Beard Liberation Front
Media release 20th February
Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266
Campaigners say UKIP’s Paul Nuttall must come clean on beard claims
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that it is time for Paul Nuttall to come clean on stories that are circulating on social media that the UKIP leader is a former winner of the Beard of the Year. It is not clear if Nuttall has personally made the claim or it is coming from his supporters.
The BLF has called on Nuttall to make a statement to make clear that the claims are nothing to do with him but he has failed to respond
Beard of the Year is announced at the end of December each year after a poll from a shortlist of contenders. Previous winners include former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The BLF has made an official statement on the issue. It reads, ‘as the organisers of the annual Beard of the Year Award since 2000 we want to make it clear that Paul Nuttall has never been a contender for the honour, has not appeared on any shortlist and has never won the Award.’
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, with the Election due on Thursday it is more than time that Paul Nuttall came clean about fake stories that he is a former Beard of the Year winner. One of the great pogonophobic tropes is that the hirsute are hiding something under their beard. In Mr Nuttall’s case his silence suggests it could be true.