Turkey-born St George 'skilled migrant,' Ukip in England says
The leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) Nigel Farage tries on hats with shop owner Debbie Barwick (R) during a visit to her small vintage clothing shop which has expressed its support for the party, in Canterbury southern England, April 21, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne PlunkettSt George, the patron saint of England, would have been welcome to Britain as a “skilled migrant” because of his dragon slaying, the UK Independence Party (Ukip) has said.
Patrick O’Flynn, the party’s economy spokesman, was asked at a press conference on April 23 if “a third century Ukip would have blocked St George from entering Britain."
“I really don't how to answer that question," the daily Telegraph quoted him as saying.
“It's the kind of thing that the political Left in this country, whenever the issue of St George's Day comes up, they will tweet the fact that St George is from what is now known as Turkey, as if that makes St George's Day irrelevant or illegitimate or ridiculous. I completely disagree. I'm not particularly hung up about St George came from. I'm more interested in what St George's Day can represent," he added.
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