BREXIT FIGHTBACK: Lighting The Flame Of Freedom
Dudley yesterday was freezing cold and rain and windswept. Hardly, you would think, auspicious conditions to light a flame of any kind, yet that is exactly what Bill Etheridge MEP did. He told the assembled Brexiteers that the political class is betraying Brexit.
Brexit is freedom but Theresa May, dubbed the modern Neville Chamberlin by another speaker, Martin Costello, is hollowing it out and turning it into an empty sell-out. Mr Etheridge is not just hammering the message home here, in Britain, rallying the troops, but he also, he told those gathered, delivered the message to the European Parliament that the British people will “rise up in a democratic revolution” and claim their freedom.
Desperation is the mother of revolution but there also, there is another vital ingredient, hope. People left with nothing but misery and despair alone are easily crushed, they don’t make a revolution, people with hope, however, the belief, the conviction that things can be better will fight against the powers that be to overturn them, secure in their faith in a better future and that they can be in charge of their own destiny. Providing that hope is another matter and another speaker, Luke Nash Jones, rightly pointed out that a crumbling UKIP under its current decrepit leadership is certainly not providing that hope.
Individuals within UKIP, like Mr Etheridge, are however doing what they can to provide that necessary spark. Indeed, he said, the rally yesterday has lit a flame of freedom which will spread like wildfire across the country. The purpose of the rally was to deliver a letter to the sitting Labour MP, Ian Austin, to hold him to account for failing to represent his constituents vote to Leave the EU. This was duly executed with some aplomb and some wry one-liners from Mr Etheridge. However, beneath the smiles, we all know that the Brexit clock is ticking and that Brexit is in real and material danger and so this flame must spread now and do its work.