Saturday, April 13, 2024

UKIP’s Tim Aker defiant despite flags coming down

UKIP councillor was in defiant mood despite the news that the union flags that had been out up across Thurrock were being taken down by Thurrock Council.

Cllr Tim Aker MEP said: “It is incredibly sad to see Thurrock Council remove the Union Flags and St. George’s Flags from Thurrock’s streets this morning. You would think they had other priorities like cleaning the streets, making house repairs and tackling anti social behaviour. Instead they go against the wishes of the people and take down our country’s flag.

“My thanks go to the Lance Corporal Nicky Mason Memorial Fund and Actual Support Services who put the flags up. We will be working with them and the Council to restore the flags and see the will of the people, to demonstrate pride in our country and respect to those who fight in our name, is honoured once again.”

The story has been publicised in the national newspapers such as the Daily Express. Cllr Aker also appeared on BBC Essex to express his fury at the decision.

But the fury of UKI councillors may see them in hot water with Thurrock Council over comments criticising them on social media.

A spokesperson for Thurrock Council said: “We are looking into the comments made by a number of Thurrock’s councillors over the past few days – although the Council has not received any formal communication from the councillors concerned through the appropriate channels.

“It would be inappropriate, at this time, to make an official comment following a social media post.


  1. Listening to the comments on Essex Radio today, many of the incomers stating they are happy to be here and value the English way of life and our right to fly the flag, one even commented that those that don’t appreciate England should leave, our flag means much to me, I am English but lived in Scotland for some years with my work and seeing how patriotic and proud the Scots are infuriates me as we are proud and our flag should be a symbol of our patriotism and we are living in England (I think), but it does seem to be the do gooder’s who are putting a cloud over our national status.


    All this at a time when locally more immigrants have been off loaded out of a truck and a couple of attempted break-ins have occurred over the weekend, and they send out guys to take down the FLAGS.


  2. There are a few flags in Tilbury and one or two are the Canadian flag. I think they are great and make the area look good.

    If it was a UKIP flag or BNP one I would be first to say get them rags down.

    It says a lot about 21st Century Britain political correctness when you can fly the Jamaican flag for example but not your own country

    I suppose we could have a referendum about it but I think the establishment may get burned again.


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