11pm tonight. It’s a very special moment.

TAP – I’m sitting with an old friend reading Brexit jokes to each other.  I don’t know why but they’re very funny.  No alcohol consumed bar a single glass of wine.

It’s kind of emotional remembering the campaigns we fought – UKIP in 2000, stopping Portillo in 2003 (Blair’s secret ally in the Conservative Party), saving the British Hallmark in 2005, helping Crimeans escape the worst of Ukrainian politics during the Orange Revolution.  It’s all recounted in my book.  I’m too old to do things like that again, and life’s events have taken me over.  But tonight all these things come back to me.  Yes.  It is emotional.   Our generation fought to regain Britain’s freedom.  For a moment we can relax and enjoy what we achieved.  Of course there’s aways tomorrow and more battles to fight, but tonight I find thinking back is allowable and very pleasant.  I didn’t do the heavy lifting like Farage and others, but I played a part in this story, maybe a crucial part.

Dear Supporter, 
At eleven o’clock tonight the United Kingdom will become an independent sovereign state once again. We’re finally leaving the European Union. It’s going to be a very special moment.

The morning after the historic vote of the 17.4 million, it felt like the hard work had been done. With its dodgy forecasts and taxpayer-funded propaganda the Remain campaign had thrown the kitchen sink at us and still we prevailed, with the biggest democratic mandate in history. Job done!

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Not quite, it turned out. David Cameron’s nefarious campaigning was just the beginning. In the intervening years, the liberal elite has tried absolutely every nasty, undemocratic and loathsome trick in the book. And yet, as last month’s election showed, the more Remain blocked this and extended that, the more they sealed our righteous destiny.

Boris Johnson’s thumping majority in the final days of the last decade was like one of those massive earthquakes, so powerful it irreversibly shifts the planet’s axis. Not only was Britain’s independence set in stone on December 12th but the entire twisted liberal political consensus that began with Major at Maastricht, then peaked with Blair and was sustained limply by Cameron, was destroyed.

David Cameron was only able to keep the show on the road by promising an EU referendum, a tactic that failed spectacularly. Theresa May’s disgraceful attempt to break with Brussels in name only signalled the death knell.Brexiteers should be mightily proud of themselves for literally saving the nation.

Damian Collins abused his power as chair of the Commons digital committee to coordinate attacks against Leave.EU with different public bodies. He’s just one dastardly Remainer abusing his power within a dense network of fellow MPs, civil servants, journalists, judges and celebrities hellbent on tarnishing the referendum’s good name. This week, MPs punished Collins by rejecting him for chair of the committee.
“We love Europe, we just hate the European Union. It’s as simple as that,” saidNigel in his parting speech to the EU Parliament this week.

Love’s perhaps a little strong, but granted there’s plenty of sunshine and good wine over there. And credit to millions of Europeans rising up against the EU, inspired to seize back sovereignty on the back of our success in 2016.

But it would be wrong to mark Britain down simply as the first nation to break with Brussels. It’s true that we are in many ways defined by our resistance to Europe over centuries and the madcap ideals springing forth every now and again, the “federalist project” being just the latest. We are far more than that though. The venal political class excepted, ours is a society that cherishes and upholds the rule of law, we prize fairness and democratic accountability, and to quote a verse from the national anthem:

Scatter our enemies,
And make them fall!
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks

You might say Brexit itself helps define Britain. We reclaimed our sovereignty democratically and then took on our enemies with their “knavish tricks” and destroyed them.

We may be leaving the EU but there’s still a long way to go before the mission’s accomplished and there are still plenty of battles to fight with the Remain-leaning establishment.
However, if the last three and a half years have taught us anything it is that the establishment, still dominated by the cult of Remain, will continue to come after us and scorn the ordinary men and women who make this country thrive, which is why we’re staying in the fight.

Leave.EU has scored some huge victories since our creation in the summer of 2015. We won the digital campaign at the referendum, inspiring hundreds of thousands to vote for the first time in their lives. In the aftermath, we defied Remain’s underhand tactics and conspiracies at every turn. Our Blue Wave movement helped topple Theresa May and our deselection campaign took down a string of influential Remainer Tories culminating in Boris’s sacking of 21 more of them. We know for a fact that the Conservative Party’s pivot back to the Right owed a lot to our success in re-energizing the long-forgotten grassroots. Along the way, our social media posts were seen a staggering four billion times.

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TAP – I’m sitting with an old friend reading Brexit jokes to each other.  I don’t know why but they’re very funny.  No alcohol consumed bar a single glass of wine.

It’s kind of emotional remembering the campaigns we fought – UKIP in 2000, stopping Portillo in 2003 (Blair’s secret ally in the Conservative Party), saving the British Hallmark in 2005, helping Crimeans escape the worst of Ukrainian politics during the Orange Revolution.  It’s all recounted in my book.  I’m too old to do things like that again, and life’s events have taken me over.  But tonight all these things come back to me.  Yes.  It is emotional.   Our generation fought to regain Britain’s freedom.  For a moment we can relax and enjoy what we achieved.  Of course there’s aways tomorrow and more battles to fight, but tonight I find thinking back is allowable and very pleasant.  I didn’t do the heavy lifting like Farage and others, but I played a part in this story, maybe a crucial part.

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