I hope the Reclaim Party is Centrist so that it can attract people from across the political spectrum, and rejects the hardline dogma that occurs with the extremes of left and right. I would like to see reclaiming the word 'British' and the Union Flag from the extremists.
Nigel Farage has been defeated in something like seven General Elections - so a move to the right is unlikely to be popular. They do want common sense, and a sense of national identity that is not defined by race/religion/etc.
Unfortunate perhaps that the first reply and show of interest to Fox's tweet announcing his political ambitions is from someone called Mos(e)ley...
What are the benefits of being a political party over being a private individual? I ask because Farage's successes came from pressure being applied from outside of the consensus and had very little to do with him winning seats in Parliament. Much like Laurence Fox has done so far, though admittedly to a much lesser degree.
Apparently, he was very charismatic and did an amount of TV work (military history programs) once he'd finished his tenure as Black Rod from 1949 to 1963.ISTR the he (Horrocks) and some of his old staff were in that lecture hall, as Fox gave the Horrock's Brief for the cameras (I think you can momentarily spot him during the scene, around the front row of the audience). The consensus from the staff was that Fox absolutely nailed it and the performance was uncanny. Horrocks must have been some leader.
Astute observation and as ever with these things, everything depends on who you have alongside you. Farage's problem was always he couldn't work with people that had the same ego and he was always trying to stop far right entryists, as that just gave the media an easy attack line with one of its panorama exposures of the fringes been a bit dodgy (but no similar checking of mainstream party fringe views).Looks like they will be the new Lib Dem’s then - a party of protest that never achieves anything.
I quite like Fox but let’s see who he surrounds himself with as that‘s the measure of the man.