Now tell me, what does that mean to be noble? Your title gives you claim to the throne of our country, but men don’t follow titles, they follow courage. Now our people know you. Noble, and common, they respect you. And if you would just lead them to freedom, they’d follow you. And so would I. Unite us!
Craig Chapman over at Popular Alliance Staffordshire has blogged a simple but effective point to make about the importance of unity amongst the smaller, anti-EU parties. Craig has explained the pragmatics of the issue so I don’t want to repeat him, instead I want to reflect on why we got into this situation in the first place.
Certainly, since WW2 the UK has shifted leftwards on the political spectrum. Partly due to guilt over various issues, partly due to the dire financial situation we were in because of the cost of the war and partly due to changes in attitudes and behaviour amongst the working class.
That change could not be arrested by Conservative Prime Ministers, especially after the humiliation of the Suez Crises. Instead we slid into a world of politically correct, federalist and centre left rule. The Conservative Party have long since accepted that it is easier to work with this fact rather than struggle against it. AS such, they now pay lip service to Conservative ideals and nothing more.
These changes happened slowly, gradually and often in underhand methods. The result is there has been no major shock to the people, no wake up call or alarm bells have been rung. The British people have been immersed in creeping normalcy, as the older generation – who can remember when things were not this way – die off, and the rest of us just carry on. This gradual way of doing things, combined with the continuing fraud being spouted by the ‘Conservative Party’ has ensured that no mass resistance had grown up. Instead, we have seen a splurge of smaller, less powerful parties appearing – and sometimes dying off – in slow waves, with no great support base behind them.This suits the big three perfectly, by keeping the opposition divided, isolated and small we present no threat.
But something is happening. The opposition to the EU fraud is growing, disillusionment with the big three is growing, ….dare I say it………… some are even waking up to the myth of the Conservative Party. With all these changes comes a growth in the centre right, as we saw in the latest EU polls: two extra MEPs for UKIP and forty thousand votes for the brand new UK First party who had almost zero exposure or advertising funds.
Now comes the crunch. WE can build on this success by unifying the smaller parties – Popular Alliance, English Democrats, UK First, Free England, and anyone else who believes we have more in common than in difference. WE can for a larger party with a new name (or compound name) and a united front and make a real push to get seats in Parliament.
Or alternatively, we can allow the powers that be to worm their way back in. The fixed re-referendum on the EU in Ireland, newer and stronger measures to hide expenses scandals and lots ore lies about terrorist threats and economic “green shoots” could easily and quickly kill off the growth of the ant-EU factions if we are not strong enough to “fight” back.
It could be a turning point in the future of the UK. Let’s all hope that the leaders of the other parties are sensible and dedicated enough to talk about working together. After all, the good of the UK should be priority number one for us all.