The Brexit Party is planning a host of street stalls, leaflet drops of their paper 'The Brexiteer' and in September, a series of conference tours around the country. Should we, as committed Brexiteers, be getting behind the Brexit Party and helping to spread the word by joining local groups?
The Brexit Party are gearing up for a General Election. We might argue the merits (or otherwise) of having Brexit Party candidates contest seats where a Pro-Brexit MP already sits, but I think the general aim of helping the general public realise that they do have an alternative, and seeking to inform people in the street who may not use social media, is the right thing to do.
There is SO much disinformation and #projectfear fake news out there, that I think anything we can do to raise awareness of the importance of voting in a GE, especially if Johnson does betray Brexit by resurrecting May's deal, is a good thing.
I think that anything to keep the issue afloat is a good idea.
My thoughts on vote splitting have been shared elsewhere so I won't dwell on that but maybe showing the strength of feeling will keep up the pressure on Boris Johnson and also let people who may keep their thoughts to themselves that they are not a minority.
As people have probably noticed, the Brexit Party polling yoyos with BoJos mojo (sorry, couldn't help that!). If Boris talks up Brexit, the Brexit Party polling goes down but when he shows signs of weakness, it goes up.
The best feasible outcome would be an electoral understanding between the Tories and the Brexit Party and keeping the Brexit Party relevant ought to make this more obvious. However, I still have the idea in the back of my head that Boris Johnson has been playing to lose all along and the last couple of days fumbling to rewrap Theresa May's Brino have done little to allay my fears.
In the constituency where I live, the SNP has a majority over the Tories of 21 (pro-EU Ian Duncan - Baron Duncan of Springbank) and as ripe as that might sound for the Tories, a Brexit candidate could well carve up any swinging votes but clearly, the pro-Brexit vote has not been quantified as all the candidates in the last election were anti-Brexit and the constituency voted 60/40 to remain so the Brexit Party could provide a shock vent.
In any case, I won't be buying any fireworks until my local Tesco closes on the evening of 31st October.