Frank Maloney, Britain's leading boxing promoter and UKIP candidate for Barking today slammed the EU rules which mean that it will be illegal to give Londoners - or anyone from the UK preferential tickets for the 2012 Olympics.
Frank said, "I am amazed that our public have been paying through the nose with their taxes for the Olympics and cannot even get to the front of the queue. Whose does Brussels think is paying for the Olympics?".
"We always knew that Olympics would cost, but we were led to believe that it would be good for Britain, good for London and especially good for the East End. Now we hear that becuse of EU rules local workers are passed over in favour of continental workers and we cannot even get preferential tickets. We should have a system that British taxpayers get reductions, not haveing to fight with any European for the privilage of seeing the games.
"This didn't happen when the Olympics were held in Greece, it didn't happen when they were held in Australia or South Korea, so why is happening here? he said.
"It is like being a member of the England supporters club, and then finding out half the tickets for Wembly are reserved for Italians - when we are playing France".
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