WE have all learned recently that Camden Council can get mighty confused over its policy on royal beacons, having changed its mind endlessly on whether to light one for the Queen’s 90th birthday or not last week. But what are its guidelines on flying flags from the council headquarters in King’s Cross?
This weekend, the green, white and orange tricolour of Ireland could be seen billowing from a Town Hall window, leading passers-by to comment that Camden had no such confusion over whether to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
Such an explanation wasn’t so simple, however, as a council press official explained in a statement earlier today: “Camden’s buildings are not directly governed by the government protocol on flag-flying, although we are guided by their advice taking decisions on a case by case basis. The Irish flag seen hanging out of a window in the Town Hall over the weekend was not authorized by the Council and we are currently investigating this matter.”