Royal Mail bans England flags from vans

Marco Green
June 17, 2018

'This is a company-wide policy across the business which covers flags and stickers across trollies, bikes, vans and lorries.

Royal Mail staff have been told that they can not display England flags or stickers for "health and safety" reasons during the World Cup.

"No other flag or insignia should be carried next to the Royal Mail brand and insignias".

Mr Allister, MLA for North Antrim, said: "Royal Mail has an attitude which obviously comes from a pretty warped mindset, in that they prohibit national pride for Englishmen in their national team but fall over themselves to embrace gay pride".

The Royal Mail isn't the only company to ban World Cup flags outside offices. Bosses claimed flags and stickers could become "hazards".

A postman in south-west London said: 'It's bonkers, frankly.

As the World Cup gets underway, football fans across England will be attaching their St George's Crosses to their homes and cars to show support.

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The World Cup kicks off today with hosts Russian Federation taking on Saudi Arabia at 4pm BST.

England play their first match on Monday night against Tunisia.

Whilst employees do not face a total ban on displaying flags, they are to be prohibited from Royal Mail vehicles.

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Previously enforced during for the 2014 tournament hosted in Brazil, the policy has been described as "bonkers" by staff, who were quick to highlight that other vehicles are allowed auto flags without causing any accidents.

'We do want our colleagues to have every opportunity to follow the World Cup but we need to continue to provide services to customers.

However, workers can put up flags in offices, with mail centres already having flags on display usually representing the countries workers come from.

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