Under 100 Days to stop UKIP

With less than days to go before the European Elections, the Liberal Democrats are the only party campaigning to keep Britain IN Europe.

Today, Nick Clegg has warned that if UKIP wins and takes us out of Europe, it would wreck the recovery and risk 3 million British jobs.

The Conservatives are flirting with exit from Europe and the Labour party cannot pluck up the courage to speak up. Only the Liberal Democrats are fighting to keep Britain IN Europe.

We're IN for the sake of 3 million jobs. We're IN so that we can work with our neighbours to tackle cross-border crime and fight climate change. We're IN because we know that Britain can only stand tall in the world if we stand tall in our own back yard.

Tell us why you are IN. 

The more people who shout about why they think Britain is better off IN Europe, the more chance we have of stopping UKIP.

Why are you IN?

2,951 reasons

I think Britain is better off IN Europe because...

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  • @knasher tweeted link to this page. 2014-03-09 23:28:24 +0000
    We need to stop UKIP risking 3m jobs. Are you IN? #whyiamIN http://www.whyiamin.org/?recruiter_id=188743
  • signed 2014-03-09 23:27:59 +0000
    I pride myself on my European citizenship, the ability to travel and settle anywhere in Europe and the huge trade ties with have with our European siblings.
  • signed 2014-03-09 21:55:27 +0000
    We have stopped tearing each other apart in terrible wars and started improving working conditions, the environment and trade TOGETHER! Our last Comenius project brought together educators from across the continent, none of whom could understand why some UK politicians wanted to leave the EU.
  • signed 2014-03-09 13:24:02 +0000
    Britain is part of Europe – geographically, historically and culturally. There cannot be a Europe without GB and GB cannot stand alone either. Britain can be a strong voice in Europe and Europe is waiting for that Britain too.

    It makes no economic sense to be out either. Being patriotic is good but one can still love one’s country and believe in it while being an integral part of a family of nations. This also ensures the country’s interests are met.

    Reforms are necessary, as always, but these can only be driven by a conviction of being part of Europe. Without this there is no credibility.

    In my mind there is no doubt that Britain is by far better off IN.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-09 11:53:27 +0000
    We need to stop UKIP risking 3m jobs. Are you IN? #whyiamIN
  • signed 2014-03-09 11:52:02 +0000
    I am IN because in the 21st century we live in a globalised world and share a globalised economy. Britain cannot stand alone in this world. We need to be connected in order to trade and compete as a world economy. I am IN because otherwise Britain will lose its voice on a global scale.
  • signed 2014-03-05 14:26:28 +0000
    Because I can use my UK health, driving and other documents and have no problem in obtaining residence in Bulgaria – a very nice place to be!

    As the ofspring of Irish immigrants I value close association with the Irish Republic, which could become problematic if we left Europe – would NI flare up again if UKIP (the English) dragged it out of the EU?
  • signed 2014-03-05 12:40:34 +0000
    In one word. PEACE. Since we have been in an United Europe , almost 50 years now,we have enjoyed peace and consequently prosperity. Consider the 50 years prior to this where a disunited national led policies led to 2 world wars. The world has changed to a multinational multicultural society. If ukip want britain to be ruled by gb does this mean that uk workers can only work for uk companies because who you work for has more influence on your life than politicians.
  • @ghostxmaspast tweeted link to this page. 2014-03-02 20:40:25 +0000
    We need to stop UKIP risking 3m jobs. Are you IN? #whyiamIN http://www.whyiamin.org/?recruiter_id=178760
  • signed 2014-03-02 20:38:59 +0000
    It protects us from the neo liberal storm troops that would turn us into a mid Atlantic piss pot.
  • signed 2014-03-02 15:15:24 +0000
    The globalised world we now live in is essentially several trading blocs or massive individual countries such as India or China. Some states have been very successfully independent – such as Norway and Switzerland but they contribute significantly to the EU budget and have negotiated multiple agreements through EFTA. It is most unlikely that the UK could negotiate similar agreements.

    I also think it significant that UKIP are completely off the radar in Scotland where it is abundantly clear that the SNP wish to JOIN the EU!! So, de facto, UKIP are separatists only for England and perhaps Wales and NI because , as far as we know, UKIP do wish to retain the UK as it is now.

