Let’s Bully The Big Boys!
From experience, it’s difficult for a new party to break into politics. On a local scale it’s possible to get a councillor elected here and there, but on the national stage, nigh on impossible. The resources required to appeal to a nation of 50 million people would run into millions. For a start, the national media wouldn’t be interested. Then there is the money needed to stand in parliamentary elections. At £500 a seat, it’s a tall order.
Publicity materials cost a lot, and then there’s the problems of setting up a national network of activists. Yes, the internet is a major tool, but at the end of the day it can be little reward for a lot of input.
So what’s the solution?
If I could answer that, I’d be sitting comfortably in No.10 right now.
There are however, a number of ways in which the people of England can raise the issues we face at the highest level. The two big issues English nationalists are agreed upon are the inequalities of the Barnett Formula and the West Lothian Question. These should be the starting point of any future campaign.
English nationalists number in the thousands. English patriots even more. It should be the task of every nationalist and patriotic group to agree on and to work on these two areas, united in this cause.
There should be a continual lobbying of the incoming government to address these issues, and soon. Lobby groups can be effective if co-ordinated and have specific aims. An acknowledgement of the excellent work done by the Campaign for an English Parliament must be given here . You may have noticed how the politicians have tried to woo the Muslim vote, the black vote, and the gay vote in this election. Let’s make them woo us English.
The problem of trying to do our own thing via our own political parties has been mentioned above. Even well-known parties such as UKIP and the BNP have, up to this election, failed to make any impact in Westminster. Neither party are going to form the next government and so we are to be ruled by one or a coalition of the big three.
The solution as I see it is to unite under a common purpose. The immediate objectives should be, as I said, the Barnett Formula and the West Lothian Question. The big three should be told that we will only vote for a party that addresses these issues.
Breaking the LibLabCon in elections seems to be a near impossible task, and so we have to look at other strategies. I know of one minor political party that has spent tens of thousands of pounds trying to break into the mainstream but their results in elections have been disappointing. Perhaps the money may have been better spent in another way.
The next general election is likely to produce a hung parliament with the Tories as the largest party. They have said they will revamp the Barnett Formula and look at a system of English Votes for English Laws. Their plans are not ideal, but it’s a recognition that the current position of the Labour government has caused unrest among the people of England. After Thursday, we may have a starting point, a springboard from which to launch a serious campaign to ensure full and equal rights for the people of England while we remain in this dis-united kingdom.