The most powerful tool of the revolutionaries who have changed our country beyond recognition is the myth of the 'march of history'; the idea that any and all change is inevitable, irreversible and - without question - for the best. Whether you like it or not, if you don't get on board then you are "on the wrong side of history".
This is now the mantra of the progressive revolution, which in a few short decades has swept away the foundations of the Britain that we used to know and replaced it with a 'New Britain' - more slick, more flash, more open, more global, more modern. And aren't we all better for it?
Anybody who questions this narrative of progress is deemed to be a 'dinosaur'. A troglodyte and a reactionary who can only see the past through misty eyes and rose-tinted glasses. It is an unfortunate feature of debate today that arguments are rarely considered on their own merit, but instead dismissed through these cheap and unjust personal attacks. The latest progressive trends are meanwhile justified with fatuous truisms: "because it's 2015", as Canada's liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explained when asked why he rather arbitrarily picked a half-female cabinet.
Come 2019, any critique whatsoever of the broad national direction Britain has been led down over the past several decades is dismissed in the above terms by the political, media and civil establishment - though not the silent majority of the British people themselves.
Indeed is it the British people who suffer most from the loss of the country and the society that they used to know; not the trendy, wealthy cosmopolitan elite which is - for now at least - largely sheltered from the decay afflicting the ordinary people. It is the ordinary British people which suffer from the modern malaise and the realities of the progressive revolution which the Labour and Conservative parties have pursued for the past fifty years: the retreat of law and order; the collapse of the married family unit; de-industrialisation and the shallow, servile gig economy; disconnected multicultural communities and the wider rootless, atomised society; not to mention a nation robbed of its sovereignty and its democracy.
And yet at the same time many people can remember a Britain with safe streets, connected communities, functional families, stable employment and a meaningful national community which maintained all these things through national sovereignty, national industry and a serious and substantial national infrastructure (water, energy, transport, etc - now all things run by private, mostly foreign companies for their own profit).
Rose-tinted glasses have nothing to do with this analysis, neither is it a case of wishing to turn back the clock. It is a case of deciding which of two futures we choose for our country. There is the future envisioned by the Labour and Conservative parties; that is the borderless, atomised, rootless, multicultural, secular, service sector 'New Britain' they have pursued now for several decades.
And then there is the other future that we can pursue: a Britain that is Sovereign, Industrial, United, Democratic, Traditional and Functional; that retains all that is best about the Britain that we used to know. As a party this is the future that we choose for Britain, and that is why we stand on a broad manifesto to rebuild our country, summed up in our Ten Point Plan:
1. UK Unionism
2. Leave the EU
3. No More Referendums
4. End Mass Immigration
5. Rebuild Infrastructure
6. Rebuild Industry
7. Fiscal Responsibility
8. Family Values
9. Get Tough on Crime
10. Protect Free Speech & Liberties