    UKIP’s anti EU argument overlooks the changes which are now far too late to alter – the massive numbers of Indians and Pakistanis who have become resident in the UK during the totally unfettered immigration policies of the 70’s 80’s and 90’s . Many if not most of them have contributed much but there is no question that many communities have also been radically altered with the building of mosques and the unquestioned presence of some radical fundamentalists such as the men who killed Lee Rigby and now we have the arrest of Moazzam Begg who is British by birth but retains his Pakistani nationality.

    I suggest that these issues are the real cause of immigration concerns, not the free movement of Labour concept within the EU .
  • signed 2014-02-28 14:42:07 +0000
    Being a resident of France and working all over Europe. I want future generations to have the same opportunities I have enjoyed. In being able to work, travel and live in any of the EU countries. Only people with closed minds would vote to come out of Europe. I am immensely proud of the UK but I don’t want it to become a narrow minded closed society.
  • signed 2014-02-27 12:56:17 +0000
    We are stronger in than out.

    UKIP supporters are fanatically supporting a far right-wing party, with no idea what leaving the EU will mean for the country and what right wing policies UKIP would introduce. UKIP also do not believe in climate change and will even ban education of it in schools!
  • signed 2014-02-27 02:04:20 +0000
    The EU is the world’s biggest economic superpower, and its size ensures Europe and its citizens can get a good deal in any agreement with China, India, USA, etc. Britain by itself is too small to protect its interests on an international scale.
  • followed this page 2014-02-26 23:02:36 +0000
  • signed 2014-02-26 01:13:16 +0000
    There is NO reason to remain in the EU. Britain is and must remain a sovereign country. The British Commonwealth is much bigger than Europe and that is where our trade should grow. Europe is a shrinking part of World Trade and it is stupid to handicap our trade with growing economies by obeying the ridiculous laws eminating from Brussels. The aim of the EU is not just to promote free trade but to set up a United States of Europe. The pro-Europe politicians turn a blind eye to this and lie that the EU exists primarily to promote trade. We are wasting £53 million a day on this undemocratic and corrupt organisation. It has NOT maintained peace in Europe – NATO did that, but sooner or later it will result in a violent break up since it does not have democratic support from the electorate. To forestall this it will become more and more like a dictatorship with control of the police and the army. It will finish up just like the old Soviet Union.

    Unnatural “unions” just do not last – recent examples being The Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. We have already seen social unrest in member states such as Greece where the failing Euro project causes serious economic problems and high unemployment.

    Leaving the EU will NOT cause loss of jobs in the UK. We buy more from Europe than Europe buys from us and hence other European countries are not going to shoot themselves in the foot by refusing to trade with us. On other hand we would be free to expand trade with the rest of the world without the hinderance of EU laws.

    Even if membership benefited us economically, which it doesn’t, surely it is more important to remain democratic as a sovereign nation? Britain has remained free of foreign domination for 1000 years and millions have died in wars to protect us from such threats as Hitlerite Germany, Napoleonic France and the Soviet Union. Only Britain, with support from the Commonwealth and USA saved Europe from Nazi domination. Those that would surrender our sovereignty to the EU are traitors. The EU will eventualty result in civil war and such wars can be very nasty – remember Yugoslavia?

    By all means let the sovereign nations of Europe work together on matters of common interest but the democratically elected governments of these countries must not be overruled by the undemocratic EU who have no right to interfere in our national affairs.
  • signed via 2014-02-22 20:03:37 +0000
    it’s a no-brainer. Thank goodness those Bounty Hunters Atos are going. Talk about contract killers! I know of a local man who collapsed at an Atos review – he was so ill, the paramedics were there for 2 hours. Of course, Atos passed him fit for work. And then there are the people who have been driven to suicide by them.
  • signed 2014-02-22 15:23:25 +0000
    It depends which ‘IN’ you mean.

    If you mean the economic ‘IN’ where we trade freely and voluntarily with our European cousins to create wealth to all our mutual benefit then you can count on my support.

