21 Feb 18 – I’m resigning from Ukip and British politics too

After many months of consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I no longer want to be involved with UKIP or indeed with British politics anymore.

UKIP since the referendum has been in a state of disarray. UKIP is now into yet another leadership contest its 4th leadership contest in 18th months. The party is in a complete and utter mess and I can’t see it recovering. The party has had three terrible leaders since Nigel Farage stood down. The party has had no leadership, direction, strategy or narrative for its existence since the referendum.

I have tried on numerous occasions to set out what the party had to do to modernise and change. UKIP could have been an effective opposition by broadening the message beyond Europe and immigration and by changing the tone of the party. Banging on about burkas at the last general election was stupid and talking more about Islam will destroy the party. Sadly this central issue of the party’s political strategy has been ignored for far too long and I’m afraid UKIP has simply run out of political capital, credibility and time. I announce today that I am resigning from UKIP.

I am also announcing today that I am resigning from British politics too. I’m afraid the sad truth is UKIP has self-destructed since the referendum it will not listen, change or modernise therefore it will die. And given the current state of the two old dead parties, May’s Blairite Tories and Corbyn’s hardcore socialists I like millions of other British voters are effectively politically homeless.

In closing, I am very disappointed and disillusioned with the state that British politics is in. It could have been so much different but alas we are where we are. We don’t live in a true democracy we live in an unfair controlled democracy where only two parties can win. Our political system doesn’t allow change. Our bias first past the post system makes sure only labour or the Tories can win. We live in a two party dictatorship and I for one have come to the conclusion that things in this country will never ever change. I no longer can justify wasting my time, effort or money on the lost causes that are UKIP and British politics.

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