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British far-left continues war against national flag of England

Homeowner’s association orders resident to paint over English flag. Say flag is “‘injurious to the interests of neighbours.”

From UK Mail Online…

An ex-soldier who painted a St George’s flag on his front door was ordered to cover it up by his landlords who claim it could be considered ‘offensive’ and may bring ‘distress’ to neighbours.

Steven Rolfe, 52, painted the red and white colours of the English flag on his rented home in Preston, Lancashire, in 2003. He also said he put up hanging baskets to celebrate his love of England and mark his former career in the forces.

But despite being runner-up in a council ‘best kept house’ competition, he has now received a letter ten years on from an official at property management firm Places for People saying neighbours could be ‘alarmed’ by the symbol.

The letter also warned the design could place him in a catagory of ‘nuisance neighbours’ and said it could mean him being evicted if he failed to cover it up.

The landlords have now apologised for calling the flag ‘offensive’ but said Mr Rolfe must still repaint the door because he does not have the proper permission and the door ‘does not meet our decoration specifications’.

In a letter to Mr Rolfe, Neighbourhood Officer Leanne Hardy initially gave him 14 days to repaint the door saying: ‘It has been brought to my attention that you have painted your front door in a way that could be considered offensive.’

Mr Rolfe asked for permission to keep the flag but Ms Hardy sent another letter refusing his request and giving him seven days to paint over it in one colour.

She also warned him that failure could mean him being in breach of his tenancy agreement.

In her letter Ms Hardy said the flag design fell foul of rules tackling unruly tenants who caused ‘a nuisance, annoyance, disturbance or harassment’ of others.

Ms Hardy also said his conduct breached tenancy conditions concerning those tenants who were ‘injurious to the interests of neighbours’ and those who ’cause distress, alarm or interfere with the peace and comfort of any other person’.