    However, if you mean the political ‘IN’ where our money and power is expropriated by a gang of shameless, corrupt, ideologically fanatical unreformed communists to pursue an authoritarian statist dream which is antithetical to property rights, individual freedom and peace – then I’ll, er, give it a miss.

    And Mr Clegg – be a good chap and don’t go around pretending there is only 1 ‘IN’.
  • signed 2014-02-22 08:17:07 +0000
    ((((((( VOTE UKIP )))))))
  • signed 2014-02-21 22:33:41 +0000
    The EU provides protection for our human rights, protection that British politicians can’t be trusted to provide.
  • signed 2014-02-21 22:27:59 +0000
    We need to stop the fucking Romanian bAstards! Vote UKIP
  • signed 2014-02-20 19:29:19 +0000
    Britain is better off in because as time goes on we will be a part of a significant trading block in a ģlobal economy and not set adrift in some UKIP-land looking backwards …..
  • signed 2014-02-20 19:29:06 +0000
    I’m a libdem, we as Britain will not survive if we are not in the euro
  • signed 2014-02-20 19:22:11 +0000
    whether we like it or not: the world has CHANGED! Only if we’re united as Europeans can we master the challenges of the 21st century.

    For the young generation Europe will feel like HOME! A positive force in the world, respecting regional differences, but united in its shared core values…
  • signed 2014-02-20 18:54:44 +0000
    Good to see you’re going in with Labour. You should have done that in the first place. Of course we should stay in Europe. There’s no room for Little Englanders. Ditch the Tories, Nick.
  • signed 2014-02-20 16:48:26 +0000
    It has brought peace to all of the members within the EU since the barbarism of the 2nd World War, and that is priceless.

    We can also enjoy the benefits each nation brings to the table.

    There are riots in Kiev and people are being killed there because they want to join us; so why would we want to leave such a great club?
  • signed 2014-02-20 11:26:02 +0000
    In a world with a global economy there are global problems. We have a choice, do we want to be part of the solution; part of a connected union within europe OR do we want to be an irrelevant little island grumbling about the world without the courage to change it?

    Britain in Europe is a Britain that matters. Yes, Europe isn’t perfect and things DO need to change. But we shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater on this one. Let’s being about change WITHIN Europe and secure millions of British jobs in the process.
  • signed 2014-02-20 09:41:25 +0000
    Much better to be at the table than outside the window. EU will always have a massive impact on UK economy whether we are out or in: but in, we have some measure of control.
  • signed 2014-02-20 02:50:01 +0000
    Protect Our Inventions In This World , from wolves in sheep’s clothing: contains the following:

    Personal issue.

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 17 … Under Article 3 of this Convention, WIPO seeks to "promote the protection of … from the Geneva Declaration on the Future of the World Intellectual Property Organization, this is why i believe European policy stands. As in America? Why does the US still use the old English imperial is now Metric as Europe uses Metric.The U.S. system of units is similar to the British imperial system. … There are anecdotal objections to the use of metric units in carpentry,building and mechanical trades.Technically any thing to do with nut’s, bolt’s and screw’s.The United States is now the only industrialized country in the world that does not use the metric system “Apparently ?”.

    Kind Regards,

    Stephen Mason.

    Statement 2:

    I am looking for an genuine investor to invest, twice i have been promised, once with a written contract for gaining me worldwide patents and manufacturing at 8% net worldwide by Terry Rowlands(Muck Truck, same guy then made similar promises to Rob Kinna(who had introduced me to Terry) after being on dragons den trusted him) Terry done the same promises to me as he did Rob, later Rob committed suicide(there were also other contributor factors involved in Rob taking his own life one being Alzheimer’s and other issues he could not face) Terry Rowlands said to me prior to Robs death “Rob is in dissolution about his Invention” then Terry done a bunk on me and Rob and moved to America.

    And once again with Rupert Murdoch ex P.A. Bob Pritchard with an agreements of 50/50 requesting prototypes to be sent to America, Which i did, to no avail and has not returned my property returning my prototypes or kept his agreement in bringing my invention to fruition. All the evidence is stand able of technically theft of intellectual property. So I’ve found it difficult to trust anyone with disclosing information etc. to any so called investor. This is why parliament is taking hold on my position so if you think or make a promise you can genuinely keep it and help me to bring my invention to fruition, then i will consider disclosure of more information, as there is a lot of wolves in sheep’s clothing in this world and life is to short to be elongated into this situation once again and this time taken seriously.

