See how stupid that sounds?
Hats off to Peter Smith for taking up this fight:
Peter Smith, 76, stood outside Hackney Town Hall for eight hours on St George’s Day last year waving the flag in protest at the council’s decision not to mark saints’ days.
But with the help of his local councillor Mr Smith has convinced chief executive Tim Shields to display the flag on April 23.
Mr Smith, of Banister House, Homerton Row, said: “I was born and raised here and I do feel strongly about the flag. Why can’t they fly it for one day of the year?
“It’s the way I was brought up. When I was a child, if the national anthem came on the television, my family used to stand because that was the way it was respected.”