Daryll Pitcher, Chairman and Group Leader UKIP Isle of Wight, shared these words with OnTheWight directly following the EU referendum result last Friday (24th June). Ed
UKIP Isle of Wight would like to thank the many Islanders who voted to leave the EU in the referendum.
23rd June will go down as Independence Day, the day we got our country back.
It has been a long journey for many UKIPers and we gathered new friends every step of the way to the stunning victory.
‘Better off out of the EU’
It is fitting that we were joined on the last leg by fellow travelers who also believe, as we believe, that Britain will be better off out of the EU.
Last week we were a proud historic nation with the fifth largest economy in the world shackled to a failing customs union. Now we are that same country, but with the shackles taken off.
Now to plan the future
The referendum victory is only the first step. Now we must plan the future of Britain.
This is a future which is now firmly in our hands. We can make Britain fairer and more prosperous, where working hard leads to advancement and where bad luck and misfortune do not lead to hardship. This is a country for everyone and we can lead the world in any sphere we choose.
An independent, democratic, freedom loving Britain
UKIP will ensure the wishes of the British people are listened to. We will watch those tasked with negotiating withdrawal to make sure they get the best deal for Britain at the negotiating table.
The campaign for an independent, democratic, freedom loving Britain goes on and UKIP will still be at the forefront.