Those of you who bedeck your houses with the Cross of St George on St George's Day, April 23rd, may well be advised to avoid the People's Republic of Hounslow this year.
Seemingly Nanny's friends in the council there have decided that St George, Patron Saint of England, is socially divisive.
They are so worried about causing a "divisive rift" in their electorate, that they will not be flying the Cross of St George over the civic centre.
Now, at first sight, this may just about be palatable; if all others were treated equally, we all know how Nanny believes in treating people equally!
Unfortunately, and not surprisingly, this is not the case. You see, Ladies and Gentlemen, in Nanny's Britain some are more equal than others.
In particular the following organisations/groups are considered by Hounslow to be more equal than the English:
-The International Co-operators (can someone tell me who the hell these people are?)
All of the above had their flags flown, above the civic centre, on their "special days".
One brave soul, Labour no less, tried to get the council to fly the flag. Cllr Peta Vaught, (Lab, Heston Central) put a motion to the ruling Labour Group's last meeting; to raise the flag over the civic centre on St George's Day, along with articles in the council's HM magazine and events for local schools.
However, her fellow councillors defeated the motion - with only one other Cllr Gopal Dhillon, also Heston Central voting for it.
Cllr John Connelly, a former Labour group leader turned Independent, put the matter rather succinctly:
"It is a decision of donkeys. Given that the council celebrates Diwali with fireworks and other ethnic minority festivals, I suspect many residents will be highly offended by what appears to be a snub to the indigenous community...Even a Scot like myself, who regarded Beckham as the hero of the European Championships in Portugal following his penalty miss, could not fail to notice that the community at large embraced the flag in the support of England."
"Indeed in Hounslow I suspect I saw as many residents of Asian origin displaying the flag on their cars as I saw in cars driven by white drivers...I imagine Tony Blair and his associates will be deeply embarrassed by this decision...".
I have said this before, and I will keep saying it until people wake up and take notice, we are becoming foreigners in our own country.