This video was produced by Brian Cooke who gave us kind permission to publish it and who has written the accompanying report.
Let’s talk about two year anniversary Brexit rallies on the 23rd June 2018. Nearly two years ago, we the people of the United Kingdom, came to a momentous decision after the largest exercise of democracy in the nation’s history – we voted to leave the European Union.
The pros and cons were made during the run up to the vote and vehemently argued on both sides, but the outcome was clear – the UK is to leave the European Union. But since that EU Referendum, those who entrusted the mechanics of leaving the EU to the powers that be, are coming to realise they are being let down and while Leavers wait, the Remain campaign is busy re-building itself.
So in the spirit of democracy and as we approach the second anniversary of that historic referendum day, I thought we’d get together for a little chat. But there are those of course who don’t want us to have this little chat, because it will only lead us to conclude that there is something wrong. There is something rotten with the state of both our democracy and freedom of speech, isn’t there?
We have elected representatives actively working in opposition to their electors’ wishes and the promises within the manifestos on which they stood for election in 2017. We have unelected members of the upper chamber doing all they can to frustrate your wishes. And we have faceless civil servants working behind the scenes placing spanners in every Brexit works. And worst of all, this anti-democratic action is being conducted brazenly in their belief that they have the right, because they know better than we do. If the vote of the 23rd June 2016 is overturned by the actions of this minority, it will signify the end of democracy in the UK.
So I’m asking you to join me and all dedicated Brexiteers in meetings and marches across the UK on Saturday 23rd June 2018 to celebrate the second anniversary of our decision to conduct a Full Withdrawal of the UK from the EU. You can look back one day and say, I was there. One such event is to take place in Gloucester and it would be a great opportunity for you to tie a day or weekend trip to such an historic city together with making a political statement.
Apart from its bustling shopping centres, pubs and and restaurants there are many interesting facets to Gloucester – there for you to discover. Organised by UKIP Gloucester, the event is open to all Brexiteers of all political persuasions and none. So bring your pro-Brexit flags, placards and most importantly energy to Gloucester and help press the Brexit message home.
Brexiteers will congregate outside the Conservative Club in Constitution Walk in Gloucester at 10.30 in the morning for an 11 am start and make their way via Eastgate Street, Gloucester Cross and Northgate Street to King’s Square where speeches will be held and stalls will distribute promotional material.
I recently met up with the Chairman of UKIP Gloucester, Richard Ford, while he was out and about and asked him to say a few words. More information on this event can be found on the UKIP Gloucester website. Please don’t stand idly by, the Remainers are hoping for apathy so make sure you don’t oblige them. Attend this or one of the many rallies around the country on the day – or you may come to regret it later.
– Brian Cooke