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Europe? Climate Change? Don’t forget to fuss the dog!

Europe? Get a dog! urges more people in public office to own dogs!

Dogs can teach their owners quite a bit about basic human behaviour and empathy.

Our democratic system is after all based on localism, not globalism!

If you live locally, then you feel it is your right to obtain fair employment opportunities locally too – especially if you are white, UK-born, male and working-class!

Following on from the tragic killing of local MP Joe Cox, from West Yorkshire: however far-sighted and global your thoughts relating to politics are, local people and their interests need to be prioritized and supported too!

You may have heard of politicians kissing babies – a kind of ‘mother-fussing’ if you get the drift, but dog owners know about having empathy with their canine companions, and many also likely  own guns –  especially in America. In fact one can go further and state that guns and dogs go had-in-hand and wo-betide the politician who neglects this basic friending technique! If you don’t want your new baby to be attacked by your jealous yet most favourite canine companion, just remember to fuss the dog!

Understanding the building blocks of basic human psychology through dog-owning

Building empathy surely means adopting the politics of building rapport and localism with your electorate on an individual basis?

Paws for thought

Political Empathy-building with the Electorate’s editorial is also under pressure to forget the big global stories and bring reporting  back down to a local level! Do you have a story to tell?

Politicians neglect this at your peril: people have basic human rights to work, self-respect and ownership of and within their local environment.

If you understand animals, you may just have a chance of understanding Human Beings too, at least in the minds-eye of many members of the National Rifle Association – although some may disagree!

It would be a sorry situation indeed if dog-owning was outlawed by red tape and criminal liability for damages – we would then be completely freed to ‘lose the leash’ (lose the plot) with empathy and localism altogether! Declare it null and void: ignore it as an uncomfortable truth!

Last night, the BBC broadcast two most interesting programmes on American Life: firstly the US President emphasising the reality of Climate Change visiting National Parks over the weekend and secondly coverage of life and inequality for poor Blacks living in Missouri. To win hearts and minds, you need to think local too!

For all your local dog requirements in Cottingham: –

Julie Thornhill, Cottingham Thursday Market



Field work

Speaking from experience having worked in various roles both at home and abroad: –  

it’s something we’re all touched by; something we’re all implicit in.
Almost everyone knows or employs ‘someone who comes from abroad and helps-out’.
We each and all create the demand for our migrant workforce! We share joint and several responsibility!
If we’re sick or old we need a steady supply of nurses, cooks and cleaners. If we grow crops or prepare food we need pickers and packers. If we work professionally we most likely have need for cleaners, carers and child-minders at some point.

More recognition needed for foreign Qualifications

What strikes the editor about many immigrants by talking to them is that they are impressively over-qualified for the work they do: the editor has encountered qualified naval architects, teachers, clerks and engineers who are prepared to leave all behind and start afresh here – even if it means back-breaking work picking tomatoes or scrubbing floors!
Unlike in Germany where the editor worked professionally, we in the UK don’t appear to recognize foreign qualifications! “Anerkennung eines Ausländischen Grades”. People need treating as individuals, not statements or labels!

If we don’t recognize individual foreign qualifications how can we be serious about requiring skilled immigrants to do skilled work and limit immigration?

Enterpreneurial Spirit breaks the Qualifications ‘Glass Ceiling’ Barrier

Further discussions with them reveals how they are prepared to start-up a business on their own if they can’t work their way up an organization by ‘breaking through the qualifications glass floor’ barrier as we’ve shown.

Making Sense of the Economic Growth Figures

Hearing and seeing the signal buried in the noise: much of the economic growth we are currently experiencing in the UK is no doubt due to our immigrants enterprise and hard work – and rising global oil prices.


The ethical issues are mounting and people need some reassurances of there being joined-up strategic thinking

To add a counterbalance: how many new immigrants do we need to grow our economy by 1%?

What is the true cost of achieving 1% economic growth in social terms?

Are we taking all the extra schooling required for their offspring, healthcare and birthrate into account when announcing economic growth figures?

Are our existing immigrants offspring going to be able to find work or will they be crowded out by evermore fresh influxes of people?


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