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EU reinvents history with blue plaques

Wednesday, 27th October 2010

The EU is preparing to spend almost €2million on a scheme to put blue plaques on places of EU interest.

Talking before the vote on the new European Heritage Label in Brussels today, Paul Nuttall – former Modern History lecturer and UKIP's MEP on the Culture Committee – has denounced the move.

"Are we going to seriously get a blue plaque on Ted Heath's house in Salisbury, not because he was our Prime Minister, but because he sold us down the river?," asked Mr Nuttall.

"They are suggesting that these Heritage Labels should go on 'places of remembrance'. As we come up to Remembrance Sunday the thought that the EU might try and hijack the Menin Gate when in fact it commemorates the 55,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who died to protect our independence from Europe, not control by Europe.
"This is typical of the European Union, desperate to create a synthetic European identity. They are terrified that they do not own people's memory and history and are prepared to spend millions of pounds of our money to generate a new one.".
Mr Nuttall went on, "The Tories want to shift its budget from one place to another but seem to accept the general idea, which to anybody with a modicum of historic understanding would be an anathema."

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Posted by Peter Harper - UKIP Sefton Central on 31/10/2010 at 10:22

It's lucky that the British people are all awash with spare cash at the moment, or we'd never be able to afford to pour money into these bottomless pits that offer no worthwhile returns whatsoever to any of us. ('Cast Iron' Cameron's on the job, so I'm certain that he'll ensure that none of our money gets wasted ... won't he?

Posted by Andrew Thwaites on 28/10/2010 at 14:53

The EU could do no better than read 1984, it too demonstrates how to re-write history

Posted by simon joslin on 29/10/2010 at 14:36

'Who Controls The Past Controls The Future' George Orwell. Someone should tell the swines in the EUSR that 1984 was a warning, not a blueprint. And that goes fro the spineless vecks in British Government too

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