Every day, people of all persuasions tell me “Brexit is done – we can do no more”. More than many, I understand just how wearing nearly seven years of gaslighting, shapeshifting and obfuscation is on the soul. But, in spite of it all, we can and we must:
* Reform politics towards representative democracy.
* Break the parliamentary paralysis that broke Britainand enabled Brexit.
* Take back control (sic) of populist media by making our case for a Better Britain in a Better Europe for a Better World.
* Create mind-shifts one by one by Brexorcism or one to many via mainstream media to move popular opinion about Britain’s role in the world.
We recently helped change Tunbridge Wells in Kent to “no overall control” by the Conservatives and contributed to the elimination of Tory control in several other areas of Kent, handing power to Independent candidates and the Greens. We did this with a leaflet and 12 committed people. Imagine what would have happened if we had more?
Reboot Britain is a pan-political advocacy and lobbying network. We aim to restore humanity, humility, democracy and truth in politics to Britain. Forty years of lying, gaslighting, shapeshifting and obfuscation gave us Brexit. Lets’s put the populist genie back in the bottle, by bettering (not copying) the populists at their own wicked games.
Brexit has consumed Britain : Three elections, Three Prime Ministers and Three failed attempts to Brexit. It has left us weak and vulnerable in our response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, COVID and contributed to 170 000 unnecessary deaths under Boris Johnson’s junta. Brexit consumes all its children.
Furthermore, a political backbone has been absent in Britain for nearly seven years and probably longer. The diverse and disparate Remain movements have sometimes gold-plated the strategy that lost them the referendum, albeit with the best of intentions. Various attempts to build cohesion and collaboration into our movement have failed, rather like some of the biggest silo-based monolith organisations.
Yet we cannot allow the greatest disaster next to climate change to threaten the next generation’s futures to continue. Our continued resistance is both moral, a fight worth having and certainly not a waste of time, given how much people have sacrificed over the last seven years. Would you like to be able to say that you contributed to the re-establishment of an honest Government? I would. In fact, I would be happy to have it written on my tombstone.
As I write, Brexit is not working and it this beginning to become painfully obvious. Watch our video:
THE WHY : OUR AIMS
We wish to build a professional movement with one aim : To end Brexit by all reasonable means. Embracing Reverse, Rejoin, Reform, Reframe and Renew under the umbrella Reboot Britain.
We are popular but not populist, reaching across the binary two-party system. We will restore honesty to politics. Imagine how much better life could be if you could trust politicians?
We are non-politically aligned but will campaign in local and national elections to leaven the two-party system to fundamentally encourage better politics, better politicians and an effective opposition.
We work to break the deadlock of “dead cat” politics.
We collaborate with national European movements but more edgy to reach our target communities in ways that the long-term organisations are unable to do.
Our work will be complete when 2/3 of the people no longer back Brexit and the Brexit culture carriers have been removed or totally discredited.
We are building a full time professional advocacy movement with the aim of breaking the deadlock of our “dead cat” politics with five key goals:
HOW II : OUR ORGANISATION
We have a team-based network structure across Britain and Europe. What we cannot do ourselves, we do with others e.g. EU Flag Mafia, Bylines, Volt UK, The Rejoin Party, Professor Joshua Silver and so on. We invite you to join one or more of these bubbles, giving consideration to your skills and will. We run collaborative ZOOM meetings. Please drop me a message to join an induction meeting or one of our regular tactical meetings where we create campaigns and media.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Please join us with a suggested donation of £10 per month or £100 pa for Bronze membership. If you can spare more, please consider higher level donations of £25 pm / £250 pa or £50 pm / £500 pa. Or please just give what you can afford and or share the project. Everything helps.
Silver : Gives you basic early access to our daily stream of writing and media.
Gold : Gain copies of our work in advance of release (books, music, media). Exclusive invites to our regular series of conference calls and seminars.
Platinum : 1:1 coaching in the art and discipline of changing minds on Brexit plus all other benefits above.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Isn’t Brexit already done? We left
We had our “Chamberlain moment” on 31.01.20 plus Boris Johnson some time spent in a gulag (fridge), finally getting Brexit done through using COVID and Christmas as a weapon to distract us from the realities of the “oven-ruined Brexit deal”. But Brexit is a political process and the law is merely a servant to the politicians. Brexit realities are starting to bite. Anything is possible in such a climate, including the dramatic fragmentation of an 80 strong majority and / or the slow removal of the populist culture carriers from power, just as Trump has been leavened gradually. If you are not sure on the relative powers of politics versus the law, just think of ONE occasion when the Government obeyed the rule of law in the last five years, or other precedents. Here’s a few where they didn’t:
1. Gina Miller’s Supreme Court Case 2. The Cooper No Deal amendment – No Deal was deemed illegal, yet it was used in 2020 as a threat to secure Brexit 3. Pro-rogation of Parliament and lying to the Queen 4. The 6 million petition was ignored 5. Breaking international law to get Brexit done 6. Allowing rapists to continue acting as MPs 7. Re-introduction of the death penalty, which threatens our trade agreement with the EU
8. Unlawfully killing 179 000 people through a deliberate herd immunity COVID strategy
9. Offering the DUP a £1 billion bribe to support Brexit
10. Threatening the peace in Northern Ireland by threats to destroy the Good Friday Agreement
… and so on. Our Government is beyond the law. We should not be so keen to give them excuses to continue doing this.
