Last night I was on the BBC Question Time programme – if you missed it you can watch it HERE
WEAR A RED ROSE WITH PRIDE
Local UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall is encouraging people to wear a red rose tomorrow (Thur) to celebrate St George’s Day.
“It saddens and angers me that this day marking Englishness is so low key compared to how days for the other three countries of the Union are publicly celebrated.
“The situation has improved over recent years but it passes by unrecognised by many English people. I have long argued that it should be a declared a Bank Holiday and I have not lost my passion for that idea.
“I don’t think there has ever been a more significant time to celebrate our patron saint. We all know how Scottish nationalism is on the rise and if the SNP get their hands on power in Westminster the English will be increasingly held to ransom.
“We have far fewer public holidays in this country than many European countries and I believe it would be appropriate for one to be instituted for St George.
“I hope as many people as possible will show their support for St George by wearing a traditional red rose tomorrow.
“Let’s stand up for England and be proud in the same way as the Irish, Scots and Welsh,” added Mr Nuttall, the party’s deputy leader.
Murnaghan Interview with Paul Nuttall, UKIP, Deputy Leader 12.04.15
Read the Transcript of the Sky News Interview by clicking HERE
TONY BLAIR EU CLAIMS RUBBISHED
Claims by Tony Blair that an EU referendum pledge would cause economic ‘chaos’ have been described as “rubbish” by local UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall.
“Leaving the EU, which is the only way to save this country from being dragged down by that failing economic bloc, would make us no less a successful global nation.
“Freed from the restraints of Brussels we could make our own unilateral trading agreements and really put the great back in Britain,” said Mr Nuttall, deputy party leader.
“Blair has betrayed the people of this country by opening wide the gates to unlimited immigration, particularly from former Soviet bloc countries and left us with the current infrastructure, housing, education and health problems that we face,” he added.