Nigel Farage’s new party has received pledges of support worth £1m and has more than 200 potential candidates on standby for elections, it has said.
The Brexit Party – backed by Mr Farage – was registered with the Electoral Commission three weeks ago by former Ukip activist Catherine Blaiklock.
Source: Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party has ‘£1m of funds and 200 candidates on standby’ – inews.co.uk
The Mother of Parliaments has turned volatile, unruly, disoriented, unintelligible. British politics has fallen to its nadir. The Prime Minister cannot follow through her promises or policies. Assailed by Jacob Rees-Mogg and co., she seems to have lost her own plot. Senior Tory Justine Greening has suggested a second, informed referendum. Citizens are discombobulated; many are full of ire. It is the curse of Brexit.
Now more bad stuff is thrown into the simmering cauldron. After the referendum and then the election, Ukip, which David Cameron once described as a party of “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists”, fell heavily and passed out. This week, it seems to be reviving and is up five percentage points in opinion polls, partly because many Brits do not like Theresa May’s proposals for a softish exit from the EU.
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Theresa May Mark One buried UKIP. Theresa May Mark Two is digging it up. That is the only conclusion one can reasonably draw from today’s Opinium poll for the Observer, which shows Labour on 40 per cent, as last month, the Conservatives on 36 per cent, down six points, and UKIP on eight per cent, up five points. The movement from the second to the third could scarcely be clearer.
That rise in support for what many will still think of, wrongly, as Nigel Farage’s party isn’t because of rebooted support for him. Nor will voters be enamoured with the charms of Gerald Batten, of whom most of them will never have heard. The driver of this result is plainly the Government’s new Brexit policy.
25 per cent of those polled approve of the way that the Prime Minister is handling Brexit, down from 30 per cent last month, while 56 per cent disapprove, up from 45 per cent last month. Her net approval rating was minus eight per cent last month; it is 24 per cent this month. The percentage of those who believe that Brexit is one of the most important issues facing the country is at its highest ever recorded by Opinium – 51 per cent this month (it was 42 per cent last month). Overall, 32 per cent of those surveyed supported May’s Brexit plan and 31 per cent opposed it.
The EU referendum result killed UKIP. After all, what was the point of supporting a party which aimed to make Britain independent once the British people had voted for precisely that? The cause of Brexit was handed overnight to the governing party, which now had an instruction from the electorate to deliver it. During the period between the referendum and last summer’s general election, Theresa May presented herself as the woman who would fulfil that mandate for “citizens of somewhere”: “Brexit means Brexit”.
Source: May’s Brexit plan raises UKIP from the dead | Conservative Home
Unfortunately this Governments attitude and policy is taking the Thatcher directive to bring back ‘Victorian values‘, but are they values to be applauded, for were there not child labour, poor and workhouses, debtors prisons and many others.
Are the progressions of the 20th Century and the start of the 21st to be abandoned. Will we bring back poor and workhouses, debtors prisons and may be even child labour, will there still be free education for all children and the disabled and poor left to their own devices, while the rich elite gain all the benefits of life.
We have the Equality Act 2010, the Care Act 2014 and others but are these just bits of legal jargon, which when they come to be tested are not worth the papers they have produced.
Are they just bits of paper with no real significance, but giving all the non-elite a belief of a caring Government.
Are we now seeing the real true colour ‘Blue’, when previously there could have been a tinge of ‘Red’ now what does that produce, could it be purple, now what party does that create and do they still exist. Something with UK in their terminology, perhaps.
Is this what our recent forebears fought for in the wars of the 20th Century.
If so, is life really worth living for, are we not just producing for the wealthy elite, while fighting and working for a pittance.
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