Union Flag to be flown in UK except Scotland

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  1. How have all of you missed this one. It would appear that the Union Flag, by Central Government order, will be flown on all public buildings daily.

    EXCEPT of course Scotland, this is from a Government made up of a Scottish PM various others from north of the border.

    SOME UNION, maybe it is time to call it a day and go our separate ways.


  2. Hee hee, I was wondering when you guys were going to notice this one. Actually doesn't count in Northern Ireland either, and I would be suprised if the Welsh take down their flag for the Union flag.

    The only arguement I would have against it is that since I was a kid, the Saltire could be seen everywhere in Edinburgh (my home town) with a few Union Flags about (the castle for example). This was also during the pc brigade in the 80's and 90's when you hardly ever saw either the English or the 'racist symbol' British flag flying in your average English city.

    The fact that England is at last reclaiming either of 'their' flags is good, but you can hardly expect the other nations to get all excited and change their rules.

    Not looking for a bite here, I'm perfecty happy with the British tag, but devolution is a fact - so the Scottish flag should be seen in Scotland. And the British flag should be seen at places like UK military bases. The Scottish parliament has the Union flag flying next to the Saltire (and the EU flag).

    Maybe at some point in the future the English might have the balls to fly the English flag in England?
  3. At least you don't have the embarrassment of a Fleur-de-Lis being flown above the National Flag of Canada in Quebec, any chance you lot can revoke their lease.... :thumright: (pretty please)
  4. hackle

    hackle Badgeman Moderator

    So, no real change from what happens now in Scotland.

    I'm a Scot who lives in Scotland and am personally glad to see the Union Flag as well as the Saltire north of the border. I also appreciate seeing St George's Flag, as well as the Union Flag, when I am south of the border. Just don't exaggerate the implications of this story.
  5. I was in Auld Reekie recently and it was good to see both the Saltire and the Union Flag flying.
  6. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Meanwhile I notice that that ardent Socialist Finknottle does not use the Saltire for his avatar but prefers the Royal emblem of King William the Lion (but without the border), so perhaps there is some good in him after all ..
  7. The Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh Waverley also flies the Union flag (as well as the saltire), unusual since it isn't a public building.

    I agree with hackle and finknottle, good to see the union flag flying here.
  8. I woulkdn`t fly the Union Flag or Englands Cross on my car up here, for the same reason I wouldn`t fly the Saltire on it in England, It would just end up as scrap metal, sad but true. :w00t:
  9. Best flag in the world , "The White Ensign" , cant be beaten . :salut: :salut: :salut:
  10. Scotland, Wales, etc aside - it is about time we at least began to feel free to fly the union flag again. It should put an end to those poxy do-gooders in various councils around the country who seem to have a problem with flying it or doing anything vaguely British for fear of upsetting the visitors.

  11. Yes I agee, This weekend in Sunderland we had our 19th International Airshow with HMS Albion anchored off as back-drop to the show. On both days the show ended with the Band of The Royal Marines,Scotland, ending with sunset in the ground shows' arena. The Captain of Albion took the salute, brought pride to my heart and tears to my eyes. The croud loved it.The ground RN,RNR and Royal Marine Commando display teams were also excellent. Quite a few Officers,Senior and junior rates from Albion interacted with the crowd and were brilliant.Albion and her Royal Marines did a beach landing using all her amphibious craft and vehicles, watched by .5 million people on both days and going on from around me everyone was impressed and loved it.
    Sultan Field Gun crew were up here as well. I was really thrilled by this great RN input to the show. BZ to everyone.You did the Service proud.
  12. Didn't miss it, just didn't consider it worth worrying about - there are far more pressing problems than a few so-called nationalists stance on what flag is flown. - personally I don't give a toss that the Scots or the Welsh or the Irish fly their respective flags.

    It seems to be the intention of Nu Liebour to disect the Union at any opportunity, despite what Mr Brown says.

    In Government circles, ever since Liebour was voted in, they have called it Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English Regions (as a certain vertically challenged person was wont to say quite often).
    It is still so called today, if you check out the Gov websites.

    So the Jocks can fly their Saltire until such time that they become the 80th Arondissement of the French Dictatorship - oops sorry, I meant Republic, and then they'll have to fly the Tricoleur.... :p
  13. =)

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