BBC faces demands for Union flag to be flown at HQ 'It's a publicly-funded organisation!'

The Union Jack will be flown above every UK Government building every day in an effort by the government to restore its use in public places, according to new government guidance. But speaking to talkRADIO earlier Kevin O’Sullivan joked the policy should be extended to the BBC “since it’s a publicly-funded organisation!”. He also questioned whether the flags will be taken up by councils up and down the country adding the nation will be able to see “who really love their country”.

Speaking to talkRADIO host Mike Graham Mr O’Sullivan delighted in the news the Union Jack will fly above “every government building” as well as efforts to “stop them flying the European flag.”

He mused that it will be interesting to see “how many of these town halls really love their country” adding  “I’ll think a lot of them won’t (fly the flag).”

But he suggested the policy should stretch further and apply to the BBC as well.

He said how “an even better proposal” would be to make the BBC fly the flag above all of their buildings “since it’s a publicly-funded organisation!”

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Ms Munchetty and BBC Breakfast co-host Charlie Stayt had previously faced backlash after Mr Stay appeared to mock Housing Secretary Rober Jenrick over the “small” Union flag displayed behind him during a recent interview.

In the interview in question with Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Charlie Stayt said: “I think your flag is not up to standard size government interview…measurements.s

“I think it’s just a little bit small. But that’s your department really!”

Munchetty was heard giggling in the background and Stayt continued: “Just a thought.”

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