June 10, 2009

Pet peeve #2

People who do not realise that the Union flag does have a right way up and that flying it upside down is an indication that they are in distress.

Does it matter? Well if other minorities can take offence at the slightest and most innocent of remarks and expect redress (see pet peeve #1 - political correctness) am I not permitted to express offence at the frequent abuse of a nation's symbol that is over 200 years old.

FYI: this is the wrong way up

Incidentally, this one was on the table in front of
Peter Mandelson and Gordon Brown at the public signing
of a trade deal with China in Feb this year.
Perhaps they meant it ... or perhaps, it was made in ...
Nah! Couldn't be

And the website of that party renowned
for its tolerance (the BNP) in their extolling
the virtues of being British, also proudly displays
an image of an inverted flag.


upside down flag

And FYI this is the right way up.

And yes, I was a boy scout.

right way up flag

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