An article has appeared in the Mail today in which Paul Nuttall castigates the EU for 'brainwashing children in our schools', the article referring to an 'Education Show' held in Birmingham. 'Googling' 'education show birmingham' brings forth an announcement by the European Union of an event that took place on 4th and 5th of March 2010. Later, on the 11th November a related event took place at the RAF Museum, Cosford in November 2010. That this matter was raised on this blog 4 days ago and now appears in the Mail may be just a coincidence, however it has to be asked why the time-delay on the part of Ukip in raising this subject and referring to the event?
The excuse that a direct link could not be proved does not hold water as would not a political party like Ukip keep track of such events and send an observer along? The Ukip website has an entry on this subject here. Saying on the Ukip website that Paul Nuttal has demanded of Michael Gove is not the same as saying he has written to Michael Gove and once again questions have to be asked of those responsible for input into the Ukip website - so the question arises, has Nuttall demanded verbally (which can be ignored) or has he written (which requires a response) - big difference in message and of content - and importance.
Being unable to find reference to any later 'Education Show' or 'Conference' event on Google begs the accusation that like all politicians - and irrespective of party - rule number one is to never miss an opportunity to get your name and that of your party in print.
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