Proposal To Fly Union Flag At Stormont All Year Turned Down

A proposal by the DUP to fly the Union flag every day at Stormont has been turned down.

DUP MLA Paula Bradley expressed her "disappointment" at the decision and said that some MLAs who claim to be unionist voted against the proposal.

She said: "It is deeply disappointing that some MLAs who claim to be unionists voted with SF and the SDLP against my proposal for flying the Union Flag every day.
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"It will be a matter for them to explain to the electorate why they decided to vote against the flying of their national flag. Had their votes been with the majority of unionists, the Union Flag would now fly on Stormont every day."

However, the number of days the Union flag will fly at Stormont has been increased by three.


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