It seems the Met Police have let anti-terror laws go their heads, and they are now proposing a US-style law banning the burning of the Union Jack. Presumably, they will want to see the St George Cross, the Red Dragon and the St Andrew’s Cross covered as well.
The Daily’s office is not – as you might have gathered – full of liberal libertarians, but this is a step too far in cracking down on dissent. However, we aren’t willing to back Jenny Jones’ reason for opposing this new law: extremists need to “let off steam”…
“Let them burn flags. It is better than burning buildings. It is not desirable, but people have to let off steam somehow.”
Don’t burning flags give off toxic fumes? Not very green….