Social campaigner Victoria Gillick -and wife of new UKIP councillor - tells anti immigration rally Britain becoming “alcohol soaked nation”

Victoria Gillick addresses anti immigration rally. Picture: Steve Williams.

Victoria Gillick addresses anti immigration rally. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

SHE sprung to national attention 30 years as a social campaigner but today Victoria Gillick took the microphone at an altogether different rally protesting about immigration.

Immigration Demonstration in Wisbech park. Picture: Steve Williams.

Immigration Demonstration in Wisbech park. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

SHE sprung to national attention 30 years as a social campaigner but today Victoria Gillick took the microphone at an altogether different rally protesting about immigration.

Immigration Demonstration in Wisbech park. Picture: Steve Williams.

Immigration Demonstration in Wisbech park. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Mrs Gillick, 67, fought – unsuccessfully- to stop doctors providing contraception to teenage girls but now Mrs Gillick is engaged in a fight to stop Britain “from being turned into an alcohol soaked nation”.

Immigration Demonstration in Wisbech park. Picture: Steve Williams.

Immigration Demonstration in Wisbech park. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Half way into a anti immigration rally in Wisbech Park, the mother of ten – and wife of the newly elected UKIP Wisbech county councillor Gordon Gillick- asked to speak.

“Can I just say something about the alcoholism in the town?” she said.


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“When the Labour Government introduced new licensing regime about six or seven years ago and took licensing away from magistrates court and gave it to district councils they did the best thing possible to turn this country into an alcohol soaked nation.”

She said she didn’t blame the police for the current alcohol problems but Fenland District Council.

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“Time after time when a licence has been applied for police have objected on the grounds there are enough,” she said.

Their objections were based on the fact we have enough and they encourage anti social behaviour but the licensing committee ignore them

“I have been there, sat there and watched the wimps do it time after time. I am told if you don’t allow the licence the applicant will bring in a barrister and it will cost us money to oppose it so they just let it go.”

She said that apart from the pubs and some restaurants the bulk of the 70 licences issued in the town centre had been to foreign applicants.

She said it was time to rid the town of all councillors not prepared to stand up and deal with the issues.

“When you get a chance at district elections vote them out, they are rubbish, they are sitting pretty and have sat pretty for too long,” she said.

“We want people to come from no greasy pole but to come from people themselves who have the experience to know what we want.”

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