The Referendum and the Immediate Aftermath
I know this isn’t news, and probably isn’t even worth a comment TBF, but, we’re getting lied to, about child poverty, recession, prices, Grenfell, inflation, the ABBC, suicide rates, mental illness, the EU, Russia, Labour voting patterns, Tory briefings, Donald Trump, faggotry, “climate change”, emissions, the NHS, Foreign Aid, Charities, immigration, housing, homelessness, the far right, the rabid nasty left, terrorism, Islam and may many more things on top.
The above is a recent post that I made on this esteemed blog. The point I wanted to make, which a few of those that didn’t read it picked up on, was the dilemma that I face, as a “normal” sort of person, when it comes to deciding who to vote for in any upcoming election. For several years now I have taken some comfort in the fact that, along with quite a large number of other people, I have been able to “protest vote” by putting my X next to the UKIP candidate where such a choice has been available. I even harboured the faint belief (for a short period of time) that my protest vote could become something more and might even be instrumental in UKIP getting a couple of MP’s into parliament and from there creating a small “revolution” as it were.
One of the commenter’s noted that successive governments since 1997 (the start of the reign of terror), have been at war with their own citizens. I think they have a point, so far as I can tell there is little or no appetite to listen to or even engage with those people in this country that are genuinely and IMHO legitimately concerned about a great number of issues that affect the whole nation. This has been highlighted in recent months by a series of events that should have shocked the nation to its core, but instead have hardly caused a ripple in the way that we might all have expected.
Going over old ground, I know, but to put the current problem into some context I think it is worth it. Ever since the Referendum, in which nearly 17.5 million people voted to do the “right” thing much of what has happened in this country has been framed in relation to what is laughably called “Brexit”. Peter Wilding, founder of the vociferously pro Remain British Influence “think tank” is credited with first introducing the word into the language. I for one am not surprised that it is a pro Remain term, what does surprise me is that Leave supporters were so quick to adopt it when, by its very nature, it is clearly meant to paint Leave in a derogatory way. Moving on from this though we were at least clear, for a very short time as it turned out, that we would be leaving the EU. Cameron resigned but in his replacement, Theresa May, we had a Prime Minister who was quick to come up with her own catch phrase, “Leave means Leave” she said; some of us were daft enough to believe she actually meant it.
For a while those that voted to leave were elated. Against all the odds the dream of Nigel Farage, his drive to force a referendum and achieve a positive outcome had been realised. People from all across the political spectrum who believed in Sovereignty, the rule of British law, secure borders and controlled immigration had stood up, been counted and not found wanting. This victory had been achieved in the face of a negative propaganda onslaught of huge proportions. Aligned against Leave had been the majority of elected and non elected Parliamentarians, most of the MSM with the ABBC unsurprisingly in the vanguard and a raft of EU vested interests fronted by the likes of Tony Bliar, Neil Kinnock, Michael Heseltine, Peter Mandleson and their ilk. The people had won a great victory and the quietly spoken leaders of the Leave campaign rightly felt (at that time) that although there was still a way to go the hard part had been delivered.
So here we were, leaving the corrupt, bloated and undemocratic EU. Although we were being governed by Tories we could be confident in the knowledge that at least they weren’t Labour. Labour meanwhile was busy destroying itself from within (or so we thought). One of the real bonuses (from my perspective) of all this was the fact that all those Labour supporters who had voted to leave the EU had done so mostly because they had finally come to realise that Labour was now no longer ”their” party. It had become the party of Islam, the bloated public sector and a gaggle of very vocal single interest groups who cared nothing for the real working class of the UK so long as they got what they wanted. To be fair these same single interest groups were being pandered to by the hated Tories but at the time that didn’t seem to matter.
All this led me to assume that, time was on our side; the new PM had stated quite categorically she would not call an early General Election under any circumstance. When the time did come we would have left the EU and with the benefits of leaving becoming clearer by the day Labour would indeed implode in its traditional heartlands. The Lib Dems were spent as a political force, the Greens were just a joke and the SNP, led by a chippy little Scottish woman, were a one trick pony that had forgotten the trick.
Step forward UKIP and its charismatic leader. With 3 years to go to a General Election it was time to consolidate, strengthen the hand in the North East, South Yorkshire and the Industrial Midlands, win some councils, hopefully some by elections and, in doing so, position itself as the real opposition to Labour. The challenges for UKIP weren’t insignificant, as a perceived single issue party they had a lot of work to do but there were issues that needed tackling, not least the problem of so called “radical” Islam, which a great many citizens were rightly concerned about. By supporting the government with its Leave programme but at the same time taking a stance on the issues of the day that were contrary to both Tory and Labour policies the rewards could be very significant.
What could possibly go wrong?
In part two I will present my opinion on where it went wrong and what we can possibly do, as the not insignificant “quiet” majority, to try to put it right .
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