Britain's membership of the EU was always a matter that encapsulated sentiments over a huge range of issues. The democratic deficit of Brussels, the loss of national sovereignty, immigration and economic issues like outsourcing and de-industrialisation were all motivating factors behind the Leave victory in the June 2016 referendum.
As such, the Leave victory represented a wholesale rejection of the broad national direction Britain has been led down over the past several decades under the established parties. It was a firm message from the British public to the political elite that we are not happy with the way the country is going and we want a real change of direction.
The result of the referendum was a moral condemnation of our political class, but as a referendum it also did nothing to directly challenge their current grip on power. Three years on from what should have been a political earthquake, we remain in the EU and the Conservative and Labour parties dominate parliament, despite a post-referendum General Election.
This is why the establishment parties use referenda to address the issue of Europe; they have done so since 1975. It is to tell the public that it is safe to continue to vote Labour or Tory at General Elections, because the issue of Europe will be dealt with separately. This approach successfully killed off UKIP just as they were about to make a breakthrough in the 2015 General Election, and has reduced a host of small anti-EU parties and pressure groups to pushing for establishment party personalities from the sidelines; many even go so far as to avoid challenging their seats in elections.
The same groups which pushed Theresa May as the "strong and stable" personality to lead us out of the EU are now backing Boris Johnson, who despite standing all of his political career on the Conservative Party's pro-EU ticket and even voting for Theresa May's final "Brexit deal" in parliament, is being resurrected as the latest Brexit saviour from within the ranks of the political elite.
What were once anti-establishment parties, pressure groups and political personalities have become mere cheerleaders for an October 31st Conservative Party Brexit; a hollow Brexit based on the false mantras of a "global", "outward-looking", free trading, borderless, de-nationalised, service sector Britain. To leave the globalist, borderless EU to become globalist, borderless Britain. A thoroughly safe, shallow, PC, establishment sort of Brexit; a largely "business as usual" Brexit.
Those who fall into this trap forget entirely the whole point of leaving the EU; they forget the heart of the matter. Leaving the EU must not be reduced to a fine constitutional point; of simply ceasing to send MEPs to Brussels, halting our net contributions and otherwise continuing down the same paths that defined all those years in the EU: the loss of our industries, our infrastructure, our national character, our values, our culture, our social patterns and all the things which once defined Britain as a sovereign nation.
The Leave vote was a remarkable rejection of the hollow, subordinate, atomised, rootless, secular, multicultural, service sector 'New Britain' we have been reduced to under the Labour and Conservative parties. Yet that very same Leave vote, that mighty anti-establishment roar is now being morphed grotesquely through establishment media narratives into support for establishment parties and the endorsement of some of the most liberal, cosmopolitan political elites in the country.
That is why we must not lose sight of the heart of the matter; that a largely "business as usual" October 31st Brexit under the Conservative Party is the wrong goal. Any arbitrary dates like October 31st are a red herring, set by the EU and its Article 50 process. If October 31st was to become Britain's "independence" day, there would be more than just irony in the fact it was a date set by Brussels bureaucrats.
We must recognise that the real goal is to defeat the establishment parties, and for an anti-EU party to seek power on a broad manifesto to rebuild our country at the only stage where it really matters, and where power really changes hands: a General Election. With a democratic, parliamentary mandate, such a party could immediately repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and avoid the whole Article 50 debacle. We could rebuild a Britain that is Sovereign, Industrial, United, Democratic, Traditional and Functional; like the Britain that we used to know.
As an anti-EU party, that is the only course of action that we support. Those who agree with our Ten Point Plan to get out the EU and rebuild our country are welcome to join.
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