An advisor to the Derby Brexit Party welcomed the flying of the Union flag on the Council house on January 31, the day scheduled for Britain to leave the EU.
Councilor Alan Graves says he personally requested that the flag be flown because “it marks the independence of Britain” and that the occasion should be celebrated.
But Derby city council said the flag would have flown anyway, regardless of the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Mr. Graves said: “I was delighted when I was told that he was going to fly after the council said it had to check the protocol for the occasion with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and local governments.
“Quite simply, this is one of the most important occasions in British history for decades. But I also think that you have to take into account people who did not want to leave the EU.”
Derby city council told Derbyshire Live that the Union flag flies daily from the main mast of the council house.
A spokesman for the Council said: “We have not put in place any special arrangements for January 31”.
But Mr. Graves maintains his original claim and said, “I was told that there was a protocol on what flags to fly and when.
“They do not always fly the Union flag because sometimes they fly other flags depending on what the protocol says.
“I would make sure that on a date as important as the exit from the EU, we would show our support for the true independence of Great Britain. Our sovereign nation.
“I don’t care what the council says, but I care about my country and I’m sure I influenced the flying of the British Union flag on such an important date.”
Meanwhile, the government has announced that Union flags will be raised from all masts in Parliament Square on January 31 to mark Brexit Day.
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And a laser light exposure clock will be projected on the walls of 10 Downing Street, countdown until 11 p.m.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a cabinet meeting in the north of England before delivering a “special address” from Downing Street.
A specially struck Brexit 50p will also go into circulation on January 31, which reads peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations.
Last year plans were underway for a £ 10 coin in time for the original date of its departure on March 29 of last year, then the plan was changed to a 50p coin in circulation from mass for the revised date of October 31.
The postponement of the October date melted thousands of pieces.
Royal Mail refused to produce commemorative stamps.
National Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has said he would like to see a “leave means leave” celebration in front of Parliament on January 31.
On the two aborted departure dates, demonstrations took place in front of the parliament and resulted in clashes between the police and demonstrators.
Meanwhile in Brussels, it has been suggested that the Union Jack may be taken apart and placed in a museum.
But it is increasingly unlikely that Big Ben will not hear Britain’s exit from the EU after it was revealed that around £ 500,000 would be required to install temporary flooring in the tower St Elizabeth, which is already being renovated.
Although public money has been given, the government has indicated that its acceptance would cause logistical problems.