On Saturday at the Telford demo, John Salvage from the Black Country branch,was appalled to see what state the Union Flag was in that was flying over the Police Station.
John was so annoyed at this he composed the following letter to Police HQ to show his disgust.
Telford & Wrekin Police HQ. July 4th, 2010
The Chief Inspector.
Firstly, the British National (West Midlands region) would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your officers, for allowing us to peacefully, and with dignity and passion, conduct a protest about the growing problem of grooming of young British girls, by older, mainly Muslim males.
On Saturday the 2nd of July, your officers were very professional, and the day went very well, as is normally the case with this type of activism undertaken by the party. Officers, both on foot and in Police vehicles, were respectful, and undertook their duty very well indeed. This contributed to the excellent response by the public, whom for the most part, were warm, welcoming, and in agreement with the aim of the protest.
However, upon reaching the Police Station, some of our activists noticed that the Union Flag, displayed at the front of the building, was, considering the ongoing deaths of our soldiers in Afghanistan, not particularly in the best order. The flag was in fact quite dirty, and looked rather ragged. To this end, could we respectfully remind you of the dignity and meaning of the Union Flag at this point on time, and ask you to ensure its future appearance is clean, bright, and in keeping with a British institution such as the Police Service?
Once again, thank you very much for your professionalism, and hopefully we can be reassured of our request for the Union Flag to also look as professional and dignified as one would expect.
Alwyn Deacon, Regional Organiser.
West Midlands British National Party.
PO BOX 5057, Nuneaton, CV11 9FP
This Letter was sent on Monday 4th July, I am waiting for a response.
I will publish the reply on this blog as soon as (if) I receive one.