UK tourists outraged over new Union Jack rules in France and 'it's wrong'

UK tourists in France have been left outraged after a town marked D-Day without the Union Flag in a huge Brexit snub. The decision has been met with fury from Brits after a French town opted to mark the D-Day landings and Second World War commemoration event without using the Union Jack.

Pictures have revealed the bunting showing a range of world flags including Switzerland, Ireland and Sweden which remained neutral during the Second World War. Carole Zarb, 54, of the town’s tourism board, blamed the town hall for the move.

But another local said: "We think it is because of Brexit. We are not behind their decision.” Twitter/X user Ben Mayne shared the images, saying: "Yesterday with @ErikDorrGMOH @WeHappyFew506 @LegerBattleTour we looked at the battles around Carentan. From Purple Heart Lane to walking through Easy Companys attack on Carentan from the west. The group also got to hear lots of stories on Easy Company veterans plus others from @WW2TV who met us at locations and did the walk with the group."

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Neil Geddes, a 59-year-old engineer from Fleetwood, Lancs, told The Sun: “It’s wrong, considering our involvement in France’s evacuation and liberation.” A second fumed: "For the brave contribution our country gave to defeating evil we should never be forgotten.”

Another sniped: "French forget how many military from U and Commonwealth Countries, US and Russia died to free France after they had capitulated to Adolf Hitler because they didn't want to fight anymore or see their cities destroyed. Next time you are on your own."

"It cannot be blamed on Brexit only on ingratitude some thing is not unusual in the French mentality, they have been continually help out of a hole they have dug for themselves and it is of course highly embarrassing !" another raged.

"Hopefully a Scottish flag will be flying when independence is achieved and we are back in a world leading union," another sniped.