit restrictions and create OneGov.

12. Ban ships off Margate and provide flood/tsunami warning system and repair cliffs and flood defences.

13. Seek City of Culture after Hull 2017.

14. East Kent-East Asia focus for sustainable and Climate Change growth.

15. Publish embedded water and Climate Change product info and ban Total, Union Carbide and tobacco, arms, booze and non-Kent KCC investments. Establish Civil Service ban list: no public sector jobs for civil servant failure.

The pensioners have failed us.

KCC and TDC have failed us.

The main political parties have failed us.

Our councillors and civil servants are mere criminals hiding behind the rosette and bureaucracy whitewash.

The 1970’s are over.

Sandys has resigned and Gale will go too after 30 years of failure and Third World deprivation levels in Kent.

Failed.

Time for Young Kent.
Time for 21st Century Kent.
Time for Climate Change Kent.

A cleaner, greener and younger Kent.

Time for Change

For office and volunteers and fundraisers and info please email: timgarbutt@yahoo.com and a copy of this leaflet and a poster to put in your window or email/photocopy and pass to a friend.

Garbutt for Mayor in 2014 and MP in 2015.

Time for Change.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Corrupt Kent falls. Britain stumbles.

Time for Change:

• Time for UNMDG2 reform: included in every public sector organisation and adapted. The Philippines does it already. Time to include Tobacco (5M deaths each year), road accidents (1M deaths each year) and a Global Space Programme. And before 2020 not 2030: too slow.

• Time for a Zero Pollution Law. Vietnam does it. Bury the electricity pylons. And a specialist Environment Court. India does it.

• Time for a ban on tobacco. 50 years after it was proven to kill we are still allowing cigarettes to be sold with 100,000 UK deaths every year. Plain packaging required. A ban on new retail outlets selling tobacco. Permits for the remaining outlets. A ban on under 25’s smoking and a complete ban before 2020. Tighter counterfeit cigarette controls. Aid for Malawi to divest tobacco agriculture.

• Time for a UN Parliament elections in 2015: this missing layer of democracy has been approved by the UN and EU but nothing has happened. The usual delay of Big Bureaucracy protecting their own interests.

• Time for a Global Vote at 16. Why should Scotland or Brazil or Austria already vote at 16 but not UK or USA or Japan? And in a world of the overwhelmingly young, the ageing populations exercise disproportionate rule.

• Time for the vote in Brunei and Dubai. Why are these the last two nations in the world to refuse any of their citizens the vote? And funded by the UK with guns and Gurkhas? Time for Amnesty reform: where are the lists of political prisoners or gay and disabled abuses in the 21st century?

• Time for a minimum 40% women equality law for business and parliament. Norway has done it already. In UK 50% of the workforce is women yet 90% of directors are men and only 20% of women are in parliament. Time for Saudi women reforms and UN Women.

* Time for a ban on fatty foods especially transfats and full-fat soft drinks. With horrifying levels of obesity and diabetes our food is killing us. The USA has done it already.

Corrupt Kent falls. Britain stumbles.

Carter and the Toxic Three of Carter, King and Wild must go. Allowing TDC corruption and Kent pollution. Latchford and Twyman remain silent on KIACC.

Sandys resigns two years early and Gale will go too.

Bayford and Hart to go for FerryGate and ChinaGate and Pleasurama and Manston and Thor.

Arrest the Infratil Directors: Bogoievskki, Baker and Fitzgerald and Clarke for pollution.

Arrest McGonigal and Moores at TDC for the 0% salary fraud and missing monitors.

They have polluted us. They have stolen from us. They have lied to us. They have failed us.

They must go. We deserve better.

Time for Change.


Friday, 6 December 2013

Kent corruption. Sandys resigns. Carter must go.


A broken county.

Sandys resigns as MP two years early(!).

Another failed parachute candidate.

Only silence for the last 3 years on the contamination and corruption from Infratil and KCC and TDC.

And now the disgusting spectacle of Carter welcoming Gloag knowing the dangers of the airport.

The Toxic Three must go. Carter, King and Wild.

Hart and Macgonigal and Moores must go.

We need a clearout.

No votes for poisoning you own citizens.

Gale must be stripped of his pensioned-off-knighthood for 30 years of failure.

Silence on the missing monitors and 0% salary fraud.

Time for a Police investigation and corporate manslaughter charges for Infratil and KCC and TDC.

We pay them and they pollute us.

Corrupt councils rotten all the way down.

A broken county.

Time for Change.

Time for a tax strike.

Time for a ballot boycott.

No tax: short pay and wrong pay and delay.

No votes: cancel your voter registration and reduce the turnout.

Time for arrests.

Time for Change

Sunday, 10 November 2013

We will not remember them.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will forget them.

In fact let’s not pretend.

We already have forgotten them in Kent.

The sacrifices of our troops and citizens in WW1 and WW2 has been forgotten already.
Sure on Remembrance Sunday there’s a few warms words and faded flowers.

But the millions killed have been forgotten.

D-Day last year was forgotten in Kent. Not one piece of activity in East Kent.

And in previous years, the disgusting spectacle of the veterans having to scurry around to obtain funding from KCC, for what would most likely be their last visits to Normandy to see their pals graves.

Or the Ramsgate British Legion veterans besieged by skateboarders and vandals and tuppeny food vouchers requiring Mayor Green and Kent Police to step in.

Or the feeble preparations for the WW1 Centenary next year.

There are no preparations – yet Flanders and Mons are remembering the British dead already – a year in advance.

