The local planning authority has scrapped the European Union flag from the list of flags that can be flown across England without consent.
Tories have expressed support of the UK Government`s move back at local and national levels today.
“I wouldn’t allow it [the EU flag] to ever be flown under any circumstances,” Cllr Sean Woodward, leader of Fareham Borough Council said. He added: “Flagpoles are for flying national flags, not some foreign entity flags.”
Andrew RT Davies MS, leader of the Welsh Conservatives, said: “The Union flag is the symbol of our country’s values and beliefs as one United Kingdom.
“While some may wish the EU was a country it is not. Its flag is merely a symbol of an organization and therefore has that status.”
Despite Brexit, the European Regional Development Fund has given financial aid to the UK to assist with Covid reopening. As a requirement to receive financial aid for coronavirus recovery from the EU, some councils expect to see EU flags on display hence the move to scrap them from being flown will be ignored in such cases.
However, the Scottish First Minister has ordered the EU flag to be flown on a day-to-day basis. The EU flag will be flown on all Scottish Government buildings including the HQ at St Andrews House in Edinburgh and Victoria Quay in Leith except for specific flag flying dates.