Managing agents of flats in Brighton are being far too heavy-handed over a St George's flag.

Leaseholder Stuart Reeve was merely being patriotic when he hung the flag out of a back window at Leahurst Court Road.

After all, yesterday was St George's Day.

The managers have ordered him to take it down and are threatening to take legal action.

But they don't appear to have much of a case in law and they will look foolish if it ever comes to court.

Have they stopped to think what will happen in June, when we are celebrating both the Queen's Golden Jubilee and England taking part in the World Cup?

There will be so many flags flying at flats in Leahurst Court Road and all over England that no one will be able to stop them.