Waldorf and I are patriotic. Having fought in the Second World War, we believe in flying the flag. So does GDfB's Chief Fat Cat, Leo Boland, it would seem.
He has issued orders that henceforth, "That the Union Flag be flown every day from the Town Hall, Hendon".
Hear, hear say Waldorf and I.
Then comes the sting in the tail. Did the decision come from Barnet's wish to show national pride? Did the Councillors come together and say - 'let's do this'. Hmm no.
It turns out that Labour's Ruth Kelly has issued a circular saying that it's 'ok' for the Council to fly the flag. So when the Organ Grinder speaks, the Monkeys jump into action. The full decision reads:
11. OFFICER’S DECISION
I authorise the following action
11.1 That the Union Flag be flown every day from the Town Hall, Hendon in accordance with the Government’s proposals.
Off for a stroll in the park.