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By Prospect   November 2010

In defence of Oldham 30th September 2010

In response to Munira Mirza’s critique of multiculturalism (October), I’d like to point out that Oldham council has never banned the St George’s flag. Since the incorporation of the borough in 1974, the flag has flown from Oldham’s civic centre on St George’s Day, and there are various celebratory events of this day in several parts of the borough. During the World Cup, our website had the St George’s flag all over it. Nor are we in the habit of making “unnecessary” or “meddlesome” decisions.

Mirza quotes Ted Cantle, who coined the phrase…

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