    Kind Regards.

    Stephen Mason.

    All Secrecy agreements signed for the above names of investors are legally available as evidence. Technically Intellectual Property Infringement and Theft. In Europe is now a criminal offence but Government still need to work on America of those that have done a bunk with I.P. property from the UK!. For example from myself.

    Statement 3:Contact to Richard Branson:

    Tweet 1:

    15th October 2013

    Sir I’ve Invented Industrious Worldwide Tool For Nuts,Bolts,Screws,is a Labour,Time,Cost Saving.7yrs w8ting Patent.Invest KR

    Richard Branson Message 9th November 2013 via Gmail google+:

    19th October 2013

    Sir, I would like you to contact me personally. So I can contact you personally to enable me send confidential information on my green industrious tool i have invented and hopefully you will see it’s worldwide potential and recognition even to help third world countries to develop easier and faster. My Personal email is: stephenmason06@hotmail.co.uk

    Tweet to Nick Clegg:

    15th September 2013

    when is the Government going to sort my patent out it will be 7 years this October 25.Stephen Gilbert has been dealing with it

    Tweet 1 to George Osbourne:

    3.39pm 14th September 2013

    I have invented a genuine british tool,deservant of recognition,aknowledgement from gov,waited 7 years so far for my patent

    Tweet 2 to George Osbourne:

    4.27pm 14th September 2013

    An industrious tool, to be at this level whilst on benefits is soul destroying for me having to wait this long for my patent

    Tweet to David Cameron:

    13th September 2013

    when is the Government going to sort my patent out it will 7 years this October 25. Stephen Gilbert has been dealing with it

    Tweet to Jeremy Clarkson:

    19 October 2013

    invented a tool, you hate them quarter turns with a ratchet it does away with that, nut,bolt n’screw with no air compression

    Statement 4: Book I wrote In 2008

    “Devine Invention Caused By Intervention” “The Shuttle Driver” By Stephen Mason.

    So! Where do I start, to tell my story of success? Somewhere at the beginning, I suppose, so here goes! I will try to cut a long story short with getting the formalities out of the way first and introduce whom I am. My name is Stephen Mason; I am thirty-four years old! Currently live in the U.K., Mevagissey in Cornwall to be exact.
    I am a family man with four loving but hyper kids, all under thirteen years old, three boys, one girl and a loving wife. And they are all a handful. They would say I am handful. Therefore I must be! Yes! We are a loud but loving, productive family, very close, open and down to earth.

    Formalities now out of the way, I will try to give you an understanding of my background and proceed to try to explain how I arrived to start my success.

    In 1993, I moved from Cambridgeshire to return to the place that I was born, back to Newquay, Cornwall, to start a new life.

    In time, I met my loving wife and within twelve months we had our first baby boy on his way, this event in my life was a jumpstart to getting myself motivated to generate an income for my new appointed family. I decided to venture into my own business, being hard working and ambitious, I started to make a successful career in domestic and industrial window cleaning.

    At the start funds to set this business up were limited and I painstakingly built it up firstly with just the basic tools, no transport, nothing but my own two feet to carry me and my tools from one location to the other carrying ladders and bucket and initially cleaning windows at domestic houses, all over the Newquay area.

    Times were hard but as time and persistence past, things gradually built up, transport was finally obtained and so forth, then eventually, after a couple of years I managed to obtain my first car for the business and there was no more walking up to ten miles a day with ladders in one hand and a bucket in the other.

    Through persistence and gaining a good reputation, mainly by word of mouth, my business started to grow relatively fast to the point where I was eventually responsible for two hundred and fifty domestic houses per week, also thirteen large supermarkets in the Cornwall area. I was the best in the west, excuse the pun.
    I was self-taught and in a league of my own and was much deserving of the success I had gained. So you could say, “So what happened next?”

