THANKS to a number of very generous donors, I was able to run the poster truck again in London last Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of August. If you haven’t heard about this before, here are some other recent reports: HERE and HERE. The report on the Friday Brexit Truck run is HERE, with photos.

 

IT’S VERY BIG!

The UKIP poster truck carries a big message on a 48 sheet poster, 20 feet by 10 feet, double sided so a different poster each side, that makes our enemies think we have two trucks. The sheer size of mobile posters makes an impact in any street, as does the loud music. Last weekend we were playing Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘It’s too darn hot’ which went down very well …but not with Remoaners, who are like sulking children.

 

A POSTER TRUCK IS JUST ONE COMMUNICATIONS TOOL…

Of course, a poster truck is just one way to communicate; pretty girls in purple bikinis handing out a million newspapers at stations might work better but we have to be practical and poster trucks are effective in big cities. Last Friday, with the sun out, we really hit the target. Traffic was gridlocked everywhere, we were often stationary, that gives people time to read the posters. We covered huge areas of London.

 

ONE DOWNSIDE, A POSTER TRUCK IS VULNERABLE …

Being in slow moving traffic does have a downside, it makes us a sitting duck for abuse and attack, we had a couple of tense moments but our big Hungarian driver and I fended them off. We are prepared for most things, even acid. Believe me, I’d rather be making videos. We heard many shouts from pompous remoaners, along the lines ‘why are you in London?’ as if the annoying minority somehow own our capital city. But as much as we had abuse (all politicians get abuse, not just us) we also had many wonderful moments with really friendly people coming up to the truck to say ‘well done’, ‘your posters are great’, this needs to be said’ etc.

 

BATTERING THE BBC …

We couldn’t resist another stop at the BBC in Regent Street to let rip with our new, louder PA system. A lot of people milling about came up to the truck shouting their pathetic slogans about a second referendum and a ‘People’s Vote’, we had quite a crowd. I skewered them with ‘we’ve already had the people’s vote, it was two years ago when 17.4 million people voted to leave the EU and your Blair/Geldof/Mandelson petition of a few thousand is frankly pathetic’. But I also said ‘we’d welcome a second referendum if we had an equal share of the BBC’s media resources’. The place fell silent. Isn’t that funny?!

 

OTHER FISH TO FRY …

It was fun teasing the BBC luvvies but we had other fish to fry, London is a very big place and we drove miles and miles stopping at key busy junctions, train and tube stations and key locations in the City. Later, the streets were heaving with people spilling out of pubs or heading home, our posters were seen by thousands of people. The driver and I were exhausted at the end of it all.

 

POMPOUS LIBERAL REMOANERS IN RICHMOND …

We did it all again on Saturday but there is a different demographic in London on the weekend, mostly people who live there of course, so we hit the key shopping areas and then out to Chiswick, Kingston, Hampton Court etc. Richmond was particularly interesting. This is a wealthy area where house price apartheid keeps the problems associated with mass immigration out of sight. When we circled the huge park, with lots of families picnicking under the shade of trees and watching cricket, it was as if many were suddenly woken from their smug middle class dream. A UKIP poster truck in Richmond?! What an outrage! We took some abuse, and gave it back, they don’t like it up ‘em in Richmond. But again, a lot of people saw the funny side of our amusing posters.

 

 

UKIP IS BACK! WE ARE THE PEOPLE’S PARTY …

Poster trucks are one big, physical sign that UKIP is coming out fighting but we need to do much, more across all media platforms. Sadly, UKIP MEPs seem to think that sending the occasional Tweet is a form of campaigning, it isn’t, Twitter is an echo chamber, it does NOT get to the wider public. Getting down and dirty at street level, with compelling communications matters much more. We cannot have a repeat of 380 votes and being beaten by the ‘Women’s Equality Party’ as we were in Lewisham.

 

CLEAR MESSAGES …

We urgently need to attack the nonsense emanating from the anti-Brexit groups. Their only weapon is Project Fear and phoney economics, designed to scare people. We need to hit back hard with the far more serious downsides of EU membership, including unvetted immigration as Britain’s No 1 problem. We need to get that message through to our immigrant communities, mass unvetted immigration hurts them the most in lower wages, less welfare, rubbish housing and more crime. That means a proper, undiluted, meaningful Brexit, the Brexit that 17.4 million people voted for. Uncontrolled immigration doesn’t affect people in Richmond, they live in liberal la la and couldn’t care less about people just a few miles away, slowly losing everything.

 

UKIP BOSSES – LISTEN TO YOUR CLEVER ACTIVISTS!

We need coordinated and powerful output of UKIP policies across all platforms. UKIP’s Peter Carter from Essex has been calling for a ‘policy a month’ strategy. I put a similar proposal forward some years ago but it was sidelined. Peter is 100% right: if the whole of UKIP focused one month on say immigration, then the next month on Foreign Aid, the next month on crime and so on, then UKIP people would be up to speed on the latest policy positions and broadcast what we were saying. And vitally, we would start making news instead of chasing it. If we kept ‘next month’s issue’ a secret, our enemies would start sweating at the end of each month, waiting for the next shoe to drop, wondering what we were going to hit them with. So let’s stop talking and get on with it!

 

We have more poster truck days booked soon, I won’t say where, we don’t like to tell the enemy we’re coming but if you would like details or would like to contribute to this unique PR effort, here’s my email address again: june23rd2016@gmail.com

 

 

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