Out Going Party Leader Letter To Members
Copy of letter sent to party members today;
1st June 2012
Dear Party Member,
It is with deep regret that I am writing to inform you that I have decided to both stand down as party leader and also resign from the party. This will happen as soon as possible.
I have been considering the partyís position for many months now and have had conversations with other senior party members about this. It is my opinion that a party which stands for English Independence is before its time. EI is not anywhere near the radar of 99.5% of the English population. For One England to drop its EI stance and to join the many other bigger parties campaigning for an English Parliament only doesnít make any sense to me. Itís just diluting other activity taking place by bigger and more established parties.
One of those parties campaigning for a DevoMax form of parliament for each home country is the National Liberal Party. The NLP is far more organised and established than One England. The NLP and One England share many policies and we are very close to each other on a multitude of policies. Although no party ever agrees on everything we as individuals believe in the NLP comes very close for me. It also has several elected councillors. I have decided that it makes more sense to join a party like the NLP, which is already established and enjoying some electoral success. Although not agreeing to English Independence as a party they come very close to it. And they would support it if a majority of English people voted for it. I believe this is many decades away, so we need to be realistic about what can be achieved.
Considering all this I am joining the NLP. So far one member of the NEC has indicated he will also be joining me at the NLP.
As for One England, the party will continue on under the leadership of Dan Fisher. Obviously I wish him and the party success going forwards; however I have no idea what direction the party will go in under a new leader.
Thank you for your support over the last 2 years and I wish you and the party every success for the future.
Outgoing Party Leader
Best of luck John.
As long as we all continue to fight on for what is right, party/organisation labels should mean little to real activists.
May I ask if you gave any consideration to joining the English Democrats. I feel that they are in a very good place in having the voice of the people's of England heard
You are joking?
Originally Posted by medrussia
A) I wouldn't go back to a party I left.
B) I wouldn't join a party like the EDs.
Cheers, but I do disagree to parties meaning little to activists. They mean a great deal to most I would say.
Originally Posted by wiglaf
I meant that labels should mean little to people who wish to co-operate, not the activists in those parties.
Originally Posted by ProudEnglander
Botto, I was dead right when I said you were a Liberal, and I was right when I said you had thrown the towel in last year.
By the way, the prone England Party lasted a lot less than the 2 years you spoke of didn't it?
The OEP have been dead in the water because you had no leadership, no plan and no strategy to bring the party into the political limelight.
It's almost as if you did it on pupose, that's how badly you performed.
Did you ever consider going back to UKIP with McCafferty? Or writing for the Smitheman blogroll, England Botch?
Will you be going on a bender over the weekend to celebrate your release from such political pressure as you have been under these past 19 months?
Last edited by Hartlepool; 01-06-2012 at 06:21 PM.
Originally Posted by wiglaf
Pathetic, vile, old man. You have a huge nerve saying I've failed. Just look in the mirror (if you can bear it) and look at what is looking back at you. I may have failed to move one party forwards, but at least I stuck my neck on the line and tried to make a difference.
Originally Posted by Hartlepool
How many parties have you failed to lead forward? FEP - EPP - EIP. 3 failures Tom.
I have never had anything to do with the EPP, however, the FEP and EIP were shut down because of Liberals gaining membership.