An ex squaddie with a brother and son still serving has raised a Union Flag on his house. Blythe Valley Council has ordered him to remove it. Their first argument was that it was unsafe (the man is a H&S Manager), their second argument was that it was an illegal advertisement and then finally they said it was against the law as the flagpole was not horizontal. The local news interviewed a councillor who thought the overpaid officials who were insisting on this being removed were silly but he didn't promise to stop them. They also interviewed the local MP Ronnie Bell, who has a son serving in the Army (not many of those in the Labour party) who passed one or two remarks not entirely suitable for repeating on such a delicate forum as this. Anyone know where I can buy a flagpole.