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Fri Mar 19, 2021, 10:42 AM

'FLAGS!' insist Tories

The Tories have robustly insisted that ‘FLAGS!’

It comes in the wake of some controversial rhetoric yesterday that many saw as not ‘FLAGS’.
It is expected that there will be 92 laws about flags created today and everyone who doesn’t like flags will have to go to prison.

It is expected that Tories will continue to insist that ‘FLAGS’ throughout the weekend until Tuesday or Wednesday when they will begin to demand ‘STATUES’ or possibly ‘MONARCHS’ instead.


Having a country run by English white supremacist patriarchal nationalists is so very tedious. Although credit were credit is due - they are very good at whipping up the xenophobic crowd to distract them from the shit job they are actually doing

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Emrys Mar 2021 #1
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muriel_volestrangler Mar 2021 #4

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 12:25 PM

1. Given the Tories' intent to plaster everywhere - including Scottish playparks - with Union flags,

I had to check the OP was from NewsThump:

Tories plot Union flag blitz in Scottish towns to stop independence

SCOTTISH playparks could be plastered with Union flags in an attempt to quell support for independence.

British branding could also be placed on community centres in towns and villages under the UK Government’s plans to prevent a Yes vote.

Spearheaded by Scottish Secretary Alister Jack, the measures will see Holyrood bypassed as Westminster hands money directly to councils and other local bodies in Scotland. But the SNP have warned the promises will amount to real-terms cuts, not cash boosts.

The funding is expected to go towards community centres, local parks, shared spaces projects and other schemes "that make an obvious impact on regenerating a local community", the Telegraph has reported.

"We want people in Scotland to see where the butter comes from," one Cabinet minister told the paper.


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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 08:27 AM

2. Money to local councils

Sound like bribes, using public spaces sounds like in kind donations, I have no idea what the impact of some vague notion of nationalism would have by displaying Flags

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Response to Cosmo Blues (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 01:17 PM

3. Look at it this way...

The EU had their flag plastered over plenty of stuff paid for with EU regeneration funds and it made no difference whatsoever in areas benefiting from that in the 2016 referendum.

As to the flag thing. I find that flag shaggers shut up pretty quickly when you point out where flags are manufactured.

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Mon Mar 22, 2021, 06:44 PM

4. BBC chief told to use 'more than one union jack' in annual report

Not Newsthump:

Tim Davie, the BBC’s director-general, has been taken to task by a Conservative MP for failing to include images of the union jack in the corporation’s annual report.

After last week’s row between the Tories and the BBC over patriotic symbols, James Wild, the MP for North West Norfolk, told the head of the corporation that his constituents would “expect to see more than one flag” in the 268-page report.

Davie said the lack of a flag in a report was “a strange metric” by which to measure patriotism within the corporation, and pointed out that a union jack flew over Broadcasting House in central London.

The criticism followed a row last week after the BBC Breakfast presenter Charlie Stayt mocked the communities secretary Robert Jenrick at the end of an early morning interview.


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