HACKNEY COUNCIL has reacted with a metaphorical Zzzzzzzz to Ed Miliband’s suggestion that town halls fly the Scottish flag.
The Labour leader’s odd idea is part of a last-minute drive by the leaders of England’s biggest political parties to save Scotland for the UK.
The council says it has not given any thought to the suggestion and does not possess a saltire (the St Andrew’s cross flag – or Bratach na h-Alba, as Gaelic-speakers have it).
The union flag would continue to reign over Mare Street, as above and below.
A Loving Dalston tip that one of the borough’s many pound shops may sell a saltire suitable for Mayor Jules Pipe to wave from the steps of the town hall, pictured, on Thursday 18 September 2014, when Scots vote in the independence referendum, was laughed off.
Opposition leader Miliband is joining PM David Cameron and his offsiderNick Clegg in an unplanned trip north to counter the cleverly put propaganda of Scottish Nationalist Party chief Alex Salmond.
A poll published last weekend has given AlSal and his supporters new hope of victory.
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