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Hang out the flags for St George’s Day this Sunday


Published Apr 22, 2017

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“We are on our way to freedom from the suffocating grip of the European Union and there has not been such a cause for celebration for many a year.

“And it means that EU flags should no longer be flown at public buildings in England and instead the flag of St George should be fluttering in their place.

“I have always believed that England’s patron saint should be properly honoured and I really do think St George’s Day should be declared a Bank Holiday.

“It is something I have long mooted and how fantastic if it could be brought in to mark the end of our EU membership and the regaining of our independence,” said UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall.

“We have always been a proud nation with a unique sense of our identity and this was shown by the majority vote for Brexit last June. But it is only in recent years that people have started to celebrate our patron saint and it is right that we do.

“The Welsh always show their support for St David’s Day and the Irish throw themselves heart and soul into marking St Patrick’s Day and I hope the English continue to increasingly show the support for St George.

“The fight for our independence is ongoing but we have much to celebrate and we should hold our heads up high in the world,” he added.

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