UKIP protest over EU flag flying outside County Hall

UKIP protest over EU flag flying outside County Hall

UKIP protest over EU flag flying outside County Hall

First published in News

UKIP councillors staged a protest outside Essex County Council’s home in Chelmsford...over the flying of the EU’s flag.

Nine councillors were joined by party supporters as they stood outside County Hall in Market Road while auditors from Brussels visited the council.

The trip had been arranged so the auditors could look over the Maxi Green Project which is run by the county council and part funded by the EU.

Kerry Smith, councillor for Basildon Westley Heights, organised the protest as he and the party felt the bureaucrats from Brussels are hypocrites.

Mr Smith: “Essex County Council keeps a fully audited set of accounts, in contrast to the EU, which has not had its accounts properly approved by its own auditors for 19 consecutive years.

“Therefore, we strongly object to the EU having its flag flown outside of County Hall.

“In view of the way that the EU is bleeding this nation white, at a rate of £55 million per day, much of which is misappropriated, it would be much more appropriate to fly the Jolly Roger to commemorate the visit of these auditors.”

Council chairman Kay Twitchen defended the raising of the EU flag outside County Hall.

Mrs Twitchen said: “It was my decision to fly the EU flag at County Hall as this was an important visit by the EU Auditors to inspect a project supported by EU funding.

“I also believe that it is a matter of courtesy that the flag is flown much in the same way that the Commonwealth flag was flown recently.”

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5:16pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

Another pointless UKIP stunt.

Rather than these pathetic displays it would be more useful if UKIP could explain the loss of 50% of our export market which is what happens if we we leave the EU. If we refuse to be a member of a Club (the EU) and refuse to pay the annual membership of the club it is cloud cuckoo land to believe that we will be allowed all the benefits of the club such as exporting into the EU.

They will destroy the economy and millions of jobs...
Another pointless UKIP stunt. Rather than these pathetic displays it would be more useful if UKIP could explain the loss of 50% of our export market which is what happens if we we leave the EU. If we refuse to be a member of a Club (the EU) and refuse to pay the annual membership of the club it is cloud cuckoo land to believe that we will be allowed all the benefits of the club such as exporting into the EU. They will destroy the economy and millions of jobs... Jack222
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5:18pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

I might add it is extremely disrespectful to the UK flag to have it touching dirt (such as the tableshown in the photograph it is on) and even more disrespectful to use it as table cloth; the UKIP photo in fact shows UKIP showing extreme rudeness to the Union flag (but hey, since when did I think UKIP actually knows anything ... never)
I might add it is extremely disrespectful to the UK flag to have it touching dirt (such as the tableshown in the photograph it is on) and even more disrespectful to use it as table cloth; the UKIP photo in fact shows UKIP showing extreme rudeness to the Union flag (but hey, since when did I think UKIP actually knows anything ... never) Jack222
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