I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and all our supporters a very Happy Easter.
England is a country one of whose key foundation stones is Christianity. From the conversion in 597AD of the Kentish King Ethelbert by St Augustine and fromwhen Alfred the Great codified our laws in the 890s, our culture, architecture, law, governance, monarchy and way of life has been deeply marked by the Christian message.
So this weekend, please remember the true message of Easter, and also give a prayer for England and her people!
These are exciting times, and I believe we may be about to ride a wave of exciting opportunity that will propel us into a strong position by the end of 2014.
Firstly, it is becoming more obvious with every passing day that there exists in this country a huge groundswell of discontent and disenchantment with the political elite, and the general direction that England is going in.
It is also obvious that UKIP are at present benefiting from this huge reservoir of discontent and, to many, seem poised to become the “voice of the silent majority”.
But, next year will see a seismic shift in the political debate because of the impending Scottish referendum on Independence.
UKIP have stated in their Policy document “Restoring Britishness” that English nationalism is “increasingly resentful” and “arguably the most serious threat to Britishness”. As political debate focuses more on the issues of devolution and national identities, we can use the European Elections to give England the voice she needs as the counter-weight to Scottish nationalism. We should aim to be the spearhead of the growing English national awareness that will result from the Scottish Referendum.
It is a unique opportunity combined with an election that uses proportional representation and offers mass distribution of literature on a huge scale: a “perfect storm” for our party, and all this will happen next year!
What will UKIP offer during the independence debates next year? Not much - they have already committed themselves to opposing Scottish Independence!
Only the English Democrats will be banging the “English drum” at a time when our nation will be increasingly indignant at the misuse of English taxpayers’ money being sprayed into Scotland by Unionists as electoral bribes for the Scottish to vote against the dissolution of the “United Kingdom”.
There are already some early indications that we will be considered by the media to be the voice for England.
For example, the BBC wrote this about our response to the recent McKay Report on the “English Question” >>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21920010
And I was asked to write this for Politics.Co.UK >>> http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2013/03/26/comment-the-mckay-commission-is-not-enough-we-need-an-englis
We have long prepared for the coming year. Let’s prepare to make the most of it!
Scottish referendum + political focus on the future of the UK coupled with the growing signs of resurgent English patriotism….2014 should the year that England awakes!
Since the formation of our Party over 10 years ago, this is the moment that we have prepared for.
So please join with me and all the other English patriots who are preparing to fight for England’s future over the next year, through the tumultuous European Elections and the Scottish independence poll.
This is our “window of opportunity” to seize for our Cause a large share of that “reservoir of discontent” that UKIP is frittering away at the moment.
Exciting times for the English Democrats and for England are ahead.
I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!
Afterwards let’s get to work!