Have you noticed that a lot of members of the British Conservative Party are now appearing on TV News with a great big British flag behind them?
At one level, this overt flag waving is not really a British thing except of course at a “Royal” Wedding or an English Defence League Rally. Patriotism is not necessarily the last refuge of the Scoundrel. And no doubt Mr Kwarteng wants to demonstrate that he is a patriot rather than a scoundrel.
Mr Kwarteng is Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Strategy.
Fundamentally it is not easy to criticise a politician with a Flag, especially a very big flag.
It is a bit like saying “You can’t hit me, I am wearing glasses” or “You can’t hit me, I have a baby in my arms”.
Mr Kwarteng is of course standing up (sitting down actually) for Britain.
We had this in Norn Iron in 2012/2013. The Great Fleg Protest. It is hard to imagine a DUP Minister trying to get on TV with a “fleg”. They lost that battle. So odd that the Tory Party is now posturing to the right of the DUP.