Wednesday, January 24

UKIP votes in favour EU citizenship classes!

UKIP MEPs got very hot under the collar earlier this month claiming that the EU was "brainwashing children" after learning that children at Key Stages 3 and 4 were being taught about the role of EU institutions as part of citizenship classes. Needless to say, the ubiquitous UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom described the learning pack as "bias and propaganda masquerading as fact" complaining that "taxpayers are being forced to pay for our children to learn EU systems".

What Godfrey forgot to mention is that all ten UKIP MEPs, including himself, actually voted in favour of a resolution in the European Parliament calling for "European citizenship standard elements in school curricula throughout the EU" in January 2005!

UKIPs recent campaigning therefore represents either an abrupt U-turn in party policy or (marginally more likely) shows that their MEPs were too lazy to bother reading what they were voting for.

Either way, that UKIP are actively campaigning against something they voted for again illustrates just how jaw-droppingly shameless they are.

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