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Kurten, Fox and Tice unite!


AFTER my interview in February with David Kurten, I’d fully intended to join his Heritage Party and help him to sell its excellent policies online. Many of us on this site and across the country have seen the damage this government has inflicted on its people for the last 17 months and been more than disappointed (though not surprised) at the Opposition, who could win awards for being the standing-around, saying-nothing and being-useless party.

The Coronavirus Act 2020 gave this government carte blanche to do what it likes, and the country has been in enslavement since. Despite being let off our leads for the ‘great reopening’ a week ago, it won’t be too long until our ‘owners’ are calling us back to reattach our leashes and pull us back to our home where we’ll have to be good little pups so we can get our reward. Maybe that reward will be the promise of being able to enjoy Christmas, but it will no doubt come with a caveat – make sure you’ve had your jabs, continue to follow the rules that your elected leaders ignore, and they’ll give you the crumbs from their oversized table.

It is more than obvious to many of us that we need a new party, one that believes in the true conservative values of this country – conservation of our heritage and history, of liberty and meritocracy, of the free market and small state – and one which will not treat its citizens like children. I’ve come to the conclusion that the Heritage Party is not it, but here’s the crux: neither is Reclaim or Reform.

What pointed me towards this were the results of the London Mayoral election and the Hartlepool and Batley & Spen by-elections. Reclaim and the Heritage Party stood their leaders in London, Laurence Fox achieving 47,634 votes and David Kurten 11,025. Both campaigned vociferously in the capital, both of them talking to people on the countless Freedom Marches, but despite this were soundly beaten with even the Greens and Independents (and in THP’s case, Count Binface) higher in the results. Fox and his Reclaim Party also had the votes of the Reform Party, Richard Tice stepping back to give Fox a clear run, but it made no difference. It turned into a straight fight between the incumbent, a man who has turned London into a war zone, and the party formerly known as conservative. Whoever won, it would be bad for London.

In Hartlepool, Reform and THP stood and despite the candidates coming a commendable fifth and fourth respectively, their 368 and 468 vote counts were nothing to be happy about. Once again, the seat was mainly contested by the party wrecking the country and the party happy to watch the destruction and say nothing.

In Batley & Spen, only the Heritage Party stood and its candidate achieved a lowly 33 votes.

It is obvious that THP, Reclaim and Reform cannot go it alone. David Kurten, Laurence Fox and Richard Tice must put their pride to one side and come together. Maybe talk to other leaders of smaller parties and pool their policies into one movement, capable of electoral success. If you look across all three parties, they have much in common and could quite easily achieve this but it comes down to the men leading these parties. Are they happy to continue to watch the destruction of this country and its people? Are their political vehicles more important to them in the greater scheme of things or will they sit with each other and talk about bringing all their wonderful ideas together for the good of the country? An election where the people dissatisfied with the status quo have just one candidate, one party, to vote for rather than a vote split across many, would be able to do great things.

I admire what Laurence Fox and Richard Tice have done with their parties and I have been following David’s progress for a few years now but the time has come for egos to be put to one side. The country needs an alternative third force and as long as there are a multitude of small parties vying with each other, the predictability of every election we’ve seen in our lifetimes, where one useless party battles with another, will continue. We can’t see our great country go to rack and ruin.

Please, for all our futures, I beg David, Laurence, Richard and whoever else is interested in a return to common sense, to come together and put the country first.

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Michael Fahey
Michael Fahey
Michael Fahey is a social conservative and mental health carer.

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