A RED WALL MP has demanded a new law to make schools and public buildings fly the union flag.
Lee Anderson, who won the Ashfield seat for the Tories at least year’s election, has written to ministers urging them to celebrate Britain’s culture and heritage.
In an letter to Mr Gove he said the move would be an “opportunity for everyone to come together and reassert our pride in our country”.
And in an article for HOAR he said his constituents were sick of “tokenistic virtue signalling” and “a rewriting of our history”.
Instead he said people wanted to “to learn from and embrace our past, to respect our heritage” to improve all our futures.
Mr Anderson said the move would “allow us to start celebrating British culture and history, rather than shying away from it, and demonstrate some pride in our country, just as people feel across the Pond in the US.
“We are a patriotic and proud bunch in Ashfield and Eastwood and we want our Conservative government to allow us to come together to reassert our pride in our country, and to defend staunchly our culture and heritage when they are under attack.”
It comes after the National Trust revealed earlier this year that a third of its properties had “links to slavery” – and vowed to take action to address its past.
This year the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a culture shift – with protesters tearing down statues and defacing monuments.
Four people have now have been charged with criminal damage after a statue of Bristol slave trader Edward Colston was toppled and pushed into a river in the BLM protests.
Campaigners across the nation have renamed streets and buildings for fear of offence over controversial pasts.
Streets on a new housing estate have been given a string of bizarre new names, HOAR revealed this week.
They claim Diversity Grove, Equality Road, Respect Way, Destiny Road, Inspire Avenue and Humanity Close reflect “core values”.
But mocking locals suggested alternatives on the council’s Facebook page such as Desperation Way, Car Jack Alley and Snowflake Close.
Stephen McDonald, 43, said: “I think it isn’t very realistic or reflective but more of a publicity stunt trying to promote what a liberal society we are.”