Kassam Rallying Cry ‘Make UKIP Great Again’ Trends No.1 on Gab

Just hours after declaring his intended candidacy for the UK Independence Party leadership race, Breitbart London senior editor Raheem Kassam’s campaign slogan Make UKIP Great Again was trending on social media. Taking what is known as ‘right wing Twitter’ — new social media platform Gab.ai — by storm, #MakeUKIPGreatAgain was trending in first place on the site by Wednesday evening. The rallying cry to end the infighting at the top of UKIP posted above even Donald Trump’s campaign slogan Make America Great Again, a perennial favourite on the site. Posting on the Gab platform, Mr. Kassam courted support of the predominantly right-wing members of the site, and celebrated the hashtag reaching number one in typically ebullient style. Mr. Kassam also kicked off fundraising for his campaign, noting would-be contenders had to stump up a £5,000 deposit to seek election — a figure that would not be returned unless a vote threshold is reached. Those contributing to the hashtag sent messages of encouragement from around the world called on Raheem to address a host of problems as leader, from fixing BBC bias to pressing for Brexit. The popularity of Mr. Kassam’s nascent campaign on the increasingly popular Gab platform may be linked to