Source: Daily Mail
- Senior officials cause outrage by suggesting member states should drop their flags in favour of the EU design
- UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said this is further evidence of Britain’s identity being trampled
It has become traditional for David Cameron to appear at European summits in front of both the Union Jack and the EU emblem to illustrate the ‘dual sovereignty’ between London and Brussels.
But now a senior EU official has caused outrage by appearing to suggest that the national flags of member states should be dropped in favour of the EU design of a circle of stars on a blue background.
Christine Roger, the communications director of the European Council, the EU’s governing body, made her comments in a speech to 650 ‘spin doctors’ from local authorities across Europe, including the UK.