The ordinary folk are fed up

CABARET SPOT: Highlights the ‘changing face’ of Britain.

I DO get fed up with people telling me I’m merely being paranoid when I discuss the decline of the UK and its society.
These people (and I’m delighted to say there are now far fewer than in the past!) seem to forget, that in my dual role as a working entertainer and columnist, I speak to, and am contacted by, a tremendous number of so-called ‘ordinary folk,’ from all walks of British life.
I can tell you quite categorically, they are all totally peed off with what is happening to our once great country.
They are sick of the leniency shown toward criminals, they are sick of the laws and ‘human rights’ apparently favouring ethnic and other minorities and they are heartily sick of Islamic bigots who seem to be able to get away with just about anything.
The tolerant mood of the British public is undoubtedly changing. Most have been quiet up to now; almost afraid to air their views in case of being accused of bigotry or racism. Well you can hardly blame them, when the ranting of their enemies (and in my opinion, they are enemies) are still allowed to be aired just about anywhere, and even when they contain blatant, hate-provoking anti-British rhetoric, are still seemingly ‘blind-eyed’ by the authorities. In my cabaret spot, I have a couple of fairly light digs at the ‘changing face’ of Britain. When I first used the remarks they were met mainly by an almost embarrassed silence. As time went on the odd chuckle crept in.
The same remarks are now greeted not only by laughter, but often applause.
A more accurate barometer for the changing attitude of the British public would be hard to imagine.
I suggest Dave and the team start speeding up the instigation of a few of their election promises, before a thoroughly fed-up British public begin to take to the streets. If that happens then (heaven forbid) the prophecies of Enoch Powell may well finally come to pass.

Have a good week. Try to lend a helping hand and, whatever ya do, always keep the faith. Love Leapy.


  1. I am a regular reader of EWN ever since your very first edition and I admire the way you allow people to voice their opinions. Leapy Lee is one such example – I think everything he says is true. Like Leapy, I worked in Saudi Arabia, in my case at the air base in Tiaif and also in Jeddah. I witnessed the hypocrisy in the form of Sheiks drinking whisky from their hip flasks and sending cars to pick up foreign women from the airport. I too, am sick of Human Rights, Islamic bigots and leniency towards ethnic minorities.

    I also enjoy Mike Walsh’s coloumn and was dumfounded by his article about the one hundred scientists who were killed in the MH17 Malaysia Airlines plane that was brought down over the Ukraine.

    Just how low can the trashy tabloid newspapers go to bring out a photo of our Queen as a small girl apparently making a Nazi salute long before the onset of the second world war. The Queen is a few days short of a year older than me and I did not have a clue what that salute stood for until I was fifteen and joined the Merchant Navy at the height of the German U-boat menace. It was only then, when I came ashore and met up with other young shipmates, all in their mid teens, that we would mimic the Hitler salute. We all used Brylcream and carried a black comb in our top pockets – we would hold the comb under our nose, flick our hair over our right eye and do the Nazi salute – not to support them of course but to take the P…!

    Yours sincerely

    Joseph Billet

    P.S. I spoke with the Queen and Prince Philip when I was a civil engineer in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) building a dam across the Mahaweli river near Candy. I have always been a True Blue and a Royalist.

    P.P.S. Keep up the good work – EWN is a brilliant newspaper!

  2. Like you Joseph, I too agree with Leapy’s philosophy and his words of wisdom and warning.
    It’s not only Britain that is decaying, it is most of the western world. Including and especially America.
    I watched You Tube last night, as I often do, as there is so much more on there, than the hundred or so channels on T.V. One of My favourites is ‘Dean Martin Roasts.’ Last night I watched an old replay of Mohammed Ali being roasted by a mixed bunch of celebrities. Black, Hispanic and White. Clearly they all thought the world of Mohammed Ali but their humour was terrific and they laughed about everything that is forbidden today. It was very funny and everyone had fun. Alas this was back in the days when we could joke about our differences. Now, thanks to the help of the Politically Correct Police we have been taught how to hate and fight about our differences.
    Like you Joseph, 57 years ago I joined the Navy (R.N)
    10 years before the mast, travelling the world and meeting all the different people and lands that make up this wonderful world. These days I see only turmoil, tragedy, hatred and murder. There is something afoot and we had best get to the bottom of it before it is too late. I might add that I have a round dozen Muslim friends, who are God fearing and helpful and considerate to all people. I am proud to be their friends. They are from the days of yore when the world wanted to forget the horrors and make amends for our stupid wars.

