As the England football team storm through their first games of the World Cup, one Lincolnshire MP said there need to be more England flags on public buildings to show support.
We asked people on Lincoln High Street if councils should fly more St George’s crosses in their area.
Lincolnshire MP, Nick Boles, believes so strongly in the idea that he launched a petition online to call for town halls, court houses, police stations and “even churches” to fly the national flag.
He managed to convince Prime Minster Theresa May to put up the flag outside Number 10 Downing Street.
In response to Lincolnshire Reporter’s story about the MP’s campaign, people debated whether councils should fly St George’s cross.
Some said the flag is “now too closely linked to extremist racists”, but others said that councils “should fly the flag all the time.”
If we are to continue with national teams we should have a national team, not just an admin area.
The “England flag” is now too closely linked to extremist racists. To me, and many others, it’s an embarrassment and a disgrace.
— Robert Steadman (@robsteadman) June 28, 2018
Always and not just during the world cup
— Tang (@rastang_233) June 28, 2018
i think we should to be honest, we should all the time really because our flag is who we are, its where we should take a page from americas book
— Vicky (@Vicky003145) June 28, 2018
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