Wednesday, August 23

Flicking through a few Eurosceptic websites, I couldn’t help but notice an interesting manifesto pledge by David Noakes, a candidate in the upcoming UKIP leadership election.

“An additional National and Bank holiday will be attached to a weekend around the 1st November to fill the huge gap from August to Christmas. This holiday shall be named after a British hero, Guy Fawkes”.

Forgive me, but I thought that the reason UKIP opposed the EU was because of its love for the absolute sovereignty of Westminster, yet here they are idolising the very man who tried to blow it up!