Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has called on the Government to have publicly funded buildings fly the Union Flag.
Mike has written to his colleague the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, to ask that plans are drawn up to have the Union Flag flown on public buildings right across the country.
In his letter, Mike said: “Britain should seize upon the national mood that we proudly saw earlier this year with both Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games. I believe that schools, in particular, that receive public funding should be compelled to prominently display the Union Flag, with the Government introducing legislation if necessary.”
Commenting, Mike said: “I always feel that it’s a shame that we only tend to see the Union Flag on display during special occasions. In America and Europe it is commonplace to see a nation’s flag flying above public buildings – something that I think we should introduce here. Quite simply, it’s a cheap, straightforward idea that would boost national pride.”