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Local Government Minister Grant Shapps hails victory for common sense

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Grant Shapps, Minister for Local Government, said: “Ahead of the world cup, communities across England will want to wave the flag of St …

Grant Shapps, Minister for Local Government, said:

Ahead of the world cup, communities across England will want to wave the flag of St George with pride. Councils should show some common sense and not be over-zealous in applying petty rules. The World Cup is a great opportunity for local communities of all backgrounds to pull together. Councils should do their bit in helping reclaim the English flag as a proud symbol of our nation’s identity.

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