Here’s a response from Warwick University regarding my last post:‘Please do not believe all you read in the newspapers. The Daily Mail for instance could not even get my name right! -the University is actually
actively encouraging students to put out their flags during the world
cup and their are many university posters around the campus saying this.
All we asked was that they wait until the world cup starts, which of
course it has now begun the England team are now on site, and to take
them down when the world cup is over.
Out of our 18,000 students only 6 refused to wait and refused to take
their flags and bunting down until the World cup campaign had started
which of course it has now with England arriving in Korea. IF those 6
want to be unco-oparative that’s sad but fine - we are leaving them to
As for non externally visible flags they can have them up in their
rooms whenever they like - there have never been restrictions on this.
We restrict external flags to special occasions such as Royal events
The University has no problem with UK flags - if you look at the
University’s home page www.warwick.ac.uk You will even see a link to the
world cup stuff and a St George’s cross and a history of the flag so we
clearly do not believe in that politically correct nonsense about the
flags upsetting other nationalities or being racist.Peter Dunn
University of Warwick’