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Robert Smithson threatened for flying the Cross of St George by council scum.

Life in New Labours "Cool Britannia", so this is what they meant when they said "Things can only get better"?...
Proud father Robert Smithson was determined to give his twin sons a suitably patriotic welcome when they returned home for the first time since joining the Coldstream Guards.

The 18-year-olds had been standing guard outside Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace after completing their training, so their father thought it fitting to fly the English national flag from the family home.

The local council, however, took a dim view of his gesture.

After receiving a complaint from a member of the public, an official at Sunderland City Council wrote to 42-year-old Mr Smithson threatening him with a fine of up to £2,500 for illegally flying the flag from his suburban house.

The letter said he was breaking planning rules by flying the Cross of St George at the wrong angle.

Because it was horizontal and not vertical it was said to be classed as a form of advertising and required a licence from the local authority. If he didn’t obtain one, he faced prosecution and a £2,500 fine.
Of course a St George flag the tofu eating non jobs percieve as a rascist evil symbol, so busy are they masterbating over the glorious blue shit rag that makes up the EU flag. They believe that any other flag than the blue shit rag of the EU is something they can tax, drive out of existance.

Planning rules, any rules will do. Any display of loyalty to anything but the blue EU shit rag they see as an offence.

More importantly it gives the non jobs, the quislings in the local council a reason to throw their weight about at the people they see as their possessions. 
‘I would have laughed had the whole thing not been so serious,’ he said. ‘It was ridiculous.’

Mr Smithson, a gas engineer, said the only way to erect the flag vertically would be to ‘wedge it in the drainpipe’ where it would be ‘less secure’ and might fall down.

In the past he has decorated his house in Sunderland with the cross of St George for some England international football matches, but this time it was purely to support
his sons Richard and Robert.

‘I’m very proud,’ he said. ‘They’ve been serving their country and standing outside Buckingham Palace guarding the Queen and they may soon be going to Afghanistan.
‘When the Queen is in residence she flies the flag so I thought I would do the same when the boys came back. For somebody to put a complaint in about the national flag is bad enough, but the way the council has handled it is appalling.
‘Why did they send a threatening letter out first, when they could’ve just had a quiet word when they came out to look at the flag.’
Fortunately, further inquiries revealed the council officials had misinterpreted the rules and got it wrong. The latest Town and Country Planning Control of Advertisements
Regulations specifically excluded national flags, meaning Mr Smithson had no need to worry.
Phil Barrett, director of development and regeneration, said: ‘We have decided the flag can stay. We will be writing to Mr Smithson and apologising for any upset.

‘Sunderland City Council is very supportive of the Armed Forces and proud of the people from Sunderland who serve in them.’
So they threaten then find out that they are in the wrong, I do wonder if they actually deserve their highly paid non jobs playing tetris all day in cushy offices. Had that been the blue starred EU shitrag on display they would not have said a damn word.

For Sunderland Shitty Council to say they support the troops is nothing more than arsewater. Fucking worthless pen pushing cunts the lot of them.

A vote for the fat bloated cuntbubble Gordon Brown or any member of the fascist New Labour scum is a vote for this sort of fuckwittery. Another Labour term will see the abolition of any other flag bar the blue starred EU shitrag.

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All Seeing Eye said...

There is also an urgent need to track down the "member of the public" scum who complained and to do something involving the proximity of neck and piano wire.

banned said...

This might well be a case of malfeasance in public office.
If it could be shown that the individual Sunderland Council 'worker' who made the original demand to remove the flag did so in support of his own private agenda.
I would write to him personally to point that out and insist upon a response.

Sue said...

The UK is the only country in the world that does this.

There are a myriad of Spanish flags flying in the town where I live and proud of it the people are too!

Why would anyone object, complaining scum needs to be shot for treason!