A suggestion by an Angus councillor to fly the England flag from the council’s HQ on Wednesday to mark their progress in the World Cup semi-finals has been branded as ‘daft’ by a nationalist opponent.
Forfar and District Conservative councillor Braden Davy has argued that flying the England flag would “show our support for our nearest neighbours”.
Mr Davy said: “The Scotland Office will be putting up the England flag and, in a spirit of camaraderie, let’s get it flying at Angus House too. I have no doubt our friends across the Tweed would do the same were Scotland making such progress.”
However, Montrose and District SNP councillor Bill Duff hit back: “This is a daft suggestion, and I don’t support it.
“The first stumbling block to this is I don’t believe we actually own an English flag and would have to go out and buy one.
“The council already has a clear flag policy which dictates which flag, usually the Saltire or Union Flag is flown on certain dates.
“Hardly a good use of resource in the current financial climate.”