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The Brexit Party machine in action


THE Brexit Party, officially launched only seven weeks ago, has been holding well-organised rallies attended by thousands of enthusiastic supporters. Here’s the one they had on Saturday as they campaigned for the Peterborough by-election.

Can anyone remember such an impressive by-election rally before? Compare and contrast it with the hilarious picture of Mrs May and her EU election candidates who were introduced to a near-empty hall in Bristol. The resigned expressions said it all.

So we were interested to receive a report from a TCW reader who volunteered his help at Peterborough on Saturday.

colkitto03’ wrote: ‘I was very impressed by the BXP planning organisation, attention to detail, and strategy. I reckon 400-500 turned up. We met up at the start of the morning for instructions and a talk from organisers. There were people from all over England there.

‘They efficiently split us into two groups: those who wanted to deliver leaflets, and those who wanted to canvass. Detailed maps, with streets highlighted, were given out with postcodes on how to get there. Volunteers were split into groups of four. Those without cars were teamed up with those that had. Plenty of collateral to display and hand out. Considering the numbers I thought it was done very well.

‘The target areas (down to streets) were predominantly historically Tory voting areas in the north of the constituency this was seen as the best way to pick up votes in a short time.

‘The city centre was dominated by Brexit supporters all day. Reaction from shoppers etc was really positive.

‘I went through 12 weeks of campaigning for Vote Leave which was all a bit haphazard, unorganised etc, boosted by sheer enthusiasm.

‘Yesterday really felt like it was being run by a serious, professional and purposeful, political party.’

The Tories, who reportedly are down to needing handouts from their own officials, will look on with envy.

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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