REVOLUTION, or at least radical change, was what Labour traditionally stood for but it is now reactionary and stuck in the stagnating politics of the 1970s.

When they should be embracing the opportunities that leaving the European Union presents, they are mired in confusion and want to remain in their comfort zone.

Labour want to deliver an extensive programme of renationalisation, but they know that the EU will not permit it to happen.

Labour are in their “safe space” as an opposition Party only caring about opposing and feeling warm and fuzzy while immersed in the virtue they like to signal.

The European Elections result was a landslide victory for the Brexit Party, both here locally and right across the whole of Great Britain.

They are the only party to have representation across the whole of GB.

Our political class has been slow to respond and too much of that response is to reject the democratic will of the people.

This rejection can be seen in many ways, from calls for a “confirmatory” second referendum, to proposals which would draw out the process for years in the hope that Brexit can be ditched.

The worst example of this is the idea of a “citizen’s assembly”.

Taking years to assemble a group of people to be manipulated by the establishment to deliver a predetermined decision sounds too much like the current House of Commons.

A “citizen’s assembly” would be as great a contribution to our democratic life as a milkshake.

It’s a distraction that serves the interests of politicians or activists who cannot win an argument in open debate and so have to resort to other tactics to get their way.

Throwing eggs has long been a way that some people send a message to the powerful but it is clear that the people throwing milkshakes have no interest in a healthy democracy but prefer their fifteen minutes of fame on social media.

While Labour are trying to avoid being pinned down on whether they support leaving the EU, the Prime Minister has finally concluded that she has failed to deliver.

She announced her resignation and the Conservative Party is now racing to find a replacement.

When David Cameron ditched his responsibility to respect our democracy, Theresa May stood forward to deliver Brexit.

Even though we could have decisively left on March 29 all is not lost as we have another opportunity to leave on October 31.

This is the biggest single responsibility of the new Prime Minister but not the only one.

I want to see a strong domestic agenda and a rebalancing of the United Kingdom’s prosperity.

The Northern Powerhouse agenda is one that I fully back and must create a fairer balance between town and city, as well as between north and south.

I am no revolutionary but I do take the 2016 referendum decision and the EU election as an instruction to be radical.

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