Off the Record

Po­lit­i­cal Ed­i­tor Paul Fran­cis

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Most Unromantic Man Competition -

“Kent County Coun­cil com­mit to work­force de­vel­op­ment sup­port for care providers through KCTA Work­force De­vel­op­ment Ser­vices.” Just rolls off the tongue.

Should pub­lic gov­ern­ment build­ings be forced by law to fly the Union flag?

The feisty UKIP can­di­date for the South East, Jan­ice Atkin­son, thinks so and took a side­swipe at Maid­stone and Weald MP He­len Grant, who has ap­par­ently brushed off the idea.

“Our coun­try is un­der­go­ing a sea change at the mo­ment and na­tional flag is a sym­bol of to­geth­er­ness.

‘Our na­tional flag is a sym­bol of to­geth­er­ness’

“Only by statu­tory fly­ing over gov­ern­ment build­ings, in­clud­ing schools and tax­payer funded in­sti­tu­tions, can we demon­strate a pride in our coun­try,” says Ms Atkin­son sternly.

Re­ally? The only way we can in­stil a feel­ing of pride? A bit of po­lit­i­cal hyper­bole, we feel.

Re­la­tions be­tween Michael Gove and Kent County Coun­cil

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