London Evening Standard
Union Jack ban at Covent Garden.
TRADERS at Covent Garden have told of their outrage over “ludicrous” new regulations banning them from selling items displaying the Union Jack.
With only two weeks to go until the royal wedding, a number of traders in the Apple Market area – popular with tourists looking for souvenirs and gifts – have been sent a letter ordering them to stop selling merchandise displaying the flag immediately.
Managers at Savage, a shop specialising in T-shirts, said they had heard about the new regulations but they have not been told to stop selling products bearing the Union Jack.