‘ACTIVATE’ DEACTIVATED: Young Independence The Only Choice For Patriotic Youth
I wish I could say I’m surprised, unfortunately, I can not. When I heard that the Conservatives launching their own version of Momentum, which in fact, was supposed to also be their youth wing Activate, I knew it was doomed from the start. Its predictable demise is all down to the lack of engagement from the upper tiers of the Conservative Party with their young members.
If those who hold senior positions do not support you and are not willing to help you build the foundations of a Youth wing, then it is sure to be short-lived, as proven here. Another issue is the lack of young members within the Conservative Party. Young people tend to be more anti-establishment and they tend to be attracted to a more radical ideology, and neither of these things are a strong suit for the Conservatives.
I am proud to say Young Independence has the full support of a large amount of senior officials within the party, some of which include our leader, Gerard Batten MEP, Tony McIntyre (Party Chairman), Jill Seymour MEP and David Coburn MEP. Young Independence is ‘Britain’s Radical Youth Wing’ for patriotic youth and this is proven to attract younger people and our numbers are rising once again. There will never be another Momentum, but why would anyone want another one? Their ranks have been infiltrated by thugs and criminals who like nothing more than to be violent towards the opposition, rather than engage in a serious debate. Momentum has turned into a violent and aggressive organisation that is trying to take over the Labour Party and Activate has now been dissolved after only living a short life. Young Independence is growing with regards to membership and financial support and we are constantly working with UKIP to ensure the youth of this country actually has someone to stand up for them and engage with them.