Cabbie told to remove England flags
A PATRIOTIC taxi driver has been banned from flying the England flag from his cab during the Euros ... because killjoy council officials say it could cause "offence”. Cabbie Andrew Jenkinson decked out his taxi in red and white to support England during the Euro 2012 championships as he drove around the Yorkshire seaside resort of Scarborough.
But the 62-year-old grandad was left stunned when council bosses ordered him to remove the flags because putting them on his car was not a "safe practice” .
And when he complained they told him that it might lead to other cabbies displaying flags of other nations, which could potentially cause offence.
Ironically Andrew is a Conservative councillor for the Scarborough Borough Council...the authority that has told him to remove the flags.
The fuming cabbie last night blasted the ruling a "ridiculous and pathetic” and said he would defy the ban and keep flying the flags. (...)