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.
Charlie Spate (I think his surname is) pulled the leg of a Tory for having too small a fleg, this morning.
What I find much more disturbing was Keir Starmer doing it and insisting others do it because Labour is (yeah, I know) an internationalist party.
I cant see Starmer staying too long. Yes Britain is in decline and not having an adequate Opposition is a major reason.
If I recall correctly when the pre-Good Friday Agreement “NI Forum” met Ian Paisley protested as he wanted a Flag and Bronach Hinds of the Womens Coalition volunteered to knit one for him.
Looking in to who financed his campaign, something he refused to reveal until after the leadership election, Starmer is going nowhere