The sad news is, there are very many Leavers who have seen the light and will probably abstain from having anything to do with the vote at the next election.
My plan is two-fold, first I want to produce an idea which will bring them back to voting, and secondly, I want the same idea to appeal to the huge swathes of people across the country who have either never voted, or have given up on the political system.
There is UKIP, but now we have many other political parties springing up. There is Anna Marie Waters party “For Britain” There is Henry Bolton’s “One Nation” and there is John Rees-Evans “Democrats & Veterans Party”. No doubt many more before the next election. If you know of any, please let me know above [on the right] or at @AmpersUK.
Although my plan doesn’t involve the coming together of these new parties, I am toying with an idea in which they can each get an MP or two.
We are all short of manpower. Yes, UKIP has a lot, but nothing now compared with Conservatives and Labour.
My plan needs the leaders of all the smaller Brexit parties to send a representative to a meeting to start discussing election tactics. But, I hasten to add, not to actually join forces.
Fighting the next election: At these meetings, each representative should choose two only constituencies where the others agree not to fight. That’s not a lot out of 650 seats. But enough for the smaller parties to concentrate their efforts. Pick the two containing most of your members.
The important point here is there is no competition between the parties in each of these two constituencies. However, they can also fight in as many other constituences not earmarked by the above team without fear or favour!
All the parties, including UKIP, should distribute a joint leaflet with no party mentioned. I can hear you all laughing from my home in Finchley!!! But here is an idea for the leaflets.
Staying at home is not an option
Please read on. Note: we are not suggesting what party to vote for in this leaflet.
There are many reasons why the United Kingdon is in such a mess. One is “tribal” where people think: “My grandfather voted for x party, my father did, and what was good enough for them is good enough for me". How many, reading this leaflet, truly believe the Tory and Labour parties have the same aims as they did when your father and grandfather were alive?
The only hope for Britain is to end the two party dominance of our politics. Apart from not really seeing much difference – both are harmful for people at work, struggling to earn a living to support their families; for the elderly keeping warm in winter; for finding a school place reasonably near your home and keeping them safe from groomers; for getting medical treatment from your doctor on the day you need it and from getting seen to in A&E the same hour you are admitted.
Vote for one of the smaller parties if there is one putting up a candidate in your area. If everyone who sees this leaflet does that, they could get in and upset every official in the two main parties.
Don’t be “tribal”, if there are no small parties standing, destroy your vote by writing “I’ll never vote for ______________ in my life again” [insert the major party applicable]
Please go and vote on May xxth 202x.Before you totally throw out my ideas, remember, unless the smaller parties can work together tactically, we will still end up with the two similar tribes controlling Parliament.
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Write to your party leaders with a link to this article and ask them to consider it, providing you think it is a good idea of course!
For Britain @AMDWaters
One Nation @_HenryBolton
Democrats & Veterans Party @JohnReesEvans
A possible comeback @Nigel_Farage
On reading this article through, one thing stands out in my mind. And, that is, how important it is not to put any identification on your leaflet indicating what party people should vote for. Once you do this, it becomes a political leaflet and has to be accounted for in your party expenses for the Electoral Commission. And, should have the name and address of your party agent at the bottom.