Boris Johnson’s attempts to spin his announcement of the 2009 St George’s Day celebrations backfired on him this morning when BNP Assembly Member Richard Barnbrook claimed the Mayor had copied a BNP policy.
On Sunday Johnson announced details of this year’s celebrations and claimed the festival “has been ignored in London for far too long” despite former Mayor Ken Livingstone supporting the event in past years.
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2009’s celebrations will include a “major” concert in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 25th April and, as in past years, a Shakespeare celebration at the Globe theatre on Sunday 19 April. Johnson has also said he’ll fly the English flag outside City Hall on April 23rd.