|During a morning in North Walsham on 17th May the
Conservative leader in the House of Lords, Lord Strathclyde, promised that a Conservative
Government would pull out of the Common Fisheries policy. Visiting North Norfolk to
support the Conservatives' Euro-election campaign, and Iain Dale's bid to be North
Norfolk's next MP, Strathclyde said:-
"Everyone must vote on June 10th in the European Elections. Liberal Democrats want to
join the Euro, surrender British sovereignty to the new European constitution and raise
taxes. It's a three-way sell out that will damage our economy, undermine our democracy and
put Brussels in charge of Britain. Thousands of jobs will be lost as skilled work is
transferred to cheaper countries while the UK imports cheap labour for unskilled jobs.
It's a recipe for long term disaster.
|"Conservatives will never join the Euro. We will pull
out of the Common Fisheries Policy and give North Norfolk fishermen the security they
deserve. We will not surrender control of our foreign policy, tax, social security and the
right to control immigration levels to nelected European politicians. Conservatives
want a free and prosperous Europe, not a tax addicted, over regulated, out of touch
bureaucracy that employs thousands and listens to no one."
Lord Strathclyde visited the East Coast Group in North Walsham. The East Coast Group is
North Walsham's biggest employer.
|Members and friends recently enjoyed a trip to the Forum
in Norwich. We were first told how, following the fire, which had destroyed the previous
building, the Millennium Library had been planned, built and financed. We were then able
to visit the Origins Experience, and could have spent much longer playing on
the interactive exhibits! We also had a privilege look behind the scenes of BBC Look East
and Radio Norfolk, gaining a much greater appreciation of the work and technology involved
in bringing the news into our homes. Special thanks to Julie Reinger, our Look East
weather girl, who explained in detail exactly how she prepares for her spot on
each of the local bulletins.
At our May meeting we discussed the Resolutions on the agenda for the National AGM in
June. The topics this year are Trafficking of Women and Children, The growing of GM Crops
in the UK, and the Funding of Air Ambulances, and our Link delegate was present to note
our views to take with her to Sheffield.
The competition for a Pantomime character made from a polystyrene egg was won by Shirley
Pateman for Dick Whittingtons Cat. Her entry went on to win the
competition at the Group Meeting at Holt the following evening which was judged by our
speaker on that occasion, Helen McDermott of Anglia TV, who has also starred in Pantomimes
at Sheringhams Little Theatre.
Our July meeting has again been brought forward by one week. On Thursday 1st July, Mr
Peter Higham will give a demonstration and talk on the subject of Woodturning. The meeting
starts at 7.30pm at St Andrews Church Hall and we welcome new members and visitors.
|Edingthorpe Gardens Open!!
June 13th, 11am - 5pm
8 Lovely and Very Individual Gardens
Saxon Round Tower Church
Pastoral Setting, Lovely Views, Quiet Lanes
Delicious Lunches & Teas, Plant Sales & Stalls
Take the B-1150 toward Bacton and follow the signs.
Tickets: £2.50 - In Aid of Edingthorpe Church.