UKIP Call For Pro-European Union Comics To Be Banned

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Today, the Daily Mail ran a story about European Union-funded comic books used to promote the EU to children saying,

Brussels officials have been accused of creating 'sinister propaganda' for children after producing a series of cartoons designed to teach children the virtues of the European Union.

The pro-EU comics, games and colouring books aim to counter growing euroscepticism across the continent by explaining how Brussels spends money helping hard-up businesses, farmers and hospitals.

The cartoons teach children about the Common Agricultural Policy, the work of the European Commission and how free movement across the continent helped erode national border controls.

Propaganda, it may be but it's hardly sinister. We covered the existence of such back in 2010 but the Daily Mail has just noticed.

And when the Daily Mail notice, then the anti-European membership political party UKIP notices, who tell us,

Comics for children extolling so-called virtues of the European Union should be banned, says UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall.

He is now writing to the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan demanding any such publication be withdrawn from schools across England and Wales.

Mr Nuttall says the publications are "essentially EU propaganda" and as such should be banned under Article 406 of the Education Act 1996, which forbids the promotion of partisan political views in schools.

Any excuse to run Judge Dredd's take on UKIP leader Nigel Farage….

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