Saving Great BritainIntroduction:
The battle to leave the EU must be fought and won here in Britain. This can happen only if the British people are fully aware of the significance of EU membership. Widespread public knowledge of why British politicians are dismantling this nation will be politically devastating and bring about a demand for self-government. This was proved in the 2004 European Elections when, over a relatively short period of time, a percentage of the
public became partially aware of what was happening. Even this partial awareness resulted in a strong reaction against both the EU and all the traditional British political parties.
The Federalists have achieved their success only because they hide the truth from the public. Because of that deceit within three or four years Britain will be lost. UKIP's aim is simple. It must ensure that as many people as possible know the truth. Nothing else matters. Nothing else will be effective.
UKIPs core purpose and ultimate objective:-
Since it was formed UKIP members have argued and discussed the purpose of the party. It is still going on. This is unnecessary and confusing to the general public and UKIP members. If there is one principle to be learned it is that 'simplicity is the strongest weapon'.
Nothing is stronger that the simple demand for British self-government. That should be the party's core purpose and ultimate objective.
If the whole membership creates widespread public awareness of the consequences of EU membership this will result in:-
Seats in Westminster at the next General Election
Increased seats in the European Parliament at the next European Elections
Between now and those elections, to sustain a continuous, national, public programme of information on the consequence of membership of the EU.
The following topics distract, obstruct and occupy precious UKIP time, resources and energy, deflecting the party from its main purpose. They should be ignored.
(1) The Press and the media.
For almost forty decades the deception, concerning EU membership, practices on the British people has been sustained and supported by a compliant press and media. This will not change in the foreseeable future.
A continuing example of how the press pointedly ignores UKIP is shown by the non-publicity given to policy statements from UKIP leadership, the non-reporting on the recent Parish Polls and the lack of newspaper reports or media coverage on the UKIP Conference.
However in Europe, recently, the editor of a highly respected Euroipean newspaper said that 'colleagues in the press said they now reply on UKIP for key material on the EU'.
(2) Euro-sceptic politicians.
Another unnecessary and wasteful debate within the party concerns standing against so called "euro-sceptic" politicians from other political parties. If one accepts that UKIPs ultimate objective is nothing less than 'self-government' then there are no "euro-sceptic" politicians in other parties. Arguments, therefore, over the merits of trade agreements, currency, subsidiarity, pooling of sovereignty, re-negotiation or the so-called peace dividend all become irrelevant. So do disagreements over the worth of euro-sceptics who, by UKIPs definition, don't exist. We either govern ourselves or we don't, there is no compromise or middle ground on this. There should be no need for further debate on a problem that does not exist.
(3) The Conservative Party.
There is a persistent view that one day, because of UKIP, the Conservative Party will change its stance on the EU and remove Britain from it. Existing evidence points to the contrary. The Conservatives are, arguably, the most EU enthusiastic party in Britain and have done as much, if not more, damage to this country than either Labour or Liberal Democrat. The possibility of deals or alliances with the Tories doesn't exist. The Conservative Party hates and fears UKIP. Our Party must distance itself from all three British political parties,.Any other stance is delusional and weakening.
(4) Is UKIP a pressure group or a political party?
Discussion on this topic is pointless and unnecessarily divisive. UKIP is a pressure group but must also be a political party (capable of being voted for) in order to be effective. But this does not mean that we should be similar to the traditional parties; in fact it should not be so.
(5) The role of the Monarch.
There is a suggestion that, at the eleventh hour, the Queen will refuse the Royal Assent and save the nation. Sadly, all available evidence implacably shows otherwise. The Queen has broken her Coronation Oath on six occasions by giving Royal Assent to five treaties and to the EU Constitution. There has been not one flicker from her in response to the millions of submissions to her from her subjects. Further, she has steadfastly refused to grant an audience to any of her subjects on this matter.
(6) The collapse of the European Union.
Much has gone wrong with the European Project especially over the past couple of years. The Eurozone doesn't work and it is probable that one or two countries could 'crash' out of the currency. The French and Dutch 'no' votes on the Constitution were body blows and arguments over the budget and allowing Turkey into the EU are causing more difficulties. There is a mood abroad that the EU will implode anyway, so why bother. This is a dangerous position to adopt. The EU will collapse, eventually, but by that time it will have destroyed Britain and the British nation. UKIP must continue to fight and ignore any apparent weaknesses in the EU structure.
(7) Unnecessary clutter.
Although UKIP is a political party it need not take on all the trappings associated with such an organisation. The party cannot afford to expend energy on supporting groups or causes that are not connected, directly, to Britain being a self-governing nation. In addition, apart from a simple, efficient administrative structure and a solid two-way communication route within the party. UKIP does not need any of the superfluous trappings of other political parties. It is a grouping of thousands of individuals who are radical, concerned, scared, yet totally committed to British self-government. It is not traditional, cosy or deferential. The party structure should reflect that and be lean, yet strong.
Everything that UKIP does between now and the next General Election must be centred on the core purpose and ultimate objective of the Party, name 'British self-government'. Nothing must be allowed to dilute, interfere or deflect us from that objective.
Self-government for Britain is easy to define. 'The British nation governed by laws made by British politicians elected by, and accountable to, the British people'. Such a simple, powerful definition requires no additional explanations. As a result caveats concerning trade agreements, control of borders, relationships with other countries etc, becomes superfluous.
In short, in order to argue against the core UKIP message, the Euro-Federalists are forces to explain what is happening and why. It is an argument they are reluctant to engage in as they know they cannot win and UKIP cannot lose.