MEP in call for national St George’s holiday

Blackburn Citizen: Paul Nuttall Paul Nuttall

UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall has called for St George’s Day to be declared a Bank Holiday.

The day is celebrated on April 23 each year, and today businesses, community groups and residents across East Lancashire will mark the occasion – but won’t get a day off work to do it.

The North West MEP said: “It should not only be celebrated but marked as a national holiday.

“This is not the first time I have called for this but it would be fantastic to think it will be the last and my wish comes true soon.

“I am so committed to the idea that I have written to the other party leaders asking for their support as I think that with such a consensus real progress can be made on bringing the idea to fruition.”

He added: “Each year a big fuss is made about St Patrick’s Day and I would like to see as much fuss being made about the patron saint of England.

“There has been an improvement in public recognition over the past few years but it is really still a very low key event.

"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.”

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12:11pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Excluded again says...

St George. A mixed race Palestinian-Turk who fought for a multi-national, multi-ethnic army and who died fighting for the rights of a new religious minority. A perfect patron saint for modern England.

Shame St George was just the sort of person UKIP would not want to be allowed into this country.
St George. A mixed race Palestinian-Turk who fought for a multi-national, multi-ethnic army and who died fighting for the rights of a new religious minority. A perfect patron saint for modern England. Shame St George was just the sort of person UKIP would not want to be allowed into this country. Excluded again
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2:48pm Wed 23 Apr 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Excluded again wrote:
St George. A mixed race Palestinian-Turk who fought for a multi-national, multi-ethnic army and who died fighting for the rights of a new religious minority. A perfect patron saint for modern England.

Shame St George was just the sort of person UKIP would not want to be allowed into this country.
until i saw your posting - i was just about to write almost exactly the same.

ukip are hilarious - bet they dont even realise st george would be a sangatte illegal immigrant in today's world.
[quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: St George. A mixed race Palestinian-Turk who fought for a multi-national, multi-ethnic army and who died fighting for the rights of a new religious minority. A perfect patron saint for modern England. Shame St George was just the sort of person UKIP would not want to be allowed into this country.[/p][/quote]until i saw your posting - i was just about to write almost exactly the same. ukip are hilarious - bet they dont even realise st george would be a sangatte illegal immigrant in today's world. hasslem hasslem
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8:15pm Wed 23 Apr 14

drunken donut says...

Excluded again wrote:
St George. A mixed race Palestinian-Turk who fought for a multi-national, multi-ethnic army and who died fighting for the rights of a new religious minority. A perfect patron saint for modern England.

Shame St George was just the sort of person UKIP would not want to be allowed into this country.
Pillock.
[quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: St George. A mixed race Palestinian-Turk who fought for a multi-national, multi-ethnic army and who died fighting for the rights of a new religious minority. A perfect patron saint for modern England. Shame St George was just the sort of person UKIP would not want to be allowed into this country.[/p][/quote]Pillock. drunken donut
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12:05am Thu 24 Apr 14

Steven11 says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
Excluded again wrote:
St George. A mixed race Palestinian-Turk who fought for a multi-national, multi-ethnic army and who died fighting for the rights of a new religious minority. A perfect patron saint for modern England.

Shame St George was just the sort of person UKIP would not want to be allowed into this country.
until i saw your posting - i was just about to write almost exactly the same.

ukip are hilarious - bet they dont even realise st george would be a sangatte illegal immigrant in today's world.
Talking about immigrants , where are you from , mouth. ?
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: St George. A mixed race Palestinian-Turk who fought for a multi-national, multi-ethnic army and who died fighting for the rights of a new religious minority. A perfect patron saint for modern England. Shame St George was just the sort of person UKIP would not want to be allowed into this country.[/p][/quote]until i saw your posting - i was just about to write almost exactly the same. ukip are hilarious - bet they dont even realise st george would be a sangatte illegal immigrant in today's world.[/p][/quote]Talking about immigrants , where are you from , mouth. ? Steven11
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6:55am Thu 24 Apr 14

Excluded again says...

Steven11 wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Excluded again wrote:
St George. A mixed race Palestinian-Turk who fought for a multi-national, multi-ethnic army and who died fighting for the rights of a new religious minority. A perfect patron saint for modern England.

Shame St George was just the sort of person UKIP would not want to be allowed into this country.
until i saw your posting - i was just about to write almost exactly the same.

ukip are hilarious - bet they dont even realise st george would be a sangatte illegal immigrant in today's world.
Talking about immigrants , where are you from , mouth. ?
Darwen, but born on the Wirral. Not that it matters.
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: St George. A mixed race Palestinian-Turk who fought for a multi-national, multi-ethnic army and who died fighting for the rights of a new religious minority. A perfect patron saint for modern England. Shame St George was just the sort of person UKIP would not want to be allowed into this country.[/p][/quote]until i saw your posting - i was just about to write almost exactly the same. ukip are hilarious - bet they dont even realise st george would be a sangatte illegal immigrant in today's world.[/p][/quote]Talking about immigrants , where are you from , mouth. ?[/p][/quote]Darwen, but born on the Wirral. Not that it matters. Excluded again
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7:46am Thu 24 Apr 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Steven11 wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Excluded again wrote:
St George. A mixed race Palestinian-Turk who fought for a multi-national, multi-ethnic army and who died fighting for the rights of a new religious minority. A perfect patron saint for modern England.

Shame St George was just the sort of person UKIP would not want to be allowed into this country.
until i saw your posting - i was just about to write almost exactly the same.

ukip are hilarious - bet they dont even realise st george would be a sangatte illegal immigrant in today's world.
Talking about immigrants , where are you from , mouth. ?
me? - darwen bull hill maternity ward, and for your racist information, white though my great grandparents on my dad's side from county down in NI
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: St George. A mixed race Palestinian-Turk who fought for a multi-national, multi-ethnic army and who died fighting for the rights of a new religious minority. A perfect patron saint for modern England. Shame St George was just the sort of person UKIP would not want to be allowed into this country.[/p][/quote]until i saw your posting - i was just about to write almost exactly the same. ukip are hilarious - bet they dont even realise st george would be a sangatte illegal immigrant in today's world.[/p][/quote]Talking about immigrants , where are you from , mouth. ?[/p][/quote]me? - darwen bull hill maternity ward, and for your racist information, white though my great grandparents on my dad's side from county down in NI hasslem hasslem
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