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Readers’ comments: Will we like Nigel’s answers, Laura?


In response to Laura Perrins: My questions for the Brexit Party,

John wrote:

Leave the EU
Cancel the BBC licence fee
Scrap the foreign aid budget and divert the funding to reverse the cuts to the welfare budget
Abolish House of Lords
Scrap funding for the charity sector
Reform the public sector with an emphasis on efficiency and value for money
Scrap HS2

That would probably win them an election.

Andy wrote:

I want to see improvements to the defence budget which has been stripped to the bone. And that needs to pivot towards defending the UK and our trade and not the damn Europeans.

Patrick Selden wrote:

These are very good questions, Laura, and they need to be asked. However, I suspect those of us who are socially conservative won’t like many of the answers – Nigel Farage is in favour of the legalisation of marijuana, for example – and that any hope of us finding a long-term home in the Brexit Party will be dashed.

The BP isn’t going to change politics for good; indeed, given the success of the progressive Left’s fifty-year ‘long march through the institutions’, no contemporary political party is or can (I would argue the best course of action for traditionalists to take at the moment is some form of the Benedict Option – circle the wagons until the storm has passed – but that’s a debate for another day). However, it does look like it’s going to be a serious challenge to the establishment’s attempt to overthrow the EU-referendum result, so we should support it in the short term, regardless of our reservations.

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