Hello, a happy new year to you all and I hope that everyone had a great Christmas.
Now, as the usual UK winter weather sets in, I look back on 2016 with some satisfaction on that historic vote to leave the EU.
But that 2016 referendum result only proved that we had convinced the majority of UK voters that it was time to leave the European Union.
The vote itself did not trigger us leaving it did not mean that we were no longer in thrall to the EU.
All it meant was that most of us wanted to leave that failing political project.
It is now up to the government to do what it had promised to do and that is respect the will of the people and get us out of the EU.
But in the six months since the referendum precious little has happened other than remoaners taking advantage of government inactivity to try and frustrate our leaving by continually pumping out lies like: we didn’t actually vote to leave it was just a protest vote against government austerity or we were thick and ignorant so didn’t understand what we were voting for
This government inactivity has been so protracted that the remain side has managed to mount legal cases and get them through the courts for goodness sake.
This proves that UKIP is as relevant today and into the future as it has ever been. We need to work hard to continually remind the government that we voted to leave the EU. So, keep writing to your MP and the press, keep delivering those leaflets, keep on canvassing and support your candidates. Better still, with the county elections coming up in May, become a candidate yourself – after all, there’s no better way of shaping change.
That is the only way that we will get article 50 triggered and the ECA repealed to once again let the UK govern itself.
Leaving it all to a wavering government will lead to a botched deal and the UK back on the path to EU integration.
Please don’t waste last year’s vote, you won’t get another!