Sebastian Ross – UKIP – Wrexham
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We first asked them to tell us a little about who they are, any political history, about their political leanings and what skills you have to be a top level politician in Wales?
1 – Aside from Covid and Covid recovery, what do you feel is the top issue for this constituency in the forthcoming parliament term, and briefly explain how you would like to see your desired outcome achieved ?
No matter where you live, the root cause of most problems is common for every area – government intervention. In general, my goal is to limit the power grab by the government (and ideally – reverse this sick trend), so that more money is left in people’s pockets, and so they can make more independent choices.
2 – What is your plan for helping residents and businesses in your constituency in the coming years to recover from the pandemic?
Love the question. The Senedd can actually reduce the rate of the income tax, which is fantastic. Ultimately, it should be scrapped altoghether. To punish people for their hard work by taxing their income is pure theft. By being finacially better off, the local economy will recover much quicker on its own, than with the “help” of the Senedd, which would first need to either tax people even more, or put them further in debt, by borrowing money. It’s mathematically and logically impossible for that to ever succeed. It has never succeeded, nowhere in the world.
On top of that, ease as many regulations as possible, so it is easier to establish and run businesses. Not long ago, the GDP of Wales was twice as big as Irelands’. Now, Ireland’s economy is FOUR TIMES the size of Wales’. The less government, the better.
3 – The pandemic has highlighted to many for the first time the powers that the Senedd have under devolution. How has the pandemic changed your views of devolution?
It hasn’t changed my view on the matter at all. The only thing that the pandemic has highlighted is that the apetite of politicians for an even greater powergrab has grown exponentially.
4 – What would you have done differently on the Welsh covid response?
Almost everything. There are countless examples of governments in other countries, or regions, or states, where the approach has been completely different. No mandatory social distancing, masks, clousers of the businesses, etc. Their numbers of positive test results, deaths, excess deaths, etc. are far better. Take Sweden, Belarus, Singapore, and almost 20 states in the US, to name some of the examples. Children have lost over a year of education, of their childhoods. People with other, not so “popular” conditions have been turned away and had their treatments postponed. Many of them have died, and even more will die, due to their condition not being diagnosed and treated in time. How can anyone justify that? Those currently in power should serve time behind bars for these crimes.
5 – Would you support legislation to hold an independence referendum for Wales? How would you vote in such a referendum and why?
No. Corrupt government would sign us up back to the European Union.
6 – What actions would you take, or support, as a MS to encourage Welsh language use growth? Or, if you are against this, why?
It should be entirely up to the people of Wales to either cultivate the language, or not. If there is a need for it to prevail – it will. Let me give you an example. Between the XVIII, XIX and XX century, Poland wasn’t on the map of Europe. The state didn’t exist for 125 years, but it was the people that wanted to speak the language. It has survived until today. There is no reason for the state to take any steps in this matter. It will only cost way too much money, with little or no effect at all.
7 – What does “climate emergency” mean to you, and why?
A made up, fancy term. There is enough regulations in place already, if not too many. A ridiculously expensive ideology, that’s being portrayed as necessity. Nothing else to add here.
8 – There can be a perception that politicians are too “South Wales focused” and can see a north south divide. Do you think this is the case, and realistically if elected which of your North Wales specific goals do you think you can deliver?
Please see my answer to your first question.
9 – What are your views on a LGBTQ+ plan for Wales?
I think it is a disgusting idea to segregate people and put them in to specific groups, whether it’s gender, race, nationality, you name it. The only difference is whether people commit a crime or not. Criminals vs Law Abiding People.
10 – Children and young people have missed almost a full year of regular education – what are your plans to make sure that children who have missed out on academic and social experiences are not left at a disadvantage in the next few years?
It’s a lost year. Don’t forget to express your gratitude to Boris Johnson, Mark Drakeford, and their gangs. All we can do now is to allow an immediate return to schools, without being forced to wear gags over their faces. It is child abuse. Sweden banned face coverings in every school! I know of many families, however, who have taken advantage of this, got together and hired a private teacher to ensure their kids educational progress. The children have benefited hugely, and the expense didn’t break the families’ budgets. Not even close.
11 – Local services such as libraries, leisure centres and community centres have been badly affected in recent years due to lack of funding – how would you support local authorities?
Support local authorities? As in support local governments? Where does the funding come from? It comes from people’s pockets. By funding such services you make local residents poorer. Roughly 25% of the population of Wales already live in poverty! To take even more money from them is a disgraceful, sick idea. Such services should be entirely privatised. There is no need for the government to run them. None whatsoever. If there is demand for them, they can be run at a lower cost, by private investors. Please understand, that every government spends someone else’s money, on someone else’s needs. This is the worst, most ineffective way of spending money, as described by the great economist Milton Friedman. The government is never careful with spending money, and – by definition – it can never satisfy everyone’s needs, because every person is different. To willingly let the government spend money is utter madness.
12 – How would you resolve issues at the local health board that are emerging from special measures?
No serious candidate can answer such a generally put question responsibly, and pretend that they know the answer.
13 – What are you planning to do to help those who are finding it hard to find work?
I have already answered it. Remove the government from business. Let businesses operate as normal. Lower the cost of hiring. Ease regulations. It has worked everywhere in the world, where it has been tried. Why should Wales be different?
14 – A lack of bus services, a poor road network, a need for more active travel and an improved train service are some of the more contentious issues in the area. If elected what would you campaign for and deliver for your constituency?
In terms of bus and train services – allow more competition. Simple as that. Make it easier for new companies to offer their services. It will lower the cost of travel and improve the quality of services.
In terms of the road network, this is one of the few areas where I can see the need for the government to act. However, with the vast amount of money that would be saved on all the things we have already talked, where they wouldn’t be run by the government, funds would be readily available for improvements in this particular area.
