Sunday 25 April 2021
Forget The Northern Independence Party
I do not know whether or not it was printed, but this letter of mine was sent on Wednesday to the Hartlepool Mail:
The votes of the North of England were decisive for Leave in 2016. They were decisive for a hung Parliament in 2017, when the pro-Brexit and anti-austerity Labour Party would have won if its own staff had not sabotaged its efforts.
And they were decisive for the Conservatives in 2019 after Keir Starmer had bounced Labour into abandoning its commitment to Brexit, while Boris Johnson had at least officially made the Conservatives a party of large-scale public investment.
Forget the Northern Independence Party. We who cast the decisive votes are not here to break away. We are here to take over.
We are here to strengthen the families and communities of our whole country by delivering economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends, including national and parliamentary sovereignty.