Gay-friendly Yorkshire pub comes out in support of UKIP
A gay-friendly pub in Wakefield has shocked a minority of its customers by declaring support for the UKIP party.
The Harewood Arms in Wakefield, which is known for proudly flying the rainbow flag, has endorsed the right-wing party in the run-up to the general election.
The pub recently invited locals to a ‘meet and greet’ hosting two local candidates for UKIP.
It told fans on social media: “You can come along and meet the Wakefield Candidate – Alan Hazlehurst and also the Normanton/Pontefract candidate – Nathan Garbutt. Supporters or people not sure can come along and meet the candidates. We appreciate that some of you may or may not support or like the subject of politics and we advise people offended by the meeting not to attend. We will notify you of any other similar meetings before they happen in the future. Please note offensive or provocative comments will be removed.”
The pub also threw its weight behind the ‘UKIP Save The Pub’ campaign.
The pub has mainly had positive feedback from locals, but has had mixed comments.
One person wrote: “Well done for standing up against the fascists who want to destroy democracy.”
Another wrote: “UKIP well and truly suck, they also spout utter, utter b*******.”