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April 19, 2009

Defer not thy well-doing; be not like St. George, who is always a horseback, and never rides on

"Petty" regulations that will prevent town councils from flying the flag of England this St. George's Day are anything but. These regulations have no other purpose but to prevent the expression of English nationalism. This is going to get ugly.

The row follows Whitehall advice to local authorities telling them to display the patriotic flag on St George’s Day this week only if their town hall has more than one flagpole.

If the building has just a single pole, the Union Flag is supposed to be flown. But on St Andrew’s Day, the Scottish Saltire can be flown alone on a single flagpole in Scotland – and Welsh government buildings with only one pole can fly the Welsh Dragon on St David’s Day.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 19, 2009 08:43 AM