This is just too too awful:
The Electoral Commission has been emailed and asked to remove the British People’s Alliance from the register.
In future, we will be endorsing but not fielding candidates, based on five policy priorities in each of the pro-life, pro-family, pro-worker, anti-war, economically social democratic, morally and socially conservative, and British and Commonwealth patriotic areas, as agreed with an independent representative in each of those areas.
Our Strasbourg campaign certainly goes on (though, of course, not using the name), not least here in the North East.
We will continue to communicate, by email only – email@example.com
A quick glance at the BPA Website confirms the sad tidings.
At times like that a man can do little more than wail – WHY??? – into the void. Is this the end of a vision that inspired so many? David L is putting a brave face on it:
Quite the reverse, in fact, as will soon become apparent.
We can and will have far more influence doing things the way that we will now be doing them.
We have changed tactics, that’s all. We haven’t gone away. And we won’t be going away. Again, quite the reverse, in fact, as will soon become apparent.
Read the comments to see two ex Ministers (unnamed) and the political editor of a national newspaper (also incognito) debate the future of what was – until this week – the British people’s only pro-life, pro-family, pro-worker, anti-war, economically social democratic, morally and socially conservative British and Commonwealth patriotic, One Nation (with an equal emphasis on the One and on the Nation), conservationist (but not environmentalist), far too conservative to be capitalist, far too left-wing to be liberal, one-man political party.
The dream is over.