Friday, 27 March 2009

Our Campaign, our Cause and our Time!

This is a critical year for the UK Independence Party and we need Young Independence and the rest of the party to be at the top of its game if we are going to succeed. The ‘old’ parties are talking the same language and we have a fantastic opportunity to ‘strike a chord‘ with the British public and break the political mould once again. In 2004 we had 12 MEPs elected and beat the Lib Dems into fourth place. We did it in 2004 and we can do it in 2009!

Please don’t be fooled into thinking it is going to be easy, because it is not. We will need armies of leafleters out there, on doorsteps and spreading the word: we will require letter writers, public speakers and bags of enthusiasm, which I know many of you have in abundance. We now need to transfer your enthusiasm for the cause on to others and I believe this will happen in the coming months.

At the moment Europe is not a topic, which interests many people, but in the run-up to the European Election this will all change. Europe and the nature of the European Union will be out there; it will be a ‘hot topic’ that will be discussed on the University campuses and in the workplace and Young Independence will have to play a vital role if we are capitalise on this growing interest. So, if you are at University, spread our message across your campus; or if you are at work, tell your colleagues about what UKIP has to offer. I think you will find that the vast majority of people agree with what we say; we just have to say it!

You will also be helped by the fact that the UK Independence Party’s media profile will increase as we near the European Election. Nigel Farage and other MEP candidates will regularly be on television and in the newspapers. The media will want to know both what we stand for and how we intend to implement our policies. UKIP will be very much in the ‘public eye’ and hopefully on the ‘tip of everyone’s tongue’, just as it was in 2004.

I can also promise you that this year’s campaign will be the most professional that UKIP has ever run. There is a new Central Campaign Office in Westminster and there will be a real emphasis on ‘new media,’ which I have to admit, goes way over my
head! The team is in place, the candidates are selected and we are ‘up for it’ and ready to go.

We have a great opportunity this year my friends and we cannot allow it to ‘slip through our fingers.’ We have the right message, the right team and the right goal. What we now need is your enthusiasm and commitment because this is our campaign, this is our cause and this is our time. Get out there and let’s make 2009 the year when the political landscape changed forever. Get involved/join UKIP NOW

Party Chairman