    Inevitably my worst nightmare come true, being a window cleaner, maintaining and providing a service covering the main supermarkets in the county of Cornwall I was accumulating a lot of travelling and high mileage. I did not know the first thing about cars and their engines; the car was taxing me for the cost of vehicle maintenance etc. Eventually this all started to take its toll.

    My worst nightmare comes true. My vehicle kept breaking down and the accumulative effect was that I found myself unable to maintain the expense to repair my vehicle.

    Eventually I was unable to keep up with the contracts to maintain the service I had been providing and failed the demands on me. This escalated to the point where I lost the contracts and at this time my third baby boy was on his way.

    Inevitably I lost the business because of no financial support from anywhere. At that time cars would affect me to the extreme. I would wake up in cold sweats in the night in fear of the inevitable happening and eventually sure enough the car did completely breakdown on me. This business sadly ended; it was time to start again, something new!

    Persistence is the key! Pick the pieces up and start again regardless of the circumstances, during any shameful given time. All because I did not know my way around a car or an engine, I was beating myself up because of that fact, I then decided to try and overcome my worst fear and this is when things started to move on.

    We can overcome our worst nightmares and fulfil our greatest dreams! With enough faith, determination and persistence, etc., but mainly most of all self-belief! As the truthful words from scripture say, “Even though stumbling blocks will come, we shall and will prevail” also “With faith alone we can move mountains.”

    To build and make something over seven years or any length of time with all the hard work and then to watch it dissipate into thin air is very difficult, it makes you question what is life all about? It becomes difficult to pick up the pieces and start over again.

    Life is too short to wallow into the past, your future is what counts, grab it while you have the chance before you realise it is too late. We can learn from our mistakes, this can make us stronger characters and more determined to succeed the next time. The alternative is not the way, to fail and to not succeed; to give up, negativity is not the way!

    Only a positive attitude will succeed, anyway, less of the lecturing. Fate was to start to take its place. A new future was about to unfold, even though it was not told to me; Life was to turn a new corner.

    As I declared to myself that I was to overcome my worst nightmare; I put it upon myself that I was ready to face my demons. To learn where in the past, life had let me and my family down. We were all subjected to extreme hardship as a result of the broken down car then in turn losing the business. With the loss of income, accumulated debt, and being reduced to cope on state benefit.

    I also found out at this time that I have an in-operable hernia caused by lifting ladders and this caused me to become inactive due to ill health. Being stagnant; I had time on my hands!

    I had to take things at my own pace, I had to come to terms with my illness but it was time to start teaching myself the workings of an internal combustion engine and the mechanics of how vehicles work.
    Self-taught is a good way to learn, you could say I went from knowing nothing to knowing everything possible to do with the internal combustion engine and the mechanics of how vehicles work. I went from one extreme to the other, without any question or reason of a doubt; I had overcome my demons with vengeance.

    My personal plight took nearly three years to achieve; I can now dismantle an engine, strip it down to its bare and individual components and probably put it all back together better than it did the day it left the factory. I have friends and family that rely on my expertise and advice, I can now give a more honest and accurate diagnosis than the average garage and do this without using computers. I have achieved more than I ever thought possible.

    I have become so experienced at mechanics and more. I am now an expert technician and fabricator, finding solutions for problems and even then achieve to such a level, I have become an inventor of a tool.

    The tool I have invented is revolutionary and beneficial to any industry in the world that has anything remotely to do with the application and extraction of any type of nut, bolts and screws.

    This tool will work in tight and confined spaces for example; car engine compartment or aperture and to assist in restricted access areas for the quick application and extraction of the specified nut, bolt or screw in question. This would normally be a tedious, difficult time consuming task with the current conventional method, being the ratchet spanner and socket set.

    I have called my innovation the “Shuttle Driver”. The “Shuttle Driver” is a time, labour and cost saving device.

    The “Shuttle Driver” system overrides the conventional system “Ratchet Spanner,” with more pros than cons against the conventional system “Ratchet Spanner”.

    The “Shuttle Drivers” potential is mind blowing on its own compared, but with both systems in partnership the “Shuttle Driver” enhances the potential of the “Ratchet Spanner” system.

