950 Years After the Battle of Hastings, 2016 is the Most Historic Year in Britain’s History!
It’s Christmas Eve! Just like everyone else, I can’t wait for Christmas and the new year! But at the end of the year, I feel its important to reflect on what we’ve achieved. I don’t mean we as in UKIP and I don’t mean we as in Britain. I mean ‘we’ as in the people of Earth. We have shown the ruling elite across the globe that they aren’t the ones in charge. They may have the power, but we have democracy. And when something goes wrong with power, democracy will take it back. 2016 has proven that in a more spectacular way than anyone could have imagined.
Out of everything I’ve done and seen in my whole time in politics – no, my whole life – Brexit is the thing I am most proud of. Because I’m not a politician. I’m not a banker. I’m a student. But ordinary folk, including myself, role up against those who put themselves above us and gave them a big fat kick in the arse. And quite frankly, not because it’s what they deserved. But because it’s what they needed. 6 months ago today, it became clear that Britain had voted to leave. Of course, I was watching the news as it happened, with a sense of relief and happiness taking over my body. And I remember when my dad burst into my room at 6:30 in the morning and said “We’ve done it! You are free!”.
Sadly, this is a campaign that I couldn’t get as heavily involved with – primarily due to the slight difficulty of the Atlantic Ocean. But I did try to use social media to reach out to Americans. And I certainly was rooting for Mr Trump to win. But I never really thought it could happen. I just assumed Hillary would win and America would be ruined, to the point where I gave in a few days before the election. But then on November 8th, I saw something on my Twitter feed that gave me a glimpse of hope. The odds were exactly the same for Donald Trump to be President as they were on June 23rd for Britain to vote for Brexit. And I thought to myself “Wait a minute, we can actually do this. We can win”. And we did.
Earlier this month, Italy held a referendum on constitutional reforms by the Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi. But he said that he would resign upon defeat. This instantly turned the referendum into a vote of confidence in his leadership, which he was always bound to lose. He lost 59-41, a crushing defeat. This has given a new platform to the Five Star Movement, the left-wing equivalent of UKIP in Italy. This may sound surprising but the left does indeed have some good voices, such as Kate Hoey. Italy will soon be the next country to join the list of those whom have given power back to the people.
The death of a dictator
Now I may sound like an evil, hatful person in saying this, but I say what I think and I think what I say. And that’s exactly what I’ll do. Fidel Castro deserved to die. He was an anti-democratic, racist, homophobic, cruel dictator. He regularly killed people just because they dared to be Christian, gay or even dared to commit the ultimate crime and disagree with him! His death shows that the times when people like him ruled are over and a more reasonable, fair and just administration is taking over. I use the term ‘people’ lightly, of course. Over the next few years, we will hopefully see the fall of the Islamic State, a group rather similar to him in many respects. Above all, democracy must rule the world. After all, the above points prove that it works!
So, What next?
2016 has without doubt been the best year for a long, long time. But we must not be complacent in the years to come. We must back Le Pen in France, the AFD in Germany and we must above all fight for the repeal of the 1972 European Communities Act. And we may well have a General Election on our own soil in 2017. UKIP can win 20 seats in the North and we must. Theresa Maybe will not be allowed to continue with her madness any longer when UKIP gains seats. We are the real opposition and we must start proving it.
So I wish you all a Merry Christmas, I hope above all else that us freedom-fighters have a Happy New Year, even if that means that some people do not.