Cry for St George
A shopkeeper has been ordered to remove his flags celebrating St George by council officials who say they breach health and safety rules.
Phil Moffat has been told the 20 flags hoisted from lampposts near his shop in Tuebrook, Liverpool, are dangerous..a council spokesman said: "We are not trying to be spoilsports.
"There is a clear danger to Mr Moffat himself and an obvious road safety hazard. The flags could distract drivers, fall off and hit cars or pedestrians and it could encourage others to follow suit."
I suggest a few Council spoilsports tarred and feathered hanging from the posts would be a suitable alternative.
UPDATE : "A council which ordered a patriotic shopkeeper to remove England flags from outside his business has backed down. "