Friday, 3 February 2012

MEPs want EU flag all over sporting events

Over my dead body!
The EU is trying again to get its logo put on football shirts and other sporting outfits and to have the EU logo flown at sporting events.

MEPs voted 5 to 1 in favour of having the "European flag" on the clothing of sportsmen next to their national flag and flown over major sporting events such as the Olympics.  All Lib Dem MEPs voted in favour of the idea which even the europhile Labour and Tory MEPs thought was a step too far and opposed.

UKIP MEP, Paul Nuttall, said:
It is nothing more than sheer EU propaganda and vanity. The EU has never been so unpopular and yet here you are, wanting to stamp your ugly flag on sporting stars in the vein hope you can force people to love you.