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GUY FAWKES CLUBS: UKIP Founder Is Fed Up With Parliament

Alan Sked, the founder of the Anti-Federalist League, the organisation that became the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), has had enough of the Brexit parliamentary deadlock.

In a tweet, the Emeritus Professor suggested that people should form “Guy Fawkes clubs” in order to “show parliament our contempt for it.

I think it’s time to establish Guy Fawkes clubs around the country to show Parliament our contempt for it.

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— Alan Sked (@profsked) September 6, 2019

Sked referenced Guido Fawkes, who plotted to blow up Westminster Palace during the state opening of Parliament, while King James I and his chief ministers met within. Fawkes intended the act to be a reprisal for the oppression of Roman Catholics.

Fawkes became a pop culture icon through the 1980’s graphic novel series V for Vendetta by Northamptonshire writer Alan Moore. The graphic novel received a 2006 film adaptation directed by James McTeigue starring Hugo Weaving as protagonist V.

V is a vigilante fighting against an oppressive establishment who models himself on the figure of Guy Fawkes.

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It is unclear what exactly Professor Sked has in mind, but if Brexit is not achieved by October 31, then this year’s November 5 could provide a symbolic opportunity for Brexiteers to demonstrate their displeasure with Parliament.

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