And only the War Graves Commission, what Rudyard Kipling described as “better than the work of the pharoahs”, tend the monuments and graves from Kohima to Kwai across Asia.

A contrast to the shame of the Long Tanh Australian memorial in ruins or Bien Hoa Cemetery or the failure to recognise Operation Masterdom of UK troops in Vietnam 1945.

And in Vietnam the millions of spotless graves from Ben Tre to Qui Nhon, so many dead from the French and American War that they are buried by village in the cemetery and dedicated women’s cemeteries.

And if the appalling war crime of the Royal Marines in Afghanistan – not just the murder but the video clips as war trophies passed around -becomes nothing next to the American massacres of My Lai or even the sickening routine of 400 villagers executed by the French in My Tho.

Then the failures of Bloody Sunday and Deepcut Barracks will be forgotten or whitewshed too.

And still in Syria we have the horrific plume of banned chemical weapons and banned napalm and phosphorous burns on children even today.

But the Korean veterans have been forgotten in this year of remembrance for the 60th anniversary before they too fade away.

Yet the Koreans remember our troops with over 1,000 dead in securing freedom for their nation.

And we forget.

And worse.

We ignore the wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with horrific injuries and the thousands of troops that end up in prison.

Canada, always first to answer the call, from the military hospitals in Ramsgate and bloodshed of Vimy Ridge onwards, has a huge Veterans Department that puts us to shame – even in the Canadian Embassy in UK.

And Kent as likely cannot even be bothered to secure the memorial paving stones for our 10 Victoria Cross veterans of WW1.

And little done for the Channel Dash suicide-by-air pilots against the German warships and Luftwaffe.

And simply ignoring the Little Ships of Dunkirk in Ramsgate.

And nothing done in Dover for the White Cliffs and Battle of Britain and hundreds of Polish and Czech and Canadian and American Spitfire pilots.

A grubby little county, the shame of England, prepared to deny the memory of the veterans that secured our liberty.

What would the veterans in the trenches of Flanders or the beaches of Normandy or the jungles of Burma make of Kent now?

They’d likely ignore the failure to remember them.

The veterans of Burma and Korea are used to being forgotten.

They would likely just get on with it.

But the democracy they gave their lives for would certainly concern them.

Imagine fighting and dying in trench for corruption and deceit on the scale of Infratil and Thor. Or the 0% fraud or waste of EKO. By your own Kent councils?

Imagine being willing to be buried in the desert far from home, for your children to have pollution on the scale of the Medway and Stour or asbestos in schools.

Or your grandchildren funding stagnant organisations like the Environment Agency or TDC or Southern Water, featherbedding their salaries with your money for failure.

Or lawyer trash like Glick QC and Hollingworth and their clerks and solicitors using your courts as a cashpoint – and it being accepted as routine by the LSB and BSB regulatory bodies.

Imagine sitting in a POW camp for years but not having the vote at 16 for your children – yet Scotland has and Brazil and Austria and even the USA in local elections already.

Imagine not having equality laws like 40% of women in Parliament or business Boards – as they have in Norway a country we helped liberate, and they do not forget.

Or even fripperies like free internet access in Finland or essentials like free tablet PC’s for children in Thailand, again a nation we helped liberate and our Allies and they do not forget.

Or even a ban on payday loans and 10% interest rate cap in a Germany we helped liberate.

And never mind 57M children still not in school – a huge number but not impossible to resolve with the UNMDG2.

Or 91% of malaria victims African children under the age of 5 – for want of a $3 malaria net. Or TB epidemics blazing in London and Romania for want of a few pennies on injections.

And we cannot even provide the right boots and bullets yet fund white elephants like the new NATO Headquarters or delay removing troops from Germany when we have no enemies except dictators like Gadaffi or in Saudi banning the vote and even women drivers.

Or we support Brunei and Dubai former UK colonies refusing the vote to everyone - or Bahrain another UK former colony buying enough Korean tear gas to give each of their citizens a cannister for demonstrating for the freedoms we fought for.

And Britain still refusing to provide FOI on Police bullets and guns or even something as basic as costs and staffing for all civil service departments after 7 years of the FOI laws.

A democracy run by the civil service for the civil service – fought for and funded by you.

Or the Great British Flu Vaccine Farce that runs out in the first week of winter allowing us to stack the corpses of our pensioners higher than most battle defeats.

Imagine being torpedoed by a UBoat in a Merchant Navy convoy in the Atlantic or Pacific - yet still having the failure of tsunami warning systems in East Asia with yet another typhoon causing mayhem in Philippines and previously in Burma, Thailand and Indonesia and Japan.

All nations who stood with us and we helped liberate.

And yet we cannot work with our allies to forward position supplies or helicopters or aircraft carriers for aid.

And yet spend billions on a new aircraft carrier that can only fly 7 jets or 8 helicopters - in 7 years time. Maybe.

Such waste as the generals bicker over the spoils and bloat of the MOD yet cannot provide boots or bullets or uniforms in the type of unified military the Canadians already have.

And the Royal Navy sailing around on pina colada tours when they could be building schools or removing the Pacific Plastic Patch.

Or the RAF watching its 400 helicopters and 200 jets rust when the CAA allows banned EU aircraft and gunrunners and drug smugglers into Ostend and Manston.

Or Margate citizen Joshua French held on Death Row in Congo and Tappin only just released from Death Row Texas. How many more UK citizens lost in foreign prisons or stranded abroad in countries we helped liberate?

The veterans would say nothing. They would continue. They would know things go wrong.

I do not think though they would expect their sacrifice to be in vain.

But we have forgotten them.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we have forgotten them in Kent.