Today is St George’s day and our patron saint and Englishness will be celebrated in West Bromwich with an annual parade on Sunday 28th April. For a time, it looked as if the parade would not take place. The organisers claim that the council was imposing impossible costs. Then following a meeting, a £1,000 council grant solved the problems. And the council took more than its fair share of the credit for solving a problem of its own making.