Increasingly frustrated by the UK’s loss of sovereignty to Brussels, a new party was established on the fringes of British politics, who would fight for the next two decades for UK withdrawal from the EU.
Turn the clock forward twenty years and that party is still alive, today known as UKIP.
“Did we imagine back then what would happen today? I think not!” Party leader Nigel Farage laughs “But that’s not to say we didn’t want it, or lacked the ambition. We were simply committed to the cause and that remains the lifeblood of the party today – determination against all odds.
“We have grown into the third party in British politics thanks to the hard work and dedication of all our members and supporters and I have no doubt whatsoever that this journey, that first started on September 3rd 1993 is still only just beginning.
“So whether you have been a member for two decades, or two days, a massive thank you and happy birthday to you all!
“As Gandhi once said, first they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win."
UKIP say no to any UK military intervention in Syria
We have been in Afghanistan for longer than the first and second world wars put together and the benefits to the civilians of the country are marginally increased yet the price paid in money and blood by British troops is enormous.
There is no clear proof it was the Assad regime who used chemical weapons
We have no idea who the rebels are - a point UKIP has been making since the start and we opposed the arming of the rebels who it has been indicated have extremist Islamic elements.
The MoD is already struggling with budget cuts and troops are being made redundant, many with very few opportunities of jobs on civvy street during this economic decline.
It, quite simply, is not our business anyway. We are not world policemen.
We saw a decade ago what happens with dodgy evidence being given to Parliament and we must not repeat the mistakes of Iraq.
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