Sunday, May 11, 2008

Cross Bones

Flag End Of The Day

A British fireman is facing prosecution for flying a $10 pirate flag, the skull-and-crossbones, outside his home for his daughter's pirate-themed eighth birthday party. David Waterman, faces legal action for refusing to remove the Jolly Roger flag. Under current laws, anyone flying a flag outside a residential property has to have planning permission unless it is the national flag.

FOOTNOTE: Golly, Roger.

7 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

This is English for you, some silly 'jobworth' who must have come across this silly law as taken it to the limits... I see flags for all sorts hanging around willy nilly.. Our laws are old and silly.. I feel ashamed.. ;O)

Maggie May said...

Yes... this kind of thing DOES make you ashamed to be English. As long as it was not hurting someone then what is the problem? We are so politically correct about everything. I would love to fly the George cross outside my house & perhaps the land of the rising sun flag would be appropriate too! It is good to have individuality. Gosh I'm writing a sermon here!

Misty Dawn said...

Wow! Around here, everyone flies pretty flags with scenes on them in their garden or on their porch.

Charles Gramlich said...

That's more ridiculous than I can even shake a stick at.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Unbelievable. Straight out of "tales of weird news". Meanwhile, the real criminals are free to walk the (pirate-free) streets..

Corey~living and loving said...

What a pure waste of time and money to pursue it. ugh.....

Jo Beaufoix said...

That is just so mean and ridiculous. I hope it didn't spoil the party. Tsk, sometimes our stupid laws defy belief.