Matthew Steeples suggests a new political movement is required in Britain and it is required urgently
Britain is ready for a new political movement that emanates what has occurred with Emmanuel Macron in France. That might sound radical but it isn’t given ‘left’ and ‘right’ have again risen in the UK and whilst Theresa May’s Tories have become a deadpan disaster, Jeremy Corbyn’s radical Labour looks increasingly capable of winning. That would be a disaster and the only way of stopping it is to form a new party that actually represents the (currently) ‘silent but secretly sick of the stagnant muddle we’re currently in’ majority.
Britain needs to realise that ‘Cuddly Corbyn’s’ offer of sweets now and sweets tomorrow will not fix the problems ‘Terrible Theresa’ has created and that the Liberal Democrats are incapable of delivering real solutions due to their ever decreasing relevance. What is required is a new party and what we need is one that brings together everyone from Anna Soubry to Chuka Umunna. It will be a party that that harnesses the political nous of Blair but not his toxicity; it will bring in grandees like Ken Clarke and Paddy Ashdown and it’ll stand opposed to the hate filled mantras that the likes of UKIP have dominated British politics with for too long.
Grouping such as Open Britain seem all very well on the surface, but their ability to deliver change is clear. They achieve zilch and even Gina Miller’s Best for Britain – an organisation I lauded on its inception – seems to have garnered mixed results during last week’s General Election. Aside from failing to unseat hard Brexiteer Kate Hoey in Vauxhall, that grouping’s support for Momentum Labour Emma Dent Coad in Kensington was not something true centrists could ever have agreed with.
Sensible sorts now need to ditch their personal allegiances for the good of our nation. We need change and we need a political party that can deliver what Britain truly requires.