UKIP MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge will be contacting school head teachers in a bid to encourage the flying of the flag and the singing of the national anthem.
The move follows a UKIP motion, which was passed by Dudley Council last night (Monday, October 12), which urges schools to fly the flag in their grounds throughout the Dudley Borough and sing the national anthem as part of their assemblies.
This motion, which was submitted by Dudley UKIP’s Group Leader Councillor Paul Brothwood, states “This would inspire children within our borough to be proud of being British, enabling them to appreciate our rich history and great heritage.”
UKIP’s James Carver and Bill Etheridge say, following the passing of Cllr Brothwood’s motion, that other local authorities should follow Dudley’s example and promote the flying of the Union Flag.
Commenting today, Mr Carver, who is UKIP’s national Commonwealth Spokesman, said: “The passing of this motion was fantastic news and I now urge local schools to proudly fly the Union Flag and sing the national anthem.
“Our children should be proud of this country and to celebrate its history and heritage.
“Bill and I will be contacting local schools to promote the patriotic flying of the Union Flag.”
Mr Etheridge, who is a Sedgley ward Councillor, added: “I am delighted that UKIP got this excellent patriotic motion through for the people of Dudley.
“My only sadness is the frankly embarrassing political point scoring by the Tories and Labour before they were forced heads bowed to follow our lead.”
Schools to be encouraged to fly Union flag and sing the national anthem
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