UKIP’s candidate in Copeland has made Paul Nuttall’s day worse – by blaming the media for apparently ‘dredging up’ his comments about Hillsborough.
You’ll note that Nuttall has been under fire since yesterday afternoon, after it emerged he had falsely claimed he had lost friends in the Hillsborough disaster.
Nuttall then dug a deeper hole by blaming his staff for the error.
But Fiona Mills, UKIP’s candidate in Copeland, has breathed new life into the controversy. She told a reporter today:
Paul is doing really well in Stoke. The media are dredging up old stories, anything to discredit him…
He would never knowingly deceive anybody and I think this is just appalling to dredge this up.
I know Paul quite well and he’s upset about this. He didn’t know that was on his website. You can’t keep track of absolutely everything.
He’s been honest enough to say actually what was written there was wrong.
Did Paul Nuttall know about the time he claimed to be “a survivor of the Hillsborough disaster”?
And here we are, straight from the horse's mouth, BBC Question Time 22/01/2015. Paul Nuttall "I'm a survivor of the Hillsborough Disaster" pic.twitter.com/ikjZguqx7j
— Tony Hughes (@TheProtestBoard) February 14, 2017
Paul Nuttall has now taken his entire website offline.