Well the European elections are over. Whilst we didn’t garner the votes (6,763) in the London Region that we would have liked/expected, we were ‘winners’ because we have brought the cause of self-determination to (some of) the public’s attention. One million leaflets were distributed to Londoners, most of whom will not have been self-determinists, and will have been exposed to the plight of oppressed peoples for the first time. We must continue to profile these causes which after all was the reason we stood in the elections in the first place.
Unfortunately, the media largely ignored us but that should never stop us doing the right thing. Whilst elections are popularity contests, our cause(s) are too important to worry about being ‘popular’ or not. As an aside however a number of our members and supporters were elected to local council standing under the banner of allied independent groups.
We would personally like to thank all our candidates for standing up to be counted and our small band of activists that worked very hard on our campaign. You can be assured that we have lots of exciting plans in the pipeline. Watch this space!