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Xàbia Shrimper

Spanish Shrimpers
Oct 24, 2003
Xàbia, España
According to a report on BBC News, the outdated law banning the display of national flags in the UK is to be scrapped. It is currently illegal to fly a national flag without permission from the local council unless it is flown from a vertical flagpole. A change in the law will allow national flags to be flown without permission however they are displayed. "It's ridiculous that someone could be prosecuted for displaying their national flag," said Housing and Planning Minister Yvette Cooper. A Peterborough family fell foul of the regulations during the World Cup when they were threatened with prosecution for flying the cross of St George outside their home. But a compromise was reached when the city council said the flags could be flown but only on special occasions. The council had claimed that a single vertical pole would have been fine but because two St George flags were flown at an angle to the house they were classed as advertising.

The fight against political correctness is gathering pace! BUT remember that such a rule change will allow other nationalities to fly their flag so some people need to avoid getting into a hissy fit just because some Lebanese wants to show solidarity with his countrymen ...