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‘Are we not in Britain?’ Furious Greenwich residents say there is nothing wrong with Union Jack mural outside chip shop after council ordered owner to tear it down because they did not have planning permission

Furious Londoners today insisted there is nothing wrong with a Union flag mural outside their local chip shop after the local council ordered its owner to get rid of it because he did not have planning permission.

Chris Kanizi, who runs the Golden Chippy in Greenwich, south-east London, insists visitors love snapping selfies next to the patriotic mural, which shows a fish waving a Union flag alongside the caption ‘a Great British meal’.

Greenwich council said they received a ‘number of complaints’ about the mural and said it was an ‘unauthorised advert’. But locals could not see the issue, with one telling MailOnline today: ‘It’s a British flag. We are in Britain.’

Ainsley, a frequent visitor to the area, also blasted the council – which has insisted its stance against the mural was due to it being painted without permission in a conservation area rather than the fact it shows a Union flag.

‘It’s a British flag. We are in Britain and it’s celebrating Great British fish and chips. What’s wrong with that? The council should concentrate and put their time and money into things that actually matter.’

Long-time Greenwich resident John said: ‘It’s just the typical woke council. If that was a Palestinian flag, would they have such strong objections? I doubt it.

‘This chippy has been around here for 20 years. This is the second time they’ve taken a mural down.’

Steve Cooper, 60, is a worker at nearby Lewisham College and has lived in Greenwich for 20 years.

He said the mural ‘makes the area a much brighter place’, adding: ‘I think it’s lovely. What’s wrong with the Union Jack? Is that not the national flag? Are we not in Britain?

‘I use the chippy all the time. It’s excellent. The council wants to take that down but if you fly Palestinian flags in east London then it’s a different story.’

Chinese ex-pat Francis Cao, 23, lives in Greenwich and said she likes the mural because it gives Greenwich a new local landmark.

The shop assistant and university graduate moved to the area in September and said: ‘It’s nice because the shop is quite famous as one of the best. It’s a local icon. It gives the area a bit of character.

‘It’s quite fun. It also has the flag on it which is because it’s the national dish for Britain which is really cool.

‘It’s good branding. It gives the shop an identity and the area a local characteristic.

‘I don’t know why the council want to get rid of it. I feel that it just gives the area a good visual identity.’

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