The Jelly-Bellied Flag Flapper plans in full.
PUBLIC buildings in Scotland will be allowed to fly the Saltire year-round following a government climbdown in response to pressure from nationalists.
UK ministers will this week announce the lifting of restrictions on flag flying that have been in force since 1924. The rules stipulate that the Union Jack must must take precedence over all national flags on 18 days each year.
Jobcentres to fly Union Jack - Times Online
Public buildings, including job centres, schools and hospitals, are to be encouraged to fly the union jack and other national flags to boost national identity.
Ministers will this week announce the lifting of restrictions on flag flying that have been in force since 1924. They will allow public buildings to erect flagpoles and fly the union jack and national flags, including the cross of St George, the Saltire of Scotland and the red dragon of Wales every day.
At present, flying national flags from public buildings is restricted to 18 days a year, which include the Queen’s birthday and Remembrance Day.
I'm not sure The Times understands the rules as a they are at the moment, and of course scrapping a bunch of rules is nearly always good news but the jelly-bellied flag-flapping is a mere frippery and to have been constantly representing it as the answer to Gordon's desire for us to forget he is Scottish, sorry I meant to say, to have been constantly representing it as the answer to the lack of Britishness shows the shallow paucity of Labour's imagination.,