"We live in a UK where free speech is a thing of the past, our media is merely a mouthpiece of government diktats, and where decent people are demonized and smeared for holding informed opinions. We are in a Britain that resembles the communist Soviet Union: fear, censorship, excessive government control." — Anne Marie Waters. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Anne Marie Dorothy Waters is a politician and activist in the United Kingdom. She founded and leads the For Britain Party.
Grégoire Canlorbe: Please tell us about the political party you founded and are currently leading, For Britain. What are its ambitions—and its strategy?
Anne Marie Waters: Our ambitions are large (always think big!). We want to build a mass movement of the millions who have been sidelined and excluded from public life in the UK. This is a movement for those who are not far right or racist but want to end this mass immigration that threatens our culture and identity: those who know and understand that Black Lives Matter are a neo-Marxist group intent on violently dismantling our society; those who can see that Islam is not peaceful and has brought horrors (including the gang rape of young girls and terror attacks) to our shores, and those who know that our government lies to us time and again. We live in a UK where free speech is a thing of the past, our media is merely a mouthpiece of government diktats, and where people are demonized and smeared, and now even murdered, for holding informed opinions. We are in a Britain that resembles the communist Soviet Union: fear, censorship, excessive government control.
There are millions of British people who know this, even if they do not yet verbalise it. Please do not forget that many Muslims, especially women and children, are the victims, as well. Those people are entirely unrepresented. The For Britain Party will give them that representation.
I believe we are on the precipice of great change. I intend to be at the forefront of bringing about that great change. We do not want to 'Build Back Better' as the globalists keep demanding; we want to Bring Back Britain.
Canlorbe: How do you judge the British establishment's attitude towards the demographic and cultural changes?
Waters: The British establishment is very enthusiastic about our Islamisation. There are different reasons, depending on the person. For example, our Members of Parliament are either entirely ignorant of Islam and genuinely believe that to object to its teachings is "racist". Others know what it is really like in practice but are too focused on not rocking the boat, or not risking attacks from the media, that they stay silent. Others hate our society so much that they see Islam as a better option. None of these people should be serving in the British Parliament.
The issue of course is mass migration. The political and media elite are entirely wedded to the global project of bringing down nation-states. This cannot be done without mass migration. If the British public were informed about how the religion is actually practiced, they may object to mass migration, almost all of which is Muslim, and that would be a fly in the ointment for the globalists. So the truth is hidden and those who speak it are absolutely vilified in public. People therefore stay silent and the quiet death of Western civilization continues apace.
Canlorbe: Could you expand on your point that Islam is incompatible with democracy? Do you think the same of Christianity?
Waters: The incompatibility is easily observable. Europe has a long history of defying authority and demanding rights for citizens. The Reformation, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and beyond; all part of Europe's story, and a history we are built upon as a continent. Now we have opened our borders to medieval beliefs and behaviours. 'Death for blasphemy', 'death to apostates', stonings, beheadings... In the Muslim world, the last 500 years of European history hasn't happened.
We are a society of science, and reason, and evidence, and just as we achieve that, we open to the door to medievalism and are catapulted back in time. Secularism and free speech, equal rights between the sexes, the protection of children, all of this is being sacrificed for "political correctness."
Canlorbe: Do you recognize yourself in Enoch Powell's so-called "Rivers of Blood" speech, in which he predicted, in 1968, that mass immigration would be like "watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre"?
Waters: Absolutely. In his worst nightmares, Powell could not have predicted what was to come. He was speaking about tens of thousands of migrants, what we have now is hundreds of thousands. Most of these people are coming here illegally and this is simply allowed to take place while we watch. What is even harder to take is how these illegal immigrants are elevated above the native population. There are thousands of homeless British people in the UK, and yet illegal immigrants are housed in hotels until permanent accommodation is provided to them. No such relief or help is available to homeless Britons. Now that we are about to receive a massive influx of Afghans, some of whom are already responsible for crimes throughout Europe, there are plans in place to give them homes, medical care, training and employment, and even free university attendance. Britons must pay thousands of pounds per year to attend university. It is a profound injustice.
White Britons are excluded from applying for certain jobs. White children are actively taught that they are racists, colonisers and oppressors. We hear endless propaganda about racial discrimination and disadvantage faced by non-white people in Britain, when the truth is that many times people who face this discrimination are white people.
Powell was right, but he vastly underestimated the pace and scale of the destruction of our country.
Canlorbe: It has been twenty years since the September 11 attacks. What do you think should be done to defeat the war declared against the West?
Waters: We must stop the immigration first and foremost. We cannot deal with these problems while the borders are still open. Then we must begin the process of deporting those who came here illegally. We must scrap the Human Rights Act in order to prevent non-Britons taking precedence over Britons. The rights of terrorists and rapists are considered more important than the safety of the British public. This needs new laws to prevent activist judges allowing criminals to stay in our country.
We must scrap all 'hate speech' laws and allow our citizens to speak freely. We must enact laws that prevent the press smearing political candidates as 'fascists' for daring to tell the truth.
We must close all sharia councils, ban the burka, prosecute and deport those who engage in honour violence, FGM, or child marriage. We must ban halal. It is also absolutely essential that all of those who express support for jihad, who support terrorists, or who want sharia law, and who are not British citizens, are deported from our country. We owe them nothing.
These steps are just the beginning but if we were to take them, we would be in a completely different place. The world would no longer see Britain as a soft touch or a hub of jihad.
The truth is however that we will only take these steps if we change those who govern us. That is the first and most important thing we must do. Our current politicians will never do what is needed, therefore we must replace those politicians with people who will. The For Britain Party will.
Grégoire Canlorbe, a journalist, currently lives in Paris. He has conducted interviews for journals such as Man and the Economy, founded by Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase, and think tanks such as Mises Institute and Gatestone Institute. Contact: email@example.com