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BXP has no manifesto, no detailed policies & no plan for #Brexit (no, "just walk away" isn't a serious plan outside of a pub!)

Why are people willing to vote for a shady outfit that isn't a party, has dodgy finances & will likely adopt #UKIP's *no work* habit?
What's more, BXP now say they want to run in the next GE, even though the leader admits #Brexit isn't the answer to any of our domestic problems — you know, all those problems Leave voters thought Brexit was going to fix.

Somehow it feels like this is all about the salary and perks for some of the BXP's candidates, and that they're not taking the business of representing our country in an international forum seriously - as indeed those who were previously part of UKIP never have.

Indeed, some appear to be backing #Brexit only because it means making a killing on the stock market, or because they know that come what may, they will be insulated from its ravages.

Then there are the silver spoon types who can afford to use an election as a way to come out of their older brother's shadow.

What would nanny say about it all?

BXP is positioned as "not quite as far right & racist as that party I quit to form one without a democratic structure that I could have more personal control over" by #Brexit march-slacker NF.

Is there a pact w/UKIP to make it look so bad, voters switch to BXP?
Never forget what "man of the people" NF really thinks of the members of his former party, whom he once referred to — in a formal, on-the-record interview with a journalist for a major newspaper — as "low-grade" people.

Pro-#Brexit MSM, #marr & other Brexiters are pushing the narrative that BXP is a brand new party set up 4wks ago. In fact it was founded in Jan2019 (so not 4wks ago) & is essentially continuity LeaveMeansLeave, set up in Jul2016 by Tice & Longworth (co-chairs) w/NF as vice-chair.
So far LeaveMeansLeave have been wrong on just abt everything. It was Tice who coined the phrase "No deal is better than a bad deal".

As anyone who's read beyond the cover of a negotiation manual will tell you, that's only true if your fallback isn't worse (not so in #Brexit).
Incidentally, when NF said on #bbcqt (9/5/2019) that he had always said "no deal is better than a bad deal", including during the #EUref campaign period, he was lying his face off.

What he actually said, repeatedly, was that it'd be the WORST CASE SCENARIO.
Back to LeaveMeansLeave: they made the same daft claims abt the ease of concluding trade deals as Tory Brexiters did.

PS: there's no other country that trades on WTO rules alone. #Brexit means downgrading our trading arrangements from best to worst in the world.
LeaveMeansLeave have also shown the same lack of sensitivity for the #NorthernIreland peace process, and in particular the Good Friday Agreement, that the Tories have. #GFA

BXP have gone further in their disrespect of NI's peace process by choosing #IRA apologist Claire Fox as their N°1 candidate in the NW region, which includes the town where 2 little boys were murdered when out shopping for mother's day cards in 1993: #Warrington
Nothing is sacred to NF + his MEP candidates, esp. not the #NHS, whose preservation was paramount for many when they voted for #Brexit.

NF wants to adopt a US-style healthcare system.

NB: 1 person goes bankrupt every 30secs in the UK due to healtchare costs.

Some of NF's candidates have views that are out of step with the British public in other areas too.

NW region MEP candidate Claire Fox's support of the IRA isn't the only thing her constituents would likely object to if they took a closer look at her beliefs. #EUelections2019
Two other BXP MEP candidates have dodgy views about children & pornography, including Alka Sehgal Cuthbert who appears to disagree with the NSPCC that an adult viewing a porn video with a child or kissing them (in a sexual way) is abuse.

James Bartholomew (BXP MEP candidate SE region) thinks women's equality has gone too far ...

(Must be killing him to see all these wives & mothers running as MEP candidates)

Lance Forman (BXP MEP candidate London region) denies there's Islamophobia in the #Tory Party.

(A case of competitive persecution? "The prejudice you suffer isn't nearly as bad as the prejudice I suffer..." )

And on the biggest issue facing mankind today? Yep. You've guessed it. Many BXP MEP candidates, like Ann Widdecombe in the SW/Gibraltar region, are sceptics. #ClimateCrisis

#EUelections2019 (for heaven's sake, vote #Greens or #LibDems in SW/Gib!!)
That's the BXP in 20 memes... Bonus. Something James Bartholomew said neatly sums #Brexit up —tho' sadly, he doesn't see it applies to Brexit.

Brexiters overpromised & didn't explain costs/trade-offs. A demagogue with no manifesto or policies isn't the solution.
The EU Parliament will shape #Brexit from the EU's perspective, not ours, and will vote to ratify (or not) any deal.

If NF really believed in #Brexit, he wouldn't participate in #EUelections2019, as it's Westminster that will decide if / when / how we #Brexit.

So why bother? £!
And finally, know this, if Brexit goes belly up (and all indications are that it will be damaging to the UK in all sorts of ways), NF will sling his hook and leave us to it. There will be no solidarity in #Brexit suffering.

Just when you think it can't get any worse and you can go on a 4-day fast from BXP memes, one of their MEP candidates pops up and says something so crass...


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