Why I’m back­ing the Brexit Party

Gloucestershire Echo - - LETTERS & OPINION - John Bad­ham

✒ I HAVE just spent more than three weeks in Aus­tralia, be­ing far away from the embarrassi­ng de­ba­cle which claims to be the gov­ern­ment and op­po­si­tion of this great coun­try.

It has con­vinced me that what­ever one’s view of the Brexit ques­tion, we seem to have be­come as a coun­try the de­spair of our friends and the laugh­ing stock of our ri­vals.

De­spite the ref­er­en­dum re­sult and the sub­se­quent Gen­eral Elec­tion the ma­jor­ity of the po­lit­i­cal es­tab­lish­ment has de­cided to break its nu­mer­ous prom­ises and ig­nore a clear demo­cratic man­date, de­spite end­less contrary as­sur­ances.

Most of my adult life I have been a Conservati­ve voter and for the last 10 years a mem­ber of the party.

I can­not any longer ac­cept the con­tempt dis­played and the in­com­pe­tence shown in a conservati­ve gov­ern­ment that seems de­ter­mined to un­der­mine and sub­vert the contract they have with most of their vot­ers, not to men­tion the rest of the Bri­tish peo­ple.

I am de­ter­mined to re­flect this ex­as­per­a­tion in my vote, espe­cially in the un­nec­es­sary Euro­pean elec­tion in May.

For this rea­son I have de­cided to be­come a sup­porter of the Brexit Party. We have got to show this gov­ern­ment and in­ci­den­tally our equally men­da­cious op­po­si­tion that these peo­ple no longer speak for us. I urge oth­ers of sim­i­lar mind to do like­wise.

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