Union flag laws

DOES anyone remember the fuss some years ago about flying the Union flag in your garden, or from your window?

It was against the law and would entail a fine? What about the hangar doors of the flying boats on the Itchen. Didn’t they have a legal case to keep them painted like the Union flag? Am I right, or has my memory dimmed in the sands of time?

I was cogitating over this during the Jubilee celebrations, because everywhere and everything was painted with the good old British flag. Even toenails! Cakes, plastic bags, faces, hair, no matter where one looked.

Who lifted the rule on this and who made it in the first place?

It beggars belief what these faceless lawmakers can do – and didn’t these same people think it sacrilege to wipe one’s face with a Union flag tissue?

MRS ALMA DONOVAN, Shirley, Southampton.

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3:07pm Wed 27 Jun 12

bazzeroz says...

What the hell are you on about?
What the hell are you on about? bazzeroz

4:10pm Wed 27 Jun 12

downfader says...

bazzeroz wrote:
What the hell are you on about?
Took the words right from my keyboard. Exactly what I was thinking..

...this silly woman is obviously confused. There was a bit of a fuss 5 years back for displaying a St Georges but not a Union Jack. And it wasn't over legality at all, it was a load of nonsense about "racism" and how some flat residents had hung the flags somewhere over balconies at their block.
[quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: What the hell are you on about?[/p][/quote]Took the words right from my keyboard. Exactly what I was thinking.. ...this silly woman is obviously confused. There was a bit of a fuss 5 years back for displaying a St Georges but not a Union Jack. And it wasn't over legality at all, it was a load of nonsense about "racism" and how some flat residents had hung the flags somewhere over balconies at their block. downfader

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