Brexit

POPULIST RISING: Bannon Advances As Majority of Brits Reject May’s Soft-Brexit Plan

THERESA May’s Brexit plan is so weak that Brits overwhelmingly reject her Chequers plan.

Prime Minister May is facing a ‘political crisis’ according to The Sunday Times, and a new poll reveals voters are opposed to her Brexit plan and are already turning to Ukip.

The Sunday Times poll ran by YouGov poll found that the public believes Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, is better placed to negotiate with Brussels and lead the Conservatives into the next election.

The poll also revealed that voters feel alienated from the two-party system with 38% revealing they would rather vote for a new party on the right that was committed to Brexit, while 24% are prepared to support an explicitly far-right anti-immigrant, anti-Islam party.

Tory donors and allies of Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader, are now plotting to raise £10m to set up a new hard-Brexit party — a move that could make it impossible for the Tories to win the next election.

A source close to Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon told The Sunday Times he aimed to raise £1m from British and US sources to create a right-wing “mass movement” to rival Momentum on the left.

The ‘Movement’ as it will be known is Steve Bannon’s plan to build a pan-European movement of patriots.

It appears Mr Bannon is well advanced with his plans. Politicalite revealed the plan on Sunday and Yesterday’s Daily Express ran a piece about the coming together of Eurosceptic parties across the EU.

It quotes emails from Raheem Kassam who said: “The Movement will be our clearinghouse for the populist, nationalist movement in Europe. We’re focusing attention on assisting individuals or groups concerned with the matters of sovereignty, border control, jobs, amongst other things.

“We decided to headquarter out of Brussels because it is the heart of the European Union – the most pernicious force against nation-state democracy in the West today.

“The organisation is already a structured foundation with a significant annual budget and we have started to staff up.”

So, it looks like The Movement is powering ahead. The real question is how it will relate to existing parties like UKIP.

Will it work alongside them or compete with them to occupy a similar space. Next years European Elections are often talked about in the same breath as this new movement, does this mean The Movement will contest them under its own banner? So, some questions still to be answered but at least the project is moving forward which can only benefit us all.

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