15 – Your profile on the UKIP Wales page says of you, “As a man born in a communist country…. More and more, Great Britain reminds him of Poland during the Communist era” adding “When Sebastian moved to Wrexham he could see with his own eyes how the economy is destroyed by both Labour and the Tories.” Your party wants to ‘scrap the assembly’, but would that not give more power to the Tories in Westminster who you appear to equally dislike?
Therer are advantages, and disadvantages to this. From one hand, scrapping the Senedd would mean less government, which is always good. From the other, the “orders” would come from London only. But you have to start somewhere. In this case, the pros outhweigh the cons. But I wouldn’t stop here. The “First past the post” system must be replaced. It has allowed a two-party system to run this country for many, many decades. A choice between only two major parties is an illusion, which the major parties love and protect. Just look at the results of the elections to the European Pariament, where the D’Hondt system was used. They were massively different! That is because in the “first past the post” system, a large party needs lees votes to secure a seat, compared to smaller parties. Let’s introduce a regular, proportional system, with some sort of minimum treshold. Let’s say 5%. You would never see the sort of results you are familiar with again. This is because the major parties would actually need to compete with the smaller parties, which often represent a significant number of voters. The major parties DO NOT represent the interest of the common folk. They want to secure their own future. Again, look at the results of the past elections to the European Parliament. You would need to be clinically blind not to see the difference.
16 – You have said “muzzles on the face, these are modern swastikas”, are they not a useful tool during a pandemic?
Chris Whitty, Boris Johnson and others repeatedly said, that wearing a mask is a silly idea. They emphasised, that 30 years of trials had given evidence that masks don’t slow the spread of any viruses. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-uk-news-professor-chris-whitty-no-masks-advice-a9374086.html Why are people in Sweden, Texas, Belarus, and eslewhere, not dying like flies? Are they some kind of superhumen? If people feel like it – wear one, by all means. But do not try to persuade me that they stop the spread, if the evidence in other countries proves othervise. The size of viruses is measured in nanometers, which equals one-milionth of a milimeter. Particles of cigarette smoke, are far, far larger than that, and they go through masks with ease.The swastika reminded citizens of invaded countries that there is an invasion going on. The mask is supposed to remind people that there is an invisible “enemy” lurking from around the corner. The government is the enemy.
17 – You have said it is just “morons” who think this is about a virus, and it is actually part of a “Great Reset” aimed at “finishing small and medium-sized businesses and destroying the economies of the world.” Who do you think organised that, and do you think the Welsh Labour Government were competent enough to execute such a role in it?
I don’t think the Welsh government is competent to execute anything properly, quite frankly. Bear in mind that there have been countless examples of people falsely diagnosed as dead due to covid. Prior to Covid, we had had the longest, most artificial economic expansion on record. It was way overdue for a major recession. We’ve experienced an incredible drop in the GDP. The level of borrowing over the last year has been unprecedented. The interest rates have been kept artificially low for years. A cashless society is being promoted letf and right. The expansion of powers by the government – never experienced in modern times, and the limitations of liberties of the people – unheard of. The modern day Mengele-style beaurocrats want to introduce “vaccine passports”, and the manufacturers of those very vaccines, legally, take no responsibility for any side effects, whether short-, or long-term. Tens of millions of kids around the world will be put poverty and starvation, because of the disruption of supply chains and lack of foreign aid. The head of the World Health Organisation is a criminal, who is likely to face the court for crimes against humanity in his own country. You have the World Economic Forum say that “You will own nothing, and you’ll be happy.” The furlough scheme, which is being trialed in different versions around the world, is nothing else than a form of Universal Basic Income – a socialist utopia.
18 – If you change political allegiance from what you are currently seeking election for (eg. resigning from, or joining another party or group) will you trigger a by-election? If not, why not?
Why would I change political allegiance?
19 – At the time of writing where has the top three sources of funding for your campaign come from, and are there any funding sources you feel would be relevant to voters to know about?
UKiP have printed a number of their leaflets for me to distribute. Everything else – videos, infographics, interviews, thousands of my own leaflets, professionally recorded songs, flags, etc. – all that has been funded by myself and my supporters.
20 – In a few lines to wrap this up, why are you the best candidate compared to your competitors?
Let me repeat my statement which has been used on another platform:
I have been an entrepreneur for most of my adult life. I am a father of two, and I understand how crucial it is to ensure a family’s wellbeing.
Originally from Poland, I left the country which had been utterly destroyed by socialism and communism. I had witnessed police brutality, poverty, lack of access to basic services and daily struggles of ordinary citizens, while the so called elites enjoyed their cosy lifestyles. I am certain all this sounds familiar to many of you.
Over the recent years the power grab by the political elites in this country has been so obvious, it’s disgusting. Let me assure you – it is only going to get worse. Make no mistake. All the promises the politicians are now makinig, their plans for you and your communities – don’t believe a single word they say.
How is it, that not long ago Wales’ GDP was twice as big as Irelands’, and it is now the very same Ireland that enjoys an economy FOUR TIMES the size of Wales’?
How is it, that a quarter of the people in Wales live in poverty? Why has it been allowed to happen?
The same old political parties have been executing their common policy of
kicking the can down the road, for decades. It cannot possibly end well, and it won’t.
I am a conservative, I stand for family values and people’s liberites, and believe in people being able to make the best choice for themselves, with the help of the free market.
Politicians must have as little power over the citizens as possible. The more power they have, the less freedoms you will enjoy, and the worse the situation will get. And it is already very dire indeed.
Let me stand in your defence. Let me help stop this madness that we have witnessed recently.
It’s not yet too late.