Meet Reignite: The Right’s Answer to Momentum – Set Up by the Ready For Rees-Mogg Founder
Momentum has stunned the media, the establishment and the public with not only how big it has become, but the effect it has had on the Labour party and on British politics as a whole. However, when the Tories tried to launch their alternative movement, it failed with a pretty big bang. So, some thought, what if the answer is a cross-party movement rather than an organised stuck to one party? Well, that’s how Reignite was formed.
Earlier this year, a rather unexpecting candidate climbed the ladder of popularity within the Tory party and the first rung of that ladder was presented to the North East Somerset MP by Sam Frost, who founded the ‘Ready for Rees-Mogg’ campaign to get him as PM.
This month, Sam has founded a new movement which is likely to attract even more attention from the media, political parties and crucially the public. In particular, from the youth. The right is struggling to reach the youth and many are predicting that Reignite will kickstart (or ‘ignite’) a newfound passion for rightwing politics in the youth.
Speaking exclusively to Kipper Central, Sam said:
We setup Reignite with the aim of fighting for the values that made our country great. The issue with the right of politics right now is that it’s so divided, and the Conservative Party aren’t listening to their members or their voters. We need an organisation to hold them to account, but also fight for the issues that matter to the silent majority. The left with organisations such as Momentum are very good as shouting the loudest and being able to set the agenda, we feel it’s our turn.
We hope that Reignite can be a force for lasting change on the right of politics. No matter your party, the right needs an organisation to stand up and fight for the issues that matter. After just 3 days we’re already at 7,000 members. If we continue to grow at that rate there will be no stopping us.
Of course, the first question that many people are asking is “Where does Reignite sit with the Mogg”? Well, we asked it straight to the guv’, who said:
We’ve already invited Ready for Rees-Mogg to join Reignite. Our aims will crossover, as many of the values that Jacob Rees-Mogg stands for will be values Reignite fights for such as securing a strong Brexit.
The movement will support many of the aims of UKIP, the Conservatives and, of course, other leading figures on the right, though it will not align itself with any one party.
Interestingly, the movement was founded just weeks before Young Independence, UKIP’s youth wing, is due to elect its new chairman and council, so the effect that it might have on the election will be something to look out for.
You can read more about Reignite, and sign up, on their website, Reignite.org.