    By confronting my demons head on, I have through divine intervention and chance, due to the intense learning curve I put myself through, unintentionally and by accident invented probably the next best thing since the “Ratchet Spanner” system.

    This was my point of “eureka!" I just knew the way that I had discovered the innovation, it was the way it just came to me! I had never seen anything remotely like it before; I must add that I am an avid collector of tools (specialist tools as a rule). The fact is that there has been nothing invented like it before. From that moment on, I knew this tool’s potential was mind blowing.

    Two questions I asked myself at that time, “when?” and “how?” When I discovered the formula to make this tool work, it was clear as day light to me, knowing the complicated physics involved but to look at, simple to the eye.
    For example, “caveman has got a square wheel and he cannot see the round wheel for the life of him.” It is as if it has been starring us in the face all along. I was the one who discovered the innovation, and I formulated and then fabricated it. Regardless it did involve my expertise and brains.

    It is mind blowing to think that I have discovered a solution to a problem that would help every human being on this planet one way or another whether they know it or not. It is a nice satisfying thought. In addition, it will make the way the world function differently. After all, the entire world is held together in one way or another with nuts, bolts and screws. (Every industry known to man I think you will find!).

    I have managed to invent (and aim unintentionally); a niche tool for a worldwide market, nobody can forecast the “Shuttle Driver’s” versatile potential as it will be applied effectively to all of the industries worldwide; it is also impossible to forecast the “Shuttle Driver’s” value in financial terms. I am just grateful that the “Shuttle Driver” has finally been recognised and has received the acclamation that it deserves!

    Discovering the innovation bought its own problems, I suddenly felt like the whole world was on my shoulders and it was a difficult time for me, because this had all come about so fast and purely by chance.

    It all started when a neighbour of mine approached me and said that his friend had an old “mark two,” very rare Volkswagen Passat GL5 which needed a new home or it was to be scrapped. I was unsure, so I arranged a meeting with him to take a look at the car.
    Once I saw the old wreck I fell in love with it! The car was given to me for free, but it was in one sorry state. This was to be my new project, and I set to work on it straight away. Over a period of four years I have managed to completely restore the Passat to its former glory.

    I discovered the tool half way through the restoration period. I have a reputation of being a persistent person when it comes to starting a job on a car, once I start I like to see the particular job through until it has been finished. I am not one of those mechanics that will start a job and then stop and leave it for another day.

    I spent nearly three weeks painstakingly restoring the cylinder head, (it took this long because of the lack of available internal components as the Passat GL5 was a limited edition in 1986 so it makes the spares difficult to obtain, also one main important rule is the “preparation”, is nine tenths of the job.) It was January a cold and bitter period in the UK.
    It was about 3:30am and the temperature outside was about -5c. Persistent as I am, I continued to work through the night and refused to acknowledge just how bitterly cold it was. I have a system in which I prepare myself prior to going out of the house to do the task.
    With the correct tool in hand and then execute the instalment on the target component (nut or bolt) in question as quick as possible and then get back into the house to re warm myself ready for the next task.

    I under estimated just how cold it was out there. That night I finally admitted to myself that it was “COLD” and this is when I started to think that the current conventional method I was using, was taking too long.
    I started to think “there has to be a quicker way than this?” because at this rate using the ratchet and socket system I could have lost either my fingers or toes due to frost bite by the time I had applied or extracted the nut, bolt and the part.

    The conventional way is effective but it is time consuming and labour intensive. If you are paying a garage and they are using the same conventional method, you are paying the mechanic in the garage to do it at an hourly rate. This means high bills for you and earns more money for them.

    The problem with the current method is. It is difficult to gain access with the ratchet and sockets in tight and confined spaces. It is also labour intensive and time consuming (as well as tedious) doing the little quarter turns, with the “Ratchet System”. Also the weather conditions; the cold, rain and wind and not forgetting the bad back! It is a hard life for a mechanic! Or is it? Well I believe it is not anymore, thanks to the innovation, the “Shuttle Driver!”

