• Grown-ups win the US election for Donald Trump

    When Donald Trump moves to the White House in January, those of us who genuinely believe that the world is a safer and more hopeful place because of a strong United States of America will be breathing a sigh of relief. This is more of the same relief that we felt after 23 June when we won the fight to pull our own nation back from the brink of extinction.

    The fears expressed by the snowflake millennials and political bed-wetters of the social democratic sludge that have masqueraded as leaders - as amplified by an out of touch mass media – are, in themselves, ample proof of everything wrong with our pre-2016 societies.

    Of course, the hope now is that this possibility of freedom through self-determination is a feeling now strong enough that other western countries will want it for their own people. Time and elections in Italy, France and Germany will tell.

    So where did the Donald Trump’s victory come from? Well, I am no expert in US politics but I do know that over recent decades, well-paid jobs in industry and agriculture that put food on the table have been replaced by long-term unemployment or badly-paid service industry jobs. I also know that the recession of 2008 that devastated so many lives here in the UK devastated millions more lives in the US. Donald Trump offers hope to all those families.

    It is a characteristic of grown-ups to respond to hard times not by accepting that nothing can change, as the Clinton campaign suggested, but by taking a step outside our comfort-zone and seeing what can be done to fix something that has broken.

    A simple glimpse at the following:

    • spiralling crime figures,

    • increasing levels of child poverty,

    • terrorist threats,

    • lack of resources to look after older generations in the way they deserve,

    • high unemployment figures,

    • low wages,

    • high benefits dependency,

    • denigration of the efforts of our service men and women,

    • horrendous levels of violence against women and girls,

    • hopelessly inadequate mental health services,

    • ever increasing drug dependency (both prescribed drugs and proscribed drugs)

    • inability to ever afford a decent home,

    • shocking suicide rates,

    • food poverty,

    • fuel poverty,

    • punitive environmental taxes,

    (the list goes on and on but you get the picture)

    reveals the true legacy of the same-old, same-old social democracy and globalisation that has ruined the dreams of the post war generations. The snowflakes and bed-wetters are mourning this legacy. So do not concern yourself about them.

    Democracy is a system designed by grown-ups for grown-ups, and grown-ups are taking back control. The US and the UK have always had a lot in common; we now have even more in common. We are showing the world that when something is broken it needs fixing.



Julien Parrott, UKIP

Councillor for Ellacombe Ward, 2007 to date
Executive Lead for Adults and Children
Torbay Borough Council Unitary Authority

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11 November 2017

A brief update ...

I realise that I keep apologising for not maintaining this website! I really hope that I will be able to do something with it in the near future, but I know that my fellow Ellacombe residents understand that my priority is with my ward work and with my work for children and adults across the Bay as Executive Lead councillor.

In the meantime, an update for my fellow Ellacombe residents: please note that my contact details have changed. If you want to discuss a local issue with me, please see below for my new contact arrangements.

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Cllr Julien Parrott, Torbay Council, Town Hall, Torquay TQ1 3DR

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2013-2014, I had the honour of being elected Chairman of Torbay Council.

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