People were bristling at the idea of bells and flags for Prince Andrew’s birthday – 9 ringing takedowns

On the 19th of February, Prince Andrew will turn 60. As he is the son of the Queen, the government felt it would be appropriate for councils to fly the Union Flag on that day, and they out sent a reminder.

Although the advice was pulled later the same day due to complaints, Westminster Abbey confirmed that bells would be rung for the occasion.

With controversy surrounding Prince Andrew over his friendship with convicted sex trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein, as well as allegations he strongly denies of both sexual offences and refusal to cooperate with an FBI investigation, Twitter weighed in on the suggested celebrations.

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Before the government’s flag ruling had been unceremoniously lowered and thrown in a bin, Liverpool City Council was leading the rallying cry against it.

Now, that’s a Northern Powerhouse.

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