Where is our Winston Churchill to lead us out of this winter of discontent? Martin Daubney asks

Do you, in 2023, feel proud to be British? asks Martin Daubney
Do you, in 2023, feel proud to be British? asks Martin Daubney

Do you, today, feel truly proud of the Britain you see around you?

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Do you, in 2023, feel proud to be British? Your first instinct, like mine, might be to answer, ‘but, of course! Britain’s the best country on Earth!’

But let me put it to you in another way: Do you, today, feel truly proud of the Britain you see around you? Not the country of our forefathers – who took up arms and defeated tyrants – but of the country we have become? A place where, if you ask me, we are made to feel ashamed of our past, of our flag, of our very existence? A Britain where, increasingly, we feel like strangers in our own land.

In 2016, we voted to “take back control” of our country. Finally, Brexit gave us a voice. But they wouldn’t listen.

In 2019, after three years of Brexit deadlock and the political elite trying to cancel Brexit, I could take it no more.

I stood up, was elected as an MEP and went to Brussels, where I pressed that button to Leave the European Union.

But look around. Do you feel like we’ve "taken back control?”

We certainly cannot control our borders.

More than 45,000 migrants crossed the Channel to the UK in 2022. It now costs us, the taxpayers, almost £7 million EVERY SINGLE DAY to put them up in hotels.

In my opinion, we have become a land where cheats prosper - and where taxpayers, who play by the rules, pick up the bill. Today, our famous British tolerance is at breaking point.

Most of us just want to enjoy the simple, honourable things in life.

To work hard, pay our taxes, raise a healthy family, to drive a nice car, stay warm in the winter, to enjoy a foreign holiday in the summer, to eat, drink and be merry - all the things that make life worth living.

But as we fret about bills, if you ask me, our main political parties are addicted to the mantra of Net Zero. From my perspective, in the name of “saving the planet” these zealots want us to be colder, poorer, hungry, and grateful. But that’s not living. It’s existing.

Small wonder why so many people don’t even know who to vote for. Why would ordinary, working class voters choose Rishi Sunak,

Or Sir Keir Starmer, who in the past, led the People’s Vote movement to cancel Brexit?

As we face our darkest hours once again, where is our Winston Churchill, to lead us out of this winter of discontent? Wherever you are, your country needs you, more than ever, to help make us feel proud to be British once again. Because without our pride, we have nothing.