  3. Dear Sir,
    If the UK tabloids are to be believed the long heralded in/out EU Referendum may well take place in less than a year. There are upwards of 2 million expats living in Europe, the largest proportion in Spain, and all those who will have been here for less than 15 years will be able to vote. I am surprised therefore that the English language press has not already started to examine the ramifications of an exit vote. I am thinking in particular of our residency status, the reciprocal health agreement and pensions – if you are an expat living outside the EU you are entitled to your pension but it remains at the rate set at pensionable age and there are no increases. Will we continue to enjoy the status quo or will our lives be made worse by leaving the EU? If the latter is the case then serious consideration should be given to a ‘No’ vote by those affected. I have written to both the MP for the area in which I used to live and to the Prime Minister’s office. They both replied but gave no assurances in respect of the above concerns. In fact the MP Dr Julian Lewis, a well known Eurosceptic, suggested that my move to Spain was my choice and I would have to accept the consequences. I would ask you please to investigate and report on our options.
    Kind regards,
    Phil McAleer (Cacin, Granada)

  4. Phil as much as I understand your worries I feel that you are only really interested in yourself regarding a UK EU referendum while the important question should be the UK and its future, we here in Spain are only several thousand and will not be around for too many more years while the UK will, as will the future for any of our children and families as is with other British peoples children and families… so as far as your pension is concerned… you would vote No and keep the UK in an EU that is corrupt, makes the UK less secure for it’s people with it’s daft civil rights laws that let criminals as well as terrorists run circles around the stablishment, costs the UK a fortune that would be better spend on out policing and NHS, you would keep the UK attached to this Brussels house of clowns… because of your dam pension and rights to live in Spain, maybe you should have been a politician 😉

  5. That is a little bit harsh Mike. You speak of the corruption in Brussels, as if our own House of Lords is squeaky clean. That’s without mentioning the House of Commons and all of the false claims made by our illustrious leaders. I was once a Borough councillor and I know that there are shenanigans going on there too at local level.
    How do controversial plans get passed…? The next level is business contracts and we are only just scratching the surface. Alas GREAT Britain is just as corrupt. I suggest that we are a little better at hiding it than other countries. Plus residents become used to it over many years. However we are not used to the corruption in other countries, so we tend to squeal a little louder when we see it, or hear of it.
    We pay our contributions to a fund (Insurance) and we expect our due rewards. Would we stand for a private Insurance company telling us that we cannot have our just rewards. I don’t think so. BUT the government is strong enough to move the goal posts, and ex-pats are amongst the first casualties. Am I right in thinking that immigrants coming into Britain that have never contributed to the Pension system, are not threatened with the same restrictions as ex-Pats…?

  6. Roy, I don’t speak of corruption in Brussels as if my own House of Lords is clean, if there is one thing that gets me going it is bent politicians, especially those that spend, waste or take money from taxes payers as if it is an endless pit to take from!
    I detest the way all politicians ‘British, Spanish, EU etc.’ think they are entitled to the pensions and any money they can get from tax payers just as I detest people who think it is their right to receive hand outs from tax payers money.

    Trying to go forward means doing the right thing and doing the right thing is thinking of your childrens and their childrens future along with what is best for your country and not making a decision that makes things more difficult for them to keep you in the cream for a couple of years, you would prefer that than actually try and make a difference for your country, no wonder the UK is in a mess?
    I guess my last statement was right then, you where involved in politics, I wonder what made me think that? Is it any wonder the UK just keeps getting into a deeper and deeper mess!

  7. Sorry was of the thinking that Roy’s reply was a reply from Phil, so my apologies for that but what I said is what was meant.

    You do not combat corruption or cut back on it by continuing to be part of another corruption entity, corruption in the UK has nothing to do with what I said although it also is rife yes, leaving the EU would mean we would be prone to less of it as it takes that whole element of corruption away so we would be being screwed less by less people in power.

    BTW Roy, you mention you where a councillor, my brother in law was telling me a while back that 50% of the rates in their town are to cover ex town councillors pensions, once again people in positions of power thinking of themselves, I dredd to think what percentage of their rates it will be to cover these fat cats pensions in another 20 years! I wonder how long it will take for people to waken up to what they are actually paying for in their taxes because I really don’t think they have a clue 😉

  8. I don’t know what town your Bro in Lo came from Mike but in my town there were no expenses paid to anyone for travel or attendance. It was a small town, (25,000) no one had far to travel. We considered it to be a voluntary public duty. Except for the Clerk who was salaried.
    I was also a borough councillor which did pay travel and attendance expenses. They were not very high. However none of us in the Conservative Group claimed either Travel or Expense Allowance. Not in the 8 years that I served the community, at least. Politics have changed drastically in the past 40 years. It would appear to be a gravy train these days. I am no expert, I have been an expat for 35 years.


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