    From personal experience and what understanding I have picked up along the way about the subject of Innovations, is that some of the most affective and versatile inventions are usually the simplest but genius devices, as so is the “shuttle Driver”, this is what I would call an honest innovation. It is basic to the eye and straight forward.
    It is similar to the innovation of the scissors. As a solution to the problem we tend to think complicated rather than simple. The easy things are the ones that when we see them, it is the case of “why didn’t I think of that” fact is you did not and that is the difference, the answer most of the time is starring us straight in the face and we tend not to see it.

    Similar to the night I invented the “Shuttle Driver”, I thought to myself there must be a faster, easier way than the conventional method, and there is! Most people have access to a home drill, this is the drive source to the “Shuttle Driver”; the drill contains the gears, drive, rotation and direction to turn the “Shuttle Driver” at the desired speed.

    The only similar system that exists to date is the air compression system which is not always convenient or feasible. In order to have the air compression system up and running, you need to have all the required equipment and it costs anything in the region of five hundred to ten thousand pounds for the full system. You are also limited to using commercial premises for example a garage, also the hoses are restricted and a hindrance in confined spaces.

    The system I have configured can be used anywhere providing you have a cordless or mains drill available (i.e. mains plug, car cigarette lighter adapter or Crocodile clips to the vehicles 12volt battery). Road side repairs can be carried out effectively and safely, also quicker for motorway scenarios, so the recovery services can get on their way quicker, freeing up more recovery units to help more unfortunate mechanical failure victims stuck on the side of the motorway.

    When I realised the solution as the revelation came to me, I took out my fabrication box that is full of bits and pieces and started to think to myself “what if I do this, what if I do that”. I then found the ingredients from my fabrication box and it all clicked into place. I could not believe what I have done, so simple but genius.

    Firstly, I used small nuts and bolts then fused them with fibre glass to hold the components in position to see if it would work. Just by using primitive available fabrication materials, I tested it again and again and sure enough it works.

    I was jumping up and down like a big kid shouting to myself “yes it works, yes it works” to the point that even though it was now 5:00 am I wanted to tell the whole world. I wanted to wake my wife and tell her but this was impractical as I knew she would not understand its potential or appreciate what I had achieved.

    Later that morning everything started to dawn on me that “yes” I had invented something but the potential was mind blowing, it was surreal and hard to take in. I realised that I have just opened one big can of worms, what do I do now? That’s when I realized just how big this is to be, I felt ill, sick, scared, worried, because I knew I have something with massive potential.

    Who can I talk to that would listen to me seriously? The thought dawned on me that someone might try to copy my innovation. You name it, all the fears in the world hit me, I was pleased but at the same time reserved. To top it all, when my wife came down that morning she was looking at me rather strange and when I tried to tell her my good news, she looked at me like I was on another planet, especially when I told her it was going to BIG! She thought I was a nut, gone crazy! It finally took her six months from that date to recognise what I had invented and to understand the basic knowledge of what the “Shuttle Driver” was. I realised I had no option but to hold my cards close to my chest. This was very frustrating; I was on my own on this one.

    These were exciting times but also difficult ones. I was the only person that really knew the true potential of the “Shuttle Driver” and the more I thought about it the more I realised its escalating potential, I knew what it is capable of. I tried to explain to my close family members about the “shuttle Driver” but they dismissed my claims with the attitude of disbelief.
    As you can imagine this was disheartening and upsetting for me when the most important people in my life were not giving me the encouragement and support when I needed it most. It can be really difficult to keep positive about something when people are showing so much negativity.

    From there on I decided to keep quiet about the “Shuttle Driver”. The reasons for this being firstly the secrecy reason and secondly because of the negative response from the important people around me, I could not win either way!

    Family and friends could not see beyond the end of their noses but with hindsight this was just the start of what was to come; I soon came to realise that this was the least of my worries compared to what I have had to face since.
    I was starting to enter no-mans-land, not knowing which direction I should take or the correct way forward. Even though I was not being taken seriously by the people closest to me I still had to be cautious and diligent and have my guard about me, it was so frustrating, the responsibility that I realised I had, the need to be careful to whom I disclosed any information about the “Shuttle Driver”.

