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Commonwealth Games

Dear Editor,

Now that Durban has been stripped of hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games I have no doubt that Liverpool should be considered a serious contender for the role.

I have been calling for the city to be the venue for these prestigious Games for several years and now the opportunity has sprung up four years sooner than anticipated Liverpool should fight tooth and nail to be the host. 

I am glad that Mayor Joe Anderson has told the government he will challenge any attempt to gift the Games to Manchester or London instead of proper transparent process taking place to select the final city.

I have long argued that hosting the Games would be a fantastic opportunity to showcase Liverpool to the world and let everyone know what a terrific city it is. It is virtually unrecognisable from even a decade ago and is a leading tourist destination for people from all over this country and beyond.  Continue reading Commonwealth Games

Support for Commonwealth day

MEP SUPPORT FOR COMMONWEALTH DAY

Regional MEP Paul Nuttall will be among invited guests attending a high profile Commonwealth Day service in Westminster Abbey on Monday. (March 14)

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The Queen and other senior members of the Royal family will be present at the annual Commonwealth Service as will dignitaries from across the UK and the Commonwealth.

Mr Nuttall, UKIP deputy leader, has long been a keen supporter of Commonwealth Day and has written to councils throughout his North West constituency urging them to fly the Commonwealth flag on Monday.

“I am pleased that I have had a positive response from some of the local authorities as I believe it is such an important issue and particularly more so with the looming EU referendum.

“We need to leave the European Union and we will then be free to trade with our traditional partners, the Commonwealth countries,” he said.

“Some local authorities are all too happy to fly the flag of the European Union and other commemorative flags such as the rainbow LGBT one and they should all fly the Commonwealth flag.

“It is important that we never forget that our friends in the Commonwealth are our kith and kin. We have a shared language, culture and heritage that far surpasses anything we share with continental Europe.

“This country stands at the cross roads of destiny right now and we need to leave the EU and make our own trade agreements with whatever countries we want but particularly those in the Commonwealth.

“We are currently tied down to the only trading bloc in the world that remains terminally stagnant – the EU – when we should be rekindling our relationship with a voluntary block that encompasses fast growing, emerging economies such as Nigeria, India and Malaysia.

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Fly the flag for Commonwealth day

FLY THE FLAG FOR COMMONWEALTH DAY

Local authorities all over the North West are being asked to fly the flag to mark Commonwealth Day.

The region’s UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall has written to the councils’ chief executives asking them to fly the Commonwealth flag to mark the annual event, which this is on March 14.commonwealth-logo

 

 

 

 

 

“I know the Commonwealth flag is raised at several town halls and I hope that this year even more will do so to commemorate this important occasion.

 

“Local authorities and public bodies are all too happy to fly the flag of the European Union, at the expense of our Union Flag or the flag of St George, for fear of causing offence.

“It is important that we never forget that our friends in the Commonwealth are our kith and kin. We have a shared language, culture and heritage that far surpasses anything we share with continental Europe.

“This country stands at the cross roads of destiny right now and we need to leave the EU and make our own trade agreements with whatever countries we want but particularly those in the Commonwealth.

“It has long been a thorn in my side that we have tied ourselves down to the only trading block in the world that remains terminally stagnant when we should be rekindling our relationship to a voluntary block that encompasses fast growing, emerging economies such as Nigeria, India and Malaysia.

“It is right that Commonwealth Day is marked with the flag flying ceremonies and I hope that this will become an annual event at every town hall in the land and not just some,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP deputy leader.

KEEP THE COMMONWEALTH FLAG FLYING

Commonwealth Day is an important occasion which should be celebrated throughout the UK, said UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall today.

“I know the Commonwealth flag is raised at several town halls and I hope that this year even more will do so to commemorate the day.

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“Local authorities and public bodies are all to happy to fly the flag of the European Union, at the expense of our Union Flag or the flag of St George, for fear of causing offence.

“We must not forget that our friends in the Commonwealth are our own kith and kin. We have a shared language, heritage and culture that far surpasses anything we share with continental Europe.

“It is a sadness to me that we continue to tie ourselves down to the only trading block in the world that remains terminally stagnant when we should be rekindling our relationship to a voluntary block that encompasses fast growing, emerging economies such as Nigeria, India and Malaysia.

“It is right that Commonwealth Day is marked with the flag flying ceremonies and I hope that this will become an annual event at every town hall in the land and not just some,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP.

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