Great Article from the Daily Star today about the "Great Brit" postmaster sacked after banning customers who could not speak English is standing as an MEP.
Deva Kumarasiri, 40, will be a candidate in June’s Euro-elections for the United Kingdom Independence Party.
He won the Daily Star’s first ever Great Brit award last month after barring immigrants who have not bothered to learn the lingo from a Post Office in Sneinton, Nottingham.
The dad-of-two, who came here from Sri Lanka 18 years ago, was asked to stand by UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Deva said: “Nigel got in touch and invited me to London for a chat and we very quickly found that we had lots in common.
“I had no hesitation in joining UKIP and agreeing to stand for them in the Euro elections, because I want to get elected and speak up for Britain. There are only nine weeks before voting, so there’s a lot of work to be done.
“My priorities will be to save the pound and to push for British jobs for British workers.
“I’ll campaign for newcomers to Britain to learn English and seek to persuade them that integration is absolutely vital to the country’s future.”
Deva admitted he faced a “daunting task” to win one of six East Midlands seats.
But he said: “It’s a great opportunity to get my message across.”
Mr Farage said: “Deva is someone who has passion, belief and patriotism.
“This may be his first blooding in national politics, but he has struck a chord with many people in this country and is a guy who is going places.”