    There are those people who will try to harm you, they are like ravenous wolves and praying lions to take what it is that you have got and what is rightfully yours, they will try and steal your inventions and so your given right to prosper from it. So heed my warning any other inventors out there. Do not be quick to give too much information away; it is hard I know because I have been there myself.

    The next stage was to find myself a trusted patent attorney, this is when I finally got the potential recognition, the confirmation I needed. My patent attorney has letters after his name for physics, so he understands the science behind the “Shuttle Driver” and has supported, encouraged and guided me in obtaining the patent application, and given me the correct advice on the way to move forward.
    Being cautious, trying to find and generate the correct interest, but not knowing who to approach to help bring the innovation to fruition was difficult with plenty of discernment required here. There are a lot of wolves in sheep’s clothing, do not jump in at the first opportunity that comes your way; make sure that you check your contacts out!

    You have to persevere and have plenty of patience, in time you will find the correct business people and resources. There are genuine honest business people out there who can help to bring such projects to fruition and give you the recognition your innovation/s or products deserve. If it is an honest innovation (product) these people are only interested in seeing you succeed.

    From the start I knew it was going to take time but I did not truly realise just how long it would take. When you are passionate and sure of what it is that you have, in time you will prevail, regardless of the stumbling blocks you may encounter along the way (and I have had plenty).
    Aim high and you will get there, but remember “it is a dog eat dog world” out there, so use your discernment wisely, look out for time-wasters, they will even try to orchestrate and arrange meetings and give false promises just to circumvent you and circumvention is a nasty business, you may end up with nothing and this can also ruin people’s lives and dreams.

    At the same time you have to be persistent, this is a major key factor and receive all “feedback” as just that “feedback”, there are many that will try to pull you to the wayside, remember if you know in your heart, mind and soul that what you have is real then nothing should stop you achieving your goals and dreams. Even if all seems lost or failed, do not give up! I have been through enough ups and downs and red tape and I must say there has been a mile of it.

    Even though I have gained my success, the most difficult thing in the last six years has been to get the people closest to me, family and friends, to actually take my claims seriously and I have been mocked and laughed upon. Dismiss all negativity, focus on what you believe in and your goals and dreams will come to fruition.
    Give your goals and dreams a chance to succeed and you may even surprise yourself. My success is that I have achieved a great deal for the world-wide market, the “Shuttle Driver” is to be delivered to all the major players in the world. The ambition I had realised during my “eureka!” moment at the time I invented the “Shuttle Driver” has come to pass.
    Divine intervention struck me and showed me the way. Which way could it show you yours?

    Dragons Den Paul Windle: Sent to Me 18th January 2013

    Hi Stephen,

    I have received your application for Dragons’ Den and would like to discuss this with you.

    I wondered what the best number to reach you on is and when might be a convenient time for me to reach you to have a quick chat about your business?

    Best regards


    Paul Windle

    Assistant Producer

    Dragons’ Den

    BBC North

    + Room 3140, Television Centre,

    Wood Lane, London W12 7RJ

    ( 0208 225 9403

    8 paul.windle@bbc.co.uk

    Reply with all Intellectual Property Details In Confidentiality(signed receipt of delivery from Royal Mail.)

    Paul Windle BBC Dragon’s Den letter written 4th February 2013

    Dragons Den Paul Windle:

    Dear Paul,

    Please find enclosed my invention documentation, including patent filling receipts, drawings and history explanations. I have catalogued the documents numerically in paper 1st being my book that I wrote in 2008 and there on all other documents on paper are numbered 1 to 31 in the correct order for easier understanding.

    Also enclosed I have provided you with:

    1. A DVD with a demonstration using my invention (Shuttle Driver).

    2. A 4GB memory stick with further documentation that corresponds with the paper files and also other digital documents.

    I hope the information provided is to your requirement, if however more is needed please contact myself. As there many more history documents available that I have been through over the last 6 to 7 years.

    I am both very excited but apprehensive about this opportunity, but also very grateful.

    Please may I ask that once you have received these documents, can you kindly send me confirmation by either, post, email or phone call (leave a message on the answer phone if I am not available and I will ring you back) so I know you have received it safely.

    Kind Regards,

    Stephen Mason,

    1 Martins Court,

    School Hill,


    St Austell,


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