Yesterday, The Daily Express hailed news of a ban on EU flags at the BBC Proms. Unsurprisingly, it’s utter nonsense.

The Daily Express cried yesterday: ‘ABOUT TIME’: Farage hails decision to tell BBC Proms audience members to put EU flag AWAY‘, celebrating “the decision to remove a couple’s European Union flag from the BBC Proms audience.” The rag claimed:

“Remain campaigners were admonished for “disrupting” the event, after being ordered to remove several large EU flags…”

But it turns out no such ban exists. In response to the Express’ misreporting, the Royal Albert Hall stated:

“You may have seen in some newspapers that the Royal Albert Hall has banned EU flags from being waved during the BBC Proms.

We haven’t.”

The Daily Express’ confusing claims that EU flags have been banned…

BBC Proms and the Royal Albert Hall confirmed that “flags are permitted at the Proms and are traditionally part of the Last Night celebrations.”

“We have no objections to concertgoers bringing flags – including, of course, the EU flag – provided they do not interfere with the smooth running of the festival.”

Editorial standards evidently flagging at the Express

  1. Ian Stevenson says:

    We need a website which posts the findings of complaints against the media so all can check not have to find the small paragraph on page 17 when the original story has been on the front page.
    It would nice to have one which exposes lies like the Express story.

  2. JBigglesworth says:

    Imagine the headlines if EU officials banned the Union Flag at a cultural event….

    I don’t know what’s worse, Farage and the Tory press’s rabid xenophobia or their shameless hypocrisy.

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