Liverpool Antifascists

A FAR-RIGHT politician is to sue Merseyside police for flying a gay rights flag above a police station.

English Democrat Paul Rimmer, who recently failed in his bid to become mayor of Liverpool, was arrested in May after an argument in Toxteth’s Admiral Street police station over the flying of the iconic rainbow flag.

He answers police bail later this month, but has served the police with papers stating his intention to mount a private prosecution.

City leaders today condemned Mr Rimmer’s actions and praised the police for flying the flag on International Day Against

Homophobia.

But Mr Rimmer, 49, claims the police needed planning permission to fly anything other than a national flag or that of a saint under the terms of the Town and Country Planning Act.

He also claims that flying the rainbow flag may have been an act of sexual orientation discrimination contrary to the Equality…

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