Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Individuality Flags, On The Orders Of The State

Sometimes the State's imposition on the individual (or one particular individual) is outrageous, sometimes it's evil, sometimes it's simply wrong. This case is just pathetic.

I may be a month late in coming across this story (it's come to my notice thanks to Nanny Knows Best) but it hasn't exactly improved with age. A Derby County fan is told that flying flags representing his beloved football club from the roof of his house is, get this, a criminal offence. A (I'll say it again) criminal offence that carries with it a maximum penalty of £10,500. A Union Jack or a St George's flag would be fine, but the flags of a football club are considered to be advertising, and, therefore, illegal.

You could argue that flying the flags of the nation is advertising too. But it would be advertising the State, and they'd never consider that to be illegal.

Lunacy and hypocrisy in equal measure.

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