New Pro remain party urges ‘self-governance’ for London
A new remain party called the ‘Londependence party’ has registered with the Electoral Commission they are urging backers to vote for the separation of London from the rest of the UK.
The Londependence party will run a campaign of “self-governance” for the capital, saying Brexit dragged the city into a “humiliating mess”.
Party leader Geoff Hinkley said: “In the wake of the Brexit vote, Londoners need to determine their own destiny. We have paid too much for too long.”
In a video statement broadcast on the party’s website, he claimed: “Brexit was supposed to be about patriotic pride but you can’t be proud of this shambles.
Geoff, our party leader, on the Londependence position on Brexit in this video.https://t.co/B9FfJexlOj
— Londependence (@Londependence_) August 10, 2019
“England has dragged London into a humiliating mess.
Geoff Hinkley can now join the hall of fame with other remainists in their endeavour to create the land of ‘Remainia’
Londependence will soon launch a crowdfunding campaign for the London Assembly elections in May 2020. (We should have left the EU by 2020)
It will need to raise £5,000 to be in the running, the party states on its website.
Citing its three pillars as a “diverse”, “autonomous” and “liveable” London, the party pledges to fight for more affordable housing, “a clear path to citizenship for everyone who’s part of our city”, and the “right to decide how our taxes are spent.”
“Not only has London’s vote against Brexit been ignored, everything else we have been saying since has been ignored as well,” Mr Hinkley says in his video.
“The people who now support Brexit now want – intentionally – to hurt London. And they still want it even though all the analysis shows that it will hurt them.
“It will hurt them even more than it hurts us. It’s the mentality of a suicide bomber,” he adds.
“But we’ve had real suicide bombers here in London. We don’t give in to them. We stand up and we stand together.”
Passport to Pimlico
Who else would think up such a neat ploy as this tidy corner of London, populated with salt-of-the-Earth types, declaring themselves independent?
The Labour Heartlands who voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU wish ‘Londependence’ well in there endeavour for independence we also look forward to the democratic referendum we are sure they will be organising or not.
We voted as a United Kingdom
Across London, Remain received 2.2 million votes and Leave secured 1.5 million votes. But in the country as a whole, Leave received – 17.4 million – Remain didn’t.