Monday, 8 October 2007
Raising the flag in Selby
At lunch time today Alice and a friend from Selby High School were invited to raise the Union flag outside the Civic Centre in Selby. One of the first things Gordon Brown did when he became Prime Minister was to scrap the strange rule that flags could only be flown for 18 days a year. Nigel Adams, the prospective conservative parliamentary candidate for Selby and Ainsty had lobbied Selby District Council to get them to arrange for a flag to be flown outside the Civic Centre. Alice and her friend had been nominated by their Head teacher. The publicity was distinctly low key with the photographer from the Selby Times as the sole representative from the press. Presumably there would have been a bigger crowd if Gordon Brown had called an election at the weekend. It would have been a nice photo opportunity for the launch of a parliamentary election campaign.