The Guard Dogs of Democracy
It is an exercise in futility to try and express in words the horrific nature of the terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena, we are poorly served by our limited lexicon in this regard. I will therefore not attempt to even try. We are at a crossroads and must be resolved now that we can no longer go on like this.
Today, UKIP will end its suspension of campaigning by launching its manifesto. Paul Nuttall had it exactly right when he said:
These people hate the way we live, hate our freedom and hate our democracy.
The best response we can make is to ensure that the democratic process continues
Mr Nuttall’s announcement has been swiftly followed by announcements from the other parties that they will resume full campaigning on Friday. We can and should be proud. Labour and the Liberal Democrats obviously lacked the bottle to take the lead and say what needed to be said and the Conservatives would have preferred the suspension to be indefinite. We acted like a true guard dog of our democracy and once again forced the other parties to follow us. Now more than ever this country needs a strong opposition to ask awkward questions of the establishment, an establishment that has consistently failed the British people and a government that fails in its most basic duty to serve and protect British citizens.
This is perfectly illustrated in the story of the Manchester bomber. When was the last time one of these attackers was not known to the authorities? However, this case looks particularly bad with an entire network operating under the nose of the security services. This is obviously unacceptable. Adequate powers exist for authorities to proceed yet they consistently fail to do so, including the ability to detain those suspected of participating in the preparation of terrorist acts. Amber Rudd, who as Home Secretary is obviously trying to outshine the incompetence displayed by her boss in the role, has alot to answer for.
Soldiers walk our streets. I understand that this will be welcomed by many and it will provide an additional source of comfort to many but this situation is democratically abhorrent. The army and the police are separate for good reason, the police serve and protect the people while the army fight the enemies of the state – intermingling the two leads us down a dangerous road and the people potentially being seen as enemies of the state. How did we get here? Well, we know the answers to that dont we? We know that it is the consistent failure of governments of all shades to put Britain and her people first. This needs to be ruthlessly exposed from now until polling day.
On the issue of Islam, as we were with Brexit, we must, once again, be the voice of the voiceless. We must say the things that need to be said. We cannot marginalise the likes of Anne Marie Waters and pander to political correctness. This needs to extend to foreign policy – the relationship between the West and especially Saudi Arabia is simply intolerable and cannot continue. Cut the link between ISIS and its political wing, the House of Saud, then we would do it terminal damage. The relationship between the British establishment and this degenerate, evil, government is an act of treason against the British people.
UKIP is at its best when it is at its bravest when it is the cutting edge of political radicalism, when it is fighting the establishment tooth and claw and after Manchester that is exactly the kind of opposition to this government that Britain needs.