Britain First has started copying Donald Trump's favourite slogan

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Tuesday 29 November 2016 11:15
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Jayda Fransen is the interim leader of Britain First, and the far-right group has got a new slogan many will find eerily familiar.

Fransen, who in early November was fined nearly £2,000 by South Bedfordshire Magistrates' Court for 'religiously aggravated' assault, wearing a political uniform, and also faced a charge for failing to surrender as part of her bail conditions.

Her temporary promotion from deputy to leader is due to Paul Golding's decision to step back while he deals with 'personal issues'.

Seeing an opportunity as grabbed by 'Mr Brexit' Nigel Farage, to capitalise on anti-establishment feeling, the far right group has begun using Donald Trump's election slogan - but replacing the word 'America' for 'Britain'.

Aping the American's presidential run, a email to supporters on Monday night prominently featured the phrase 'Make Britain Great Again'.

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The slogan was used in a message inviting recipients to the party's annual 'conference' in south east London on Saturday.

According to the conference's Facebook event page, Britain First are expecting 107 attendees.

Britain First is not the only group coveting what they believe to be a silver bullet slogan.

A member of Ukip's youth wing sold versions of the Trump hats at the Ukip conference in September 2016.

Prior to this, the Brexit vote was characterised by the Daily Star, as a chance to 'Make Britain Great Again'.

Picture:(The Daily Star)

Under US copyright law, political slogans and ideas are up for grabs, and protected by the First Amendment.

The slogan 'Make America Great Again' is itself a plagiarism of a slogan used by president Ronald Reagan in the 1980 race.

Reagan's campaign used the words 'Let's Make America Great Again' in speeches and literature.

The phrase was also used by president Bill Clinton in 1991.

Britain First is solving its main problem: the lack of a something to write on a hat.

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