As predicted, the Tories were put to the sword at the local council elections, and Labour suffered badly as well. UKIP also suffered significant losses. Much the same happened at the European Parliamentary elections where the two major parties were demolished, the Brexit Party won the day, and UKIP were all but wiped out. This could well result in a general election later this year, and this is what we need to be focussing on.
Brexit is stalled, as the whole of the establishment is desperately trying to keep us under the heel of EU occupation any way they can. The only opposition to this by political parties is UKIP and the Brexit Party. UKIP has been around a while now and has amassed a loyal, but ever-shrinking, following. However, we still have some demons to exorcise from the party, and some in-house cleaning to do, but UKIP still needs to exist as a reliable anchor point for the leave campaign. The Brexit Party is a new kid on the block and is really a one-man-band, but that one man is the most well-known and most recognisable person in the cause of British liberation and is being remarkably successful where it counts … at the ballot box. I will not mention his name at this point as you will all know who I am talking about.
In the end, neither UKIP nor the Brexit Party matter a jot. All that really matters is getting Britain completely out from under EU occupation, and we must all never lose sight of this ultimate objective. If either of these parties has to make sacrifices to achieve our objective then so be it, the crucial objective being British liberation. Someone once said “my enemy’s enemy is my friend”, and we should all remember just exactly who our enemy is. If a general election is called, then the very LAST thing we need to see is UKIP and the Brexit Party opposing each other on the ballot papers. We MUST try and reach some sort of arrangement whereby we agree to some sort of allocation of seats. After the European Parliamentary election results, it is likely that any compromise will be mainly by UKIP, but that doesn’t really matter. It is only electoral success that matters.
The European Parliamentary elections are held by proportional representation, but in a British general election that is held on the first-past-the-post system, standing against each other could cause catastrophic damage to the cause of liberation. The only thing that our parliamentarians understand is the threat of losing their parliamentary meal-tickets, and we must not dilute this threat by our own petty inter-party squabbling.
The parliamentary seat that immediately springs to mind here is, of course, Thanet South. In 2015 Nigel Farage fought that seat for UKIP, and there is much speculation that the vote was rigged by the powers that be to ensure that he didn’t win. Next time, if a van full of ballot boxes looks like it is getting lost, there is likely to be either a UKIP car or a Brexit Party car following it to guide it on its way to the count. If Nigel chooses to fight this seat for the Brexit Party at the next general election, then UKIP should not put up an opposing candidate, but should instead ask local UKIP members to assist the Brexit Party campaign in that constituency. If the liberation campaign only manages to get one candidate into Parliament, then that candidate should be Nigel Farage. He is the person most trusted by the public, and most feared by opposing politicians. He is the public face of Brexit and has had an impressive career, despite being a target of the media and the rest of the establishment. He has been a founder member of both UKIP and the Brexit Party, and the recent success of the Brexit Party is almost solely because of his association with it. The public see him as some sort of Brexit Moses, who will lead his people out of EU servitude. Whatever anyone thinks of him as a person, and whatever he is alleged to have done, needs to be put aside for the greater good of the liberation movement. The interests of the country must come before the interests of personal egos or party politics.
I have been a UKIP member for over 24 years, and I have always been just a foot-soldier for the party, dutifully doing my ‘bit’. If there is a general election and both party hierarchies decide to commit electoral suicide by opposing each other on the ballot papers, I shall wonder whether or not I have been wasting my effort all these years. In my early UKIP year, it was the Referendum Party that was our opponent on the ballot paper. Both parties didn’t get many votes in those days, and both our candidates usually lost their deposits. However, when the parties merged, our electoral prospects looked a bit better. After a series of different leaders, Nigel Farage became UKIP leader in 2006, and he was leader when we saw our finest hour in 2015 when we virtually forced the referendum. The main objective of the Referendum Party (a referendum on EU membership) was therefore achieved, but it was achieved under a UKIP banner. If UKIP’s main objective of leaving the EU is achieved under a different banner, does it really matter? The only thing that matters is that we leave. Things have changed a bit since 2015, but if we have to fight another general election, it will be crucial that we don’t end up fighting each other. Personal animosities MUST be put aside, and we MUST do what is best for the country, which is what we have been working for all these years. If we end up opposing each other, we may as well all pack up and hand the country over to Brussels.