If political will changed, the law would be made to fit the circumstances and lawyers would spend years and earn a lot of money re-arranging the law to fit the circumstances.
Is it too late? We finalised things?
We have now exited the EU via a highly compressed timetable and limited scrutiny of the trade deal. Boris Johnson weaponised COVID to literally mask Brexit. Read the article at London for Europe for options to rejoin. All rely on the five goals we set out above and this is why we work on a consistent basis to achieve the removal of the Brexit culture carriers from power etc.
What will we do with the money?
We will hire a small organisation – A PA, fundraising team, professional web platform and so on. Also allocate up to 50% of the funds to support our full-time input. Voluntary activity is fine but we need full time professional help to be agile and able to react. I am prepared to set my work aside to do this but I also need to live. Of late we have had to install security and surveillance measures due to death threats and actual attacks on my property from angry people who claim that continuing to talk about Brexit is anti-democratic.
Oh, no, not another anti Brexit movement?
Our difference comes from the fact that we will be more direct than professional politicians, outsmarting Nigel Farage et al. at their own wicked games. We will also rely more on professionals in their field rather than volunteers. This will give us the edge in terms of responsiveness and agility. At the same time we collaborate with other pro EU and anti-Brexit groups across the board, acting to amplify their efforts. Despite best efforts of the many local grass roots EU organisations and various central quangos which have now folded, much of our work has suffered from “initiative constipation”.
* We collaborate with the major national and international Remain movements.
* We have no party politics but work with people across parties.
* We allocate full-time professional effort to our organisation. Voluntary effort alone, whilst welcome, has not given us sufficient energy, agility and focus.
When I was five years old, I wanted to be in The Beatles, but all the jobs were taken … By the age of 12, I wanted to be a scientist and I became one. At the age of 18 I took a job with a philanthropic pharmaceutical company, working around the world and developing the first human insulin, novel medicines for herpes and to bring the first HIV / AIDS treatment to the world in record time. This means that I bring a scientific mind, curiosity and rigour to your enterprise.
By the age of 30 I had developed an interest in business leadership and began teaching MBA programmes, having completed 3.5 degrees myself. At 34, I took myself out of a paid job and, for the last 28 years, I have worked independently as a consultant, author and speaker with people at all levels all over the world, helping them to transform their enterprises. My clients seek to balance their passions, purposes and profit for a more responsible and sustainable form of capitalism in the 4th industrial age. I also help leaders digest what we call “wicked problems and opportunities”, in other words, the issues that keep them awake at night, using a unique mixture of divergent and convergent thinking skills. My 28 years of consultancy experience bring a wealth of expertise and wisdom to you, in enterprises as diverse as Unilever to the United Nations.
Along the way, I have written 12 books on leadership, innovation and creativity, gaining a prize for my work from Sir Richard Branson and various accolades from Professors Charles Handy, Adrian Furnham, Tom Peters et al. Over some 50 years, I have gradually combined my three passions of science, business and music into a potent mixture which reaches the head, heart and soul of your enterprise.
In combination, your enterprise benefits from rigour, analytics and curiosity due to my science and business background, plus the emotional intelligence, creativity and improvisation skills that come from my life as a music composer and producer. As a musician I have been privileged to interview world class musicians such as Roberta Flack, John Mayall, AC / DC, members of Prince’s ensembles, Queen’s production team and Meatloaf’s singing partners for their insights into leadership, innovation and success.
I am a passionate advocate for better politics and better business for a better world, fighting populist politicians and short-termism in our global affairs. I am an “HR” person, i.e. a “Hippy Realist”: green by ideals, but pragmatic by actions to change the world towards more sustainable behaviour.
On terms of my work over the last five years, I have led the Rage Against The Brexit Machine project, having written three albums of anti-Brexit protest songs and got one of them to Number One on the Amazon chart. “Brexorcist in Chief” for Mid Kent 4 EU, I wrote a book on the subject of having difficult conversations with Leave voters from many thousands of hours of activity on the street, in cafes and bars. Out of all this time, on one occasion I gained two black eyes for misjudging an interaction with angry leave voters. I was also arrested by Essex Police for driving a Mini Cooper with “B*llocks to Brexit” on the side. They asked me to remove the signage on the hard shoulder of the M25. Sadly for Essex Police I called 999 to have the officer arrested. 250 000 Tweets later, Essex Police had to retreat with an apology for putting their lives and ours at risk. I should emphasise that the vast majority of our dealings with the Police and public have been cordial and uneventful.
I stood a stuffed cat in the 2019 General Election. Although the cat was only there to create tactical voting, to my surprise, Stan the Cat did not come last in the ratings, beating the Christian People’s Alliance who had been campaigning for 15 years with a budget !! Aside from the above sensationalism, I’ve managed to get our cause into the BBC, ITV, Sky, LBC and all major print media from The Guardian to The Express without ANY media agency or budget, just by using a professional approach. Whilst some Remainers consider me “underground”, my approach is much more effective than the blowhards in committees who simply watch things happen.
For nearly seven years I have acted to dispel the illusions of Brexit. At 65 I consider that a fitting epitaph for my life would be the destruction of Brexit populism for the sake of future generations. I wrote a requiem for Brexit on 31 January 2020. This explains why Rebooting Britain matters better than words can manage:
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