A New Political Movement – The Patriotic Alliance

The Patriotic Alliance“The alliance aims to not only burst the Westminster bubble, but drain the swamp too. We have an ambitious plan to assist independent candidates to win seats in Parliament from the most corrupt and negligent MPs.

By Arron Banks, Leave.EU Chairman

Last week, I was privileged to join Nigel Farage on stage to receive the prize for Best International Campaign at American politics’ equivalent to the Oscars, the Pollies. Nine months after the EU referendum result the prestigious award – David Cameron and Lynton Crosby won it for the General Election in 2015 – acted as a timely reminder of Leave.EU’s tremendous success during the run up to that historic event.

I am very proud of the professionalism and expertise my team has demonstrated over the past 18 months. We are now primed for the next challenge. As you’re no doubt aware, I was eager to lend UKIP my support for a new era outside of the EU.

I felt the Party was well-placed to deliver necessary change, to push for greater political representation, for more direct democracy, and to cut out swathes of unnecessary government administration currently inflating our already huge budget deficit.

Naturally, I am disappointed by the fracas that ensued and the Party’s decision to not accept my offer, after having worked so hard with Nigel to win our country back. Needless to say, he and I remain great friends!

I count my blessings that we are leaving the European Union every day, but the country still faces serious problems that successive governments have not only failed to address, but aggravated: mass immigration, housing, income inequality and security to name but a few.

These challenges will continue to be unsolved until a united force in British politics emerges equipped with a vision of how our country should be run. UKIP may yet become that force, and I wish them well. But I am in no mood to wait, which is why we have decided to launch a new movement, The Patriotic Alliance.

The alliance aims to not only burst the Westminster bubble, but drain the swamp too. We have an ambitious plan to assist independent candidates to win seats in Parliament from the most corrupt and negligent MPs.

We are also drawing up a collection of policy ideas to address the problems our society faces, starting with an immigration policy that fulfils its function of reducing the number of people entering our country through an Australian-style points system ensuring only the right migrants are permitted to live here. We also propose a strict cap of 50,000 new entrants per year.

Other ideas, on prisons – serving at her majesty’s pleasure should be anything but – education, the NHS and infrastructure will, I believe, be very popular with an electorate tired of being dictated too. These concepts do not constitute a manifesto however, not yet.

The alliance’s website, set for launch in May, will offer voters a unique opportunity to shape policies. It will be the first experiment of its kind in direct democracy. We look forward to learning which proposals prove to be popular, which are not and of course the great alternatives or amendments the public has to share.

The Patriotic Alliance is a cross-party movement. Reducing national debt and reversing social decline are the two founding principles, that is it. My experience of campaigning with Nigel has taught me these are major concerns for the wider public. To say the least, I am excited about this mission, and I very much hope you will join us in obliging Westminster to finally listen.

Kind regards,
Arron Banks, Leave.EU Chairman 

5 thoughts on “A New Political Movement – The Patriotic Alliance

    • Update: Correction the website is thepatrioticalliance.co.uk not patrioticalliance.co.uk

      1. Patriotic Alliance website http://www.thepatrioticalliance.co.uk/

      2. The site is under construction with a pre-register form available.

      3. I have suggested to the Leave.eu boys and girls they put what they have got up for now to maintain readers enthusiasm and interest. Who knows they might even do it :-)

      Good luck
      ED

  1. What is happening about the Patriotic Alliance, I’ve heard nothing since March and the website is exactly the same, just a pre register interest. Has it died already?

    • Hi Grahame,

      GOOD QUESTION – and one I have been asking myself. Your enquiry prompted me to write to Leave.EU at their press@leave.eu email address and the result is not encouraging.

      My reply to your enquiry comes in three parts:


      Part 1 – email to press@leave.eu

      Dear sir/Madam,

      Some time ago Leave.EU announced the formation of the Patriotic Alliance asking people to sign up at its web site http://www.thepatrioticalliance.co.uk with the following text:

      Pre-register with the Patriotic Alliance today.

      The Patriotic Alliance is a grassroots movement built on the success of the EU referendum. By holding the political establishment to account and introducing fresh ideas to the national policy debate, the Alliance aims to capitalise on the huge promise delivered by Brexit. Join us to make Britain fairer, more democratic and more prosperous.

      I signed up and also this chap Grahame. He wrote to ukipessex.org, which promoted the Patriotic Alliance, to find out what has become of it:

      What is happening about the Patriotic Alliance? I’ve heard nothing since March and the website is exactly the same, just a pre register interest. Has it died already? – Grahame

      Could I have an update please?

      Editor
      UKIPESSEX.ORG

      Part 2 – The response from press@leave.eu

      This email account is no longer monitored, please forward any media
      enquiries to Andy Wigmore – andyw@leave.eu


      Leave.EU Press team

      0203 773 1710

      If you wish to be removed from our mailing list, please let us know.

      Part 3 – I have emailed Andy Wigmore – andyw@leave.eu

      and am now awaiting a response.

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