Former chief advisor to UKIP Leader Nigel Farage and War Room: Impeachment co-host Raheem Kassam joined the Ed Martin Movement to discuss Brexit, impeachment, and the promising future of the global populist movement.
Regarding Brexit, Kassam states: “I was always of the belief that it would happen. The question for me was when would it happen and under what terms would it happen. People often forget that when Americans declared independence, you didn’t really get full functioning independence until about 1815.”
However, he insists that “while Saturday marks the point of no return i.e. Brexit can no longer be thwarted by the courts, by Parliament, by the European Union itself, it is not a firm, full leaving date. That comes after the transition period is over.”
Adding, a “return to normalcy takes time.”
Kassam also adds this won’t “be the last you hear of” Farage.
He’s taken up effort to “reform of our upper chamber, the House of Lords, the equivalent to the [American] Senate which is a politically appointed chamber. He wants to democratize that and bring it into the 21st century and add a populist element to it.”
Kassam analyzes impeachment in the broader context of the burgeoning populist movement: “As you’ve seen through the impeachment process, these career bureaucrats who we still haven’t weeded out, imagine what could be done if we were set free from this 5-decade long managed decline foreign policy establishment who’ve basically got everything wrong like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria.”
“Globally we are just at the beginning of a resurgence of nationalism, populism, pride in your country, and releasing the chains of political correctness, so I’m very upbeat about it, but we have to be clear about one thing. The fight isn’t over. In fact, it’s just about starting” he adds.
He also encourages Americans to call their representatives over the fact that the UK “is in bed with Huawei now”: “People should mention it to their Congressman and their Senators to actually put pressure on the British government.”