Nationalists across Europe are learning that the ideological gap is smaller and easier to bridge than the globalist gap, as the British follow the Italian lead:
As a left-wing campaigner for 35 years, I’ve been arrested on picket lines, led anti-imperialist demonstrations and spoken at anti-deportation protests outside police stations. I’ve made speeches at street rallies, in prisons and universities and at pubs.
Yet yesterday, in an unexpected twist of events, I found myself sitting next to Nigel Farage, announcing my intention to stand as a candidate for his Brexit Party in the European elections on May 23….
Be in no doubt, this is a watershed moment for democracy. It’s been almost three years since 17.4 million people voted to Leave the EU – the largest popular mandate in British political history. But today, thanks to an ineffective Government and a cabal of staunchly Remain-supporting MPs, we remain shackled to Brussels. It is almost as if a referendum was never held.
Now, with countless MPs and members of the unelected House of Lords lining up to try to overturn the decision of the British people, democratic principles matter more than old party allegiances.
That hero of the Labour movement, Tony Benn, whose criticisms of the Brussels machine would make Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington Set shriek with disgust, once said ‘democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world’.
How right he was. Without democracy, we are voiceless subjects. But with it, we are citizens armed with the power to change our destinies.
With every political party on the brink of bottling Brexit, now is the time to decide whether we want to be subjects or citizens; whether we want to defy the millions of British voters who opted for Brexit or show solidarity with the ordinary people who look on aghast at the cavalier way in which their voices are being expunged.
I’ll be damned if the Establishment should get away with this act of vote-vandalism.
The Brexit Party can win, not only in the European elections, but in the next national elections. This is a strategic replay of the left-right nationalist alliance between La Lega and Movimento Cinque Stelle that took power in Italy.
The American nationalist Right should follow a similar strategy.