In many parts of the world people take real pride in their flag, houses have them, public buildings have them, schools have them but the flag is very rare to see in the United Kingdom.
Over the past few years we have seen more Union Jacks appearing on town halls and council offices, rather than just military buildings.
Now we have left the EU, it is quite noticible that every building EU funding went towards meant a small EU flag on a plaque or in the bricks was on the building but we do not usually do this in the United Kingdom for our own taxpayer funded buildings.
Today Robert Jenrick was the subject to a joke on breakfast tv about the size of his flag….Smaller than other Govt Ministers? Who knows! But it is clear that many Conservative Ministers on television have been making more of a flag in their background, especially when they are at work.
So what are your thoughts, should taxpayer funded buildings have a flagpole and fly a Union Jack?
- It helps us remember what taxpayers have funded
- It encourages civic pride in our towns and cities
- Flags on schools remind youth to look into our history and culture
- It is a symbol of national unity and promotes community cohesion
- It promotes nationalism and arrogance and that’s not British.
- It discourages multiculturalism by promoting Britishness as dominant
- Many public buildings are poor and need replacing not being seen as something to be proud about
- It is unnecessary mooney to puchase, maintain and raise/lower on specific days which could be spent on better things.
So what do do you think are you for or against flags on our public buildings, schools and Government sites? David Cameron famously said we don’t do flags but has that changed?