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Lee Rigby tribute - update overnight
I found out this morning that the latest flags left in tribute over the weekend had been taken down by this morning.
I am waiting to hear from a friend who lives locally whether the information that Greenwich council had said they would not remove them again was an error, or whether the council have renaged on their earlier promise. Now - The statement is believed to have been passed on in good faith, but mistaken.
Local government has become very authoritarian in the last 20 years. Their obsession is with 'compliance'; they frequently outsource the important purpose of a council (street cleaning, maintenance, care of the elderly, gravedigging, lavatory attendant) but have well paid posts at the town hall (if you fit the criteria) for 'compliance officers'. It's Byzantine, dealing with them.