British Far Right groups are demanding that the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan removes the European Union flag from City Hall immediately. They claim that ever since Theresa May triggered article 50, Britain is no longer part of the EU and therefore the E.U flag shouldn’t be flying anywhere in Britain, and especially not at London’s City Hall.
UKIP London Assembly member David Kurten, who became an assembly member last year and also stands as the party’s education spokesman, asked the Mayor to stop flying the European Union flag alongside the Union Flag outside City Hall.
Mr Kurten said: “Now that Article 50 has been triggered, will you remove the flag of the European Union from outside City Hall, as the majority of people in both England and the United Kingdom voted to leave, and it is inappropriate for the Mayor of our capital city to fly the flag of a foreign power?”
“I would encourage the Mayor to stop looking backwards, and follow the rest of the country in looking forwards to a bright Brexit future. I look forward to the Mayor heeding my advice and taking down the EU flag from City Hall,” he added.
Immediately, UKIP members took to Twitter to say that they agree with Mr Kurten and that they demand the EU flag to be taken down from City Hall.
“This is a democracy and millions of Britons voted Leave, so we must leave and bring down the flag,” a Brexiteer wrote on Twitter.
Other Brexiteers accused the Mayor Sadiq Khan of being a “Europe lover” and claimed that he should get over the fact that the Remainers lost.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said that officially Britain is still part of the EU and when the final negotiations are done and Britain officially leaves the Union, then he will take down the flag.
The Mayor said: “Our city will continue to look outwards and trade and engage with the entire world – including the European Union – and we will continue to fly the EU flag outside City Hall. I believe it also sends an important message to the almost one million Europeans living in London, who make a huge contribution to our city.”
“It will take time to negotiate an exit. For now, the UK and London are still part of the European Union,” he concluded.
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