Mark Angelides: Luke, you managed to get a #FreeTommy rally up and running in literally a matter of hours, which for those of you that haven’t seen it on the social media, it was a march on the Prime Minister’s official residence at Downing Street. Can you tell me how many people attended, what was the mood like?
Luke Nash-Jones: I can’t give you an exact figure, but standing on the plinths, the platform from which we spoke out to the crowd, as far forward as I could see, every single direction, there were many people. There were clearly thousands there, and they came out very quickly. We just put a notice up the day he was arrested. We were absolutely frustrated with this because we feel that we have lost our freedom in Britain. These are causes we very passionately believe in and we like what Tommy did and we’re absolutely shocked by this.
So, we just put a poster up calling for people to come out and it was great to see how that quickly went viral and some many people were showing that and getting involved, retweeting it. People were contacting me and saying, “I’ll come along. I’ll speak.” Different members of the European parliament, particularly UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) members have contacted me. Gerard Batten did, Janice Atkinson. And these people came out and spoke. Raheem Kassam showed up and flew over, the Breitbart editor, from America.
So, it was great to see so many people come out. This is something that we’re really passionate about in Britain. And the passion there was incredible. I got half way through giving the opening speech and the speech didn’t finish because the crowd was so angry, they just stormed across the road.
I didn’t ask them to do this. And then they were shaking the gates of the Prime Minister’s house, so that would sort of be the White House in America. They grabbed the gates. They were shaking them. There are armed police there, but people are so angry. They were climbing the gates and they were poking the flags through, the English flags, and shouting. There was so much anger there and the whole road became blocked off. There were buses coming down the road. They just had to stop, and they were stuck there for hours, and the people just sat in the road. And the police came with their riot vans, and for about three hours, nobody moved.
Mark Angelides: It was an amazing event. On a far more positive note, for our viewers at home, Luke is setting up a pro-Trump rally for July the 14th, to coincide with the president’s visit. And Luke, can you tell us a little bit more about this and how our viewers can help out.
Luke Nash-Jones: Well, in London, we have a massive problem with multiculturalism. We have a lack of integration and the collapse of British culture. And at the moment, London has a mayor called Sadiq Kahn, who is having an absolute tantrum about the fact that Donald Trump is coming to visit. He doesn’t like that at all. We have people such as Owen Jones – we could perhaps associate him in an American context would be something like Huffington Post – he’s screaming and crying. A massive soy boy. He said he’s going to have a massive protest up the street and he’s going to block the road or whatever and stop Trump coming. And he’s going to have all these people from the Labour party, which is like the U.S. democrats on steroids. They’re all going to be out there.
We also have the leader, the speaker for the Parliament John Bercow, which is the Congress in America, he’s said that he’s not going to have Donald Trump give a speech there, which is incredibly insulting. America is one of our biggest trading allies. America came and defended us in World War two. We have this long history there. And in a cultural sense, we are the same family. We speak the same language. We have so much in common and it’s just rude to stop the democratically elected president of America coming over.
So, we’re going to rally together. All the people from Make Britain Great Again, the Football Lads Alliance and the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, all coming to march with us. And we’re going to just walk up the road with the veterans from the Parliament, just to give the finger to John Bercow, who said Trump can’t speak; across one of the bridges, which the terrorists recently targeted, to show them that we will not cower, and up to the U.S. embassy.
And we’ll have speeches to make it very clear that we think Donald Trump should be welcome, not just because he’s the American president, but we also strongly believe in what he’s doing. He’s standing up for Western civilization, which is totally lost in somewhere like London, which we now call “Sadiq’s Sh**hole.”
Setting up a rally like this isn’t free. We need have a good stage for the speakers to stand on so everybody can see them. We want to have a good PA system, good sound system so everybody can clearly hear because this is a big crowd with thousands. The sound needs to travel far. We want to have a big TV screen so people at the back can see the speakers. Now all of this costs thousands. So we’re really begging anyone in America if you could help us to make sure that we have a good welcome for Donald Trump.
We set up a crowd funder on the Indiegogo. If you’d be able just to share a couple of dollars, it all adds up. It will help us have a good welcome. We’ll have the British and American flags. MBGA hats. You can also click on Indiegogo and get an MBGA hat, Make Britain Great Again hat if you would like as well. You’re more than welcome to.
Mark Angelides: Well, thank you ever so much Luke Nash-Jones. We appreciate you being here with us and sharing the information and we’ll chat again very soon. Thank you Luke.
Luke Nash-Jones: Thank you. Thank you very much for all your support and help. Thank you very much. Make America Great Again!