June 28, 2018 4.57 pm This story is over 69 months old

“It’s our nation”: Should councils fly the England flag?

Is national pride catching wind?

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.”


What do you think to the idea? Let us know in the poll below: