Thursday 23 April 2015 by Luke Geoghegan

UKIP asks Google to ‘forget’ St. George was actually a Greek immigrant

St George UKIP application

UKIP has made a submission to search giant Google via their ‘Right To Forget’ programme, in an effort to remove all online references to St George’s Greek nationality.

The service was launched by Google last year to allow Europeans to ask for personal data and historical references related to them to be removed from online search results.

The broadly accepted consensus on St Georgios (as he is known throughout most of the world) is that he was most likely born during the late third century to a Greek-Roman army official father and Greek native mother, in what is actually present-day Syria.

A UKIP spokesperson told us, “These allegations are entirely without basis and not in keeping with what we consider to be the ‘real’ St George celebrated on these isles.

“Our own historians have established that he was in fact almost certainly from Tunbridge Wells, and that the dragon was likely of eastern European origin and on an expired student visa just here to exploit our soft-touch benefits system.

In related news, UKIP’s application for Google to forget George’s heritage has sparked debate amongst political commentators and government officials alike as to whether someone with such obvious links to Syria is an appropriate patron saint for modern Britain.

“One thing’s for certain, it’s a good thing he’s not returning from that region today,” a Home Office source told us.

“I doubt he’d get past the border, but if he did, the security services might have a few questions as to what exactly his military aspirations were over there.”

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