Today the London Assembly debated a motion to lower the flag of the European Union from the flagpole outside City Hall, and to replace it with the flag of England, to fly alongside the Union Flag on the adjacent flagpole following the historic EU Referendum. The motion was proposed by UKIP London Assembly Member David Kurten and seconded by his colleague Peter Whittle AM. The motion failed with Labour, the Greens and the Liberal Democrat AM Caroline Pidgeon voting against.
UKIP London Assembly member David Kurten said: “It is disappointing to see that the London Assembly has voted against lowering the EU flag following the historic referendum result only two weeks ago.
“London is not just a great city, but it is of course the capital of England and the United Kingdom. In town and city halls around the world it is customary to fly the flag of the nation you are part of.
"Lowering the EU flag and raising the cross of St George outside City Hall would have been a purely symbolic act, but nevertheless an act which would have humbly recognised that the metropolitan elite must begin to listen to the people of the nation.
“More people in London voted to leave the EU than voted to put Sadiq Khan in office, and many of these voters believe it is a travesty that the EU flag is still flying outside City Hall even after the nation has voted for independence."