On June 23rd 2016 the UK was conned into making the biggest mistake of its existence. Thanks to a perfect storm of a small clique of rich, charismatic grifters, Russian interference and an ineffective opposition, we voted to leave the EU.
Over the following few years I, and many others, fought to maintain our place at the table of the biggest trading union in the world. We lost the battle. But we haven’t lost the war.
I’m Graham Hughes, the first person to visit every country in the world without flying, an experience I shared with the world on The Odyssey Expedition site. Then I won an island in a gameshow and lived for three years off-grid. You can read all about that over at Jinja Island.
PROJECT HOPE continues my story as I ditch my private island, speedboat, blissful hammock days and bikini babes for political activism, marches, rallies, amusing placards and the industrial North East of England… the world’s most peculiar mid-life crisis.
Here you’ll (eventually) find a lot of the videos I shot, memes I created, essays I wrote, interviews I conducted and talks I gave over the last few years, together with some quite revealing back-dated journal entries chronicling my life as an independent grassroots Remain campaigner.
In the summer of 2017, I attempted to set another Guinness World Record™ by visiting all 50 countries of Europe, from Iceland to Cyprus, in just 18 days… without flying.
This is the story of that journey.