The issue of policing the protests arising from the removal of the Union Flag in Belfast have taken another turn tonight, as it was announced that, in an effort to raise the much needed funds for policing the protests, the area previously occupied by the controversial flag will now be offered up for adverting space.
Horse-murderers Tescos have already shown an early interest in filling the available slot, but they face stiff competition from Horse-murders Findus, and Horse-Murderers The Romanian National Beef Council, all of whom are looking to divert from the negative attention received from tricking people into eating animals which may or may not have had a name.
A Police Spokesperson has said [/quote] "It has cost over £15 million to police these protests, and we had to find the money from somewhere now that nobody wants to buy the nags we've been confiscating from the travellers any more."
The Unionist Forum have refused to comment on these developments, but a Source within the Party confirmed that whatever the situation is, and irregardless of their involvement in the decision process, they will be very reluctant to surrender.
Early indications are that the space will be available every day, except on recognised special occassions when the Union Flag will be flown. The policing of any protests arising from the removal of the advertising flags will be funded by the Advertising Standards Authority.