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Why British “Liberals” Are Joining a Right-Wing Populist Party

The same populist fervor that landed President Donald Trump in the White House is in full force in the United Kingdom, evidenced by a right-wing party’s relatively rapid growth over the past week.

The United Kingdom Independence Party, shorthanded as UKIP, saw its ranks swell after several popular social media figures announced they would be joining as a protest against the British government’s Orwellian approach to free speech and open borders. The best part? Many of these figures are self-described “classical liberals” — a label that has made it difficult for British media to connect to the so-called “alt-right”. Naturally, that hasn’t stopped publications like the Guardian and the BBC from slandering them anyway.

Several of these social media icons also enjoy support in the United States, including conservative provacatuer Milo Yiannopolous and InfoWars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson. They were also joined by YouTuber Carl Benjamin (better known as Sargon of Akkad) and self-described “professional shitposter” Markus Meecham, who goes by the moniker Count Dankula.

The movement, dubbed “War Plan Purple” by Benjamin, is an attempt to convince young British citizens to join the only political party that supports free speech. While the so-called Conservative Party still enjoys a majority in Parliament, Benjamin, Watson, and others have pointed to the party’s lackluster support for free speech, evidenced by their inaction on the imprisonment of English journalist Tommy Robinson — who was locked up for “hate speech” in his attempt to out a Muslim “grooming gang”.

Learn more about this populist uprising in the video below, where Watson explains exactly why he and his fellow “classical liberals” are now card-carrying UKIP members.

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