Above, Ukip’s deputy leader Paul Nuttall crisising the EU’s latest proposal. Patriots beware, take your blood pressure pills before listening to the video especially when listening to the German Madam Chairman’s reply.
The new regulations, contained in an “own initiative” report on “the European dimension in sport” – drafted by centre-right Spanish MEP Santiago Fisas Ayxela – were presented to the European Parliament’s Culture Committee today.
The report was drawn up in the wake of the Lisbon Treaty, which has extended the powers of the union into our national sporting lives. And among its measures is a proposal to ensure that European national sports teams and the stadia in which they play will, in future, have to display the blue with yellow stars of the EU flag alongside their own national insignia.