Paul Nuttall has no idea how claims that he was leader of UKIP, ‘The Friendly Face of Racism’, appeared on his website. “Wasn’t me.” he said “Prove it.”
Nuttall blamed a ‘press officer’ for other, more believable claims; that he’d scored the winning goal in the 1966 World Cup final, held a PhD from John Lennon University and been awarded the Nobel Prize in Theoretical Physics, for work on limits to people fitting into a finite place.
He also admitted that previous claims that he lost “close personal friends” in the Hillsborough disaster were not strictly accurate. “I knew it couldn’t be true” said a teacher of Mr Nuttall at the time – “it was well known in the staff room that Paul didn’t have any friends at all, let alone a close one.”
“I was definitely at Hillsborough in 1989 though.” insists Nuttall now. “Geoff Hurst. ‘Some people are on the pitch, they think it’s all over’ – you don’t forget something like that.”
Mr Nuttall, a candidate in the Stoke parliamentary by-election,is campaigning to bring back honesty to UK politics. He is 63.